- OT3: In the movie outline, Falcon/Marissa/Loren. You have to wonder how much the final product would've actually shown...
- Mary Suetopia: Played with. Thalassa isn't exactly Eden, but the colony's quaintly idyllic, its inhabitants pleasant for the most part and initially unfamiliar with such things such as jealousy and conflict. It's revealed however that this was done on purpose, as the libraries onboard the colony ship the Thalassans' ancestors came from were deliberately edited to remove elements of humanity's less savory tendencies.
- Science Marches On: The Solar Neutrino Problem, which in the book was the first sign that something was wrong with the Sun, has been resolved; the problem was with neutrino detectors of the time and the theory, not the Sun. (Then as now, it was commonly understood that ordinary novas were associated with binary stars; the threat in the book is explicitly presented as an unusual occurrence.)
YMMV / The Songs of Distant Earth