Spaceman in a Crater

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (30)

  • Cam: Why do you know that? Zack: My knowledge is vast. Cam: Why did I ask?

  • Brennan: I bet if you told the agency you're going to identify Colonel Howard to the press they'd be a little more cooperative. Booth: Yeah. You know, I've been a wonderful influence on you. Brennan: Actually I learned that move from Cam.

  • (At the restaurant, Hodgins pushes a small velvet box across the table to Angela.) Hodgins: I believe that if two people care enough for each other, the rest of the world disappears to them. I feel that when I'm with you. (Angela opens the box to reveal a diamond engagement ring.) I'm prepared to put you ahead of me for the rest of my life. Angela Montenegro, will you marry me?

  • Booth: You eat yet? Bones: I said I’d wait…how did you know that James would tell me? Booth: Well, man loves his wife. May not be strong but, he has a conscience. Bones: See, I…I can’t tell that stuff. Booth: And I can’t tell the difference between coral and bone, so, guess we make a great pair. (Rushing) Hey, speaking of marriage, Hodgins is going to propose to Angela tonight. Bones: Hmm. Booth: What? Bones: I guess right now it looks to me like marriage is having someone who’ll slap your enemies and then toss their dead bodies out of airplanes. Booth: Try not to mention that to Angela.

  • Hodgins: (Confused after Angela’s refusal) I don’t know whether I should laugh, cry or punch out the sommelier.

  • Hodgins: (After Angela has turned down his proposal) But you love me? Angela: More than you know.

  • Hodgins: So did you? Bones and Booth: (Smiling curiously at each other) Did we what? Hodgins: Vomit, in the Comet. Booth: No, I didn’t vomit! I’m sure they were trying. Bones: (Enthusiastically) They can try me anytime. It was truly amazing! Booth: You had a little too much fun, okay?

  • Booth: The warrant includes anything that happens to be in plain sight. Bones: Plane sight. (chuckles) get it, it's a pun.

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Notes (2)

  • International Air Dates: Denmark: Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 on TV3 Spain: Friday, June 15th, 2007 Belgium: Friday, December 28th, 2007 on RTL-TVI Germany: Thursday, January 10th, 2008 France: Friday, March 28th, 2008 on M6 Australia: Thursday, June 26th, 2008 on Channel 7 Finland: Friday, September 12th, 2008 on Sub

  • Featured Music: "Shipwrecked" by Shane Alexander (during Adams' confession/his wife's arrest) "Hold on to You" by Marjorie Fair

Trivia (7)

  • Afer Zack convinces Cam to let him take the flesh off the victim's body, Cam throws away her apron in the biohazard can. For a split second, while she is bending over the can, a blue piece of cloth -- which looks like her underwear -- can be seen above her waistline.

  • Goof: When Boooth and Brennan are talking to the wives for the first time, Brennan's hair switches multiple times between takes from behind her ears to in front of her ears.

  • The "National Space Agency" shown is actually the expansion of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia, designed by internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano and completed in November 2005. The design of the expansion buildings centers on the distinctive 1000 light scoops that capture light and filter it into the skyway galleries, allowing for natural illumination.

  • Goof: Jean Howard mentions her husband's aeroplane is a Turboprop Cessna, but the plane in the hanger is actually a Cessna 340A (N6284Z) which has twin piston engines, not a turboprop engine.

  • Hodgins: Pluto's no longer a planet. It was demoted. Pluto was discovered in 1930, but on August 24th, 2006, the International Astronomical Union members' meeting in Prague demoted it to a secondary category of dwarf planet. The new qualifications for a celestial body in our Solar System to qualify as a planet are: 1) It must be in orbit around the Sun, 2) It must be large enough that it takes on a nearly round shape 3) It has cleared its orbit of other objects. Pluto was automatically disqualified because its highly elliptical orbit overlaps with that of Neptune.

  • At the very beginning of the episode there are two cows facing the camera. The cow on the right has some short rope tied around both of its front hooves which you can see when it picks up its left hoof to complete its turn, but it can't because of the rope tied to its other hoof. Presumably they did this to keep the cow facing the correct direction during the shot.

  • Goof: When Bones says she learned the blackmail trick from Cam, this is wrong. She used the EXACT same trick in the pilot to get Booth to take her in the field when she threatened to tell the press that they found Cleo Eller, and that was long before she knew Cam.

Allusions (4)

  • Booth: Broadsword?! Where do you people come up with this stuff? This could be an inside joke, considering the many times David Boreanaz used a broadsword in Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  • Zack: Little green men? Hodgins: Grey. They're grey, not green. Grey. This is an allusion to The X-Files and Mulder's long quest to convince everyone that aliens are grey (let alone convince them they exist). Alternatively, it could be seen as an allusion to Stargate SG-1 where the "little green men" are grey.

  • Booth: You know General Sanbourne, I know you people are really tight lipped, but I am really good friends with a very aggressive federal prosecutor who is great at getting warrants. This is an allusion to the federal prosecutor Caroline Julian from various previous episodes.

  • Booth: Wait, does that add up to the right amount of bone rot? Bones: Loss, bone loss. This is an allusion to all of the times that Booth corrects Bones' word slips, but this time, she is doing the correcting.