Season 1 Episode 10

All Great Neptune's Ocean

Aired Unknown Jan 15, 2001 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

All Great Neptune's Ocean

Tyr is accused of murdering the Castalians president during their negotiations to join the new Commonwealth.

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    Mikela J. Mikael

    Mikela J. Mikael

    Colonel Yao

    Guest Star

    Malcolm Stewart

    Malcolm Stewart

    Chancellor Chandos

    Guest Star

    Allan Morgan

    Allan Morgan

    President Sebastian Lee

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • We learn a lot about the Force Lances in this episode. They are genetically keyed to their owners, and any attempt by someone else to use them results in a capacitor discharge that shocks the user unconscious. They also can fire nanobot "effectors", smart bullets that can change course in midflight and home in on a target.

      • The Castalian Republic was founded after a war to overthrow the Nietzschean Volsung Pride, an offshoot of Kodiak Pride, who had controlled the surface of the planet. The water-breathers bore the brunt of the fighting, but at the end, the Volsung orbital habitat was destroyed along with the 10,000 air-breather slaves on board.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Beka: What if they start shooting? How am I supposed to run in a dress?
        Rommie: Good heavens! What kind of dinner parties have you been to?

      • Beka: Hey, I read the first officer's job description. 'Playing Devil's Advocate'- it's on page three.
        Dylan: Get thee behind me, Satan.

      • Harper: Why? Why? Because... because I didn't like their stupid fish music, that's why.

      • Harper: Not Tyr. Overbearing, self-righteous, vain, vicious, brutal, way too serious, and a little big, but eccentric? No.

      • Harper: Now there's a thought. Do fish people eat fish, or is it like humans eating monkeys or apes?
        Dylan: The Castalians are humans, genetically engineered to breath water, but still human. Besides, humans do eat monkeys. Humans eat other humans. As a species, we are really quite unpleasant.

      • Tyr: For a man determined to cook history's greatest omelette, you're awfully squeamish about cracking your eggs.

      • Democracy may only be a few steps removed from anarchy, but at least it's not as loud.

        Crowned in Starlight,
        Than Hegemon, CY 9843.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Laura Bertram does not appear in this episode.

      • International Airdates:

        -This episode aired in Canada on December 16, 2000 on Global.
        -This episode aired in the UK on January 15, 2001 on Sky One.
        -This episode aired in the Australia on October 5, 2002 on Fox 8.

      • Episode writer Walter Jon Williams is a long-time science fiction and fantasy author, who has been nominated for both a Hugo and a Nebula award for City on Fire, his 1997 novel.

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Sebastian Lee:

        This is a possible reference to the cellist Sebastian Lee.

      • Chandos:

        The name Chandos is a reference to the Chandos portrait, one of the most famous of the portraits that may depict William Shakespeare.

      • Title:

        The title is presumably taken from William Shakespeare's Macbeth, where Macbeth says: "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?" after murdering the King, Duncan.

      • Chancellor Chandros: ... are you sure your 'superman' is going to show up?

        The "superman" in this quote refers to Tyr, a Nietzschean. Nietzscheans are the embodiment of Nietzsche's "perfect" human, referred to as his superman.