The Ambergris Element

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (3)

  • McCoy: What about you, Spock? What does your logic tell you?
    Spock: The captain states the case emotionally, of course, but correctly. I would be of little value to this ship if I am confined to a tank in Sickbay.

  • Rila: The light is warm and the air is soft. I shall be glad when the surface places can be inhabited.
    Domar: The young Aquans have decided to rebuild the great shelters of the air-breathers.
    Kirk: Only the young Aquans?
    Domar: Senior Aquans cannot adjust to the thought of becoming air-breathers. We will remain at the Aqua city.
    Kirk: Don't lose contact with each other. Like your ancestors.
    Domar: We will pass ordainments to forbid it.
    Rila: And we this time will not ignore them.

  • Kirk: Look at this place - a tank! I can't command a ship from inside an aquarium!

Notes (3)

  • George Takei and Nichelle Nichols are credited but do not appear.

  • James Doohan does seven voices in this episode!

  • First and last appearance of the aquashuttle, a specially-designed shuttlecraft designed to function underwater. As with much else is not considered canon, although the aquashuttle appeared in FASA's Star Trek Roleplaying Game (which is also considered non-canon).

Trivia (2)

  • The aquashuttle lands during the day. However, when Kirk calls Scotty for beam up, the sky behind him is a night sky.

  • When Kirk and Spock begin to explore the ruins of the old city, one shot shows Spock's uniform colored gold instead of blue.