was their really a Valerie Archer and was she a family member of Captain Jonathan Archer since she said she comes from a long list of starfleet officersStephen2162 (talk) 23:58, February 3, 2014 (UTC)Stephen2162
It is unknown if there is an actual Valerie Archer in Starfleet, or if the identity was created by Species 8472.
According to Nick Sagan, "I really wanted to name the character Archer as a homage to Dave Bowman of 2001 and to my father's character Ellie Arroway [from Contact]. You put bow and arrow together and you get Archer." After Star Trek: Enterprise aired, Sagan commented that he thought Valerie was somehow connected to Jonathan Archer.--TyphussJediVader (talk) 00:03, February 4, 2014 (UTC)