Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Archer: Up until about 100 years ago, there was one question that burned in every human, that made us study the stars and dream of traveling to them. Are we alone? Our generation is privileged to know the answer to that question. We are all explorers driven to know what's over the horizon, what's beyond our own shores. And yet the more I've experienced, the more I've learned that no matter how far we travel, or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star. They're within us, woven into the threads that bind us, all of us, to each other. A final frontier begins in this hall. Let's explore it together.
T'Pol: (the first time she met her baby) Hello. I'm your mother. You're going to need a name. We'll discuss that with your father.
Harris: If this coalition of Archer's works, then you'll be busier than ever. Reed: Quite right. So I suspect this is the last time we'll ever meet. Harris: Always the optimist.
Paxton: (T'Pol has the baby in her arms when Paxton comes in) All the rocking in the world will not make that child Vulcan or human.
T'Pol: Human and Vulcan genes produced this child, which indicates our two species have more similarities than differences.
Paxton: Don't you realise that baby is, that baby is as much a threat to your species as it is to mine?
T'Pol: She's not a threat.
Paxton: That child is a cross-breed freak. How many generations before our genome is so diluted that the word human is nothing more than a footnote in some medical text? The same thing could happen to your people, or don't you care about that?
T'Pol: Neither of our species is what it was a million years ago, nor what it'll become in the future. Life is change.
Paxton: Change in this case means extinction, and I, for one, will not let that baby bring humanity to that point.
T'Pol: I won't let you hurt her.
Paxton: I won't have to.
T'Pol: What does that mean?
Ambassador Thoris: There are protesters chanting outside the Andorian embassy, and they're using words that aren't in the universal translator.
T'Pol: (An emotional T'Pol turns to Mayweather as she's holding her daughter) She's dying!
Trivia: When Tucker went to Phlox for information on the child, Phlox initially reported the baby was a healthy girl with Trip's eyes and T'Pol ears. After Tucker and T'Pol were rescued and it was determined the child was dying, Phlox told them the reason was the Vulcan and Human DNA were not compatible. After the child's death, Tucker went to T'Pol's room to discuss the memorial service and told T'Pol that Phlox finally determined that the DNA was compatible. The process used to combine it was flawed and that a Vulcan and Human could have a child together, which left the door open for Sarek and Amanda to conceive Spock.
Peter Weller's character is noted as having a medical condition called "Taggart's Syndrome". Taggart is the name of Weller's character in the television series Odyssey 5, which Manny Coto created and executive produced before he became executive producer for Star Trek: Enterprise.
Carl Sagan plaque and Mars Pathfinder on Mars
Carl Sagan was the well known astronomer who promoted the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft, landed on the planet on July 4, 1997 for an exploration mission. The place where it landed would be renamed the "Carl Sagan Memorial Station" on July 5, 1997.