Dr. Jack Hodgins
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Camille Saroyan
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Lance Sweets
Goof: Terry Stinson said Alex is a senior in high school, but Janelle was pregnant when the time capsule was buried 20 years ago.
Goof: While examining the 1987 time capsule, Angela says of the victim that he must have had some love notes stashed away in his Spaceballs binder. Mel Brook's film Spaceballs wasn't released until June 28, 1987, which would be after the completion of the school year, after the time capsule was buried.
One of the main suspects' name (the nerd) is Gill Bates. This is a spoonerism of Bill Gates.
Goof: Commodore Amiga did not use 5.25" floppy disks, it used 3.5" ones. One disk drive was built in, with the option of 3 more external ones. Even though it was possible to connect an external 5.25" drive, it wouldn't make sense to do so and use that to store a game, since 5.25" floppies had less space and were less reliable than 3.5" ones.
Also, in 1987 the highest Amiga model was the A500 (the Amiga used by Angela is an A1200), which did not have the power to run a 3-D Doom-clone game.
Furthermore, the Amiga was based on the 68000 series of processors, not the 6800 as Angela states.
The "prop" Amiga is actually a keyboard that was sat on top of the system unit from an original IBM PC-XT (5160).
Goof: Dr. Hodgins said that the pesticide was sprayed on Thursday, June 14, 1987. That date was on a Sunday, not a Thursday.
Jack: That's so Miami Vice, I could roll up my sleeves.
Angela: (reading the year book in the time capsule) "Have a great summer. Don't ever change." Remember those days?
Cam: I remember being grounded every weekend ... so many rules to break, so little time ...
Hodgins: You were the nerds' fantasy!
Booth: There was this girl Karen Isley, and we were under the bleachers one night ... personally.
Bones: I got it. You were having sex in the dirt under the bleachers.
Booth: Excuse me, I'm a gentleman. I brought my sleeping bag.
Brennan: I saw Matthew McConaughey once in a movie on a plane. Very silly. But I was quite taken with his musculature.
Hodgins: C'mon. When you can ladle someone he's a little less than a person, don't you think?
Hodgins: Mullet alert!
Bones: (giving back the Stinson's picture she took) I'm sorry. I had to borrow one of your pictures.
Booth: You stole that.
Bones: Dr. Hodgins, do boys change after high school?
Hodgins: Only on the outside.
Hodgins: I ran a sample of this sludge.
Zack: Organic matter.
Cam: Or you could call him "Roger."
Booth: Evolution is a long, long process. It takes hundreds of years.
Booth: Why do you have to always correct me?
Bones: To help you evolve.
Bones: Okay, this is a story about sexual prowess Booth. You're bragging.
Booth: (laughing) I had to run across the campus butt naked.
Bones: You-you're, laughing about it now. You enjoyed displaying your penis, it showed alpha male mastery. Only one other person knew about Brainy Smurf, it was my mother.
Booth: It's cold! Okay, it was cold. Do you know what happens to a guy when it is cold...outside?
Angela: Oh my God! I'm gettin' flashbacks to braces and stirrup pants and a really, really bad side ponytail.
Hodgins: You certainly grew out of it.
Booth: (after getting mad at Dr. Sweets) Now I know why I am not allowed to bring my gun in here.
Brennan: What is that?
Brennan: Well, you've evolved, and evolution is very impressive and that is definitely not nothing.
Booth: This? (showing a Smurf figurine)
Brennan: Did you bring that for me?
Brennan: Good, because it's a wrong Smurf, I liked Smurfette and you bring me a Brainy Smurf.
Booth: Smurfette is a stupid, shallow Smurf who only had her looks. Look you're better than Smurfette, you have your looks, and a whole lot more.
Brennan: You did bring that for me. To charm me in case I didn't find your humiliation so impressive. But I did.
Booth: Aha, so, I did impress you.
Brennan: That's what impressive means, dummy.
Gil Bates: The water has compromised the structural integrity of the case, so–
Booth: (laughs) Would ya' look at this, Bones, another nerd for your squint squad.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: December 18th, 2007 on TV3
United Kingdom: December 20th, 2007 on Sky1
Sweden: January 15th, 2008 on TV3
Norway: January 31st, 2008 on TV3
Spain: February 22nd, 2008 on FOX TV Spain
New Zealand: May 12th, 2008 on TV3
Australia: September 15th, 2008 on Channel 7
Belgium: October 13th, 2008 on 2BE
Finland: January 16th, 2009 on Sub
Slovakia: June 3rd, 2009 on JOJ
Czech Republic: October 21st, 2009 on Prima
Patrick Fischler, who played Gil Bates in this episode, also appeared alongside David Boreanaz in the Angel episode "The Magic Bullet" as a character named Ted.
"Bandstand in the Sky" - Pete Yorn (end of the last scene)
When Angela runs the floppy disk, it plays a prototype of a video game called Warstrike, which plays a peculiar series of musical tones at the beginning of the game. The notes reference the 1966 Daniel Mann film Our Man Flint, an American spy-film spoof staring James Coburn, the musical tones are identical to the ringtone of American Intelligence Chief Cramden's telephone. Cramden was played by Lee J. Cobb.
The Amiga computer, the first multimedia home computer (with 4096 colors, 4-voice stereo audio, and a mouse/pointer desktop), was originally developed by a company named Amiga-Lorraine then sold to Commodore, a computer giant of the '80s. Development on the Amiga began in 1982 and still continues today thanks to a still-fervent community.
One of the characters in this episode is named Gil Bates, who was going to start a business in video games and computing. This is an allusion to real-life computer entrepreneur and chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates.
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