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The Eschatology of Our Present 

Beka wins a prize from a radio DJ, learns the truth about Seefra, and locates the Meethus Diagram - but has no idea what it does.


Richard Flower


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (developed by) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kevin Sorbo ... Captain Dylan Hunt
Lisa Ryder ... Beka Valentine
Gordon Michael Woolvett ... Seamus Harper
Steve Bacic ... Telemachus Rhade
Laura Bertram ... Trance Gemini
Lexa Doig ... Andromeda Ascendant
Brandy Ledford ... Doyle
Don S. Davis ... Avineri
Noah Dalton Danby ... Rbarton (as Noah Danby)
Jianna Ballard ... Maya Propina / Young Beka
Dena Ashbaugh Dena Ashbaugh ... Virgil Vox
Jim Byrnes ... Virgil Vox (voice)


Beka receives a message from Virgil Vox; a radio personality, concerning a secret from her past. She follows his instructions to an isolated location, where she impersonates a dead child, who'd be appx her age. Her "father" tells her a secret he's been guarding, and it's a now time for her to know. Written by trekkie4christ

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The title presents something of a contradiction, since eschatology is the study of the end of time, the ultimate fate of humanity and its resolution. However, in the Seefra System, time-space reality is warped. See more »


Seamus Harper: Speaking of short lives.
Beka Valentine: You don't think I'll live long enough to pay my tab?
Seamus Harper: I mean, don't take it personally. Tell you what: on the way out is fine.
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Here for You and Me
Performed by Don S. Davis and Jianna Ballard
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Beka receives a cryptic message
29 August 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

As this episode opens Dylan and Beka are aboard the Eureka Maru listening to Vergil Vox on the radio; they are somewhat surprised when he plays a songs for Beka along with a cryptic message. They are somewhat distracted by an attack but later follow up on the message; which is believed to lead to something of value. It takes them to a town where strangers are feared thanks to a series of mysterious disappearances. Beka impersonates a girl who disappeared as a child and approaches her father. He accepts her and soon she is reminded of things from her own childhood. Matters are complicated by the fact that local thug Rbarton wants the secret too and is willing to use force to get it.

This was an intriguing episode. I liked the fact that Virgil Vox's radio broadcast's had featured in previous episodes of this season in an inconsequential manner; this made his message for Beka more interesting. Things continue in a nicely cryptic manner as Beka impersonates the missing girl then appears to share memories with her. As she learns the secret we are told more about the Seefra system and the Vedrans part in its creation... not that all questions are answered, in fact if anything more are raised. The story provides some decent action scenes; these include a small space battle, hand to hand fighting and finally a shootout. Lisa Ryder stands out as Beka, guest stars Don S. Davis impress as her 'father' and Noah Danby is suitably menacing as Rbarton. Overall an enjoyable episode which kept me intrigued to the end.

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22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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