- Kurt Russell starred in Stargate (1994) as Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil.
- Michael Rooker appeared in Stargate SG-1: Enemy Mine (2003) as Colonel Edwards.
- Ben Browder starred as Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell in seasons nine and ten of Stargate SG-1 (1997), as well as the films Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) and Stargate: Continuum (2008).
- a set of U.S. Air Force/U.S. Army captain's bars
- the National Defense Service Medal
- a U.S. Air Force Missileers pin
- a U.S. Army Ribbon for Good Conduct
- a U.S. Air Force Missile Maintenance badge, affectionately known as a "Pocket Rocket". It is worn exclusively on the pocket of Air Force Weapons Specialists who have worked with guided missiles and strategic intercontinental ballistic missile systems (fitting for someone who uses a mechanical arrow).
- When Ego trains Peter, he has him hold his hands together and make blue lightning. This is very similar to the beginning of Russell's adventure movie Big Trouble in Little China (1986).
- When Ego's body is regenerating, the last part of his body that forms is the area around his left eye. Russell had played the character Snake Plissken in Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (1996), a character who wore an eyepatch over his left eye.