History IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming / LiveActionTV

7th Dec '17 2:45:46 PM Amahn
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': The episodes of series 3 of this show were simply called 'Day One', 'Day Two', etc. (Unfortunately, the second episode of the first series - in which, as in the second series, there was no particular rule for naming episodes - is also called "Day One".)

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': The episodes of series 3 of this show were simply called 'Day One', 'Day Two', etc. (Unfortunately, the second episode of the first series - in which, as in the second series, there was no particular rule for naming episodes - is also called "Day One".))[[note]]The Season 3 naming comes from the fact that it is a 5 episode single arc miniseries that aired nightly over the course of one week. The season 1 episode is the fact that it's literally Gwen's First Day on the job.[[/note]]
27th Nov '17 5:20:17 AM TroperDoper
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** The first three stories where multiple Doctors meet are called "The Three Doctors" (10th anniversary), "The Five Doctors" (20th anniversary), and "The Two Doctors" (Six and Two). Later averted with the mini episodes "Dimensions in Time" and "Time Crash" and the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor."

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** The first three stories where multiple Doctors meet are called "The Three Doctors" (10th anniversary), "The Five Doctors" (20th anniversary), and "The Two Doctors" (Six and Two). Later averted with the mini episodes "Dimensions in Time" and Time", "Time Crash" and Crash", the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor."Doctor" and "Twice Upon a Time".
26th Nov '17 10:47:59 PM TroperDoper
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** Each finale episode of the RTD era had a title associated with endings (The Parting of the Ways, Doomsday, Last of the Time Lords, Journey's End, The End of Time), but this has changed to beginnings since Moffat took over (The Big Bang, The Wedding of River Song). And changed back to endings in the Capaldi era. (Death in Heaven and The Doctor Falls).

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** Each finale episode of the RTD era had a title associated with endings (The Parting of the Ways, Doomsday, Last of the Time Lords, Journey's End, The End of Time), but this has changed to beginnings since Moffat took over (The Big Bang, The Wedding of River Song). And Song) then changed back to endings in the Capaldi era. (Death in Heaven and The Doctor Falls).
14th Nov '17 5:16:50 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'': The episode titles are simply two kanji. ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' has titles that are all two-word noun phrases, and ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' precedes the actual title with a musical term or reference. Those three series' relevant ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' episodes retain their naming conventions.
** The three post-''Decade'' series, all having an increasing number motif, all somehow incorporated their number into their episode titles:
*** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' divides its titles into two parts: the serial name and the episode name, divided by a slash. In addition, each story arc title includes a single Latin letter that stands for two words: a concept central to the arc and a character central to the arc. For instance, the first episode is titled ''W's Search/Two Detectives in One''.
*** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' and its use of the RuleOfThree means each title has an "X, Y, and Z" format (eg. ''A Fist, an Experiment, and a Super Bike; Pride, Surgery, and a Secret''; or ''Chocolate, Faith, and the Power of Justice''.)
*** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' ups the ante by having four kanji, when put together, make a sentence pertaining to the plot of the episode.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'': The episode titles are simply two kanji. ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' has kanji.
** ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'': The
titles that are all two-word noun phrases, and ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' precedes the phrases
** ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'': The
actual title is precededed with a musical term or reference. Those three series' relevant ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' episodes retain their reference.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'': Since the show is about visiting other Kamen Rider worlds, it borrows other shows' theme
naming conventions.
where appropriate.
** The three post-''Decade'' series, all having an increasing number motif, all somehow incorporated their number into their episode titles:
***
''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' divides its titles into two parts: the serial name and the episode name, divided by a slash. In addition, each story arc title includes a single Latin letter that stands for two words: a concept central to the arc and a character central to the arc. For instance, the first episode is titled ''W's Search/Two Detectives in One''.
*** ** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' and its use of the RuleOfThree means each title has an "X, Y, and Z" format (eg. ''A Fist, an Experiment, and a Super Bike; Pride, Surgery, and a Secret''; or ''Chocolate, Faith, and the Power of Justice''.)
*** ** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' ups the ante by having four kanji, when put together, make a sentence pertaining to the plot of the episode.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' uses a similar structure to ''Ex-Aid'', except that its English words are written in Katakana. More prominently, each episode starts off with a mathematical formula whose answer is the episode number; for example, "Episode 1010^0", which resolves itself into "Episode 1"
4th Nov '17 2:45:06 PM Cindylover1969
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* TheCW's version of ''Dynasty'' uses a blend of the "random dialogue as episode title" convention and a ShoutOut, as every episode title is ''also'' a line of dialogue from [[Series/{{Dynasty}} the original series]], from the pilot episode onwards (which is called "Spit It Out").
3rd Nov '17 6:50:10 AM tropower
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* Each segment of ''Series/ThePeoplesCourt'' (at least during the original 1981-1993 run[[note]]The Judge Wapner era.[[/note]]) is called "The Case of (punny name related to what each segment is about)".
1st Oct '17 1:43:11 AM TroperDoper
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** After John Nathan-Turner became producer (1980), many stories had one-word titles (e.g. ''Meglos'', ''Logopolis''), often named after characters or planets. Before that, there were three such stories (''Inferno'', ''Robot'' and ''Underworld'') in 17 years.

