Questions tagged [reference]

For when a science fiction or fantasy property references another work.

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Is Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal's title a deliberate reference?

Disclaimer: Please keep this as apolitical as possible while still answering the question. The Dark Horse graphic novel Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal was released 11 years after the more well ...
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What do the lyrics of “2Wicky” by Hooverphonic refer to?

The lyrics to the song "2Wicky" by the band Hooverphonic seems to contain a couple of scifi references. Prophet-60091 This is the flight number of our galactic sun Prophet-60091 Before we ...
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Where does this sailor beside Bender come from?

In school we were interpreting a painting from Slovak artist Erik Šille called Wave (Vlna). He used a lot of pop-culture references, but we didn't recognize this little sailor. Is he from a cartoon or ...
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Is Zam Wesell inspired by early Ralp McQuarrie Concept Art of Han Solo & Starkiller Hero?

I was recently looking at some early McQuarrie concept art (and my 30th anniversary action figures based on them) commissioned for George Lucas' second draft, which would eventually become A New Hope. ...
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Is this scene from Kiki's delivery service reference to Superman?

At the end of the movie Kiki's delivery service there is a scene where reporter shouts: "Is it a bird? No, no it is a girl. A witch!" At least it is this way in English subtitles on Netflix. That ...
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Has Marvel ever referenced the song “Catch Me Now I'm Falling?”

"Catch Me Now I'm Falling," by the Kinks is written from the perspective of Captain America. I remember, when you were down And you needed a helping hand I ...
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Why was Alfred's father named Jarvis? (Out-of-Universe)

In the New 52 continuity, Alfred Pennyworth's father is named Jarvis Pennyworth. However, there was already a very well-known comic book butler named Jarvis; Edwin Jarvis, the butler of Tony Stark ...
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What is the pattern in the ship names in the Interdependency series?

The names seem peculiar. I feel like they are referencing something. "Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby" this is a Frank Sinatra song "No, Sir, I Don’t Mean Maybe" the second line from the Frank Sinatra ...