Picture this: it's 1985, you're over your friend's house for a sleepover, and he is lucky enough to recieve HBO. The movie starts. We zoom through a busy city street, over some buildings, some trees, until finally the camera pans up into space and I. AM. PUMPED.

HOLY JESUS WHAT IS THAT?!


PLEASE DON'T GIVE ME AN ANAL PROBE. Oh wait it's just a giant HBO logo. I gotta lay off the caffeine.




I know it sounds weird, but this was one of the best things about watching HBO. It's just so awesome, it gets you pumped and ready to watch a movie.

It's hard to believe that all of this was done with models. There was hardly any CGI involved (except maybe the end, where it zooms inside the logo). The rest was all models and stop-motion animation, and that's what made it awesome. That HBO model logo should make its way onto Ebay. I'd buy it.

Sometime in the late 80s the cityscape scene was cut out, leaving only the tail-end of the intro. But they brought back the intro in its entirety sometime in the mid-90s. It aired for almost 20 years until it was updated in 1999 with a new CGI version, which is still pretty decent, but it's nowhere near as good as the original.

HBO, I beg of you, bring this back. It would make watching movies a whole lot better.