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From time to time various popular culture references have appeared in Star Trek as in-jokes. These references, while mostly included in background displays, have also been in spoken dialogue.

The following articles contain references, or homages, to various popular culture media sources.

Numerous science fiction writers have been referenced or acknowledged throughout the series, including Isaac Asimov (Amasov), Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury (USS Bradbury, Bradbury-class), Arthur C. Clarke (Clarke's Disease, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clarke's Third Law), Theodore Sturgeon (Sturgeon), Jules Verne (Verne), and H.G. Wells (Wells-class).

Contents

Fiction

1941

Production

2001: A Space Odyssey

Crossover performers
Production

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Akira

Albedo Anthropomorphics

Alias

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

In addition, the stories and their characters were also directly referenced a number of times. See Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Crossover performers

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

Alien

Crossover performers
Production

Babylon 5

Back to the Future

Crossover performers
Production

Batman

Crossover performers
  • Ian Abercrombie (Birds of Prey; The Batman)
  • Stanley Adams (Batman (1960s series))
  • Michael Ansara (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero; The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond)
  • Rene Auberjonois (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Forever; Super Friends; Justice League)
  • Diedrich Bader (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Beware the Batman; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Dee Bradley Baker (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Arkham Series; Son of Batman; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Beware the Batman)
  • Adrienne Barbeau (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Beyond)
  • Eric Bauza (Batman: Arkham City; Batman and Harley Quinn; Batman Ninja; Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Batman: Soul of the Dragon)
  • Michael Bell (Batman: The Animated Series; The Batman)
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Forever; Batman Beyond)
  • Jeff Glenn Bennett (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Year One; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Earl Boen (Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures)
  • Victor Brandt (The Batman)
  • Clancy Brown (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Ray Buktenica (Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt)
  • Corey Burton (Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond; Batman: Gotham Knight; Batman: Arkham City)
  • LeVar Burton (Batman: The Animated Series; Superman/Batman: Public Enemies)
  • Roger C. Carmel (Batman (1960s series))
  • Seymour Cassel (Batman (1960s series))
  • John Cho (Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu)
  • Melinda Clarke (Gotham)
  • Gary Cole (Batman Beyond; Batman: Under the Red Hood)
  • Joan Collins (Batman (1960s series))
  • Jeffrey Combs (The New Batman Adventures; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Gotham; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Elisha Cook (Batman (1960s series))
  • Robert Costanzo (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero; The New Batman Adventures; Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman: Arkham Origins)
  • Chris Cox (Batman: Arkham Series; Batman: Gotham by Gaslight; Batman: Hush; Batman: Soul of the Dragon)
  • Yvonne Craig (Batman (1960s series))
  • Brett Cullen (Gotham)
  • Jim Cummings (Batman: The Animated Series; The Batman)
  • Billy Curtis (Batman (1960s series))
  • Olivia d'Abo (Batman Beyond; Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Daniel Davis (Gotham)
  • John de Lancie (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Grey DeLisle (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Arkham Series; Batman: Year One; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Beware the Batman; Batman vs. Robin; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Gotham by Gaslight; Batman: Ninja; Batman: Soul of the Dragon)
  • Andy Dick (Batman Beyond)
  • Michael Dorn (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Phyllis Douglas (Batman (1960s series))
  • Robin Atkin Downes (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Year One; Batman vs. Robin; Batman: Arkham Knight; Batman and Harley Quinn; Batman: Soul of the Dragon; Batman: The Long Halloween)
  • Larry Drake (Batman Beyond)
  • Paul Eiding (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Michael Ensign (Batman Beyond)
  • Oded Fehr (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • James Frain (Gotham)
  • Crispin Freeman (Batman: Arkham Series)
  • Ben Gage (Batman (1960s series))
  • Brian George (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Beyond; Batman: Gotham Knight; Batman: Under the Red Hood; Beware the Batman; Batman: The Killing Joke; Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • John Glover (Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman and Robin)
  • Frank Gorshin (Batman (1960s series); Batman (1966 film); The Batman)
  • Barry Gordon (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Bruce Greenwood (Batman: Under the Red Hood; Batman: Gotham by Gaslight; Batman: Death in the Family)
  • Bob Gunton (The Batman)
  • Nicholas Guest (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Sid Haig (Batman (1960s series))
  • Jennifer Hale (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises)
  • Lloyd Haynes (Batman (1960s series))
  • Marianna Hill (Batman (1960s series))
  • James Horan (Batman: Arkham Series)
  • Jason Isaacs (Batman: Under the Red Hood)
  • Robert Ito (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Sherry Jackson (Batman (1960s series))
  • James W. Jansen (Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt)
  • Roy Jenson (Batman (1960s series))
  • Doug Jones (Batman Returns)
  • Tom Kane (Batman: Arkham Series)
  • Gary Kasper (Batman Forever)
  • Tom Kenny (The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman Ninja; Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Hubie Kerns, Sr. (Batman (1960s series))
  • Richard Kind (Gotham)
  • Ted Knight (The Batman/Superman Hour)
  • Nancy Kovack (Batman (1960s series))
  • Caroline Lagerfelt (Gotham)
  • Maurice LaMarche (Batman: The Animated Series; The Batman; Batman: Arkham Series)
  • Phil LaMarr (The Batman; Batman: Under the Red Hood)
  • Alexis ("Lex") Lang (The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • John Larroquette (The Batman)
