James Horner’s score begins.
The Universal logo animation, the word UNIVERSAL across a cloudless planet Earth, appears, and resolves into the title card “UNIVERSAL – AN MCA COMPANY.” The title fades to black.
TITLE: “Imagine Entertainment Presents”
TITLE: “A Brian Grazer Production”
TITLE: “A Ron Howard Film”
Over-exposed video appears, a step-framed image of astronaut boots walking across a gangway.
TITLE: “APOLLO 1 PRE-LAUNCH TEST, CAPE KENNEDY, FLORIDA, JANUARY 27, 1967”
Over an audio circuit, a voice says, “Flight, we have the crew crossing gantry for capsule ingress.”
“Roger that,” replies another voice on the audio circuit.
Narrator Walter Cronkite says, “Inspired by the late President Kennedy, in only seven years, America has risen to the challenge of what he called the most hazardous and dangerous, and greatest adventure -”
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Narrator: Walter Cronkite