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I came across this very awesome, very large illustration by Jeff Carlisle named Another Night at the Warp Core Cafe. It features a vast amount of characters from a vast amount of franchises. I was hoping our community would rise to the challenge and help identify as many as possible!

Warp Core Cafe

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    @Stormblessed Nice work on the key. I did not think to do a grid and was assigning a unique number to each person/thing.... IMO you found a much better/easier way. – Skooba Feb 11 '19 at 21:00
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    To those voting to close as too broad, we already have several questions set in this format, so there is precedent. – Mwr247 Feb 11 '19 at 21:37
  • Is Harrison Ford the only actor on there twice (as Rick Deckard and Han Solo)? For instance there are a few people from Dune, is Sean Young somewhere as Chani as well as Rachel? – Daniel Roseman Feb 13 '19 at 9:52
  • Or for that matter, Ben Browder as both John Crichton (Farscape) and Cameron Mitchell (Stargate SG1)? – Zeiss Ikon Mar 4 '19 at 20:17
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Warp Core Café with a grid with text in Menlo

A1:

A2:

  • USS Defiant (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Hammerhead fighter (Space: Above and Beyond)

A3:

A4:

  • The Death Star II (Star Wars)

A5:

A6:

  • Babylon 5 (in the background, spanning a large area from A6 to D3)
  • Klingon D7-class battlecruiser (Star Trek) (Also A7)
  • Space Vampire Mothership (Lifeforce)

A7:

  • Romulan Warbird [behind D7 and White Star] (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager) (slightly green, Also A6, A8, B6, B7)
  • White Star (Babylon 5) (also B7)

A8:

A9:

A10:

A11:

A12:

  • Space Herpes (Ice Pirates)

B1:

  • Colonial Viper (Battlestar Galactica)
  • "Nell" ship (Battle Beyond the Stars (1980))

B2:

  • Imperial Star Destroyer (Star Wars)
  • Ghost (Star Wars Rebels)

B3:

  • UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship, Sulaco (Aliens, 1986) (top middle half of tile)

B4:

B5:

  • Star Fury (Babylon 5) [Also B6, C5, C6]

B6:

B7:

  • Eagle 5 (Spaceballs)

B8:

  • Battlestar Galactica (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Moya (Farscape) (Also B9)
  • Jetfire (Transformers) (Also B9)

B9:

  • Moya (Farscape) continued.

B10:

B11:

  • Gremlin (Gremlins)

B12:


C1:

  • The Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)

C2:

  • USS Palomino (The Black Hole, 1979)

C3:

  • Bebop (Cowboy Bebop) (also D3)
  • Paranoid battlesuit (Gall Force: Eternal Story) (also at C4, D4)

C4:

  • Planet Express Ship (Futurama)
  • Ravager M-ship, The Milano (Guardians of the Galaxy) (also at C3, D4)

C5:

  • Radiant VII (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace)
  • USS Enterprise (Star Trek: The Original Series)

C6:

  • Narcissus, Nostromo Lifeboat (Alien 1979, Aliens 1986)

C7:

C8:

  • Engineer Ship (Alien 1979, Prometheus 2012)
  • Nebulon-B Frigate (hospital ship, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)

C9:

  • USS Discovery One (2001: A Space Odyssey)

C10:

C11:

C12:


D1:

  • Insignia: Cylon Empire (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Insignia: Colonial Warrior (Battlestar Galactica)

D2:

  • Insignia: Rebel Alliance (Star Wars, continues D1)

D3:

  • Imperial Probe Droid (Star Wars)

D4:

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind mothership (also D5)
  • Viper (BSG)

D5: - Rodger Young (Starship Troopers)

D6:

  • USS Voyager (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Serenity (Firefly)

D7:

D8:

D9:

  • Insignia: Klingon Empire (Star Trek)

D10:

  • Max (Flight of the Navigator, 1986)

D11:

  • Pit Droid folded up (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace)

D12:

  • Impossible Man (Marvel Comics)

E1:

  • Bioraptor (Riddick)

E2:

E3:

E4:

