Space Quest Easter Egg
- In early versions of the game, type "ken" on the first screen of the game. Ken Williams will appear, complaining how
the game was behind schedule. This has been eliminated in later versions (guess Ken Williams found out about it).
- When you press the "don't touch" button in the escape pod, you'll wind up in King's Quest 1.
- When you talk to one of the guards at the Deltaur, he will eventually ask you if you've played King's Quest. (Note: answering yes gets you points.)
- If you type in "scott" or "scott murphy", Scott Murphy will ask you to drop him a line at Sierra OnLine and tell him if you liked the game.
- Walk behind Droids-B-Us and type "take leak". You get one of three messages. Sorry, no graphic! You can also get 5 buckazoids.
- The Blues Brothers, ZZ-top and Madonna appear in the bar at Ulence Flats. (Madonna's not in the original).
- Droids-B-Us is a parody of Toys-R-Us.
- The triple-breasted hooker from Eroticon VI (reference to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) is sitting at the bar at Ulence Flats.
- When leaving Ulence Flats, the time pod from SQ4 pops up.
- The droid in the Deltaur's armory is Marvin, the ever-popular superintelligent paranoid android from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- The Warbird from Star Trek appears in the intro and when you choose the wrong coordinates for your ship three times.
- The closet door in the Arcade shuttle bay entrance bears the logo of a sword through a planet - used by the Alternate Federation in Star Trek: Mirror Mirror.
- When entering the hologram area on Kerona, the theme song starts out like the theme song from "2001: A Space Oddysey", but then changes into something different.
- When you press the "don't touch" button in the escape pod, you end up at Nottingham Castle, featured in "Conquests of Camelot".
- The storedroid working for Droids-B-Us is Robbie from "The Forbidden Planet".
- The nose of a Star Trek: TNG shuttle is sticking out from behind the bar.
- The Xenonian man that awards you with the Golden Mop at the end of the game is King Graham from the King's Quest series.
- At Ulence Flats, look at the mountains in the distance. YoWammy National Park is mentioned. This is a parody of Yosemite National Park.
- The Blues Brothers, ZZ-top and Madonna appear in the bar at Ulence Flats. (Madonna's not in the original).
- Droids-B-Us is a parody of Toys-R-Us. There's even a modified version of the Toys-R-Us giraffe in front of Droids-B-Us.
- The kissing alien in Vohaul's asteroid is the alien from Ripley Scott's "Alien".
- ED-201 from the RoboCop-movies can be seen in Vohaul's asteroid. He's the thing chasing you away from the escape pods - however, he has cleverly been re-labelled "Vohaul
- While playing, type CHEAT and press return. This brings you to an alternate "THE END" screen (as the one in SQ1) with 255 out of 250 points.
- A graffitti in Vohaul's toilet reads "King Graham cross dresses", in reference to King's Quest. Also mentioned are Al Lowe and Ken Williams.
- When Roger is caught in the hunters snare on Labion, he dreams he is Leisure Suit Larry.
- There's a small signature hiding in the introduction sequence. The pic where the droid is monitoring the escape pod - in the right lower corner, there's a signature reading
"Crowe" (as in graphic artist, Mark Crowe).
- In the programming cubicles at ScumSoft, there are two guys walking up and down with big whips. These are Ken Williams and Rick
Cavin, who was head of production at the time (information about Rick Cavin obtained from Troels Pleimert's SQ FAQ).
- Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Arnoid Annihilator android.
- When you first arrive to Monolith Burger, the USS Enterprise (from the original series) warps out of there.
- The Aluminum Mallard is a spoof on the Millenium Falcon from Star Wars.
- Ken Williams appears in the end sequence.
- There's a TIE fighter (from Star Wars) in the garbage ship. However, it's been renamed to a bow-tie fighter from the cologne wars (the original movie mentions the Clone
- Also in the garbage ship, the ship Jupiter 2 is from the old "Lost in Space" series.
- Fester has a postcard from Arrakis in his shop. Arrakis is the planet from the movie "Dune".
- The game's subtitle, "The Pirates of Pestulon", could be a twist of the musical "The Pirates of Penzance".
- ScumSoft is a parody on Microsoft, and Elmo Pug seems to bear a striking resemblance to Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates.
- At the Big and Tall store at the Galaxy Galleria, you can occasionally spot a guy rummaging around, occasionally pulling out a pair of red shorts. This is Bob Andrews,
former Sierra OnLine programmer.
- The games at the software store are all parodies of other games. Here's a list of the parodied games: "Boom" by Morrie Brianarty is a parody of "Loom"
by Brian Moriarty. "It came for Dessert" is a parody of "It came from the Desert". "Defender of the Crown Rib Roast" is a parody of "Defender
of the Crown". "Where in the World is Hymie Lipshitz (and who really cares)" is of course a parody on "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego". "Sim
Sim" from MaxThis is a parody on the Sim games from Maxis. "Cluck Egger" lets you design a chicken and fly it over barnyard scenery. This is a parody on the
flight simulator "Chuck Yeager".
