So, around the same time as I embarked on my Fictional Initials project, I also started this, a post about Notable Numbers. My goal was to find a Notable Number which had some personal bearing in my life or in my pop culture appreciation, which could also be understood by others. I decided that my range limit to this would be from 1 to 10,000.
Of course, this is a ludicrous undertaking. While there were only 676 combinations in the Fictional Initials category, there are obviously 10,000 whole numbers from 1 to 10,000.
As a result, this post is one that I have continued to add to a lot more than the other. So far, I have entries for 451 of the 10,000, or 04.51% of the total.
And some of them are hardly notable, as you will see. Indeed, there is a disproportionate amount which come from whatever I happened to be watching recently (you can practically trace my recent viewership of Star Trek Voyager, for example). Nonetheless, they are mostly pop culture references of some sort, while others are related to other personal interests of mine.
Feel free to make suggestions!
1 – One right to rule them all! (Lord of the Rings)
2 – Two-Face, one of the best Batman villains ever, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
3 – The first Doctor Who anniversary special wa The Three Doctors. With the 50th anniversary in 2013, there were basically another three Doctors who had a celebration episode together.
4 – The Sign of Four, the second Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
5 – On Mission Impossible, there was always 5 seconds before the message self-destructed
6 – Number Six, the main character of The Prisoner, played by Patrick McGoohan. Runner up: Community and #sixseasonsandamovie
7 – Who else? James Bond, aka 007
8 – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension, a classic cult sci-fi action-comedy film from 1984.
9 – Plan 9 From Outer Space, an infamously bad sci fi “thriller” from 1959, by Ed Wood. Also District 9.
10 – Force 10 From Navarone, a military action film from 1978, starring Robert Shaw and Harrison Ford
11 – The character Eleven, from Stranger Things, played by Millie Bobby Brown.
12 – Twelve Monkeys, the dystopian time travel film by Terry Gilliam.
13 – So many! 13 Bannerman Road is where Sarah Jane Smith lived in The Sarah Jame Smith Adventures. Apollo 13 was a real space mission that they made a nifty movie out of, called Apollo 13. Moon 13 is where a lot of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 takes place. And Thirteen is the name of a good song by Big Star. Normally, I don’t do multiple examples, but here I just couldn’t pass them up.
14 – The age that human beings were “capped” in The White Mountains and its sequels, by John Christopher.
15 – How many years Khan was trapped on Ceti Alpha V in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
16 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus featured many a 16 tonne weight being dropped on people.
17 – In Mary Poppins, the Banks family lived at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.
18 – Apollo 18 is an album by They Might Be Giants
19 – In the musical Les Miserables (and maybe the book, I don’t know), Jean Valjean was in prison for 19 years.
20 – Max Headroom took place twenty minutes into the future.
21 – The movie Quiz Show is a fictionalized account of the scandal surrounding the game show Twenty-One
22 – In DC Comics’ New 52 continuity, Earth 22 was the world where the Kingdom Come characters were from.
23 – The network that Edison Carter of Max Headroom worked for
24 – 24, the hit TV series, of course. Also 24 Minutes, a series I made.
25 – Tamura was from twenty-five years in the future in the movie Summer Time Machine Blues.
26 – Frank Furillo’s badge number on Hill Street Blues
27 – In a series of novels by Jaspar Fforde, Thursday Next worked for Spec-Ops 27, a branch of the special police which focused on literary-based crimes.
28 – In Superman, the Movie, Jor-El refers to the 28 known galaxies. This is referred to again in the TV series Smallville and Supergirl
29 – The great comedy movie Some Like It Hot had a budget for $2.9 million.
30 – For most of its publishing history, the Legion of Super-Heroes took place in the 30th century.
31 – In the Star Trek franchise, Section 31 is a secretive “dark ops” section of Starfleet
32 – In the Star Trek Voyager episode Prey, Tom Paris talks about tracking a mouse down Jeffrey’s Tube 32.
33 – There were 33 episodes in the original run of Inspector Morse
34 – The number of miles to Seoul from the 4077th MASH, according to the sign in the middle of the compound.
35 – Costume designer Edith Head received 35 Oscar nominations over her career.
36 – 36 was the first in the list of mysterious numbers in Extremis, an of Doctor Who.
37 – In real life, William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. It was also the age that the Clockwork soldiers were waiting for Reinette to consider her to be fully ready, in the Doctor Who episode The Girl in the Fireplace.
