Goof: During the fight between Dylan and Rhade, Dylan shoots Rhade in mid-air. Rhade can clearly be seen to be shot in the stomach. When Dylan rolls the body over to say a last few words to his former friend, the scorch marks show he was shot in the chest.
Dylan states the The Systems Commonwealth consisted of over a million member worlds, in three galaxies. The three galaxies were the Milky Way, Andromeda, and the Triangulum.
It was established later in the series that the Andromeda was frozen in time for approximately 303 years, from CY 9784 to CY 10087.
By the Earth calender, the years in which the series takes place are 5161-5164.
Harper was infected with Triangulum Measles. It is a protozoan infection of the skin, which, if left untreated, will eat away the skin and internal organs, leaving nothing but bleached bones. However, a combination of radiation therapy and antibiotic ointment can clear it up within three weeks.
The Commonwealth had weapons called Nova Bombs, which are capable of destroying an entire solar system. According to Dylan, they had never been used in combat.
Dylan's High Guard access code is Lexic Dark 52278 Alpha 771.
This episode features the first mention of Earth, which is now in ruins after constant attacks by Nietzscheans and the Magog.
Andromeda's AI is downloaded (or more precisely, copied) into an android body known as an Avatar.
The Magog lay their eggs in living beings; the newly hatched larvae eat the host from the inside out.
Nitpick: Rommie uses her artificial gravity field to disable an invading army, a brilliantly effective and (for a sentient machine) effortless tactic. Yet, despite being helpful numerous times later in the series, she'll never do it again.
Harper's upbringing in a refugee camp on Earth has left him with a weakened immune system, so he is more susceptible than normal to things like radiation.
The Andromeda uses sensor drones, small ships that surround it and extend the range at which it can detect targets.
The Andromeda can survive the heat and pressure of the corona of a star for up to 48 hours.
Instead of a ring, Nietzscheans signify marriage by an armband with a stylized DNA double helix pattern.
Yazgar: You always were a stickler for that kind of thing. Hell, it's been years, and you still haven't told me how you got that stomach wound.
The cause of Dylan's stomach wound is explained in flashbacks in the episode "Forced Perspective."
The final battle of the Nietzschean Rebellion took place at the Witch Head Nebula. A Nietzschean force of 500 ships ambushed a Commonwealth fleet of 100 vessels on their way to attack the Nietzschean homeworld of Fountainhead. The Nietzscheans won, but at a terrible cost, since the ruling Drago-Kazov Pride was weakened enough that Pride Jaguar and several allies attacked them. This is the reason that the Nietzscheans did not take over after the fall of the Commonwealth. During the ensuing Nietzschean Civil War, the Magog Horde attacked, and no one was strong enough to oppose them.
It is revealed that Artificial Intelligences cannot navigate the slipstream. Only an organic sentient can do it, and no one knows quite why. Rommie says that it is thought that it might have something to do with the way organic brains interact with quantum possibilities. AI guess correctly at a 50% ratio when organics guess at a 99% ratio.
Borotep Yeshgar mentions Dylan's fiancee, Sarah, is trying to mount a rescue expedition to retrieve the Andromeda from the edge of the black hole. This would come into play in the episode "The Banks of the Lethe".
According to Dylan, this episode takes place a "few months" after "Under the Night (1)".