The 80's television series:
- Artist Disillusionment: Catherine Disher (Mana in the second season) has made no secret of the fact that she hates the show because of irate fans who sent her derogatory and negative letters during (and after) the production of the second season. To this day, she won't talk about the show at fan conventions or participate in DVD commentaries about the show.
- Executive Meddling: The second season.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Would you believe that the Big Bad of season two is Sweet Eddy? Or that his scientist is Mimete and her assistant Death? And the KGB agent in Epiphany in the first season is Count Iblis from the original Battlestar Galactica, and Quinn is Baltar from the same series.
The 2005 film:
- Hey, It's That Guy!: "Maverick"'s old RIO "Merlin" offers him and his daughter shelter in his basement. Goku is Robbie.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Morgan Freeman does the opening and closing narration.