38 – In the “Arrowverse”, Earth 38 was the world that Supergirl took place on.
39 – John Buchan wrote a well-regarded pulp novel called The 39 Steps, which was later made into several movies, one by Alfred Hitchcock.
40 – Usually, the Doctor’s TARDIS from Doctor Who was considered to be a Type 40 TARDIS.
41 – In Ben-Hur, Judah Ben-Hur’s prison number was 41.
42 – The answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything in The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
43 – In the miniseries The Langoliers, Craig Toomey had lost $43 million for his company by investing in stocks he knew to be worthless.
44 – In the famous Clint Eastwood movie, Dirty Harry’s gun is .44 Magnum. “…You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?”
45 – The lowest number on this list that I don’t have something for!
46 – The number of hours that Nedry’s devices is supposed to hold dinosaur embryos in Jurassic Park.
47 – The last two numbers of the true name of the title character in The Cat From Outer Space.
48 – Number 48 was a resident of the Village, a hippie-type who appeared in the final episode of The Prisoner, called Fallout.
49 – This was superstar pitcher Ron Guidry’s number with the New York Yankees
50 – Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover is the title of a famous Simon & Garfunkel song
51 – Lots of episodes of Doctor Who had connections with the 51st Century, including The Talens of Weng-Chiang, The Time of Angels, and more.
52 – The New 52 was a big marketing and publishing initiative of DC Comics. DC also had a successful weekly “real time” comic book series called 52.
53 – The Grinch had been unhappily putting up with the Who’s Christmas cheer for 53 years in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
54 – Mission: Impossible’s memorable theme song, by Lalo Schifrin, was originally written in an unusual 5/4 time signature.
56 – Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot lived at 56B Whitehaven Mansions
57 – Ripley was in stasis for 57 years between the first two Alien movies.
58 – Female assistant to Number 6 when he was running for the position of Number 2, and later Number 2 herself, in Free For All, an episode of The Prisoner.
59 – Simon & Garfunkel have a famous song called The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
63 – How many Rats of NIMH there were in the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien.
64 – In Community, Greendale Community College introduced the “No More Than 64” promise, which means students will never pay more than $64 per credit hour.
66 – Order 66 was the command for the clone troopers to turn against their Jedi allies in Revenge of the Sith
67 – This was the 6th number in the mysterious list of numbers from the Doctor Who episode Extremis.
71 – In the Star Trek Voyager episode Day of Honor, Tom and Torres ahd 71 millibars of oxygen left before they were rescued.
72 – XK-72 was a space research station where the crew of the Liberator sought medical help for Gan, whose limiter chip had malfunctioned.
73 – Raiders of the Lost Ark had 73 days of principle filming
74 – The Hunger Games novel and movie were focused on the 74th annual Hunger Games.
75 – It was supposed to take the Voyager 75 years to make their trip home to the Alpha Quadrant.
76 – 76 prisoners escaped in the initial jailbreak in The Great Escape.
78 – Neil and Del were driving 78 mph when they get pulled over in Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
82 – As old as Delmar will be when he gets out of prison in O Brother Where Art Thou?
85 – In the great movie, The Apartment, the rent for the apartment was $85 per month.
86 – Maxwell Smart’s code number with CONTROL, in Get Smart
88 – 88 keys on a piano
90 – P90, a real world gun commonly used and once described as a weapon designed to kill your enemy in Stargate SG-1.
94 – The number of ways that Tuvok knows how to kill someone without weapons, according to the Star Trek Voyager episode Meld
95 – Lightning McQueen’s racing number in Cars
97 – The number of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 missions that Mike Nelson participated in, according to the mission patches.
98 – The number on the car that Christian Bale’s Ken Miles is driving near the start of Ford v. Ferrari
99 – How many years Soga went back when he lost the remote control in Summer Time Machine Blues.
100 – The 100 Worlds was a interplanetary political conglomerate in the world of Ender’s Game and its sequels, by Orson Scott Card.
101 – In Community, the main characters were students in Spanish 101, and many other similar courses.
103 – The fifth number in the list of numbers in Extremis, an episode of Doctor Who
105 – The hut from which the tunnel “Tom” was being dug in The Great Escape.
106 – 106 mph is the top speed of the Batman Begins version of the batmobile
110 – Part of Janeway’s self destruct code in the Star Trek Voyager episode Dreadnought
111 – The number of mirrors in the time travel device in Time of the Daleks, a Big Finish audio dramas
112 – The bar Cheers from the TV series Cheers, was located at 112 1/2 Beacon St.
