"Private Iron" (itself a pun on 'Private Ryan') has the following boot script at the start of the show. COMMAND.COM LOAD BIOS AXE ON/AXE OFF FRIED GOLD 75% (an in joke) ORAC: SET (From portable computer from Blake's 7 (1978)) ZEN: CHECK (The ships computer from Blake's 7 (1978)) 7 ZARK 7: ON (The robot from Battle of the Planets (1978)) TO ROM I.O. CONTROLLER.FAT COMSPEC.EXE BERTHA.DAT (References to two children's television programmes - Bertha (1985) and _"Thomas the Tank Engine" (1984)_) LOG CROSSOVER CHOCKABLOCK - ACTIV (From the children's television series Chockablock (1981)) PARITY SET MEMORY SET SYSTEM STATUS OK.
Mark Morriss, lead singer of British indie band The Bluetones, can be seen at the end of the episode when the characters are all in the pub. The Bluetones' music features in several episodes of Spaced.