In the book the chinese ship tsien lands on europa and is sunk by a plant like creature that crowls on the surface attracted by light and breaks the ice with its weight.
Sheila the Tank asks, "Will I dream?"
Ryan is dazed and floats in a fetal position, after boarding the Russian station.With umbilical cables drifting past, she briefly resembles the Star Child in the film-as well as the reference to a Soviet, cosmonaut crew.
This film is referenced by name.
"Something is going to happen... something WONDERFUL!"
The goal of the project that Sam is working on is to transform Jupiter into a star, like what happens in the end of 2010.
"I wonder, will I dream?" said
VHS visible in video store
This title is referenced.
"Will I dream?" quote from Sheila echoes HAL from "2010"
Harvey (Scorpius) is lying in bed just like Dave did.
The player eventually receives a pager message that says "My God... it's full of stars..."
Featured on back cover of magazine read by Barney.
Video box art seen at video store in the film.
A poster is visible in Scotty's bedroom.
still frames in the prologue
many excerpts shown
"My god, it's full of ads" parodies the line "My god, it's full of stars" from this sequel to 2001.
Skeets paraphrases David Bowman's exclaimation, "My God! It's full of stars!"
The theme "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Eng. "Thus Spake Zarathustra") appears in the beginning of the movie when Itchy and Scratchy go to The Moon.