Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1165)

  • Harper: (making an adjustment to the engines) Okay, if this works, in about ten seconds you're gonna have one big burst of power.
    Beka: And if it doesn't?
    Harper: Well then, I hope Rev Bem has some major pull upstairs.

  • Dylan: This is Captain Dylan Hunt, commander of the Systems Commonwealth Starship Andromeda Ascendant. I've been told the Commonwealth has fallen. Maybe that's true. But there's still one place where the Commonwealth endures, and that's on this ship. MY ship. I understand you intend to loot the Andromeda and sell what's left over. I promise you, that is not gonna happen. You have fifteen minutes to restore the Andromeda's control capabilities and withdraw to your own vessel, or I will retake my ship by force. Hunt out.

  • Rev: You'll be fine. Keep your eyes open. Use your head.
    Harper: Or whatever it is you think with.
    Rev: Trance - your helmet?
    Trance: Oh, right.

  • Harper: I AM A GOD! Whooo!

  • Rev: I'm going to build a hospital on Kingfisher.
    Harper: Kingfisher? Isn't that the world where you were, uh...
    Rev: ...BORN. Yes. My people did some terrible things on Kingfisher. If I can do anything to help to alleviate the suffering that they caused... that I caused... it will be well worth it. In a way, I'll be trying to buy absolution. Which makes me just as selfish as any of you.

  • Harper: Luck? Luck?!? This is a High Guard ship of the line. The pride of the old Commonwealth perfectly preserved. When they made up the phrase 'They don't make 'em like they used to', this ship is what they were talking about. It is THE big score. The Shangri-La. It's the Holy Grail of interstellar salvage.

  • Rhade: Give up. You can't win.
    Dylan: I told you before...
    Andromeda: Time dilation is increasing.
    Dylan: ...pessimism is not a survival trait!

  • Dylan: You know what your problem is, Rhade? You talk too much.

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Notes (239)

  • Elizabeth Thai, the actress who plays Refractions of Dawn insisted on doing her own stunts during the fight scene on the command deck. The gel-pack that was used to simulate the Than blood was extremely hot, and burned her thighs when it was detonated.

  • International Airdates: -This episode aired in Canada on October 7, 2000 on Global. -This episode aired in the UK on October 9, 2000 on Sky One. -This episode aired in Australia on August 3, 2002 on Fox 8.

  • Kevin Sorbo (Dylan Hunt), Lisa Ryder (Beka Valentine), Lexa Doig (Rommie), Gordon Michael Michael Woolvett (Harper), Laura Bertram (Trance) and Steve Bacic (Gaheris) are the only actors to appear in both this episode and the finale, "The Heart of the Journey (2)."

  • The fight between Dylan and Rhade was voted #9 in the Top Ten Scenes at the official site.

  • International Airdates:
    -This episode aired in Canada on October 14, 2000 on Global.
    -This episode aired in the UK on October 16, 2000 on Sky One.
    -This episode aired in Australia on August 10, 2002 on Fox 8.

  • Shawn and Lori Stewart, as well as Darryl Quon, all appeared in the TV film Futuresport, written by Robert Hewitt Wolfe.

  • International Airdates:
    -This episode aired in Canada on October 21, 2000 on Global.
    -This episode aired in the UK on October 23, 2000 on Sky One.
    -This episode aired in Australia on August 17, 2002 on Fox 8.

  • The Guard Station Number, GS92196, is a reference to the wedding date of writer Matt Kiene (9-21-96), according to Ethlie Ann Vare.

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Trivia (149)

  • Goof: During the fight between Dylan and Rhade, Dylan shoots Rhade in mid-air. Rhade can clearly be seen to be shot in the stomach. When Dylan rolls the body over to say a last few words to his former friend, the scorch marks show he was shot in the chest.

  • Dylan states the The Systems Commonwealth consisted of over a million member worlds, in three galaxies. The three galaxies were the Milky Way, Andromeda, and the Triangulum.

  • It was established later in the series that the Andromeda was frozen in time for approximately 303 years, from CY 9784 to CY 10087.

  • By the Earth calender, the years in which the series takes place are 5161-5164.

  • Harper was infected with Triangulum Measles. It is a protozoan infection of the skin, which, if left untreated, will eat away the skin and internal organs, leaving nothing but bleached bones. However, a combination of radiation therapy and antibiotic ointment can clear it up within three weeks.

  • The Commonwealth had weapons called Nova Bombs, which are capable of destroying an entire solar system. According to Dylan, they had never been used in combat.

  • Dylan's High Guard access code is Lexic Dark 52278 Alpha 771.

  • This episode features the first mention of Earth, which is now in ruins after constant attacks by Nietzscheans and the Magog.

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Allusions (184)

  • When Harper is asked what would happen if his method for getting extra power will not work, he answers "then I hope Rev Bem has a major pull up there". Bem begins chanting a strange prayer: ''Yisgadal... ve'Yiskadash... Shmey Raba." These words are in Aramaic, and mean "May His name be celebrated and sanctified". It is the first verse of the Jewish Kaddish prayer, recited in an Ashkenazi accent.

  • Genesis II: In 1973, the TV-movie pilot Genesis II was created by Gene Roddenberry, though his plans for syndication were canceled in favor of the syndicated Planet of the Apes series. In Genesis II, people in a post-apocalyptic future discover the body of a man named Dylan Hunt in an excavated NASA building who has been in suspended animation for 150 years, and who tries to help mankind rebuild society.

  • Star Trek: In one scene, Harper talks on the intercom. Before he says anything, he whistles. The whistle is the same sound as the intercom on the Enterprise on the show Star Trek.

  • Harper: I'm telling ya. The guy is huge. He's like...some kind of Greek God or something.

    This is a reference to Kevin Sorbo's previous series

  • Rhade: You have sown the wind. You shall reap the whirlwind. Biblical quote from the book of Hosea: "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind..." Hosea 8:7

  • Magog: In biblical tradition, Gog and Magog were major players in the Apocalypse, symbolic of the forces of chaos and evil.

  • Nietzschean:

    Named for the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose idea of Ubermenschen (the so-called "supermen") presumably inspired their creation.

  • Hawking: This is an homage to the famous British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. He is probably best known for his theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, which is today known as Hawking radiation.

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