In Jeremie's dorm room, he, Aelita, Ulrich, and Yumi relax before going to class. Suddenly, Odd arrives and tells the team that he ran into Jim and Principal Delmas in the corridor and warns them of a surprise dorm inspection being conducted in just a few minutes. Fearing Kiwi will be discovered and the fact that they won't be able to take him to the factory before the classes, Odd asks Yumi to take the dog to her house for the day. Despite her father's aversion to pets, Yumi reluctantly agrees and takes Kiwi to her house, where she asks Hiroki to watch him before returning to campus and going to class.
After morning classes let out, Odd, Ulrich, Jeremie, and Aelita meet with Yumi in the courtyard, where Odd is expresses a lack of confidence in Hiroki's ability to properly care for Kiwi, whom he calls "very sensitive." Jeremie's laptop then beeps, and he announces to the others that the Superscan has detected another Replika. All five Lyoko Warriors arrange to skip their afternoon classes and meet at the Factory, where Aelita, Yumi, Ulrich, and Odd are sent to Lyoko.
After boarding the Skid, Aelita pilots the ship to the new Replika. On the way, the heroes are discussing what kind of Replika will they find this time; Yumi is guessing it might be an Ice Replika, while Ulrich guesses the Mountains. However, much to everyone's surprise, the Replika is revealed to be a copy of Sector Five. After mooring the Skid to a tower in the Core Zone, Jeremie activates the tower and uses it to translate Odd and Yumi to the supercomputer generating the Replika. When they arrive at their destination, it is then revealed that the supercomputer hosting the Replika is aboard a new international space station orbiting 400 kilometers above the Earth.
As Yumi and Odd float through the station, they find X.A.N.A. is manufacturing small metallic orbs of unknown use and function. Meanwhile, on the Replika, Ulrich and Aelita notice that X.A.N.A. hasn't tried to attack them yet, but as they are talking, a trap is suddenly activated; a red ring-like barrier appears over the Skid, causing continual damage to its shields. Jeremie discovers the barrier can be destroyed by triggering a Key Mechanism like in the original Sector Five, and Ulrich volunteers to explore the Replika to search for the Key while listening to Jeremie's directions of where to go. On the space station, Yumi and Odd find the supercomputer, and Jeremie encourages them to make its destruction look like an accident in order to avoid any accusations of sabotage among world governments.
As Ulrich maneuvers through various obstacles including a Creeper in order to reach the Key, Yumi and Odd are attacked by the metallic orbs, which are revealed to be complex weapons capable of flying, sprouting spikes, and generating enough heat to melt the station's metal doors. While Odd and Yumi retreat from the orbs, William arrives on the Replika and begins damaging the Skid even further, forcing Aelita, who has reentered the Skid in order to transfer whole energy into protective shields and monitor them, to disembark and intercept him. When the orbs advance on Odd and Yumi, Odd opens an emergency hatch, sucking the orbs and several supply boxes out of the space station.
As Aelita faces off with William, Ulrich finds and succeeds in triggering the Key Mechanism, destroying the barrier and saving the Skid. However, he is crushed by a lowering ceiling and devirtualized in the process. Meanwhile, on the space station, Odd and Yumi return to the supercomputer and use a hammer they find onboard to burst a water pipe, short-circuiting the supercomputer and causing it to explode. Jeremie then sends Yumi and Odd back to the Replika, where they help Aelita battle William. Upon finding himself outnumbered, William simply retreats, and Aelita, Odd, and Yumi board the Skid and exit the Replika as it disintegrates.
After returning to Earth, Yumi and Odd head over to the Ishiyama house together, where Yumi discovers her parents are home from work, and worries over what they will say about Kiwi. However, it is then revealed that Mr. and Mrs. Ishiyama have taken a liking to Kiwi despite Yumi's assumptions, and even ask Odd if they may keep him for a week, but Odd refuses, saying that he will miss him, to which Mr. Ishiyama understands. Just before Odd is about to leave, Mrs. Ishiyama gives him a box of homemade sushi. Odd politely refuses to take it, as he doesn't like raw fish, but Mrs. Ishiyama says that it's actually for Kiwi, who loves sushi, especially with lots of mustard.
- The original French title for this episode is Planète bleue, which translates to Blue Planet in English. This is a nickname for planet Earth.
- The English name of this episode is a reference to a 1969 song of the same name by David Bowie. It may also be a reference to the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the 1968 Arthur C. Clarke novel of the same name.
- Despite the Lyoko Warriors clearly going to classes in this episode, Hiroki, who attends the same school, appears to stay home to watch Kiwi. It is unknown why Hiroki is not in school during this episode.
- This episode marks the only time in the series where the Lyoko Warriors find and destroy a Replika in the same episode.
- This episode also marks the only appearance of X.A.N.A.’s spiked orbs. The orbs were a hybrid of the morning star and the mace as they featured spikes which could be expanded or retracted as needed, can propel themselves in a zero-gravity environment, and heat themselves up enough to burn through solid metal while still working. These were vented into space.
- This is the only fight with X.A.N.A. William where he does not devirtualize any of the Lyoko Warriors.
- While Odd and Yumi are in the room with the space station's supercomputer, the pink marks on Odd's face are missing in one shot.
- Near the end of the episode, Jeremie removes his earpiece and places it on the keyboard. However, in the very next shot, he still has the earpiece in his ear.
The original episode summary can be found here.
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