Bongo Drums Edit

Who is Macklin's love of bongo drums a reference to? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Asimov Edit

  • It is possible that Macklin was intended to be a substitute for science-fiction and science writer Isaac Asimov. Robots play a heavy role in Macklin's writing (Asimov was the creator of the "Three Laws of Robotics") and two of Macklin's stories, "Federation and Empire" and "Third Foundation" are exceptionally similar to the names of two of Asimov's stories, "Foundation and Empire" and "Second Foundation." "Me, Android" is also in obvious reference to "I, Robot", another Asimov tale. In addition, Macklin receives a contract from Gnome Press, the same publishing house that first published Asimov's Foundation novels. There is also a strong physical resemblance between Macklin and the young Asimov.

Possible - Needs source. — Morder (talk) 06:32, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

I copied over the citation from the ep page; I don't have the magazine but it sounds legit. It's backed up by (AOL chat, 1998).– Cleanse 01:45, December 4, 2009 (UTC)