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Komarov, the old Russian astronaut, is based on Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov, an Air Soviet Colonel who died inside the capsule Soyuz 1 when it crashed on Earth, due to an error in the parachute opening system.
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The first and only movie ever made with a sequence filmed in the Corta Atalaya depth, one of the biggest open cast mines in the world (1,200 m. long, 906 m. wide and 325 m. deep).
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The character of Felix Cadecq (played by 'Manuel Solàs') is a tribute to the real science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, and his lecture at the Sci-Fi Congress is based on the famous lecture K. Dick did in Metz (France), 1977.
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Alfonso Merelo, who plays the master of ceremonies at the science fiction conference is a science fiction conventions organizer in true life.
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Félix Cadecq's book titles The second lie and The time of Venus are related to Philip K. Dick's novels The Penultimate Truth and Martian Time-Slip.
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Tony and Néstor, the psychiatrist, mention quite a few times brainwashing, a mental control technique, frequently used by 20th Century totalitarian regimes and applied on numerous occasions (and, usually, in an illegal way) to the reprogramming for liberated patients of coercive sects.
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Tony shows Goknur an autographed picture of Jean-Luc Picard, captain in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, interpreted by the British actor Patrick Stewart.
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WARP factor is the unity for Curvature Speed used in the Star Trek's fictional world, where WARP 1 factor equals light speed and 9,975 WARP factor, means 902.519 times light speed. Supposedly, WARP 10 is unattainable, and that's the main argument between the Sci-Fi lovers at the DVD-Video store sequence.
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Tony's conversation with The Messenger about the invisible suit is a clear reference to Hans Christian Andersen's tale "The Emperor's New Clothes".
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Goknur, the Cappadocian, practices the dervishes' turning, characteristic in Mevlevis', or Whirling Turkish Dervishes, who use this physical method in order to get in trance and reach religious ecstasy.
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Tony's commentary about the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, developed by Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, refers to the known motor VASIMIR, invented by a homonym American astronaut and which was capable of surpassing current spacecrafts speed.
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On his second outer space trip, Tony sets ashore Io, one of the four biggest satellites of Jupiter. Io, gives name to one Zeus' lover in Greek mythology and to a mysterious alien character from PROXIMA, too.
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