This episode provides examples of
- Mental Fusion: The Turtles and Master Splinter enter the Utroms' Oracle Pods and simultaneously share the collective history of the Utroms
- Shout-Out: Mikey says "I've seen this movie. We're not going to have anything burst out of our chests, are we?"
- The Cavalry: Right at the beginning of the episode, Mortu and the Utroms come to the Turtles' and Professor Honeycutt's aid just in time
- Wham Episode: The Utroms are revealed, and the Turtles are finally home from space and reunited with Splinter.