Major Spielberg was a naval officer during World War II. When the time travelers arrive in February 1944, a US Navy officer sees their spacecraft, but his commander dismisses the possibility of a UFO and then says, "You can tell your son about when he's born, Major Spielberg". His sighting of the Futurians' time machine would later inspire his son, Steven Spielberg to change the cinematic world forever.
- The line, "You can tell your son about it when he's born, Major Spielberg". is an obvious reference to American film maker Steven Spielberg, whose father Arnold served in the war and whose war stories inspired the frequent WWII settings of his films. It is presumed that after the Second World War, Major Spielberg inspired his son with the sighting.