Trivia: In this episode, Orlin is a powerful ascended being of energy who becomes human, but then is ascended again and once again becomes a powerful being of energy. This episode also introduces Frank Simmons, played by John de Lancie. Lancie played Q in Star Trek: TNG, a powerful being of energy who becomes human (as punishment) and then once again becomes a powerful being of energy.
Trivia: Near the end when the alien ship is being filmed, Martin says they (Wormhole Extreme) are going to win an Emmy for this, visual effects category. At that point in the series, Stargate SG-1 had been nominated for 5 Emmys (4 in the visual effect category) but never won. The show went on to receive 4 more Emmy nominations in the visual effect category, without ever winning an Emmy.