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+ [title] Once More, With Footnotes

A well-known musical cliché is that of the tireless musical director pushing his exhausted performers during rehearsal to try the same song "once more, with feeling!".

I have not been able to trace the origin of that phrase, but in recent years it has gained widespread popularity in science fiction fandom circles thanks to it being used as the title of the extremely popular "musical episode" of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Although I have no proof, I am fairly confident that the title of this collection was intended to be a deliberate reference to the Buffy episode. I also suspect that the title was chosen by the book's editors rather than by Terry himself, because he has gone on record as not being a Buffy fan.

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