Earth 2

Season 1 Episode 1

First Contact (1)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 1994 on NBC
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First Contact (1)
A new planet offers hope to Devon Adair's physically impaired son and others like him. Adair ignores government orders, assembles a crew and embarks on a journey to the unblemished planet 22 light years away.

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  • Not exactly the best Pilot ever, but not all that bad either. We go along for the ride with a small group who plan to create a new home on a new planet, in hopes of saving lives.moreless

    The episode starts of with a large amount of back story. We learn how in the future the Earth will no longer be able to support human life for much longer, people now live in space stations, and that very life on the station is causing children to become sick and die.

    Devon Adair hopes to prevent their deaths and the death of her only son, Uly. She has a colony ship prepared to take 200 families to New Pacifica, on a distant planet. Plans are changed when they discover a news transmission that stated that the Eden Project blew up less than an hour after they departed the station, a departure time 8 hours away. They are forced to make a run for it or they will all be killed. During this time we get to see many of the characters and get a feeling of who they are, and what their role will be in this project.

    After they awake from their 22-year long cold sleep they find they have made it to G889, and prepare to go down to their destination, when all hell breaks loose. One of the cargo pods gets stuck and results in the need for the ship to be abandoned. We get to see how much of a low-life Morgan is when he launches an escape pod with only himself and his wife inside, leaving the others to die, and John pounding on the door asking them not to go.

    Once the smoke settles the members in the first escape pod exit and find themselves on a new planet, that appears to be as Earth was over 200 years ago. That night True befriends a strange small creature, who will soon show it's dangerous side. Now they must gather what they can, and find the nearest supply pod, in hopes of finding some vehicles. But once they find it, they discover they are not alone, as it has been opened.moreless
Beth Colt

Beth Colt


Guest Star

Hedy Thom

Hedy Thom

Controller #1

Guest Star

John Verea

John Verea

Controller #2

Guest Star

Tierre Turner

Tierre Turner


Recurring Role

Walter Norman

Walter Norman


Recurring Role

Marcia Magus

Marcia Magus


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The 'WARNING' message seen on the screen prior to the pre-recorded news broadcast about the 'demise' of the Eden Advance project reads:


      "In accordance with the treaty on principles governing the activities of exploration and exploration of outer space, the moon, and other celestial bodies and the miltilateral telecommunications satellite organization attempts to decode without authorization is a criminal act punishable by confinement, credit loss, or both."


      Followed by what appears to read: "Offical use only: encryption code *****"

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Upon discovering the supply pod, has been opened)
      Devon: Oh, my God, we've been robbed.
      Commander O'Neill: We're not alone.

    • Control: Eden Advance. We still show no-go. Return to dock facility. Repeat, we will contact Port Authority.
      Commander O'Neill: Feel free to contact whoever you damn well please. We're making a run for it.

    • Commander O'Neill: Hey, Ace. You put this cargo down as nicely as that dish, we're in business.
      Alonzo: You say, "Stack 'em," and I'll say, "How high?"
      Commander O'Neill: Commence at your discretion, pal. I'll be in the head.
      Alonzo: Sure.

    • (John finds True asleep standing against a wall)
      John: Hey. True, sweetheart. Come on, you gotta buzz your teeth, I need your help up top.
      True: I'm getting a cat, right? I had a dream I got my cat.
      John: A real cat? Did you dream you won the trans-station lottery?
      True: Hey, you promised. You said we're gonna be richer.
      John: I know, but I didn't say we were gonna be billionaires. You know how much a pet allotment costs? Come on, I'll meet you up top.
      (True grabs his shirt)
      True: Let me make this clear, Dad. After we go drop them off, and we get home, I get a cat. Not a cheapo synth-cat, A real cat. No discussion, Understand? Well?
      (John reluctantly nods in accent.)

    • Commander O'Neill: Solace, what's our status?
      Alonzo: We're at zero minus eight and a half hours.
      Commander O'Neill: You weren't hired to tell me the time, Ace.
      Alonzo: Portal is yawing wide open. I'd say they're expecting a freighter.
      Commander O'Neill: Now you're talkin'. Advise colony, we're moving.
      Alonzo: Yes, sir!

    • (After 22 years of cold sleep, the first to be reawakened are Dr. Julia Heller and hot-shot pilot, Alonzo Solace.)

      Alonzo: I could postpone everyone's defrost and celebrate life a little bit. What do you say?

      Julia: Is that the only come-on you sleep jumpers can come up with these days?

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