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Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
Voice of Dominar Rygel XVI
Voice of other-dimension Creature
Voice of Pilot
It's established that Nebari have more acute hearing than humans in this episode.
According to Chiana, the Nebari's weapon scientists once poked a hole into another dimension, but eventually lost control of the experiment, decimating the entire solar system, including four populated planets.
Zhaan goes back to wearing her priestly vestments during this episode because she realizes that while she has forsaken the practice of her religion she hasn't given it up in her soul.
The parallel Moyas are supposed to exist in the base elements of light and sound, but the base colors of light are red, blue, and green not red, blue and yellow.
Chiana: Are you sure about this?
Crichton: Just go up!
Chiana: What if the creature's waiting?
Crichton: Then piss it off!
Crichton: Pretend it's me!
Crichton: I've got to find a way out of here. It's hard, you have to listen for a weird, strange noise, something out of the ordinary.
Rygel: Hmmm, weird noise... does my stomach count?
Crichton: You'll be happy to know we have a plan.
Chiana: I'll be happier to know if it works.
Rygel: Reverse? T'chah! No Dominar from the House of Rygel ever travels in reverse!
Crichton: Well, turn around. Pretend you're going forward.
Rygel: (as they prepare to Starburst out of the rift) Shall I disrobe so it's memorable?
Zhaan: My dear, I've kicked more ass than you've sat on.
Crichton: You did NOT say that!
D'Argo: I did! I was very shameless in my youth.
Crichton: And that worked?
D'Argo: Of course not! The girl screamed and I was almost arrested.
Rygel: (singing) 'Oh, there is no expanse of the mind the Will cannot traverse; Or physically, the distance laid across the Universe. There's blessings many in the stars, save one lamented curse; That Sixteenth Rygel, glory me, must travel in reverse!' (speaking normally) There's a little dance that goes with that, but I can't do them both at the same time! (he and Chiana laugh hysterically)
Crichton: It's gonna be harder to doubt you in the future.
Aeryn: Well, I apologize for my strengths.
Aeryn: Why did you not shoot at that thing?
Crichton: I don't know.
Aeryn: Brilliant instinct, Crichton.
Pilot: Starburst is technically the seam between space-time dimensions. Moya's power cells allow us access, and we simply ride out the energy stream, at random.
Chiana: Pushed out at random?!
Zhaan: Not now, Chiana.
Chiana: What do you mean, not now?! We go into this star-lurch thing and we don't even know where we're going?!
Pilot: At the next appropriate moment, you're welcome to leave...
Crichton: I gotta get outta here before I end up like you!
Rygel: What? Handsome with a great sexual prowess?
Crichton: Rygel is on Tier Eight, you'll have to find him on foot.
Chiana: Me? Get frelled!
Crichton: Listen, Sunshine, you wanna be part of this crew?
Chiana: On the good days!
Crichton: This IS one of the good days.
Zhaan: Rygel, what do you think?
Rygel: Well, Moya has been, for as long as I can remember, our protector, our home, our companion, and our friend.
Rygel: However, as relationships grow, they also change. Do you think we can trade her for a faster vessel?
Crichton: Ugh! Aww, salmonella, what is that?
Rygel: That's kroll-dar, a delicacy--even for pagans.
Crichton: Yeah? Well how long was it under your butt getting delicate?
Crichton: I thought you were Junior Miss Tough-Chick of the Universe.
Chiana: Yeah, when I can kiss or kick or cry my way out of it. This is way way way way different.
Chiana: You got it wrong, four-arms.
Pilot: Your inability to locate them does not negate the fact that they are there.
The working title for this episode was "The Fifth Reality"
-This episode aired in Canada on January 19, 2000 on YTV.
-This episode aired in the UK on April 10, 2000 on BBC-2.
-This episode aired in Australia on December 16, 2000 on Nine.
This episode was one of the hardest episodes to produce; hence it's placing near the end of the season, because of the difficulty in conceptualizing it. It was difficult for everyone to grasp exactly what the creature and multiple dimensions would look like.
"Through the Looking Glass" was originally pitched by David Kemper as an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which the Enterprise comes across a derelict ship, which an away team finds empty, but there's actually a creature on board that leaves slime on the walls and has taken over the ship. It gets larger, and so it has to move on to the Enterprise. Of course, the idea went through many re-writes before becoming the episode you see here.
Crichton: Salmonella...what the hell is that?
Salmonella is a variety of food poisoning.
Crichton: You ready Pip?
Chiana: Aah... 'Pip' means?
Crichton: My favorite traveling companion.
A reference to Adam Warlock's companion from the Marvel universe, Pip the Troll.
Crichton: Still auditioning for Star Search, I see.
The title "Through the Looking Glass" is a reference to the 1871 sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was called Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
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