Nomad and V'ger are both man made probes that return to seek their creator
Richard shows off his blueprint for a Nomad replica.
The episode features a character called Professor Roykirk.
Episode's antagonists are the Malurians, who were mentioned by Nomad as being exterminated by it.
A model of the Nomad probe in can be seen in Mayweather's quarters
A clip from this episode is shown.
The destructive satellite and its origins parody this episode of Star Trek.
This episode is mentioned by Billy who says "You must sterilize!" St. Cloud has Nomad and there's an argument if it's a robot or not.