Closing Logo Group

Compiled by James Fabiano .


Nicknames: "Blue Marble Rainbow", "The Rainbow", "Rainbow Scare Bomb"

Logo: After the preview for next Big Blue Marble episode, we transition to a still space scene with a starry sky. In the upper right corner is the Earth, while on the lower left is "A PRODUCTION OF" in a gothic font. A tri-colored rainbow trails between the two, coming from upper left to lower right, with the name "THE BLUE MARBLE COMPANY" appearing inside of it in an arc formation. The font is plain except for the M's and A's being tilted, and the "T" and "H" of "THE" being "linked". The rainbow disappears leaving the name behind.

FX/SFX: The rainbow trailing with the words.

Cheesy Factor: Very simple animation.

Music/Sounds: A heavily synthesized fanfare that wouldn't sound out of place on a newscast. The music actually begins as the "Next time" montage is ending. 

Availability: Near extinction. Was seen on its namesake show (awaiting years used), which has not rerun since 1983. VHS prints of the show plastered the logo (but retain the jingle). Can be seen on BBM episodes found in the Paley Center's library.

Scare Factor: Low to medium. The synth theme can be jarring, and the placement of the logo will be a surprise to some as it is not at the end of the closing credits.