- From a conversation between Erasmas and Cord:
Erasmas: "Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs," I said. "We have a protractor."Cord: "Okay, I'll go home and see if I can scrounge up a ruler and a piece of string."Erasmas: "That'd be great."
- Erasmas and company attempting to interpret Jules Verne Durand's speech when he lapses into French. Best of all is when he misinterprets Jules' reaction to a space capsule:
- Jules: (seeing the capsule) "The conception is 'monyafeek'!"Jesry: (to Lio) "Well, since you appear to be an expert on monyafeeks, maybe you could tell us how four legs and a roof are going to contain a pressurized atmosphere!"Lio: "It's not called a monyafeek, it's a- oh, never mind."
- and later:
Tulia: "I'm going to talk you through the process of unstrapping yourself from the S2-35B."Erasmas: "Up here, we call it a monyafeek."Tulia: "Whatever."