  • Insignia: Galactic Empire (Star Wars)
  • Insignia: Robotech Defense Force (Robotech)

E5:

  • Insignia: ThunderCats

E6:

  • Insignia: Tron's chest symbol (Tron)

E7:

  • Urskeks mandala of The Great Conjunction (The Dark Crystal)

E8:

  • Lazerbeak (Transformers)

E9:

E10:

E11:

  • Wall-E and Eve from Wall-E

E12:

  • Egg and Facehugger (Alien franchise)

F1:

  • Atari logo
  • Kilroy from the Mr. Roboto music video by Styx

F2:

F3:

  • Robot Jox mech fight: Achilles (left) vs Alexander (right)

F4:

  • V.I.N.CENT, The Black Hole

F5:

  • Spider-Man, in alien symbiote suit (Marvel Comics)

F6:

F7: -Optimus Prime (Transformers) (also F8)

F8:

  • Iron Giant from The Iron Giant (left hand appears in G9 and H9)

F9:

  • Thunder Road, modified Tilt-A-Whirl car (Explorer's 1985)

F10:

F11:

F12:

  • Huey, Dewey, and Louie from Silent Running (1972)

G1:

  • "They Live We Sleep" tag from They Live (1988) (continued in G2)
  • Stargate Ring (Stargate)

G2:

  • Pan Am logo and Orion III Space Clipper (2001: A Space Odyssey)

G3:

  • Kuato Lives tag from Total Recall (1990)
  • Weyland-Yutani symbol, Alien franchise

G4:

G5:

  • Robocop
  • Logo: Omni Consumer Products (Robocop)
  • Diva, The Fifth Element
  • Zorg Industries Logo, The Fifth Element
  • Gypsy, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (also G6)
  • Omar & Angel (Rock & Rule, 1983)

G6:

G7:

  • Flynn's Arcade sign (Tron, 1982)

G8:

  • Weebo (Flubber)
  • crystals from Lifeforce

G9:

  • Borg Queen (Star Trek: First Contact)
  • Visitors' poster, defaced by the Resistance (V)

G10:

  • Rocket Cycle (Flash Gordon, 1980)
  • Nomad (Star Trek: TOS, episode "The Changeling")

G11:

  • Tripod, The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • Endor Shield Generator (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)
  • StarChaser (StarChaser: The Legend of Orin, 1985)

G12:

  • Lambda-class T-4a shuttle (Star Wars)

G13:

  • Breetai, a Zentraedi commander (Robotech: The Macross Saga)

H1:

  • Bo (Mighty Orbots)
  • Barbarella (Barbarella)
  • Ted Theodore Logan & Bill S. Preston Esq. of the 'Wyld Stallyns' (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, 1989)

H2:

  • Blue Sun advertisement (Firefly)
  • A female Vulcan [maybe a specific character?] (Star Trek)
  • Maria from Metropolis (android form)
  • Feyd Rautha (Dune, 1984)
  • Silica (Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, 1985)

H3:

  • TARDIS (Doctor Who)
  • Oola, a Twi'lek dancer at Jabba's palace (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)
  • Leeloo (The Fifth Element)
  • Rystáll Sant (Star Wars) (also G3, G4, H4)

H4:

  • Jabba the Hutt (Star Wars)
  • A Skeksis (from The Dark Crystal) (source
  • Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes (Star Wars)

H5:

  • Sy Snootles (Star Wars)

H6:

  • Data (Star Trek: the Next Generation)
  • Wak Wak (Explorers, 1985)

H7:

  • Klaatu (hand raised), The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • Barquin D'an (Max Rebo Band) (Star Wars: A New Hope (1977))
  • Monolith (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Tall alien (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)

H8:

  • (rear) Gort, (The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951)
  • Robot (Lost in Space, 1965-1968)
  • Robby the Robot (Forbidden Planet)
  • Johnny 5 (Short Circuit, 1986)

H9:

  • Marvin, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (film)
  • Cheetara, ThunderCats
  • Lion-O, ThunderCats
  • Statue of The Lawgiver (Planet of the Apes)

H10:

