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Lee
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This probably shouldn't be here, but what the heck, it's not like this Forum is groaning under the weight of traffic, anyway.

So, as discussed here, please suggest all the episode titles you like from any show (not just Trek, or SF) that you like, as many as you like.

Feel free to explain why you think your nominations are so good. Are they funny, or very clever, or make some clever allusion to something that most people would never get? Or are they just so plain stupid they achieve a brilliance of their own?

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Ooh!

B5:
"A Late Delivery From Avalon"
"Sleeping in Light"
"Objects in Motion/Objects at Rest"
"And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place"
"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
"Sic Transit Vir" (Just 'cause of the horrible pun)
"Intersections in Real Time"

Andromeda:
"Una Salus Victus" (just 'cause I'm a sucker for Latin)
"Immaculate Perception" (...and for slight modifications of common phrases...)
"The Lone and Level Sands" (...and for "Ozymandius"...)

Farscape:
"Liars, Guns and Money"
"Self-Inflicted Wounds: Could'a, Would'a, Should'a/Wait for the Wheel"
"Infinite Possibilities: Daedalus Demands/Icarus Abides"
"We're So Screwed" (Nothing quite beats naming a massive season-ending trilogy "We're So Screwed")

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B5:
"The Geometry of Shadows" just because
"The Illusion of Truth"
"The Very Long Night of Londo Molari" had a few of those.
"The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father" for those who like Parthenogenesis

DS9:
"Trials and Tribble-ations" Too much fun.

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Hmm...

B5: (in addition to the ones listed by Omega)
The Parliament Of Dreams
And The Sky Full Of Stars
A Voice In The Wilderness
A Race Through Dark Places
The Long Twilight Struggle
Passing Through Gesthemane
Falling Towards Apotheosis
The Exercise Of Vital Powers
Between The Darkness And The Light
Meditations On The Abyss
And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder
Movements Of Fire And Shadow

DS9:
In The Hands Of The Prophets
Nor The Battle To The Strong
In Purgatory's Shadow
By Inferno's Light
Ties Of Blood And Water
Far Beyond The Stars
Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night
In The Pale Moonlight
Tears Of The Prophets
Treachery, Faith, And The Great River
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
The Changing Face Of Evil
Tacking Into The Wind

SG1:
Children Of The Gods
The Torment Of Tantalus
There But For The Grace Of God
Within The Serpent's Grasp
Forever In A Day
2001/2010 (yeah, so, I dig Clarke references)
Wormhole X-Treme (so corny that it's cool)

And, of course...

TOS:
Where No Man Has Gone Before (DUH!)
The City On The Edge Of Forever
For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
Requiem For Methuselah

[ December 20, 2003, 04:00 PM: Message edited by: Cartman ]

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Was going to say the same thing:

TOS: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.

beautiful title.

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Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers".

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Futurama: "Where No Fan Has Gone Before".
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TNG: The Inner Light

DS9: In The Pale Moonlight

Voyager: Message in a Bottle

TOS: City on the Edge of Forever

Wil and Grace: that Michael Douglass episode

Charmed: The episode where Shannon Doerty dies

CSI Miami: Forced Entry

Married With Children: When Marcy's lesbian cousin visits

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Futurama: Roswell That Ends Well

Red Dwarf: Queeg

Buffy: Doppelgangland

Angel: (Has some great titles - just a few:)

To Shanshu In L.A.
Apocalypse, Nowish
There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb
Slouching Toward Bethlehem

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"Slouching Toward Bethlehem"? Boy, "The Second Coming" is a popular source for ep titles, Andromeda also used "It's Hour Come Round at Last", "The Widening Gyre" and "Pittiless as the Sun". Back when she show was, y'know, good.

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What does "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" actually mean?
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Lee
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Perhapos Michael T might like to spend a couple of minutes at epguides.com and find out what these episodes were called, unless that Charmed ep really WAS called "The One Where Shannon Doherty Dies"?

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Lee
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Nobody's mentioned the X-Files either. Probably justy as well since I looked in epguides and found that while some of them sound nice, very few of them give any idea what the ep is about - or at least none that I can understand without heavily researching each one. There used to be a really good site, I think at fandom.com, that summarised each ep, had images and quotes, and explained the title's meaning. But here are a few. . .

"Die Hand Der Verletzt"
"Fearful Symmetry"
"Dod Kalm"
"Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"
"War of the Coprophages"
"Jose Chung's From Outer Space"
"Talitha Cumi"/"Herrenvolk"
"Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man"
"Zero Sum"
"Unusual Suspects"
"Kitsunegari"
"Schizogeny"
"Drive"
"Tithonus"
"Two Fathers"/"One Son"
"Monday"
"Sein und Zeit"/"Closure"
"all things"
"Je Souhaite"
"Redrum"
"This is Not Happening"/"Deadalive"
"Jump the Shark"

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Methinks he was listing best episodes, and not best episode titles...

http://www.well.com/user/eob/poetry/The_Second_Coming.html

" The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"

Being poetry, it can be interpreted in many ways, but the most obvious interpretation to me is that it refers to the coming of the Antichrist, i.e. the Beast in Revelation, also associated with the Man of Sin elsewhere. But that may just be my perspective.

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Lee
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"The Widening Gyre" is probably my fave Andromeda title, saw a book called that as well recently. I'd completely forgotten it was from a Yeats poem though. Nice one Omey. 8)

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