113 – A classic Easter Egg in many animated films, especially Pixar films, is “113A”, which apparently referred to a classroom at the California Institute of the Arts where many animators studied.
114 – In Dr. Strangelove, the damage to the fictional radio equipment, CRM 114, is what prevents the main bomber from receiving the recall command that would have changed the end of the film. There is a brief reference to this in Back to the Future on a piece of musical equipment as well.
115 – The individual who became Trevor Holden was Traveler #0115 on the TV series Travelers.
116 – Theta 116 VIII was a gas giant planet featured in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Royale. It was wear an unknown alien intelligence recreated a 20th century hotel-casino from a novel called The Hotel Royale for the only survivor of a space crash.
117 – In The Office, Jim Halperts sister’s address was 117 Vonburgen Street.
118 – PK-118 was a mining asteroid in the Blake’s Seven episode Voice from the Past
119 – Squad Car 119 was a recurring skit by Bob & Ray, the famous radio comedians.
121 – In Back to the Future, the car ran on 1.21 Gigawatts of electricity.
123 – The Taking of Pelham 123 is three separate films which tell the story of criminals hijacking a New York City subway car
124 – In the last episode of Star Trek Discovery’s season two, Spock talks to us from 124 days after the disappearance of the Discovery
125 – 125 West 9th Street was the apartment address in the classic suspense film Rear Window
126 – Section 126 of the Starfleet officer manual which deals with an enemy captor, according to the Star Trek Voyager episode Dreadnought.
127 – B127 is Bumblebee’s “real” name from Bumblebee and The Transformers
129 – Jerry Seinfeld address in Seinfeld was Apartment 5A, 129 West 81st Street, New York, New York
131 – A zeppelin, the LZ-131, known as the Luxembourg, was destroyed in the climax of the film The Rocketeer from 1991.
133 – Starbase 133 was where the Enterprise was heading to at the end of The Survivors, and also where they were docked in Remember Me.
134 – The number of days of the Cylon occupation of New Caprica as the third season of Battlestar Galactica begins.
135 – The impressive weightlessness scenes from Apollo 13 were filmed in a KC-135 airplane
137 – The address number for the New York boarding house in the 2019 version of Little Women
138 – The number of floors in the titular building in The Towering Inferno
140 – The number featured on the license plate of the Doctor’s scooter in The Idiot’s Lantern episode of Doctor Who
142 – Valkyrie’s scrapper number in Thor Ragnarok
143 – 143 pounds was the weight that Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers) apparently stayed at for most or all of his adult life, according to the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.
152 – Joe lives at 152 Riverside Drive in You’ve Got Mail, and calls himself NY152 in his online identity
153 – In The Emissary, an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise was delivering K’Ehleyr from Starbase 153 to the Boradis system.
159 – Joel’s address in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is 159 South Village in Rockville Centre, on Long Island.
162 – The building Ethan jumps onto in Mission: Impossible III is 162 meters high.
163 – Nina breaks Article 163 – Destruction of Private Property – in the first episode of the science fiction series Omniscient.
173 – Starbase 173 is mentioned in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds.
177 – Eastrail 177 is the train which derails in Unbreakable
180 – The Borg species number for the Ferengi
183 – At the time of writing (April 2, 2020), The Beatles are the best selling music artists in the USA, with 183 million certified units.
185 – Sonya Gomez was from Starbase 185 in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds.
189 – How many days ago the events of Epiphanies, an episode from the second season of Battlestar Galactica begins.
190 – Green Arrow wound up in an archery contest for which the prize was 190 pounds of silver, in Green Lantern #91 back in 1976.
195 – In the Persona episode of Smallville, the phone number of the mugger who murders Grant Gabriel is 555-0195.
198 – In the Doctor Who episode Kerblam!, Rule Number 198 at Kerblam is “Don’t drink any of the cleaning fluid,” which is – don’t drink any of the cleaning fluid.
200 – This is rough number of civilians being guarded by the 2nd Mass in Fallen Skies
208 – The Parr’s hotel room in Incredibles 2 is 208
209 – ED209 is a law enforcement droid in Robocop
212 – Die Hard refers to electrical grid #212.
213 – Barry Allen’s cell block number when he’s a prisoner in The Flash is A213
216 – In the Star Trek Voyager episode Extreme Risk, Torres engages in Holodeck programme #216.
