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Poll: Memorable Spoken Word Intros to TV Shows

Which of these TV intros is most memorable for you?

Discuss the list here

*the voice-over needs to be the same in each episode to qualify

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    Adventures of Superman (1952)

    Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Superman! Who can change the course of might rivers, bend steel with his bare hands; And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great Metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!
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    Alias Smith and Jones (1971)

    Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, the two most successful outlaws in the history of the west. And in all the trains and banks they robbed, they never shot anyone. This made our two latter day Robin Hoods very popular with everyone but the railroads and the banks.
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    Arrested Development (2003)

    Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It’s Arrested Development.
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    The A-Team (1983)

    In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade into the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if nobody else can help, and if you can find them, then maybe you can hire...The A-Team.
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    The Avengers (1961)

    Extraordinary crimes against the people and the state have to be avenged by agents extraordinary. Two such people are John Steed, top professional, and his partner Emma Peel, talented amateur - otherwise known as... The Avengers.
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    Castle (2009)

    There are two kinds of folk who sit around and think about how to kill people - psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better
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    Charlie's Angels (1976)

    Once upon a time there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And they were each assigned very hazardous duties. But I took them away from all that. And now they work for me. My name is Charlie.
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    Dragnet (1951)

    Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
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    La Femme Nikita (1997)

    I was falsely accused of a hideous crime and sentenced to life in prison. One night I was taken from my cell to a place called Section One, the most covert anti-terrorist group on the planet. Their ends are just, but their means are ruthless. If I don't play by their rules, I die.
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    Hart to Hart (1979)

    This is my boss, Jonathan Hart - a self-made millionaire. He's quite a guy. This is Mrs. H. She's gorgeous. She's one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way, my name is Max. I take care of both of them, which ain't easy; 'cause when they met...it was murder!
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    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)

    This is the story of a time long ago, a time of myth and legend. When the ancient gods were petty and cruel, and they plagued mankind with suffering. Only one man dared to challenge their power: Hercules.
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    Highlander (1992)

    He is immortal, born in the Highlands of Scotland, 400 years ago. He is not alone. There are others like him. Some good, some evil. For centuries, he has battled the forces of darkness, with holy ground his only refuge. He cannot die, unless you take his head and his power. In the end, there can be only one. He is Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander.
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    Knight Rider (1982)

    Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
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    Kung Fu (1972)

    Your tread must be light and sure, as though your path were upon rice paper. It is said, a Shaolin priest can walk through walls. Looked for...he can not be seen. Listened for...he can not be heard. Touched...can not be felt. This rice paper is the test. Fragile as the wings of the dragon fly, clinging as the cocoon of the silk worm. When you can walk its length and leave no trace. You will have learned.
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    Law & Order (1990)

    In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
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    Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

    In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories.
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    Law & Order: LA (2010)

    In the City of Los Angeles, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

    In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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    Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)

    In the criminal justice system, all defendants are innocent until proven guilty, either by confession, plea bargain or trial by jury. This is one of those trials.
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    Law & Order: UK (2009)

    In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
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    Leverage (2008)

    "The rich and powerful take what they want; we steal it back for you. We provide... Leverage.
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    My Name Is Earl (2005)

    You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things and then wonders why his life sucks? Well, that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting around the corner. Karma. That's when I realized I had to change. So, I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and one by one, I'm going to make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.
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    The Odd Couple (1970)

    On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Oscar Madison. Several years earlier, Madison's wife had thrown HIM out, requesting that HE never return. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?
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    Once Upon a Time (2011)

    There is a town in Maine. Where every story book character you’ve ever known is trapped between two worlds. Victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break her spell.
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    The Outer Limits (1963)

    There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture... You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to—The Outer Limits.
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    Person of Interest (2011)

    You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. Crimes the government considered "irrelevant." They wouldn't act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number's up... we'll find you.
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    The Pretender (1996)

    There are Pretenders among us. Geniuses with the ability to become anyone they want to be. In the 1960s, a corporation know as the Center isolated a young Pretender named Jarod and exploited his genius for their research. Then one day, their Pretender ran away...
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    Private Benjamin (1981)

    Hi, I'm Judy Benjamin. My parents gave me everything: clothes, cars, money, everything that is except a purpose in life. Daddy thought I was fine the way I was. Mother thought I just needed a husband. I decided I needed a change.
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    Quantum Leap (1989)

    Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.
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    Star Trek (1966)

    and Star Trek: The Next Generation Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year/continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
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    Tales from the Darkside (1983)

    Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit...a Darkside.
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    Unforgettable (2011)

    My name is Carrie Wells. Only a few people in the world have the ability to remember everything. I'm one of them.
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    Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)

    In the time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings a land in toil cried out for a hero. She was Xena – a mighty princess...forged in the heat of battle. The power, the passion, the danger. Her courage will change the world.
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    The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)

    We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better...stronger...faster.