Written by Dick Morgan
Directed by Bob Lally
Original airdate: October
Holly accidentally wreak havoc with the weather by messing with
one of the pylons.
Read the complete story summary by Nels Olsen
Notes from the
I moved "Skylons" up one position in the episode
order because I felt that "Album" should immediately precede
"The Hole". (See the notes
for "Album" for further explanation.)
The original script was called
"Sky Snakes", in which the
companion objects to the pylons
were described as long,
writhing shapes in the sky. The "sky snakes" also appear in the
Tell-A-Tale Book "The
At 2:32 on the DVD, the chicken on the right side of the screen
At 2:51 on the DVD, the laughter of a stagehand can be heard as
Will chases the chickens.
This is the first time we've seen a pylon since the first
episode. It is shinier than the one we saw then and there are seams
visible around the diamond-shaped door and elsewhere. Looks like
a set piece wrapped in gold foil.
Grumpy kills Spot in this episode. After this episode the
Marshalls seem to refer to any Coelophysis they see as Spot, in
honor of the original, I suppose.
When Will flashes his signal mirror at the pylon, the key above
the door seems to signal back. Later, when Will shines the light
of the mirror on it from close range, the key falls off the
pylon for some reason. These attributes of the keys are never
seen again in later episodes.
The key seems to have a magnetic attraction/repulsion to the
Like Dr. Who's TARDIS, the pylon is larger on the inside than
The pylon seems to have an electrical self-defense mechanism as
evidenced by the shock delivered to Grumpy when he tried to bite
At 13:35 on the DVD, the lightning flash reveals that there is
black fabric or paper covering the open doorway of the pylon set
The Marshalls considered "sky pylons", "twirling tops" and
"golden streaks" before settling on "skylons" as the name for
the companion objects to the pylons (and Will once refers to
them as "the three musketeers").
At the very end of the episode back at High Bluff, Rick puts a
rock on the fire instead of wood!
|Time on DVD
||Cha-ka says "Oje!"
||Cha-ka says "Yeni ku."
doesn't really make sense why Cha-ka would says this in
I had a
more than he could chew.wav
eats when he gets nervous.wav
idea of knowing.wav
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