Under The Night
had a weekness, it was this:
Its officers were too competent,
too caring and too brave."
The Rise and the Fall of the Systems Commonwealth
|Episode 001 (1x01)|
- Dylan's fiancee Sara Riley has two appearances in the series: The Banks Of Lethe (1x08) and Home Fires (2x08). Furthermore there is a picture of her and Dylan that appears frequently.
- Dylan's first officer Gaheris Rhade is killed in this episode. Nevertheless he appears several times in flashbacks: Forced Perspective (1x15) and Home Fires (2x08). In The Unconquerable Man (3x10) Gaheris get a bigger role when he is the Captain of the Andromeda Ascedant in a parallel universe. Because of his performance in this episode Steve Bacic (the actor of Gaheris Rhade) became a permanent member of the crew in Season Four (as Telemachus Rhade).
- "Under the Night" can be found in the last stanza of the poem "September 1, 1939" by W.H. Auden (1907-1973):
"Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;"
- The whistle by Harper when he's calling the other crew members of the Eureka Maru is a reference to "Star Trek - The Original Series" (1966-1969)
- The High guard officer Cronan Thompson takes his name from a Usenet-membet with whom Robert Hewitt Wolfe was in contact. The real Thompson died of cancer in 1999 aged just 19. (Eldorado Drift)
- Steve Bacic as Gaheris Rhade
- John Tench as Gerentex
- Gavin Bohr as "Gunnery Sergeant"
- Emy Aneke as Cronan Thompson
- Elizabeth Thai as "Refractions of Dawn"
- M. Yvonne Myers as Courir Pilot
- Jhonny Mah als Stam
- Lori Stewart as Varastaya
- Shawn Stewart as Brexos
- Air Date: 02.10.2000
- Season One production crew
- Writer: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
- Director: Allan Kroeker
- Cut: Eric Hill