The Assassin

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The Assassin

Post by pentastar » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:00 pm

Hey,

I was just looking at the main page and noticed that this episode is referred to as "The Assassin" there, not "Female of the Species." Which one is the correct name for this episode? ???

hernesson

The Assassin

Post by hernesson » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:37 am

It's always been known as "The Assasin" (a.k.a Female of the Species.)
It was "Assasin" a.k.a... on the script also.

This happens quite a lot, especially in the book world. Publishers change the author's title so it
says more about the book, where as the writer may have a more subversive title.
I suspect the producers just wanted a plainer, easy to remember title. You can't not known what a story called The Assasin is going to be all about can you? But Female of the...???
Maybe they reached a compromise and used both titles together...

BTW, anyone wonder why the story title's never appeared on the beginning of the episode credits like in other shows???

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The Assassin

Post by pentastar » Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:35 am

Yeah, I noticed that. Most shows these days don't open with a title, that seems to have been more prevalent in the 80's. As a kid, I just remember them as "The one with the horses" or "The one with the ultralight" or "The one with the she-man assasin."

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Post by hernesson » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:20 pm

A lot of uk shows actually still have episode titles on the credits
It confused the hell out of me with STREET HAWK... :-)

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Post by janice » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:26 pm

. As a kid, I just remember them as "The one with the horses" or "The one with the ultralight" or "The one with the she-man assasin."
Sounds like the "Friends" episode names.

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Post by hernesson » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:36 pm

LMAO. Pilot episode:
Alternative "Friends" Title : ""The one where Jesse gets put in a tube and covered in bubble bath!"

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Post by hernesson » Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:53 pm

I found this on the net ...
The episode title is taken from Rudyard Kipling's 1911 poem The Female of the Species. The poem has the line "For the female of the species is more deadly than the male", which in this episode refers to the female assassin.

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The Assassin

Post by pentastar » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:01 pm

Maybe that's why the title change...they didn't want to make it too obvious that the one behind the assasination plot was a woman, otherwise it might have been too obvious that the she-male was behind it all!
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