Season 1 Episode 11

The Pearls That Were His Eyes

Aired Unknown Jan 22, 2001 on Syfy
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The Pearls That Were His Eyes

Uncle Sid, an ex-business partner of Beka's father, wants to see Beka on Diphda Five, despite a dangerous solar storm advancing directly for the path.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Beka's father's name was Ignatius Valentine, and he was apparently a drug smuggler and eventually drug addict. Beka is so afraid of becoming an addict like her father that she abstains from alcohol and all other drugs. Beka's father made her special nanobots that let her change her hair color at will. His partner was Sid Barrie, and he acted like a surrogate uncle to young Beka, and he helped Ingnatius build the Eureka Maru.

      • Trans-Galactic and Quantum Express are two of the largest shipping companies, and they are planning on merging. The Free Trade Alliance must approve the merger before it is allowed to go through.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Tyr: I think it's quite possible she may have taken advantage of your generosity and gone back into business for herself.
        Dylan: Because that's what you would do?
        Tyr: Not after warning you.

      • Trance: Hey, exactly where on the body is the moneymaker located?

      • Tyr: I wish you would stop looking for beauty in things that want to kill us.

      • Trance: (a bit tipsy) I'm still trying to figure out this whole 'poisoning yourself for fun' thing. I think I like it.

      • Beka: Trance, do not let him buy you off with a backrub. This is Sam Profit we're dealing with.
        Trance: I think you're just cranky from the gravity. Why don't you just think of it as a way of decreasing his corporate resources? (to the masseur) Now, let's start with the tail.

      • Trance: Exactly where on the body is the money maker located?

      • Guy: I've been waiting for this.
        (Tries to fire force lance- the force lance zaps him instead. he collapses to the ground. Beka just stares.)
        Beka: It's personalized to my own DNA. Moron.

      • Beka: How old are you, Trance? I don't even know! I don't know anything about you! Where ya from? Who ya working for? Why're ya purple? Are you working for Sid? Trance? Trance, are you working for Sid? You're working for him, aren't you. Aren't you, Trance. Trance! Are you?! Are you working for Sam?!

      • Wealth is too Precious
        to be entrusted
        to the Rich.

        Anonymous Kalderan Proverb,
        circa CY 500.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Lisa Ryder's performance in this episode earned her a nomination for the Gemini Awards in the Category of "Best Supporting Actress in a Drama".

      • This was one of the first scripts written but actual filming was delayed by several months to wait for John De Lancie to be free to play the role of Uncle Sid.

      • International Airdates:

        -This episode aired in Canada on February 10, 2001 on Global.
        -This episode aired in the UK on December 11, 2000 on Sky One.
        -This episode aired in the Australia on October 12, 2002 on Fox 8.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)