Space: Above and Beyond

Season 1 Episode 23

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

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM May 26, 1996 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.