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* One of the three [[spoiler:skeletal]] female crewmembers on the ''Nova 5'' is named [[Literature/JaneEyre Jane Air]].

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* Rimmer's death scene echoes the "Rosebud" scene from ''Film/CitizenKane'', complete with the smashed snowglobe. Interestingly, Lister fools Rimmer into thinking he's watching ''Film/CitizenKane'' in the same episode, when it's blatantly a cartoon.

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* Starbug's cockpit strongly resembles that of the ''[[Franchise/StarWars Millenium Falcon]]'', albeit more spacious.


* The first two series' title music is very reminiscent of ''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra'', and the sequence is in line with scenes from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' that use said music. The name ''Holly'' is a ShoutOut to ''2001'''s HAL, too, as is the fact that Holly, or "Hol" as Lister sometimes calls him, refers to David Lister as "Dave." (In the radio sketch series ''Dave Hollins, Space Cadet'' on which the series is based, the computer was known as 'Hab'.)

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* The first two series' title music is very reminiscent of ''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra'', and the sequence is in line with scenes from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' that use said music. The name ''Holly'' is a ShoutOut to ''2001'''s HAL, too, as is the fact that Holly, or "Hol" as Lister sometimes calls him, refers to David Lister as "Dave." (In the radio sketch series ''Dave Hollins, Space Cadet'' on which the series is based, the computer was known as 'Hab'.)) As is, eventually in series 7, Holly says: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


* In Series Four, the uniforms worn - especially by Rimmer - appear identical to the Spectrum uniforms worn in the Gerry Anderson puppet series, ''Series/CaptainScarlet''. [[note]]Strangely, Rimmer's is green. Captain Green from Spectrum is African-American.[[/note]] When Rimmer famously becomes a munchkin puppet in a later show, is this a callback?

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* In Series Four, the uniforms worn - especially by Rimmer - appear identical to the Spectrum uniforms worn in the Gerry Anderson puppet series, ''Series/CaptainScarlet''.''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. [[note]]Strangely, Rimmer's is green. Captain Lt Green from Spectrum is African-American.[[/note]] When Rimmer famously becomes a munchkin puppet in a later show, is this a callback? Lampshaded when Lister and Rimmer swap bodies:
-->'''Lister in Rimmer's body''': This hat's smegging stupid. It makes me look like Captain Emerald


* The "NORWEB" joke was actually lifted from the 1985 pilot of ''Radio/TheSpaceGypsyAdventures''. It also happened to Dave hollis in the show's radio precursor, ''Radio/SonOfCliche''. Opinion is divided as to which came first.

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* The "NORWEB" joke was actually lifted from the 1985 pilot of ''Radio/TheSpaceGypsyAdventures''. It also happened to Dave hollis Hollis in the show's radio precursor, ''Radio/SonOfCliche''. Opinion is divided as to which came first.



* The Creator lives the Tyrell building from ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is now located in the centre of London.

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* The Creator lives the Tyrell building from ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is now located in the centre of London. In fact, the Creator freely admits that most of ''Back to Earth'' is an homage to ''Blade Runner'' in one way or another.


* Kryten is named after the title character from ''The Admirable Crichton''.

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* Kryten is named after the title character from ''The Admirable Crichton''.Crichton'', which revolves around a shipwreck and the day being saved by Crichton the butler.
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* The "NORWEB" joke was actually lifted from the 1985 pilot of ''Radio/TheSpaceGypsyAdventures''.

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* The "NORWEB" joke was actually lifted from the 1985 pilot of ''Radio/TheSpaceGypsyAdventures''. It also happened to Dave hollis in the show's radio precursor, ''Radio/SonOfCliche''. Opinion is divided as to which came first.


* "Backwards", in which the space-future protagonists visit present-day Earth in a green spaceship modelled on an animal, contains several nods to ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', in which the space-future protagonists visit present-day Earth in a green spaceship modelled on an animal.

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* "Backwards", in which the space-future protagonists visit present-day Earth in a green spaceship modelled on an animal, animal and equipped with a cloaking device, contains several nods to ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', in which the space-future protagonists visit present-day Earth in a green spaceship modelled on an animal.animal and equipped with a cloaking device.


* The in-universe TV show ''Androids'' has a theme song that sounds suspiciously like the long-running Australian soap drama, ''Series/{{Neighbours}}''. The android actors even have Australian accents, and one of the show's producers is named Kylie Gwenlan, as a nod to Kylie Minogue.

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* The in-universe TV show ''Androids'' has a theme song that sounds suspiciously like the long-running Australian soap drama, ''Series/{{Neighbours}}''. The android actors even have Australian accents, and one of the show's producers is named Kylie Gwenlan, as a nod to Kylie Minogue.Music/KylieMinogue.



* In "The Last Day", Hudzen 10's name is likely a shout out to Hudson, the butler in the original UpstairsDownstairs.

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* In "The Last Day", Hudzen 10's name is likely a shout out to Hudson, the butler in the original UpstairsDownstairs.''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''.



