Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Janeway: Any ideas?
Seven: Not presently.
Janeway: Well we'd better think of something. We come face to face with your former family in less than an hour and that's one reunion I'd like to miss.
Sean: 'Impossible' is a word that humans use far too often.
Janeway: I'm your captain. That means I can't always be your friend. Understand?
Seven: No. However, if we are assimilated, then our thoughts will become one, and I'm sure I will understand perfectly.
Janeway: Captain's Log, stardate 51978.2. It's been five months since we received the encoded message from the Alpha Quadrant. We know that the transmission was from Starfleet Command, but we still can't decrypt it. B'Elanna thinks it's a lost cause, that too much of the data stream has been destroyed, but I haven't given up. I keep hoping inspiration will strike... somehow.
(Montage of Janeway and Seven's personal logs)
Janeway: Captain's Log, supplemental. So far, the crew hasn't found any evidence to support my doubts about Arturis. Nevertheless, I've told them to keep looking and to keep their optimism in check, but that's one order I don't expect them to follow...
Seven: Daily log, Seven of Nine, stardate 51981.6. I've analyzed the Quantum Slipstream technology of the Dauntless. It is similar to the Transwarp Drive used by the Borg. As a result, my expertise will be crucial to the mission's success. Voyager's crew is counting on that success, but I find myself ambivalent, so I am carrying out my assis...
Janeway: Despite my apprehension, I can't help but wonder what I'll be doing in three months time - still guiding Voyager through the Delta Quadrant, searching for a way home, or looking up old friend in...
Seven: If we do return to Sector 001, will I adapt to Human civilization? A single Borg among billions of individuals.
Paris: Look at this! Energy from the quantum drive is being routed through the main deflector. Chakotay: Is that what's creating the slipstream? Paris: It looks that way. Tuvok: Fascinating. Can you make it stop?
(After transporting aboard the Dauntless)
Tuvok: Wow indeed.
Seven: (Regarding the newly decoded message) Perhaps it is an addendum from the admiral. You did designate him a windbag.
A "Slipstream Drive" would be the main FTL ship engine in a later show created by Gene Roddenberry called Andromeda.
Jack Shearer reprises his role of Admiral Hayes from Star Trek: First Contact, the Admiral apparently having survived the destruction of his ship in that movie.