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Quotes (111)

  • Simon: Listen, I saw what you did out there. It was very cool. There's not many people that stand up to Theo like that. Well, not many people still living, anyway. Why'd you do it? Jeremiah: I guess the same reason anybody does anything. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time. Simon: Well, that puts you in a minority. See, most people, they tend to do the most convenient thing. The right thing? Well, that's a little harder to do.

  • Jeremiah: Thunder Mountain. That was NORAD's name for this place. Kurdy: NORAD? Jeremiah: North American Aerospace Defense. They built it deep inside the mountain. In the event of a nuclear attack, it'd be safe. My dad said if the end of the world ever came, this place would survive.

  • Jeremiah: This place that Theo calls the End of the World, does it go by any other names? Simon: Yeah, it does, but I'm not gonna... Jeremiah: Is one of them Valhalla Sector?! Simon: No. How do do you know the name of Valhalla Sector?

  • Jeremiah: I'm looking for someplace. Theo: Well, hey. (laughs) Aren't we all? What place? Jeremiah: Valhalla Sector. Theo: Valhalla? (laughs) Now, the only Valhalla I ever heard of was in a book. Some kind of a afterlife, heaven, something like that, but not a real place. What's that, some-some kind of a town or somethin'? Jeremiah: I don't know. Just some place I heard my dad mentioned he, uh... Some place he needed to go. Theo: Your dad is dead, Jeremiah. Everybody's dad is dead. Jeremiah: I know. Just, uh, seemed really important to him and, uh, kinda wanna know how the story ends, you know? It's like a door in my head. I can't shut it until I find it. Theo: What do you know about the End of the World? Jeremiah: (laughs) I got over it. Theo: No, the End of the World. That's a place where all the stuff of the old world still works. They got electricity, guns, all the food you can eat.

  • Jeremiah: You know, my dad always said that, uh, other people's problems are everybody's problems, otherwise it all falls apart. Kurdy: Well, I don't mean to alarm you or anything but it already has fallen apart.

  • Jeremiah: (voiceover) Dear Dad, I think about you every day. The end of your world, the beginning of mine. Six billion lights that went out in six months. Six billion lives lost to a mystery. All the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers over the age of innocence. I'm fifteen years full of missing you. But I keep you alive in my words.

  • (After Jeremiah saves Theo's life.) Jeremiah: Are you okay? Theo: Well, generally I prefer to be on top, and usually there are flowers involved, but yeah... I'm okay.

  • Kurdy: What if something happened to you over there, huh? Like, I don't know, maybe you... you choke on the fish bone or somethin'. And I'm over here stuck, all tied up, huh. Then I'd be fucked! I would be so completely, supremely, eternally fucked that I don't even think there's a word for that level of fuckosity! You know what I'm sayin'?

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Notes (76)

  • The series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Robert Wisden (Jeremiah's father) would later appear on Battlestar Galactica in the episode Colonial Day.

  • Kandyse McClure (Elizabeth) and Tricia Helfer (Sarah) would later appear together on Battlestar Galactica as "Dee" Dualla and Number Six respectively.

  • Many of the recurring and later main stars are introduced in this episode. Luke Perry, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Kandyse McClure, Peter Stebbings, Kim Hawthorne, Byron Lawson, Robert Wisden, and Alex Zahara.

  • There is no proper intro to this episode, no specifications of who is a part of the main cast. Listed at the start are: Luke Perry Malcolm Jamal-Warner Peter Stebbings Tricia Helfer Kim Hawthorne Daniel Gillies Curtis Benchdholt Byron Lawson Kandyse McClure Robert Wisden Teryl Rothery

  • Haili Page Philippe is credited as Haili Page. Link Baker is not listed, but his homepage mentions him as a member of the cast. Jennifer Carmichael is listed on various pages as a cast member. She is uncredited and her scenes were deleted.

  • The show starts with the following: Dear Dad, I think about you every day. The end of your world. The beginning of mine. Six billion lights that went out in six months. Six billion lives lost to a mystery. All the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers over the age of innocence. Of fifteen years full of missing you. But I keep you alive in my words.

  • Peter Stebbing and Teryl Rothery would later appear in the 'Stargate SG-1' episodes, 'Allegiance' and 'Cure' together.

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Trivia (6)

  • The first line of this episode, spoken by Shashona is "Miquè Tah-Goov". The line means "Greetings friends!" and the chalk figure he then draws is to ward off bad things.

  • Quantrell's GPS transmitter shouldn't have been able to get a signal out from under hundreds of feet of solid rock. Even today's best equipment has trouble getting a reading under dense foliage!

  • Thunder (Cheyenne) Mountain was designed to survive a direct nuclear strike, what do they have to fear from four helicopter gunships?

  • This episode continues the appearance of future Battlestar Galactica actors. In this episode David is played by Alessandro Juliani who played Gaeta in Galactica.

  • While Kurdy has Mister Smith against a tree a lock from his hair moves in front of his face without a move of his head large enough to cause this.

  • When Sims thrusts the knife through the flyer, the blade is between his name and the drawing. When he's walking away, the knife is in an entirely different spot, much lower on the flyer.

Allusions (12)

  • Kurdy: I read about this GPS. It's all satellite-Luke-Skywalker-space-shit. Luke Skywalker is a character in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.

  • Jeremiah: Yeah, right. Like he's really gonna shove a oxygen tank in that shark's mouth, then smack, hits the bullseye, it's raining sushi. This refers to the conclusion of Steven Spielberg's 1975 film about a mammoth shark that terrorizes the beaches of Amity Island. Based on the book of same title.

  • Kurdy: What about the one where the girl blows up the mothership, takes off in that little pod, but never notices this big-ass space monster hitched a ride with her. Reference to Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi thriller about a woman (Sigourney Weaver) who overcomes an alien attack on her spaceship, but finds that even when she escapes, she still isn't in the clear.

  • The title is a quote from a melancholy song called Mistress Mine, sang by the clown Feste in Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night.

  • Theo: If I had to do it all over again, I would, in a New York Second. A New York second is the time between the light in front of you going green and the taxi behind honking its horn

  • ...: ...
    I can't remember the name of it but there was another movie about a town called New Hope where the people would "sacrifice" one person a year by stoning them to death to enusre the towns prosperity. Had the chick who was the main lead of 'Felicity' in it. (Editors Note: The movie is most likely called "The Lottery")

  • Mad Max is a character (played by Mel Gibson) that lived in a post-apocalyptic Australia and tried to handle his life there.

  • The movie that Jeremiah and Kurdy are trying to describe is the series Star Wars by George Lucas.

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