The Triangle

Part 1

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 12/5/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Billionaire Eric Benirall hires a team of experts in diverse fields to investigate why his ships have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activist Meeno Paloma witnesses a terrible accident involving a Japanese whaler and a Greenpeace vessel, and begins to question his memory as he finds that his life and family have been strangely altered.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Craig R. Baxley

  • Rockne S. O'Bannon

  • Sue Michael

  • Fernanda Luz

  • Egbert Kruger

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Amazing.

    By sfviewer, Sep 16, 2006

  • A powerboat full of Greenpeace members is trying to stop a whaling vessel from harpooning a poor whale when suddenly some gasses - or something - rises from the sea floor and the centre of the ship explodes, folding up like a clam shell and sinks to the b

    By annpo, Mar 30, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Howard Thomas: And you were, what, about 50 miles out? Sargasso Sea? (Meeno Paloma nods.) Howard Thomas: (writing in his notebook) Also known as the Bermuda Triangle. Meeno Paloma: I never said anything about the-- Howard Thomas: (interrupts) Oh no. Relax, relax, you don't have to. (pause) I will.

    • Bruce Geller: I really appreciate your problem with missing ships-- Eric Benirall: No, you don't give a rat's ass about my problems. But I'm rich, you see, and I'm known to be a bit crazy with my money.

    • Eric Benirall: I'm prepared to give each of you five million dollars. (Howard Thomas whistles.) Stan Lathem: Each? Emily Patterson: He said 'each'.

    • Stan Lathem: Why can't you at least consider the possibility that the answer lies in non-traditional science? I mean, after everything we witnessed yesterday.
      Howard Thomas: Well...
      Stan Lathem: All of us witnessed.
      Emily Patterson: I'm willing to think outside the box here. Not all the way to Atlantis, but, uh, I'm gonna say a word. I don't want you to laugh at me, it's...wormholes.
      Howard Thomas: As in time travel?
      Emily Patterson: A non-recurring, randomly generated pathway between two distinct time-space dimensions.
      Howard Thomas: I thought your area of expertise was ocean stuff, ocean studies?
      Emily Patterson: I don't know that much about them.
      Howard Thomas: I've written about wormholes and interviewed people who have actually traveled through them. Fascinating group, if you can just get past the extra-long sleeves that buckle in the back.

    • Howard Thomas: Your theory is that all we have to do is to prove that wormholes truly exist? Excellent, that's great. (chuckles sarcastically) Gee, what are we gonna do with all that extra time we got left over? Emily Patterson: No wonder you're divorced...

    Notes (8)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for¬†Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

    • The mini-series premiered in France on M6 on December 30th, 2006.

    • The mini-series began shooting on June 2nd, 2005, and filming was completed on August 15, 2005.

    • Executive producer Dean Devlin wrote the scene in which Meeno Paloma is in the boat with the Greenpeace people when he was in high school.

    • The first part of the mini-series was watched by an average of 4.3 million viewers. It was the Sci Fi channel's highest-rated program to air since 2003 and the most watched mini-series premiere since Taken in December 2002.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: Bruce Geller writes the address of the website for Meteorological Administration of America (MAA) as www.moa/link.gov . Such an URL is an impossibility and against the standard RFC 1738 which defines the syntax for web URLs.

    Allusions (3)

    • Flight 19 Coincidence or not, the mini-series premiered on the 60th anniversary of Flight 19, a squadron of five Navy torpedo bombers that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945. Although Flight 19 is not specifically referred to in dialogue, these are probably the planes the passenger airliner encounters.

    • The video game Meeno Paloma is playing with his son Dylan is Crash Tag Team Racing.

    • Howard Thomas: He's a total enigma, like the anti-Trump. Howard Thomas describes billionaire Eric Benirall as being the opposite of Donald Trump in that no one really knows anything about him. Howard Thomas also says that Benirall has no TV show, which of course is a reference to Trump's The Apprentice. This may also be a shout-out to Sam Neill's (Benirall) role in the 1981 horror movie Omen III: The Final Conflict, in which he plays the Antichrist (Damien Thorn).

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