  • Nomad - ST:TOS "The Changeling"
  • Atreides Transport (Dune)
  • Starfleet shuttlecraft (Star Trek)
  • Luke Skywalker's X-34 landspeeder (Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope)

H11:

  • Starbug (Red Dwarf)
  • Jake’s ship from The Cat from Outer Space

H12:

  • Superman
  • Mooncake (Final Space)
  • Rick, Morty, Mrs Meeseeks, and Rick's UFO (Rick & Morty)
  • Korben Dallas's flying Taxi (The Fifth Element, H13 - I12)

I1:

  • Ohno, (Mighty Orbots)
  • Skeletor (HeMan and the Masters of the Universe)

I2:

I3:

  • "Marta" Orion Girl (Star Trek:TOS "Whom Gods Destroy") [Also J3]
  • Twiki, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

I4:

I5:

I6:

  • Dominar Rygel XVI (Farscape)

I7:

I8:

  • Dalek (Doctor Who)
  • Cyberman (Doctor Who)
  • Bender (Futurama)
  • Alien, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
  • Cylon - Battlestar Galactica (original series)
  • Kryton, Cat, Lister & Rimmer (I9) (Red Dwarf)
  • Two Andorians (Star Trek)
  • Ka D'Argo - Farscape

I9:

  • Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Mac, Zeebo, and Wiploc (Earth Girls Are Easy)
  • Aviana & Mizzo (Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, continues I10)
  • Lumpy (A guess, but all of Chewbacca's family are sitting there, the other two in I11. Just can't tell them apart. The Star Wars Holiday Special)
  • Zozo (The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers)
  • The Moon (Le Voyage Dans la Lun / A Trip to the Moon)

I10:

  • Borg (Star Trek)
  • Thark (John Carter of Mars)
  • Martians from Mars Attacks
  • Martian from The War of the Worlds
  • Itchy & Malla (A guess, but all of Chewbacca's family are sitting there, the third in I10. Just can't tell them apart. The Star Wars Holiday Special)
  • 7-90 (Lexx)
  • Dark Helmet (Spaceballs)
  • Harry (Harry and the Hendersons)
  • Gamorrean guard (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)
  • A Thermian male (Mathesar?) in human form (Galaxy Quest)
  • Gwen Demarco / Tawny Madison (Galaxy Quest)

I11:

  • Waldo Zeptic (The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers)
  • Gamorrean guard (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)
  • Martian Girl (Lisa Marie), Mars Attacks (1996) (Also J11)

I12:

  • Chig in space suit (Space: Above and Beyond) (bordering I11)
  • Predator
  • Xenomorph from the Alien franchise
  • Kang and Kodos (behind window) (The Simpsons)
  • Korben Dallas (The Fifth Element)
  • Sil, in alien form (Species)

I13:

  • Zorak (Space Ghost, Coast to Coast)

J1: Micronauts, Repto (Mego Micronauts Series 4/5, http://micronauts.wikia.com/wiki/Repto)

J2:

  • A Porg (Star Wars)
  • A Tribble (Star Trek)

J3:

J4:

J5:

J6:

  • (?) Horta (Star Trek)
  • Morn (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

J7:

  • A Quarren (Star Wars)
  • Alien clown from Killers Klowns from Outer Space
  • Jem'Hadar (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Scorpious (Farscape)

J8:

  • Agents K and J (Men in Black)
  • Jar-Jar Binks (Star Wars)
  • Ruby Rhod (The Fifth Element) (also in JK8/9)
  • Kai Opaka (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

J9:

  • Vina as an Orion slave girl (Star Trek: TOS)
  • R2-KT (Star Wars)
  • Gorn (Star Trek: TOS)
  • Det. George Francisco (Alien Nation) (Either that's him, or he's the man in the blue suit over in J12. It could be either one. But I think it's this one.)

