Quest 1 Spoofs
and References EGA version
name of the planet Kerona is based upon the name of a Mexican beer
called "Corona", which was the favorite beverage of The
Two Guys back in 1986. And it's my favorite beer now, thanks to
my dear Space Quest friend Paul 'Xenon' Ibes. My roommate at the
Starcon Academy back in 1998. There's
also another reason, but that was too sophomoric for even Scott
you approach the Deltaur, the inside view of the ship with your
droid resembles the rebel attack on the Death Star from Star Wars.
They're both from 'Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy', that grand
Adams satire/comedy/many things.
weaponsdroid aboard the Deltaur is a ripoff of Marvin the Paranoid
Android from Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy. The weaponsdroid
is, just like Marvin, always depressed and saying the same stock
sort of lines.
name "Sarien" sounds a lot like "Arien". You
know, the blond ubermenschen from the Nazis.
reference to the Hitchhiker's Guide are the Sariens, who seem to
resemble Vogons quite closely.
Sarien Spider Droid is actually derived from the Imperial Scout
Droid from the Empire Strikes Back.
building of Tiny's Used Spaceships at Ulence Flats has a similar
design to Luke Skywalker's home on Tattoine.
mugger at Ulence Flats is one of the headhunters working for Jabba,
who tried to kill Han Solo in the Mos Eisley cantina in the first
Star Wars film.
can actually kiss the Sarien guard aboard the Deltaur, who happens
to be a King's Quest fan. Besides his mention of King's Quest 2,
which awards you bonus points, you can talk with him about King's
Quest 3. Yes, he just bought is for a mere 128.000 buckazoids at
Tiny's Holodisk Shop. Not to mention his favorite massacre was the
Great Daventry Rout. Turns out that Ken Williams (CEO of Sierra
at that time) programmed this into the game. Scott Murphy: "Kissing
the Sarien was all Ken Williams' doing as were the KQ2 references.
We let him do some programming and just because he runs the company
(not anymore -ed) he thinks he can do whatever he wants. Go figure."
movie from 1983 with Eddy Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis is called
"Trading Places". "Beek Security" is being mentioned
in the movie. It is some kind of security company. The Two Guys
used this as a spoof in SQ1 for the keycard description.
Quest 1 Spoofs
and References VGA version
only is the Droid-B-Us store still there, it even has a modified
version of the Toys-R-Us giraffe logo. In one of the many lawsuits
concerning the Space Quest series, Scott and Mark were sent to court
concerning their in-game spoof of Toys-R-Us (Droid-B-Us). They won
the lawsuit, but they needed to change Droids-R-Us into Droids-B-Us
in the EGA version. You might think they would have learned from
this and that they would be a little bit more careful in the future.
Not quite: years later the Two Guys even added a spoof of the official
logo to the Droids-B-Us store in the remake of Space Quest 1! Oddly
enough, they weren't sued again for that one. What's more, in Space
Quest 4 when you return to Ulence Flats a remark states: "Smells
like another lawsuit coming back to haunt the Two Guys from Andromeda."
entering the hologram's area of Kerona, the theme song starts out
like the song from "2001: A Space Odyssey". but then changes
into something different.