Trivia / Space Camp

  • Alan Smithee: The "W.W. Wicket" has shares screenplay credit is husband-and-wife team Clifford and Ellen Green (they used that alias on The Seventh Sign two years later).
  • Creator Killer: This was the final film to be made by ABC Motion Pictures.
  • Dawson Casting: Larry B. Scott and Lea Thompson were 24 during filming. Kelly Preston was 23. Tate Donovan was 22. All are supposed to be teenagers. For reference: Kate Capshaw was only 32.
  • Vindicated by Cable: Most people saw the film on HBO, long after the Challenger disaster, and were inspired by the ending.
  • What Could Have Been: In the original script, a Russian Shuttle with Russian Kids would have rescued them. Remember this is still the time of the Soviet Union.