Season 1 Episode 0

Echo (Unaired Pilot)

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Unknown on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Topher: Wait, you are not allowed to have conspiracy theories when you're in the employ of the conspiracy. These folk elected to give us 5 years of their lives, after which they will be blissfully ignorant and very wealthy.

    • Adelle: I know you've heard colorful rumors about what an "Active" is. Robots, zombie slaves - they are, of course, quite the opposite. The Active is the truest soul among us.

  • Notes

    • On May 15th 2008 a trailer containing parts of "Echo" was shown at the Fox-Upfronts and was later leaked on the Internet.

    • This episode was originally intended to be the series pilot, but after test audiences found it too confusing and dark Joss Whedon decided to shoot a new pilot, "Ghost", to better introduce the story and characters to the viewing audience. It was originally reported that this episode was going to be aired second, after the new pilot, but when it proved impossible to salvage (even with reshoots) Joss decided to shelve the episode completely.

    • Production of "Echo" began on April 23rd, 2008. Principal photography took place from May 6th to May 12th. In June, four of the seven original days of shooting had to be reshot. This may have been related to the fact that a new pilot was filmed, making "Echo" the second episode rather than the first, as originally planned.

  • Allusions