In the pilot episode "A New Life". Harmon Rabb, Sr. was portrayed by David James Elliott but voiced by Richard Crenna. This scene was repeated in at least one subsequent episode.
Following in his father's footsteps as a Naval aviator, Lieutenant Commander Harmon Rabb Jr. suffered a crash while landing his Tomcat on a storm-tossed carrier at sea. Diagnosed with night blindness, Harm transferred to the Navy's Judge Advocate ...
Every scene begins with a graphic which depicts the time in military format and the word "Zulu". Zulu is the military phonetic designation for the time zone known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In most cases, the time listed corresponds to the apparent local time rather than ZULU time. For instance, the start of the workday in Norfolk Virginia would more likely be 0700 Eastern Standard (Romeo) Time or 0700 Eastern Daylight (Quebec) Time and certainly not 0700 Zulu, which would correspond to a local time of 0200 or 0300 which would be early even by military standards.
Several episodes misspell the name of recurring actor Steven Culp as 'Stephen.'
The episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" were heavily edited and merged into a one-hour _"Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003)_ pseudo-episode called "Navy N.C.I.S.: The Beginning".