Season 1 Episode 2

An Affirming Flame (2)

Aired Unknown Oct 09, 2000 on Syfy
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An Affirming Flame (2)

Dylan Hunt defends the Andromeda from a group of mercenaries while the crew of the Eureka Maru questions their loyalties.

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  • reveiw.

    This episode is basically the 2nd part of the last episode but with more action and a little more back story over all still fun to watch as Tyr Anasazi takes out all of the robots and Harper tries to fix the ship to sell so they can become very rich again the action is great the story is great the whole episode is just great the ending of the episode is the best part as they finely become a team and set out to push back the light and make the commonwealth reaper over all my rating is 9.1 endmoreless
  • Part 2 of 2 which introduces more about Andromeda and its crew.

    Things heat up as Captain Dylan Hunt is forced to try and retake his ship from the salvagers. Outnumbered but never outwitted Dylan Hunt methodically takes down Tyr's henchmen. Great character development in this episode, you actually find yourself hating Gerentex more and more as everything progresses. Trance goes down at one point in the episode and everybody believes her to be dead. You get to see the mind of Andromeda which is cool. All in all this was an excellent way to start the series and so much seems to happen in this episode that it feels like you couldnt possibly have any more happen.moreless
  • Great episode, sets up the pieces for the future.

    Continuing, essentially, the pilot, this is the episode where the characters are better introduced to the viewer, and it all starts to make sense. The pieces are set up, and we start to get a feel for where Andromeda wants to take us. A well-written episode (as practically all episodes written by Robert Hewitt Wolfe are), which serves a pivotal role in the show.
John Tench

John Tench


Guest Star

Dario De Iaco

Dario De Iaco


Guest Star

Lori Stewart

Lori Stewart


Guest Star

Steve Bacic

Steve Bacic

Gaheris Rhade

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Harper was infected with Triangulum Measles. It is a protozoan infection of the skin, which, if left untreated, will eat away the skin and internal organs, leaving nothing but bleached bones. However, a combination of radiation therapy and antibiotic ointment can clear it up within three weeks.

    • The Commonwealth had weapons called Nova Bombs, which are capable of destroying an entire solar system. According to Dylan, they had never been used in combat.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Beka: (to Dylan) We're not saluting you, and we're not calling you Captain.

    • Beka: (when Tyr suggests going into stasis to survive the black hole) Look, even if your plan works, and we don't get torn apart by the tides or fried by radiation, we'd be frozen in time like Hunt was. By the time we get out, hundreds of years may have passed.
      Tyr: I don't care if we wake up when the suns have all burned out and the universe is winding down to die, so long as I'm there to watch!

    • Gerentex: (referring to the Nova bombs Dylan's just used) 40! God, they're insane!!

    • Rev: Another of the Universe's little our expense.

    • Harper: The ship! She's alive! And she is ticked off!

    • Harper: Mind if I ask you a question?
      Hologram Andromeda: No.
      Harper: When Trance got shot, how did you fix her?
      Hologram Andromeda: I don't know. She didn't show any vital signs, so I brought her down here and monitored her, and then...she got better.
      Harper: That's our Trance.
      Hologram Andromeda: She's done this kind of thing before?
      Harper: The whole coming back from the dead thing? No, that's a new one. But, uh, let's just say it's not out of character.

    • Hologram Andromeda: That should sterilize the protozoa. Apply this three times a day for a week and you'll recover.
      Harper: Just out of curiosity, what would've happened if you hadn't treated this? Would it have, uh, left a scar?
      Hologram Andromeda: No. It would've eaten every inch of your skin away until it was gone. And then it would have started on your muscles, organs, eyes, and brain. You'd have lived about five more weeks, and then all that would've been left are bleached bones.
      Harper: Three times a day for a week.
      Hologram Andromeda: Don't miss any spots.

    • Harper: OK, I say we kill 'em.
      Rev: Gerentex?
      Harper: Who do you think? I can rig up an explosive using your shock wand.
      Rev: Violence begets violence.
      Harper: Yeah, well, I say it's time we started begetting.
      Beka: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold it. Even if we could take out Gerentex, and I have my doubts about that, what do we do about his posse?
      Harper: Well, I was thinking a REALLY big bomb.
      Rev: Harper, I advise you. Consider carefully this path that you would choose. The place to which it leads is very dark. If you murder Tyr and the other mercenaries, you'll be no better than Gerentex.
      Harper: Of course I will. He'll be dead.

    • Tyr: You're working too slowly. The longer we stay in one place, the more likely we are to face a counter-attack.
      Harper: Look, I appreciate paranoia, but if I don't get this right, we lose the entire ship.
      Rev: (Rising and moving toward Tyr threateningly) What my young friend is saying is give us some space.
      Tyr: (aiming his gun at Rev) Did I ask your opinion?
      Rev: The universe does not always provide what you ask for. The universe provides what you need.
      Harper: Hey, if you guys are gonna kill each other, go ahead and be my guest, but don't get any blood on my gear, okay?
      Tyr: Don't test me, Magog.

    • "Some scholars argue that the Commonwealth might have fallen even without Nietzschean treachery. In one breath, they underestimate both the Nietzscheans and the Commonwealth."
      Yin Man-Wei, The Rise and Fall of the Systems Commonwealth, CY 11942.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      -This episode aired in Canada on October 14, 2000 on Global.
      -This episode aired in the UK on October 16, 2000 on Sky One.
      -This episode aired in Australia on August 10, 2002 on Fox 8.

    • Shawn and Lori Stewart, as well as Darryl Quon, all appeared in the TV film Futuresport, written by Robert Hewitt Wolfe.


    • Rev: (as the Nova Bombs detonate) Fiat lux.
      Rev Bem is quoting part of Bible verse Genesis 1:3 from the Latin Vulgate version, which translates as "Let there be light."

    • Tyr: If you stare too long into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you.
      This is a paraphrase of the famous quote by Nietzsche, "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." This is Aphorism 146 from his work Beyond Good and Evil.

    • Anasazi:

      Navajo word, often translated as "ancient enemy", generally (and controversially) used to describe a cliff-dwelling native culture in the American southwest

    • Tyr:

      Tyr is the Norse God of War, best known for having his hand bitten off by the wolf Fenris.