J10:

J11:

  • Nog and Rom (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Two Breen soldiers
  • Q in his Judge costume (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Lore (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Boba Fett (Star Wars)
  • Spock (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Leonard McCoy (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Nien Nunb (Star Wars)

J12:

  • Darth Talon (Star Wars (Legends))
  • Mace Windu (Star Wars)
  • BB-8 (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  • A Vorvon (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, "Space Vampire")
  • A Red Lectroid (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension)
  • (?) Michael (The Good Place)

K1:

K2:

  • Darth Vader (Star Wars) (only right arm and buttons of the suit visible)

K3:

  • Wuher, the bartender from Mos Eisley cantina (Star Wars)

K4:

  • Kuato (Total Recall, 1990)
  • He-Man (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, 1983-1985) (continued in K5)

K5:

  • Dragon noodle parlor neon sign (Blade Runner) [also in K4]
  • Lightsaber (Star Wars)

K6:

  • Salacious B. Crumb (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, 1983)
  • Ackmena (The Star Wars Holiday Special)

K7:

  • Damar (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) - Garak wasn't usually seen in a Cardassian military uniform, and Damar was more known for drinking than Dukat
  • Roth'h'ar Sarris, main antagonist of Galaxy Quest (also in L7)
  • Kabe (Star Wars)

K8:

  • Tarfful (Star Wars)
  • Ripley and Jonesy (cat) from Alien

K9:

  • Alien from Mars Attacks (being strangled)
  • Stormtroopers, Star Wars
  • Paul Atreides from Dune, pre-Muad'Dib attire

K10:

  • Stormtroopers (Star Wars)
  • James T. Kirk (Star Trek: TOS)
  • Drac Jeriba and Zammis (Enemy Mine)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (Star Wars) (also L10)

K11:

  • Han (Star Wars)
  • Leia (Star Wars)
  • Greedo (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope)
  • C3-PO (Star Wars)

K12:

  • Momaw Nadon (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope)
  • Ewok, possibly Chief Chirpa? (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)
  • Admiral Ackbar (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)
  • Col. Wilma Deering (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, 1979)
  • Senator Padmé Amidala (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones) - No, she's not in this version. She is visible here in an older, less populated version of Jeff Carlisle's artwork that was posted on Reddit in late July, 2018, however.
  • Scout Trooper (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)

L1:

  • Ming the Merciless (Flash Gordon, 1980) — chest and arms
  • Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot (MST3K) (continued in M1)

L2:

L3:

  • Max Headroom (on TV screen)
  • Saurian brandy bottle (Star Trek)
  • Kanar bottle (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Flag of the United Citizen Federation / Terran Federation (Starship Troopers)

L4:

  • Aviana's riding helmet (StarChaser: The Legend of Orin - For an obscure 80's cartoon, this has been showing up a lot here, this is the 5th reference I've found)
  • Glaive from Krull

L5:

  • Guinan (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • H.A.L. 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Zik-Zak Corp. logo (Max Headroom series) (also L4)
  • Sword of Omens (Thunder Cats, continued in L6)

L6:

  • Gigolo Joe (A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001) (continued in M6)
  • Facehugger as seen in Ash's lab (Alien)

L7:

  • Princess Aura (Flash Gordon, 1980, source)

L8:

  • Pampy, Twi'lek aide to Senator Orn Free Taa (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones)

L9:

  • Jessica Atreides (Dune)
  • Communicator from Star Trek (on the floor) (?)
  • Nyota Uhura, Star Trek: TOS (?)

L10:

  • Rose (Star Wars)
  • Finn (Star Wars)
  • Aeryn Sun (Farscape) (also M10)
  • John Crichton (Farscape) (also M10)
  • Mara Jade (Star Wars)

L11:

  • R2-D2 (Star Wars)
  • Thrawn (Star Wars)
  • Waldo (robot-version) (Where's Waldo?) (continued in L12,M11,M12)

L12:

  • Scout trooper (Star Wars)
  • (Possibly) Luke Skywalker's Hands (Star Wars) (continued M12)
  • Schwartz Ring (Spaceballs)
  • Erin "Dart" Bia O'Rourke-Singh, white-haired woman, from the 2nd Atari Force team

M1:

  • Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot (MST3K) (continued from L1)

M2:

