WWE Wrestler Mark William "The Undertaker" Calaway appears in the film as one of the two bounty hunters sent by General Suitor to go after Ramsey, and shares a scene with Hulk Hogan, also a WWE Wrestler.
The film was originally titled "Urban Commando", was not a science fiction film, and was to star Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, in which Schwarzenegger starred as an ultra tough elite commando who goes to stay with a family in the suburbs, while on a mission concerning a terrorist mastermind.
A video game, based on the film, was released in 1993. In the game, you play Shep Ramsay and you shoot your way through asteroids, General Suitor's troopers, plant a bomb in General Suitor's ships, collect various parts for your ship on Earth, fight one of the bounty hunters, collect power crystals, and do battle with General Suitor.
Mark William "The Undertaker" Calaway accepted a role in this movie at the suggestion of Vince McMahon. The Undertaker had not debuted in the WWF during the time of the making of this movie, but Vince had high hopes for him. Vince planned to do with Hogan and Undertaker, what he did for Hogan and Zeus, by bringing into the WWF the villian of the film No Holds Barred (1989), which starred Hogan. However, that angle didn't do well, as Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr. (Zeus) was trained to become a wrestler after No Holds Barred (1989), and the angle quickly died away. Vince hoped that if this movie was a hit, then hopefully The Undertaker would become known well enough to attract audiences who wanted to see Hogan take on another movie villain, only this time the villian was a wrestler able to put on decent matches with Hogan. No mention of this movie was mentioned after The Undertaker debuted just before the film was released to theatres.
The line used by the sports car as it dies, "I've fallen, and I can't get up", was a legendary line used by WWF legend Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, and widely regarded as one of the best one-off lines ever said on commentary.
Hulk Hogan said he would gladly make a sequel if he was ever asked to, because he has been asked a million times by little Hulkamaniacs all over the world if he is ever going to make a sequel. Hulk said he just won't invest anything himself into it money wise.
When Shep (Terry "Hulk" Hogan) contacts Zanuck (Roy Dotrice) when Zanuck orders Shep to go to Earth and take a six week holiday. Shep, on asking Zanuck for another mission and suggesting that he goes on a bug hunt with creatures that bleed acid, was written as an obvious nod to Alien (1979), which was about a deadly creature that has acid for blood.
Louan Gideon, who played the role of corrupt chemical plant CEO Danielle Atron from The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994), makes a brief cameo appearance as the unnamed businesswoman seen trying to get her cash back out of the vending machine, seen briefly while Shep Ramsey is walking down the street.
If this hadn't been a science fiction movie, Shep Ramsay would had been a Black Ops Commando, who is ordered to take a vacation by his superior officer, after a failed mission to eliminate an terrorist fanatic, and becomes a lodger of Charlie Wilcox and his family, and struggles to adjust to normal life, due to his discipline and training, and is soon tracked down by the terrorist fanatic and his men, out to settle a score.
Twenty-four years after the film's release, a Disney cartoon titled Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015) premiered on television. The show follows the intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly, who lives with the Diaz family, while fighting the forces of evil.