Acting for Two: Tom Baker as both the Doctor and Meglos. Creates a fascinating contrast when they get locked in a cell together. It also gave Baker the distinction of being the only person to have two waxworks in Madame Tussauds, as the Doctor Who exhibition which opened during production of this story featured sculptures of him as both the Doctor and Meglos.
Awesome, Dear Boy: The UK press reported that Bill Fraser only took the role of Grugger so he could kick K9.
Inspiration for the Work: Writers John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch were struggling to think of the ultimate villain, until they realised that it was sitting there the whole time - a gnarled cactus.
Old Shame: Jacqueline Hill regretted appearing in the story feeling that since she played Barbara, it was inappropriate to appear as a different character. John Nathan-Turner felt similarly, and decided not to bring back former regular cast members as different characters again.
Out of Order: In a possibly unique case in Doctor Who, this one was filmed without the newest regular castmember. "State of Decay", which featured Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, was filmed first, then "Meglos" without him, and then his introduction, "Full Circle". (Some wags over the years have suggested it was "so Waterhouse could take acting lessons", but this just seems to be a rather mean urban legend.)
In the original storyline, Lexa simply vanished from the action once she had served her purpose within the narrative. Christopher H. Bidmead suggested her act of self-sacrifice as a more dramatic end for the character.