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Quotes (434)

  • Krieg: Robert used to say that a son would be lucky to have a father like you. Bridger: Thank you.

  • Bridger: Are you the Ben that painted the Army mule yellow at homecomming? Krieg: No, pink.

  • Crocker: Perhaps a few introductions might be in order, Lieutenant, before you swallow your entire leg.

  • Crocker: Does this mean you’re captain, now? Bridger: No, no, chief, just trying to save our necks.

  • Bridger (Ford trying to talk him into taking command to save the ship): I made a promise to my wife and myself that I’d never have anything to do with the military again. Ford: With all due respect, sir, I’ve got hundreds of people aboard this boat who wouldn’t give a damn about your promise! Sir.

  • Westphalen (referring to the virus): Wouldn’t diagnostics have found it in a routine check? Bridger: No, artificial intelligence just makes a quick pass. Unless you’ve fixed that, too. Lucas: Well, as a matter of fact, I’ve got some parts on order.

  • Bridger: Too many innocent people have died already. Stark: What world are you living in, Nathan? There are no innocent people. Everyone’s guilty of something. Bridger: Maybe, but don’t you think we deserve a second chance? To change, live peacefully?

  • Bridger: Open all outer torpedo tube doors. Crocker: Uh, Captain? Only tube one is armed. Bridger: I know that. But they don’t.

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Notes (19)

  • Guest star, Alan Scarfe, would later go on to star on the TV series 7 Days with series star, Don Franklin.

  • The year that the show is set in, 2018, is mentioned for the first time during Bob Ballard's end-credit lecture. The pilot episode simply set the show somewhere in the near future.

  • Sarah Koskoff will later reprise her role in the episode "Abalon".

  • The incidents of this episode take place 4 months after episode 1.2 "The Devil's Window".

  • Jonathan Banks later reprised his role as Maximillian Scully in the episode "Resurrection".

  • When Bridger cuts a hole in the ceiling of the room that is filled with water, the thick piece of concrete has no rebar support, and floats.

  • Sarah Koskoff previously appeared in the episode "Photon Bullet".

  • One of the devices on the General's desk is a prop Tricorder that was used in the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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Trivia (62)

  • Lucas Wolenczak wears a Florida Marlins baseball jersey throughout this episode. On the back, it says "World Series Champions - 2010." At the time of the original air date, the Marlins were just finishing their first season as an expansion team in Major League Baseball. In 1993, it was probably be laughable to suggest the Marlins would have won a World Series before the franchise turned 20 years old. However, the Marlins won the World Series in 1997 and 2003.

  • TRIVIA: Brenda King, the woman who portrays Carol Bridger in this episode (and any other referring to her) is actually Roy Scheider's wife.

  • The foreign businessman who is planning on destroying the seaQuest fills a goblet with red wine. Then he throws it to Captain Stark but when she grabs it, it is empty. But in the next cut it is full again.

  • TRIVIA: Lucas Wolenczak wears a Homestead Grays jersey for portions of this episode. The Grays were a member of baseball's Negro League.

  • In the scene where Bridger and O'Neill are taking Darwin to Sea-Deck, there is a third man (stuntman) visible in the water, at the far right.

  • TRIVIA: From a deleted scene available on the DVD set - Hitchcock tells Lucas that Savannah told her about the fantasies she scanned in his thoughts. She's flattered but says, "I don't date men until after they start shaving." and they agree to be friends.

  • TRIVIA: This episode features the song Yours by Shai.

  • TRIVIA: Guest-stars Jonathan and Robert Dohring (Matthew & Brawley) are the real-life younger brothers of actor, Jason Dohring (known from the 2004 series Veronica Mars).

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Allusions (23)

  • Title: To Be or Not To Be
    This is a reference to the famous line from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet: "To be, or not to be: that is the question.”

  • John F. Kennedy:'s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea -- whether it is to sail or to watch it -- we are going back from whence we came.
    This speech played before the main credit sequence is an excerpt from a speech that John F. Kennedy delivered at the America's Cup race in 1962.

  • "If anyone's interested, that boomer's making a turn." Boomer is Navy slang for a ballistic missile submarine. The Delta IV class is a real class of Russian ballistic missile submarines.

  • Noyce: You don’t think the Navy’s gonna let one of its most valuable human resources run off to some desert island and not keep tabs on him. Bridger: What happened to privacy? Last time I looked, the Bill of Rights was still intact.
    In the United States, the Bill of Rights is the term for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. These amendments explicitly limit the Federal government's powers, protecting the rights of the people by preventing Congress from abridging freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of religious worship, and the right to bear arms, preventing unreasonable search and seizure, cruel and unusual punishment, and self-incrimination, and guaranteeing due process of law and a speedy public trial with an impartial jury. The bill of rights was initially drafted by James Madison in 1789.

  • Title: Give Me Liberte
    This is a reference to the famous quotation "Give me liberty or give me death" that occurred as the final closing from a speech made by Patrick Henry to the Virginia House of Burgesses in order to raise support for the American Revolutionary War. "Liberte" is French for liberty.

  • Crocker: And you don't appear to have dressed to board the Good Ship Lollipop.
    On The Good Ship Lollipop was one of Shirley Temple's most famous songs in the 1943 movie Bright Eyes.

  • Title: Nothing But the Truth
    In court when taking the witness stand people are asked to swear an oath: "I swear that I will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth".

  • The plot of this episode is very similar to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Starship Mine".

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