  • Loren Lester (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero; The New Batman Adventures; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Arkham Knight; Batman and Harley Quinn)
  • Peyton List (Gotham; Batman: Hush)
  • Jon Lormer (Batman (1960s series))
  • Victor Lundin (Batman (1960s series))
  • Tress MacNeille (Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Theo Marcuse (Batman (1960s series))
  • Jason Marsden (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Beyond; Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt; The Batman; Batman: Gotham Knight; Beware the Batman)
  • Vanessa Marshall (Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Bad Blood)
  • Neal McDonough (Batman: Assault on Arkham)
  • Malcolm McDowell (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Michael McKean (Batman Beyond; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Lee Meriwether (Batman (1960s series); Batman (1966 film); Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt; Batman vs. Two-Face)
  • Scott Menville (Batman: Gotham Knight; Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Dina Meyer (Birds of Prey)
  • Lawrence Montaigne (Batman (1960s series))
  • Sumalee Montano (Beware the Batman; Batman: The Enemy Within)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
  • Phil Morris (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Jennifer Morrison (Batman: Hush)
  • Joe Morton, Star Trek: New Frontier audiobook narrator (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; Justice League)
  • Diana Muldaur (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Kate Mulgrew (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Bill Mumy (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Charles Napier (The Batman)
  • Julie Newmar (Batman (1960s series); Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt; Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders; Batman vs. Two-Face)
  • Nichelle Nichols (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • John Noble (Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Nolan North (Batman: Arkham Series; Batman: Assault on Arkham; Batman: The Killing Joke)
  • Jerry O'Connell (The Batman; Batman: Hush)
  • Alan Oppenheimer (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Leslie Parrish (Batman (1960s series))
  • Michael Pataki (Batman (1960s series); Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Victor Paul (Batman (1960s series))
  • Gil Perkins (Batman (1960s series))
  • Ron Perlman (Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Brock Peters (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Lori Petty (The New Batman Adventures; Gotham)
  • Robert Picardo (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Chris Pine (photo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
  • Richard Poe (Gotham)
  • Danny Pudi (Powerless)
  • Jack Quaid (Batman: The Long Halloween)
  • Clive Revill (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • John Rhys-Davies (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Kevin Michael Richardson (Batman Beyond; Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman; The Batman; Batman: Gotham Knight; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Under the Red Hood; Batman and Harley Quinn)
  • Bumper Robinson (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Arkham Origins)
  • Rino Romano (Batman Beyond; The Batman)
  • Rebecca Romijn (Batman: Hush)
  • Stephen Root (Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Year One)
  • Julia Rose (Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt)
  • Diane Salinger (Batman Returns)
  • George Sawaya (Batman (1960s series)
  • Lou Scheimer (The New Adventures of Batman)
  • Vincent Schiavelli (Batman Returns)
  • Dwight Schultz (Batman: Under the Red Hood; Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Eileen Seeley (Batman Forever)
  • William Shatner (Batman vs. Two-Face)
  • Armin Shimerman (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Alexander Siddig (Gotham)
  • Kurtwood Smith (Batman Beyond; Beware the Batman)
  • Todd Stashwick (Gotham)
  • Maury Sterling (Batman: The Killing Joke; Batman: Hush)
  • David Ogden Stiers (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman)
  • Tara Strong (The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Arkham Series; Batman: The Killing Joke; Batman: Gotham by Gaslight; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman Ninja; Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Batman: Hush)
  • Joel Swetow (Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt)
  • Keith Szarabajka (Batman Beyond; The Dark Knight; Batman: Arkham Knight; Batman: The Enemy Within)
  • George Takei (Batman Beyond)
  • Fred Tatasciore (Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: Year One; Batman: Arkham Series; Son of Batman; Batman: The Killing Joke; Batman Ninja; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: The Long Halloween)
  • Malachi Throne (Batman (1960s series); The New Batman Adventures)
  • Tony Todd (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Lauren Tom (The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond)
  • Tasia Valenza (Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond; Batman: Arkham Series)
  • John Vernon (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman)
  • Tracey Walter (Batman (1989 film))
  • B.J. Ward (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Beyond)
  • James M. Ward (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Batman: Arkham Series; Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders; Batman vs. Two-Face)
  • David Warner (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Beyond)
  • Frank Welker (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero; Batman Beyond; Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Peter Weller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Titus Welliver (Batman: The Long Halloween)
  • Kari Wahlgren (Batman: Arkham Series; Son of Batman; Batman: Bad Blood; Batman: The Killing Joke)
  • Wil Wheaton (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Grace Lee Whitney (Batman (1960s series))
  • Gary Anthony Williams (Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Beware the Batman)
  • Wade Andrew Williams (Batman: Under the Red Hood; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; The Dark Knight Rises; Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Beware the Batman)
  • Rainn Wilson (Batman: Hush)
  • Thomas F. Wilson (Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Paul Winfield (Batman: The Animated Series; Batman Beyond)
  • William Windom (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Ray Wise (Batman: The Killing Joke)
  • Dan Woren (The Batman)
  • Keone Young (Batman Beyond; The Batman; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Batman: The Enemy Within)
  • Bill Zuckert (Batman (1960s series))
Production

