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Title: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on October 16, 2014, 09:51:18 am
*only official because I say so. Question authority.  

Quantum Vibe is in it's own distinct universe, but there are many in-jokes and acts of homage to other fictional characters.

Short of starting a Vibe-verse wiki, I thought it would be a good idea to collect them all in one thread.

Comments? Suggestions?

#1 Homage to the first Doctor  (Doctor Who). Compare page 945 #4 (http://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=945) and this image I found by searching ddg.gg for "first doctor who"

(http://i.imgur.com/JnQh7kp.jpg)

Edit: fix thread title misspelling
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on October 16, 2014, 10:13:27 am
prior Doctor Who homages are plentiful


page=81 panel 5  "lord of all space and time"

Redwood Elf's recent thread.  (http://forum.bigheadpress.com/index.php?topic=977.0)

page=16 is the first reveal of Seamus (Mk. I) , and he looks quite a bit like the 4th Doctor sans scarf.


 
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Bob G on October 17, 2014, 09:27:13 am
Plus, as noted at the time, it appears there is a TARDIS (http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=15) attached to Seamus's residence.
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on October 17, 2014, 03:35:53 pm
Good one, Bob! totally missed that one.

I'm going to have to dig up more non-whovian homages to keep from making this thread so one-sided.

page=846 "When I say run, run!" is a catchphrase of the 2nd Doctor (Doctor Who)

page=946 Benedito Fernandes looks an awful lot like the 2nd Doctor.

page=848 Carl Hendry, a neo-Rooster, says a catchphrase associated with the Foghorn J. Leghorn.
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Redwood Elf on October 30, 2014, 11:07:03 am
Well for future reference, we're now on Number 3:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who#mediaviewer/File:Versions_of_the_Doctor.jpg
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Kol Drake on October 30, 2014, 08:19:02 pm
Was just thinking tonight that many of the 'plastic surgeries' or general ageing has Seamus going through the 'looks' of the various Doctors.

And yes, the very earliest bits of QV (V1 pigs 16/17) had him looking like a 'beefy'  Doctor #4 / Tom Baker.

The Trial History -- pg 945 is a VERY Doctor #1.

And 946 & 950 (after surgery) you can see strong likenesses with Doctor #2.

And of course, today's page, 954, has another surgery and looking more like Doctor #3.

(( I went back to the very beginning just now... Seamus' 'space home' has a Star Trek style Federation star ship 'saucer' hull sticking out of part of it.   With all the assorted bits, it may very well be a TARDIS -- or at least a time traveling junk collector's dream. ))


Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Bob G on October 30, 2014, 11:41:15 pm
With all the assorted bits, it may very well be a TARDIS -- or at least a time traveling junk collector's dream. ))

The TARDIS is upside down and attached to the 'reception room' funnel into which Nicole is traveling in the lower right quadrant of the fourth panel in strip 15.
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: gene on October 31, 2014, 07:05:15 pm
With all the assorted bits, it may very well be a TARDIS -- or at least a time traveling junk collector's dream. ))

The TARDIS is upside down and attached to the 'reception room' funnel into which Nicole is traveling in the lower right quadrant of the fourth panel in strip 15.

Is that a copy of the courthouse in Back To The Future on the left side?
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: RobbinR on October 31, 2014, 08:42:48 pm


Is that a copy of the courthouse in Back To The Future on the left side?

Doesn't appear to be.


(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071115220259/bttf/images/6/6c/Marty-courthouse-1955.jpg)     (http://i57.tinypic.com/v5co5u.jpg)

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Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: gene on November 01, 2014, 03:43:06 am


Is that a copy of the courthouse in Back To The Future on the left side?

Doesn't appear to be.


(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071115220259/bttf/images/6/6c/Marty-courthouse-1955.jpg)     (http://i57.tinypic.com/v5co5u.jpg)

/

Yeah no clock. Thanks.
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: gene on November 04, 2014, 10:41:39 am
Next version; all teeth and curls. Wasn't it Doctor 2 who actually knitted the scarf?
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: El Jefe on November 06, 2014, 02:43:09 am
Popeye the Sailor makes an appearance on page 959.
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Scott on November 09, 2014, 04:05:36 pm
Actually that's Poop Deck Pappy.

Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: DrakBibliophile on November 09, 2014, 05:52:11 pm
Yep, the difference between Popeye and his "dear old dad" was that Poop Deck had a short white beard.  This individual had the beard.  ;)

Actually that's Poop Deck Pappy.


Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on November 10, 2014, 06:48:30 pm
page=961 #2 The guy in the rear row looks like Spock. Undoubtedly there are more homages in the audience that I missed.
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: RobbinR on November 10, 2014, 07:11:09 pm

page=961 #2 The guy in the rear row looks like Spock. Undoubtedly there are more homages in the audience that I missed.

Looks like Spock to me too.

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Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Butte Bill on November 11, 2014, 12:01:06 am
On page 957 the doctor holding the mirror in last panel is a ringer for R. Heinlein.
Title: Re: offical homage spotter thread*
Post by: Scott on November 13, 2014, 08:03:31 am
Actually that is an homage to Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: emb021 on November 14, 2014, 03:06:40 pm
Uh, anyone seen the recent Little Caesar's commerical pushing their "hot and ready" pizza with the guy calls and is put on hold.  He looks like I kind of image Seamus did before his rejuve issue at the start of the story.

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Psiberkiwi on November 21, 2014, 09:32:18 am
In panel 2 of page 942 (http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=942), the middle bloke talking to Farnsworth looks suspiciously like Andy Capp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Capp).
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Bob G on March 31, 2015, 06:27:53 pm
Now that skulls are about to be duggered, there has been a demandrequest to reactivate this topic.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Quinlan73 on April 16, 2015, 10:06:22 pm
On page 8, Nicole's old boss is Mr. Spacely of Spacely Sprockets.

The front of the saucer of the USS Enterprise is part of Seamus's  amalgamated structure on page 15.

