* PromotedFanboy: As a child, Dave Gibbons was a fan of the original 50s strip, and was eager to draw the 70s revival.
* ScienceMarchesOn: The strip put some effort into being scientifically plausible in its early years, even using ArthurCClarke as an advisor, but science has marched a long way since 1950. In particular, almost all the planets of the solar system are depicted as being capable of supporting human life.