So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish is the fourth book in the five-book series of The Hitchhiker’s Guild to the Galaxy. In this book Arthur Dent returns to Earth only to discover that Earth is interacted, however all the dolphins went missing.
- Rick and Morty Season 1 Episode 6
In the season 1 episode 6 of Rick and Morty, Rick destroyed the entire world by releasing a virus and turning everyone into monsters. At the very end of the episode Rick and Morty come to another dimension as a replacement of their original dimension. In the So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish, after Earth’s destruction the dolphins (which are actually super intelligent extraterrestrial beings) finds another Earth from an alternative dimension to replace the Earth where they were on.
The 2014 film Lucy by Scarlett Johansson talks about would happen if one fully exploits her brain. By unlocking different parts of the brain, what is now considered unnatural powers would come in place. The similar concepts are mentioned in the novel So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish as well, where one could fly into the sky by mastering utilizing part of the brain.
- Blade Runner
The Blade Runner series depicts a world where the robots are disposable, despite that they have self-awareness and high intelligence. This eventually leads a robot named Roy and few other’s rebellions. In the novel the So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish the robot Marvin hated the protagonist Arthur Dent for making him performing simple tasks like opening a door, and sending him back in time for so many times that itself is older than the universe. Another similarity between Marvin and Roy is that at the very end of both works, they both forgave the humans before they eventually die.
Interstellar was famous for all its concept about science, one of states that time would different on different planets, an hour on one planet means seven years on Earth. As Arthur traveled through space and time for over nine of his biological years, Earth has only passed a few months after his departure nine years ago.
- Star Wars prequel
Even though the main idea of entire Star Wars series is about galactically wars between the bright side and the dark side, there are still subtle clues and concepts that connects the two cultural work. One of the most obvious one is the space metropolises and interstellar interactions between different aliens. The Star Wars prequel gave the audience a brief idea of how the pre-war republic and other planets looks like. The description is similar towards the cities in So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish where planets rule by different civilizations know each other existence and have interactions.
- Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 2
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) SHIELD is an organization that tries to study paranormal activities and containing them from the public. During season two of Agents of SHIELD the agents encountered a new group of superhuman-the inhuman. SHIELD agents struggled to understand the inhuman’s power, while the inhumans fully understands the agents for they have been studying SHIELD for years. In the novel the So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish humans has been studying dolphins for decades, but completely not aware of the fact that dolphins are far more intelligent extraterritorial beings that has been studying humanity for centuries.