- In 2019, KFC released a series of hilarious commercials featuring a character, in reference to the character of RoboCop, named Colonel RoboCop. Among the most famous of these commercials was of a family watching this film in their living room when Colonel RoboCop shows up and scare the family into eating the product when the family tried to ignore him. Peter Weller himself provided the voice for Colonel RoboCop.
- In 1988, brake and muffler shop Meineke used a RoboCop-like customer in a commercial. For legal reasons, the armor was completely orange in color, whereas everything else, even the voice, was similar.
- Kurtwood Smith played the Federation President in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), and also appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Things Past (1996)(#5.8) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: Lower Decks: Veritas (2020), Star Trek: Voyager: Year Of Hell (1997) & Star Trek: Voyager: Year Of Hell, Part II (1997).
- Ronny Cox appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
- Ray Wise appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation: Who Watches The Watchers (1989)(#3.4) and Star Trek: Voyager: Hope And Fear (1998)(#4.26)
- Miguel Ferrer played a helmsman in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
- Robert DoQui appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Things Past (1996)(#5.8]
- Peter Weller appeared on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
- Robocop at the beginning reads his "prime directives" which is very often used in Star Trek: It's the foremost law that forbids interfering with other cultures.
- The sequence where Murphy and Lewis are chasing a van used by Boddicker and his gang after a robbery, including the moment where one of the gang members, Bobby, lands on the windshield of the cop car. Hellman also shot more dialogue between Murphy and Lewis.
- The scene where Murphy/RoboCop goes to his old house and the memory vision of Murphy's wife and son, Ellen and Jimmy, waving as the camera retreats.
- Though a fraction of it made it into the final film, the scenes where Murphy/RoboCop is driving at dusk were shot by Hellman.
- Both films show the main character working for a government agency.
- Both films show the wrongful, violent, and excruciating death of the main character.
- Both films show that the main character's death robbed him of his family and normal life.
- Both films show the main character eventually seeking revenge for his death.
- Both films show the rampant city corruption that the main character must contend with.
- Both films show the advancement of technology that serves a huge purpose for the entire story.