William Riker: Someone once said, "Don't try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgment."
Zefram Cochrane: That's rhetorical nonsense! Who said that?
William Riker: You did! Ten years from now.
The set that they use as sickbay on the Enterprise is the same set used as sickbay on Star Trek Voyager. In fact, the character of the holographic doctor is played by Robert Picardo, who starred as Voyager's holographic doc. See more...
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Continuity: In the scene where Picard, Worf and Hawk are outside the ship and want to separate the transmitter dish from the hull, Picard must move a kind of tube out of an console and must turn it from a low to a high position. In one shot the tube is in the high position, in the next shot it is in the low position and then Picard pulls it out and turns it in the high position.
Continuity: When Lilly and Jean Luc are arguing in the captain's ready room Jean Luc breaks the glass cabinet holding the gold models of the previous enterprises with one of the Phaser rifles. It only causes the gold model of the Enterprise D to spin 90 degrees on its hook. The next shot both the gold models of the Enterprise C and D are broken in half.
Other: Lieutenant Hawk, seated at his console is looking intently ahead at the camera which would be the bridge's view screen from that perspective. But when the shot switches to Picard leaving the bridge, we see that the view screen isn't up. What was so informative about the blank wall that Hawk was looking at?
Continuity: The number of the borgs working on the transmitter dish changes and they move with the speed of light. While Picared explains how they should disable the dish, a shot show that 6 borgs are working on it, they disables 3 in various ways and 1 walks off with Hawks, leaving 2, however as the disk is being relesed from the ship there is 3 borgs on it. When Picard disabled his "maglock servo" he avoids capture by a borg by flying over it and when he lands at Hawks earlier position the Borg is stil standing where he left, however a shot seconds later shows the borg back on the dish.
Continuity: As the Enterprise crew walk towards Engineering for the first time, Worf senses the Borg awakening and yells "Ready phasers" before killing a Borg. As that particular drone awakens, we can see it has a needle-like tool coming out of its eye sensor. But when Worf smashes it with his rifle, it has a blue lit-up eye sensor. Furthermore, this drone is seen many times during the following fight sequence after Worf has apparently killed it.
Factual error: In the scene after Zefram's ship goes to warp, when the ship is being turned around to return home, Cochran remarks "Is that the Earth? It's so... small" He wouldn't have been able to see it, provided the distance the ship just flew. Warp 1 is the speed of light and in a 1 minute flight, the Phoenix would have travelled over 10 million miles - at that distance the earth would just appear like a bright star.