Here’s the original Third Season Opening to Lost In Space, followed by customized openings to the episodes “The Condemned of Space” and “Visit to a Hostile Planet”!
Not only are they redone in CGI, but each opening is “custom to the episode” by utilizing shots of the cast THAT ARE ACTUALLY FROM THAT PARTICULAR EPISODE!
In other words, the credit shots of Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Billy Mumy, Jonathan Harris, et al used for the credit sequence for “The Condemned of Space” are actually from “The Condemned of Space” (in the comet’s path), and ditto for “Visit to a Hostile Planet” (runaway acceleration).
To digress, I’ve always been one for having differences in the opening credit sequences for different seasons of a show – as was the case with Lost In Space, Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., F-Troop, Land of the Giants – and certain cartoons like Scooby-Doo Where Are You and DuckTales.
In fact, shows like U.N.C.L.E. and I SPY would actually work scenes from the episode into the credit sequence, just as has been done here.
Conversely, just try to pin down when any given Simpsons episode was from! You just CAN’T DO IT!
With different or changing opening sequences, you always know (at least approximately) when – or from which season – the episode you are watching is from.
But just imagine taking it to extremes with opening credits sequences that are SPECIFIC TO THE EPISODE! Apparently, someone did… Enjoy!
1: Original 1967 Third Season Opening.
2: "The Condemned of Space" (Custom CGI)
3: "Visit to a Hostile Planet" (Custom CGI).