- Leisure Suit Larry is mentioned on the recording in Xenon's sewer control room.
- When you're in the pterodactyl's nest on Estros, you can see something streak across the sky. This is in fact King Graham being carried by a condor (from King's Quest
- Luke Skywalker's little red speeder is disguised as the crashed hovercraft on the Xenon streets.
- The Quest for Glory theme music is occasionally played in the Software Store at the Galaxy Galleria, made out to sound like a PC internal speaker.
- Cedric, the owl from King's Quest 5 has an appearance in the Ms. Astro Chicken game at the Galaxy Galleria's Arcade.
- The trash can in the Galleria's Arcade is one of the agents from "Get Smart". Try talking to it, you'll see what I mean!
- During your visit to Ulence Flats, the Blues Brothers appear on stage at the bar, since they also appear in SQ1.
- There's a secret time code in the game that takes you to Ortega (SQ3). It's simple: type in the top row left to right, then type in the leftmost symbol in the second row.
- The robots in the SuperComputer are the Imperial ProBots from the Star Wars movies.
- In the Control room of the SuperComputer, two programs immediately come to mind: King's Quest and Leisure Suit Larry.
- The Latex Babes of Estros might be a parody of the Leather Goddesses of Phobos.
- If you smell the back of Droids-B-Us at Ulence Flats, the game says: "Smells like another lawsuit coming back to haunt the Two Guys from Andromeda". The reason??
Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe got sued by Toys-R-Us for putting Droids-B-Us in SQ1.
- When you first visit the Software Store at the Galaxy Galleria, the bouncer will tell you that the Two Geeks From Andromeda are in there, signing copies of their latest
- Worf from Star Trek is sitting in the academy's classroom. However, he has been renamed "Woof" and is described as the academy's ambu-jitsu champion.
- Elvis appears in the right half of the academy rotunda.
- Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi are fighting their famous lightsabre battle in the academy hallway.
- In the academy's landing bay, there's a skull fighter from SQ3.
- The guards in the rotunda are playing games on their consoles. Specifically, they're playing "Asteroids" and "Missile Command".
- In the Eureka's shuttle lab, there's a display above the teleporter. The computer is playing an old (REAL old) game called Pong on it.
- The moon visible through the academy's rotunda windows is described as "one of the nine moons of Nova", in reference to the Dynamix game Nova 9.
- The coordinates to Klorox are 90210 - the same as in that tv show.
- The Tasmanian devil is in one of the cages at Genetix (then again, it might be the Labion Terror Beast from SQ2).
- The Astro Chicken from Space Quest 3 has a quick appearance in the Eureka's pod bay. There's a row of lockers to the far left. Open the leftmost one and watch!
- The PacMan makes a quick appearance in the Goliath's ventilation system. On level 8, find the intersection where you can go in all four directions. Go left. Roger will
come back, followed by the PacMan.
- Both Flash Gordon and Albert Einstein are mentioned on the academy's grade machine. They both fail, too.
- The Millenium Falcon is disguised as the bridge simulator (check it out when Roger walks away from the sim).
- Patrick Stewart (who plays Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek) plays the mutated colonist at Klorox II.
- One of the ships in the academy's shuttle bay belongs to the Two Guys from Andromeda (Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe).
- The main theme song, played during the introduction sequence, was made out to be a spoof on the title song from Star Trek - The Original Series.
- The entire SpaceBar sequence is a spoof from Star Trek: TOS.
- Captain Quirk has a Dynamix coffee cup. It's visible when the Eureka intercepts the strange transmission.
- When Roger is taken to the Eureka, the game says that he has "undergone an extensive captain's training seminar on the planet Oakhurst". Oakhurst is, as we all
know, the seat of the Sierra On-Line HQ.
- When you die, if you click the mouse about an inch below the word Space on the top bar, you can see different death scenes.
- There's an imperial shuttle from Star Wars in the DeepShip's shuttle bay (along with the message: "Remember your parking space, Luke!").
- The alien from Scott Ripley's "Alien" pops up after Wriggley (pun intended) helps you restarting the stolen ship's engines.
- Laurel and Hardy are disguised as guard nanites near the entrance to Stellar's brain.
- A graffitti in the DeepShip 86's brig reads "Sarek lies!". Sarek is a character from Star Trek.
- ET is sitting in Boot Liquor on Polysorbate LX.
- Elvis sometimes pops up in 8-Rear.
- The Road Runner gets a mention in cyberspace - the unmistakeable bowl of "free bird seed" is sitting underneath a huge rock.
- 8-Rear (the DeepShip's lounge) is a spoof on 10-Forward, the lounge on the USS Enterprise.
- The Vulgar nervepinch is a spoof on the Vulcan nervegrip that Spock so often uses in Star Trek.
- Several elements from "Back to the Future" are mentioned on the Popular Tektronics CD in Nigel and Singent's apartment. Check under the section "Building
a time machine out of a DeLorean".
