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Lawrence Meyers (written by)
Original Air Date:
24 April 1998 (Season 4, Episode 14)
The founder of a colony on Janus Five believes that their sun will explode, however the council chairman resists his pleas to move the colony because he was found to have been wrong before. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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You Make One Apocalyptic Mistake and No one Believes You See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Gregory Harrison ... Dr. Larry Chambers

Kim Huffman ... Amanda Harper

Alan Scarfe ... Montgomery Bennett

Ken Pogue ... Ian Harper

William Atherton ... Franklin Murdoch
David Allan Pearson ... Stanley Fenton (as David Pearson)
Marcy Goldberg ... Council Member Roark

Doug Jones ... Alien #1
Eg Mahan ... Alien #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Conway ... The Control Voice (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Neill Fearnley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lawrence Meyers  written by
Leslie Stevens  created by (uncredited)

Produced by
Leslie Stevens .... consulting producer
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
Paul Weber 
Production Design by
Stephen Geaghan 
Makeup Department
Susan Boyd .... hair stylist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Production Management
Rhonda L. Moore .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Art Department
Harry Griffin-Beale .... construction coordinator
Tiara Motem .... property buyer
Mark Prior .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Iain Pattison .... additional re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
David Allinson .... special effects coordinator
Darcy Davis .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Mark Benard .... visual effects producer
Matthew Gore .... visual effects producer
Evan Jacobs .... miniatures supervisor
Douglas Miller .... miniatures cinematography: Vision Crew Unlimited
J.D. Streett .... miniature pyrotechnics
Richard Trus .... facility visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Bergler .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lionel Barton .... colorist: dailies
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
Jennifer Pearson .... assistant post-production coordinator
Fred W. Richters .... on-line editor
Location Management
Greg Jackson .... location manager
Music Department
Marc S. Perlman .... music editor
Shawn Pierce .... music editor
Transportation Department
Steve Ellis .... transportation
Other crew
Bob Bedard .... sous chef
Danielle de Smit .... script supervisor
Erin Fitzgerald .... adr walla group
Hudson Hickman .... post-production executive: Production Executive
Kathleen Higgins .... script coordinator
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Leslie Stevens .... story editor (uncredited)

Additional Details

45 min

Did You Know?

The title comes from the American game show 'To Tell The Truth (1956)' hosted by Bud Collyer where a panel was given three contestants who had a unique occupation, experience or story, but only one contestant was telling the truth and the panel had to identify him or her.See more »
[last lines]
The Control Voice:Mankind will be forever doomed to destruction if we continue to ask for the truth, but then refuse to listen.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
You Make One Apocalyptic Mistake and No one Believes You, 31 May 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

There are a significant number of people living on a planet where the biology has been controlled. Earth is overpopulated and under control of a very strict government. This is the hope of the future. Gregory Harrison plays a botanist who has been instrumental in the success of this project. He is also looked at with disdain because at one time he predicted a catastrophe and it didn't happen. Now, in running simulations, he has recognized that if everyone doesn't evacuate the settlement, they will be destroyed by predictable forces having to do with the sun. Of course, because of the previous mistake, no one will believe him. Evacuation will bring financial ruin. It will also set the project so far back, it will never be renewed. There are other factors. One is that in a kind of Native American purge, the colonists destroyed the alien culture, but it is suspected there may still be a presence which would move in if they left. An overzealous man who wants control, leads the people in opposition to the botanist, even accusing of being an alien himself. He has a little fascist group that supports him. Things play out nicely a rather depressing, but excellent, episode.

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