Sorry if these have been mentioned elsewhere.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 04, 2015, 12:39:14 pm
508, mind merge star trek reference
626, "Problems" It look like Scott inserted himself lower right. (along with Nigel. Murphy and a few unknown)
631, "bogeys" Klingon/Romulan bird of prey, advanced tie-fighter, some kind of robot/transformer
720, combat bots look like duck. (per Gene, who brings up "Gizmo Duck" [url:http://forum.bigheadpress.com/index.php?topic=901.msg27395#msg27395]BBcode broken, deal with it[/url] )
735, Bud Ringo looks a lot like Rand Paul
757, mind merge star trek reference
759, "Čapek nodules"   Science fiction author, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_%C4%8Capek) coined the word "robot".
791, "The Karate Kid"  Master Miyagi
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: earthwirehead on May 04, 2015, 12:52:41 pm
is it just me, or does "Hugh Galveston" bear a slight resemblance to Peter Capaldi?
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 04, 2015, 02:33:41 pm
is it just me, or does "Hugh Galveston" bear a slight resemblance to Peter Capaldi?

The non-canon script says "...and in the middle is a strangely familiar-looking android. "  I don't know.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: earthwirehead on May 04, 2015, 05:29:16 pm
maybe it's just the pose/wardrobe....
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Wyvern on May 05, 2015, 10:16:09 am
is it just me, or does "Hugh Galveston" bear a slight resemblance to Peter Capaldi?
I'd say it's entirely possible:

http://doctorwhoworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/peter-capaldi-1050x697.jpg
(http://doctorwhoworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/peter-capaldi-1050x697.jpg)

I have a nagging feeling that there's somebody *else* that he reminds me of, but I can't put my finger on whom.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 05, 2015, 04:17:16 pm
page=929, 962 "Treaty of Tycho" is more than likely a "Men in Black" reference. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119654/trivia)

page=941 #5, Another Scott cameo.

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: El Jefe on May 08, 2015, 12:21:53 am
Does the Gaelic farewell on page 1090 count as a Star Trek homage?
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 08, 2015, 08:07:32 am
Does the Gaelic farewell on page 1090 count as a Star Trek homage?

Only if you explain. (http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/topic18863.html)

so "Mair fada agus rathúil" ~= "Live long and prosper" in Gaelic

Good catch!
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Scott on May 08, 2015, 08:35:48 am
Space-Gaelic in the 26th Century is a bit different than it is in the 21st Century.

Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Redwood Elf on May 08, 2015, 11:04:52 am
Space-Gaelic in the 26th Century is a bit different than it is in the 21st Century.

Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Kind of like Space Chinese in Firefly?
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: bjdotson on May 09, 2015, 11:28:50 am
Space-Gaelic in the 26th Century is a bit different than it is in the 21st Century.

Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it.



Well-Played
Title: That's a Wrap, R2
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 09, 2015, 06:27:55 pm
The domes on this promo picture remind me of an R2 unit (http://www.bigheadpress.com/pr/wrap.gif)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Quinlan73 on May 14, 2015, 08:15:44 am
Does mentioning them in dialogue count as homage?

"No Vulcans, no Golgarfrinchans, Klingons or Kzinti; neither Pila nor Jophur, Mon Calamari nor Lamviin, Daleks nor Minbari."


I count eight diffferent genres in that one sentence alone.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Quinlan73 on June 23, 2015, 09:46:04 am
Can't believe it took me this long to  notice Mr. Hand.  Fast Times at Ridge- errr I mean, in the Quantumverse.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: RobbinR on June 23, 2015, 02:55:36 pm

Can't believe it took me this long to  notice Mr. Hand.  Fast Times at Ridge- errr I mean, in the Quantumverse.

? ??? ?

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Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: DrakBibliophile on June 23, 2015, 09:10:05 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Times_at_Ridgemont_High


Can't believe it took me this long to  notice Mr. Hand.  Fast Times at Ridge- errr I mean, in the Quantumverse.

? ??? ?

/
Title: Red pill or Blue...?
Post by: Drolekirts on August 19, 2015, 02:44:10 am
"Agent" Lumbar & Agent Smith from "The Matrix"--separated at compile time?

(http://i60.tinypic.com/mkhcgn.jpg)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Redwood Elf on August 19, 2015, 10:24:52 am
Don't forget "Mister Hand" in "Dark City"
Title: Re: Red pill or Blue...?
Post by: Scott on August 19, 2015, 04:05:48 pm
"Agent" Lumbar & Agent Smith from "The Matrix"--separated at compile time?

(http://i60.tinypic.com/mkhcgn.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Red pill or Blue...?
Post by: Drolekirts on August 20, 2015, 02:59:27 am
"Agent" Lumbar & Agent Smith from "The Matrix"--separated at compile time?

(http://i60.tinypic.com/mkhcgn.jpg)

 ;D


Thanks, Scott! I feel like I just won a "No-Prize" !!!
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Bob G on November 06, 2015, 01:32:55 pm
Building advanced tech using, "stone knives and bearskins". Paging Mr. Spock . . .
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on January 08, 2016, 11:50:23 am
Now we have a ST:Voy Reference:  The Doctor  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctor_%28Star_Trek:_Voyager%29)

Redwood Elf  beat me to it.  page=1252, last panel.

Edit: It's "Please state the nature of the medical emergency"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2On-nEoe1A
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Quinlan73 on February 01, 2016, 08:58:48 am
And we have a "Monty" python.  :P
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Redwood Elf on February 01, 2016, 10:11:19 am
And we have a "Monty" python.  :P

Need we say more?
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on February 01, 2016, 01:56:43 pm
And we have a "Monty" python.  :P

That was page=1267
---

page=1267  France and Coneheads. In the SNL skit, the Coneheads often claimed they were from France. The comedy was that this was usually sufficient to explain their odd customs.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Redwood Elf on February 09, 2016, 10:20:24 am
One of the options on the Anysuit menu is "Scruff" - that's right, you can be Scruffy-looking if you want, Han!
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Drolekirts on April 08, 2016, 01:41:44 am
Regarding strip 1317--hey Scott! George Jetson called. He wants his flying car briefcase back!  ;D
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Scott on April 08, 2016, 08:31:48 am
Regarding strip 1317--hey Scott! George Jetson called. He wants his flying car briefcase back!  ;D

One of the things I'm bitter about is that now we're in the 21st Century, the flying-car/briefcase thing is nowhere on the horizon.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 09, 2016, 07:09:19 pm
page=1337 DataWars is an obvious homage to InfoWars(dot)com, but I don't know enough about the current state of the conspiracy to speculate homage any further.

