Star Trek fans should also recognize Michael Ensign (Baxter Dromo) who played Security Minister Krola in episode "First Contact" in ST:TNG, Ambassador Lojal in episode "The Forsaken" in ST:DS9, and Bard in episode "False Profits" in ST:VOY.
Warren Munson (Dr. Scorpus Klaxon) played Admiral Paris, Tom Paris' father, in episode "Persistence of Vision" in Star Trek:VOY.
Pictures of A Hard Day's Night-era Beatles feature in the episode--the mug shots of them that flash near the end are all from the cover to that album, for example. Other Beatles references include the first song that the kids play, "I Want To Hold Your Hand," which is a Beatles hit, as well as all four of their names (John, Paul, George, Ringo) being mentioned in the first lines of the song the kids write.
Named after the song "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" by David Bowie, from the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Another Bowie song, "Modern Love" (from the album Let's Dance) features in the episode.