This is an alternate opening animation for The Big Bang Theory created by Lauren Ratcliff. The pop culture references and accurate scientific allusions are a prominent feature of The Big Bang Theory. This alternate opening title reflects this quality of the show, while aiming for mass legibility. The piece retains integrity by making accurate references, yet is not so obscure to confuse the many non-Trekkies who watch the show.
The titles still follow the narrative of the iconic song, but do so in a more dynamic, graphic way. The animations reference various video games and pop culture icons, and the space motif is consistent throughout the piece. The speed of the animations increase as the lyrics hasten.