I just stuck "Alex Jones" into a search engine and asked for images and, well it's not an exact match but Max kinda looks like the Alex Jones I knew about, and Drusilla looks sorta like the "Alex Jones" I didn't know about, (the actress.)

Edit: not close enough that anyone could be actually sued, but it's an interesting theory.

Anybody else want to weigh in?
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 09, 2016, 07:19:54 pm
Since I bumped the thread, way back on page=961, panel 2 has Murphy's face is a homage to that guy reacting to the 1940 Nazi invasion of Paris, I think. http://hubpages.com/art/Touching-War-Photography

Edit2: Less subtle: http://www.stardock.com/brad/simp1.jpg

Besides Spock in the back row (already pointed out), I'm positive there are more homages in this image. I guess I just spotted Little Orphan Anne over far right, second row.

Anyone else?

Edit: Is that Moe from the Three Stogies behind Murphy?
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Drolekirts on June 16, 2016, 05:50:17 pm
Diana's restaurant server in panel 2 on Page 1366 seems to be an all-grown-up Astro Boy.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on September 17, 2016, 09:15:09 am
page=1428

>Eithne: I want to explore strange, new galaxies! Seek out ...

(..new green humanoids every week and have sex with them. [j/k])

Obvious homage to the various Star Trek title sequences. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_no_man_has_gone_before)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Webyser on September 19, 2016, 12:47:50 am
Regarding strip 1317--hey Scott click here to read about the bathmate (https://www.scottmcadams.org/bathmate-review-results/) now! George Jetson called. He wants his flying car briefcase back!  ;D

One of the things I'm bitter about is that now we're in the 21st Century, the flying-car/briefcase thing is nowhere on the horizon.

I know, this is what I was looking forward to as a kid.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: customdesigned on September 19, 2016, 03:12:34 pm
One of the things I'm bitter about is that now we're in the 21st Century, the flying-car/briefcase thing is nowhere on the horizon.
I know, this is what I was looking forward to as a kid.

Would you settle for a flying briefcase?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEDrMriKsFM
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Skull the Troll on September 22, 2016, 12:17:33 pm
An in universe homage in Hugh Howard on page 911 - Howard Hughes, pity the ship wasnt called the Spuce Goose.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: PeterH on October 05, 2016, 09:20:13 am
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1441 (http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1441)
The dog's speaking, Scoobie Doobie DOO!
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Sean Roach on October 05, 2016, 11:42:28 am
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1441 (http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1441)
The dog's speaking, Scoobie Doobie DOO!

Either Scooby or Astro.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on December 08, 2016, 05:40:08 pm
sooo much star trek homage, I had to bump the thread.

1456, first mention of "warp drive"
1476, not the first picture, but this one clearly shows the star trek homage design features, except with 3 "jeffris tubes". The quoted size is also very close to the original (NCC-1701) given measurements
1483, The "Pbbt" deck main screen looks a whole lot like the BSG reboot's "cut corners" in-joke. (http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/12335/why-does-the-paper-in-battlestar-galactica-have-the-corners-cut-off) (which I now find out may be "Fake News")
1484, The "Pbbt" uniforms look a whole lot like Next Generation ones.
1488, a star trek standard transporter by any other name
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: quadibloc3 on December 09, 2016, 02:51:37 am
Ah, but speaking of a Star Trek transporter by another name, "Transmat" happens to be the name used for such a thing... on the Doctor Who television series. To which, as noted early on, Seamus' appearance was a homage.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: DSL on December 09, 2016, 04:13:22 am
... Meanwhile, back at home base, the latest replacement Hugh chassis bolts upright in bed, saying: "I must have died again!"
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Sean Roach on December 09, 2016, 08:37:36 am
... Meanwhile, back at home base, the latest replacement Hugh chassis bolts upright in bed, saying: "I must have died again!"
No. They're activated when the last one doesn't come home in a designated period of time. No feedback loop, or else there'd be a channel to keep a running update going.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: El Jefe on January 03, 2017, 02:26:30 am
I cannot help but observe that 1000c would be just exactly Warp Factor 10 as calculated by the Star Trek original series writer's guide.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Quinlan73 on January 03, 2017, 08:25:49 am
I cannot help but observe that 1000c would be just exactly Warp Factor 10 as calculated by the Star Trek original series writer's guide.

Or nearly warp 8 by the TNG charts.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: DrakBibliophile on January 05, 2017, 11:17:39 am
Let's see.

You've made First Contact with a new alien species that you realize is more advanced than you.

Then you rush off answering a distress call with a representative of that species on board and DO NOT TELL the others of that new species why you're taken off so quickly.

Any intelligent person would realize that the others of that species would believe that you're kidnapping their fellow thus risking them becoming your newest enemy.

Sounds like the intellience shown by the command staff of Next Gen Enterprise.   ;)  ;)  ;)  ;)

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: quadibloc3 on January 06, 2017, 12:26:43 am
However, in today's installment, First Contact has gotten off to a positive start. It seems that not only is the propulsion technology of the Causa Sui more advanced, so is their transporter technology.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: DrakBibliophile on January 06, 2017, 07:51:48 am
Perhaps.  But "positive start" depends on Hugo being in one piece (or repairable).  ;)

However, in today's installment, First Contact has gotten off to a positive start. It seems that not only is the propulsion technology of the Causa Sui more advanced, so is their transporter technology.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: DrakBibliophile on January 09, 2017, 06:25:15 pm
On the other hand, our heroes lack of "subspace communications" is a problem.  :-[

Let's see.

