I’ve been rewatching a few episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation recently (since I finally got the boxed-set on Blu-Ray!) and I’ve been surprised by how long the intro sequence is. The whole thing is a little under 2 minutes, which isn’t that long in absolute terms but feels very long to someone who’s gotten used to modern shows. I was especially surprised by how long the opening shots of space and the entrpise, and picards monologue are. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great opening sequence, I just hadn’t remembered quite how long it was.