Episode titles with double (or more) meaning

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  1. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 17, 2009
    Makes me wonder what you make of James Blish's title (likely a working title for the earlier draft script), The Unreal McCoy.
  2. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2003
    Portland, OR
    It's been a while since I read Ellison's book about the process behind the episode, but I'm willing to suggest that New York could well be the "City of the edge of Forever" in the sense that the entire future history that would unfold thereafter hinged on one event that was about to happen in that city: namely the death or survival of Edith Keeler. It was a city on the edge in a temporal sense. The title would also refer to the vast ruins in which the Guardian resided on the planet where our heroes encountered it.

  3. Maurice

    Maurice Snagglepussed Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Real Gone
    Yes, but in Ellison's first draft Kirk looks at the Guardians' city and says it's "like a city on the edge of forever", so while New York could be it metaphorically it was at one point also literally the alien city.
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  4. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012

    1) The ethics of experimenting on patients.
    2) The ethics of euthanasia.
  5. TommyR01D

    TommyR01D Captain Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
    Treachery, Faith and the Great River
    1. Treachery is either Weyoun 6's defection from the Dominion, Damar's assassination of Weyoun 5 or Nog's dirty dealings with Starfleet equipment.
    2. Faith is either the Vorta's unshaking worship of the Founders or the Ferengi's belief that capitalism can solve every problem.
    3. The Great River is either the Great Material Continuum or the USS Rio Grande.
  6. T'Arwen

    T'Arwen Commander Red Shirt

    May 29, 2015
    Breaking the Ice

    1. Malcolm and Travis go to the comet and make their mark on the (you guessed it).....ice.
    2. Trip and T'Pol no longer hate each other by the end of the episode. This begins their friendship and plants the seeds for their romance.
  7. UnknownSample

    UnknownSample Commodore Commodore

    Aug 10, 2004
    Earth's surface
    What worries me is the fact that double entendres they expected the adult audience to get, back then, seem to be greeted with "I wonder if there's another meaning..." now. But then my sensibilities come from back then.