218 – 218 Romulans warbirds show up the destroy the planet of artificial life forms in last episode of Picard
221 – Sherlock Holmes lives at 221B Baker Street.
223 – The room number for the war crimes department of the State Attorney General’s office that Peter Miller visits in The Odessa File.
225 – Niimi’s baseball number in Summer Time Machine Blues is 225.
226 – The taller building that Ethan Hunt swings from in Mission Impossible III is 226 meters high.
234 – In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Unification, Picard goes to Starbase 234 to search for Ambassador Spock.
237 – In the first episode of Supergirl, Kara saves flight #237.
240 – The classic comedy His Girl Friday, by Howard Hawkes, there are roughly 240 spoken words per minute.
243 – Billie Jean’s dad lives on 243 Prairie Lane Drive in Claremore, Oklahoma, in the Quantum Leap episode 8 /12 Months.
247 – The Legion of Super-Heroes debuted in Adventure Comics #247.
250 – In The Great Escape, the intended number of escapees is 250.
254 – The hospital room number that Starbuck is being held in in The Farm, an episode of Battlestar Galactica
257 – Rooms on the Voyager in Star Trek: Voyager.
259 – The number of miles to Tokyo from the 4077th MASH, according to the sign in the middle of the compound.
262 – Species # which the Borg assimilated that led them to pursue the Omega molecule, in the Voyager episode The Omega Directive.
263 – The number of times Janeway has altered course since embarking on the mission to the alpha quadrant, according to the Star Trek Voyager episode called The Voyager Conspiracy.
271 – The artifact number for the Doctor’s Mobile Emitter from Living Witness, and episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
272 – The number on the shoe repair ticket in The Avengers episode, Quick-Quick Slow Death.
285 – The number of Ferengi Rules of Acquisition.
286 – An unofficial Ferengi Rule of Acquisition: “When Morn leaves, it’s all over.” From the Deep Space Nine episode The House of Quark.
290 – In Air Force One, they speak of heading 290.
300 – The approximate population of the United Planets in Adventure Comics #366 is 300 billion
301 – In The Flintstones, the family live at 301 Cobblestone Way
302 – The F302 was a small space-worthy ship in Stargate SG-1
303 – Troy and Abed’s apartment number in Community is 303.
312 – CAB 312 is the license plate number of Rachel Davenport’s movie car in Action, an episode of Smallville.
314 – Mission Impossible (the 1996 movie) uses Job 314 as a code word–it turns out it has to do with the Bible verse.
316 – Perhaps the most famous verse in evangelical Christianity is John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
318 – The room number that Sam confronts Clint Beaumont in, in the Quantum Leap episode Miss Deep South.
320 – The Barones live at 320 Fowler Street in Lynbrook, New York on Everybody Loves Raymond.
333 – Weevil’s locker number from Veronica Mars
340 – Lacey’s Badge number in Cagney & Lacey
343 – The Sullivans lived at 343 42nd Street in Queens, in the movie Frequency
344 – 344 Clinton Street in Metropolis is often depicted as Clark Kent’s address
350 – The real life address for the Empire State Building is 350 5th Ave in New York City.
352 – It’s been 352 days since the end of Stranger Things 1 that Stranger Things 2 begins.
359 – Wolf 359 was the sight of the massive but one-sided showdown with the Borg in the Next Generation episode Best of Both Worlds.
363 – The real life Saturn V rockets were 363 meters long.
374 – L374 was a system of uninhabited planets destroyed in The Doomsday Machine, an episode of Star Trek.
380 – Cassie’s house number in Ant Man & the Wasp
381 – The last three of nine digits that Saru is seen entering into the transporter in the Star Trek Discovery episode The Sounds of Thunder.
400 – 400 Days, a pretty stupid movie.
401 – 401 mhz was the frequency that was used by George and Gracie the whales in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
404 – The first three of nine digits that Saru is seen entering into the transporter in the Star Trek Discovery episode The Sounds of Thunder.
405 – The bus number that was the focus for Season 4 of The Flash
408 – The Flight Number of a plane where Jimmy Olsen and Lucy Lane met each other while in disguise, in the story Jimmy Olsen’s Secret Love, reprinted in Superman Family #177.
415 – Carl Levitt’s badge number in Barney Miller.
417 – .417 was Bucky Dent’s hitting average in the 1978 world series
421 – “TK-421” was the stormtrooper guarding the Millennium Falcon in the original Star Wars
423 – The retroactive name given to the earth where the famous story Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow took place. The first part of the story appeared in Superman #423.
