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* "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--''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}''".
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had several openings during its run, each narrated by Creator/RodSerling.
** Season 1: "There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ''The Twilight Zone''."
** Season 2: "You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead, your next stop: ''The Twilight Zone''."
** Season 3: "You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop: ''The Twilight Zone''."
** Seasons 4-5: "You unlock this door with a key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into ''The Twilight Zone''."
*** this version is also repeated in the Disney attraction Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror, when the ride vehicle arrives at the 5th Dimension scene.

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* "There ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'':
** The first version was only used in the first three episodes.
--->"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to...the Outer Limits."
** The shorter second version was used for the remainder of the series.
--->"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--''Series/{{The to...the Outer Limits|1963}}''".
Limits."
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had several openings during its run, each narrated by Creator/RodSerling.
''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': The revival featured a variation of that of the original.
-->"There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels, or expand one single image to crystal clarity...and beyond..."
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': Over the course of the series, five different opening narrations were used in the title sequence:
** Season 1: "There The first was used from "[[Recap/TheTwilightZone1959S1E1WhereIsEverybody Where is Everybody?]]" to "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E32APassageForTrumpet A Passage for Trumpet]]".
--->"There
is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. Man. It is a dimension as vast as space space, and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground middleground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, superstition; and it lies between the pit of man's fears Man's fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ''The call...the Twilight Zone''.Zone."
** The second was used from "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E33MrBevis Mr. Bevis]] to "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E36AWorldOfHisOwn A World of His Own]]", the final four episodes of Season 2: "You're travelling through One.
--->"You are about to enter
another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!"
** The third was used in Season Two.
--->"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.
A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead, ahead - your next stop: ''The stop, the Twilight Zone''."
Zone!"
** The fourth was used in Season 3: "You're travelling Three.
--->"You are traveling
through another dimension. A dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are that land of imagination. Your next stop: ''The Next stop, the Twilight Zone''."
Zone!"
** The fifth was used in Seasons 4-5: "You Four and Five. This version is also repeated in the Disney attraction ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror'', when the ride vehicle arrives at the 5th Dimension scene.
--->"You
unlock this door with a the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into ''The the Twilight Zone''.Zone."
*** this version is also repeated * ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'': The second revival used a slight variation of that used in Season Two of the Disney attraction Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror, when original.
-->"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. You are entering
the ride vehicle arrives at Twilight Zone."
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone2019'': The third revival uses a combination of
the 5th Dimension scene.original's first and last opening narrations.
-->"You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of one's fears and the summit of one's knowledge. You're now traveling to the dimension of imagination. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone."



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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''''Franchise/StarTrek'':



* ''Series/BuckRogers'': "[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture The year is 1987.]] And NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers......"
* The first and second season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', first by a generic narrator and later by Anthony Stewart Head: "In every generation, there is a chosen one..."

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* ''Series/BuckRogers'': ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'': "[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture The year is 1987.]] And NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers......Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life-support systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later."
* The first and second season seasons of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', first by a generic narrator and later by Anthony Stewart Head: "In Head:
-->"Into
every generation, there generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one...one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer."


* ''Series/{{Shameless}}'' uses this to introduce the Gallagher family.

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* ''Series/{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/{{Shameless|US}}'' uses this to introduce the Gallagher family.

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* ''Series/FutureCop'': "My name is Joe Cleaver. For fourteen years I've been partnered with the man on my left here, Bill Bundy. We never had a secret from each other, until now. This good-looking kid on my right, a rookie cop called Haven, he's the secret. He looks human, talks and acts human, but he's not. [[AndroidsAndDetectives He's an android.]] A robot. The perfect cop. The cop of the future. A [[TitleDrop future cop]]."

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': The Creator/DisneyXD opening has Doraemon explain that he helps Noby with his gadgets, but something always goes wrong.


* There is a ''Series/TwilightZone'' esque narration before every episode of ''WebVideo/BlackBoxTV''.

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* There is a ''Series/TwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' esque narration before every episode of ''WebVideo/BlackBoxTV''.

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* ''ComicBook/StarTrekEarlyVoyages'': The opening narration is a slight variation on that of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': "Space...the final frontier. Before James T. Kirk, before Jean-Luc Picard, there was Christopher Pike. These are the voyages of the Starship ''Enterprise'', its five-year 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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* ''Road Blaster'' (the laserdisc arcade game by Data East) indirectly does this during the AttractMode in the form of a radio DJ's broadcast:
-->"Hi! How are all you fans out there? Yeah, this is radio D-A-T-A with the hottest hits today! Bright and sunny out there. You all having fun? You all know about the gangs busting up the city? Geez, I wish someone could blast them! Hey, here's some good news for you. You all seen that red supercar running around? Yeah, that's the one. He's our man. Yup, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he's blasting them sky high]]! Hey, red supercar, can hear me out there? The gangs are running wild again. Hurry, man. We need you. We need you fast!


* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', oh so very much. In the first season it was with Mohinder's [[YouFailBiologyForever incredibly bad biology]] regarding evolution; fortunately they moved to poetry later.

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', oh so very much. In the first season it was with Mohinder's [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology incredibly bad biology]] regarding evolution; fortunately they moved to poetry later.


** ''Series/AshesToAshes'': "My name is Alex Drake. I've been shot and that bullet's taken me back in time..."

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** ''Series/AshesToAshes'': ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'': "My name is Alex Drake. I've been shot and that bullet's taken me back in time..."

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'':
-> "Action League! Now!.."
-> "What you are about see is top secret. It is a video tape recorded 900,000 years ago by an alien using a remote-controlled camera. It shows his attempts to educate a caveman. They have been code-named The Prometheus and Bob Tapes."

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* ''ComicBook/LegendsOfTheDeadEarth'': Most (but not all) annuals begin as follows: "Earth is dead. Those who once might have called it home are long scattered to the endless stars. But in that scattering, on a thousand different worlds, by a thousand different ways...Earth's greatest legends live on."

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* ''TabletopGame/IsaacAsimovsRobots'': Detective Baley provides {{Setting}} information and basic {{Exposition}} for people unfamiliar with Dr Asimov's ''Literature/RobotSeries'', circa "Literature/MotherEarth". After his narration, the scene shifts to [[KentBrockmanNews a newscaster providing information on recent events]].
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* The 1966-7 TV adaptation of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' featured an OpeningNarration voiced by series producer William Dozier. In addition to setting up the premise for modern viewers who may not have been familiar with the character, it also served as an {{homage}} to the original radio series, which also began with an opening narration.

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* The 1966-7 TV adaptation of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' ''Series/TheGreenHornet'' featured an OpeningNarration voiced by series producer William Dozier. In addition to setting up the premise for modern viewers who may not have been familiar with the character, it also served as an {{homage}} to the original radio series, which also began with an opening narration.



* The original radio series ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'':

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* The original radio series ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'':''Radio/TheGreenHornet'':


** "Long ago, earth’s greatest ninja sacrificed himself to keep the universe safe from the monster Galvanax, 10 years later, the Rangers fought many battles to protect the legendary Ninja Power Stars. Finally, Galvanax was defeated but the ruthless Madame Odius survived and rose to power, determined to take the stars for herself, only one team can stop her, they are ''Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel''."

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** "Long ago, earth’s greatest ninja sacrificed himself to keep the universe safe from the monster Galvanax, 10 years later, the Rangers fought many battles to protect the legendary Ninja Power Stars. Finally, Galvanax was defeated but the ruthless Madame Odius survived and rose to power, determined to take the stars for herself, only one team can stop her, they are ''Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel''."Steel''!"
* The original ''Series/KamenRider'': "Kamen Rider, Takeshi Hongo, is an modified human. He was altered by Shocker, an evil secret society with aspirations for world domination. Kamen Rider fights against Shocker for the sake of human freedom!" Some other Showa Kamen Riders such as X had similar opening narrations.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': "The train of time, [=DenLiner=]. Will its next stop be the past or the future?"
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': "Space...a wondrous world, filled with infinite cosmic energy. Using the Astro Switches, these young people will open the door to the future of space. [[GratuitousEnglish Space on your hand!]] Reach out and seize the universe!"
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'': "The rings of magic, the Wizard Rings. They shine on the hands of the modern mage, as he changes despair into hope."
** ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'':
--> ''The Heisei Kamen Riders have endured for decades.\\
And now they pass their legacy on to the next generation!\\
Rejoice! For the birth of a new king!''
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has this too, but it's during the PreviouslyOn part:
--> ''"I am Takeru Tenkuji. On my 18th birthday, I was killed by rampaging Gamma. In order to come back to life, I became Kamen Rider Ghost and began gathering the Eyecons."'' (cue the "previously on" segment)



* The original ''Series/KamenRider'': "Kamen Rider, Takeshi Hongo, is an modified human. He was altered by Shocker, an evil secret society with aspirations for world domination. Kamen Rider fights against Shocker for the sake of human freedom!" Some other Showa Kamen Riders such as X had similar opening narrations.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': "The train of time, [=DenLiner=]. Will its next stop be the past or the future?"
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': "Space...a wondrous world, filled with infinite cosmic energy. Using the Astro Switches, these young people will open the door to the future of space. [[GratuitousEnglish Space on your hand!]] Reach out and seize the universe!"
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has this too, but it's during the PreviouslyOn part:
--> ''"I am Takeru Tenkuji. On my 18th birthday, I was killed by rampaging Gamma. In order to come back to life, I became Kamen Rider Ghost and began gathering the Eyecons."'' (cue the "previously on" segment)


* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', the opening narration comes in the form of a quote from the fairy tale the villain of the week comes from.

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* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', the opening narration comes in the form of a quote from the fairy tale the villain of the week comes from. Season 2 included voiceover in the opening but it was dropped after three episodes because it wasn't well received by the fans.

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