Glitch say that the final number of 1208 -- "The queen's birthday". The classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" was released on August 12, 1939 ("12-08-39" in European date format)
Ahamo says he first entered the OZ when his balloon was blown away from the Nebraska State farm. His name is "Omaha", the largest city in Nebraska, spelled backwards.
In the early stages of production for Tin Man the mini-series focused primarily on the character Wyatt Cain. This is how it got it's name, and when the show became what it is now the name stayed.
Glitch: I've been thinking. If Mystic Man really does have all the answers, then maybe after he's helped DG find her mom, he could help me refill my noggin. Give Raw here some spine, and maybe do something for you about your lousy attitude!
Cain: Or maybe he can put a zipper where it'll do some good.
Munchkin 1: Will Azkadellia attack from the east?
Munchkin 2: The sorceress Azkadellia! The one for whom you spy. From which direction will her men come? Will they walk or will they fly?
DG: Okay. How many times do I have to tell you guys that nothing you've said made any sense to me?
Munchkin 1: Perhaps she is just a girl.
DG: Yes. I am. I'm just a girl.
Munchkin 1: Azkadellia has raided most all villages searching for the stone. Are we next on her list?!
DG: I don't know about any list, but if this is how you treat strangers, I'm not surprised you have enemies.
Mystic Man: You stay with her at all costs.
Cain: I have to take care of Zero.
Mystic Man: You know who she is now. She's the key. Promise me. I want your word as a tin man. You will not leave her side at any cost.
Cain: You have my word.
Cain: Who needs tin when you have a picture of a certain little man playing bedsheet bingo with Zero's first wife?
DeMilo: What? Come on Cain... Me and Mrs. Z, we... we was just joking around...
Cain: Oh really? Why don't I go ask Zero, see if he thinks it's funny?
Azkadellia: The little bitch has gone to see the wizard.
DeMilo: Oh God, I hate tin men... especially ex-tin men.
The majestic queen of the O.Z,
Had two lovely daughters she,
One to darkness, she be drawn,
And one to light, she be shown,
Double eclipse, it is foreseen,
Light meets dark in the stillness between,
But only one and one alone,
Shall hold the emerald and take the throne
DG: Did you hear that?
Glitch: Yes... no.
Glitch: My noggin wasn't always this way, you know. In my hey day, I was goverment advisor numero uno. I was the top dog's...right-hand man.
DG: Um.. your ah... zipper is undone.
Glitch: Oh... didn't mean to offend. (zips his head up) Gotta be careful not to lose your marbles.
DG: Somebody saw my parents?
Munchkin: You say parents; I say spies!
Lavender Eyes: (in DG's dream) A storm is coming.
Cain: (to DG) Look, I don't know where you came from, but if you have any interest of staying alive in the O.Z. you better get one fact straight real fast: trust no one.
Azkadellia: Welcome back, little sister: there's no place like the O.Z.
Zero: (before he shoots Cain) No iron suit for you this time. No wife and child crying for years to free you from it...
Cain: My family's alive?
Zero: Hardly matters now.
Cain: Now I know why they call you Zero... Still can't fight your own battles.
DG: What do you want?
Azkadellia: Well up until a moment ago I wanted your death, but now it seems you have something I need...
Azkadellia: The emerald... You know where it is.
DG: (to Glitch) You knew my mother.
Glitch: I knew I wasn't an idiot. Or a convict. I was the queen's adviser.
Azkadellia (to the Mystic Man): If it isn't the great and terrible blah blah blah himself.
Glitch: Oh come on, Tin Man, have a heart!
Cain: Much obliged for the help.
DG: You're welcome, Mr. Cain. Um, I'm DG, by the way, and this is...
Cain: I know. A headcase.
Glitch: (laughs ruefully) I have a proper name, you know. And whe-when I remember it, I'll tell you.
DG: What's a headcase?
Cain: It's what the state does to re-educate criminals. They rip out their brains. Make them prisoners of their own minds. Ain't that right, convict?
Glitch: Hey. Whoa. I ain't no convict. And just in case I am, it-it-it was a bogus charge, a-a-a frame job. I'm sure of it.
Cain: Yeah, well...I'll see you down the road.
Glitch: Yeah, that's life in the O.Z. these days. Tough and tougher.
DG: Why would they remove your brain?
Glitch: 'Cause of what I know. Or used to know. Whatever it was. Name's Glitch. On account of sometimes my synapses don't fire right. Sometimes my synapses don't fire right.
DG: You just said that.
Glitch: Did I? (laughs) There you go. Glitching again. (laughs)
DG: And here I was thinking this nightmare couldn't get any weirder.
Glitch: This isn't a nightmare. This is the O.Z. The Outer Zone. It used to be a piece of heaven, too. Until Azka-D got her claws into it.
Raw: (about Cain) Brave man. Good man. Tin Man.
Glitch: Oh, I might have known you were a Tin Man. What with that attitude. (scoffs)
DG: What's a Tin Man?
Glitch: It's what they call policemen in Central City. At least I think it is.
DG: (to Cain) You're a cop?
Original International Air Dates:
Slovakia: January 3, 2011 on Markiza
Callum Keith Rennie (Zero) is a familiar face to frequent viewers of the SciFi Channel. He plays recurring character Leoben Conoy on the critically-acclaimed Battlestar Galactica.
The entire mini-series runs around 246 minutes.
There are over 1000 visual effects shots for the mini-series.
Special effects are by Anthem Visual Effects.
Production Budget: $19 million
Filmed between March 26th and June 26th 2007.
Shot in-studio and on location in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Glitch: Come on, Tin Man, have a heart.
This alludes to how the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz wanted to have a heart.
The Papay are a reference to the poppies that put people to sleep in the original film The Wizard of Oz.
Azkadellia: There's no place like the O.Z.
This is taken from the popular quote "There's no place like home" in the original movie The Wizard of Oz.
The giant green head on the Mystic Man's stage alludes to the Wizard's disguise in The Wizard of Oz.
In Tin Man the yellow brick road is referred to as the old road.
When DG walks into the diner and takes off her coat she is wearing the same outfit that Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz.
In this episode Winkies are called LongCoats, the winged monkeys are Mobats, and The Wizard is called the Mystic Man.
The Emerald City is called The Central City in Tin Man.
The main character, D.G.'s initials stand for Dorothy Gale, the original name of Dorothy in the L. Frank Baum's books.
The farm's number is 39; 1939 is the year The Wizard of Oz was released.
When DG calls her "dad" popsicle, this is an allusion to Wicked, the musical, when Galinda writes home to her parents and calls them Mumsie and Popsicle.