John Doe

Illegal Alien

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 3/14/03
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  • Episode Description
  • High school kids are surprised by a bright light in the forest and an astronaut who walks toward them that they shoot. The crash pattern matches that of the circle John appeared in upon awakening, and he resolves to figure out what's going on.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jayne Brook

    Lt. Jamie Avery

  • John Marshall Jones

    Frank Hayes

  • William Forsythe


  • Dominic Purcell

    John Doe

  • Henry Bronchtein

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Frank: Like how did Neil Armstrong get all the way out in the woods before realizing he left his space shuttle behind? Stu: Armstrong never flew in the shuttle. Frank: Keep bagging and tagging, smart guy.

    • Frank: This is why I’m not a outdoorsy type. Taking my kids to the zoo twice a year is about all the back-to-nature I need.

    • Frank: “Digger.” I know where you got the name – it’s about all that crap you’re always shoveling.

    • Digger: John Doe, superhero. We ought to get him a little costume, you know. A cape, some tights...

    • John: I'm glad I wasn't involved in the alien thing. Digger: Imagine that - the whole world does not involve around John Doe.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode aired on Fox Latin America Thursday, July 31st, 2003.

    • The IP address here has a 127 prefix - see previous discussion.

    • Captain Ruiz, who appeared in "John DOA," gets a mention here.

    • Was pulled due to Columbia Shuttle tragedy of 2-1-03. The episode was not pulled due to offensive content, but in respect to the families.

    Trivia (14)

    • The staff Sargent mentions being thrown in the brig which is a Navy term. The Air Force started as part of the Army and would use the term stockade for military prison.

    • They claim that the contract is worth billions. For a few recyclers? That's expensive even by government standards. And they can't be referring to the prime contract -- that's not going to get re-awarded over the failure of one part.

    • It's unlikely that anything west of the Cascades is 55 miles from a cell site, as they claim in the show.

    • The map shows the site being on the Olympic peninsula -- nowhere near the jurisdiction of the Seattle PD.

    • They refer to Air Force personnel as "jarheads" (which is used for Marines).

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    Allusions (1)

    • Frank: Great. So we stumbled on the movie set of Capricorn One. A reference to the 1978 movie about how the U.S. government fakes a Mars landing and then kills off the astronauts involved. Probably best known for being one of O.J. Simpson's starring roles. The idea of a fake transmission is seen in both that movie and here.

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