Season 1 Episode 13

Defying Olympus (Into the Heart of Darkness 4)

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Dec 11, 1993 on USA



  • Trivia

    • The eruption of Olympus Mons has destroyed the surrounding cities, which apparently included the capital of Mars, Maginus City. Later episodes, however, show Phaeton's Martian Palace still standing.

  • Quotes

    • (having to climb up Olympus Mons to get to e-frames)
      Sgt. Torres: Gonna be tough. The air's pretty thin here, its gonna be even thinner up there.
      Lt. J.T. Marsh: Hey, they don't pay us to do the easy stuff.

    • J.T. Marsh: Listen, if we go down fighting Typhonus, we'll take you with us.
      Phaeton: Lieutenant, humanity's end is inevitable. Do you think my death will make any difference?
      J.T. Marsh: It'll make a difference to me.

    • (Marsh tries to use Phaeton as a hostage to take control of the situation, but Typhonus makes it clear that this does not give them an advantage)
      Typhonus: You see, even the greatest of leaders is expendable, if there are others waiting to take his place.
      Phaeton: You traitor! You would betray me for your own ambition? My army will not serve a usurper!
      Typhonus: Farewell, Phaeton. You will be remembered forever as a martyr for the Neo sapien cause.

    • Marsala: Humans are great creators, Lieutenant, though often unaware of the consequences of their gift.

    • (After Phaeton is shot and falls over the cliff)
      Torres: Good shot!
      Nara Burns: Not really. I was aiming for his blaster.

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