Starcraft Easter Egg - Fahrenheit 451 Reference

If you have read the book Fahrenheit 451 you know that the main book-burner's name is Guy Montag. In Starcraft the main firebat's name is Gui (a different version of Guy) Montag, need a light?

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Contributed By: Bob on 01-29-2000
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Special Requirements: starcraft game, knowledge of Ray Bradbury Books
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Tikki writes:
I don't know if this is an egg, but, did somebody noticed that the name "Artanis" inverted means "Sinatra"????? Coincidence? I don't think so...
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Bloop182 writes:
The hero Wraith, Tom Kazansky, is named after Val Kilmer's character in Top Gun, Lieutenant Tom "Iceman" Kazanski.
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Jonathan Tu writes:
That Hyperion/Wraith reference isn't really a reference at all. Plenty of SF/fantasy novels use wraiths (which are indeed a form of ghosts), and there are also plenty of references to Hyperion (starting with the original Greek references). And no, there was no Japanese leader in WWI named Mojo, as Darren pointed out. If there had been, Chris Claremont and the rest of the writers of X-Men would've used one of their patented time jumps and gone back to sue that Admiral's ass for copyright infringement. FYI: the voice of the science vessel belongs to Mr. Burns.
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DozenEggs writes:
Hmmm. Isn't Wraiths a ghost that foretells deaths? thats probably why its cloaks:)
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Frungi writes:
Actually, "yamato" is Japanese for "ancient Japan". It has nothing to do with the gun name, though. I emailed Blizzard about it a while ago, and they said it was something like an homage to some factors leading up to the development of StarCraft.
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sally writes:
artanis was the pseudonym sinatra used when he painted. got that little tidbit from the dick van dyke show.
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Frungi writes:
No one reads this anymore, but anyway... The Terran Battlecruiser's Yamato Gun is a reference to the space anime series Uchuu Senkan Yamato (Space Cruiser/Battleship Yamato), renamed Star Blazers in the U.S. release. It's pretty old. The Yamato (called the Argo in the U.S. version...) was actually the battleship Yamato used in the war, but remodeled with starship engines and a wave motion gun (Yamato Gun) and stuff.
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Darren Baker writes:
And Japan wasn't even involved in WWI.. It was WWII
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Darren Baker writes:
Actually, the Japanese Prime Minister and War minister's name was Hideki Tojo.
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The yamato gun is a reference to an anime series that contained a battleship that flew threw space called the yamato. I think here in Australia the series was actually called 'Battleship Yamato'... ironically enough!
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CBogel writes:
There are also a few other references.....Raynor's ship, the Hyperion-There is a book called Hyperion that has creatures called Wraiths in them-the wraiths are huge birds, pretty much. Also, Dugalle-he was the French leader during WWI. Tojo-I think that's a spoof of Mojo, a leader of WWI for Japan. I think there's a few more refrences as well....
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J writes:
a wraith is a demonic presence similar to zombie that is survives by either eating souls, flesh, brain, or blood, but in many myths it is used as a ghost or demon of death, so, we are both right
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Herr Rolfe writes:
Actually, Darren Baker's comment about the Japanese not being involved in WWI is incorrect. They were with the Allies; that's why they got to take a few German islands in the Pacific. Actually, my history teacher told us that the Japanese navy was escorting Allied convoys in the Mediterranean.
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War1ord writes:
FYI, the name Hyperion was also used in XCOM: Terror From The Deep. It was the name of the cruise ship that was sunk in the intro movie.
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Well, many heroes seem to refer to other things, same with Red Alert games I guess they were here to catch our attention
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