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6th Aug '16 2:45:46 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': The concept of taking a relatively obscure DCUniverse figure and re-interpreting it with a deeper mythology was ground well-trod by Alan Moore, in his run on the ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' series. In his first couple of arcs, Gaiman throws in a ton of nods to Moore: the inclusion of the Moore-created [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]], the clues that Morpheus' pet Matthew is the reincarnation of the ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' character Matthew Cable, the similar plot of a formerly goofy DC universe villain taking hold of his powers to become a major threat that the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} can't handle, so the eponymous character must talk down (The Floronic Man/Doctor Destiny), and so forth.

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* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': The concept of taking a relatively obscure DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse figure and re-interpreting it with a deeper mythology was ground well-trod by Alan Moore, in his run on the ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' series. In his first couple of arcs, Gaiman throws in a ton of nods to Moore: the inclusion of the Moore-created [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]], the clues that Morpheus' pet Matthew is the reincarnation of the ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' character Matthew Cable, the similar plot of a formerly goofy DC universe villain taking hold of his powers to become a major threat that the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} can't handle, so the eponymous character must talk down (The Floronic Man/Doctor Destiny), and so forth.
2nd Aug '16 2:05:57 PM margdean56
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* The Creator/RoaldDahl story "Pig" is clearly written as an homage to Literature/{{Candide}}, including a [[ThePollyanna ridiculously idealistic]] protagonist and a bitingly satirical tone. As a reference to this, the hero's aunt, who raised him, is named Glosspan- a SignificantAnagram for Voltaire's Pangloss.

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* The Creator/RoaldDahl story "Pig" is clearly written as an homage to Literature/{{Candide}}, including a [[ThePollyanna ridiculously idealistic]] protagonist and a bitingly satirical tone. As a reference to this, the hero's aunt, who raised him, is named Glosspan- a Glosspan--a SignificantAnagram for Voltaire's Pangloss.
2nd Aug '16 2:02:38 PM margdean56
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* Writer PeterDavid called these his PinkBunnySlippers after an example of one of his ''IncredibleHulk'' comic book storylines. He realised that there are parallels between between his ''Incredible Hulk'' story line and this other movie, ''Film/RealGenius''. There are similar plot points, so he makes a reference to it that doesn't involve using any more of the pre-existing connection but just throws in this shot of pink bunny slippers (as worn by both the University President and Val Kilmer in the movie) to lampshade it to anyone else who might have also spotted the similarites.

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* Writer PeterDavid called these his PinkBunnySlippers after an example of one of his ''IncredibleHulk'' comic book storylines. He realised that there are parallels between between his ''Incredible Hulk'' story line and this other movie, ''Film/RealGenius''. There are similar plot points, so he makes a reference to it that doesn't involve using any more of the pre-existing connection but just throws in this shot of pink bunny slippers (as worn by both the University President and Val Kilmer in the movie) to lampshade it to anyone else who might have also spotted the similarites.similarities.
13th Jun '16 6:59:53 PM PaulA
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* In a few ''SherlockHolmes'' stories, EdgarAllanPoe's C. Auguste Dupin (on whom Holmes is based) is mentioned; in one story Holmes explicitly does a trick that Dupin did in one of his stories: as they're walking along one evening, Holmes/Dupin [[InnerMonologueConversation responds to some unsaid thought that their walking companion had at the time]].

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* In a few ''SherlockHolmes'' ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' stories, EdgarAllanPoe's C. Auguste Dupin Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugusteDupin (on whom Holmes is based) is mentioned; in mentioned. In one story Holmes explicitly does a trick that Dupin did in one of his stories: as they're walking along one evening, Holmes/Dupin [[InnerMonologueConversation responds to some unsaid thought that their walking companion had at the time]].
19th May '16 5:04:34 PM nombretomado
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* Jessica Fletcher of ''MurderSheWrote'' seems to have been more than slightly [[LittleOldLadyInvestigates inspired by]] Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, especially since series star Creator/AngelaLansbury had previously ''played'' Marple in the movie version of ''The Mirror Crack'd''. The pilot of ''Murder She Wrote'' opens with a scene of the star little old lady ''solving'' the end of a movie mystery interrupted halfway, which is a direct lift from the opening of ''The Mirror Crack'd''. Said scene is not in the book.

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* Jessica Fletcher of ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' seems to have been more than slightly [[LittleOldLadyInvestigates inspired by]] Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, especially since series star Creator/AngelaLansbury had previously ''played'' Marple in the movie version of ''The Mirror Crack'd''. The pilot of ''Murder She Wrote'' opens with a scene of the star little old lady ''solving'' the end of a movie mystery interrupted halfway, which is a direct lift from the opening of ''The Mirror Crack'd''. Said scene is not in the book.