Battlestar Galactica (1978-2012)

The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019)

See also: Main article The Big Bang Theory
Crossover performers
Production

Blade Runner

Crossover performers
Production

Blakes 7

The Blues Brothers

Crossover performers
Production

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Furthermore, oscillation overthruster props can be spotted in a number of episodes.
Crossover performers
Production

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Crossover performers
Production

Calvin and Hobbes

Car 54, Where Are You?

Crossover performers

Casablanca

Catch 22

Cheers

Clavyn, Malone, and Peterson

Crossover performers

Cloverfield

Crossover performers
Production

Colossus: The Forbin Project

Crossover performers

Columbo

  • In DS9: "Necessary Evil", Odo utters "One more thing" and "All part of a routine investigation", both catchphrases of the titular character.
Crossover performers
Production

Dark Star

Dick Tracy (1990)

Crossover performers
Production

Dirty Pair

Disney

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Doctor Who

Dune

Crossover performers
Production

Field of Dreams

The Firesign Theatre

The First Men in the Moon

A Fistful of Dollars

The Flintstones

Crossover performers
Production
  • Universal Studios, production company (1994 film, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas)

Forbidden Planet

Crossover performers

Gall Force

Get Smart

Crossover performers
Crossover performers

G.I. Joe

Crossover performers
  • Eric Bauza (G.I. Joe: Resolute)
  • Michael Bell (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie; G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Earl Boen (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie)
  • Clancy Brown (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Corey Burton (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie; G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Roger C. Carmel (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie)
  • Christopher Collins (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie)
  • Grey DeLisle (G.I. Joe: Resolute)
  • Jennifer Hale (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
  • Phil LaMarr (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Maurice LaMarche (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1989 series))
  • Loren Lester (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie)
  • Jason Marsden (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Scott Menville (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Nolan North (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Jerry O'Connell (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Kevin Michael Richardson (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Neil Ross (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie)
  • Keith Szarabajka (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • B.J. Ward (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie; G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Frank Welker (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie)
  • Keone Young (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 series); G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 series); G.I. Joe: The Movie; G.I. Joe: Renegades)
Production
  • Dana Goldberg, executive producer (G.I. Joe: Retaliation; Snake-Eyes)
  • Paramount Pictures, production company (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra; G.I. Joe: Retaliation; Snake-Eyes)

