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* Parodied in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode 405 ("''[[Film/TimeWalker Being from Another Planet]]''"). During the film a bookshelf is shown, and Joel and the 'Bots begin rattling off a LongList of fictional titles from "the Ludlum library".

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* Parodied in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode 405 ("''[[Film/TimeWalker Being from Another Planet]]''"). During the film a bookshelf is shown, and Joel and the 'Bots begin rattling off a LongList of fictional titles from "the Ludlum library".Library" starting with the relatively innocuous ''The Horshack Conspiracy'' before spinning out into [[WordSaladTitle nonsense]] like ''The Migraine Containment'', ''The Crankshaft [=McNogginbee=]'', and ''The Greengreen [[DeterioratesIntoGibberish Gagrinegagrinega]]''.


** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5TheSontaranStratagem [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]


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* ''Series/TheMiddleMan'' does a variation of this (with ''two'' meaningful-sounding nouns or, occasionally, adjectives in the middle) for EVERY EPISODE:

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* ''Series/TheMiddleMan'' Every episode title from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ("The Fuzzy Boots Corollary", "The Hamburger Postulate", etc.). It should be noted that these are intended to sound scientific, rather than thrilling.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E7TheMacraTerror "The Macra Terror"]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment "The Sontaran Experiment"]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The Shakespeare Code"]] — a deliberate pastiche of this title type.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment "The Lazarus Experiment"]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS37E5TheTsurangaConundrum "The Tsuranga Conundrum"]]
** The ExpandedUniverse Telos Novella ''The Dalek Factor''.
* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' had an entire category about this trope in the “Battle of the Decades” tournament called “Make Your Own Spy Novel Titles” where contestants would see a “word equation” and you had to give the title which sounded like a spy novel. For Example,
** Clue: “The + a Mongol emperor's poetic palace + a type of papal teaching letter first issued in 1740“. Correct Response: “The Xanadu Encyclical”.
* British game show, ''Series/TheKryptonFactor''.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' features The Dharma Initiative.
* ''Series/TheMiddleman''
does a variation of this (with ''two'' meaningful-sounding nouns or, occasionally, adjectives in the middle) for EVERY EPISODE:



* The first series in the BBC's Franchise/{{Quatermass}} franchise was called ''The Quatermass Experiment''.
* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' segment for fictional author Harlan Kane's new novel, ''The Abacus Conundrum''. Other books by the author [[LongList include]] ''The Medici Codex'', ''The Genghis Rubicon'', ''The Harlequin Protocol'', ''The Ichabod Formula'', ''The Pinochet Sudoku'', ''The Nostradamus Mechanism'', ''The Godiva Gyroscope'', ''The Pokemon Directive'', ''The Vespucci Containment'', ''The Fuddrucker Ultimatum'', ''The Marmaduke Betrayal'', ''The Brenda Effect'', ''The Picasso Embrogio'', and ''[[OddNameOut Mac For Dummies]]''.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** ''The Macra Terror''
** ''The Sontaran Experiment''
** ''The Shakespeare Code'' - a deliberate pastiche of this title type.
** ''The Lazarus Experiment''
** ''The Sontaran Stratagem''
** The ExpandedUniverse Telos Novella ''The Dalek Factor''.
** ''The Tsuranga Conundrum''



