The film is speculated to be an influence behind Joss Whedon's Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005).
The musical score is reused from Battle Beyond the Stars (1980).
A majority of the sets in this movie had been used in previous films made by New World Pictures.
David Mendenhall was eleven years old when he made his theatrical film debut as Peter in this movie.
The music score was made up of re-edited cues from James Horner's scores for "Battle Beyond the Stars" and "Humanoids from the Deep." The construction was done by film editor R.J. Kizer.