Season 1 Episode 2

Exodus from Genesis

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 26, 1999 on Syfy
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Moya gets infested with bugs who have come on board to breed. They turn up the temperature to speed up the process but this causes Aeryn to get heat delirium as she is cold blooded. The bugs seem to be able to replicate members of the crew. And as if that isn't enough, a Peacekeeper ship shows up.moreless

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Damian de Montemas

Damian de Montemas

Lieutenant Melkor

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Jodie Dry

Jodie Dry


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Tai Scrivener

Tai Scrivener

PK Commando

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Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Voice of Pilot

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Terms:

      -A Marauder is a Peacekeeper combat transport ship that carries a crew of five commandos.
      -A Prism Laser Saw is a cutting tool.
      -A Bellian Yard Rat is an unspecified; presumably a rodent with a high rate of reproduction, as in "spitting out replicants like a Bellian yard rat."
      -"Fa-pu-ta" is a exclamatory remark, with several meanings, including bastard, or "Like Hell!".
      -Yotz is an expletive analogous to hell, as in, "What the yotz was that?"

    • Nitpick: Zhaan is an accomplished chemist, yet she never attempts to create any chemical reaction, such as dissolving ammonium nitrate in water, to assist Aeryn when she begins overheating. This simple chemical reaction would create a cold liquid that, if enclosed in a bag, could be used as a cold pack to help Aeryn from succumbing to the "living death".

    • Goof: Pilot uses the unit of time "hours" when referring to how long before the temperature reaches "optimum plus fifteen." The time unit which is approximately equivalent to an hour is an Arn, and is the term he typically uses.

    • Moya has a Terrace, a small deck area on her external hull, whose atmosphere is apparently protected by some sort of force field, providing the crew with a "back porch", and an unobstructed view of the stars.

    • The "dentic" is introduced in this episode: the dentic is a wormlike creature used to clean one's teeth. It crawls around inside one's mouth eating all the bacteria and excess food particles in one's mouth. One rule to the wise: NEVER swallow a dentic.

    • We learn about the Sebacean vulnerability to heat, and the conditions included in the "living death" that results if Sebaceans are exposed to heat for too long. As Sebacean cells overheat, their nervous system shuts down. Short-term memory goes first, then motor function, and lastly long-term memory. But, the Sebaceans don't die, they live on in that state. It is the only instance in which Sebaceans will kill their own out of mercy.

    • Goof: The red paint streak on Rygel's face re-appears and disappears after Zhaan has cleaned it off.

  • QUOTES (27)

    • D'Argo: Look, human, for what it is worth, the part of me that wants Aeryn to live is greater than the part of me that wants all Peacekeepers to die.
      Crichton: It's not worth much.
      D'Argo: Well, it's all I've got.

    • Crichton: (to "Aeryn" after "Zhaan" punches him and sabotages the ship) How do you say 'we're screwed' in your native tongue?

    • Zhaan: It's a scout ship. Crais' eyes and ears.
      Aeryn: And claws. It's a Marauder: five man crew, highest level of training, success measured by body count.

    • Aeryn: (when approaching "living death") It's up to you.
      Crichton: Aeryn, no, I'm trying to...
      Aeryn: Before the living death takes hold you have to be prepared to kill me. Promise!
      Crichton: No, not a chance.
      Aeryn: You said I'm not alone. A friend would do this for me. Family would do it swiftly.

    • Aeryn: D'Argo's right.
      Crichton: Of course he is, Ms. Sun. He's been here longer.

    • Aeryn: (About PK commandos) I'm sure your world has no force so ruthless and disciplined.
      Crichton: Oh, we call them linebackers, or serial killers. Depends if they're professional or amateur.

    • Crichton: Look, you're not in this alone. Everybody on board has had their lives derailed from what they thought they were going to be... should be. We're stuck together. As long as we are, we might as well be...
      Aeryn: What? Family? Friends? I want neither.
      Crichton: Somebody's got to be there when you need it.
      Aeryn: No offense, Human, but what could I possibly want from you?

    • (D'Argo throws Rygel into the wall vent with the Draks)
      Rygel: Luxan manners never fail to amaze me.

    • Crichton:(About Drak Aeryn look-a-like) It was impossible to tell the difference.
      D'Argo: The fact it was sabotaging the ship wasn't a clue to you?

    • Rygel: What a yotz kind of deal was that!
      Crichton: Best we could do.
      Rygel: Just another reason why I should handle all negotiations.

    • Rygel: (after John talks too loud while Rygel is scouting the bugs' lair) Are you trying to get me killed?! (snorting cynically) Of course you are, you sent me in here!

    • Crichton: You know those days where life is just not what you thought it would be?
      Melkor: I killed you!
      Crichton: I'm still here.

