"This is not an attempt to manipulate people," Weddle said. "Earth is a metaphor for all of us, whatever our hopes and dreams might be. There is no land of Oz at the end of the rainbow for any of us. When your dreams are shattered, what do you do? Where do you go from there? And that's what we wanted to investigate. It has larger thematic implications about war and destruction and the ability to rise above conflict."
"Because our profile is so low, we've been able to tell the kinds of stories we've been able to tell," Weddle said. "We're off the radar because we're just a sci-fi show, and we've told some pretty amazing stories because we're just a sci-fi show. We're not on the radar of the networks, or the censors. To me, that's a positive way to look at it."