Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2 Episode 24

First Flight

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 14, 2003 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Ruby, a barmaid who both Malcolm and Trip were in love with ("Shuttlepod One"), appears in this episode. She is portrayed by Brigid Brannagh.

    • Trivia: This episode reveals how/when Archer and Trip met.

    • Trivia: The episode reveals the meaning of Commander Tucker's nickname "Trip". His father and grandfather are both named Charles Tucker, thus he is Charles Tucker III (the third, or Triple, shortened to "Trip").

  • Quotes

    • Flight Controller: We just got a call. New Berlin's detected the NX Beta.
      Forrest: What?
      Flight Controller: Internal sensors show it's still in the hangar.
      Forrest: Has anyone bothered to look?

    • T'Pol: The readings could be misleading.
      Archer: As Doctor Phlox would say, optimism.
      T'Pol: Optimism doesn't alter the law of physics.

    • Robinson: (to Archer) You're a great pilot. Maybe as good as me. But you're never gonna get out into deep space by playing it safe. When the first warp 5 starship is built, it's captain won't be able to call home every time he needs to make a decision. He won't be able to turn to the Vulcans... unless he decides to take one with him.

    • Archer: You remember what Buzz Aldrin said when he stepped on the moon?
      Ruby: No.
      Archer: Nobody does because Armstrong went first.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Buzz Aldrin's First Words on the Moon

      Archer asked Ruby what Buzz Aldrin's first words were, to imply no one remembers because he was second on the Moon. But Aldrin's words were, "Looks like the secondary strut had a little thermal effects on it right here, Neil."