Julius Carry guest stars as Les Firestein in this episode.
He was also known as Lord Bowler on the 1993-94 TV series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
This episode is narrated by Devon. She remarks that it was 3
weeks ago that the Eden Advance ship broke up in the
Alonzo refers to the vehicle normally called the DuneRail as
a sand rail.
During the search for the third evacuation pod, Walman
appears to be carrying the flare gun, used in an attempt to
signal the occupants, and Morgan is carrying some kind of
pistol that shoots some kind of red energy blasts. Perhaps
this is the handgun mentioned by Magus in
Mag-Pro pistol mentioned as being carried by Devon in
At 10:51 on the DVD, Rockmond Dunbar (as Baines) takes a
great spill as he runs and trips over a dead body.
Despite the complaining many of the group members do about
Devon thinking/acting like she's in charge all the time, it
may be a good thing they have her. While describing the
situation that occurred when the third evacuation pod
landed, Les informs them that nobody could agree on
anything and their group wound up splitting into three or
four different groups that went their separate ways.
Alonzo tells Yale that Julia, as medical officer, was the
first to be automatically reawakened from cryosleep when the
Eden Advance ship reached the G889 system. The novelization
of the "First Contact"
pilot episode states that, as pilot, Alonzo awoke first,
then he set both Julia and Danziger to wake up next.
The infected Danziger remarks to Devon that spirulina is not
his idea of a last meal.
This may be a reference to Spirulina, a microalga that can
be consumed by humans and is high in protein and many other
nutrients. Alonzo has spirolina stew for breakfast in
Leather Wings. And Uly makes a remark about "that gross
"Natural Born Grendlers".
The quarantined Danziger asks Devon to make sure True gets
to bed on time, saying, "she's a real monster if she doesn't
get her sleep." I can believe it! True's kind of a little
monster throughout the series!
Danziger reveals that he's known Les and Alex for a long
time and they were friends when True was just a baby.
Julia remarks to Yale that the virus is like none she's ever
seen and lists Hanta, filo, and zygotic. Hanta is short for
Hantavirus, a group of viruses usually transferred to humans
Filo is short for filoviridae, a family of viruses that
includes the Ebola virus.
Zygotic viruses are those that can be transferred from
animals to humans.
Danziger remarks to Alex on a time when their troop
freighter was going down over the arctic and Alex implies
they were in the army together.
At 27:32 on the DVD, as Julia is
scanning the information on Alex's
medical chip, the screen shows an
entry dated July 8, 2193. But the
Eden Project left Earth and went
into cryosleep in 2192, awakening 22
years later at G889, so she couldn't
have had a medical checkup in 2193!
Later, the group learns that shortly
before the launch of the ship, an
organic microchip was planted in her
skull that manipulated her mind into
sabotaging the ship when she awoke
from cryosleep at G889. Notice the
first sentence after the date states
recommended," an early clue to the
revelation of Alex as the saboteur.
For continuity's sake, the date
could be assumed correct if we
change the year to 2192.
At 28:06 on the DVD, the moon (Earth's moon!) is visible in
the evening sky. It doesn't look anything like the double
moons we've previously seen orbiting G889.
Alex mentions that Danziger once knew a girl named Corrine
with strawberry hair who broke his heart.
While trading with the Grendler, Morgan refers to the
sunglasses as vera-frames.
Les mentions the sabotage of a parafuse box on the Eden
Advance ship, which caused the malfunction in the
atmosphere. "Parafuse" seems to be a made up technological
term for the story.
When Julia makes her first secret communication with her
contact, notice she says, "I've joined you on the planet,"
implying she believes her contact is also on the planet
Why was the Grendler following Morgan around and no one
else? Did the creature have some sort of premonition that
the group would need the pharmaceutical properties of its saliva
and that Morgan needed something to help make amends for his
We only see two graves and one unburied corpse from the
third pod's group. After the deaths of Les and Alex, that's
only five people. Since Les said the occupants of the pod split
into three or four groups, each taking their own share of
supplies and going separate ways, are some of them still
alive, wandering the planet?
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