Season 3 Episode 1

If the Wheel Is Fixed (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 30, 2002 on Syfy
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If the Wheel Is Fixed (2)

After Tyr and Beka get trapped in a dimensional tunnel, the crew attempts to reconstruct the situation to rescue them.

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  • Worst episode ever!

    This was by far the worst episode ever! Where to start with this one...First off this episode marked the clearest sign of the show\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s deterioration from good to crap. This episode makes little sense what so ever. Really what was the deal with the cat and Becka and Tir\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s powers powers and strange behavior after returning from the void. What happended to the Commonwealth ships that had backed them in the episode before. There are just so many plotholes in this episode. Really did the writers even pay attention to the previous episode at all? Obviously not! This episode was just absolutely mindless.Not to mention the CGI really really sucked!moreless
  • They didn't knew what they did last spring...

    ... otherwise the story would be much better and would really connect to what happened before. But it doesn't. They went in a completely different direction with what they gave us in the Season 2 Finale.

    All of a sudden the wormwhole (or whatever it was) is a surpreme beeing that can control others? Tyr loses his spikes? A cat appears? Come on! And nobody talks about it or thinks it's odd? No, it's normal for them... right...

    Whoever wrote this episode should have watched the Season 2 Finale to get an idea what it was all about... but as it seems all they said to him "There was a wormwhole, ships came out, Beka and Tyr went missing in it when they closed it" - that's not enough.

    Season 2 Finale was awesome, the perfect setup for a good second episode... but no, they went with a storyline that they could easily do in another episode instead of forcing it into this stroyline.moreless
  • An interesting, but confusing episode.

    It had been a while since I watched the Season Finale from Season 2 so it's a good thing they gave me a re-cap of it for this episode.

    To tell you the truth I was a little confused about the whole kitten thing. When they were showing the recording of the final few seconds of what had happened to Tyr and Beka I figured they would of said something about the cat. Personally I didn't think it made much sense. The last you see of it is in Dillon's office and that's it. It much just disappear because I don't recall other episodes with this kitten in it. I don't think I've watched all the episodes so if I see it again I'll make sure to comment on it.

    Other than the kitten with no explanation I thought the episode was a pretty good one.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: If the gravity on the command deck turned off, it wouldn't cause Dylan to float up to the ceiling, as was shown in the episode; lack of gravity would not have affected his body's inertia. In other words, no gravity means that any movement he made would propel him in the corresponding direction, whether up to the ceiling, down to the deck, or sideways. But standing still, or lying down, unless he moved, he would have remained where he was, because of the Law of Inertia.

    • Neither Beka nor Dylan seems suspicious to the appearance of the kitten, which Rommie later mentions have been extinct for thousands of years in "Delenda Est".

    • We see Rommie change her hair color instantly in this episode. When Harper constructed Rommie in Season One "To Loose the Fateful Lightning", he plucked one of Beka's hairs. Later in Season One, in "The Pearls That Were his Eyes", we see Beka has nanobots in her hair that allow her to change it's color.

    • Trance looks much less gold in this episode than she was in the season two finale "The Tunnel at the End of the Light", which was supposed to be set immediately before.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Dylan: I can't quite piece together what's wrong with her, but I'm thinking that I'm all booked up on weird today.

    • Dylan: Why is it we look for luck every time we're in danger?
      Harper: 'Cause that's when we need it most.

    • Harper: Some day you two have to tell me how you did that whole disappearing act. I've got a lot of people looking for me - it could come in handy.

    • Dylan: Anything we can do manually, we will do manually.
      Harper: Huh. Sounds like dating a cyborg.
      Dylan: Trim us down, Rommie.
      Rommie: Aye
      Harper: I see, exactly like dating a cyborg.

    • Dylan: Good. It's time for the three V's. (off Harper and Rommie's blank looks) 'Visualize', 'Verify', and then get 'Very, very pissed off'.

    • Tyr: And let me be the first to pronounce you as leper of the solar system!
      Dylan: Sounds like Tyr.

    • Andromeda: The tunnel is closing.
      Trance: Tyr...Beka...They're gone...Forever.

    • Dylan: (when Rommie tells him there's no sign of Beka and Tyr) Not after two years. Not after all the hard work, we have to do something--anything to find them.

    • Trance: Beka, of all the people on the ship, I'm the last person you should be messing with!

    • Trance: (to Beka) In the future, you and I go from place to place in search of--something. Something that isn't important right now what, but, in each place, it was really tough. The people there were not happy to see us. There was action, and violence, and in each place, you lost something. Whether it was an eye, or a leg, or an arm, or a kidney? And I repaired you. In the end, you were nothing more than a pathetic cyborg of tin. Leaking magnesium. I even put your head back on. But I couldn't get the tongue to work quite the way it was supposed to. But it was all for my needs, not yours. You're a puppet either way. And that is your future, you're going to be my puppet. So you might as well be sitting on my knee, and tell stupid jokes.

    • Trance: I can see things you know.
      Beka: Like what?
      Trance: I'm talking about the future.
      Beka: The future is now. That's all I know.
      Trance: The future. Sometimes it feels like yesterday. Sometimes today, sometimes tomorrow. Imagine the possibilities.

    • The fearful sit
      in a clutch with their worries,
      Whilst one man alone
      faces the furies.

      Songs of Loren
      CY 4557.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:

      -This episode aired in Canada on September 21, 2002 on Global.
      -This episode aired in the UK on September 30, 2002 on Sky One.
      -This episode aired in the Australia on November 15, 2003 on Fox 8.