NO Credits Where Credits are due
For the first time in the show’s 52-year history, Ron Grainer’s world-famous theme tune will be missing. According to Radio Times, because of the Blair Witch style found footage nature of the episode, producers felt that it would be odd to insert polished, CGI-infused opening credits.
They couldn’t have run it BEFORE the episode without the pre-credits sequence??
Sleep No More is a horror story assembled from found footage aboard a wrecked Indo-Japanese space station known as Le Verrier.
“I had this idea for a long time – an idea of insomnia first of all, it was something that really interested me. Then the idea of a future world where people are under such pressure to work all the time, they invented the Morpheus machine. When you go in it, it concentrates chemically the benefits of sleeping for 5 minutes, you can then work for a month without going to bed.
“There’s the idea that people get competitive, the wide awakes and the rip van winkles. It’s a space station that revolves around Neptune and it’s gone silent. They send a rescue mission from Neptune’s moon Tridon to find out what’s gone on, because the man who invented them, Professor Rassmussen, is on the space station.”— Mark Gatiss, Writer of the episode.
Well, we’ll see how this goes…
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