This is like a triple dip of fan squee today!  The most important of which: the switching of “we” to “I”.  If you’ve read Anthem, you can see where this is going.  Matt of course continues to geek out with Doctor Who, which as you can see fits perfectly with the Santa Claus mythology (and who says he isn’t, red bicycle when you were twelve).  It’s been established that Percy isn’t a Doctor Who fan, but apparently he knows enough Star Trek to paraphrase a quote.  I myself am not a Trekkie, so I had to ask friends for a technobabbly Star Trek quote about time travel.  Chris gets awesome points for providing me with the quote below:

“A black star of high gravitational attraction began to drag us toward it. It required all warp power in reverse to pull us away from the star but like snapping a rubber band, the breakaway sent us plunging through space and time, out of control to stop here, wherever we are.”