Days ago, Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly. He manages to stay one step ahead of them by following the advice of his hand. Made of glass and apparently capable of speech, Trent's hand can answer many of his questions. But it cannot tell him who he is or why his enemies seek him until he finds all of its fingers. The only trouble is that they're in the hands of his enemies.
Did You Know?
There seem to be two versions in existence of the introduction to this episode, one where Vic Perrin
says "Sumerican" rather than "Sumerian" and one where he pronounces it correctly. Dreams with Sharp Teeth
(2008) shows the latter, Hulu.com the former. And despite the scene during the intro being of New York's Duffy Square the action actually takes place in L.A.'s Bradbury Building, recognizable as the setting for numerous sci-fi movies. See more
The glass hand tells Trent that the future Earth has been contaminated with a radioactive substance that has a 99-year half-life, and that the radiation will dissipate within 200 years. This is a complete misunderstanding of the nature of radioactive decay. Half of a radioactive substance will decay in the time period called a half-life. When another half-life passes, half of the remaining substance will decay, and so on. It would take many millennia for a substance with a 99-year half-life to decay to the point of being virtually radiation-free. See more
[Trent surreptitiously enters the building through the basement
Is this it?
The Glass Hand
The Dixon Building. Once the most exclusive office building in the city, it has become the center of a slum. Now it houses cut-rate garment-piece goods offices, passport photographers and the like. One of these offices is a front for the Kyben and their time mirror.
Welcome, Mr. Trent. I see Breech died a hero, Mr. Trent. He brought you to us. Infinitely easier than going to look for you. Ah, come along, Mr. ...