The Triangle

Season 1 Episode 1

Part 1

Aired Unknown Dec 05, 2005 on Syfy
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Part 1
Billionaire Eric Benirall hires a team of experts in diverse fields to investigate why his ships have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activist Meeno Paloma witnesses a terrible accident involving a Japanese whaler and a Greenpeace vessel, and begins to question his memory as he finds that his life and family have been strangely altered.moreless

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  • Amazing.

    This mini series starts off with a special effects extravaganza, something expected from Dean Devlin. This makes the show really watchable. The story is well written, it's a very entertaining start to the mini series. The characters are all introduced, we're shown who they are and what they are about. The effects in this show is pretty good, they could have done better though after all they made independence day. i really had a good time with this one, it's really well made, the story is exciting, it's not dull, it's a very watchable show. this is one of the best mini series i've seen in a while.moreless
  • A powerboat full of Greenpeace members is trying to stop a whaling vessel from harpooning a poor whale when suddenly some gasses - or something - rises from the sea floor and the centre of the ship explodes, folding up like a clam shell and sinks to the bmoreless

    A fairly spectacular start - forgetting the lead in with the re-enactment of the Spanish ships from the 15th century succumbing to the whims of the triangle that is.

    The whaler takes the greenpeace boat with it and there is only one survivor.

    All in all I thought this first instalment was really exciting and thought provoking.

    That is, except for the fact that it started out by having Catherine Bells character inform everyone that the Atlantic Ocean is the deepest ocean on earth....WRONG.

    For everyones benefit (who didn't know it already), the Pacific Ocean is the deepest ocean on the planet. And there are at least a dozen scientific expeditions going on right now that continue to find even deeper parts.

    Other than that piece of eroneous intel, I enjoyed it.

    Looking forward to seeing part 2. It's definately worth an 8/10 at this stage.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Bruce Geller writes the address of the website for Meteorological Administration of America (MAA) as www.moa/ . Such an URL is an impossibility and against the standard RFC 1738 which defines the syntax for web URLs.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Howard Thomas: And you were, what, about 50 miles out? Sargasso Sea?
      (Meeno Paloma nods.)
      Howard Thomas: (writing in his notebook) Also known as the Bermuda Triangle.
      Meeno Paloma: I never said anything about the--
      Howard Thomas: (interrupts) Oh no. Relax, relax, you don't have to. (pause) I will.

    • Bruce Geller: I really appreciate your problem with missing ships--
      Eric Benirall: No, you don't give a rat's ass about my problems. But I'm rich, you see, and I'm known to be a bit crazy with my money.

    • Eric Benirall: I'm prepared to give each of you five million dollars.
      (Howard Thomas whistles.)
      Stan Lathem: Each?
      Emily Patterson: He said 'each'.

    • Stan Lathem: Why can't you at least consider the possibility that the answer lies in non-traditional science? I mean, after everything we witnessed yesterday.
      Howard Thomas: Well...
      Stan Lathem: All of us witnessed.
      Emily Patterson: I'm willing to think outside the box here. Not all the way to Atlantis, but, uh, I'm gonna say a word. I don't want you to laugh at me, it's...wormholes.
      Howard Thomas: As in time travel?
      Emily Patterson: A non-recurring, randomly generated pathway between two distinct time-space dimensions.
      Howard Thomas: I thought your area of expertise was ocean stuff, ocean studies?
      Emily Patterson: I don't know that much about them.
      Howard Thomas: I've written about wormholes and interviewed people who have actually traveled through them. Fascinating group, if you can just get past the extra-long sleeves that buckle in the back.

    • Howard Thomas: Your theory is that all we have to do is to prove that wormholes truly exist? Excellent, that's great. (chuckles sarcastically) Gee, what are we gonna do with all that extra time we got left over?
      Emily Patterson: No wonder you're divorced...

  • NOTES (8)


    • Flight 19
      Coincidence or not, the mini-series premiered on the 60th anniversary of Flight 19, a squadron of five Navy torpedo bombers that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945. Although Flight 19 is not specifically referred to in dialogue, these are probably the planes the passenger airliner encounters.

    • The video game Meeno Paloma is playing with his son Dylan is Crash Tag Team Racing.

    • Howard Thomas: He's a total enigma, like the anti-Trump.

      Howard Thomas describes billionaire Eric Benirall as being the opposite of Donald Trump in that no one really knows anything about him. Howard Thomas also says that Benirall has no TV show, which of course is a reference to Trump's The Apprentice.

      This may also be a shout-out to Sam Neill's (Benirall) role in the 1981 horror movie Omen III: The Final Conflict, in which he plays the Antichrist (Damien Thorn).