With a Reference Overdosed main character, it's not hard to reach Shoutout-overload.
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Succulent Rat-Killing Tar
- Eiffel refers to "human-AI relations," possibly a shoutout to C-3P0's catchphrase.
- When told he needs to read Pryce & Carter's Deep Space Survival Procedure and Protocol Manual:Eiffel: Have you got this... Jimmy Carter thing in your databanks?
- Eiffel mentions sensing "the teeniest disturbance in The Force" as grounds for dumping their last tube of toothpaste into a bucket of oil.
- He also hallucinates Peter Sellers playing a Gameboy in the corner.
- Apparently, after seventeen hours shut in the comms room at -40º, happiness is vindicating your beliefs and cleaning your mouth out while humming Mercedes Benz by the immortal Janis Joplin.
Discomforts, Pains and Irregularities
- Eiffel tells Minkowski to just give the abnormal plant sample some "soylent chow."
- Eiffel refers to Hilbert as "Comrade Doctor Moreau."
Cataracts and Hurricanoes
- The title is a reference to King Lear.
- The episode opens with Eiffel monologuing over Also sprach Zarathustra for dramatic effect.Eiffel: Today I come to you direct from the final frontier, from the realm of the Alpha and the Omega. Today, I am recording... from outer space. There are no words to describe the experience. To stand upon the firmament, to gaze upon a star as an equal... today I am not unlike the Gods. "When once you have tasted spaceflight, you will forever walk with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to-" [BUZZER]
- Eiffel notes that his mag-boots are "not as Star Trek" as Minkowski's propulsion maneuvering unit.
- Eiffel describes his situation as "everything is Gimme Shelter."Minkowski: Eiffel none of us have time to figure out what that means. For once in your life just speak plain English.Eiffel: Really?! Ooh, a storm is threatening, my very life - All right fine, things are AWFUL out here, that plain enough!?
- Eiffel notes he suspects Minkowski sneaks into his room to "NSA" through his logs.
Super Energy Saver Mode
- While procrastinating with Hera, Eiffel quotes "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and notes that any list of "Top 5 Stick-It-To-The-Man Songs" without "Anarchy in the UK" would be mathematically unsound.
- With Hera and most electrical systems offline, Eiffel compares the Hephaestus with the Overlook Hotel.
- Eiffel aptly likens his log to a horror radio show:
- Eiffel refers to the weird whispering as "Stephen King FM."
The Sound and the Fury
- Title is a reference to the 1997 heavyweight boxing championship match between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson II.Eiffel: And youre all just in time for tonights entertainment! Holyfield/Tyson, the Leo Constellation match. I dont know who threw the first punch, but its been going for the past two hours. And of course, they decide to host The Sound and the Fury right outside my door...
- The crew are welcome to vote on what film they'll watch for movie night, though it's noted the only movie onboard is a VHS copy of Home Alone 2.
- Eiffel refers to Minkowski and Hera as the "clashing titans", calls Hera "our version of Clippy," and says he's a "huge fan of Switzerland when told to pick a side between them.
- Eiffel rates their situation on a scale of "Spidey-sense is tingling" to "Batsignal in the sky."
- One of Eiffel's reasons for not participating in the quarterly talent show:
- Eiffel refers to the start of the talent show as "the witching time of night" being upon them.
- Eiffel also describes the many bizarre contents of the store room as "some Raiders of the Lost Ark stuff."
- Minkowski decides to forcibly put on a production of The Pirates of Penzance.
The Empty Man Cometh
- Title is a play on The Iceman Cometh
- Eiffel references the song Riders on the Storm.
- Eiffel describes the Empty Man's imminent attack as him going "Big Bad Wolf on our straw house".
Extreme Danger Bug
- Eiffel decides to take a new approach to his log-making:
- Eiffel calls the spider-filled room they discover "Charlotte's Lab."
Am I Alone Now?
- Eiffel says the psychological evaluation he has to take is to "make sure [he's] not about to go Norman Bates on everyone."
- Eiffel also refers to his crew mates by reference in his eval:Eiffel: Have you seen where I live? Ground Control to Major Tom, is your circuit dead, theres something wrong. Look, here I am floating in a tin can, no one to talk to except G.I. Jane, Russian Doctor Doom, and Deep Blue Barbie, and my hotel room missed the delivery area for the nearest Dominos by a couple of solar systems...
- Eiffel sets up a voice box to run himself through his psych eval to "give it that HAL 9000 touch."
- Eiffel's mournful speech about his last cigarette draws on Lord of the Rings:Eiffel: You join me, dear friends, on a day of sadness. A time of grim and mournful thoughts. An hour of wolves and shattered shields.
- Eiffel quotes/references "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
- Also speculates that his job might be a psychological experiment to see if "he snaps and cuts off his left ear."
