The Dead Zone

Season 1 Episode 11

Dinner with Dana

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 25, 2002 on USA



  • Trivia

    • About 20 min into the episode, when Johnny is drinking wine with Dana, with every camera angle switch, the amount of wine in each wine glass changes.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Johnny: It's like six degrees of seperation, only minus 5!
      Johnny says this line when he is in bed with Dana and has visions of everybody that they both either slept with or know appear in the same room with them, giving their commentary about what is taking place.

      "Six Degrees of Seperation" in a common concept that says that everyone in the world is somehow connected through a link of six people, and it is also the name of a movie with the same idea. Actor Anthony Michael Hall who plays Johnny, costarred in that 1993 movie.

    • Dana: Resistance is futile
      When Dana tries to talk Johnny into dancing with her, she uses a quote from Star Trek: Voyager. Which is the Borg's common phrase, but is associated almost completely with the character, "7 of 9" who is played by Jeri Ryan. Also, the phrase originated from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode written by Maurice Hurley called "Q Who?". This episode introduced the Federation and the viewers to the Borg.

      The phrase would have a greater impact and leave a long lasting effect with viewers in the episode, "The Best of Both Worlds." Captain Picard played by Patrick Stewart is assimilated by the Borg and becomes their spokesperson/leader, Locutus. He tells Riker and the Enterprise crew that the human race is doomed, that they will become one with the Borg and that "Resistance is Futile." This two-part episode is considered by many fans as the best of Star Trek. The episode was written by The Dead Zone's creator/exec. producer, Michael Piller.