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===[[The Rookie]]===
 
===[[The Rookie]]===
 
===[[The Starter]]===
 
===[[The Starter]]===
* After [[Ju Tweedy]] joins the team, [[Quentin Barnes]] invites him to extended practice sessions:<ref>The Starter, p.num</ref>
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* After [[Ju Tweedy]] joins the team, [[Quentin Barnes]] invites him to extended practice sessions:<ref>The Starter, p. 377</ref>
 
<pre>Ju laughed. “Practice? What are we talkin’ about, man... practice?  
 
<pre>Ju laughed. “Practice? What are we talkin’ about, man... practice?  
 
Not a game, not a game... we talkin’ about practice? I save it for the games, Q.”</pre>
 
Not a game, not a game... we talkin’ about practice? I save it for the games, Q.”</pre>
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===[[The All-Pro]]===
 
===[[The All-Pro]]===
* After Quentin shoots and destroys a pirate ship:<ref>The All-Pro, p.num</ref>
 
<pre>"I got him!" Quentin said. "I got him!"
 
"Great, Quentin," Virak said. "Do not grow overconfident."</pre>
 
:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0nyOyrprIs scene] in ''Star Wars'' when Luke shoots a TIE fighter and has pretty much the same conversation with Han.
 
* [[Tarat the Smasher]] tells [[Akbar Smith|Akbar]],<ref>The All-Pro, p.num</ref>
 
<pre>"Akbar, you are starting to make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."</pre>
 
:This is a nod to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHSxQ2RRD9o&t=13s line] by David Banner in ''The Incredible Hulk'' TV show.
 
 
* Quentin is yelling at [[Tom Pareless]] in practice:<ref>The All-Pro, p. 129</ref>
 
* Quentin is yelling at [[Tom Pareless]] in practice:<ref>The All-Pro, p. 129</ref>
 
<pre>Tom straightened, hands on hips, eyes scrunched. “My ankle ... killing me. I’m ... trying ... Q.”
 
<pre>Tom straightened, hands on hips, eyes scrunched. “My ankle ... killing me. I’m ... trying ... Q.”
 
“There is no try!” Quentin screamed at the entire team.</pre>
 
“There is no try!” Quentin screamed at the entire team.</pre>
 
:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XsuY3qzDfY scene] in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' where Yoda is counseling Luke.
 
:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XsuY3qzDfY scene] in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' where Yoda is counseling Luke.
* After the sentient dolphins successfully sued for their independence, they were released to the ocean:<ref>The All-Pro, p.num</ref>
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* After the sentient dolphins successfully sued for their independence, they were released to the ocean:<ref>The All-Pro, p. 295</ref>
 
<pre>Dewey swam back only long enough to utter the famous words,  
 
<pre>Dewey swam back only long enough to utter the famous words,  
 
“So long and thanks for all the fish,” and then the three weren’t heard from for another two years.</pre>
 
“So long and thanks for all the fish,” and then the three weren’t heard from for another two years.</pre>
 
:This is a quote from the ''Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'', and is the last words the dolphins say before they leave the doomed planet Earth.
 
:This is a quote from the ''Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'', and is the last words the dolphins say before they leave the doomed planet Earth.
 +
* [[Tarat the Smasher]] tells [[Akbar Smith|Akbar]],<ref>The All-Pro, p. 384</ref>
 +
<pre>"Akbar, you are starting to make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."</pre>
 +
:This is a nod to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHSxQ2RRD9o&t=13s line] by David Banner in ''The Incredible Hulk'' TV show.
 +
* After Quentin shoots and destroys a pirate ship:<ref>The All-Pro, p. 543</ref>
 +
<pre>"I got him!" Quentin said. "I got him!"
 +
"Great, Quentin," Virak said. "Do not grow overconfident."</pre>
 +
:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0nyOyrprIs scene] in ''Star Wars'' when Luke shoots a TIE fighter and has pretty much the same conversation with Han.
  
 
Excerpt From: Scott Sigler. “The All-Pro.” iBooks.  
 
Excerpt From: Scott Sigler. “The All-Pro.” iBooks.  
 
