TRIVIA: This is the first episode to use the "Tonight on seaQuest" intro.
TRIVIA: In this episode, Lucas and Lt. Cmdr. Hitchcock designed and built the prototype and continuously argue over calling it The Stinger or The Gazelle.
Lucas: Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Bridger: If he gives you anymore trouble let me know.
Westphalen (sarcastically): Oh, he won't give me any trouble, he is a college graduate.
Westphalen (on Lucas getting hurt): He had no right rushing around in this contraption. He is still a boy, Nathan.
Bridger: Boy? He is a college graduate.
Lucas: Sir? Who are you?
Tucker: Oh, I'm a dreamer, son. Just like you.
Bridger (about Lucas wanting a scar): Next thing he'll want is a tattoo.
Lucas: I'm gonna get a tattoo.
Westphalen: He's still in shock.
Lucas: I'm not in shock.
Bridger: Wait until you get the tattoo.
Krieg (about Lucas crashing the Stinger): You don't send a boy to do a man's job.
O'Neill: Is this 'Crash' Krieg? Come on, skipper let you pilot the seaQuest once and you backed it into a volcano.
Krieg: It was uncharted.
O'Neill: How about when you rolled the launch?
Krieg: Because of a riptide.
O'Neill: Stuffed the seacrab into the shoreline?
Krieg: That was a tsunami!
O'Neill: You were trying to surf a tsunami?
Lucas: I designed perfect laminar flow.
Bridger: Perfect laminar flow is the smooth movement of liquids over a solid body. You used it, you didn't design it. God did. It's called a fish.
Bridger (about Tucker): I remember when I was designing seaQuest. He was about a year ahead of me in research. I asked him some questions about a regenerating hull skin. You know what he told me? He told me he wasn't going to do my homework for me.
Lucas: Well, that's what you said to me when I asked you for help with the Stinger.
Bridger: You didn't ask for help. You asked for U.E.O. money.
Hitchcock: Bridger gets me 200,000 dollars of R&D money and I lose the mini-sub.
Ford: Well, technically Lucas lost it.
Hitchcock I'm in charge of the program, Jonathon.
Ford: Not according to Lucas.
Hitchcock: Well, Lucas can use a lesson in the hierarchy of project management.
Ford: And a girlfriend.
Tucker (about Dinato): I told you this project was the future. But no, no, no, no. You told me, and I quote, "Shut up and get back to work on something that makes me money."
Tucker (about Dinato): Oh yeah, well, every once in a while God lets the dumb get lucky. They need it. It keeps them in the game. Gives guys like me something to play around with.
Green: Look, Krieg, I want a lecture on performance I'll ask my wife.
Krieg: How's her eating disorder?
Green: Binge, purge, nag. Marriage is like trying to paint a self-portrait with mittens on your hands. You can do it, but you ain't gonna like the way you end up looking.
Krieg: Can you do it?
Green: Of course, but you're gonna owe me.
Krieg: I'll turn you on to a great divorce lawyer.
Green: Some lawyer. You gotta salute your ex-wife.
Noyce (performing introductions): My appointments secretary Edmund Gaye.
Bridger: Oh, not the Mr. Gaye who wouldn't put me through to you the other day?
Noyce: Really? It's just a temporary position.
Noyce (about Lucas): Hard to believe he's a teenager.
Bridger: Try winning an argument with him sometime.
Lucas (after the prototype failed): Lieutenant, you can call it a Gazelle.
Hitchcock: It's the Gazelle. I built it, I'm calling it a Gazelle.
Lucas: Will I have a scar?
Dr. Westphalen: No, you'll still have your beautiful baby face.
Lucas: I don't want a baby face, I want a scar.