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    Default Alternate Title for the Finale

    While I do like the title for the finale, is there anyone else thinking that a darker sounding title might have also worked keeping in line with Starbuck being the harbinger of death, the herald of the apocalypse?

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    -Sunset
    -Mortalitas
    -The Sum of All Fears*
    -Apocalypse
    -The End of All Things
    -Id Quod Plerumque Accidit
    (A phrase used in legal language to indicate the most probable outcome from an act, fact, event or cause.)
    -Peccavi
    ("I have sinned" - Telegraph message and pun from Charles Napier, British general, upon completely subjugating the Indian province of Sindh in 1842. This is, arguably, the most terse military despatch ever sent. The story is apocryphal.)
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    Default Re: Alternate Title for the Finale

    I think Daybreak was the perfect title of the episode, and that doing the end of all things theme would have been a tad counter productive. Daybreak denotes:
    1. They will make it through, hope through all this darkness will be realized.
    2. Fits perfectly in with the theme of the episode that they found things.
    Unless RDM would have wanted to specifically mislead his audience as to what the episode was going to be about...which was possible...and even then "end of all things" might work as an alteranate title, given that it sounds dispairing, but is really not.

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    Default Re: Alternate Title for the Finale

    Let's borrow from the series' own lexicon here....

    'Destiny', or perhaps 'The Shape of Things to Come'
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees, the shade of which they know they will never sit in. Good people do things for other people. That's it, the end." -- Penelope Wilton in Ricky Gervais's After Life

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    Default Re: Alternate Title for the Finale

    Quote Originally Posted by Col.Foley View Post
    I think Daybreak was the perfect title of the episode, and that doing the end of all things theme would have been a tad counter productive. Daybreak denotes:
    1. They will make it through, hope through all this darkness will be realized.
    2. Fits perfectly in with the theme of the episode that they found things.
    Unless RDM would have wanted to specifically mislead his audience as to what the episode was going to be about...which was possible...and even then "end of all things" might work as an alteranate title, given that it sounds dispairing, but is really not.
    I'm not saying that 'Daybreak' didn't work for a title. Just that in keeping with the generally dark tone of the series overall, that a dark title for the end, especially that it ends on a somewhat happy note, might have also worked. Not to mention that it would have emphasized the Starbuck prophecy.
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    Deus Ex Machina
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    "The Hitchhiker's Gude to Galactica"

    "Touched by An Angel"

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    Default Re: Alternate Title for the Finale

    Meh, end it with the start of a tagline....

    "All of this has happend before..."

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    Default Re: Alternate Title for the Finale

    How about, "Pretty good up until the final act when it goes all pretentious and should please 15yr old fanboys/girls who need a happy, tidy ending"?
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