Andromeda

Season 1 Episode 9

A Rose in the Ashes

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Aired Unknown Nov 27, 2000 on Syfy
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After Dylan and Rommie go to Arazia to get the tribunal to sign the Commonwealth Charter, Dylan is sentenced to life in prison.

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Warden: The majority of prisoners benefit from the smooth and efficient operation of the system. You are disrupting it. Why can't I make you understand that?
        Jessa: Poor communication skills?

      • Secretary: (as Beka radios to find out what's happened to Dylan) Counselor Min doesn't talk to anyone without an appointment.
        Beka: I am standing at the helm of a High Guard battleship orbiting your planet. Two words from me, and a barrage of kinetic warheads will blast you, Counselor Min and three generations of Arazians back to the Stone Age!
        Secretary: I think you still need an appointment. (she shuts down the transmission)
        Tyr: Now can we blow them up?

      • Trance: Hey, did you find them? Can we go get Dylan and Rommie?
        Harper: It's not that easy, Trance. Three spiral galaxies, dozens of galactic
        clusters...there's gotta be hundreds of prison planets.
        Andromeda: Three-hundred-and-forty-eight, to be exact.
        Trance: Really. What about...that one.
        (She points at a planet on the screen)
        Beka: Why? Why that one?
        Trance: Well, it's...pretty?
        Tyr: It's pretty. Now there's a solid reason to risk our lives.

      • Harper: What are your people called, Trance?
        Trance: It's not a secret or anything. It's just... I don't think you'd be able to pronounce it.
        Harper: Well, a translation will be just fine.
        Trance: OK. Ummmm... it translates as 'Exalted Love Machines'.
        Harper: Ha ha ha...why do I even try?

      • Dylan: I understand that you were the one that found us. You know, that's a million to one shot.
        Trance: Um, no. it was only 1 in 348.
        Dylan: Is that all...?

      • Tyr: I thought you said the prison colony would be here.
        Harper: I did. The coordinates led right here.
        Tyr: I can usually spot a planet. They're large, I have good eyes.

      • Rommie: In the old days, we had a way of dealing with situations like this: we talked to people.

      • The truest measure of a society is how it treats its elderly, its pets, and its prisoners.

        Keeper of the Way,
        Vision of Faith VII.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Brent Stait does not appear in this episode.

      • International Airdates:

        -This episode aired in Canada on December 9, 2000 on Global.
        -This episode aired in the UK on December 4, 2000 on Sky One.
        -This episode aired in the Australia on September 28, 2002 on Fox 8.

      • This was the first on-location shoot for the series, and there were many problems with the production.

      • When Kevin Sorbo gave his views on this episode it was one of only a couple that he said he didn't like. Kevin said that the episode could have been a lot better.

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Jessa: (when Dylan says she shouldn't put up with being treated badly) And I'm a beautiful princess, and you're going to take me away from all this, right?


        Kevin Sorbo did exactly that when he was playing the starring role in the TV movie "Hercules and the Lost Kingdom". As Hercules, he rescued a spunky teenage orphan (played by Renee O'Connor) and brought her with him to the legendary city of Troy, where she was recognized by its dying King as being his daughter Princess Deianeira.

      • Beka: Well, they're gonna hear from us. Get us in closer. We're gonna broadcast a message they can't ignore.
        Harper: Which is?
        Beka: Let my people go.


        This is a reference to the story of Moses from Genesis in the Bible, most famously portrayed in the 1956 film The Ten Commandments, with the role of Moses played by Charlton Heston. After years as slaves to the Egyptian people, Moses demanded Egypt's pharaoh Ramses release his people and allow them to depart to their promised homeland, Canaan. The phrase "let my people go" was later adopted by African slaves in the United States as a rallying cry for freedom in the spiritual "Go Down, Moses", and was used by Underground Railroad "conductor" Harriet Tubman as a signal that she was in the neighborhood ready to help those who wished to escape to the north.

      • Warden: This is Re-education Center Helios Nine.

        In Greek mythology the sun was personified as Helios. As time passed, Helios was increasingly identified with the god of light, Apollo. The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol, specifically Sol Invictus.

      • Title:

        The title may be a corruption of the phrase "rose from the ashes", meaning to be reborn from tragedy, death, or defeat, as a Phoenix rises from the ashes of its own funeral pyre.

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