Orphan Black

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Thursday 10:00 PM on BBC America Premiered Mar 30, 2013 Returning 2017

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  • Season 4 Episode 9: The Mitigation of Competi...

  • It appears that two babies are used for Kendra's newborn son, Jacob. The baby she lays down under the mobile is not the same baby that the camera pans to when she explains that Jacob is blind. The second baby appears older and has much more hair.

  • Season 4 Episode 7: The Antisocialism Of Sex

  • Susan Duncan tells Rachel that the Victorian industrialist Perceval Westmoreland started the Neolution movement.

  • Season 4 Episode 4: From Instinct To Rational...

  • Although cut from scenes, creator Graeme Manson shared through his blog that "Corncob" which is Ferdinand's Swiss bank account password in this episode, is also Ferdinand and Rachel's BDSM safeword.

  • M.K.'s real name is Veera Souminen. She was supposed to have been part of the Helsinki purge but she escaped.

  • Season 4 Episode 1: The Collapse of Nature

  • Urinalysis drug testing is much more strictly monitored than just peeing in a cup and handing it to someone. In addition to chain of custody, one monitors the temperature of the sample to ensure that it's body temp to prevent using a fake sample, which is what Beth did.

  • Season 3 Episode 10: History Yet to Be Written

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect."

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Insolvent Phantom of Tomo...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we—you and I, and our government—must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Ruthless in Purpose, and ...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings. We face a hostile ideology - global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method."

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Community of Dreadful Fea...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead,a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect."

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Certain Agony of the Batt...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of the battlefield.

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Scarred by Many Past Frus...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "During the long lane of the history yet to be written, America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of disarmament of the battlefield.

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Newer Elements of Our Def...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defenses; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research -- these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel."

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Formalized, Complex, and ...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government."

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Transitory Sacrifices of ...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle with liberty the stake."

  • Season 3 Episode 1: The Weight of This Combin...

  • Title: The title comes from Dwight D. Eisenhower's televised Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 17, 1961 from the Oval Office. The full text is "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

  • Season 2 Episode 10: By Means Which Have Never...

  • Title: The episode title is part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, VI) published in 1620. The full quote is "It would be an unsound fancy and self-contradictory to expect that things which have never yet been done can be done except by means which have never yet been tried."

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Things Which Have Never Y...

  • Title: The episode title is part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, VI) published in 1620. The full quote is "It would be an unsound fancy and self-contradictory to expect that things which have never yet been done can be done except by means which have never yet been tried."

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Variable and Full of Pert...

  • Title: The episode title is a part of a quote from Francis Bacon's The New Organon or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature, (Aphorisms, Book One, XLII) published in 1620. The full quote is "So that the spirit of man (according as it is meted out to different individuals) is in fact a thing variable and full of perturbation, and governed as it were by chance."

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Knowledge Of Causes, And ...

  • Title: The episode title "Knowledge Of Causes, And Secret Motion Of Things" is from the incomplete novel New Atlantis: A Worke Unfinished (paragraph 52) by Sir Francis Bacon published in 1627. The book was about a utopian society and Bacon's revolutionary view of the role of science in society. The book was the first thorough treatment of the potential benefits of modern science. The specialist research institution described in the book was the inspiration of the Royal Society in 1662. The complete sentence is "The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible."

  • Season 2 Episode 6: To Hound Nature in Her Wa...

  • Title: The episode title, "To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings" is a phrase from Francis Bacon's De Augmentis Scientiarum, which appeared in 1623 and is an expanded version translated into Latin from his earlier work the Advancement of Learning, published in 1605. The complete quote is "For you have but to hound nature in her wanderings, and you will be able when you like to lead and drive her afterwards to the same place again."

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