Trivia: Jack Carter's IQ is 111, which places him in the "above average" range. Zoe Carter's IQ is 157, which places her in the "highly gifted" range.
Nitpick: Sua Sponte (75th Ranger Regiment's regimental motto), means "of their own accord" not "to act without warning".
Trivia: Although a group of geese can be called a flock, it would be more correct to call them a "gaggle of geese" when they are on the ground and a "skein of geese" when in the air.
Megan: You shot my energy beam through a magnetostatic array? Mom! Duh!
Carter: I mean, they're only kids. How much trouble can they get into? I mean, uh, Jo made it seem like the sky is falling.
Stark: That hasn't happened since 2004. And that was more of an igniting of the ionosphere.
S.A.R.A.H.: (controlling a car) I just wanted to get out of the house for a while. Dr. Fargo downloaded me to the car. Shall we get going?
Carter: Uhhhh, you know what? I'm good. I think I'll walk.
S.A.R.A.H.: Come on, Sheriff. We never go anywhere together. It'll be an adventure!
Henry: Nearly all the recorded data in Nevada was erased. Uh, tapes in video stores, floppy disks in casinos, half the database of Area 51.
Carter: Area 51 is real?
Henry: (nodding) No.
Dr. Finn: Enough! Look, this is not about who knows more or who's the smartest. Forget the competition, forget the pressure. It is crap! You have created something amazing and now you have a chance to make a difference. Don't let anything get in the way of that or believe me, you'll regret it.
Zoe: Norms aren't supposed to be smart.
Zoe: Kids without a genius parent and I think you've met my dad...
Jo: Hey, where I come from we respect our parents - especially if they carry a gun.
Carter: (talking about his IQ test) ... And I did very well. I got 111. I didn't even try and I got over a hundred percent.
(Zoe, Jo and Vincent look each other followed by a brief silent moment)
Zoe: Yeah, he surprises me sometimes too.
Carter: (looking at Jo in her SWAT gear) What's up Jo, big date?
Jo: High school science fair, the most dangerous day of the year.
Carter: Whatcha got? Um, baking soda volcanoes and some lame fly experiments?
Jo: Teens with unlimited access to terrifying technology. It's Armageddon with acne.
International Air Dates
Germany 28 July 2008 on ProSieben
Hungary 08 October 2008 on TV2
Australia 09 October 2008 on TEN HD
Slovakia 02 March 2009 on Markiza
Czech Republic 13 October 2009 on Prima COOL
(Carter runs from Cafe Diem after space debris hits his Police SUV.)
Carter: Oooo! Oooo!
In the classic TV series Car 54, Where Are You? (1961-63), comedian/actor Joe E. Ross played Officer Gunther Toody, whose trademark exclamation of surprise or realization was, "Oooo! Oooo!"
Film: The Birds
On the roof of the Global Dynamics Building, Jack Carter and Jim Taggart are chased-down by a skein of Taggart's "robo-geese" that fly into a door and break the glass. In the 1963 Hitchcock film The Birds, Melanie Daniels (played by Tippi Hedren) flees a seagull attack by hiding in a phone booth, where the birds fly into the door and sides, breaking the glass.
Jo: They're kids. Kids cheat, especially smart ones, which in this case is all of them.
Principal: Well, I would like to think that our students follow the honor system.
Jo: Even the Heathers?
A reference to the 1989 Michael Lehman film Heathers, which is about a trio of girls who are at the top of the social pecking order.
Megan: I don't know why it went all Magneto in there.
Magneto is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. Primarily associated with the superhero group the X-Men, he has the ability to control magnetism.