Starship HBO #3
The third version of the sequence is the most familiar – this is the one that HBO played most often. It bypasses the city entirely and starts right at the starburst effect. This version of the open was also adapted for nearly everything that HBO ran – from movies to specials. These special opens would use special altered cuts of Ferdinand Smith's music. Initially, this was even true for the normal Feature Presentation open, which used a different ending. However, this lasted only a few months.