First Contact

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (3)

  • Lanelle: I believe you. Riker: Now, will you help me? Lanelle: If you make love to me. Riker: What? Lanelle: I always wanted to make love with an alien.

  • Chancellor Durken: I will have to say that this morning, I was the leader of the universe as I knew it. This afternoon, I am only a voice in a chorus. But I think it was a good day.

  • Lanel: Will I ever see you again? Riker: I'll call you the next time I pass through your star system.

Notes (4)

  • Whether intentional or coincidental, Nilrem (the doctor who replaces Dr. Berel after refusing to revive Riker) is "Merlin" spelled backwards.

  • LeVar Burton does not appear in this episode.

  • As in "Samaritan Snare", recycled matte painting of the capital city from "Angel One" is used. Minor changes are evident such as more color, and different buildings have been added and removed.

  • Riker carries a bulky phaser and a communicator badge on a supposedly clanderstine mission; when smaller palm-held phaser and sub-dermal communicator (as shown in TOS) would've been less conspicuous.