Trivia: Sanctuary

  • Actor Allusion: While discussing Twilight, the Big Guy mentions he likes Marcus, who Christopher Heyerdahl played in New Moon.
  • Fake Brit: Averted by Amanda Tapping. She, Helena Magnus, was born in Britain but later moved to Canada. Although, in Amanda Tapping's case, she moved when she was a child.
  • Fan Nickname: Redjac, for the Energy Being Retconned into being the cause of Druitt's serial killer urges in "Haunted".
    • The show itself has been nicknamed "The Little Show That Could".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Stargate Atlantis fans will see a lot of familiar faces, even besides Amanda Tapping as Magnus.
    • Dr. Carson Beckett runs a Sanctuary? And he's an abnormal? Granted, this was hinted at in the second set of the webisodes. McKay also appeared in the first webisode.
    • Todd is Bigfoot, Halling is Druitt, and this is particularly noteworthy in that all four are the same person.
      • He also played Pallan in Revisions, who mostly dealt with Carter.
      • Also, he plays everyone's favorite Norwegian, The Swede, in Hell on Wheels
    • Major Lorne plays a cop a few of the first season episodes and the webisodes.
    • Dr. Zelenka is in "Kush"
    • Chuck shows up in short scenes in a number of episodes, playing a two-faced abnormal who is being re-socialised and helps Henry with his work sometimes.
    • Daniel Jackson is in "Penance".
    • There's even a picture of an Unas in "Edward".
    • Henry is one of the Genii?
    • Tesla worked as a doctor for the Atlantis Expedition
    • And even Agam Darshi (Kate) has had roles in episodes of Stargate Atlantis and the first episode of Stargate Universe
    • Methos is Dr. Watson (SG-1 fans may recognize him as Tanith/Hebron). Joe is Gregory Magnus.
    • Walter Harriman has apparently been reduced to a bank clerk in "Bank Job". NID Agent Barret is also working for the FBI.
    • Adam Worth once tried to steal the Prometheus.
    • Jo shows up in "Veritas." Vincent is in "Hero."
    • Harry Maybourne shows up in the Praxis refugees arc as a member of the military.
  • No Budget: A episode of Sancturary cost about half of an episode of Eureka, which is already on a shoe-string. The producers compensated by plowing almost the entire budget into special effects, to amazing results. Furthermore, Amanda Tapping never got paid for her executive producer role.
  • Talking to Himself: The Big Guy and John Druitt, both played by Christopher Heyerdahl. Somewhat subverted in that they almost never speak to each other, but they've had a few scenes together, including at least one where they're the only ones in the room and have a conversation.