That was funny. Very much indeed. How melodramatic can you be?
I think the explosion effects were on the early episodes and then at some point got replaces with that silver futuristic looking effect instead. I remember the 'Farpoint' main TNG ones ended the former way. Big explosion in space then the show's title appears over the explosion.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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