As Lee orders the evacuation of Pegasus, several of the windows in the doors behind him can be seen to have been smashed. However, a few seconds later as he says thank you to the dying ship, all the windows are intact.
In the scene where the fleet is lifting off from New Caprica one of the Olympic Carrier style ships has what appears to be a logo on the underside of its tail that looks very much like that of the now defunct Pan American World Airways.
According to science adviser Kevin Grazier, if the real Galactica were to jump into an atmosphere of a planet and then free-fall to the surface, the gravitational forces would rip it apart long before it hit the ground because of the ship's shape and size.
Gaeta: (pointing a pistol at Baltar) I believed in you!
Caprica: Whoa, whoa, Gaeta.
Gaeta: I believed in the dream of New Caprica.
Caprica: Gaeta, we all did.
Gaeta: No! No. Not him. He believed in the dream of Gaius Baltar. The good life. Booze, pills, hot and cold running interns. You led us to the Apocalypse....
Ellen: I got you out of detention Saul. It was me. I got you out. I went to see them, the Cylons. I finally got to the one in charge and I got him to notice me, the way men notice me. I slept with him and I felt like puking everytime he put his filthy hands on me. But I smiled, and I faked it, to save you Saul. But you listen to me. I'd do it again. Frak anybody! Do anything! Even give them the map.
The Futon Critic website named this episode the best episode on television for 2006, stating that "this is what TV should be."
The visual effects team won a 2007 Creative Arts Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Special Visual Effects For a Series for their work on this episode.
Director Felix Alcala received a 2007 Emmy Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series."
The episode was also recognized with an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Sound Editing For a Series."
Edward James Olmos read the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" line at the beginning of this episode.
The visual effects team won a 2007 VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series for this episode. The team members included Gary Hutzel, Michael Gibson, Alec McClymont, and Brenda Campbell. The award was given at the Visual Effects Society's 5th annual VES Awards gala on February 11, 2007, at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.
Marvel Comics released a "Battlestar Galactica" comic book titled "Exodus!" in the spring of 1979. The story was based on "Saga of a Star World, Part 2," the 2nd part of the opening story from the original Battlestar Galactica" TV series.
"Exodus" was originally planned as a single-episode story, but was later expanded into a two-part story.