Gilligan's Island

Crossover performers
Production

Gulliver's Travels

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971)

Crossover performers
Production

Honneamise (Oneamisu) No Tsubasa (The Wings of Honneamise)

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

An Earth Cold War movie distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Crossover performers
Production

Indiana Jones

Crossover performers
Production

James Bond

Crossover performers
Production

The Jetsons

Crossover performers

Jurassic Park

Crossover performers
Production

Looney Tunes

Crossover performers

M*A*S*H

4077

M*A*S*H is an oft-referenced movie and show in Star Trek. Its unit number, 4077, was frequently used on viewscreens and computer readouts.

Crossover performers

The Magnificent Seven

Crossover performers

Magnum P.I.

Crossover performers

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Crossover performers

Marx Brothers

The Manchurian Candidate

Crossover performers

Max Headroom

Crossover performers

Men in Black

Crossover performers

Metropolis

Muppets

Crossover performers

My Neighbor Totoro

Mystery Science Theater 3000

National Lampoon's Animal House

Crossover performers

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Crossover performers

Night of the Creeps (1986)

The future Promellian battle cruiser

The alien studio model featured in this American science fiction horror comedy film made several later appearances in the Star Trek television franchise.

Production

Our Man Flint

Crossover performers

Paradise Lost

In addition, the poem was also referenced directly.

The Prisoner

Ranma Nibunnoichi (Ranma ½)

Red Dwarf

Ren and Stimpy

seaQuest DSV (1993-1996)

Crossover performers
Production

Sherlock Holmes

Crossover performers
Production

Snagglepuss

Snow White

The Sopranos

Soylent Green

Crossover performers

Spaced

In Star Trek Beyond, Kirk tells Spock to "Skip to the end!", quoting the popular line from Spaced. This was included by Spaced and Beyond writer Simon Pegg. [1]

Star Wars

Stranger Things

In PIC: "Stardust City Rag", Captain Rios mistakenly refers to Seven of Nine as Eleven; a nod to the Stranger Things character.

Crossover performers

Superman

Crossover performers
Production

The Three Stooges

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Crossover performers

The Twilight Zone

In ENT: "Carbon Creek", Trip Tucker said "Sounds like an old episode of The Twilight Zone" in response to the Vulcans' crash-landing.

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, and George Takei have all appeared in The Twilight Zone episodes. Also, Star Trek writers George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, and Jerry Sohl were regular contributors to the series. TOS directors Robert Butler, Ralph Senensky, Robert Gist, and Tony Leader have also worked on The Twilight Zone.

Crossover performers
Production

U-571 (2000)

A World War II movie.

Crossover performers
Production

Urusei Yatsura

The War of the Worlds

Crossover performers
Production

The West Wing

Crossover performers

When Worlds Collide

Crossover performers

Wings (1927)

A silent aviation war movie, this 1927 production was the very first theatrical movie to win the "Best Picture" Academy Award. On the occasion of the studio's 100th anniversary, US$700,000 was spent for an extensive restoration and remastering of the movie, the result of which released in 2012. [2] Originally running for 111 minutes, the restored version reinserted most of the trimmed and deleted scenes, which extended the new version to 144 minutes.

Production

The X-Files

Crossover performers
Production

Yogi Bear

Music

The Beatles

See also: The Beatles

The Clash

John Coltrane

Fold Zandura

The Kronos Quartet

John Cougar Mellencamp

Nine Inch Nails

Sex Pistols

Frank Sinatra

Siouxsie Sioux

The Soft Boys

Other

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