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- Jason being blasted to pieces by Kay-Em 14 and reanimating into Uber Jason through nanotechnology was meant to be a plot twist revealed in the third act. However, all of the marketing and trailers immediately spoiled this fact, and even the theatrical poster gives it away.
- In 2010, Discovery Channel's [Mythbusters] actually tested out Jason X's liquid nitrogen head smash kill. It turns out it doesn't quite pass the smell test.
- David CronenbergDavid Cronenberg's cameo was done as a favor to his former protege James IsaacJames Isaac (director of Jason X) for loaning his Canadian-based production crew to him. In exchange, he wanted to get killed on screen.
- The film is included on Roger EbertRoger Ebert's "Most Hated" list.
- 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. Also, in their fight, Beowulf rips Grendel's arm off, and in the movie, when Kay-Em shoots up Jason, the first thing he loses is his arm.
- During Jason X's development process, director James IsaacJames Isaac, producer [?] Noel Cunningham (Sean's son), and screenwriter Todd FarmerTodd Farmer kicked around any scenario they could think of it, typically "Jason in [insert blank] (the hood, snow, underwater, the arctic, in L.A. fighting gangs, on safari)." They even considered something involving the NASCAR circuit. Farmer suggested "in space" because he knew Freddy vs. Jason (2003) was on the way, and it'd be best if Jason X was set after the events of that epic battle. So, they needed to jump into the future, and going into space certainly did that. They were a little scared of doing a horror sequel in space [see: Hellraiser, Leprechaun, and Critters.], but they thought it could be fun to do a mash-up of Ridley ScottRidley Scott's Alien (1979) and James CameronJames Cameron's Aliens (1986) with not one but two strong Ripley-type females on a ship of bad-ass space marines hunted by Jason instead of xenomorphs.
- Screenwriter Todd FarmerTodd Farmer based much of the film on Alien (1979), even naming one of the characters (who he also played) Dallas, after Tom SkerrittTom Skerritt's character in the Ridley ScottRidley Scott film.
- (at around 39 mins) 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 Doom (1993) and Quake II (1997) as the most powerful weapon. "BFG" is an acronym for "Bio Force Gun" or "Big F^@&ing Gun", as some called it.
- One of the things which won over everyone to the concept of Jason in space was the idea of the crew seemingly killing Jason, only for him to be recreated into something even scarier via futuristic technology. The mechanism of this change ended up being nanotechnology.
- Lexa DoigLexa Doig (Rowan) and Lisa RyderLisa Ryder (Kay-Em) had to be released from Jason X by a certain date to start on [Andromeda (2000)].
- While this film was a critical and financial failure in its initial release in theaters, it made more than triple the cost of production in DVD and post-theater sales. Statistically, It is one of the most successful 'Friday the 13th' films.
- Once again, just like with Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), New Line Cinema was unable to legally include "Friday the 13th" in the film's title as Paramount Pictures still owned the trademarked title.
- Betsy PalmerBetsy Palmer was doing a play in Toronto at the time Jason X was filming. According to Palmer, one of the producers contacted her about possibly reprising her role as Pamela Voorhees. They did not come to an agreement, and the character was not included in the film.
- Neither the Casting Director nor the Director initially wanted to do the virtual reality scene. Cook was so adamant the scene was nothing but gratuitous nudity that she refused to cast the roles of the two topless girls, relegating those duties to her casting assistant. Isaac agreed that it was clearly just nudity for nudity's sake, and the only way he could personally justify it is if they had fun with it and made it really silly.