Other mistake: In the beginning, the Eagle was moving away from the alien planet, and as such, should have crash landed facing away from the planet. However, it was facing the direction it came from. If it traveled a fairly straight line, (and the trajectory suggests it did) then it should have crashed with the rear end facing the planet.
Helena Russell: With a history like that, who wants to go back to Earth anyway?
Question: Assuming that Moonbase Alpha is on the side facing the Earth (which is seen on the horizon over the base in the pilot episode "Breakaway"), making travel to it and back easier, and the nuclear waste on the far side, away from Earth, wouldn't the explosion propel the moon towards the Earth, thereby dooming Alpha to certain destruction?
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