426 – LV-426 is the planetoid from Alien where the creature was picked up.
428 – The number of bio-hazardous situations that the Doctor and Nardole had whittled things down to when trying to figure out how the world was going to end in The Pyramid at the End of the World–an episode of Doctor Who.
437 – In Journey to Babel, an episode of the original Star Trek, Sarek was 102.437 years old.
443 – A number on a badge worn by Jojo Betzler in Jojo Rabbit
447 – A “fictional” planet from the Stargate SG-1 episode 200, where a zombie machine needs to be returned to
451 – Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 refers to the temperature that book paper burns at.
474 – The number of the Grunt in Sleep No More, an episode of Doctor Who.
494 – In the famous Great Darkness Saga from the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legion fly a Mark 494 cruiser.
500 – The Proclaimers have a popular song called 500 Miles
503 – In Smallville, Lana Lang Luthor used Model 503 , a clone of herself, to simulate her own death.
507 – In Death of the Doctor, an episode of The Sarah-Jane Adventures, the 11th Doctor claims he can change 507 times.
515 – Starbase 515 was where Captain Picard went to undergo a cardiac replacement in the Next Generation episode Evolution.
521 – In the Star Trek Voyager episode One Small Step, Spatial phenomenon 521 was a graviton ellipse.
523 – On Red Dwarf, the android Kryten’s full name was “Kryten 2X4B-523P”
525 – The first episode ever of Doctor Who started at 5:25 pm, a time that has been referenced in Easter Eggs more than once.
536 – The address of the house that Clark steals clothes from in Man of Steel
537 – Penny Lane’s New York hotel room number in Almost Famous
538 – The number that Riggsy’s tattoo is reading the first time we see it in the Doctor Who episode Face the Raven.
555 – A common fake prefix for American phone numbers in TV and movies, used so that real numbers won’t be accidentally used
558 – AR-558 was a barren planet that was the location of an intense battle in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode The Siege of AR-558.
563 – Reggie Jackson, aka Mr. October, hit a lifetime total of 563 home runs over his career.
601 – In the movie The Andromeda Strain, the computer error “601” occurs because of a system overload while trying simulate the disease’s growth and mutation. Apparently, this is a reference to the real-life computer overload error of “1202” (which is exactly double 601) which occurred on the LEM during the first lunar descent.
612 – In the filming of Apollo 13, the crew did 612 parabolic arcs on a KC-135 aircraft in order to simulate weightlessness.
614 – The hotel room that John Murdoch wakes up in Dark City
616 – In the Marvel comics universe, Earth-616 is the name of the main continuity universe
618 – Lana’s secret room in Cure a Season 7 episode of Smallville
621 – The secret room number in the Room Without A View episode of The Avengers
651 – Neelix 651 was a replicator listing for a bowl of pasta soup, according to Good Shepherd, an episode of Star Trek Voyager.
685 – In Travelers, the world is threatened by Asteroid 685
695 – There are 695 episodes of classic Doctor Who
707 – The apartment number in Shazam that Billy finds his mother living in.
712 – In the Doctor Who episode Before the Flood, the Doctor’s emergency hologram references Security Code 712 just before the TARDIS brings Bennett back to his “present”
714 – Joe Friday’s badge number in Dragnet
730 – The radio station from the Quantum Leap episode Good Morning, Peoria
739 – In Arthur Christmas, the sun will rise for the girl who has missed her present at 7:39 am
742 – The Simpsons live at 742 Evergreen Terrace in The Simpsons
763 – Christine Cagney’s badge number in Cagney and Lacey
768 – The number of types of washers that Dick makes in the What Price, Gloria? episode of Quantum Leap
772 – In the comic DC: New Frontier this was the flight number of the plane crash that the people who became the Challengers of the Unknown survived miraculously
786 – The Encom 786 is a light cycle significant to the TV series Tron Legacy
800 – The model number of the original Termintor model in The Terminator
804 – In the TV show Taxi, car #804 was the favorite cab for much of the Sunshine Cab employees
811 – Earth-811 was the designation for the alternate future seen in the Days of Future Past story in the X-Men.
815 – In Lost, Oceanic Flight 815 was the plane which went down before the first episodes
850 – $850 million was the selling price for the Rabbit’s Foot in Mission Impossible III
859 – A police car in Die Hard was car #859.
