Season 4 Episode 17

A Constellation of Doubt

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 2003 on Syfy

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  • A documentary from Earth confirms John’s worst fears.

    This was a fascinating way to examine how Earth reacted to the crew’s visit.

    No wonder John is obsessed. As Rygel pointed out, John has many obsessions, but watching the documentary over and over is typical. How many times did John warn them? Full disclosure is the only way Earth can unite to fight what could come. But the American Government does what they always do – quote ‘National Security!’ and classify everything! Now the paranoia takes over and conspiracy theorists are having a fabulous time! It’s quite frightening to see how Humans have reacted to the visit, the prejudice and the small-mindedness, never seeing that John was trying to prepare them, give them what they needed without scaring them. Now John knows he should have told them everything because now various groups are filling in the gaps. Instead of preparing the planet for a potential war, Humans are too busy arguing about the morality of Chiana, the dangerousness of D’Argo, the possibility of inter-species babies… it’s only far later that they finally take the hint and unity begins.

    It was fascinating to watch the home movies that Bobby made, a behind the scenes look of their trip to Earth. Quite scary how conversations can be taken out of context and put together. Though some of the ‘points’ were well done and actually not out of context.

    It’s great to see the aftermath of their ‘vacation’. Often with an episode like 'Kansas', you don't know what happened afterwards. A very interesting episode.