Trivia / Biker Mice from Mars

  • Actor Allusion: In the third part of "Once Upon a Time on Mars", the Biker Mice get into an argument on what kind of maneuver to use to destroy the Plutarkian Tug Transformer, all of their suggestions being allusions to their voice actors. Vinnie (voiced by Ian Ziering) suggests the Zip-Zapping Ziering Zero, Modo (voiced by Dorian Harewood) suggests the Harewood Crooked 10, and Throttle (voiced by Rob Paulsen) insists on using the Rob-bobbin' Paulsen Doggle 2.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Susan Silo as Dr. Karbunkle, and Leeza Miller-McGee (Charley Davidson) as Modo's nephew Rimfire. Only once, though.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: This show actually went above and beyond in this area.
    • Rob Paulsen, best known for voicing Raphael in the 1987 TMNT cartoon, plays Throttle and Fred the Mutant. In addition to playing Throttle again in the 2006 series, he also voices Hannibal T. Hairball.
    • Several actors from Beverly Hills 90210 have roles in the series. Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders) plays Vinnie, Luke Perry (Dylan McKay) voices Napoleon Brie, Brain Austin Green (David Silver) voices Modo's nephew Rimfire, and Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh) guest-starred in two episodes as Jack McCyber.
    • Modo is voiced by Dorian Harewood, who replaced James Avery as the Shredder in four episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987, was the voice of Moze in Capitol Critters, and also played N'Mani in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
    • Lawrence Limburger was played by W. Morgan Sheppard.
    • Brad Garrett plays Greasepit.
    • David Warner guest-stars as Ice Breaker.
    • In the original series, Carbine is played by Leah Remini (The King of Queens' Carrie Heffernan).
    • Jeff Bennett plays the Plutarkian leader Lord Camembert in the original series and Ronaldo Rump's British cousin Sir Richard Brand-Something in the 2006 revival.
    • In the 2006 series, Jess Harnell is the new voice for the Pit Boss, Greasepit, Lord Camembert, and Modo's nephew Rimfire. He also voices several of the new characters, most notably Ronaldo Rump and Dr. Catorkian.
    • Mark Hamill voices Napoleon Brie's henchman Number One in the 1993 series and guest-stars in one episode of the 2006 series as Hannibal T. Hairball's half-brother Pierre Fluffbottom.
    • Michael Dorn guest stars in two episodes of the original show as Four-By.
    • The original series' finale "Once Upon a Time on Mars" guest stars Malcolm McDowell as Dominic T. Stilton.
    • Jim Cummings guest-starred in the original series as Saddle Sore and Deathmaster in "So Life Like" and the Plutarkians Gerald Gruyere and Gutama Gouda in "Diet of Worms".
    • The Mexican dub is practically a reunion of many from the voice cast from Saint Seiya, who was broadcasted in the same network in the same time slot:
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only the first season was released on DVD in America, and it is now out of print.
  • No Export for You: The 2006 revival suffers this in two ways:
    • While it finally aired in America on 4Kids in 2008, seven episodes never got a chance to air before the show was pulled from the schedule ("Desperado", "Cat and Mouse", "First Mice on the Moon", "Once Upon a Time on Earth" parts 1-3, and the Grand Finale "Turf Wars").
    • DVD releases have only been available in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Bulgaria.
  • The Other Darrin: While the 2006 revival had some members of the original cast reprise their roles, like having Rob Paulsen, Dorian Harewood, and Ian Ziering back as the titular Biker Mice, most actors had to be replaced.
    • Lisa Zane replaces Leeza Miller-McGee as Charley Davidson.
    • While Peter Strauss reprises his role as Stoker for five episodes, the rest of the series has him replaced by Jim Ward.
    • Dina Sherman replaces Leah Remini as Carbine.
    • Jennifer Hale replaces Kath Soucie as Harley.
    • Jess Harnell replaces Brad Garrett as Greasepit, Brian Austin-Green as Rimfire, Stu Rosen as the Pit Boss, and Jeff Bennett as Lord Camembert.
  • Recycled Script: "Modo Hangs It Up" and the SWAT Kats episode "Razor's Edge", both written by the same author, share similar plots: one of the heroes suffers a Heroic BSOD followed by a 10-Minute Retirement.
  • Short Run in Peru: The revival initially aired from 2006 to 2007 on the British television channel CITV. The series did eventually air in America on 4Kids in 2008, but was pulled from the schedule before every episode had a chance to air. While the revival was said to resume airing on TheCW4Kids in fall 2009, it never came to pass.
  • Word Of God: Original series co-creator Tom Tataranowicz has stated that he believes none of the Martian mice have last names and have avoided them altogether because surnames were considered a liability and the Martian mice didn't need them because they could identify their relatives with no problems, though he has acknowledged that Rick Ungar may have a different idea behind the Biker Mice's First Name Basis.