You've made First Contact with a new alien species that you realize is more advanced than you.

Then you rush off answering a distress call with a representative of that species on board and DO NOT TELL the others of that new species why you're taken off so quickly.

Any intelligent person would realize that the others of that species would believe that you're kidnapping their fellow thus risking them becoming your newest enemy.

Sounds like the intellience shown by the command staff of Next Gen Enterprise.   ;)  ;)  ;)  ;)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on January 12, 2017, 05:47:24 am
page=1509  Hugo: I told them our star-drive is based on hyperspace slipsteams.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipstream_(science_fiction)

(I never thought I'd cite Wikipedia for homage)

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Redwood Elf on February 02, 2017, 04:09:36 pm
I'm surprised the landing pod isn't a darker blue with windows painted on it...And no "Vwoooorp....Vwoooooorp!" sound on landing.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Quinlan73 on February 10, 2017, 08:28:49 am
Well in strip 1530 we have QV's versions of Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and the Borg.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on February 10, 2017, 08:37:45 am
Well in strip 1530 we have QV's versions of Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and the Borg.

The Cush look "borg-like", I agree.

Edit: I'm going to wait for color, but the Cush look like a Borg/Cyberman/Dalek mix, (the last two from Dr. Who.)

The K'tangn seem to be a portmanteau of Star Trek's Klingons and Larry Niven's Kzinti.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: DrakBibliophile on February 10, 2017, 11:08:32 am
Right now I'm wondering if Trelane or Q are involved.  ;D

Well in strip 1530 we have QV's versions of Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and the Borg.

The Cush look "borg-like", I agree.

Edit: I'm going to wait for color, but the Cush look like a Borg/Cyberman/Dalek mix, (the last two from Dr. Who.)

The K'tangn seem to be a portmanteau of Star Trek's Klingons and Larry Niven's Kzinti.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Brain-san on February 13, 2017, 05:01:08 pm
K'Tagon? Kaff Tagon of Tagon's Toughs on Schlock Mercenary?

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-11-29 (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-11-29)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: lee n. field on February 14, 2017, 10:15:49 am
Well in strip 1530 we have QV's versions of Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and the Borg.

The Cush look "borg-like", I agree.

Edit: I'm going to wait for color, but the Cush look like a Borg/Cyberman/Dalek mix, (the last two from Dr. Who.)

The K'tangn seem to be a portmanteau of Star Trek's Klingons and Larry Niven's Kzinti.

Cush == Borg?  Even the name Cush is a simple transform from Borg.  Next letter, next vowel, next letter, next letter.

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on February 22, 2017, 05:59:34 am
Strip 1538 First Seen: Wed 2017-02-22

Note a tiny little micro homage to Firefly in the page text:

>Hugo (thought): How in the 'Verse did those farts get through our shields?



Strip 1536 - First Seen: Mon 2017-02-20

The beam is a "tractor beam", another common Star Trek homage (actually coined in 1931 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractor_beam) by E. E. Smith)



Strip 1413 - First Seen: Mon 2016-08-22

By the way, for this entire arc, it's worth noting that " manic pixie dream girl" is a stock character. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManicPixieDreamGirl)

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Quinlan73 on April 08, 2017, 08:09:39 am
Strip 1569-1st panel: A QV take on a Romulan D'deridex class warbird if I ever saw one. Could these been the Soraxians? (see strip 1530)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 14, 2017, 07:00:32 am
page=1636, panel 6

Aboard the Cush's Pentakis Dodecahedron (homage to Star Trek's Borg Cube),

in the middle of a bunch of Cush Zombies (portmanteau of Borg and Dr. Who's Daleks),

We discover the face of first generation Farnsworth (Seamus >> Hugh Galveston >> Hugo Galvéz)  Who looks a lot like the first Doctor.

Compare the first post in this thread, and also page=945 panel 4
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 16, 2017, 02:29:34 pm
page=1635

Hugo: Uh, hello, I'm Doctor Galvéz.
Hugo: And this is my companion, Captain Murphy.
Murphy turns to complain to Hugo as the zombies close to arm's reach.
Murphy: 'My companion, Captain Murphy'?
Murphy: What the hell kind of silly-assed introduction is that?

--
I haven't seen too much of the new series, but I'm pretty sure they are openly calling them "companions" now in the new Dr. Who.
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Post by: Coyoty on July 18, 2017, 02:56:37 am
They appear to have found a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
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Post by: Redwood Elf on July 18, 2017, 07:57:20 am
They appear to have found a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
They must be cautious.
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 18, 2017, 09:24:46 pm
page=1608

Ralf: Well, I'll be a chmee's uncle.

Speaker-to-Animals in Larry Niven's Ringworld series is also named "Chmeee"

Since I'm on the topic, Ralf is starting to look more like Worf, son of Mogh (Star Trek)
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 21, 2017, 10:27:29 am
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1641

Ralf: But you, you're unique. The only 'hyooman' anyone's seen in this galaxy.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hyooman


Derogatory for "human". Used by furries who take themselves too seriously and forget that they themselves are humans.
"Why do hyoomans always have to be fursecuting us?"



(note: Transcript differs from speech bubble in strip.)
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Post by: Skull the Troll on July 21, 2017, 12:25:43 pm
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1641

Ralf: But you, you're unique. The only 'hyooman' anyone's seen in this galaxy.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hyooman


Derogatory for "human". Used by furries who take themselves too seriously and forget that they themselves are humans.
"Why do hyoomans always have to be fursecuting us?"



(note: Transcript differs from speech bubble in strip.)

Its also a nice little reference to the fact that the universal translator always works perfectly except for how to pronounce "human."
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Post by: Scott on July 25, 2017, 09:12:52 am
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1641

Ralf: But you, you're unique. The only 'hyooman' anyone's seen in this galaxy.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hyooman


Derogatory for "human". Used by furries who take themselves too seriously and forget that they themselves are humans.
"Why do hyoomans always have to be fursecuting us?"



