!For the video game
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Averted -- the game is ''so'' good, that it has lasted for ten years thanks to its fans despite Microsoft dropping all support for it soon after its original commercial release.
!For the TV series
!For the musical:
* ActingForTwo: Creator/GeorgeTakei plays Old Sam in the present and Ojii-chan in the flashbacks.
!For the novel:
* FandomNod: The very brief appearance of an X-Wing pilot named Stacy is a nod to the ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Pink_Five Pink Five]]'' fan films.