Season 1 Episode 8

Appearances and Other Deceits

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 28, 1999 on TNT
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The crew rescues the sole survivor of a spacecraft meanwhile dealing with image consultants from EarthGov.

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  • Earth fashion police come to the excalibur to revamp the show.sorry the earthforce wardrobe and to explain all the discontuities between the two waves of episodes

    Excalibur encounter a well funky looking spaceship with explosive decompression damage and a dead crew.

    Except not all of the crew died of axphixyation some them died of different things shooting stabbings etc.

    it seems to have been a mutiny but then is the really wierd part ,a chain of aliens linking hands across a coridor to a cyrotube,Containing a live speciem.

    Once aboard he goes into cardiac arrest and a junior doctor foolishly breaks quarintine to help the poor slob. A strange energy passes from the alien to the to the doctor who imediately acts diferently.She quickly spreads through out the crew by touch and strange alien writting begins showing up all over the walls.As some of the infected reach Max ellerson in the mess hall he notices the process take place and runs for his life.The infect gives chase and a marine draws his gun to cover max as he boards the lift,he gets shot in the neck for his troubles.Ellersion reaches the bridge and tells gideon to seal the ship but is it too late.

    okay the A plot is good and creepy sci fi fare with some good twists and drama

    the b plot is what spoils the show

    the designer is a gay stereotype

    how orginal

    his associate is david wells

    former head of nightwatch

    how the hell did he get a job after

    All the nightwatch did under president clark?

    Let alone a goverment position.

    the b plot is a poor excuse to justify some of the difference in the next batch of eps

    (which are actually the first batch just shown last)

    So we have them poncing around with fabric and so on

    highy un amuseing.

    Fast foward the b stuff

    and Id give it an 8

    but as is its a bit unevenmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: During the scenes where the alien entity is taking over some people while avoiding others, it appears that the alien entity is covertly trying to take over the ship. The alien entity leaves written symbols of its language all over the ship before possessing everyone, yet it wants to remain undiscovered.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Eilerson: I hate it when I go to movies with kids in the audience, because there is always someone there that tells me I can't kill them when they get loud! Now, who makes up these rules anyway...

    • Matheson: (about new uniform) I'm not sure that I will be able to breathe in that thing!? Gideon: (grins) Breathe on your own time!

    • Gideon: As Mr. Eilerson says, "the air" is human.

    • Dr. Chambers: (to nurse) And you. I want you go through full decontamination procedure before you come out of there. Including body cavity decon. Maybe we'll get lucky and find out where your copy of Med Lab regulations went.

    • Gideon: Personal journal: Captain Matthew Gideon continuing ... it's now three days since our visitors arrived on behalf of Earth Gov's Political Affairs Office. There's apparently some concern with how our work here is perceived back home. They've been assigned to "help" us. Before their tour is finished I may have to kill them ... assuming Lt. Mattheson doesn't beat me to it.

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