Injokes: As well as featuring a sneak preview commercial of the Star Trek movie directed by J.J. Abrams that premiered three days after this episode first aired, there are several references to Star Trek. Emmanuel Grayson has the same last name as Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson, he refers to himself as Spock, son of Sarek, and he references both Khan Noonian Singh from the original series episode "Space Seed" and the second Star Trek movie. Finally, his description of Romulans traveling back in time to alter history is the plot of Abrams' movie. Actor Clint Howard, who played Grayson, appeared in the original series, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager as different characters. Grayson's apartment address is 1701, a reference to the Enterprise's ID number of 1701.