* Season 5 Episode 17 of ''{{Numb3rs}}'' contains a a number of references to the Robot series of Isaac Asimov, from which it borrows the plot device "an A.I. that kills a human." The episode's title is "First Law" after the Asimov's First Law of Robotics. The company in which the death takes place is called "Steel Cave Industries" after one novel in the series, ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel''. The name of the A.I. accused of murder is "Bailey" after the protagonist of that novel, Detective Lije Bailey. The scientist who is killed is named Daniel and gives his admin password as "Daniel Olivaw" after Lije Bailey's robot sidekick R. Daneel Olivaw. Presumably this scientist was the one responsible for naming the A.I. and the company created to fund its development, so his familiarity with these books gives an in-story explanation for all these references.

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* Season 5 Episode 17 of ''{{Numb3rs}}'' ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' contains a a number of references to the Robot series of Isaac Asimov, from which it borrows the plot device "an A.I. that kills a human." The episode's title is "First Law" after the Asimov's First Law of Robotics. The company in which the death takes place is called "Steel Cave Industries" after one novel in the series, ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel''. The name of the A.I. accused of murder is "Bailey" after the protagonist of that novel, Detective Lije Bailey. The scientist who is killed is named Daniel and gives his admin password as "Daniel Olivaw" after Lije Bailey's robot sidekick R. Daneel Olivaw. Presumably this scientist was the one responsible for naming the A.I. and the company created to fund its development, so his familiarity with these books gives an in-story explanation for all these references.
22nd Jan '16 4:24:14 PM nombretomado
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* StephenFry's novel ''TheStarsTennisBalls'' (aka ''Revenge'') owes a lot to ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. In acknowledgement of this, the major characters have names that are anagrams of or puns on the names of their equivalents in the earlier novel.

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* StephenFry's Creator/StephenFry's novel ''TheStarsTennisBalls'' (aka ''Revenge'') owes a lot to ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. In acknowledgement of this, the major characters have names that are anagrams of or puns on the names of their equivalents in the earlier novel.
26th Nov '15 7:23:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': Influenced by Aldous Huxley's ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', Demolition Man draws its setting of peaceful, tightly controlled San Angeles of 2032 from the novel, and SandraBullock's character Lenina Huxley is named after the author and one of the book's characters as a reference.

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': Influenced by Aldous Huxley's ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', Demolition Man draws its setting of peaceful, tightly controlled San Angeles of 2032 from the novel, and SandraBullock's Creator/SandraBullock's character Lenina Huxley is named after the author and one of the book's characters as a reference.
11th Oct '15 1:38:23 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s "OldManLogan" storyline draws many parallels to the movie ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. Likely why "Un-4-Given" is gratified on the side of the future Fantasticar in the first issue.

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* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s "OldManLogan" ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' storyline draws many parallels to the movie ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. Likely why "Un-4-Given" is gratified on the side of the future Fantasticar in the first issue.
11th Oct '15 12:33:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarWars''
** The Death Star attack in ''Franchise/StarWars: ANewHope'' owes a lot to the climactic attack in the movie ''TheDamBusters'', both in the way it was filmed and in the characters setting up a precise run to the target. This is made clear when much of the pilot chatter ("Say about twenty guns..." and so on) is lifted verbatim from the earlier movie.

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* ''StarWars''
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** The Death Star attack in ''Franchise/StarWars: ANewHope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' owes a lot to the climactic attack in the movie ''TheDamBusters'', ''Film/TheDamBusters'', both in the way it was filmed and in the characters setting up a precise run to the target. This is made clear when much of the pilot chatter ("Say about twenty guns..." and so on) is lifted verbatim from the earlier movie.
3rd Oct '15 9:56:34 AM nombretomado
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* The ''ParksAndRecreation'' episode "Pawnee Goddesses" has Leslie engaging in a battle of the sexes between her girlscout group and Ron's boyscout group. At one point, to impress Ron's group, Leslie's friend Ann shows that a large fish she caught, and then admits to the camera that she bought the fish from a grocery store, and got the idea from an ''ILoveLucy'' episode. This alludes to an episode called "Deep Sea Fishing" that also had a battle of the sexes plot, but might also be a nod to Leslie and Ann having a similar dynamic as Lucy and Ethel.

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* The ''ParksAndRecreation'' ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' episode "Pawnee Goddesses" has Leslie engaging in a battle of the sexes between her girlscout group and Ron's boyscout group. At one point, to impress Ron's group, Leslie's friend Ann shows that a large fish she caught, and then admits to the camera that she bought the fish from a grocery store, and got the idea from an ''ILoveLucy'' episode. This alludes to an episode called "Deep Sea Fishing" that also had a battle of the sexes plot, but might also be a nod to Leslie and Ann having a similar dynamic as Lucy and Ethel.
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