===[[The MVP]]===
 
===[[The MVP]]===
* The [[Prawatt]] play [[The Game]], which is an on-ground version of Quidditch, from the Harry Potter books.
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* When the Prawatt starship captain [[Cormorant Bumberpuff]] first introduces himself, [[Kate Cheevers|Captain Kate]] is incredulous:<ref>The MVP, p. 13</ref>
* After Quentin answers, "No, I'm not!" to a [[Sklorno]] priestess who asks him is he is their Godling. [[Donald Pine|Don Pine]] pulls Quentin aside and says:<ref>The MVP, p.num</ref>
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<pre>"When someone asks you if you are a godling, you say YES."</pre>
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:This is a reference to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6LD6ITN2dk scene] in ''Ghostbusters''.
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* [[Virak the Mean|Virak]] says to [[Choto the Bright|Choto]]:<ref>The MVP, p.num</ref>
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<pre>"I despise these primitive screw heads."</pre>
+
:"Primitive screwheads" is a phrase from ''Army of Darkness'', though the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb3FebBrSgc actual] phrasing is a little different.
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* When Quentin Barnes sees [[Jeanine Carbonaro]] dressed as a [[Buddha City Station]] trooper:<ref>The MVP, p.num</ref>
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<pre>Quentin smiled at her. "Aren't you a little small to be a Green?"</pre>
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:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXn8-meSd8g scene] in ''Star Wars'' when Leia first sees Luke dressed as a stormtrooper.
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* When the Prawatt starship captain [[Cormorant Bumberpuff]] first introduces himself, [[Kate Cheevers|Captain Kate]] is incredulous:<ref>The MVP, p.num</ref>
+
 
<pre>“No military in, like, the entire galaxy would ever send a ship captain to board another vessel.  
 
<pre>“No military in, like, the entire galaxy would ever send a ship captain to board another vessel.  
 
That would be as dumb as, I don’t know, sending a ship captain down to the surface of an unknown planet or something.”</pre>
 
That would be as dumb as, I don’t know, sending a ship captain down to the surface of an unknown planet or something.”</pre>
 
:This basically pokes fun of how often Captain Kirk was a part of the [https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/129038/when-and-why-did-policies-concerning-captains-and-away-teams-change away team] in the original ''Star Trek'' series.
 
:This basically pokes fun of how often Captain Kirk was a part of the [https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/129038/when-and-why-did-policies-concerning-captains-and-away-teams-change away team] in the original ''Star Trek'' series.
* When Petra asks Quentin to speak to the Sklorno on her behalf, he asks for some reciprocation. Petra asks if that means she'll owe him a favor:<ref>The MVP, p.num</ref>
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* The [[Prawatt]] play [[The Game]], which is an on-ground version of Quidditch, from the Harry Potter books.
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* When Petra asks Quentin to speak to the Sklorno on her behalf, he asks for some reciprocation. Petra asks if that means she'll owe him a favor:<ref>The MVP, p. 90</ref>
 
<pre>“That day may never come, but yes. I haven’t agreed to help you, but if I choose to do what you ask, then you will owe me.”</pre>
 
<pre>“That day may never come, but yes. I haven’t agreed to help you, but if I choose to do what you ask, then you will owe me.”</pre>
 
:This is very reminiscent of a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTtpWgrhS78 scene] in ''The Godfather''.
 
:This is very reminiscent of a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTtpWgrhS78 scene] in ''The Godfather''.
* [[Tom Skivvers]], in a live broadcast from the border between the Sklorno Dynasty and the Prawtt Jihad, refers to the amassed sklorno armada as:<ref>The MVP, p.num</ref>
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* After Quentin answers, "No, I'm not!" to a [[Sklorno]] priestess who asks him is he is their Godling. [[Donald Pine|Don Pine]] pulls Quentin aside and says:<ref>The MVP, p. 105</ref>
 +
<pre>"When someone asks you if you are a godling, you say YES."</pre>
 +
:This is a reference to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6LD6ITN2dk scene] in ''Ghostbusters''.
 +
* [[Tom Skivvers]], in a live broadcast from the border between the Sklorno Dynasty and the Prawtt Jihad, refers to the amassed sklorno armada as:<ref>The MVP, p. 108</ref>
 
