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Nitpick: There are several references to the fact that Andorians and Vulcans came into conflict over the planet "a century" or "100 years" ago. That would be about 2052-2053. But then it's stated the Vulcans tried to claim the planet in 2097, and that Soval had been on the planet for 50 years.
Goof: When T'Pol meets with Dr Yuris, she tells him that the mind meld was involuntary, and he urges her to explain that to the other doctors. However, seeing as how their meeting was a secret, it was never an option for him to tell the others. However, during the hearing, Dr Yuris comes forward with the information and claims that T'Pol had made him promise not to share it. Archer also makes a comment to her about Yuris breaking his promise. She got Archer not to reveal it, but she had never discussed with Dr Yuris the possibility of him saying something.
Nitpick: Trip prides himself on learning a few words in the Arkonian language. However, when he points to the sky to show Zho'Kaan that they are being rescued, he uses the word for "food" rather than "ship".
Nitpicks: Even though Trip refuses to be beamed up to Enterprise without Zho'Kaan, there is no reason why Enterprise can't beam down water, EV suits, or other supplies. Furthermore, there is no reason why Trip and Zho'Kaan couldn't take shelter inside the shuttlepod. It is certainly designed to withstand extreme temperatures.
An ensign was trying to figure out who was the first Vulcan ambassador to Earth for a crossword puzzle. Captain Archer helped her out by answering Solkar. Solkar was the grandfather of Spock as shown in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
Nitpick: The storm may be light-years wide, but every shot of it shows that it is very much thinner than it is wide, so why not fly up or down at maximum warp to avoid it? Archer doesn't even consider this option.
Mission Date: September 18, 2152
First Appearance: After being mentioned in many episodes, Chef (kind of) makes his first appearance of the series. Only his legs are shown as he, without speaking, delivers meals to the crew.
Nitpick: Why is Doctor Phlox so upset by his decision over which animals to take with him to the catwalk? He made it clear that crew members would survive in Sickbay for the duration, why wouldn't the animals? Surely some of them can survive for a week left to their own devices. If not, a group of people could easily camp out in Sickbay with them.
Goof: T'Pol says she has never been camping in a matter of speaking, but she went camping with Tucker and the others in "Strange New World."
Trivia: Commander Tucker can play the Harmonica.
Mission Date: September 12, 2152
Dr. Phlox shares the exact same mentality and distrust about the transporter as Dr. McCoy of the original Star Trek.
Mission Date: August 14, 2152
Trivia: This episode introduces the "Tactical Alert", and the "Red Alert" siren used in other Star Trek series. Temporarily jokingly called "Reed Alert" (after Lt Reed), this "Tactical Alert" is the predecessor to the "Red Alert" familiar from the other series.
Nitpick: When he poses as Captain Archer, Trip makes sure to add an extra rank pip to his uniform, but still wears the red engineering stripes on his shoulders.
Nitpick: The administrator tells T'Pol and Archer that they can't get to their ship for at least four hours, as the landing platform is covered in a dangerous acidic coating. This danger is reiterated when T'Pol wraps her boots to protect them from the acid, and Archer still warns her not to go onto the platform. Yet, when Menos sets a fire in the bar, and all of the patrons flee, they are all somehow able to get onto the platform and get to their ships.
Trivia: The Klingon tanker vessel seen in this episode, appears again later in the show as the variant D5 battle cruiser.