The song played during the trailer is called "The Eve of Destruction."
The character Rufus Carlin is an obvious nod to George Carlin who played Rufus in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, a movie that also has time travel.
Matt Frewer played "Berlinghoff Rasmussen" in the Star Trek TNG episode 'A Matter of Time', a thief who travelled through time in a stolen time machine.
Susanna Thompson (Annie's Mother) and Shantel VanSanten (Kate Drummond) have both appeared in the Arrow Universe. Thompson starred as Moira Queen in Arrow and VanSanten starred as Patty Spivot in The Flash.
It's been acused of plagiarizing the awarded spanish TV show "El Ministerio del Tiempo" (Ministry of Time), which has also three main characters, two males and one female, tasked with stopping villains that try to change history through time travelling. Indeed, NBC has been sued for this matter.
The names of the three main characters are references to characters in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). Lucy Preston and Wyatt Logan have the same last names as Bill Preston and Ted Logan; Rufus Carlin is a nod to Rufus, who was played by George Carlin.
'Timeless', co-created by Eric Kripke, is one of two new shows for the 2016 fall season that is created by a previous showrunner for 'Supernatural'. The other is 'Frequency', created by Jeremy Carver. Both shows revolve around Time Travel.
In the Alamo episode, several examples of zinc coated steel (buckets, tubs) are shown. Would not have been present in the Alamo. A later technology from the late 1800's.
The date in time that the team will travel to during each episode is displayed as the first set of numbers on the Flip Clock in the opening credits where the word TIMELESS eventually appears.
A 2016 lawsuit claims that the series was plagiarized from El ministerio del tiempo (2015) (Ministry of Time), a Spanish series about (in the lawsuit's words) "the adventures of a three-person government team (consisting of one woman and two men) travelling through time to thwart undesired changes to past events". (And in fact the creators of the show were at one point courting Sony to make a US version.) NBC and Sony argue that this premise is sufficiently generic that no individual can claim ownership of it and that otherwise the shows are otherwise entirely different. The case is ongoing.
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