* DawsonCasting: Nicely averted by the actors who played Catalina, Bova, and Rosie, all of whom were 13-14 during the first season. Radu and Suzee were borderline; both actors were 19-20 during the second season. Played deadly straight with Walter Emanuel Jones who, several years earlier, had been too old for his role in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and, well, hadn't gotten any younger since.
** The original season 1 finale [[spoiler: came without the tacked on ending where it is revealed Catalina survived the explosion in another dimension]] but Nickelodeon demanded they put it in [[spoiler: because children can't handle death]]. Also, it was originally planned for Elmira to officially join the main cast in season 2. However, Nick executives felt she was too "alien" and were afraid fans would find her scary. So, they replaced her with [[spoiler: Suzee]].
** Other examples of Nick's meddling was moving Davenport and Goddard into the background in season 2.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: More accurately, keep circulating the [[http://www.youtube.com/user/space0cases YouTube Channel]], although in the early 2000s, fansite [[http://www.spacecasestv.com Space Cases TV]] made an attempt at streaming the video.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Creator/JewelStaite They had a]] [[Series/TheLAComplex lousy timeslot]].
** Besides Kaylee, you also have [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers the original Black Ranger]] as Harlan Band and [[Series/GeneralHospital Elizabeth Webber]] as Suzee.
** Creator/GeorgeTakei as the BigBad, Warlord Shank. He was in [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries some low-budget sci-fi show in the sixties.]]
*** Was even given a ShoutOut in his first appearance, when Harlan attempts to bluff that the Christa has a [[Recap/StarTrekS1E10TheCorbomiteManeuver corbomite hull]] that will reflect any attack back and destroy his ship. It's not surprising Shank doesn't fall for it.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Nickelodeon put the series finale opposite the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl. Yeah.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As mentioned before, at the end of season 1, the intention was to have Catalina stay dead, and have Elmira take her place on the ''Christa.'' However, Nickelodeon squashed both parts of that, saying that 1) children wouldn't be emotionally capable enough to comprehend a character death and 2) Elmira was too alien. Thus Catalina's death was rewritten as being pushed into another dimension, and Elmira was written out and Suzee was written in.
** On his website, Peter David went over numerous ideas for the series finale of ''Space Cases'', including crossovers with both ''Series/LostInSpace'' and ''Series/BabylonFive''. Nickelodeon executives refused outright, claiming kids wouldn't be familiar with either.
*** He also published an unused script for what would have been a GhostStory [[RecycledInSpace in space]]. [[spoiler: Well, it was just Goddard playing a prank to keep them on their toes. And then Thelma playing a prank on him.]]