Thursday, 18 October 2007

A rant against "next up" idents...

Recently watching Top Gear I got incredibly angry - not at Top Gear, of course not, because the show is awesome - but rather at whoever at the Big British Castle (hat tip to Adam Buxton, that always makes me smile) dreamt up this stupid new way of showing what is either coming up next or tomorrow or later in the week.

The show comes to an end, the credits are rolling, the bastion of praise and credit where-it's-due ... but oh no, the channels have to pimp their next show (as if advertising their own TV shows on their own talk shows wasn't bad enough), thus shrinking the image of the end credits to a piddly little window in the corner, next to which is usually a box where almost nothing resides, above which is another box with barely anything in it, and then all around that is an empty border ... thus making the names on the credits absolutely tiny, ergo robbing the poor folks who toiled on the show of their right-to-credit.

I think it's disrespectful to the respective production crews, it's not as if the credits drag on for 10 minutes, it's between 30 and 60 seconds...come on for crying out loud!


Okay, rant over...

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