Out of the starry blackness, the studio logo appears.
“A UNIVERSAL PICTURE”
“This film concerns the four-day history of a major American scientific crisis.”
“We received the generous help of many people attached to Project Scoop at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Wildfire Laboratory in Flatrock, Nevada. They encouraged us to tell the story accurately and in detail.”
“The documents presented here are soon to be made public. They do not in any way jeopardize the national security.”
The screen fades to black. A series of overlapping “found documents” appears throughout the title sequence.
TITLE: “Universal Presents:”
Background: “This document contains information affecting the national defense of the United States, within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C., Sections 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law.”
TITLE: “a ROBERT WISE production”
Background: “SECRET THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN SECRET”
TITLE: “THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN”
Background “THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN”, repeating vertically on screen.