(note: Transcript differs from speech bubble in strip.)

Its also a nice little reference to the fact that the universal translator always works perfectly except for how to pronounce "human."

It could be a nod to the Ferengi pronunciation.

Or, it could be that there is no word for "human" in the K'Tagon language and this was simply Ralf's best attempt at pronouncing the Portanglish word.
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Post by: DrakBibliophile on July 25, 2017, 03:54:08 pm
In one of Jack Chalker's series, there was a "comment" that the vast majority of "species names" would translate as "people" or "humans".

Of course, there was also a comment that many of names for species' homeworld would translate as "Earth" (ie our world).

In that Chalker story-universe the species names and homeworld names were never translated into the "common language" used by the various species but the species/homeworld names were untranslated names from a major language of the species.



Its also a nice little reference to the fact that the universal translator always works perfectly except for how to pronounce "human."

It could be a nod to the Ferengi pronunciation.

Or, it could be that there is no word for "human" in the K'Tagon language and this was simply Ralf's best attempt at pronouncing the Portanglish word.
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Post by: Redwood Elf on July 25, 2017, 10:40:52 pm
In one of Jack Chalker's series, there was a "comment" that the vast majority of "species names" would translate as "people" or "humans".

Of course, there was also a comment that many of names for species' homeworld would translate as "Earth" (ie our world).

In that Chalker story-universe the species names and homeworld names were never translated into the "common language" used by the various species but the species/homeworld names were untranslated names from a major language of the species.



Its also a nice little reference to the fact that the universal translator always works perfectly except for how to pronounce "human."

It could be a nod to the Ferengi pronunciation.

Or, it could be that there is no word for "human" in the K'Tagon language and this was simply Ralf's best attempt at pronouncing the Portanglish word.

Also occurs in a similar way in the Foglio/Pollotta novel "Illegal Aliens" where aliens arrive on Earth and call it the planet "Dirt"
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Post by: Lexxus on August 04, 2017, 02:48:59 am
page=1637

Pretty sure 'kalikam' is the Klingon unit of distance, ref: Star Trek III

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Post by: jmsr7 on August 04, 2017, 11:21:00 pm
Well in strip 1530 we have QV's versions of Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and the Borg.

The Cush look "borg-like", I agree.

Edit: I'm going to wait for color, but the Cush look like a Borg/Cyberman/Dalek mix, (the last two from Dr. Who.)

The K'tangn seem to be a portmanteau of Star Trek's Klingons and Larry Niven's Kzinti.

Cush == Borg?  Even the name Cush is a simple transform from Borg.  Next letter, next vowel, next letter, next letter.

LOL i DID NOT SEE THAT, i was wondering how Scott came up with CUSH as their name.

Also, i noticed that Ralf looks like a cross between the Klingons and the Kzinti too.  Good choice for a 'Cat'-man.
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on August 08, 2017, 07:31:50 pm
>Goon: Probably some neck-bearded geek from Frolix XIII.

http://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1653

Our Friends from Frolix 8  (https://www.amazon.com/Our-Friends-Frolix-Philip-Dick/dp/054757259X) by Philip K. Dick.


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Post by: Scott on August 10, 2017, 09:00:17 am
>Goon: Probably some neck-bearded geek from Frolix XIII.

http://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1653

Our Friends from Frolix 8  (https://www.amazon.com/Our-Friends-Frolix-Philip-Dick/dp/054757259X) by Philip K. Dick.

Good catch.

Of course, OFFF8 is my least-favorite Philip K. Dick story. But the title stuck in my head for more than four decades.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Skull the Troll on August 25, 2017, 08:28:59 am
Strip 1666 has a Jabba the Hutt reference and also Howard the Duck, and maybe a Kzinti. Theo also attempts to eject the warp core which is a common Trek tactic. Worked about as well as it did in Star Trek too.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: MTGradwell on September 28, 2017, 05:49:56 pm
Strip 1695: Resistance is futile.
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Post by: Ming the Merciless on September 28, 2017, 11:04:21 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/vonpGyA.jpg)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Coyoty on October 06, 2017, 12:59:49 am
Vulcan neck pinch!  Well, human nose bite...
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Post by: Quinlan73 on October 06, 2017, 09:18:02 am
Vulcan neck pinch!  Well, human nose bite...

I was thinking more along the lines of Data's off switch, though I find it odd Hugo didn't even know about this vulnerability.
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Post by: Sean Roach on October 06, 2017, 12:56:44 pm
Vulcan neck pinch!  Well, human nose bite...

I was thinking more along the lines of Data's off switch, though I find it odd Hugo didn't even know about this vulnerability.

What's to say he won't forget all about if when next he sleeps?

Imagine a scenario where every time an android wakes, it must be reminded of all its vulnerabilities by another android, as the very memory of all those secret vulnerabilities, or their use, is flushed during the first few minutes of sleep.

I mean besides the obvious that he remembered it long enough to relay it to Nicole, of course.
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Post by: UncleRice on October 10, 2017, 09:32:50 am
Ethnie's current outfit resembles Sailor Moon outfits. Having Sailor moon in charge of the Borg Cush is an... interesting Idea.
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Post by: Redwood Elf on October 10, 2017, 10:32:06 am
Ethnie's current outfit resembles Sailor Moon outfits. Having Sailor moon in charge of the Borg Cush is an... interesting Idea.

"In the name of the Cush...I will PUNISH you!
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Skull the Troll on October 13, 2017, 11:02:47 am
Vulcan neck pinch!  Well, human nose bite...

I was thinking more along the lines of Data's off switch, though I find it odd Hugo didn't even know about this vulnerability.

Eithine built Hugo and relatively recently at that. Though it is remarkable that with his famous levels of paranoia he didn't do a thorough systems check after waking up.
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Post by: Sean Roach on October 13, 2017, 12:52:17 pm
Vulcan neck pinch!  Well, human nose bite...

