Star Trek: Enterprise

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (395)

  • 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.

  • Archer: Admiral!
    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?
    Williams: Oklahoma.

  • 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.

  • Archer: Captains starlog, May 6, 2151. After helping them recover their dead crewmen, we had the chance to spend some time with the Axanar. Turns out, they're androgynous and live over 400 years. I look forward to meeting them again, under better circumstances. Before we resume our course, I have agreed to make a brief detour.

  • Phlox: And crewmen Bennett and Tainum over there, do you see them? If I'm not mistaken, they are preparing to mate. Do you think they might let me watch?
    Trip: It's good to see you're enjoying yourself.

  • Trip: We've been out here two weeks and the only first contact we've made is with a dyin' worm.

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Notes (168)

  • 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.

  • "Broken Bow" was originally aired as a feature-length episode. The episode is split into two parts in syndication.

  • International Airdates United Kingdom: 14 January 2002 on Sky One

  • International Airdates United Kingdom: 21 January 2002 on Sky One

  • International Airdates United Kingdom: 28 January 2002 on Sky One

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Trivia (257)

  • 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.

  • Enterprise's first alien contact was with a non-sentient slug like creature from a argon rich environment. It was nicknamed Sluggo by Hoshi.

  • Trivia: The Axanar are mentioned in two Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, "Court Martial" and "Whom Gods Destroy".

  • Mission Date: 06 May 2151

  • Nitpick: When Trip is shouting at T'Pol in the cave, all of his lines echo except one, which not only sounds different but is missing the echo (because it was redubbed in post-production).

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Allusions (37)

  • Archer: Houdini could get out of this. Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was a stage magician who was best known for his escapes from elaborate situations. These performances regularly included various confinement items such as locks, chains, cuffs and ropes.

  • Trip: I guess not everyone gets to live in the Emerald City.
    In L. Frank Baum's Oz books, the Emerald City is the capital city in the land of Oz. It is large, beautiful, and all who live within its walls are prosperous and at peace.

  • Trip: I'll have you know that Superman was laced with metaphor. Subtext layered on subtext.
    This references the comic book superhero created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman.

  • The Song of the Wandering Angus The Wraith Woman (Stephanie Niznik) is modelled after the poem The Song of the Wandering Angus by William Butler Yeats from An Anthology of Modern Verse, 1921. It describes an elusive, perfect woman with apple blossoms in her hair.

  • Daniels: You're thinking of time travel like we're in some H.G. Wells novel. We're not. H.G. Wells was a 19th century science fiction writer. Among his works are The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

  • I Love Lucy:
    Referencing I Love Lucy are an in-joke reference of sorts to the fact that Desilu Studios and Lucille Ball originally produced Star Trek back in the 1960s.

  • Trip: It sounds like an old episode of The Twilight Zone.
    There have been three different Twilight Zone series: the original The Twlight Zone (CBS, 1959-64), second The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1985-89) and the latest The Twlight Zone (UPN, 2002-03). The third incarnation ran directly after Enterprise.

  • Oliver Twist:
    Lt. Reed said, "Please sir, may I have some more?" when Captain Archer gives him a hypospray for the pain in his leg. This, of course, is a reference to the classic novel/movie, Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens.

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