For a sequence that showed the Cylons attacking Earth, the producers used footage from Earthquake and superimposed Cylon fighters firing and causing the destruction in the sequence. Thus they managed to create a spectacular sequence on a tiny budget.
Lorne Greene (Adama) and Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Boomer) are the only regular cast members from the original Battlestar Galactica (1978) to appear in this sequel series. As a last ditch effort to raise ratings, the producers brought back Dirk Benedict as Starbuck for one episode.
At the end of several episodes a message appeared on the screen that said: "The United States Air Force stopped investigating UFOs in 1969. After 22 years they found no evidence of extra-terrestrially visits and no threat to national security."
As depicted in the pilot sequences, the series was to originally focus on Xaviar traveling through time to disrupt Earth history with Troy and Dillon chasing him down to restore proper Earth history. While the concept was dropped, it was said to inspire series Staffer Donald P Bellisario to create the TV Series Quantum Leap.
Galacticans have no fingerprints - as revealed by the arrest of Troy and Dillon.
Before her job at United Broadcasting - Jamie Hamilton worked in Reno.
Before flying to the Galactica - Jamie Hamilton thought Troy and Dillon were terrorists, drug runners, and while in space - she thought they were super-NASA or super-CIA people.
Commander Xavier time travelled back to 1944 Nazi Germany's town of Peenemunde to assist in the V2 development. He arrived there shortly before D-day, possibly in late-May 1944.
Troy, Dillon and Jamie Hamilton time travelled back to 1944 Nazi Germany to stop Commander Xavier. They arrived in 1944 on 4th June.
In this episode, the Nazi General Jodl was portrayed examining the V2 test in 1944. The 'real' General Jodl later signed the Nazi surrender to the Allies, thus ending the European part of WWII.
Troy, Dillon and Jamie Hamilton rescued a group of Jews in Germany - en-route to concentration camps - during the initial hours of the D-Day landings.
During the attack on the Gemeni freighter (aka the schooling ship) one of the Cylon attack craft is actually the newer-advanced ship design used in the later episode, "Night the Cylons Landed". The scene featuring the attack sequence is used twice from one angle and then reversed in another angle. It last about 4 seconds each time.
According to the doctor treating the sick Galactica scouts, the kids had different blood cells to Earth humans.
John Stockton's son Jimmy was born in August 1960. According to Dr. Zee's prediction, he will die in late March or early April 1990 if he continues to work in the Stanford Chemical Plant.
This episode was reportedly originally to be a single show followed by another one entitled, "So this is New York" instead it became a 2 part episode and the second title, became one of Lt Dillon's last lines in the final scene of part 2.
Features the first appearance of a humanoid Cylon, a concept that would be more fully explored beginning in "Battlestar Galactica" (2003) and Battlestar Galactica
This episode takes place from October 30 to October 31, 1980.
The Halloween backdrop to the Cylons (i.e. alien) landing and attempted invasion was likely inspired by the Orson Welles radio drama War Of The Worlds.
In the sequence where Dillon and Troy stumble upon a stage performance for children, the characters on stage are from Hanna-Barbera studios, but they are dancing to "Zip a Dee Doo Dah", which is from the Disney film "Song of the South".
This episode takes place on October 31, 1980.
Last show of the series.
This is the only episode of the series to feature the word "frack" in dialogue.