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' features The Dharma Initiative.
* Every episode title from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ("The Fuzzy Boots Corollary", "The Hamburger Postulate", etc.). It should be noted that these are intended to sound scientific, rather than thrilling.
* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' segment for fictional author Harlan Kane's new novel, ''The Abacus Conundrum''. Other books by the author [[LongList include]] ''The Medici Codex'', ''The Genghis Rubicon'', ''The Harlequin Protocol'', ''The Ichabod Formula'', ''The Pinochet Sudoku'', ''The Nostradamus Mechanism'', ''The Godiva Gyroscope'', ''The Pokemon Directive'', ''The Vespucci Containment'', ''The Fuddrucker Ultimatum'', ''The Marmaduke Betrayal'', ''The Brenda Effect'', ''The Picasso Embrogio'', and ''[[OddNameOut Mac For Dummies]]''.
* British game show, Series/TheKryptonFactor.
* The quiz show Jeopardy! had an entire category about this trope in the “Battle of the Decades” tournament called “Make Your Own Spy Novel Titles” where contestants would see a “word equation” and you had to give the title which sounded like a spy novel. For Example,
** Clue: “The + a Mongol emperor's poetic palace + a type of papal teaching letter first issued in 1740“. Correct Response: “The Xanadu Encyclical”
* The first series in the BBC's Franchise/{{Quatermass}} franchise was called ''The Quatermass Experiment''.

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** ''The Tsuranga Conundrum''

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* ''Literature/TheAdvesaryCycle''
* ''Literature/TheForeverWatch''
* ''Literature/TheGenesisCode''
* ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''
* ''Literature/TheTreytonInjections''

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** ''Literature/TheFourthProtocol''


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* ''Literature/TheFearIndex''
* ''Literature/TheTuringOption''


Clue: “The + a Mongol emperor's poetic palace + a type of papal teaching letter first issued in 1740“
Correct Response: “The Xanadu Encyclical”

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Clue: **Clue: “The + a Mongol emperor's poetic palace + a type of papal teaching letter first issued in 1740“
1740“. Correct Response: “The Xanadu Encyclical”Encyclical”
* The first series in the BBC's Franchise/{{Quatermass}} franchise was called ''The Quatermass Experiment''.


* FrederickForsyth:

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* FrederickForsyth:Creator/FrederickForsyth:



* {{Trevanian}}:

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* {{Trevanian}}:Literature/{{Trevanian}}:


* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2003/05/26/ This]] ''PennyArcade'' comic pokes fun at a similar theme among espionage video games.
** Now HilariousInHindsight thanks to RealLife example [[TheWarOnTerror Odyssey Dawn]].

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* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2003/05/26/ This]] ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' comic pokes fun at a similar theme among espionage video games.
** Now HilariousInHindsight thanks to RealLife example [[TheWarOnTerror [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror Odyssey Dawn]].


* Peter F. Hamilton's sci-fi trilogy ''NightsDawn'' has a different name for the series, but two of the individual novels follow this pattern:

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* Peter F. Hamilton's sci-fi trilogy ''NightsDawn'' ''Literature/NightsDawn'' has a different name for the series, but two of the individual novels follow this pattern:

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* Creator/LisaShearin uses this one for her "SPI Files" UrbanFantasy series, creating suitably espionage-flavored titles like ''The Grendel Affair'', ''The Dragon Conspiracy'', ''The Brimstone Deception'' and ''The Ghoul Vendetta''.


* The quiz show Jeopardy! had an entire category about this trope in the “Battle of the Decades” tournament called “Make Your Own Spy Novel Titles” where contestants would see a “word equation” and you had to give the title which sounded like a spy novel. For Example:

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* The quiz show Jeopardy! had an entire category about this trope in the “Battle of the Decades” tournament called “Make Your Own Spy Novel Titles” where contestants would see a “word equation” and you had to give the title which sounded like a spy novel. For Example:
Example,

Added DiffLines:

* The quiz show Jeopardy! had an entire category about this trope in the “Battle of the Decades” tournament called “Make Your Own Spy Novel Titles” where contestants would see a “word equation” and you had to give the title which sounded like a spy novel. For Example:

Clue: “The + a Mongol emperor's poetic palace + a type of papal teaching letter first issued in 1740“

Correct Response: “The Xanadu Encyclical”


* TheMoscowCriterion was a Cold War era term referring to the ability of British nuclear weaponry to pierce Soviet defences and annihilate Moscow.

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* TheMoscowCriterion UsefulNotes/TheMoscowCriterion was a Cold War era term referring to the ability of British nuclear weaponry to pierce Soviet defences and annihilate Moscow.

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