Very similar to my previous question.

I recall that one of the episodes of "Space: Above and Beyond" (1995–1996) includes quote similar to this one:

-- The Regulator...

-- Yes?

-- Who controls the birds?

-- I do... I control the birds!

-- Who controls you?

Which exactly episode it is and what is the exact text of that phrase?

I have browsed Quotes, but found nothing about "bird" or "regulator".

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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    – Buzz
    Commented Dec 2, 2022 at 6:30

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That would be Who Monitors the Birds?, except it used the word Monitor, not regulator- the dialogue you heard was in the indoctrination scene where Cooper Hawkes asks a monitor "who monitors the birds?" When the monitor says "I do" Hawkes asks, "Who monitors you?".

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    Worth mentioning that this is an adaptation of a passage from Juvenal. The scene would probably be a nice addition to the Wikipedia page.
    – chepner
    Commented Dec 2, 2022 at 17:04

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