Trivia: Star Control

  • Acting for Two: Some of the voice actors in the 3DO version do multiple voices:
    • Rick Betz plays both the Ariloulaleelay and the Druuge.
    • David Bryce voices the Kohr-Ah, Ilwrath, Shofixti and Spathi.
    • Greg Johnson, in some real Mood Whiplash, voices the Orz, Pkunk and Utwig.
    • Paul Reiche III voices the Mycon and the Talking Pet
    • Madeleine Wild, besides voicing the Syreen, also does the voices of the Zoq-Fot-Pik and the VUX.
    • Larry Zee does the voices of the Melnorme, Umgah and Ur-Quan.
  • Ash Can Copy: The 2007 Flash game.
  • Dueling Games: With Electronic Arts' Starflight series. Note that Paul Reiche III is credited in the Special Thanks for Starflight while being one of the co-creators of Star Control, and Starflight's lead designer, Greg Johnson, also took part in the development of Star Control II, so the developers probably don't feel any need for animosity between fans of both games. (For that matter, fans usually like both games.)
  • Executive Meddling:
    • Fortunately averted in the case of Star Control II. The executives wanted to release the game in a buggy and highly incomplete state with placeholder dialogue everywhere. The developers spent 6 months of their own time and money to finish the game, rather than have the unfinished version released.
    • How Star Control 3 to be in the first place. The publisher wanted to get a third game out, but only held the rights to the name, and not the content. The creators who held the rights to everything else finally gave in, reasoning that it was better than having a new game under the same name with nothing carried over from previous titles.
  • God Does Not Own This World: Though in a somewhat unusual way. Toys For Bob does have the rights to the setting and the games themselvesnote ; they just don't own the "Star Control" branding itself. Hence why they could make a freeware version of SC2 with no legal problems, but had to call it "The Ur-Quan Masters".
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The 3DO Japanese dub (Part One,Part Two) has a quite a few familiar seiyuus, like Kaneto Shiozawa voicing the Arilou.
    • The Harika in Star Control 3 is voiced by Jeff Baker, using a voice identical the the one he used for the Dunmer, six years later.
  • He Also Did: Wait, you mean these are the same developers as Skylanders?
  • Older than You Think: The manual for SC2 talks about the expedition of scientists to the newly-discovered Precursor base in Vela II. The lead scientist? A man called Professor Farnsworth, described to be brilliant, though flamboyantly egotistical with a rude impatience for his peers note , and notoriously impossible to work with. May or may not have been the first.
  • Throw It In: Paul Reiche III said in an IRC chat that the Orz language evolved from some of Erol Otus' randomly scrawled notes (which included the first appearance of *happy campers* and *Jumping Peppers*).
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: The manual clearly showed an Ilwrath Cloaking Device on the inventory screen.
  • Vaporware: StarCon, a fully 3D sequel vaguely similar to Colony Wars. The Harika were one of the confirmed races.
  • Word of Gay: The Androsynth, according to Paul Reiche III. It's subtly indicated even in the original material — look closely at their in-game art, and you'll notice that they have little pink triangles on their uniforms.