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**Most of the stories during the William Hartnell era were pretty straight forward in their naming with little to no ambiguity (''The Daleks'', ''The Aztecs'', ''The Romans'', ''The Crusade'', ''The Gunfighters'' etc).
** After John Nathan-Turner became producer (1980), many stories had one-word titles (e.g. ''Meglos'', ''Logopolis''), often named after characters or planets. Before that, there were three four such stories (''Inferno'', ''Robot'' ''Robot'', ''Underworld'' and ''Underworld'') the unfinished ''Shada'') in 17 years.
1st Oct '17 1:21:25 AM TroperDoper
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** Each finale episode of the RTD era had a title associated with endings (The Parting of the Ways, Doomsday, Last of the Time Lords, Journey's End, The End of Time), but this has changed to beginnings since Moffat took over (The Big Bang, The Wedding of River Song). And changed back to endings as of Season 8 (Death in Heaven).

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** Each finale episode of the RTD era had a title associated with endings (The Parting of the Ways, Doomsday, Last of the Time Lords, Journey's End, The End of Time), but this has changed to beginnings since Moffat took over (The Big Bang, The Wedding of River Song). And changed back to endings as of Season 8 in the Capaldi era. (Death in Heaven).Heaven and The Doctor Falls).
10th Sep '17 2:34:42 PM Vir
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* ''Maybe It's Me'', ''Committed'' and ''Opposite Sex'': They all called their episodes "The _____ Episode"; ''Half & Half'' went a step further, going for "The Big _____ Episode." Fate rewarded this addition by not having this show cancelled after one season, unlike the other three; the TV series of ''AreWeThereYet'' has gone for "The _____ Episode", and as the curse has been broken it's also gone beyond one season.

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* ''Maybe It's Me'', ''Committed'' and ''Opposite Sex'': They all called their episodes "The _____ Episode"; ''Half & Half'' went a step further, going for "The Big _____ Episode." Fate rewarded this addition by not having this show cancelled after one season, unlike the other three; the TV series of ''AreWeThereYet'' ''Series/AreWeThereYet'' has gone for "The _____ Episode", and as the curse has been broken it's also gone beyond one season.



* ''Series/MechX4'': Every episode title is in the format "Let's [action]!" (For example, "Let's Call it MECH-X4!", "Let's Open the Monster Heart!", "Let's Be Idiots!")

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* ''Series/MechX4'': Every episode title of season 1 is in the format "Let's [action]!" (For example, "Let's Call it MECH-X4!", "Let's Open the Monster Heart!", "Let's Be Idiots!")Idiots!") Every episode title of season 2 is in the format "Versus [entity]" (For example, "Versus the New Evil", "Versus the Deep", "Versus the Outbreak").
4th Sep '17 7:24:52 AM Malady
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* The sixth season of AmericanHorrorStory simply refers to each episode as a "Chapter" and then counts them off ("Chapter #1," "Chapter #2," etc.). All the other episodes in previous seasons have short (one or two word) descriptive titles.

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* The sixth season season, ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke'', of AmericanHorrorStory ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', simply refers to each episode as a "Chapter" and then counts them off ("Chapter #1," "Chapter #2," etc.). All the other episodes in previous seasons have short (one ({{one|WordTitle}} or two word) descriptive titles.
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