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* The last thing Bester does at the end of his first appearance in "Mind War" is turn to Commander Sinclair, [[Series/ThePrisoner hook his forefinger and thumb into a circle, raise his hand to his forehead in a salute, and say, "Be seeing you."]]

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* The last thing Bester does at the end of his first appearance in "Mind War" is turn to Commander Sinclair, [[Series/ThePrisoner [[Series/ThePrisoner1967 hook his forefinger and thumb into a circle, raise his hand to his forehead in a salute, and say, "Be seeing you."]]



* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ''Series/{{The Prisoner|1967}}'' gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.


* While coincidental, the peacock-fan shaped hairstyles of the Centauri males are greatly similar to the feathers atop the heads of the Shi'ar aliens from Creator/MarvelComics.

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* While Either deliberate or coincidental, the peacock-fan shaped hairstyles of the Centauri males are greatly similar to the feathers atop the heads of the Shi'ar aliens from Creator/MarvelComics.


* Garibaldi is a big WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck fan and has a portrait of him over his bed. G'Kar thought it was a house god (of frustration). In the fifth season, Garibaldi also briefly pilots a Starfury with Daffy Duck NoseArt.

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* Garibaldi is a big WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck fan and has a portrait of him over his bed. G'Kar thought it was a house god (of frustration). In the fifth season, Garibaldi also briefly pilots a Starfury with Daffy Duck NoseArt.NoseArt.
* While coincidental, the peacock-fan shaped hairstyles of the Centauri males are greatly similar to the feathers atop the heads of the Shi'ar aliens from Creator/MarvelComics.


** Any episode taking place on Mars is reasonably likely to feature some reference to Mars-based sci-fi, oftentimes in the forms of street names, business names, or background artwork. Admit it, if we colonized the planet in RealLife, that'd be hard to resist doing anyways.

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** Any episode taking place on Mars is reasonably likely to feature some reference to Mars-based sci-fi, oftentimes in the forms of street names, business names, or background artwork. Admit it, if when we colonized colonize the planet in RealLife, that'd that'll be hard to resist doing anyways.


* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.

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* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.


* JMS was very touchy on the subject of {{Shout Out}}s. He stated that freelance writers got carried away with them in the first season, and he put a halt on them after that. He also claimed that much of what fans called shout outs were either unintentional, non-existent, or a result of both parties having drawn from the same, far older, sources. There was one particular instance in Usenet where he went off on a long rant about this after someone asked if he was referencing ReturnToZork in an episode.

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* JMS was very touchy on the subject of {{Shout Out}}s. He stated that freelance writers got carried away with them in the first season, and he put a halt on them after that. He also claimed that much of what fans called shout outs were either unintentional, non-existent, or a result of both parties having drawn from the same, far older, sources. There was one particular instance in Usenet where he went off on a long rant about this after someone asked if he was referencing ReturnToZork ''VideoGame/ReturnToZork'' in an episode.


* Garibaldi is a big DaffyDuck fan and has a portrait of him over his bed. G'Kar thought it was a house god (of frustration). In the fifth season, Garibaldi also briefly pilots a Starfury with Daffy Duck NoseArt.

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* Garibaldi is a big DaffyDuck WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck fan and has a portrait of him over his bed. G'Kar thought it was a house god (of frustration). In the fifth season, Garibaldi also briefly pilots a Starfury with Daffy Duck NoseArt.


* Garibaldi is a big DaffyDuck fan and has a portrait of him over his bed. G'Kar thought it was a house god (of frustration).

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* Garibaldi is a big DaffyDuck fan and has a portrait of him over his bed. G'Kar thought it was a house god (of frustration). In the fifth season, Garibaldi also briefly pilots a Starfury with Daffy Duck NoseArt.


** Speaking of Bester, the character used IsaacAsimov 's [[ThreeLawsCompliant Laws of Robotics]] from 'I, Robot' when he [[spoiler: re-programmed Garibaldi to track down the conspiracy control telepaths via a virus, to ensure Garibaldi couldn't take revenge.]]

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** Speaking of Bester, the character used IsaacAsimov 's Creator/IsaacAsimov's [[ThreeLawsCompliant Laws of Robotics]] from 'I, Robot' ''Literature/IRobot'' when he [[spoiler: re-programmed [[spoiler:re-programmed Garibaldi to track down the conspiracy control telepaths via a virus, to ensure Garibaldi couldn't take revenge.]]revenge]].


* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.sequence.
* Garibaldi is a big DaffyDuck fan and has a portrait of him over his bed. G'Kar thought it was a house god (of frustration).


* ThePrisoner gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.

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* ThePrisoner ''Series/ThePrisoner'' gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.


* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.

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* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.different.
* ThePrisoner gets several shoutouts, large and small. Bester's iconic "be seeing you" and hand gesture are direct references to the show, but the ArcWords "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" are both from the Prisoner's recurring introduction sequence.


* "Born to the Purple": Trakis tells Adira to use the mind probe. ''Series/DoctorWho'' Fans: "No, not the mind probe!"

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* "Born to the Purple": Trakis tells Adira to use the mind probe. ''Series/DoctorWho'' Fans: "No, not the mind probe!"probe!"
* The gag from Literature/''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' about all cultures having a drink called some variation of "Gin and Tonic" despite the drinks being otherwise unrelated is reversed; all species have a dish nearly identical to Swedish Meatballs, although the names are all different.


* Such as a Martian representative named Amanda [[JohnCarterOfMars Carter]] in the episode ''Spider in the Web''. With an ancestor named John, [[{{Anvilicious}} in case you didn't get it]].

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* Such as a Martian representative named Amanda [[JohnCarterOfMars [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Carter]] in the episode ''Spider in the Web''. With an ancestor named John, [[{{Anvilicious}} in case you didn't get it]].


* Vir's conversation with the technomage in "The Geometry of Shadows" includes two: The technomage's name is [[TheElricSaga Elric]], and he quotes "an old saying" about not trying the patience of wizards that originates in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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* Vir's conversation with the technomage in "The Geometry of Shadows" includes two: The technomage's name is [[TheElricSaga [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]], and he quotes "an old saying" about not trying the patience of wizards that originates in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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