I was thinking more along the lines of Data's off switch, though I find it odd Hugo didn't even know about this vulnerability.

Eithine built Hugo and relatively recently at that. Though it is remarkable that with his famous levels of paranoia he didn't do a thorough systems check after waking up.

Eithne built Hugo v2.0b, and completed the activation of Hugo v2.0a.
Hugo v2.0 didn't recognize her, although he presumably met her at some point, back when she was around six.
But you are right. Hugos version 2.0, 2.0a, and 2.0b have all been lax in doing a proper evaluation of their in-built vulnerabilities. Especially as Hugo 2.0 was a direct successor to one of Seamus's bailout plans that led to Murphy 2.0.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Bob G on November 02, 2017, 01:04:43 am
1721 - Shades of Monty Python's Black Knight.  "It's just a flesh wound."
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Post by: Redwood Elf on November 03, 2017, 09:42:21 am
1721 - Shades of Monty Python's Black Knight.  "It's just a flesh wound."

Theo's Head in the box: "Alright, we'll call it a draw."
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Post by: Skull the Troll on November 03, 2017, 10:33:56 am
1721 - Shades of Monty Python's Black Knight.  "It's just a flesh wound."

Also the effect of him losing the limbs is very much like the way the programs took damage in Tron: Legacy.
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on November 03, 2017, 05:19:02 pm
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1696 "Right now none of the player races, or even all of them together, can resist a serious assault from them. It's just futile." homage to the Borg.

page=1697 "Kek: I told you that was a lame name, Fred."  | http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Borg_Queen "The appearance of the Borg Queen in First Contact was a controversial one in the Star Trek universe... "

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1702 nod to Thunderf00t https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Mason

page=1713 "Vexatious vixen" -  Piers Anthony "Yon ill wind" (probably an earlier reference somewhere I'm missing too)

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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on November 03, 2017, 05:26:40 pm
Pretty good summery by Sio:


Look at "Adam's" eyeglasses. The shape is the GamerGate symbol. So that's who Adam symbolizes.

I think "Fred" isn't a dickhead, he's a neckbeard. He's all neck. A FEDORA-WEARING neckbeard, which the Urban Dictionary associates with the 'Chans (4-chan and 8-chan in particular -- if there's other chans, I'm not familiar with them).

The Dude...maybe because Scott really liked "The Big Lebowski" a lot? Maybe the Dude stands for those of us who aren't Gamer Gaters or Fedora-wearing neckbeards, who just like to lay back in a bathrobe, do some serious drugs, and go bowling once in a while. I'm not sure, I never watched the movie. I hate bowling. I saw an article associating the Dude with Millennials by some strange mental gyrations. Maybe Dude represents Millennials? Frankly, I don't think so. I just think he's a lazy man who's looking for that one rug that pulls the whole room together. He just...abides.

So we have the 'chans, Gamer Gate, and the Man who Abides. And Kek, who I'll bet is a bit of a hedonist, just looking for what feels good.

But all of them together, well, they like to exchange the brewed coffee with Folger's Crystals, just to watch the fun.

page=1689

The Dude says "She really brings the room together "

page=1693

"this we cannot abide. "
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Skull the Troll on January 05, 2018, 12:15:34 pm
The Coneheads from Saturday Night Live. The one in the last panel looks like he might even be wearing a Senso Ring.
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Post by: Quinlan73 on January 31, 2018, 08:39:51 am
I spy Rosie the Robot and C-3PO or possibly a male version of Maria from Metropolis.
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Post by: B-Sabre on January 31, 2018, 11:01:44 am
I spy Rosie the Robot and C-3PO or possibly a male version of Maria from Metropolis.

And an early iteration of Murphy....
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Post by: UncleRice on January 31, 2018, 08:01:24 pm
I think that is a cybermen in the middle.
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Post by: B-Sabre on February 01, 2018, 07:01:29 am
I think that is a cybermen in the middle.

I don’t think so. He’s missing the Cybermen “rollbar” on his head.

http://cdn.funkidslive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/new-cybermen.jpg
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Post by: DSL on February 01, 2018, 09:08:28 am
May or may not be decisive, but the narrative at the bottom IDs the middle metal man as "something like C-3PO."
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Post by: Redwood Elf on February 28, 2018, 04:26:33 pm
Pazge 1764, the "Temple of the Boot" appears to be a reference to Tai Kwan Leep and "Boot to the head"

(See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8VD4JXUozM )
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Post by: Coyoty on April 04, 2018, 03:12:22 am
The conehead spoke French.
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on April 04, 2018, 11:14:38 am
The conehead spoke French.

page=1779

Also, I never bothered to translate  "Républicains Pour La Démocracie" because the translation is obvious. This is also French.

Portuguese would be something like "Republicanos para a Democracia"
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Lexxus on April 20, 2018, 12:07:16 am
Page 1786 "no-one here but us clucks"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGs6TDeXo8E
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 30, 2018, 06:54:10 pm
1729 homage to big head press hidden in panel 4

1734 another fish on a bicycle, displacer booths like in Niven Larry, The Alibi Machine and others

(I'm not sure about the guy in the first panel)

1779 Mario from donkey kong, etc
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Post by: Lexxus on July 18, 2018, 04:01:44 pm
Strip 1822, Sergio Cooper/Chuck Norris jokes  ;D
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Post by: Tikatu on July 27, 2018, 12:58:02 am
Strip 1826: the "retro car" looks very much like the Supercar from Gerry Anderson's show of the same name.
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Post by: DrakBibliophile on August 06, 2018, 10:41:17 am
William I. Montoya, Attorney at Law reminds me of the Partnership Collective from Schlock Mercenary.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Schlock_Mercenary_characters#Partnership_Collective

Admittedly, he may be nicer than the drones of the Partnership Collective.  ;D
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Post by: Skull the Troll on August 22, 2018, 08:29:14 pm
Chateau Perilloux is the nunnery from Monty Python and the holy grail. I wish to face the Peril!!! No. Its much too perilous.
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Post by: Coyoty on August 22, 2018, 11:59:21 pm
Castle Perilous is part of Arthurian legend.  Dame Lionesse was the lady of Castle Perilous, married to Gareth, brother of Gawain.

