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Season 1 Episode 17

A Dish Best Served Cold

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Aired Unknown Apr 21, 1999 on UPN
8.3
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A Dish Best Served Cold
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A former Backstep pilot, thought to be dead, seeks revenge by trying to sabotage the Sphere.

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  • A former Backstep pilot returns. Not bad, some history behind the project is revealed.

    8.4
    While Frank has doubts about Backstep and his mission, in Brazil a seeming-native has visions of the modern world and the Sphere and travels to seek out the answers, aided by a seeming ability to summon bad weather. He soon discovers he is an American, and remembers that he was a Backstep pilot. Meanwhile Mentnor's granddaughter Rebecca is having a birthday party and she has a crush on Frank. The man gets to the birthday party and poisons Rebecca with a slow-acting curare derivative, then confronts Isaac. The man is James Rance, who went missing during a test Backstep 12 years ago, and is now obsessed with how Backstep goes against the "natural order." In return for the antidote, Rance forces Isaac to take him to Never Never Land when suddenly a rusty old Sphere Rance used materializes out of nowhere. Frank runs out, beats up Rance, gives Isaac's grandaughter the antidote. Then Rance goes to a mental hospital staying in Frank's old cell.



    Seems like time travel has been a pursuit as old as going into space. It has a lot of comparison to the space program throughout the series. It's funny how they found these chrononauts and all of a sudden Spheres would materialize out of nowhere with them dead. Oh, well.moreless
Jonathan LaPaglia

Jonathan LaPaglia

Lt. Frank Bartholomew Parker

Norman Lloyd

Norman Lloyd

Dr. Isaac Mentnor

Justina Vail

Justina Vail

Dr. Olga Vukavitch

Nick Searcy

Nick Searcy

Nathan Ramsey

Sam Whipple

Sam Whipple

Dr. John Ballard

Alan Scarfe

Alan Scarfe

Dr. Bradley Talmadge

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    • The first two minutes of the episode, Ballard, Olga, Frank, and Ramsey are hanging around a pool table while Frank vents about the ramifications of backstepping. Frank is drinking a beer and when he holds it up facing the camera you can clearly tell that there is water in the bottle, not a darker liquid that would be used to simulate beer.

    • After Frank asks about Rance's sphere there are some quick scene changes meant to show the team working together. Several of the shots shown with Olga appear to be reused footage from the "Galina" episode. Obviously this wasn't on purpose, just a lack of checking the origin of the footage.

    • Trivia: Five of the previous eight Backstep pilots: James Rance, Luther Crossman, Derrick Chadway, Dean Bishop, Frank Chochetti.

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