  • "Obey and Conform" sign (They Live)

M3:

  • Quark (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • RYLOS license plate (The Last Starfighter) (also M2/N2/N3)

M4:

M5:

M6:

  • Inara Serra, Firefly

M7:

M8:

  • Cover of Starlog Number 1, featuring Kirk, Spock, and the USS Enterprise from Star Trek

M9:

M10:

  • Mutant, This Island Earth (1955)

M11:

M12:


N1:

  • Thermian (Galaxy Quest)
  • Bucket of Popplers from Fishy Joe's (Futurama) (bucket visible in W1)

N2:

  • Donald Kessler and Barbra Land, Mars Attacks

N3:

  • Gizmo, Gremlins
  • Londo Mollari, Babylon 5
  • Jrrr of the planet Omicron Persei 8 (Futurama)

N4:

  • Baby Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2)

N5:

N6:

  • Christopher Johnson, the alien from District 9 (continued in N7)

N7:

  • Teddy Bear from AI Ted, or SuperTed?

N8:

  • Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • E.T.
  • Rick's portal gun (Rick and Morty)

N9:

  • Alien from Invasion of the Saucer-Men
  • Saurian brandy bottle (Star Trek)
  • Mac (Mac and Me), with Big Mac and fries from McDonald's

N10:

  • Howard the Duck (Marvel Comics)
  • Paul (Paul)
  • Alf (Alf)

N11:

N12:

  • The Great Gazoo, The Flintstones (1965)
  • Gaff's unicorn origami, Blade Runner
  • Tribbles (Star Trek)

W1:

  • A Horga'hn from Planet Risa (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

W2:

  • G'Kar (Babylon 5)

W3:

W4:

  • Annelids/worm coffee aliens (Men In Black)

W5:

  • Chiana, also X5 (Farscape)
  • MSE-6-series repair droid (Star Wars)

W6:

W7:

  • Arthur Dent, (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy film)

W8:

  • Yoda (Star Wars)

W9:

  • Maz Kanata, Star Wars
  • Auryn Talisman (The Neverending Story)

W10:

W11:

  • Father "Fix-It", Batteries Not Included (1987)

W12:

  • Tribbles (Star Trek)

X1:

X2:

  • Mork, Mork and Mindy

X3:

  • Susan Ivanova and Delenn, Babylon 5

X4:

  • Annelids/worm coffee aliens from Men In Black

X5:

X6:

X7:

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

X8:

  • A Towel. "... the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."
  • Kira and Jen, continued in X9 (The Dark Crystal)
  • Dathon (Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Darmok")

X9:

  • Jake (The Cat from Outer Space) [Also X10]
  • Fizgig (The Dark Crystal)

X10:

  • Barf (Spaceballs)

X11:

  • Mother "Fix-It", Batteries Not Included (1987)

X12:

  • A Porg (Star Wars)

  • Puckmaren, Flight of the Navigator (1986)


Y1:

  • K-9, Doctor Who

Y2:

Y3:

Y4: - A little golden fuzzy, Little Fuzzy and subsequent works by H. Beam Piper (1962)

Y5:

Y6:

Y7:

Y8:

Y9:

Y10:

  • Acroyear, Micronauts
  • Bug, Micronauts (continued in Z10)

Y11:

  • Wheems & Jetsam "Fix-It" (x2), Batteries Not Included (1987)
  • Alien from They Live, seen through the special sunglasses

Y12:


Z1:

  • Frank the Pug, Men In Black

Z2:

Z3:

  • Dr Zira, Planet of the Apes (1968)

Z4:

Z5:

  • Robot Monster, Robot Monster (1953)

Z6:

Z7:

  • Norris-Thing, The Thing

Z8:

  • Dalgoda, comic book, Jan Strnad and Dennis Fujitake from Fantagraphics

Z9:

Z10:

  • Bug, from Micronauts (also in Y10)
  • Jeff Carlisle logo

Z11:

Z12:

  • Flotsam "Fix-It", (Batteries Not Included, 1987)
  • Shrunken Kids, (Honey I Shrunk The Kids, 1989)
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