Earth: Final Conflict

CTV (ended 2002)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 22

    Final Conflict

    Aired 5/20/02

  • S 5 : Ep 21

    The Journey

    Aired 5/13/02

  • S 5 : Ep 20

    Street Wise

    Aired 4/29/02

  • S 5 : Ep 19


    Aired 4/22/02

  • S 5 : Ep 18

    Bad Genes

    Aired 4/15/02

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Leeshock

    Liam Kincaid

  • Lisa Howard

    Lili Marquette

  • Richard Chevolleau

    Marcus "Augur" Deveraux

  • Von Flores

    Ronald Sandoval

  • Leni Parker


  • show Description
  • In the early twenty-first century, Earth is visited by an androgynous-looking alien race, the Taelons. Soon—with the Taelons' help—famine, disease and pollution have been eliminated.William Boone is assigned protector of Da'an, the Taelon "companion" for North America. However, Boone is secretly working for the resistance—an underground organisation that believes the Taelons are not as benevolent as they seem.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Boone: Brand new completely healthy hands. Da'an: I am told she will occasionally break fingernails.

    • Da'an: What a pity she could not live as a companion. We might have easily replaced her hands. Boone: Could you do this for Ms. Payton? Sandoval: We're talking about a species that can grow buildings, Boone.

    • Julie: Look! Don't you see it? My god, look. Look at the light. He's surrounded by light. The Companion shines like an angel. The Companion is a messenger from God.

    • Boone: Do you ever knock? Sandoval: As a matter of fact... no.

    • Lili: He had my father's mind, and he had my father's memories, but is that really what makes a person? You know, because maybe it takes every single cell of our beings... he said things to me that my father never would have said... I don't know if it was him or Thomas Blanchard. Boone: I choose to believe it was your father.

    • Captain: You know I once met a slice-and-dicer, who thought his neighbours were a major foodgroup.

    • Zo'or: To ignore this chance to prepare the humans is reprehensible. Da'an: Prepare. Do you not mean enslave. Zo'or: The distinction is irrelevant.

    • Augur: One mistake and you won't make it to your first birthday. Liam: Birthdays are overrated.

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    Notes (103)

    • Although credited, Richard Chevolleau (Augur) does not appear in this episode.

    • Awards and Nominations 1998 – Gemini Award for Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series (nominated)

    • Awards and Nominations 1998 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (nominated)

    • Awards and Nominations 1998 – Gemini Award for Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series (won)

    • Awards and Nominations 1998 – Gemini Award for Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Dramatic Program or Series (nominated) 1998 – Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects (nominated)

    • The introductory speech is changed: "They are the companions. Aliens come to earth, on a mission of peace. Their true mission, the secrets they hide, forever alter humanity. In the struggle for our planet, the battle between these Taelon companions, and the human resistance, holds the key to Earth's future and the fate of mankind. On Earth: Final Conflict."

    • The introductory speech is changed again: "They are the companions. Aliens come to Earth on a mission of peace. Their true mission, the secrets they hide, forever alter humanity. Caught in the struggle between these Taelon companions, and the human resistance, is Liam Kincaid. A man who is more than human. The mysteries of his past hold the key to Earth's future and the fate of mankind. On Earth: Final Conflict."

    • World renowned flute virtuoso Ron Korb played the flute on the soundtrack for this episode.

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    Trivia (23)

    • When Da'an introduces Boone, he calls him by his proper rank of "Captain". Moments later, he refers to Boone by the rank of "Commander".

    • Trivia: When Boone visits Dr. Belman (Majel Barrett), there's a framed photograph on her desk. It's a photograph of Gene Rodenberry - Majel Barrett's husband and Earth: Final Conflict's creator.

    • The three astronauts who steal the shuttle are wearing Chicago city flag on their left arms. (gold border, 4 red stars between 2 blue stripes on a white background)

    • We discover that Da'an knows that Liam is the son of Ha'gel, and therefore part Kimera. He appears to be keeping this knowledge from the Taelon Commonality.

    • We learn that Ha'gel first seen in The Joining is of an ancestral race of the Taelons called the Kimera.

    • Beckett discovers that Liam is her son.

    • This episode establishes that the show is not set in the 1990's

    • In this episode Liam Kincaid becomes the leader of the Resistance

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    Allusions (5)

    • Episode Title: "Through the Looking Glass" Reference the book of the same name by Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).

    • Augur's computer avatar (based on Lily) is dressed like Jeannie from the TV show "I Dream of Jeannie".   "I Dream of Jeannie" was a popular American sit-com starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, which ran from 1965 to 1970 on the NBC network

    • Augur: Emma Peel would be proud. Emma Peel was one of the characters in the old show called "The Avengers" from 1961. The series was later made into a movie with Uma Thurman playing the part of Emma Peel.

    • The Taelon/Doors venture in this episode called Mneme, comes from Greek Mythology and was the muse of memory. This is apt considering the Mneme project allows people to relive their memories.

    • Amoralist The hitman sent to find Augur is known as an amoralist, which is a person that believes normal morals are invalid (dictionary definition).

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • The storyline was a strange tangle of confusion and mystery...

    By Kon-Kai, May 23, 2008

  • Spaceships land on Earth, bringing beings who are humanoid, but not human. They have technology that is significantly advanced of mankind's, and offer to share it with us. But the aliens have their own agenda...

    By klawfinger, Aug 18, 2008

  • Another great sci-fi from Gene Roddenberry.

    By jord9213, Jun 20, 2008

  • This series actually "*went* downhill fast!", after a stunningly brilliant 1st season.

    By sistersun, Mar 16, 2007

  • The concept and characters of season 1 were the best I've seen on tv, up to date ^_^

    By crunk_kitty, Jul 08, 2006