* Bear in mind that at the end of the original ''Alien'' movie, the only two survivors on the ship are a human and a cat, and they end the movie by going into stasis. Sure, Cat in ''Red Dwarf'' is actually only a descendant of Lister's original cat, but still...
* A more recent one from series X: The other two members of Lister's love triangle in "Dear Dave" are named Roy and Hayley. This is a nod to the well-loved couple from ''Series/CoronationStreet'', where Craig Charles played Lloyd Mullaney.

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* Bear in mind that at the end of the original ''Alien'' ''Film/{{Alien}}'' movie, the only two survivors on the ship are a human and a cat, and they end the movie by going into stasis. Sure, Cat in ''Red Dwarf'' is actually only a descendant of Lister's original cat, but still...
* A more recent one from series X: The other two members of Lister's love triangle in "Dear Dave" are named Roy and Hayley. This is a nod to the well-loved couple from ''Series/CoronationStreet'', where Craig Charles Creator/CraigCharles played Lloyd Mullaney.


* In "The Last Day", Hudzen10's name is likely a shout out to Hudson, the butler in the original UpstairsDownstairs.

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* In "The Last Day", Hudzen10's Hudzen 10's name is likely a shout out to Hudson, the butler in the original UpstairsDownstairs.



* A more recent one from series X: The other two members of Lister's love triangle in "Dear Dave" are named Roy and Hayley. This is a nod to the well-loved couple from ''Series/CoronationStreet'', where Craig Charles played Lloyd Mullaney.

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* A more recent one from series X: The other two members of Lister's love triangle in "Dear Dave" are named Roy and Hayley. This is a nod to the well-loved couple from ''Series/CoronationStreet'', where Craig Charles played Lloyd Mullaney.Mullaney.
* Kryten is named after the title character from ''The Admirable Crichton''.

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* The first two series' title music is very reminiscent of ''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra'', and the sequence is in line with scenes from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' that use said music. The name ''Holly'' is a ShoutOut to ''2001'''s HAL, too, as is the fact that Holly, or "Hol" as Lister sometimes calls him, refers to David Lister as "Dave." (In the radio sketch series ''Dave Hollins, Space Cadet'' on which the series is based, the computer was known as 'Hab'.)
* The "NORWEB" joke was actually lifted from the 1985 pilot of ''Radio/TheSpaceGypsyAdventures''.
* Speaking of music, Ace "What a guy!" Rimmer's theme in "Dimension Jump" could very well be a shout out to "Take My Breath Away" from ''Film/TopGun''. A different theme was used in "Stoke Me A Clipper".
* There's a ShoutOut to ''Film/DieHard2'' in "DNA"; Lister exclaims "How can the same smeg happen to the same guy twice?" after he is [[CallBack attacked yet again by his favorite foods]]. The Cat responds "Last time it was hors d'oeuvres, this time it's lunch!" referencing the film poster tagline for ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
* Queeg's name (and most of his episode's plot) is a shout out to ''Literature/TheCaineMutiny.''
* The episode "Backwards" mentions a mysterious bankrobber named [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Michael Ellis.]]
* "Backwards", in which the space-future protagonists visit present-day Earth in a green spaceship modelled on an animal, contains several nods to ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', in which the space-future protagonists visit present-day Earth in a green spaceship modelled on an animal.
* The in-universe TV show ''Androids'' has a theme song that sounds suspiciously like the long-running Australian soap drama, ''Series/{{Neighbours}}''. The android actors even have Australian accents, and one of the show's producers is named Kylie Gwenlan, as a nod to Kylie Minogue.
-->"Androids, everybody needs good Androids...."
* In "The Last Day", Hudzen10's name is likely a shout out to Hudson, the butler in the original UpstairsDownstairs.
* In Series X, the uniforms of the Space Corps are reminiscent of those seen in the later ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series.
* In Series Four, the uniforms worn - especially by Rimmer - appear identical to the Spectrum uniforms worn in the Gerry Anderson puppet series, ''Series/CaptainScarlet''. [[note]]Strangely, Rimmer's is green. Captain Green from Spectrum is African-American.[[/note]] When Rimmer famously becomes a munchkin puppet in a later show, is this a callback?
* Ace Rimmer takes on ThoseWackyNazis in an ActionPrologue taken straight from a ''Film/JamesBond'' movie. The BigBad even tells Ace "No, Mr. Rimmer, I expect you to die!"
* The Creator lives the Tyrell building from ''Film/BladeRunner'', which is now located in the centre of London.
* Bear in mind that at the end of the original ''Alien'' movie, the only two survivors on the ship are a human and a cat, and they end the movie by going into stasis. Sure, Cat in ''Red Dwarf'' is actually only a descendant of Lister's original cat, but still...
* A more recent one from series X: The other two members of Lister's love triangle in "Dear Dave" are named Roy and Hayley. This is a nod to the well-loved couple from ''Series/CoronationStreet'', where Craig Charles played Lloyd Mullaney.

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