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- Executive Meddling: The writers wanted the ExoFrames to be fully-enclosed, but the executives insisted on being able to see the characters' faces inside.
- Tropes Are Not Bad. 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.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Several voice actors latter became well known. Lisa Ann Beley goes on voice Relena, Murrue, and Sumeragi. Teryl Rothery and Gary Chalk appear on Stargate SG-1 as major supporting characters (And the latter voices an Optimus a few times) . Most of the other VA's could be heard in anime, cartoons, or video games. The cartoon apparently used the Vancouver voice pool for their characters. As a result, many of the voice actors also worked with The Ocean Group, or starred in Stargate SG-1:
- What Could Have Been: 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.
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 Nazi Germany for 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 Adolf Hitler'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 the magnotrains run on time" in episode 2.06 ("Mindset") is a direct reference to the famous quote about Benito Mussolini.
- 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 Flight 19 (lost in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945), seeing how it is the first episode where Terrans come in contact with 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 Big Book of War by 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 Divine Comedy. Dante had it inscribed at the entrance of hell, Phaeton had it on his bunker. Guess what it makes Phaeton himself, then.