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- Brandon Jerwa, the writer of Battlestar Galactica: Zarek, has admitted to a tendency of using real life people for his supporting characters. As such, the character's name is an indirect "cameo" for Matt Fanale, the lead member of the Industrial / Hardcore band, Caustic. A more direct "cameo" for Fanale occurs later on in the Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus one-shot comic.
- Jerwa, Brandon (21 September 2007). WRITER'S COMMENTARY: "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON ZERO" (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 16 December 2007.