Season 3 Episode 13

The Risk-All Point

Aired Unknown Feb 10, 2003 on Syfy
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The Risk-All Point

When Dylan is invited to the launch of the first Commonwealth ship made in 307 years, the ship explodes and sabotage is suspected.

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    Jayne Heitmeyer

    Jayne Heitmeyer

    Errin Shohashi

    Guest Star

    Adam Harrington

    Adam Harrington

    Captain Grissum

    Guest Star

    Peter Kent

    Peter Kent


    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Dylan: (attempting to find a way to survive when their escape pod has only minutes of air left) Finish your plan yet?
        Tyr: Yes, I have a plan. How are you doing, Dylan?
        Dylan: Finished. So, what's your plan?
        Tyr: In my plan, we would die.
        Dylan: Oh.
        Tyr: Yours?
        Dylan: Well, see, my plan is... uh... it involves a spacewalk. (Tyr looks incredulous) Well, we die. (Tyr throws up his hands in disgust) We need a better plan.

      • Errin: Beka Valentine, you're an excellent pilot. If I didn't know better, I'd mistake you for a Nietzschean.
        Beka: Thanks, I think?!

      • Dylan: What's up?
        Beka: I've got bad news, and then I've got some bad news.
        Dylan: Phew! For a moment there, I thought something good was going to happen today.

      • Beka: (holding gun to Errin) You can die, get out of the way, or help. What's it gonna be?

      • (Dylan stares at Errin Shohashi, apparently mesmerized. Tyr gets up in Dylan's face.)
        Tyr: (repeating what Beka just said) She's Nietzschean.
        Dylan: (still staring) She can be anything she wants to be.

      • Tyr: (about the senator) Even the Grim Reaper didn't want her.

      • The universe is bound
        in equal parts
        By arrogance and altruism.
        Any attempt to alter this
        Would be suicide.

        Dr. Walter Giles,
        "The Value of Value,"
        CY 11543.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Gordon Michael Woolvett and Laura Bertram do not appear in this episode.

      • International Airdates:

        -This episode aired in Canada on February 12, 2003 on Global.
        -This episode aired in the UK on July 21, 2003 on Sky One.
        -This episode aired in the Australia on February 7, 2004 on Fox 8.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Titanic:

        The ship's destruction by a comet (essentially ice and similar substances) as well as the flaws in the escape pods are likely an allusion to the Titanic, a similarly praised ship which was destroyed by a collision with an iceberg and had an insufficient number of lifeboats.

      • Shohashi:

        This is a possible reference to Sho Hashi, the first king of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (today Okinawa Prefecture), having united the islands' three kingdoms of Chuzan, Hokuzan, and Nanzan by conquest.

      • Genghis:

        This is a reference to the Mongolian Emperor Genghis Khan.