At one point in the novel, a war was waged between two empires over the proper way to crack an egg. Brak, a Sontaran stranded on Earth in the early 20th century, read the book, and later referenced this event to Alice Wells as an example of the usual futility of humans' motives for making war. (AUDIO: Old Soldiers)
Both UNIT officer Alice Wells and her Sontaran prisoner Brak had read Gulliver's Travels. When Brak made a passing reference to it during one of their interviews, Alice was shocked to learn that the Sontaran had read a book of satire, having thought his species too single-minded to enjoy the arts; Brak scoffed that the Sontarans were soldiers, not barbarians. (AUDIO: Old Soldiers)
Behind the scenes
- The Cold Fusion joke is a reference to the following passage from the novel: "He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers."
- Julian Glover, Catherine Schell, Robert Rietti, Murray Melvin, Denise Bryer and David Prowse appeared in the 1977 film adaptation.
- Andrew Burt played the title character in the 1982 television serial Gulliver in Lilliput, which was written and directed by Barry Letts. Elisabeth Sladen, Leon Eagles, Andrew McCulloch, Linda Polan, Barry Andrews, Jenny McCracken, George Little, John Baker, Bartlett Mullins and Glen Murphy all also appeared in the serial.
- James Fox, Warwick Davis, John Standing, Richard Wilson, Graham Crowden, Navin Chowdhry, Annette Badland, Ricco Ross, Cyril Shaps, Malcolm Stoddard, Sylvester Morand, Philip McGough, Gordon Sterne and Roger Ennals appeared in the miniseries adaptation. Ailsa Berk was the choreographer on the miniseries.
- Catherine Tate and James Corden appeared in the 2010 film adaptation.