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Why is there a TOC when there isn't any content on this page?--126.96.36.199 00:36, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
- Like every other episode page... it's due to the maintenance link section at the top. It's the same for all episodes. And it's intentional. -- Sulfur 00:41, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
This episode is the exact story of Michael Bay's The Island. I'm curious if The Island came from this episode or if Star Trek's writers "got wind" of the movie's story first...
Can anyone verify that the flag shown at the funeral isn´t United Earth but UFP? TheBigT
Removed the following note, we only note deliberate similarities which can be cited.
This episode may have a more-than-passing reference to the Ray Bradbury short story, "Frost and Fire". In that story, the main character, named "Sim", is on a planet bombarded by radiation, causing him and his small race (descendants of a rocketship landing) to live their entire lives, from birth to death, in only eight days. Sim-Trip echoes this in his shuttlebay conversation with Archer, musing about "living [my] life in eight days."--31dot 20:02, September 29, 2009 (UTC)
- This episode is very similar to the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tuvix" in which a minor character must give his or her life through a medical operation held within sickbay to save one of the main characters. A notable difference however, is that in "Tuvix" the Chief medical officer, The Doctor, refused to perform the procedure because it would result in killing an innocent being. Captain Kathryn Janeway ended up performing the procedure herself. However, The Doctor also refused to do the procedure because Tuvix was being forced against his will to do it, while Sim ultimately willingly agreed to undergo the procedure.
- Similarity — Morder (talk) 21:52, September 29, 2009 (UTC)