[[folder:Trivia Examples]]

* ExecutiveMeddling: The writers wanted the [=ExoFrames=] to be fully-enclosed, but the executives insisted on being able to [[InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace see the characters' faces]] inside.
** TropesAreNotBad. While it doesn't make a lot of sense to have the front of the E-Frames so poorly protected, being able to see the pilots does do a lot from a dramatic standpoint.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Several voice actors latter became well known. Creator/LisaAnnBeley goes on voice [[GundamWing Relena]], [[GundamSeed Murrue]], and [[{{Gundam00}} Sumeragi]]. Teryl Rothery and Creator/GaryChalk appear on ''Series/StargateSG1'' as major supporting characters (And the latter voices an [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus a few times]]) . Most of the other VA's could be heard in anime, cartoons, or video games. The cartoon apparently used the UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} voice pool for their characters. As a result, many of the voice actors also worked with Creator/TheOceanGroup, or starred in ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** [[Creator/LisaAnnBeley Lt. Nara Burns]] was also [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Murrue]], and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Sumeragi]]
** Lt. Maggie Weston (Teryl Rothery) is [[Series/StargateSG1 Dr. Janet Frasier]].
** [[Creator/JanyseJaud Sgt. Torres]] is [[Anime/InuYasha Kagura ]].
** [[Creator/GaryChalk Marsala]] is either [[Series/StargateSG1 Col. Chekov]] or [[Anime/TransformersArmada Optimus Prime]]!
** J.T. Marsh is Robby Benson, AKA: the Beast from Disney's ''Beauty & The Beast''!"
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120208054548/http://www.storyboardpro.com/exosquad/exosquad_landing_01.html/ these storyboards]] for the series pitch-film from Will Meuginot's old website, the series was originally titled ''[=Exoforce=]''; TheOtherWiki says it was changed for trademark reasons when Playmates got the toy license.
** A third season was planned that would have shown the surviving Exo-Squad humans and Neosapiens joining forces to battle an invasion from another alien race but the series was unfortunately canned before that could happen - on a cliffhanger no less.

[[folder: Historical Allusions]]
''Exo Squad'' contains many allusions to historical events, particularly, the history of warfare, which an educated viewer can easily discover.

* "Blitzkrieg" (episode 1.04 title) is a tactic invented by the UsefulNotes/NaziGermany for UsefulNotes/WW2, which involved very rapid combined arms assaults (it literally means "lightning war"). This is just one of many allusions used in the show to liken Phaeton's regime to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's rule.
* "Scorched Venus" (episode 1.08 title) is a pun on "scorched earth", a military tactic of denying the enemy valuable resources by destroying ("scorching") them.
* Sean Napier's words "One thing you can say for Phaeton, he makes [[TheTrainsRunOnTime the magnotrains run on time]]" in episode 2.06 ("Mindset") is a direct reference to the famous quote about UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini.
* Nick Tyree's one-word-answer "Nuts!" to Shiva in episode 2.21 ("No Surrender") is a reference to General Anthony [=McAuliffe=]'s refusal to surrender after his 101st Airborne Division was surrounded by Germans during the Battle of Bastogne.
* "The Lost Patrol" (episode 2.24 title) may be a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_19 Flight 19]] (lost in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945), seeing how it is the first episode where Terrans come in contact with [[spoiler:alien technologies]].
** This more likely a reference to film of the same title, which the plot of the episode loosely mirrors.
* "The Art of War" (episode 2.33 title) is a reference and somewhat of a pun on the famous BigBookOfWar by [[TheArtOfWar Sun Tzu]].
* "One Small Step" (episode 2.34 title) is a reference to Neil Armstrong's first words during his very first EVA on the Moon. In context, it refers to the reconquest of the Moon but it is also symbolic, seeing how the Tranquility Base is featured prominently in the episode.
* "Abandon Hope" (episode 2.38 title) is a reference to famous quote from Dante Alighieri's ''DivineComedy''. Dante had it inscribed at the entrance of hell, Phaeton had it on his bunker. Guess what it makes Phaeton [[{{Satan}} himself]], then.
** This was likely a deliberate effort on Phaeton's part; Another infamous quotation that any Neo-Sapiens would find significant is, "[[ParadiseLost It is better to reign in Hell than it is to serve in Heaven]]."