<pre>"...the rag-tag, fugitive fleet of the Sklorno..."</pre>
 
<pre>"...the rag-tag, fugitive fleet of the Sklorno..."</pre>
 
:This is a reference to the closing narrative of the 1978 ''Battlestar Galactica'' TV show:
 
:This is a reference to the closing narrative of the 1978 ''Battlestar Galactica'' TV show:
<pre>"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica,  
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<pre>"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest...a shining planet known as Earth."</pre>
leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest...
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* [[Virak the Mean|Virak]] says to [[Choto the Bright|Choto]]:<ref>The MVP, p. 330</ref>
a shining planet known as Earth."</pre>
+
<pre>"I despise these primitive screwheads."</pre>
 +
:"Primitive screwheads" is a phrase from ''Army of Darkness'', though the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb3FebBrSgc actual] phrasing is a little different.
 +
* When Quentin Barnes sees [[Jeanine Carbonaro]] dressed as a [[Buddha City Station]] trooper:<ref>The MVP, p. 346</ref>
 +
<pre>Quentin smiled at her. "Aren't you a little small to be a Green?"</pre>
 +
:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXn8-meSd8g scene] in ''Star Wars'' when Leia first sees Luke dressed as a stormtrooper.
  
  
 
===[[The Champion]]===
 
===[[The Champion]]===
* The bar where Quentin and the others ended their pub crawl around Neptune is called ''Kessell's Run''.<ref>The Champion, p.num</ref> This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmyvFEkJSE4 scene] in ''Star Wars'' when Han is incredulous that Ben and Luke have never heard of the Millennium Falcon.
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* During a press conference, Quentin observes how [[Creterakian]] reporter [[Kinizzle]] is dressed:<ref>The Champion, p. 313</ref>
* [[Paul Preston | Paul "Bandit" Preston]] is killed in the attack on [[Bord]].<ref>The Champion, p.num</ref>
+
<pre>“Paulisdead Paulisdead Paulisdead,” Denver said, her tone sad for once.</pre>
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:This is a reference to the ''Paul is Dead'' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead hoax] about The Beatles' Paul McCartney in 1969.
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* Quentin winds up on the cover of ''Madden 2686'', then by season's end falls victim to the [http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/madden-nfl-curse-cover-athlete-ranked-least-most-seasons-2018-051217 Madden Curse].
+
* During a press conference, Quentin observes how [[Creterakian]] reporter [[Kinizzle]] is dressed:<ref>The Champion, p.num</ref>
+
 
<pre>Quentin saw a Creterakian dressed in a black bodysuit with bright images of bouncing cherries moving on it.  
 
<pre>Quentin saw a Creterakian dressed in a black bodysuit with bright images of bouncing cherries moving on it.  
 
The cherries were being chased by what looked like a yellow pie missing one slice, except the slice opened and closed  
 
The cherries were being chased by what looked like a yellow pie missing one slice, except the slice opened and closed  
 
like it was the pie’s mouth.</pre>
 
like it was the pie’s mouth.</pre>
 
:This is a description of the 1980s arcade game [https://pacman-e281c.firebaseapp.com ''Pac-Man''].
 
:This is a description of the 1980s arcade game [https://pacman-e281c.firebaseapp.com ''Pac-Man''].
 +
* The bar where Quentin and the others ended their pub crawl around Neptune is called ''Kessell's Run''.<ref>The Champion, p. 365</ref> This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmyvFEkJSE4 scene] in ''Star Wars'' when Han is incredulous that Ben and Luke have never heard of the Millennium Falcon.
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* [[Paul Preston | Paul "Bandit" Preston]] is killed in the attack on [[Bord]].<ref>The Champion, p. 398</ref>
 +
<pre>“Paulisdead Paulisdead Paulisdead,” Denver said, her tone sad for once.</pre>
 +
:This is a reference to the ''Paul is Dead'' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead hoax] about The Beatles' Paul McCartney in 1969.
 +
* Quentin winds up on the cover of ''Madden 2686'', then by season's end falls victim to the [http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/madden-nfl-curse-cover-athlete-ranked-least-most-seasons-2018-051217 Madden Curse].
  
