References to Star Control in other works

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Star Control II is referenced on multiple occasions in later works:

  • There exists a weapon named Wimbli's Trident in Toys for Bob's game The Horde.
  • In the Dark Avatar expansion to Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, the Drengin race has split into two factions/subraces: the genocidal Korath (a clear reference to the name Kohr-Ah), which desire the annihilation of all non-Drengin sentience, and the Krynn, which plead for the use of other races as slaves. This situation is extremely reminiscent of the one existing between the two Ur-Quan subraces.
  • The developers of Galactic Civilizations II have also confessed to have drawn their inspiration for the Dread Lords and Arnor races from the Precursors of Star Control II. [1]
  • Terran Battlecruisers in the game StarCraft look very similar to an Ur-Quan Dreadnought, possessing the "Yamato Gun" ability which closely resembles the Dreadnought's Fusion Blaster. [2]
  • It is believed by some (including Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III) that Babylon 5 borrowed some elements from the Star Control Universe.1
  • The creators of Strange Adventures in Infinite Space and its sequel, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, have confided that they drew their inspiration for the game from Star Control II.
See also: Influences and References

Notes and references

1From the 1998 IRC chat with Toys for Bob (Fwiffo is both Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III here):
<Manta> Fwiffo: Has anyone ever brought up parallels between Babylon 5 and Star Control?
<Fwiffo> Babylon 5 causes a certain amount of stomping around the office screaming.
<Fwiffo> Babylon 5 steals from us. We steal from known space.