Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Archer: (to Soval) When your logic doesn't work, you raise your voice? You've been on Earth too long.
Young Jonathan: (Young Jonathan is painting a model ship.) Where no man has gone before.
Henry Archer: Dr. Cochrane would be proud of you.
Young Jonathan: I know the whole speech by heart. When is it going to be ready to fly?
Henry Archer: Let the paint dry first.
Young Jonathan: No. I mean your ship.
Henry Archer: Not for a while. It's not even built yet. You know that.
Young Jonathan: How big will it be?
Henry Archer: Pretty Big.
Young Jonathan: Bigger than Ambassador Pointie's ship?
Henry Archer: His name is Soval, and he's been very helpful. And I told you not to call him that, Jonathan.
Young Jonathan: Well, Billy Cook said we'd be flying at warp 5 by now if the Vulcans hadn't kept things from us.
Henry Archer: Well, they have their reasons. God knows what they are.
Archer: We've been deferring to their judgement for 100 years.
Admiral Forrest: Jon…
Archer: How much longer?
T'Pol: Until you've proven you're ready.
Archer: Ready to what?
T'Pol: To look beyond your provincial attitude and your volatile nature.
Archer: Volatile? You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass.
Admiral Forrest: Jon, I think you know everyone.
Archer: Not everyone.
Admiral Leonard: It's a "Klingot".
Tos: A "Klingon".
Archer: Where did he come from?
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: (recorded speech) On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it, thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips! And we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly where no man has gone before.
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series.
International Airdates United Kingdom: 07 January 2002 on Sky One
"Broken Bow" was originally aired as a feature-length episode. The episode is split into two parts in syndication.
James Cromwell reprises his Star Trek: First Contact role of Dr. Zefram Cochrane.
Nitpick: When Reed brings in the "new" hand weapons he says that they are "Phasers". However in the Star Trek The Next Generation episode "A Matter Of Time" Worf states that Phasers weren't yet invented in the 22nd century. (This also doesn't match up to "The Cage" where the hand weapons are called 'lasers'.)
Trivia: Admiral Forrest, Admiral Leonard and Commander Williams are named after Deforest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.
Mission Date: 16 April 2151
Nitpick: The first close-up of the Suliban at the door of the corn field silo shows a shadow. However, in the next shot the shadow is gone.