- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- The insane miner who holds a prostitute hostage is played by Steven Berkoff.
- The miner who cuts his suit open at the beginning of the movie would be able to tell you some interesting facts about dying in a vacuum.
- Science Marches On:
- Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 reached Io in 1979, around the same time as Outland was being conceived, but the film did not incorporate any of the new information about the moon's highly unstable volcanic environment.
- The film ignores the very high level of radiation around Io, which was discovered by Pioneer 10 in 1974.