Season 2 Episode 34

One Small Step (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 1)

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Jan 01, 2007 on USA



  • Trivia

    • The inscription on Phaeton's bunker entrance is from Dante's Divine Comedy and its written in Italian. It means, "abandon all hope, ye who enter here." In Dante's Divine Comedy, it is the inscription on the gateway entrance to hell.

    • Typhonus refers to the moon as "a dagger pointing at the Earth." This is a common saying. Japan was said to refer to Korea as a dagger pointing at the heart of Japan before invading them in the late 18th century.

  • Quotes

    • Cpt. Butler: Butler to Pellegrino, hold your fire! The neos are surrendering!
      Pellegrino: Guess somebody forgot to tell them they were winning!

    • Simbacca: These neos are fighting like pirates! Funny, I could almost respect them.

    • Cdr. Marsh: Looks like you'll have to take this one alone captain.
      Cpt. Butler: Without your e-frames, we might as well hang targets on our backs!
      Cdr. Marsh: Sorry captain, but I've got my orders.
      DeLeon: JT, one more e-frame may not make a difference up there, but it might for the captain. Let me go with him.
      (Maggie looks concerned in the background)
      Cdr. Marsh: Alright Alec, but take care.
      DeLeon: Always JT.
      Weston: Hey, don't get cocky Alec.
      DeLeon: Why Weston, I didn't know you cared.
      Weston: In your dreams DeLeon.
      Cpt. Butler: Lets go flyboy!

    • DeLeon: I've been meaning to thank you for rescuing all that artwork while on Earth.
      Bronsky: Yes well thats why they pay me the big bucks.
      DeLeon: It'd be a tragedy to lose all that beauty, just because Phaeton doesn't have an eye for the...(looks over at Maggie) finer things in life.

    • DeLeon: Are you okay Maggie?
      Weston: Yeah, I hate surprises.
      DeLeon: Well be careful ok?
      Weston: Why mister DeLeon, I didn't know you cared.

    • (Phaeton's speech in the background during the battle of the moon)
      Phaeton: Of all the creatures who have occupied the Earth, it is we, neosapiens, who have proved most fit to rule. The door to our future is opening, and beyond that door lies the road to greatness! Life, is a journey. Every action we take, every decision we make, large or small, is a step on that journey! Only when we take the last step is the final destination revealed. But YOU have chosen your future! You will not take your final step in darkness but in the brilliant flash of ULTIMATE sacrifice! As your enemies tremble before you, you will know that your journey WAS NOT MADE IN VEIN!!!

    • (fighting on Tranquility base on the moon)
      Pellegrino: Tranquility base huh? Don't seem so tranquil to me.

    • Adm. Winfield: You'd think after all my years with the exo-fleet, I wouldn't feel anything sending soldiers into combat... but I do. I'd still rather risk my own life than order other soldiers to risk theirs.
      Simbacca: And thats why they're willing to follow your orders.

  • Notes

    • Weston's last words to DeLeon were, "In your dreams DeLeon" without knowing it would be the last thing she ever says to him. She regrets this later on when she says that she didn't get a chance to tell him how she truly felt about him.

  • Allusions

    • The episode title One Small Step is a nod to Neil Armstrong's famous words spoken as he set foot on the lunar surface.

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