Better Titles for Certain Episodes

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Defiler-Of-Redshirts, May 8, 2019.

  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    I really liked those titles, and they fit. "EX POST FACTO" is latin for 'after the fact', I think. That suits the situation.

    "CATHEXIS" is exactly what happened, with Chakotay focusing his didembodied mind to help the crew, which wasn't revealed until much later in the episode. And the title is eerie enough, as the episode created a paranoid mood, as well.
     
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  2. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Gonna take a stab at a few more TNG titles:

    • "The Bonding" ---> "My Mommy's Back"
    • "The Enemy" ----> "Enemy Mine" (just kidding) ----> "Of Ears and Blind Men"
    • "The Price" ----> "Wormholes Aren't Made of Chocolate"
    • "The Hunted" ----> "Planned Obsolescence"
    • "The Offspring" -----> "The Android Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree" or "Can Androids Procreate?"
    • "The Host" ------> "Is That a Symboiant or Are You Happy to See Me?
     
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  3. Farscape One

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    When DS9's "PROFIT AND LACE" first aired, before knowing what the title was going to be, I thought it was going to be called "DRAG QUARK".
     
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  4. King Daniel Beyond

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    I know it's a movie but Star Trek IV: The One With the Whales.
     
  5. The Wormhole

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    Enterprise Minefield - Balance of Canon
    Disco Magic to Make the Sanest Mind go Mad - Harry Mudd's Groundhog Day
     
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  6. Greg Cox

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    Wait. You mean that's not the title? :)
     
  7. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    That's certainly what I've been calling it all these years.

    TNG's Sub Rosa = "Haunted Desires"
     
  8. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    I refer to Sub Rosa as "The One Where Beverly Boinks a Space Ghost" or "The Ripoff of an Anne Rice Book". :nyah:

    Speaking of Trek movies, I call TSFS as "The One With the Envietable Ending".
     
  9. Forbin

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    Or how about making the titles even worse?
    Obsession -> "The Ahab Syndrome"
     
  10. Nightdiamond

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    There is something about those titles. Just like the closing theme song and credits. It gives off a weird nostalgic vibe or whenever you hear it or see them.
     
  11. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

    Defiler-Of-Redshirts Commander Red Shirt

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    "The Romulan Incident" would have been good too, but I think "Our Distant Brothers" sounds a little more intimate.
     
  12. Admiral Archer

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    Just got finished watching TOS "Amok Time", and thought the episode title was the only thing really wrong with it. When I hear Amok Time, I think of time gone amok, and that sounds like a time travel/ time distortion episode. I honestly have no idea what to call it, I just know that "Amok Time" as a title doesn't fit the narrative.

    On a separate note, my Dad swears up and down that during the 70's reruns "The City on the Edge of Forever" was temporarily renamed "Edith Keeler Must Die!" by the network. LOL
     
  13. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

    Defiler-Of-Redshirts Commander Red Shirt

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    I think TNG's "Birthright" should have been called something like "The Stories of our People" or something that captures the Klingons' intensity/passion in a more descriptive way.
     
  14. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

    Defiler-Of-Redshirts Commander Red Shirt

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    I just watched VOY's "Virtuoso" - I would have jazzed up the title by calling it "Fame is a Mercurial Mistress" or "Doctor Rockstar" (based on the extreme musical fame he had with that alien planet).
     
  15. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

    Defiler-Of-Redshirts Commander Red Shirt

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    I love your title for "The Offspring" - "The Android Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree." That would have been catchy enough to probably give the episode a lot more attention.
     
  16. Silvercrest

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    It fits if you read it as "it's time for Spock to go amok", but that's not obvious.

    I once ran a rolegaming adventure involving time travel / time distortion and actually called it "Time Amok" for that exact reason and because of this title. :D
     
  17. Kor

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    Yeah, I always read the title as "time for amuckness" instead of time itself being wonky.

    Kor
     
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  18. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    I was toying with the idea of calling "Amok Time" "The Birds and the Bees of Vulcan" but I think it might possibly sound a little silly. I dunno. I'm not quite sure how a title like that would be taken.
     
  19. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

    Defiler-Of-Redshirts Commander Red Shirt

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    ENT "Dead Stop" - I would have called it something like "Everyone Has Their Price" or "Price Tag Attached," something along those lines.
     
  20. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The pretentious titles are the best titles.

    Who doesn’t love Latin?

    It’s like when an indie band names their album “I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass”.
     
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