* DawsonCasting: Ryan Steele was called "an 18 year old martial arts instructor" in a promo video and Brad Hawkins was 20 when the show began.
* {{Defictionalization}}: In a sense. While the series' primary depiction of VR obviously ain't gonna happen, the VR headsets they used have become the current wave of VR technology, what with Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, [=PlayStation=] VR, and even View-Master VR.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In the wake of Creator/ShoutFactory's announcement that they will not proceed to release the last few episodes of the show on DVD due to mediocre sales. Recently averted: Shout! Factory just put the last few episodes out on their "Select" label for sale on their website. The entire series is on Netflix as well.
* TheOtherDarrin: This trope was not kind to the Swordbot Brothers. Magician, Fistbot, Spitbot, Minotaurbot, Wolfbot, Amphibidor also. Played around with when Zelton turned into Graybot and Metalbot.
** Once, the Swordbot Brothers even ''switched'' voice actors from the previous appearance. But it seems they never got the same VA twice, and they kept getting ''prominent'' appearances (rather than the standard "hanging out in the background in Grimlord's lair sequences 'til it's your turn as MonsterOfTheWeek" situation.) The last [[Creator/RichardEpcar voice actor]] ended up [[TalkingToHimself playing both characters]].
* TheOtherMarty: Creator/JasonDavidFrank was originally set to play Adam Steele in the unaired ''Cybertron'' pilot while Brad Hawkins was cast as Rocky the White Ranger on ''Power Rangers''. A second pilot was also made which featured Professor Hart being played by an Einstein-esque Caucasian. Saban realized that replacing Frank on Power Rangers was too risky so Frank returned to the show as Tommy in the role of the White Ranger and Hawkins stepped into the role renamed Ryan Steele. The name Rocky ended up being reused for for the second Red Ranger.
* PropRecycling: The suits used for the battle grid fights were based on the spandex suits used in ''MMPR'', notably using the Red Ranger helmet mold from ''MMPR''. You could even see the dino details on the helmet.
** Meanwhile, Kenner reused molds from other toylines to fill out the VRT toy lineup- the "VR Skyborg" [[http://actionfigureadventures.blogspot.com/2013/09/jail-bird-speeder-skyborg-jet.html was recycled from]] the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{COPS}} COPS n' Crooks]]'' line (where it was the "Jailbird Speeder"), while the "VR Pursuit Jet" was an [[http://www.toyarchive.com/Aliens/Prototypes/DropShipSmallTestShot1.html unused mold]] from the cancelled ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' toyline- which in turn had began back in 1986 as the [[http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/86/firebat/ Cobra Firebat]] from ''Franchise/GIJoe'' (Creator/{{Hasbro}} having bought Kenner in 1991).
* RecycledScript: Not only the underground lab raid, but the brief OncePerEpisode sequence of a giant floating head thingy that would attack Ryan, only for his {{super robot}} to come and shoot it down throughout Season 2. There's no explanation given as to where either of these come from or why they're not used for more than this sequence.
** Well, the head was called Gargantus, and the robot was the transformed state of the Skybase, called the VR Troopertron.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Sarah Brown was briefly engaged to the show's executive producer Shuki Levy and the couple had a child together in 1998; [[MayDecemberRomance Levy is 28 years older than Brown]].
* ShesAManInJapan: Despera. Dress and all. [[http://metalheroes.wikia.com/wiki/Priest_Poe Seriously]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Saban originally conceived the show as a vehicle for [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Jason David Frank]]. However, the [[EnsembleDarkhorse runaway popularity]] of his ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' character Tommy led to their keeping him on ''MMPR'' and recasting the role in ''VRT''. Jamie Kennedy also had an early role.
** The ''Cybertron'' pilot also shows that the series was originally intended to be a stand-alone adaptation of ''Metalder'', with Tao as his ally. It was only after Jason David Frank was replaced by Brad Hawkins that the series was revamped into a team show and the ''Spielban'' footage was brought in for the two additional main characters (since Metalder was a lone hero, whereas Spielban had a costumed female sidekick). By that point, Saban was also using footage from two different ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series for ''MMPR'' (''Zyuranger'' and ''Dairanger''). Not only that, but Hasbro nearly sued them over the use of the name "Cybertron", which is the name of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' home planet, which might explain why ''VRT'' toys were made by then Hasbro subsidiary Kenner rather than Bandai. The Cybertron name was retained in the ending credits, listing the production company as "Cybertron Productions", in the same mold as "MMPR Productions".
*** If ''Cybertron'' was made and successful, Saban could have potentially adapted one ''Metal Hero'' series per year, in a manner similar to ''Power Rangers''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rzm2AGXkVE A promo seen]] on certain ''Power Rangers'' videos prior to the show's debut had Jeb with a different voice, Kaitlyn with a different last name, and Professor Hart was played by a Caucasian who looked like Einstein.
** There was loose talk during production of possibly doing a crossover with ''Power Rangers''. Various interviews with the cast revealed the sets of both series were in close proximity of each other, but nothing ever came of it.
** Reportedly, Saban planned on making a third and final season to tie up all the loose ends, with ''Series/BlueSWAT'' as the intended series for adapting[[note]]''Blue SWAT'' had 3 main heroes, which would have fit the three main heroes of ''VR Troopers''[[/note]]. However, Saban reportedly did not want to alienate the existing fandom, so they instead chose to use ''Series/JuukouBFighter'', and eventually to make an entirely new series, ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}''. Ironically, Saban would later end up adapting the SpiritualSuccessor of ''Blue SWAT'', ''Series/KyukyuSentaiGogoV'', as ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''.