Season 1 Episode 21

It Makes a Lovely Light

Aired Unknown May 07, 2001 on Syfy
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It Makes a Lovely Light

Beka pilots the Andromeda through slipstream routes that possibly lead to Dylan's home planet Tarn Vedra.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Harper: We need a Plan B. You always have a Plan B.
        Dylan: Yes, but my Plan B's work.

      • Rev: If the universe is a manifestation of the Divine, could not the slipstream be the very mind of God?
        Dylan: Well, if that's the case, then I'm afraid God had a seizure and forgot all about Tarn Vedra.
        Beka: And here comes God's little brain surgeon.
        Rev: Beka, some humility, please!
        Beka: Yeah, I tried that once. I didn't like it.
        Dylan: Like they say, in slipstream, confidence is everything.

      • Harper: It's half mystical mumbo-jumbo, half putrid poetry, and half bad math.
        Rommie: That's three halves.
        Harper: Like I said, bad math.

      • Beka: And now every morning I'm going to wake up thinking about flash. And every night, I'll go to bed thinking about flash, is that it? What do you know. I'm my father after all.
        Dylan: In the High Guard, we pledged to hold the line against the night. That's what the Commonwealth meant. And on this ship, the Commonwealth still exists. On this ship, we hold the line against the darkness in all of us.
        Beka: I know. Dylan, I know. I'm going to have to fight it. Every day, for the rest of my life.
        Dylan: And I'll be with you. Every step of the way.

      • Trance: Sometimes, you just have to allow people to make the mistakes that they need to make.

      • Beka: Is that an order, captain? My captain? Oh, I forgot, actually, you're not a real captain, uh, are you? There's no High Guard. There's no commissioned officers. Who around here is an ACTUAL captain? Don't tell me, lemme guess it's uh, it's coming to me, let me see, that would be, uh ME.

      • Beka: Yeah, maybe it is dangerous, but someone once told me that nothing worth doing is easy.

      • Beka: Happy birthday,'re going home.

      • Beka: You know, Harper? I've saved your skin before, and I'll save it again. But you have got to get off my back or so help me I will drop you back on the trash heap where I found you.

      • Beka (imitating her father): Sorry Rocket, I needed it. But I'll getcha another one, I promise.

      • Come bitter Rain,
        And wash from my Heart
        That saddest of all Words:

        Ulatempa Poetess, "Song of My Exile"
        CY 9825.

    • NOTES (5)

      • Dylan's surprise birthday party originally appeared in the script to "Double Helix". And while there wasn't time for it in that episode, the scene was deemed to be too much fun to waste completely.

      • The substance used for "Flash" was milk.

      • International Airdates:

        -This episode aired in Canada on March 31, 2001 on Global.
        -This episode aired in the UK on September 17, 2001 on Sky One.
        -This episode aired in the Australia on December 21, 2002 on Fox 8.

      • This episode was written specifically to be cheap to produce. It has no guest stars, no new sets, and no new CGI visuals or effects. At the end of the first season, they had gone overbudget on several other episodes, and were running out of money. In order to have enough left over to do the season finale properly, they had to cut corners, and this episode was the result.

      • This episode won a PRISM award in May of 2002 for its honest depiction of drug abuse and its effects on the user. Lisa Ryder (Beka) received a 2001 Gemini (Canadian Emmy-equivalent) nomination for this episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

        The Vedran writing on Beka's notes reads as follows: Left side -- STARS VERY HIGH. Middle Portion -- CAPTURE ONE STAR AND TRANSPORT IT 103 JUMPS. And the large "402" with the zero in the middle crossed out may be a reference to "42", given as the computer-supplied answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything in the Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

      • Cthulhu Mythos:
        The route to Tarn-Vedra would take the ship close to a charged plasma nebula that Beka refers to as "The Black Goat with a Thousand Young". This is one of the titles given to Shub-Niggurath, one of the Outer Gods in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.