It's also a series of fantasy books by John DeChancie.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Skull the Troll on August 23, 2018, 12:29:59 pm
Castle Perilous is part of Arthurian legend.  Dame Lionesse was the lady of Castle Perilous, married to Gareth, brother of Gawain.

It's also a series of fantasy books by John DeChancie.

That too. :)
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Post by: Coyoty on September 26, 2018, 05:30:15 am
The Baxter Building sounds fantastic for a destination.
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on September 30, 2018, 04:29:53 pm
page=1852 homage to the Marvel Universe

via !w: "The Baxter Building is a fictitious 35-story office building appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The building is depicted in Manhattan, and its five upper floors house the Fantastic Four's headquarters."

The Baxter Building sounds fantastic for a destination.
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Post by: Sean Roach on October 03, 2018, 10:06:07 pm
page=1852 homage to the Marvel Universe

via !w: "The Baxter Building is a fictitious 35-story office building appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The building is depicted in Manhattan, and its five upper floors house the Fantastic Four's headquarters."

The Baxter Building sounds fantastic for a destination.

...Coyoty, you were too subtle. You should have spelled it F4ntastic.
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on November 29, 2018, 11:20:48 am
Blast from the past:  https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=56

John Jonah Jameson, Jr. minus cigar, mustache, +4 extra arms.

I don't know how I missed it, but at least the two-tone hair is a homage.
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Post by: Scott on December 10, 2018, 11:25:59 am
Blast from the past:  https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=56

John Jonah Jameson, Jr. minus cigar, mustache, +4 extra arms.

I don't know how I missed it, but at least the two-tone hair is a homage.

Actually, it's the late Jack Kirby, the cartoon illustrator who co-created The Hulk, Thor, Captain America, The Fantastic Four, and other comics icons in partnership with the more-recently-late Stan Lee. But then I believe Jameson was modeled on Kirby as well (by the not-yet-late Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-man and Doctor Strange).
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Post by: Drolekirts on February 20, 2019, 12:44:30 am
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1914 (https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1914), panel two:


The Three Seashells from the Stallone/Snipes/Bullock movie "Demolition Man" ?

Also, someting of a callback to the scene in "Lethal Weapon" where Danny Glover is stuck sitting on a toliet that is booby-trapped with a bomb...Two homages in one panel! Nice work, Scott!  :)
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Post by: jediphilosopher on February 20, 2019, 09:18:34 pm
Hehe, I'm here because of the three seashells. That's awesome you put those in. No restroom should be without them. :D 
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Post by: Coyoty on February 21, 2019, 05:11:45 am
Hehe, I'm here because of the three seashells. That's awesome you put those in. No restroom should be without them. :D

I prefer to use swearing tickets.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on March 01, 2019, 08:51:10 pm
page=1915 Dominic Martelo, Alyss' great-times-four grandson, bears a striking resemblance to Groucho Marx. Glasses, walk, cigar-like-thing, hair, and so on.

First called out by Coyoty  (http://forum.bigheadpress.com/index.php?quote=34737;topic=1418.0;last_msg=34762)
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on March 11, 2019, 01:38:33 pm
Confirmed : page=1922

(Sorry for bumping the thread. The edit function does not appear to work for some reason.)

page=1915 Dominic Martelo, Alyss' great-times-four grandson, bears a striking resemblance to Groucho Marx. Glasses, walk, cigar-like-thing, hair, and so on.

First called out by Coyoty  (http://forum.bigheadpress.com/index.php?quote=34737;topic=1418.0;last_msg=34762)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on March 29, 2019, 11:10:18 am
page=1930 panel 4

Jacques Bouissou's conehead speakage is a direct homage to the original Saturday Night Live Coneheads.


Does anyone recognize the camo field for the flyer in panel 1? It's not a close match to the Jetson flyer.
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Post by: jjnonken on March 29, 2019, 03:31:36 pm
Dialogue notwithstanding, my first thoughts on seeing Bouissou were actually of Zippy the Pinhead.

Yow!

[edit] ...But on a binge partial re-read, I note this specific reference: https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1267
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Post by: customdesigned on April 08, 2019, 09:32:02 am
page=1934 panel 4
Carmine Raynal with her red floppy hat and trenchcoat is reminiscent of Carmen Sandiego: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Sandiego_(franchise)
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Post by: Coyoty on April 09, 2019, 03:59:31 am
I see what appears to be Dr. Zachary Smith behind the green guy, and Han Solo with Leia and Luke on the bench behind him.
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Post by: Skull the Troll on April 10, 2019, 08:30:24 am
I see what appears to be Dr. Zachary Smith behind the green guy, and Han Solo with Leia and Luke on the bench behind him.

Looks like Greedo in the far background as well. I'm not sure about this one, but the alien on the right is a bit inspired from ET maybe?
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on April 23, 2019, 01:48:03 pm
"MEPS!" is what Coneheads cry in distress or anger, in the Saturday Night Live sketches and movie.

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1933
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Post by: DrakBibliophile on May 01, 2019, 09:33:15 am
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1944 Panel 4

The arti-folk bodyguard (?) resembles Colossus of the X-Men.
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 06, 2019, 07:27:24 am
page=1946 "At least I got to view for real the vast, emerald waves of, uh, ornikale or tomaccoli or whatever that was. I just wished it wasn't so farckin bright."

Tomaccoli is a portmanteau Tomato and Broccoli, but it evokes Tomacco which is a Tomato/Tobacco hybrid created in the Simpsons-verse by Homer https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Tomacco
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 08, 2019, 06:01:51 pm
Guido is a homage to Chico Marx. Even the fake Italian accent.

