Written by Ben Bova
Directed by Dennis Steinmetz
Original airdate: November
Rick receives an enormous electrical shock from some power
Read the complete story summary by Nels Olsen
Notes from the
I've placed "The Search" fairly significantly
earlier in the timeline than its airdate for two reasons. 1) Dialog in the episode suggests that the opening events
take place only shortly after the Marshalls met Enik and at one point Will says he thinks
the sound they hear coming from the Lost City is Enik opening the doorway and probably
going back to his own time. 2) I believe the Marshalls would want to begin searching for
crystals for their own use almost immediately after learning of their usefulness in both
"Downstream" (for light/heat) and
"The Stranger" (force field).
Some of the images seen flashing in the time
doorway appear to be from Dinosaurs: The Terrible
Lizards, a short film made by Wah Chang (designer of the
dinosaurs on the first two seasons of LOTL).
Two of the images in the time doorway appear to be foretelling
the dinosaur stampede from "Skylons". I guess it really is
showing the future!
How is it that the time doorway happens to stop
on Earth just long enough to force Will to make a decision as to
whether he should step through or stay and help his family? Is
Enik more in control of the matrix than he claims and used the
opportunity to deliberately test Will?
For that matter, how did Will know it was his
world and time before Enik even said anything? It looked like a
pretty generic canyonscape to me.
Throughout Enik's scenes at High Bluff at the end
of the episode, he poses very strangely with his arms.
You can hear Walker Edmiston's breath inside the Enik mask
consistently throughout his scenes. He sounds like Darth Vader!
Enik casts a shadow on the sky as he leaves High Bluff!
Obviously a blue set piece designed to look like the sky.
Images from the Time Doorway
When Enik opens the time doorway, images flash through it almost
faster than the eye can see. Here are screen grabs of each
image. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image. The second
and third images of Row 8 look like they may be ruins of
American Indian settlements at Canyon De Chelly or Montezuma's
Castle in Arizona and the kivas of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico.
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People, Places and Things
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