I know there were more mentions of Archer's obsession with water polo as well as more specific details. --From Andoria with Love 11:37, 10 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Mentioning that a ball is used to score in the sport's description probably couldn't hurt either, I just don't know how to word it properly. --From Andoria with Love 11:40, 10 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Year of the finals that Trip and Archer are watching in "Vox Sola" Edit

Not sure that the article proper is the best place for this rationale, but for the curious:

The date of the water polo finals mentioned in "Vox Sola" is never mentioned. Furthermore, "Vox Sola" never mentions any date, throughout its whole runtime. However, the next episode ("Fallen Hero") is in February 2152, and the nearest preceding episode to carry a stated date is "Shuttlepod One", which takes place in November, 2151. Currently, North American collegiate water polo finals are held each December (so as not to compete with January's conclusion of the football season, and spring finals of other, more "major" sports). Not sure I agree with the present language on the "Vox Sola" article which wants to place the events firmly in 2152, but — even if true — It seems logical to extrapolate that Archer and Trip are therefore watching the 2151 finals. CzechOut | 15:23, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Removed Edit

Putting this removed passage here for the record, if a citation is found it can go back.

Archer's background in water polo is likely due to influence from writer/producer Rick Berman's son, who played water polo throughout his education.--31dot 22:35, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Is Archer's interest in water polo a nod or a successor or anything like that to Sisko's interest in baseball? Edit

I remember reading that the darts games on DS9 were meant to be that series' version of the poker games on TNG, so is this anything like that? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

I'm not aware of any evidence that Archer's water polo interest was a deliberate effort to draw a similarity with Captain Sisko; it likely was just a character trait the writers gave Archer. 31dot (talk) 06:11, December 22, 2013 (UTC)
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