- Dorff mentions a planet called Daventry VIII (not sure about the number) when you're locked up in the brig. Daventry is the homeland of the characters in King's Quest.
- The Popular Tektronics CD in Nigel and Singent's apartment mentions an e-mag called "Mired", a spoof on "Wired".
- William Gibson and Isaac Asimov have been turned into drink choices at the Orion's Belt bar.
- Elton John appears during Magnum's transformation in the Shuttle Bay Entrance.
- Jurassic Park and Douglas Adams have been turned into wines behind the counter at Boot Liquor (although the names have been slightly changed).
- When using Dr. Beleauxs' communications system, the name Plodigy pops up. This is a spoof on Prodigy (the speed is also quite accurate).
- Elvis is a victim of a poster manipulation in Nigel and Singent's apartment.
- Talk to something in the alley outside the Orion's Belt (in the part of the alley you can't go into). You'll get two messages. One is from Star Trek, the other from 2001.
- When talking to the left door in the Ascend-O-Pad at Delta Burksilon V, you'll hear Cedric the Owl (from King's Quest 5) say "If you're going in there, Graham, I'm
staying out here" or "If you're staying out here, Graham, I'm going in there." (depends whether the door is open or closed).
- The games at the arcade are parodies of games or jokes. Here's a list: "Mixed Up Mother Theresa" - "Mixed up Mother Goose" by Roberta Williams. "Beat
the crap out of Urkel" - Urkel was the star of an old comedy. He would constantly play accordian and act all stupid and clumsy. "Disembowling for Dollars"
- "Bowling for Bucks" (a US game show). "MBA Toejam" - "NBA Jam" by Acclaim. "Secret Recipes of the Luftwaffe" - "Secret Weapons
of the Luftwaffe". "Stooge Fighter III" - "Street Fighter II". "More Dull Kombat II" - "Mortal Kombat II".
- During the introduction, Admiral Toolman throws Roger's underpants up into the air, and they turn into the DeepShip 86. This is a take-off of the intro from Stanley Kubric's
"2001: A Space Oddysey", in which a monkey throws a skeleton bone into the air which turns into a spaceship.
- Jebba the Hop is a spoof on the evil snail-guy, Jabba the Hutt, in the third (sixth) Star Wars movie.
- The Bjorn collective is a spoof on the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The name came from a Swedish tennis player, whose name is Bjorn Borg.
- Dr. Beleauxs' computer monitor is from Cyberdyne, the hightech company that invented the Skynet-chips in the Terminator movies.
- The opening sequence is kidding around with the movie JUDGE DREDD, in which Stallone is also stripped, although they didn't go as far out as in SQ6.
- Commander Kielbasa's scratching post, er, command center is capable of getting him to level six of "Super Nunzio World", a parody of Nintendo's "Super Mario
World". Also, a part of the console is actually a Gravis GamePad.
- The cyberspace receptionist is called Sys Inny - a name which, when pronounced "correctly", becomes a Windows system file, SYSTEM.INI.
- One of the building machines in cyberspace is a spoof on one of the weapons in DOOM. The yellow machine to the left is called a BFT-9000 Cyberearth mover - the seventh
weapon in DOOM is called a BFG-9000. Since BFG means "Big Frigging Gun", BFT probably means "Big Frigging Truck" or something similar.
- When talking to the brig replicator, Roger will say: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot," in reference to Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- The sequence where Roger is being chased by the gigantic gallstone in Stellar's digestive systems is a direct steal on the opening sequence in "Raiders of the Lost
- The sentence "Big Brother is watching you!", which appears on the scrolling board in the shuttlebay entrance, an often-used sentence in the book "1984".
- R2D2 from Star Wars has been reduced to a GenBlood blender in Fester's "Implants-N-Stuff".
- Ripley's ship from the movie "Alien" is the green ship in the bottom right corner.
- A Star Trek shuttle (with the unmistakeable 1701D insignia) is located in the middle of the left row.
- One of the random exit messages is "Aren't you glad your middle name isn't Lawrence?". This is a poke at the game designer Josh
Mandel. The reason? Josh's middle name is Lawrence.
- The "Abby Normal" brain in Fester's Implants-N-Stuff is from "Young Frankenstein".
- The endodroid is a mixture of the T-1000 Terminator from "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" and Roy Batty, who was the leader of the escaped Replicants in the movie
"Blade Runner". This becomes apparent when Roger freezes the endodroid and makes fun of the "Hasta la vista, baby!" phrase. He says "Frosta la keister,
- The Qodrac Mobile Photo Booth is a spoof on the Kodak Non-Mobile Photo Booth.
- Look at the Sectors command in the cyberspace office. Gary Owens (the narrator) says "You probably want us to say something corny, like 'Klingons in sector 2.8, Captain'",
in reference to Star Trek.
- Blaine Rohmer is obviously a spoof on the Blade Runners, from Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" movie.
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