860 – The building number of the Kittredge’s in Six Degrees of Separation
861 – C.C. Baxter desk number at the start of The Apartment
888 – In the Stargate franchise, P3X-888 was the Go’ald homeworld.
890 – In the Avengers comics, the Avengers Mansion was located at 890 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
892 – The years the statis pod was asleep in Star Trek Voyager episode Dragon’s Teeth
899 – The planet that the Earth 2 TV series took place on was known as G899.
905 – The highest number on the list in the Extremis episode of Doctor Who that was also less than 10,000
909 – The flight number that Steve Martin was supposed to catch at the start of Planes, Trains and Automobiles
916 – In Smallville, Cloe gives Jimmy the phone number “555-0916” on a napkin
917 – In the original Star Trek episode Requiem for Methuselah, the Enterprise goes to the planet Holberg 917-G
932 – The number of years that Discovery jumps forward in time in the third season of Star Trek Discovery.
966 – In the movie Man of Steel, 966 is the number on a helicopter on an oil rig
985 – In Bridge of Spies, the FBI agents who come to arrest Rudolf Abel at the start have a government license plate with just the number 985 on it.
986 – 98.6 is a local radio station frequency at Greendale Community College on Community
1000 – According to the opening theme tune, Marshall, Will & Holly fell 1000 feet below to the Land of the Lost
1007 – On Batman: The Animated Series, Wayne Manor was located at 1007 Mountain Drive
1113 – On The Odd Couple, Felix Unger was kicked out of his house by his wife on November 13, or 11/13.
1124 – David Banner’s prisoner number in The Slam, an episode of The Incredible Hulk
1031 – The USS Discovery’s registration number is NCC-1031 on the series Star Trek Discovery
1056 – In the film Logan’s Run, 1056 runners had apparently been lost to Sanctuary
1078 – The number of days since Wells spoke to Gideon, as far as Gideon knows, in The Flash episode Null and Annoyed.
1116 – 11:16 is the time that the Chancellor showed up to dissuade Romney in The Twilight Zone episode The Obsolete Man.
1138 – THX 1138 was the name (or part of the name) of two films directed by George Lucas–one a short student film and one a feature. Within the film, it was the name of the main character. Later, in the Star Wars franchise the number 1138 has referred to many things, including the cell block that Luke, disguised as a stormtrooper, was allegedly taking Chewbacca to in the first movie.
1149 – Lenny Briscoe’s badge number from Law & Order.
1189 – The number of chapters in the traditionally canonical Bible.
1202 – A real life computer overload error which occurred on the LEM during the first moon landing. Exactly half of that number, 601, was used in The Andromeda Strain to refer to the computer error which occured when the system overloaded while trying to simulate the germ’s growth and mutation.
1263 and 1264 – Cam Mitchell and Daniel Jackson disagreed about whether there had been 1,263 or 1,264 Stargate missions in the history of the program, in the Stargate SG-1 episode 200.
1264 – See above
1312 – 1312.4 is the first Stardate ever mentioned in Star Trek
1322 – The number of times that Eva McCulloch has tried to escape the mirror dimension according the Flash episode, A Girl Named Sue
1373 – A shorthand for series creator Dan Harmon’s birthday, which is January 3, 1973, the number features in Abed’s life in Community–it’s his patient number in one episode, and a number on his spaceship in another.
1406 – The hotel room Ethan Hunt hid in in Shanghai in Mission Impossible III
1407 – The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning was located at1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, New York.
1428 – Grid sector of Mars that astronaut Mark Watney was investigating in the movie The Martian (the film), where the soil was a bit too rough to be of use for research purposes.
1429 – Grid sector of Mars that astronaut Mark Watney was investigating in the movie The Martian (the film), where the soil was a fine enough to be of use for research purposes.
1441 – AZ 1441 was Frank Morris’ cell number in Escape from Alcatraz
1489 – Galaxy 1489 was the location of the planet Urbanka in the Doctor Who serial Four to Doomsday, featuring the Fifth Doctor.
1494 – 1494 Lambda was Tuvok’s security clearance code as seen in the Voyager episode Meld.
1549 – The movie Sully is fictional portrayal of the incident with United Airways Flight 1549 and its emergency landing in the Hudson River.
1599 – The year that Julius Caesar was first performed according to the Doctor Who audio story, Time of the Daleks, featuring the 8th Doctor.
1600 – The highest score one can achieve on their SAT’s.
1610 – The designated parallel universe of the Ultimate Universe in Marvel Comics.
