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Season 3 Episode 5

Chains of Command

Aired Unknown Nov 01, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hudson: You're telling me that you've got somebody in that trench with their finger on the nuclear button and you haven't talked to them in 6 months?

    • Hudson: If you don't hear from me in 24 hours you're to destroy the base.
      Henderson: There are over a hundred people on that base, sir.
      Hudson: And how many people are on the planet, Lieutenant?

    • Henderson: Commander, is something wrong?
      Ford: We're on the brink of war, and I have orders to annihilate our own soldiers if I don't get word within 18 hours. Yes, something's wrong.

    • Ford: You know, when this is over, assuming that the world isn't a radioactive asteroid, I am taking a vacation.

    • Loper (referring to Lucas, Dagwood and Hudson): A boy, a freak and a clown. How generous of the U.E.O. to send a circus.

    • Vanalden (to Hudson): You know what the sickness is, Oliver? The sickness is peace. Peace is an unnatural condition I was trying to impose on my men. Like this base was meant to impose on the world.

    • Lucas: What did they do to you?
      Dagwood: I almost killed a man!
      Lucas: You were defending yourself.
      Dagwood: A part of me liked it.
      Lucas: A part of you didn't. That's the part that makes you human, Dagwood.

    • Piccolo: We're doing this for ourselves, to get even. That's selfish. The courageous thing would be to carry out our mission. "Courage is the temporary absence of selfishness." Stephen Crane wrote that.

    • Hudson (about Vanalden): He's insane, Commander. You can stop him from taking us to Armageddon.
      Loper: It started in Eden.

    • Lucas: I just came by to see if you were okay.
      Dagwood: I almost became a killer. I feel…sick.
      Lucas: Then you are okay. Dagwood, we all have an animal inside ourselves, and maybe the best of us learn how to tame it.
      Dagwood: That's why I have this. To remind me. (holds up bug jar)
      Lucas: A cockroach?
      Dagwood: Mmm-hmm. I'm saving a life.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Hudson (referring to Vanalden): He's insane, Commander. You can stop him from taking us to Armageddon.

      Armageddon is an apocalyptic battle between good and evil described in the Christian New Testament, normally interpreted to mean the final battle which destroys the world. It has come to be used as a generic term for any event which seems able or likely to end our civilization, such as nuclear war, asteroid impact and global pandemic.