Sardonac - Love potion featured on the sci-fi
series ALIEN NATION/FOX/1989-91.
Sikes and George Francisco
Sardonac was used by Tenctonese newcomers
(aliens from outer space) when they were mating.
A person drinking the fluid bonds emotionally
for a life to the first person they see after
In the case of detective Matthew Sikes (Gary
Graham), an LAPD homicide police officer, it was
rather funny. He burst into a room just as a
Newcomer male named Marvin drank the fluid.
Instead of seeing the woman he was to bond
with, the alien looked up in the excitement and
saw the policeman. "You know, Matt," said Marvin
"I like women. But I find you very compelling."
Extremely uncomfortable with the situation,
Sikes seeks help from his biochemist girlfriend
Cathy, who is also a newcomer.
||How do I get rid of him?
||You should have thought of
that before you gave him the Sardonac.
|| I DIDN'T GIVE IT TO HIM!
Look, Cathy, it happened at work. We busted into a hotel room, this guy
had just had a shot of this stuff, looked at me and whammo.
|| [laughing] Oh. He drank the
Sardonac and you were the first person he saw...You haven't had sex
with him yet, have you?
||Shut up! No, I haven't had sex
Fortunately, the fluid's effect wore off in a few weeks, because the "love"
was never consummated - the cement that made Sardonac's influence permanent. But
they were the longest few weeks in Matthew Sikes life.
"Sardonac or "Sardonak"
figured into the storylines of episodes "Fifteen to Wanda" (10/9/89) and "Chains
of Love" (11/27/89).
TRIVIA NOTE: On episode No. 125 "Once In a
Vial" (1-4-68) of the sitcom BEWITCHED/ABC/1964-72 Endora the witch (Agnes
Moorehead) accidentally drinks a love potion she intended for her daughter and
falls madly in love with a mortal named Bo Callahan, one of Darrin Stephens
clients. Just as Endora was about to say "I do" at the wedding ceremony, the
potion wore off.
On the sitcom I DREAM OF JEANNIE/NBC/1965-70 Jeannie the genie (Barbara Eden)
concocts a homemade candy called "Pip Chicks," which brings out people's hidden
fantasies. See also -
Compendium of Home Remedies..."
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