1634 – In The Untouchables from 1987, Jimmy Malone lived at 1634 Racine Avenue.
1640 – In Back to the Future, Doc Brown lives at 1640 Riverside Drive, Hill Valley, California.
1675 – In the Quantum Leap episode Jimmy, the dyslexic Blue was supposed to move batch #1675 with his forklift, but he moved batch #7516 instead.
1701 – In Star Trek, the starship Enterprise’s registry number was NCC-1701.
1717 – 1717 was the year that the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope was written. The poem featured strongly in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and is where the title comes from.
1725 – In the American version of The Office, Dunder-Mifflin was located at 1725 Slough Avenue.
1771 – In Season Four of The Flash, Cliff DeVoe at one point steels Alloy #1771 as part of his schemes.
1806 – Wally West’s house number when he moved to Santa Marta, California during Mark Waid’s run on The Flash
1815 – Year that the musical Les Miserables begins
1818 – The address number of Rocky’s apartment in the movie Rocky
1866 – The year that Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski was published.
1869 – The Unquiet Dead, an episode from the first season of the revived Doctor Who, takes place in that year.
1871 – The year Mr. Thatcher first met Charles Foster Kane according to his journal in Citizen Kane.
1920 – The number of pixels per line in Full HD video.
1927 – The year that Singin’ in the Rain takes place.
1929 – The first year the Academy Awards were held.
1936 – The year that St. Eligius was founded in the TV series St. Elsewhere
1938 – The year that Action Comics #1 was published, debuting to the public a character called Superman.
1946 – The year that Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding, better known as Bob & Ray, first ad-libbed on air on the radio together
1953 – The year Sam Beckett was born in Quantum Leap
1956 – The debut year of Barry Allen, and the Flash of the Silver Age, from DC Comics.
1961 – The debut year of the Fantastic Four from Marvel Comics.
1963 – November 23, 1963 is the date that the first episode of Doctor Who airs
1765 – The episode number of the last ever Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episode, according to the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
1969 – One end of the conversation in Frequency takes place in 1969.
1972 – In Tron, ENCOM was founded in 1972.
1975 – According to the movie Fish Story, punk music is invented in Japan in 1975 by an obscure band called Gekirin.
1978 – The year that a Little Women TV miniseries aired, which featured Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey, Eve Plumb, William Schallert, John de Lancie and William Shatner!
1984 – The dystopian book by George Orwell
1985 – The year that Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card was published
1987 – The year Pete gets out of prison, if things go badly, in O Brother Where Art Thou?
1989- The year Kevin Flynn disappeared in Tron: Legacy.
1997 – The year the Life Story of the Flash was published–both fictionally by Iris Allen , and in real life by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn and Gil Kane.
1999 – Space 1999, the TV series, in which the moon is blown out of orbit in the year 1999.
2000 – KITT, in Knight Rider, was the Knight Institute Two Thousand. Also, Psi 2000 was the planet led to all the trouble in the original Star Trek episode The Naked Time.
2001 – 2001: A Space Odyssey, a classic science fiction movie and novel.
2010 – The sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey was 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke.
2019 – The year that Blade Runner takes place
2020 – The year that Reign of Fire takes place
2021 – Later editions of the Blade Runner books take place in 2021.
2023 – In the X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, the future scenes are in 2023.
2025 – The year that Pacific Rim takes place
2029 – The year the T800 came from in the original Terminator film.
2031 – The year that Jasper Fforde is scheduled to appear at the asteroid belt and Saturn (technology permitting), according to his website.
2032 – The year that Big Hero Six takes place.
2035 – The year that James Cole is from in the movie Twelve Monkeys.
2041 – According to his website, the year that an 81 year old Jasper Fforde is scheduled to talk to other members of his old people’s home.
2045 – The year that the TV series TekWar takes place.
2049 – Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel film to Blade Runner.
2056 – The year that the end of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon One Froggy Evening takes place.
2061 – The second sequel to the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey is 2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke.
2063 – The year of first contact between humans and Vulcans in the Star Trek universe.
2065 – The year that the TV series Stingray and Thunderbirds (Gerry Anderson productions) takes place
2068 – The year that Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, another production of Gerry Anderson’s, takes place.
2074 – In the film Looper, 2074 is the year that time travel is invented
2077 – The year that Kira Cameron is from in the TV series Continuum.
2084 – The year that the film Total Recall takes place.
