The young boy who is one of the underground-dwelling humans
is played by Andrew J. Ferchland, also known as the Anointed
One on the second season of the TV series Buffy the
Unlike most episodes of the series, this one does not have
an opening and closing narration by one of the characters,
nor is it stated how many days the group's been on the
As Danziger treks on foot through the frozen desert, trying
to reach the Eden Project group over his gear, he remarks
that he's lost and his gear compass is down. I assume by
"gear compass" he means a digital compass built into the same
communications gear he's wearing. But why would the compass
be down if the gear is working at all? Maybe the generally
strange behavior of G889 includes fluctuations of the
magnetic fields, messing up detection of the pole.
At 1:41 on the DVD, we see the sun of G889 quite large on
the horizon! Either the sun is much bigger than our own or
the planet is much closer than Earth is to our sun.
When Danziger tumbles down the slope in his exhausted state
at 2:19 on the DVD, we can see there are already footprints
next to where his body stops rolling! And they're not the
ones he made on the way up because we can see those behind
At 8:18 on the DVD, notice that the Elder wishes his
granddaughter, back on the space stations, pleasant dreams
in the same manner that Shepard communicated with Devon
in her dreams before she came to G889.
Alonzo's dream tells Devon to come alone to the designated
spot in the desert to be reunited with the missing Danziger.
But True hides under a bundle of netting in the Dune Rover,
intent on helping to rescue her father. Devon tells the
young boy who meets them that True just wants her father and
she won't be any trouble. Uh, I don't know, I kinda thought
"True" was short for "Trouble" based on past episodes!
This episode reveals that Devon's mother died when she was
Sheppard reveals that he knows that Devon hasn't had a lover
since Uly was born.
At about 14:09 on the DVD, Shepard's reaction shows us that
he detects an affection for Danziger in Devon, which
disappoints him, considering his own feelings for her.
Later, the Elder accuses Danziger of being in love with her as
Sheppard reveals that Terrians hibernate in the winter, or,
at least, the ones the underground dwellers associate with
It makes me wonder if the concept of the Terrians was partially inspired
by the Sleestak of the original 1970s
Land of the Lost TV series. Both species 1) live
underground in tunnels, 2) have the potential to wield
strange, energy-based implements, and 3) sleep or hibernate,
in a standing position, in alcoves of the tunnels during
In this episode, we learn that Devon received messages from
Shepard in her dreams back on the stations telling her to
go to G889 to save her son's life.
The bed Katrina sleeps in looks as if it might be made out of
the cryo chamber that malfunctioned on the trip from Earth,
causing her to age during the journey instead of keeping her
Shepard tells Devon that, back on the stations, Katrina got
involved in black magic and she even learned how to darken
his heart. The implication is that he believes black magic
Shepard tells Devon that he lost his right eye in an
accident, a token of the rough life the planet has made for
the humans on it. But, during an argument he has with his
sister, Katrina, we learn that she was apparently the one
who took his eye, and threatens to take the other.
The end of the episode seems to imply that Devon will
continue to see Shepard in her dreams, despite his death.
The Elder also remarked, right after Shepard's death, that
he'll find her again.
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