Space: Above and Beyond

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Oct 15, 1995 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • McQueen: I'm sorry.
      Hawkes: What would you know about sorrow?
      McQueen: I know this much: I never had the... courage to look for my family. Not because I was afraid of what I might find, but because I was afraid of what I might feel.

    • McQueen: Vansen, Wang, missile incoming, lock on!
      Wang: Bingo!
      Vansen: We're locked on, lets rock and roll!

    • Keats: I won't do it, Captain. Too many of us have died fighting in your wars.
      Captain Lewelyn: You're putting every life on this ship at risk!
      Keats: Then we die equal.

    • Hawkes: Don't ever touch me again.
      Potter: Oh? And what's so special about you? I got a petri dish, I can always make another tank.

    • West: The navigator was right, it was a white light solar flare.
      McQueen: I know what the machine says, what do you say?
      West: There's no way to tell!
      McQueen: Trust your instincts, West. That's how you stay alive... There's something out there. I can feel it.

    • McQueen: Hawkes, forget the InVitro manifest. The 58th is your family. Looking for a past you never lived can only get you hurt.
      Hawkes: Feeling pain is part of being human.
      McQueen: Who said you were human?

    • Potter: No offense but uh, how can something grown in a tank consider itself related to anything else? Except maybe algae.

    • Hawkes: Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have a mother, or a father?
      McQueen: I don't think about what never was.

    • (Holds out a photo)
      Damphousse: My boyfriend's little girl.
      West: Cute.
      Damphousse: Yeah. She still misses her mother though.
      West: She'll learn to love you.
      Damphousse: Love isn't learned Nathan. It just is.

    • McQueen: Quite a cargo you've got here. First five years out of the tank, I worked the uranium mines at Omicron Draconis. Thirty four of us were shipped out, six came back. I don't know if there's a hell, but if there is, I've already been there.
      Captain Lewelyn: That was before the World Federation banned indentured servitude, Colonel. The InVitros I'm hauling signed on for the job.
      McQueen: You have a cargo of unborn, Captain. What did they sign on for?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Vansen: '...How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face...'

      Shane is making her point to Paul about love by quoting William Butler Yeats' poem "When You Are Old".

    • Potter: Yeah, but some are more equal than others.

      This is a reference to George Orwell's Animal Farm, an allegorical critique of Soviet totalitarianism, and to a lesser extent capitalism. The famous phrase the ruling class of pigs create is: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".