Razzle Dazzle has more references to pop culture than it seems possible. Here's where to place the ones you spot:

Dustin Redford may be a reference to two actors, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, who starred together in All the President's Men, a movie about the Watergate break-in.

The ending of The Horror at Grover's Mill comes straight out of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Except for the twist.

Plan Nine from Outer Space was a bad science fiction film. So were the other titles in that couple of sentences. When Worlds Collide! I Married A Monster From Outer Space! The Thing From Another World! The Battle Beyond The Stars! The Menace From Outer Space! There's also a Plan Nine from Bell Labs that was an attempt to take over the operating system business -- which didn't succeed. Even the vignette title Vanguard from the Forbidden Planet has one (and maybe two) movie references in it.

The Mystery of the Mansion on the Moor is a thinly veiled reference to Scooby-Doo.

The Coming of the Vril is a real novel (1871) by Lord Bulwar Lytton, published a couple of years before he died. He's credited with inventing a lot of things.

Sky Hawkins is a reference to Sky King, a radio series of the 1940s and 1950s, as well as several other characters, possibly including The Rocketeer.

Doc Wilde, of course, is a reference to Doc Savage. Some of his descendents, in particular the Wilde Boys, may be references to either the Hardy Boys or the Heterodyne Boys.

When discussing mad scientists, a key Adam Savage/Mythbusters reference: I reject your reality and substitute my own.

Professor Gernsbeck. Possibly a reference to Hugo Gernsback, for whom the Hugo Award is named, an early editor/publisher in the Pulp Magazine field, who published the first Science Fiction pulps.

In the "Vanguard from the Forbidden Planet" piece in chapter 2, the McGuffin the villain is going for ("Illudium Q-36" and "Explosive Space Modulator") is a reference to Marvin the Martian's device intended to destroy Earth to afford a better view of Venus. Jim Corbett is a reference to Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, an early 50s TV serial. Radar Men from the Moon was a 1950s sci-fi film serial produced by Republic Films, and the Lydecker kiln is a nod to the Lydecker brothers who did the miniature effects on the serial. The "Sky Marshall of the Universe" title is a nod to the title of the follow-up to to Radar Men from the Moon, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe.

Professor Quartermane may be a shout-out to Allan Quartermain of H. Rider Haggard fame. The character is, however, a rather obvious clone of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character of Professor Challenger.

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