 
===Contagious===
 
===Contagious===
* [[Dew Phillips]] cant keep up with [[Perry Dawsey]]:<ref>Contagious, p.num</ref>
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* [[Dew Phillips]] cant keep up with [[Perry Dawsey]]:<ref>Contagious, p. 261</ref>
 
<pre>Dew stopped and put his hand on his hips. He was too old for this crap.</pre>
 
<pre>Dew stopped and put his hand on his hips. He was too old for this crap.</pre>
 
:This is a reference to the ''Lethal Weapon'' franchise, in which Sergeant Roger Murtaugh [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q37xJtuQ24w repeatedly expresses] similar age-related laments.
 
:This is a reference to the ''Lethal Weapon'' franchise, in which Sergeant Roger Murtaugh [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q37xJtuQ24w repeatedly expresses] similar age-related laments.
* When [[Charlie Ogden|Colonel Ogden]] is attacked by his own men:<ref>Contagious, p.num</ref>
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* When [[Charlie Ogden|Colonel Ogden]] is attacked by his own men:<ref>Contagious, p. 277</ref>
 
<pre>“Sir, yes sir!” Climer said. “I want you to get your mind right, sir!”</pre>
 
<pre>“Sir, yes sir!” Climer said. “I want you to get your mind right, sir!”</pre>
 
:This is a nod to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y28pFJqDkkU scene] in ''Cool Hand Luke''.
 
:This is a nod to a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y28pFJqDkkU scene] in ''Cool Hand Luke''.
  
 
===[[Pandemic]]===
 
===[[Pandemic]]===
* [[Clarence Otto]] says:<ref>Pandemic, p.num</ref>
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* [[Clarence Otto]] says:<ref>Pandemic, p. 572</ref>
 
<pre>“Everybody out!” he screamed as he stumbled around to the other side. “Move, move! Get to the chopper!”</pre>
 
<pre>“Everybody out!” he screamed as he stumbled around to the other side. “Move, move! Get to the chopper!”</pre>
 
:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk scene] in ''Predator'' where Arnie calmly advises someone to get aboard the helicopter.
 
:This is a reference to the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk scene] in ''Predator'' where Arnie calmly advises someone to get aboard the helicopter.
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==References==
 
==References==
(hardcover, unless otherwise noted)
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(hardcover, unless otherwise noted; ebook page numbers are approximate)
 
<references />
 
<references />

Revision as of 20:15, 16 July 2017

Scott Sigler likes to put references to pop culture into his books.

Novels

The Rookie

The Starter

Ju laughed. “Practice? What are we talkin’ about, man... practice? 
Not a game, not a game... we talkin’ about practice? I save it for the games, Q.”
This references a press conference held by NBA star Allen Iverson in which he states much the same thing.

The All-Pro

Tom straightened, hands on hips, eyes scrunched. “My ankle ... killing me. I’m ... trying ... Q.”
“There is no try!” Quentin screamed at the entire team.
This is a reference to the scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Yoda is counseling Luke.
  • After the sentient dolphins successfully sued for their independence, they were released to the ocean:[3]
Dewey swam back only long enough to utter the famous words, 
“So long and thanks for all the fish,” and then the three weren’t heard from for another two years.
This is a quote from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and is the last words the dolphins say before they leave the doomed planet Earth.
"Akbar, you are starting to make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."
This is a nod to a line by David Banner in The Incredible Hulk TV show.
  • After Quentin shoots and destroys a pirate ship:[5]
"I got him!" Quentin said. "I got him!"
"Great, Quentin," Virak said. "Do not grow overconfident."
This is a reference to the scene in Star Wars when Luke shoots a TIE fighter and has pretty much the same conversation with Han.

Excerpt From: Scott Sigler. “The All-Pro.” iBooks.