- After Hilbert takes control of the station by leaving Minkowski to die in space, Eiffel calls him Dr. Kevorkian.
Gas Me Twice
- Eiffel calls Hilbert Dr. Frankenstein, the Red Menace, and Boris Badenov.
- Emergency Code Alpha Victor is described as making Hera "go Manchurian Candidate."
- Eiffel calls his con to get Hilbert to give up information Hilbert Phone Home.
- After activating Hera's fire containment protocol, Eiffel has a gloat:
- Eiffel calls Hera's fire precaution programming "Smokey Bear mode."
The Kumbaya Approach
- Eiffel describes Hilbert's mutiny as "getting his Ernst Blofeld on," calls the alien transmissions their "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", and calls the Hephaestus the "USS Mystery Machine."
What's Up Doc?
- Title is a reference to Bugs Bunny's iconic catchphrase.
- Eiffel calls Hilbert the Red Menace.
- Eiffel also asks whether they got Looney Tunes or Dr. Strangelove in Russia while
- Eiffel doesn't miss an opportunity for a classic hammer joke:Minkowski: I'm going to ask you questions. You are going to answer in a very direct, very simple fashion. Every time you don't...
Eiffel: It's hammer time for one of your hard drives!
- In their final attempt to interrogate Hilbert, Eiffel makes reference to Family Feud.
Painfully Ever After
- Eiffel refers to the alarms going off as likely being "bad news bears."
- Eiffel references President Obama's campaign slogan:
Minkowski: Yes, we can.
Eiffel: No, Barack, we can't.
- Eiffel calls Hilbert "Dr. Iscariot", a Hitchcock antagonist, and (very sarcastically) Ghandi.
- When Minkowski argues for letting Hilbert repair Hera's hardware, Eiffel says that's "Hilbert Kool-Aid talking."Eiffel: You're not the one who just found out he's being used as a Build-A-Virus Workshop.
- As they attempt to boot Hera back up, Eiffel quotes Jurassic Park:Minkowski: Hilbert, plug her in.Eiffel: Hold on to your butts...
Bach to the Future
- Title is a play on Back to the Future.
- When Eiffel thinks his hour without pop-culture references is over, he immediately makes up for lost time:Eiffel: Get ready for the Recap: our Space Odyssey's getting Bach to Bach Good Mornings, Vietnam from Alien Radio Free Europe, and our Nostromo's one photon torpedo away from losing its deflector shields. Our paranoid android's having ED-209 moments, G.I. Jane's beginning of a beautiful friendship ended in marriage to Clark Kent, Darth Frankenstein's having a timeout in the cooler, what we've got here is a failure to communicate, and if you think any of that's gonna change anytime soon, forget it, Jake! IT'S CHINATOWN!
Happy to be of Assistance
- Eiffel calls Hera "Rosie" after the Jetsons robot maid.
- When queueing up the audio files found on an old terminal, Eiffel calls it "Blast from the Past volume one."
- Lovelace's audio log seems to be a grim report of alien attack until she clarifies:Lovelace: It is day 97 of our orbit around Wolf 359. We are not, I am happy to say, under attack by little green men.
- After hearing about Lovelace's crew, Eiffel wonders why Command "sent Captain Picard up here with only half the crew they gave Kirk."
Let's Kill Hilbert
- Title is a reference to the title of the Doctor Who episode "Let's Kill Hitler".
The Paranoia Game
Mutually Assured Destruction
Tactical Brain Damage
Lame-O Superhero Origin Story
Do No Harm
Don't Poke the Bear
A Matter of Perspective
Need to Know
Fire and Brimstone
- Eiffel commenting on Minkowski's decision to go rogue:Eiffel: Commander, you know how tingly I get whenever you break out you Franchise/Terminator Sarah Connor game but are you listening to yourself? This is murder!
All Things Considered
- Maxwell compares observing Hera's memories to a Pensieve from Harry Potter.
Time To Kill
- Title refers to Ravel's Boléro.
Into the Depths
Out Of the Loop
The Hiccups Method
Shut Up and Listen
- Title refers to the song All Along the Watchtower.
A Place for Everything
The Devil's Plaything
- Title honors the classic radio show Quiet, Please
Crash and Burn
Terms and Conditions
Brave New World
Are Space Suits Itchy?
Variations on a Theme
Long Story Short
Once in a Lifetime
Things That Break Other Things
- Title refers to the opera Pagliacci.
- Title is part of a Wizard of Oz reference.Mr. Cutter: Come on, Dorothy. Don't you want to see what's behind the curtain?
One of Them
Mission Mishaps: A Little Night Music
Mission Mishaps: The Space You're In
Mission Mishaps: You Want, I Solve
Mission Mishaps: The Veldt
Mission Mishaps: Lights Out
- Title honors the classic radio show Lights Out