It looks like something from a 1970s mini-series.Again, the title from that pilot broadcast
Do you think they should have kept this title, or was it necessary to use the mansion backdrop? The mansion should be in it anyway, but maybe for John Forsythe's title card?
That's right,the mansion is in the last part (like Southfork).For the pilot? The opening credits went from the mountains to the city to the mansion, so JF couldn't very well have his credit over the house in the pilot -- not unless he was billed as "...And John Forsythe as Blake"