DID YOU KNOW?
1. The character of Adrienne, played by Kristi Angus, is named after Adrienne King, who played Alice in Part 1.
2. Screenwriter Todd Farmer based much of 'Jason X' on the first two 'Alien' films, even ripping off one of the characters (whom he also played) named Dallas, after Tom Skerritt's character in 'Alien'.
3. Jason X originally had four different U.S. release dates before it was finally released on Friday, April 26, 2002.
4. In the TV series 'Andromeda' (2000), Lexa Doig plays, among other roles, a robot and Lisa Ryder plays a human. In Jason X, their roles are reversed.
5. The name 'Tiamat' comes from Babylonian mythology. She is a dragon/goddess of the sea, who was slain by the god Marduk who then formed the land from her carcass.
6. Brodski mentioned a gun while the soldiers were suiting up called the 'BFG'. This sci-fi gun is well known to players of the PC games of 'Doom' and 'Quake' as the most powerful weapon. 'BFG' is an acronym for 'Bio Force Gun' or more commonly, 'Big F*cking Gun'.
7. Jason Voorhees' eyes never blink when they are shown.
8. The space debris floating in space has 'Cunningham Reality' written on the side as a tribute to Noel Cunningham, the producer and son of Sean S. Cunningham.
9. The music played during Jason's first look at the virtual reality Camp Crystal Lake is the same musical score from the original 'Friday The 13th'.
10. The name of the primary ship in the film is the 'Grendel', which is the name of a monster in the Old English poem 'Beowulf'. Grendel was a direct descendant of Cain from the Book of Genesis, a monster described as half-troll, half-ogre. Like Jason, Grendel rose from a lake in search of victims and seemingly could not be killed.
11. In the scene where Dallas is smashed against the wall by Jason, the stuntman making this stunt actually broke his nose.
12. When Stoney opens the door and gets stabbed and his blood sprays in Kinsa's face, she screams. According to the audio commentary, the effects guys weren't supposed to spray the blood into her face. She was screaming not because she just saw her boyfriend die, but because the fake blood was burning her eyes.
13. The 'Virtual '80s' scene was originally meant to be much more detailed, including a number of topless women playing volleyball. One idea even included the appearance of Pamela Voorhees, Jason's mother, and even went so far as to have Jason attack her, showing the extent of just how evil he had become. The idea was later dropped.
14. The sleeping bag death scene was first done in Part 7, and was actually ad-libbed by Kane Hodder in that film out of frustration at re-shooting the same scene over and over.
15. Several of the characters in the film are named after screenwriter Todd Farmer's online friends in the PC game 'EverQuest'.
16. The character Janessa was originally named Jessica, after producer Sean S. Cunningham's sister.
17. The song 'Bodies' by metal band Drowning Pool is used in promotion of the film, but wasn't used in the film itself.
18. This was the first 'Friday The 13th' film to rely on digital effects for its death and gore scenes.
19. This film was the least edited in the entire series, requiring very little tweaking to earn an R-rating.
20. Betsy Palmer was doing a play in Toronto at the time 'Jason X' was filming and was reportedly contacted about possibly reprising her role as Pamela Voorhees. However, they did not come to an agreement, and the character was not included in the film.
21. The TV show 'Mythbusters' (2009) did an episode debunking the myth of the frozen head death of Adrienne (Kristi Angus).
22. One of the original plans for the death of Stoney (Yani Gellman) was for his body to be cut in half by the sliding doors. This was scrapped for budgetary reasons, and changed to his stabbing death.
23. There were numerous script changes done over the course of production. Originally, the writing was more cliche like 'Scream' (1996), and the producers wanted to get away from that, thinking that concept was tired.
24. Lisa Ryder (Kay-Em 14) stated that her inspiration for the robotic role of Kay-Em was the movie 'The Stepford Wives' (1975).
25. Director Jim Isaac once brought his son's class to visit the set, and Kane Hodder scared the hell out of them, and they subsequently ran away and never came back.
26. Director Jim Isaac's original idea for the campers at the Virtual Camp Crystal Lake was for Kane Hodder to grab one on each arm and swing them in a circle while they were in their sleeping bag, then bash them together. This was scrapped for the more conventional tribute kill.
27. Early scripts showed Jason in the snow upon his original escape from the military. No word on why this was changed, but it is rumored the next film will feature Jason in a winter time setting.
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