Alonzo narrates this episode and states that it's the
group's 109th day on the planet and the 40th day living at
the bio-dome. Since the story spans two days, it must end on
the 110th day.
When Julia slips and begins her fall down the snowy slope,
it can be seen that the snow is already churned up ahead of
her (likely from practice falls or earlier takes).
Julia has apparently learned previously that modern day
Terrians receive their nutrition through osmosis, making
their bodies more plant-like than animal; the suggestion of
plant-like composition is similar to the description of the
alien creature in
The Thing from Another World. In
Julia's scanner was unable to identify the Terrian life
forms as either animal, vegetable, or mineral.
Julia finds that the Terrian body the group has found in the
ice is about 300,000 years old and has a body composition
more similar to humans than the modern day Terrians.
Alonzo reveals to Julia that during his first cold sleep, he
woke up five days early for some reason, trapped in the
half-freezing sleep capsule, unable to go back to sleep. It
was after that that he stopped having dreams.
The fears of many of the group members about the ancient
Terrian body in the ice prompts Danziger to admonish them,
"Honestly, you're more childish than my daughter." That's
Julia records in her log that, unlike modern Terrians, the
frozen one has a spinal column and multiple vertebrae.
When the main generator in camp is mysteriously destroyed,
Morgan sarcastically asks Julia, "Are you finally going to
admit that the iceman shouldn't have cometh?" The end phrase
of his sentence is a reference to the 1939 play The
Iceman Cometh, written by Eugene O'Neill.
For some reason, when Devon brings the DuneRail to a halt at
25:51 on the DVD, the overhead lights and headlights come
on. But when the camera angle changes seconds later, they're
off again. Possibly the vehicle had a short in it that was
causing the lights to come on when she hit the breaks or
released the accelerator.
The man known as the Elder explains that, long ago, the
Terrians were more individuated and had primordial emotions.
They believe that all of those emotions were later frozen
into one single Terrian who was swallowed into the ground.
The Grendlers know of this legend and passed it on to the
While the "possession" test is being performed on the group
members, Danziger and Devon hold a sedi-derm for
tranquilizing the victim if necessary. Sedi-derm was used by
Julia on the Z.E.D. to keep him incapacitated while they
questioned him near the end of
The winch on the TransRover gets burned out attempting to
lift the ice block containing the frozen Terrian. Does
Danziger manage to fix it again?
It seems a huge coincidence that Julia just happens to slip
and fall and slide down the hillside and come to rest right
on top of the buried Terrian in the ice. Did the creature's
still living psychic energy sense her presence on the
hilltop and somehow cause her to fall right at that spot?
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