The fuselage of the Marine transport uses the same design as that of the real-life Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
The pentagon roundel on the wings of the Caprican marine aircraft carrying the Cylon squad is identical to the roundels on raiders in the original series. The roof of Graystone Industries' headquarters also features the design.
The "Shape of things to come" sequence follows the same basic rhythm of the series intro. Showing the Graystone side of the story, then the Adamas, then Clarice and Lacy, and finally back to the Graystone family.
The episode contains two indications that Evelyn is the future mother of Admiral William Adama. First, she enjoys model shipmaking, as her son is seen doing in several episodes of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. Second, she mentions a brother on Tauron who uses hunting dogs to drive foxes into the water; this is the uncle that Admiral Adama mentions in the episode titled, "Sometimes a Great Notion".
Goof: When Amanda returns to the banister where Jordan Duram was shot, the spot where he dropped Clarice's holoband is clearly visible.
As Daniel sits at the piano, he is actually playing the Graystone Theme that Bear McCreary has used throughout the serie's score.
In some of Zoe's flashbacks, scenes are used which did not make it to the final cut of the previous episode.
The U-87 weighs approximately one-quarter ton, according to Daniel.
According to the official Caprica podcast, the interiors of the Vipers are shots from the Battlestar Galactica season 3 episode, "Maelstrom".
The Delphi Convalescent Institute is the same location the Cylons use as a farm after the Fall, and where Kara Thrace and other women are kept prisoner. In the Battlestar Galactica episode, "The Farm", Simon states that the building was formerly a mental hospital.
Graystone's party is given in a museum. This is the same museum where Kara Thrace finds the Arrow of Apollo in the Battlestar Galactica episode "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2". The statue where the fight between Caprica Six and Thrace takes place can be seen when Graystone and Vergis first meet in this episode.
Goof: When Clarice Willow walks to the news stand, a New York lottery logo is in full view but partially obstructed by a sticker.
According to the official Caprica podcast, the bedroom scene between Daniel and Amanda Graystone is actually a composite of two separate scenes. Amanda's wardrobe actually changes between some shots.
Caprica is revealed to share the same orbit with Gemenon. This perhaps explains why there is a large representation of both Capricans and Gemenese in the fleet that escaped the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies, in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series.
Several technologies, including the holoband and the computer sheet, can be seen throughout Caprica that are missing from the re-imagined series of Battlestar Galactica. Given that they both utilize wireless computer networks, these types of technologies were most likely banned after the First Cylon War. Ensign William Adama (later Admiral Adama of BSG) does have a holoband in the prequel miniseries Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.
The different planets (that form the Twelve Colonies) are named after the zodiac signs. Caprica would be Capricorn; the Tauron would be Taurus; Gemenon would be Gemini; and so on. Although not mentioned, the other colonies are Aerilon, Aquaria, Canceron, Leonis, Libran, Picon, Sagittaron, Scorpia, and Virgon.
The first symbol that appears on Zoe's interactive paper screen is the symbol for infinity (a figure 8 on its side), which Zoe traces. When she taps it, 12 signs appear in a circle surrounding it. One symbol appears to be the capital letter Delta (a triangle) - the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. Another looks like the symbol for Aquarius, with bullets added on the right hand side. A third symbol looks like the Greek letter Psi with one additional downward stroke; it could also be based on the trident - the symbol for the planet Neptune.
When Zoe taps each symbol, it appears in the middle of the circle. The sequence seems to read right to left; the first symbol tapped shifts to the right as each subsequent symbol is added. The last symbol added is the one that looks like Psi or a trident. These symbols protect access to Zoe's computer program/avatar. After Zoe taps the fourth symbol, she is given access and can interact with her avatar via her holoband.