- Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Mostly averted, as Miles correctly leaves out again when he uses lines from Casablanca to Edgar, although it's still not an exact quote:Miles: "If you can play it for her, you can play it for me... Play it, Sam."
- Breakaway Pop Hit: Subversion. "Together in Electric Dreams" is considered to be this for the Human League — Phil Oakey's band — although no member besides Oakey participated in it. It has appeared on their Greatest Hits compilations in its original form and the band perform it live, though the live version is a new arrangement to accommodate the girls.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: The movie is available only as a Region 2 PAL DVD released in 2009. A UK Blu-ray (with excellent picture quality) has been released in June 2017, and unexpectedly includes awesome new interviews with the director, the screenwriters and the two lead actors.
- Technology Marches On: A minor one, but the lyrics to the song "Video" (playing while Miles and Madeline are at Alcatraz and the carnival) include the line "They send their love from up above down to my VTR." A Video Tape Recorder was relatively new to the consumer market in 1984, but is more fondly remembered as a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) today.
- Actually, in 1984, they were called VCRs. VTR was a 1970's name.
Trivia / Electric Dreams