Season 2 Episode 6

All Too Human

Aired Unknown Nov 05, 2001 on Syfy
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All Too Human

Rommie sets out to extract an informant, but winds up stuck on a planet with a strong hatred and fear of Androids.

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  • WOW, a great one

    Really one of my favourite episodes.

    Rommie (the android) stars in this as she has the mission to rescue an informant who despised androids. Really all people on this planet can only think of killing androids because of an uprising many years ago. Tomake things more thrilling, Tyr, Bem and Harper are on the Maru but are shot and can't get to her, and the ship is sinking - quite a terrible situation as rev Bem tells them he could lose control at any time ...

    This episode is very "human" (hence the title) so it could qualify to any of the characters (yes, even Tyr that puts his life in danger to save Harper), that's what I like in Gene Roddenberry series, the feeings and ethics of the characters are often put to the test and "good" feelings like trust, friendship and courage always come on top, but in an intelligent, non caricatural way.

    The episode is centered on Rommie (yeah of course there's a lot of similarities to Data or Odo with this character ) played wonderfully by Lexa Doig (and I think she's beautiful too). Her curious or surprised stares are just nicely put to play the "emotions" a robot could feel, put in a situation where she has to rescue soemone who thinks of her she's just some scraps of metal put together.

    Another reason for me to be sad the show didn't go past season 5.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Rommie: Calculating Chances of Success: Likelihood of survival: Zero. Dammit. OK, time for some lateral thinking: How do I get the nice men with guns out of my way? Got it, make them run.

    • Harper: Yeah, Rom-doll, sweet-talk him. Try appealing to his inner geek. And, if that doesn't work, unzip your, uh...
      Rev: Harper!
      Harper: What? I'm just sayin' it would work on me.

    • Rev: In some cultures, it is traditional for those who know they are about to die to express any regrets they may have accumulated in life.
      Tyr: Perhaps you'd like to measure me for my coffin, too, Magog? You make my skin crawl! Get away from me!

    • Beka: Ah, the Basilisk. Funny how no-one ever names their planet-killer 'The Fluffy Bunny'.

    • Tyr: (when Rommie saves the Maru with her hijacked Magog ship) Rescued by a swarm ship?!
      Rev Bem: You see! Not only is there a Divine, He has a twisted sense of humor.

    • Rommie: (learning they have an intact Magog swarm ship) I need to see that ship for myself.
      Philip Kim: I was afraid of that. They're keeping it in the zoological research center under heavy guard. I have a security clearance so high, I have to kill myself if I remember that I have it, and I'm not allowed past the front gate!

    • Rommie: (after Kim has been shot and is dying) I thought I told you to stay down!
      Philip Kim: You think I'm gonna...listen to a...
      Rommie: An A.I.?
      Philip Kim: ...A woman. (He dies. Rommie picks up a communication device left lying by a fallen soldier.)
      Rommie: Carter? Anyone? If you can hear me, I thought you should know: you just started a war. One you're going to lose.

    • Rommie:Any questions?
      Philip Kim: Just one. Do you have a name?
      Rommie: My official designation is High Guard XMC A.I. 10-2-8-4. My friends call me Rommie.
      Philip Kim: And when you're not getting ready to break into secret military installations, what do you do?
      Rommie: I'm a warship.

    • Philip Kim: What is it? What's wrong?
      Rommie: Nothing.
      Philip Kim: You're lying. That look on your face, it's almost...
      Rommie: Sorry. I must not be playing the cold, calculating A.I. well enough for you.
      Philip Kim: No. You're acting human.
      Rommie: If I were acting human, we'd both be dead by now.

    • Philip Kim: So, is that where we sit and wait for your friends to come?
      Rommie: They aren't coming. Their ship has been crippled. It's sinking to the bottom of the ocean. If they can't stop it, they'll die.

    • Philip Kim: Oh, my God. You... You're...!
      Rommie: (smiling) Oh, an android. Thanks, I knew that.
      Philip Kim: Please, don't kill me!

    • Rommie: I'm trying to be nice here, I really am. But three of my friends may die because of you, and I really don't feel like being nice anymore.

    • Worlds governed by artificial intelligence
      often learned a hard lesson:
      Logic Doesn't Care.

      Yin-Man Wei, "This Present Darkness:
      A History of the Interregnum", CY 11956.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:

      -This episode aired in Canada on November 3, 2001 on Global.
      -This episode aired in the UK on November 12, 2001 on Sky One.
      -This episode aired in the Australia on February 8, 2003 on Fox 8.


    • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea:

      Harper refers to the book 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne.

    • Title:

      The title of the episode is a reference to Friedrich Nietzsche's book Menschliches, Allzumenschliches (Human, All Too Human). It is a collection of aphorisms, largely concerned with human psychology. Nietzsche's interpretation of psychology was an inspiration to Sigmund Freud, who elaborated on many of Nietzsche's views in the development of his psychoanalytic theory.