    • Crichton: It's just you and me.
      D'Argo: Actually, it's me... and you.

    • Crichton: Didn't we meet at a party a few years back?

    • Aeryn: You know, I always thought that lesser lifeforms were useless, just something to be squashed.
      Crichton: Well, it's humbling when you realize that...you're not talking about the Draks, are you?

    • Crichton: 'Time and patience'--is that your answer to everything?
      Zhaan: Yes, because it's always the right answer.

    • Rygel: I had blue crud up in places you don't want to know about!

    • D'Argo: Rygel is NOT my sovereign!
      Crichton: He is today.

    • Rygel: If I sit perfectly still, they don't advance. Yet, when I move... they get disagreeable.
      D'Argo: Right. Don't move.
      Rygel: If we ever survive this, Luxan, you must become my adviser!

    • Rygel: They're building some kind of nest.
      D'Argo: Nest?
      Rygel: Too many letters, Luxan? Try 'hive'.

    • Crichton: They're making this their home.
      Rygel: Then I'm moving!

    • Rygel: (after D'Argo bangs on the panel) What the yotz was that?!
      D'Argo: Just trying to scare whatever is in there.
      Rygel: Well it worked!

    • Pilot: (to Aeryn) It is strange to be so close to a Peacekeeper I do not fear...that was a compliment.

    • D'Argo: Sebaceans lack the gland necessary to regulate extreme thermal increases.
      Crichton: Wait--Crais and those other guys who're chasing us are cold-blooded? Literally?
      D'Argo: It's a weakness not enough of them die from.

    • Pilot: Do not let her execute that command!
      Crichton: (wrestling with "Aeryn") Thanks, Pilot, that's a big help!

    • D'Argo: (about the replicants) We will kill them all.
      Zhaan: And how will you tell us from them?
      D'Argo: We will cut off the tip of our small finger for identification.
      Crichton: (picks up a can of spray paint) How about something a little less permanent?

    • Rygel: Mother always said I was the best-looking. That's why she had my other brothers banished--she said my face belonged on the imperial seal.

  • NOTES (8)

    • The CGI version of Rygel was used to show him walking for the only time in the series. Brian Henson noted that this was not repeated due to its cost. This was the first that featureda CG version of Rygel. Graham Binding was the main animator for Rygel and had to constantly update the model to match the puppet. Paul Butterworth stated that "...the big problem we noticed over time was Rygel evolved. His face and his skin slightly changed. Every time they made a different puppet it would be painted slightly differently. So whenever we used the 3D Rygel, he had to be re-tweaked and rematched to match the live action Rygel. He ended up with his own little department, recreating him every time."

    • Until the "PK Wars" miniseries, this was the only episode directed by Brian Henson. He deliberately brought a different feel to the shooting from "Premiere", which was being shot at the same time.

    • John's reference to the frat house film Animal House was originally left out when it aired in the US; it was only shown during the first run of the European airing.

    • Geoff Barker, Chenoeh Miller, and Tai Scrivener are uncredited for their roles as the PK Commandos.

    • Originally, writer Ro Hume called the Drak Monarch the Sultana, as in the wife of a Sultan. This was changed for fairly obvious reasons.

    • This is the first episode where the entire show takes place aboard Moya, as it was designed to be a "bottle show".

    • International Air Dates:

      -Canada: September 29, 1999 on YTV.
      -UK: January 10, 2000 on BBC-2.
      -Australia: June 17, 2000 on Nine.

    • "Exodus from Genesis" was part of the first block of back-to-back filmed episodes, being filmed straight after "Premiere."


    • Crichton: Next planet, I'll rent you a copy of Animal House.
      Crichton refers to the John Belushi film National Lampoon's Animal House, one of the ultimate frat house movies.

    • Crichton: Hetch seven? Thing's a Hyundai -- why don't we stop playing hide and seek and just smoke 'em?
      Hyundai is a Korean manufacturer of economy automobiles, which are marketed in the United States. Whatever their product's actual quality may be, they have frequently been the target of derisive humor.

    • Crichton: D'Argo, the giant Ouija board says, uh...optimum plus 3.
      A Ouija board or talking board is a flat surface printed with letters, numbers, and other symbols, to which a planchette or movable indicator points, supposedly in answer to questions from people at a seance. The fingers of the participants are placed on the planchette that then moves about the board to spell out messages. Ouija is a trademark for a talking board currently sold by Parker Brothers.

    • Predator:
      When we see through the Draks eyes at the beginning the view we get is similar to the view we get through Predator's eyes in the Arnold Schwarzenegger action film Predator.

    • Title:

      The title "Exodus from Genesis" is comprised of the names of the first two books of the Bible in reverse order.