At 1:43 on the DVD, notice that the current Moonbase
commander is Colonel Virginia Lake...seen in the Moonbase
women's ubiquitous purple wig for the first time! It's hard to
recognize her as the same woman!
As Straker walks into his film studio office at 5:26 on the
DVD, notice he has a wall of shelves to the right of his
desk that has a number of metallic statuettes on it. These
look like the type of statuettes given as awards in the
entertainment industry, presumably for films and television
series produced by Harlington-Straker.
This episode reveals that Straker was an astronaut in the
past and that it was he and Collins who put the SID satellite
up in orbit.
At 9:20 on the DVD, Foster and Lake appear to be rather
friendly with each other and they pull away just as Collins
also suggests an attraction
between Lake and Straker, though nothing is ever shown to come
Recall there was also the hint of an attraction between
Straker and Nina Barry in
The picture seen hanging on the wall in Colonel Grey's
quarters at Moonbase is a variation on the one seen in
Straker's movie studio office throughout the series. Somehow
a picture of lips seems more appropriate in a movie studio
than in SHADO's Moonbase!
At 24:11 on the DVD, a model of a 1960s-era U.S. space
capsule is seen on the table in Grey's moon quarters.
At 33:25 on the DVD, Dr. Jackson is
showing Colonel Grey the results of Collins' time in the isolator. Notice that the device
sitting on top of the equipment
stack into which he inserts a data
cassette has a knob with settings
labeled "ON", "VOLUME", and "OFF"
and the cassette is a standard audio
At 34:33 on the DVD, what appears to be a silver-colored
model of a U.S. Saturn V rocket is seen in Collins'
apartment. Collins later uses it to strike Grey.
The shot of the ambulance at 41:14 on the DVD is the same
one used in "A
Question of Priorities".
At 41:42 on the DVD, the wires holding the spaceship model
are visible. And again at 44:30.
As pointed out in the timeline of this episode at
SHADOpedia, it takes place over the course of over 9
NOTES FROM THE DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
The DVD features three takes of "Singing S.I.D.", a
performance of "Home on the Range" by Mel Oxley. Presumably,
these were prepared, but left unused, for this episode, as a
test of SID's repair. The concept of a singing computer was
probably borrowed from the 1968 film 2001: A Space
Odyssey, in which the Discovery's computer,
HAL, sings "Daisy Bell".
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