This image shows all of the shops along the promenade on DS9.

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What are all the in-jokes and references?

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    Just for reference, not a dupe of scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/108551/… which asks if we ever see the directory
    – Valorum
    Mar 1, 2018 at 9:18
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    I like the "Milliway's" reference. Oh, crap. "Spacely Sprockets" does George Jetson work on DS9?
    – JRE
    Mar 1, 2018 at 9:24
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    Jupiter Mining Corporation and Diva Droid Corporation are Red Dwarf references. Spacely Sprockets is from the Jetsons. Tom Servo is from Mystery Science Theatre 3000, although I'm not sure when that originally aired so not sure which show was referencing which. Milliways and Sirius Cybernetics are from Hitchhiker's Guide. I'm sure there are more but that's all the ones I can recognise.
    – delinear
    Mar 1, 2018 at 9:34
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    while not a joke persea the idea of "used photons" is so ridiculous as to be laughable
    – Ummdustry
    Mar 1, 2018 at 10:11
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    BTW I think your question should indicate where the image came from. Mar 1, 2018 at 16:53

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  1. Amphitheater
  2. Andorian Fast Food
  3. Bajoran Consulate
  4. Bajoran Customs
  5. Banzai Institute

    Reference to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

  6. Berman’s Dilithium Supply

    Possible reference to Rick Berman, executive producer of TNG and co-creator of DS9.

  7. Bowling alley

    Possibly a reference to the bowling alley that was supposedly found at the rear of the original Enterprise .

  8. Cargo Loading and Transfer
  9. Cavor’s Gravity Devices

    From Dr. Selwyn Cavor the inventor of the antigravity mineral Cavorite from the H. G. Wells book The First Men in the Moon.

  10. Chief Engineers Office
  11. Curry’s Martial Arts Training

    Reference to Deep Space Nine special effects artist Dan Curry.

  12. Del Floria’s Tailor Shop

    Reference to the concealed front entrance used by the men from U.N.C.L.E.

  13. Diet Smith Corporation.

    Diet Smith was an inventor (think Q from James Bond) who helped Dick Tracy.

  14. Diva Droid Corporation

    Red Dwarf reference. Diva Droid International was the company that built Kryten

  15. Dock Master’s Office
  16. Federation Consulate
  17. Forbin Project

    Reference to the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project (based on the book Colossus, by D.F. Jones).

  18. Frederickson’s Squid Vendor

    Reference to Deep Space Nine scenic artist Anthony Fredrickson.

  19. Garak’s Clothiers
  20. Geological Assay Office
  21. Gocke’s House of Mirrors

    Reference to sound mixer Bill Gocke. The mirrors in question may be a reference to his famous gaffe, inadvertently appearing in a reflection in TNG: Unification

  22. Klingon Consulate
  23. Import Protocol Office
  24. Infirmary
  25. Jacobson’s Used Photons

    Reference to lamp operator Phillip Jacobson, primarily responsible for set lighting, hence photons.

  26. Jupiter Mining Corporation

    Red Dwarf Reference. JMC was the company that built and ran the titular Red Dwarf

  27. Lodging and Accommodations
  28. Milliways

    This is the "Restaurant At The End Of The Universe" from the book of the same name, part of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams.

  29. Pancho’s Happy Bottom Riding Club

    A real life dude ranch called the Happy Bottom Riding Club owned and operated by Pancho Barnes who was also a well know aviator in her own right.

  30. Quark’s Bar
  31. Replimat Cafe
  32. Richarz’ Accessories

    According to Memory Alpha, a reference to the name of the set designer from DS9, Laura Richarz.

  33. Rush Dilithium Crystals

    reference to director of photography Marvin V. Rush.

  34. Schoolroom
  35. Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

    Reference to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. These are the mindless jerks that built Marvin the Paranoid Android.

  36. Spacecraft Resupply
  37. Spacely Sprockets

    This is the corporation that George Jetson works for in The Jetsons.

  38. Station Operations
  39. Station Security
  40. Subspace Communications
  41. Tom Servo’s Used Robots

    Tom Servo is a robot puppet from the show Mystery Science Theatre 3000

  42. Vince’s Gym

    Possible reference to Vince Gironda by Art Dept person Doug Drexler was a member of the famous real Vince's Gym for twelve years

  43. Vulcan Embassy
  44. Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems

    Probably a reference to Buckaroo Banzai; Yoyodyne was the front organization for the aliens. Yoyodyne was first introduced in novels by Thomas Pynchon.

  45. Chez Zimmerman

    reference to Deep Space Nine production designer Herman Zimmerman.

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    – Null
    Mar 2, 2018 at 15:59
  • Yoyodyne may also be a reference to Rocketdyne en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocketdyne
    – cat40
    Mar 2, 2018 at 16:12
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    I was entirely delighted to see Milliways on this list Mar 6, 2018 at 3:43
  • For a station full of uniformed personnel, there sure are a lot of tailors aboard...
    – steenbergh
    Jul 12, 2018 at 11:29
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    @steenbergh what, you never heard of the Tailor Shops of Isher?
    – Broklynite
    Jul 12, 2018 at 19:08

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