The MVP

“No military in, like, the entire galaxy would ever send a ship captain to board another vessel. 
That would be as dumb as, I don’t know, sending a ship captain down to the surface of an unknown planet or something.”
This basically pokes fun of how often Captain Kirk was a part of the away team in the original Star Trek series.
  • The Prawatt play The Game, which is an on-ground version of Quidditch, from the Harry Potter books.
  • When Petra asks Quentin to speak to the Sklorno on her behalf, he asks for some reciprocation. Petra asks if that means she'll owe him a favor:[7]
“That day may never come, but yes. I haven’t agreed to help you, but if I choose to do what you ask, then you will owe me.”
This is very reminiscent of a scene in The Godfather.
  • After Quentin answers, "No, I'm not!" to a Sklorno priestess who asks him is he is their Godling. Don Pine pulls Quentin aside and says:[8]
"When someone asks you if you are a godling, you say YES."
This is a reference to a scene in Ghostbusters.
  • Tom Skivvers, in a live broadcast from the border between the Sklorno Dynasty and the Prawtt Jihad, refers to the amassed sklorno armada as:[9]
"...the rag-tag, fugitive fleet of the Sklorno..."
This is a reference to the closing narrative of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV show:
"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest...a shining planet known as Earth."
"I despise these primitive screwheads."
"Primitive screwheads" is a phrase from Army of Darkness, though the actual phrasing is a little different.
Quentin smiled at her. "Aren't you a little small to be a Green?"
This is a reference to the scene in Star Wars when Leia first sees Luke dressed as a stormtrooper.


The Champion

Quentin saw a Creterakian dressed in a black bodysuit with bright images of bouncing cherries moving on it. 
The cherries were being chased by what looked like a yellow pie missing one slice, except the slice opened and closed 
like it was the pie’s mouth.
This is a description of the 1980s arcade game Pac-Man.
  • The bar where Quentin and the others ended their pub crawl around Neptune is called Kessell's Run.[13] This is a reference to the scene in Star Wars when Han is incredulous that Ben and Luke have never heard of the Millennium Falcon.
  • Paul "Bandit" Preston is killed in the attack on Bord.[14]
“Paulisdead Paulisdead Paulisdead,” Denver said, her tone sad for once.
This is a reference to the Paul is Dead hoax about The Beatles' Paul McCartney in 1969.
  • Quentin winds up on the cover of Madden 2686, then by season's end falls victim to the Madden Curse.

Contagious

Dew stopped and put his hand on his hips. He was too old for this crap.
This is a reference to the Lethal Weapon franchise, in which Sergeant Roger Murtaugh repeatedly expresses similar age-related laments.
“Sir, yes sir!” Climer said. “I want you to get your mind right, sir!”
This is a nod to a scene in Cool Hand Luke.

Pandemic

“Everybody out!” he screamed as he stumbled around to the other side. “Move, move! Get to the chopper!”
This is a reference to the scene in Predator where Arnie calmly advises someone to get aboard the helicopter.

Novellas

The Reporter

Yolanda again looked right — no way out — and then left — no way out there, either. She had only seconds.
“Follow me if you want to live,” she said.
This is a reference to the Terminator franchise. Like Star Wars' I've got a bad feeling about this, the phrase appears in multiple Terminator movies.
  • Turon the Ugly is holding a welder aloft, threatening to burn Yolanda Davenport to get information out of her.[19]
“You don’t need that,” she said. “I’ll tell you everything.”
“I know you will.” He walked out from behind the desk, the flame still hissing from the welder.
He walked closer.
She pulled harder, as hard as she could, but it was no use. The trembling increased. They were going to burn her?
This is a reference to the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark (from 1:57 to 2:12), between Marion Ravenwood and Toht.

References

(hardcover, unless otherwise noted; ebook page numbers are approximate)

  1. The Starter, p. 377
  2. The All-Pro, p. 129
  3. The All-Pro, p. 295
  4. The All-Pro, p. 384
  5. The All-Pro, p. 543
  6. The MVP, p. 13
  7. The MVP, p. 90
  8. The MVP, p. 105
  9. The MVP, p. 108
  10. The MVP, p. 330
  11. The MVP, p. 346
  12. The Champion, p. 313
  13. The Champion, p. 365
  14. The Champion, p. 398
  15. Contagious, p. 261
  16. Contagious, p. 277
  17. Pandemic, p. 572
  18. The Reporter, iBooks p.231
  19. The Reporter, iBooks p.116-117