This episode is narrated by Devon. She states that it is
group's 51st day on the planet.
Bess seems to have become somewhat of a nanny figure to the
two children in the group. As the group watches Alonzo
approach in the ATV with Julia at 8:26 on the DVD, notice
that she, not Devon, is holding Uly's hand. And a few
seconds later, she places her free hand comfortingly on
True's shoulder. Later, she is the one comforting the
children after Yale is shot by the Z.E.D. and is being
operated on by Julia.
At 9:58 on the DVD, it can be seen that the word "Zero" is
printed on Zero's chest.
After Yale is shot by the Z.E.D. and Julia runs to examine
him, she asks for her diagnostic glove, referring to it as a
The idea that the worm bullet, primed to later explode,
would start to beep as it approached its detonation time
is an old Hollywood trope when it comes to bombs. Realistically, there
would be no beeping, as that would just warn anyone near the
target of the impending detonation.
The CGI effect of the explosions of the worm bullets used in this episode
are pretty cheesy looking, but the graphics technology wasn't as
sophisticated and affordable then as it is now.
Reilly remarks that worm bullets are 20-year old technology.
He's probably using an approximate term, especially
considering Julia knows of the existence of worm bullets,
yet she was in hibernation for the past 22 years on the trip
to G889. Worm bullets must have come into production shortly
before she left on the Eden Advance mission. It would also
seem to suggest that the Z.E.D. who is using them in the
episode was sent to G889 only a short time before the Eden
group. But shortly after this, Yale reveals that the acronym
Z.E.D. stands for Zero Emotional Defects and that it was a
secret offshoot of the Yale program used in the mining
province uprisings on Earth in late 2180 and implying that
they used worm bullets even then to quell the uprising. This
was 12 years before the Eden colony ship left the space
stations, so there shouldn't have been any worm bullets to
use. Possibly, the Z.E.D.s were given prototype ammunition
years before it was officially announced. The military uses
(secret) advanced technology in this manner even today.
As Danziger approaches the Z.E.D.'s camp site at 23:21 on
the DVD, there appears to be a jet contrail in the sky behind
The musical queue that is played as the Z.E.D. is first seen
has percussive notes similar to the Terminator theme in the
Terminator movies. The
Z.E.D.s are somewhat similar in concept.
The Z.E.D. has one blue and one green eye. Presumably one of
the eyes (probably the green) is artificial and has
At 29:21 on the DVD, it looks like the fingernails on the
Z.E.D.'s left hand are made of metal, but the ones on his
right are normal.
Julia reveals that the Council is testing five planets for
resettlement. G889 is the most promising of the five.
But "First Contact" Part 1
states that G889 is the only habitable planet so far found.
It could be that the other four planets mentioned here would
require some terraforming, thus are not fully habitable at
this time. It could also be that the Council has simply kept
the discoveries of other habitable worlds hidden from the
public and that, for whatever reason, they were not able to
keep G889 hidden.
Julia tells the Z.E.D. that her ID number as an appointee of
the Council is D04917.
At 39:21 on the DVD, notice that Devon barely has any blood
on her right hand, even though she just had it inside
Danziger's abdomen during the surgery to remove the worm
Julia refers to the drug that's been given to the Z.E.D. as
a sedi-derm. This does not appear to be an actual drug or
medical term, but the word is likely a portmanteau of
"sedative" and "dermal", meaning a tranquilizer delivered
through the skin, via the injector Julia has been seen to use
which is similar to the hypospray used in
The term "sedi-derm" was used previously in the novelization
"First Contact" Part
and is referred to again in "After the Thaw".
Did Julia suffer any long-term effects from the injections
of Uly's DNA she was taking previously in
Within"? There were plenty of short-term effects in that
episode, but now she seems back to normal. No mention of it
is made in this or any following episodes.
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