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From time to time various popular culture references have appeared in Star Trek as in-jokes. These references, while mostly included in background displays, have also been in spoken dialog.

The following articles contain references, or homages, to various popular culture media sources.

Numerous science fiction writers have been referenced or acknowledged throughout the series, including Isaac Asimov (Amasov), Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury (USS Bradbury, Bradbury-class), Arthur C. Clarke (Clarke's Disease, 2001: A Space Odyssey), Theodore Sturgeon (Sturgeon), Jules Verne (Verne), and H.G. Wells (Wells-class).

In the Treaty of Armens (2255), the writer of this document included a fourth wall reference to the origin of the homages: Rick is initially getting a Kei and Yuri reference into the text. You know, the two cute girls with the big guns. We might also mention Akira, Ranma Nibunnoichi, Rhea Gall Force, Urusei Yatsura, and a few other animated films. (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command")

1941Edit

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2001: A Space OdysseyEdit

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20,000 Leagues Under the SeaEdit

AkiraEdit

AliasEdit

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Babylon 5Edit

See also: Babylon 5

Back to the FutureEdit

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BatmanEdit

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Battlestar GalacticaEdit

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The BeatlesEdit

Blade RunnerEdit

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Blakes 7Edit

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th DimensionEdit

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Furthermore, Oscillation Overthruster props can be spotted in a number of episodes.

Buffy the Vampire SlayerEdit

Calvin and HobbesEdit

Car 54, Where Are You?Edit

CasablancaEdit

CheersEdit

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Clavin, Malone, and Peterson
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Colossus: The Forbin ProjectEdit

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CloverfieldEdit

Also see slusho.

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Dick TracyEdit

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Dirty PairEdit

DisneyEdit

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombEdit

Doctor WhoEdit

See also: Doctor Who

The First Men in the MoonEdit

Fold Zandura Edit

The Steamrunner-class was named for an Alex Jaeger sketch of an USS Streamrunner (sic), which was in turn named for a song by Fold Zandura. See Steamrunner-class for more details.

Forbidden PlanetEdit

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Gilligan's IslandEdit

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyEdit

Indiana JonesEdit

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James BondEdit

The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Our Man Bashir" is basically a parody of the James Bond franchise.

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The JetsonsEdit

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Jurassic ParkEdit

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Known SpaceEdit

Looney Tunes Edit

M*A*S*HEdit

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4077

M*A*S*H is an oft-referenced movie and show in Star Trek. Its unit number, 4077, was frequently used on viewscreens and computer readouts.

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The Magnificent SevenEdit

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Magnum PIEdit

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Edit

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Marx BrothersEdit

Men In BlackEdit

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MetropolisEdit

MuppetsEdit

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Mystery Science Theater 3000Edit

See Mystery Science Theater 3000.

National Lampoon's Animal HouseEdit

  • Worf's smashing of Geordi's lute in "Qpid" (episode title)
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Red DwarfEdit

Ren and StimpyEdit

seaQuest DSVEdit

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Sherlock HolmesEdit

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SnagglepussEdit

Star WarsEdit

Akira and Millennium Falcon
Millennium Falcon cameo in Star Trek: First Contact
R2-D2 cameo in Star Trek
R2-D2's cameo in Star Trek
R2-D2 cameo in Star Trek Into Darkness
R2-D2's cameo in Star Trek Into Darkness
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The Three StoogesEdit

SupermanEdit

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyEdit

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The Twilight ZoneEdit

In "Carbon Creek", Trip Tucker said "Sounds like an old episode of the Twilight Zone" in response to the Vulcans' crash-landing.

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, and George Takei have all appeared in Twilight Zone episodes. Also, Star Trek writers George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, and Jerry Sohl were regular contributors to the series. TOS directors Robert Butler, Ralph Senensky, Robert Gist, and Tony Leader have also worked on The Twilight Zone.

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Urusei YatsuraEdit

The War of the WorldsEdit

The West WingEdit

When Worlds CollideEdit

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The X-FilesEdit

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