Film — Live Action
- In Hot Fuzz there is a pair of identical twins, one of whom only reads Iain Banks novels and one of whom only reads Iain M. Banks novels.
- The Doctor Who Expanded Universe has a recurring highly-advanced civilization called The People, introduced in The Also People, who are heavily inspired by The Culture.
- Kim Newman:
- Questionable Content: The page note points out the reference to the Ian M. Banks on "A Rose By Any Other Name"Yay:We certainly hope you're not laughing at our name. We come from a long line of Newfriends. Our father, Hooray Newfriend. Our grandfather Huzzah Newfriend. Our great-grandfather, Hallelujah—
Roko: Yes yes a very distinguished lineage