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As the Moon approaches a surprisingly normal Earth-like planet, Terra Nova, the initial surveillance team is hit by an energy beam. When it touches down on the Moon, it has acquired an extra passenger: Dr. Russell's long-lost husband Lee, presumed dead. He warns that the planet ahead is inimical to the Alphans and Koenig is forced to choose whether to accept his advice or take a chance and evacuate to the planet.
The Moonbase command centre gets a reading from Eagle One as it departs a planet that lies ahead of them. They get the initial telemetry on the planet, Terra Nova, and it confirms that it has more than enough resources to support human life. The lead pilot, Parks, inform them that the planet is just like Earth but there's no signs of intelligent life. Suddenly the Eagle is enveloped in energy beams and Alpha loses contact with them. Eagle One continues on course and the crew's life signs show normal. As the Eagle comes in, Koenig sounds a yellow alert and Dr. Russell takes a med team out to the landing bay. The Eagle lands and the med team enter to find both pilots unconscious but alive. However, Professor Bergman finds something startling: another unconscious man in the passenger pod. Dr. Russell identifies him as her husband, Lee Russell...Read the full recap
Lee Russell: Nobody dies. Matter never dies, Helena. It changes its form. There are many forms of life in space. Many forms of death, too.
Koenig: More to the point, Kano. Have you computed how much older you'll be when we reach the last of those planets?
Kano: Two thousand, five hundred and forty-three years old to be exact, sir. Just thought you might like to know.
Koenig: Thank you, Kano.