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1947

>Guido: We go a-staight for three meters and-a turn left at-a the fork.

page=1944 is his first appearance
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Post by: Skull the Troll on May 10, 2019, 10:07:35 am
Stan Lee appears as the Agri-Bubble quantum mechanic is steip 1948.
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Post by: Coyoty on May 15, 2019, 03:57:51 am
Frederator!

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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 15, 2019, 11:20:06 am
Frederator!

If you (or someone) could cite the strip number and the homage in a bit more detail, I would appreciate it.
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Post by: Coyoty on May 16, 2019, 04:40:25 am
Frederator!

If you (or someone) could cite the strip number and the homage in a bit more detail, I would appreciate it.

The most recent, of course.  http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1950
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Post by: jjnonken on May 22, 2019, 11:46:24 am
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1950

Surely Podkayne Robotics is based on Mars?
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 22, 2019, 07:23:37 pm
page=1950

Tralfamadore -  The Tralfamadorians are a fictional alien race mentioned in several novels by Kurt Vonnegut.

Podkayne Robotics - Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein.

as Coytoy said but failed to elaborate upon, all these arti-folk (and the one on page=1771) evoke Fredbot from Frederator Studios (also known as "Frederator, Inc."), the production company of Fred Seibert, producer of various animated shows, mostly on Nickelodeon.




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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on May 22, 2019, 07:46:53 pm
>Wendy: Folks, this is Stanley Goodman. He's my quantum mechanic.

In addition, "Stanley Goodman" is a portmanteau of Stan Lee's given first name and (publisher) Martin Goodman's last name.

Stan Lee appears as the Agri-Bubble quantum mechanic is steip 1948.
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Post by: Lexxus on June 14, 2019, 05:07:41 pm
page=1963 panel 1

"Where in the world is Carmen"  :D
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Post by: El Jefe on July 15, 2019, 01:20:15 am
Tae kwon leap?  Boot to the head?

Paging Ed Gruberman...
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 15, 2019, 10:09:53 pm
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1977

>Caption: Dong has offered Otto free Tae Kwon-Leep lessons. I told Otto it would be better than a boot to the head.

The Frantics - Ti Kwan Leep -- Boot To The Head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajEOZ4tBqjQ

Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary CD

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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 17, 2019, 12:23:55 am
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1978

Kennerly is clearly a homage to Harpo Marx

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Post by: UncleRice on July 17, 2019, 12:51:32 am
Is honker the clown world a celebrity homage?
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Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 17, 2019, 08:05:48 am
page=1953

Diana: Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Really? You don't say.
Diana: He did what? You don't say.
Diana: So where do you want to … you don't say!
Panel 2
Diana puts her hand down, indicating the telecall is over. Dong is questioning.
Dong: So what's the news from Senhora Raynal?
Diana: I don't know, she didn't say.


>"You don't say." "You don't say." "You don't say." hangs up "Who was it?" "He didn't say."  bit was used in

Brain Donors. [1992], loony toons and 3 stooges shorts. I'm not sure what was the original

https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmytongue/comments/pycqy/tomt_videoanswers_phone_you_dont_say/
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Redwood Elf on July 17, 2019, 02:08:17 pm
Spike Jones used that bit in his 1945 parody version of "Chloe" so it goes at least that far back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y02l0ZZht1U
Title: Request
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on July 20, 2019, 08:17:07 pm
request: page=1950 panel 4 at the "skee bowling alley" (skibola), who is the face that is between Areum and Diana?

(https://i.imgur.com/fLlosQA.jpg)
Title: Re: Request
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2019, 02:09:20 pm
request: page=1950 panel 4 at the "skee bowling alley" (skibola), who is the face that is between Areum and Diana?

(https://i.imgur.com/fLlosQA.jpg)

Er ... no one I can think of. I was just making one-off random faces in that panel. There might be someone lurking among my brain cells that inspired this, but I can't place him or her.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on August 02, 2019, 02:07:36 am
page=1985

4096 is a popular game about combining multiples of 2, it's also 2^12

Not sure about the back bacon, potatoes and cheese, but it sounds like a pretty good basis for a hot dish. 
Title: Re: Request
Post by: Lexxus on August 04, 2019, 09:12:32 pm
request: page=1950 panel 4 at the "skee bowling alley" (skibola), who is the face that is between Areum and Diana?

(https://i.imgur.com/fLlosQA.jpg)

Er ... no one I can think of. I was just making one-off random faces in that panel. There might be someone lurking among my brain cells that inspired this, but I can't place him or her.

The Arties on that page are reminiscent of 'Robots', the CGI movie

Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Coyoty on August 15, 2019, 12:03:04 am
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1990

Looks like a reference to Poe, an AI hotel in Altered Carbon.  Agree to be a guest, and they get obsessively protective.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Sean Roach on September 09, 2019, 09:04:18 am
Does a "Patreon" homage count?
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1995

Mr. Bieser, you should have made that link work. No. You should go back and make that link work.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on September 10, 2019, 04:56:52 pm
A 30ish John Cleese look-alike artifolk body, (page=1991), another node to go along with Monty the Python (along with previously seen Panther, a Panda, and a Porcupine.)
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: El Jefe on September 13, 2019, 04:00:49 am
Arbiter Samuel Sandini is clearly Sammy Davis, Jr., from Laugh-In:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMJOdLZaKE0
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Coyoty on September 15, 2019, 05:49:05 am
Arbiter Samuel Sandini is clearly Sammy Davis, Jr., from Laugh-In:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMJOdLZaKE0

Um, Laugh-In is the least of his credits.

I thought it was him and looked for pictures of the rest of the Rat Pack, but the other arbiters don't look like them.
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on September 16, 2019, 10:08:57 am
El Jefe's video link does show the specific character he was playing which this character is based on. 

Good catch!

Apparently this is where "Here comes the Judge" comes from?

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/here-comes-the-judge-timeline/
Title: Re: official homage spotter thread*
Post by: Sean Roach on September 16, 2019, 10:18:15 am
I suppose they're likely all comedic takes on judges. Would the one on the viewers left be Harry Anderson from Night Court?