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1st Logo (1982-1983?)

Nicknames "the first Thorn Emi Video Parody"

Logo: On a blue BG, we see Reggie Rocket from Rocket Power slowly flipping toward us. A white box fades in around it, followed by a second frame with "ROCKET POWER VIDEO" below.

Closing Variant: At the end of tapes, the animation plays the exact same way, except the whole thing is smaller so it can fit at the top of the screen. An address fades in below.

FX/SFX: 2D animation...

Cheesy Factor: ...which is way too simple.

Music/Sounds/Voice-over:

  • An soothing orchestral string arrangement with an announcer saying "Welcome to the world of Rocket Power Home Video entertainment. Rocket Power Video has an exciting catalog of home video programs, from movie blockbusters and action classics, to great children's films and top TV shows, all duplicated from the finest quality 2-inch master tapes for your enjoyment.".
  • The closing variant uses a different tune with the announcer saying "You have just enjoyed a Rocket Power Video program. For more details of all the great home video entertainment available from Rocket Power Video, pick up a free catalog at your local video outlet, or write to Rocket Power Video South Mobius, post office box 402, Haymarket, 2000, New South Wales.".

Availability: Extremely rare; seen on early South Mobius releases.

Scare Factor: Low.


2nd Logo (1983?-1984)

Logo: On a teal background (could just be the same color as before), and after a copyright warning scroll, a large glowing Rocket Power logo scrolls up and zooms out with a flash. The inner border with "ROCKET POWER" below flips up to face us, which is followed by a large vertical beam of light turning outward to the left, forming the outer frame with "VIDEO" below.

Closing Variant: At the end of tapes, the animation forms again, and as the company address is uttered, the logo slides out to the bottom to show it.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Better animation than before, though not by much, as it is very choppy.

Music/Sounds/Voice-over: Same as before, both opening and closing.

Availability: Extremely rare; seen on early South Mobius releases.

Scare Factor: Low.


3rd Logo (1983-1986)

Nicknames "Another Thorn Emi parody"

Logo: On a space background, a beam of light brings forth a spinning cube with various movies playing on each side from the upper left corner of the screen. A second later, the movies morph into the Rocket Power Video logo on a filmstrip, each playing on one side of the cube. As the cube rotates, it shrinks to the upper right hand corner of the screen, where another red beam of light takes it away.

Variants:

  • Before previews of movies, we start with the cube spinning and playing the Rocket Power logo. The announcer says "And now, here are some preview scenes of other exciting attractions from Rocket Power Video.". The cube disappears as usual.
  • At the end of tapes, we see the same animation as the previous variant, but with the announcer saying "We hope you enjoyed this Rocket Power video presentation. For more exciting attractions, write in for our catalog.".

FX/SFX: The spinning box, the 2D Reggie Rocket logo.

Music/Sounds/Voice-over: A synth theme which is actually the 1984 pilot theme of Press Your Luck. This is accompanied by zapping sounds and a male voiceover who says, "Presenting a world of home video entertainent for your enjoyment from Rocket Power Video. Movie blockbusters, action classics, children's films, top TV shows, and much, much more. So stay tuned for preview scenes of other exciting attractions at the end of this movie./So for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy!".

Availability: Seen on every South Mobius Rocket Power Video release from 1983 onwards. In other words, it's extremely rare.

Scare Factor: Low to medium.

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