Space: Above and Beyond

Season 1 Episode 23

And If They Lay Us Down to Rest... (1)

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM May 26, 1996 on FOX
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And If They Lay Us Down to Rest... (1)
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The 58th is deployed to a seemingly barren moon to make final preparations for a major offensive by the Earth forces, but when they arrive they discover that the moon is home to an unknown humanoid species, and that Operation Roundhammer may cause its extinction.

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  • Good story line with weak twists but worth watching.

    8.3
    This episode started like a discovery channel show about evolution. I like how the meaning mattered. The action in this episode is great but I found that the story line took a nose dive south. It wasn’t as strong in the second half as the first as it looked like the 58th turned into fun loving peace activists. They were pretty good in obeying orders from themselves but it seemed odd that they didn’t even listen to each other and arguing amongst themselves. They didn’t even keep top secret orders secret. They sort of acted like the sergeant that got West’s brother killed in a previous episode. They got a chance to redeem themselves as this was a 1st part of a 2 part story.moreless
James Morrison

James Morrison

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius McQueen

Kristen Cloke

Kristen Cloke

Capt. Shane Vansen

Morgan Weisser

Morgan Weisser

1st Lt. Nathan West

Rodney Rowland

Rodney Rowland

1st Lt. Cooper Hawkes

Lanai Chapman

Lanai Chapman

1st Lt. Vanessa Damphousse

Joel de la Fuente

Joel de la Fuente

1st Lt. Paul Wang

Derek Mark Lochran

Derek Mark Lochran

"Pasty"

Guest Star

Don Pugsley

Don Pugsley

Colonel Rabwin

Guest Star

Kristian Sorensen

Kristian Sorensen

Chig (uncredited)

Guest Star

Tucker Smallwood

Tucker Smallwood

Commodore Glen van Ross

Recurring Role

Robert Crow

Robert Crow

Communications Officer Lt. Pruitt

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Damphousse: This life could disappear because our words are useless.

    • Hawkes: (bringing the alien to the others so they can warn it) I may not be a good human being, but I'm better than a Chig.

    • Vansen: I hate to break up the Chiggie sociology class, but you can study plenty of dead ones when we get back for Roundhammer.

    • Vansen: Hawkes, the Colonel said that the fate of the world is in our hands, and you're reading a comic book?!
      Hawkes: (still reading the comic) Damn Chigs got Sgt Geequed strung up over some kind of tar pit thing.
      West: Coop, you're living it, man. What do you got to read about it for?
      Hawkes: I learn a lot from Geequed. Everyone could learn something from the Sarge.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • And If They Lay Us Down To Rest:

      This episode's title, and the following one "...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best" comes from an old Airborne School Running Cadence:

      C-130 rollin' down the strip,
      64 troopers on a one-way trip.
      Mission top secret, destination unknown,
      We don't know if we're ever comin' home.

      Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door,
      Jump on out and count to four.
      If my main don't open wide,
      I pack a reserve by my side.

      If that one should fail me too,
      Look out ground, I'm a comin' through!

      If I die on the old drop zone,
      Box me up and ship me home.
      As they lay me down to rest,
      Tell my mom I did my best.
      Give all my jump pay to my wife,
      So she'll be happy for the rest of her life.
      Tell my little baby not to cry,
      'Cause her daddy was a paratrooper when he died.