2088 – The number of episodes of The Adventures of Superman radio show.
2121 – The address number of the fictional Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard (in real life, the Fox Plaza located at 2121 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles).
2122 – The year that Alien takes place
2135 – The elevation of Perfection, the town in Tremors.
2147 – The address number of Mickey’s gym in Rocky.
2149 – The starting year for the TV series Terra Nova.
2150 – According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Attached, 2150 is the year that the Earth world government was formed.
2151 – The year that the NX-01 was launched in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.
2161 – In Star Trek, 2161 was the year that the Federation was formed.
2164 – In the second ever season of Doctor Who, 2164 is the year that the Daleks invaded the earth.
2175 – According to Jasper Fforde’s website, July 02175 is the year that a semi-lifelike clone of Jasper Fforde will tour the Gamma Quadrant in the Cygnus Cluster.
2179 – The year that Aliens takes place.
2187 – In Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Finn starts out as Stormtrooper code-numbered FN2187.
2192 – The year that the TV series Earth 2 takes place.
2197 – The database number of information about Captain Janeway’s ancestor in the Star Trek Voyager episode 11:59.
2206 – Dana Barrett’s apartment number in Ghostbusters
2211 – The badge number of Harry Callahan, as played by Clint Eastwood in the film Dirty Harry and its sequels.
2231 – In Quantum Leap, Sam’s phone number growing up was 555-2231.
2257 – The year that the classic science fiction movie Forbidden Planet takes place.
2258 – The year that the first season of Babylon 5 takes place.
2274 – The year that the film Logan’s Run takes place.
2311 – The main apartment on The Big Bang Theory is located at 2311N (Fourth floor), Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California.
2319 – The emergency code that featured prominently in Monsters, Inc. whenever something from the human world made it back to the monster world.
2345 – 2345 Clearview is the address Mallory Kane is being taken to by the local police at one point in the film Haywire.
2350 – The year that Anneke Hansen, aka 7 of 9, was born in Star Trek: Voyager.
2368 – In the original film, the number for the Ghostbusters was 555-2368
2418 – Year that the first season of the TV series The Orville takes place.
2491 – The year that the TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century takes place.
2506 – How many Peanuts Sunday Strips exist.
2580 – The house number that the main girl lives in in the rather absurd film Before I Fall.
2630 – Mulder’s address in The X-Files is 2630 Hegal Place, Apt. 42, Alexandria, Virginia.
2638 – In the Quantum Leap episode Her Charm, the phone number 555-2638, written on a matchbook, is important to the plot.
2805 – The year that most of Wall-E takes place
2814 – Hal Jordan’s Space Sector as a Green Lantern, from DC Comics.
2821 – The house number that Jerry Vogel lived in during the later scenes in It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a film about a reporter encountering Mr. Rogers.
3000 – The cult classic TV series Mystery Science Theatre 3000 has been entertaining people with funny jokes about bad movies for years.
3001 – Arthur Clarke’s last sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey is 3001: Final Odyssey
3021 – PC Penhale’s ID from Doc Martin, as seen in the episode Preserve the Romance when he tells Martin of his aunt’s death.
3259 – The Borg’s species number for the Vulcans in Star Trek
3160 – The number of comic strips that exist for Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes.
3170 – In The X-Files, Dana Sculley’s address is 3170 W. 53 Rd. #35, Annapolis, Maryland.
3294 – 3, 2, 9 & 4 are the numbers in Johnny Quick’s speed formula in DC Comics…3X2(9YZ)4A
3303 – In the film Logan’s Run, 033-03 is the assignment given to Logan by the computer about finding Sanctuary.
3326 – The traveler number for the person who became Philip Pearson, in the TV series Travelers.
3407 – The years that passed in the Battle Ranskoor av Kolos, the final of Season 11 of Doctor Who.
3431 – According to Jasper Fforde’s website, “Setember 03431” is when an improved Fforde is clones back to life in order to be executed for sedition.
3465 – The traveler number for the person who became Special Agent Grant McLaren in Travelers.
3468 – The traveler number for the person who became Carly Shannon in Travelers.
3488 – The Earth designation for Ultimate Avengers animated films
3490 – John Robinson’s space suit number at the end of the first season of the revived Lost in Space.
3491 – Maureen Robinson’s space suit number in the first season of the revived Lost in Space.
3526 – The number of seconds in the final countdown to launch if Godzilla starts moving again at the end of the film Shin Godzilla.
3562 – Barry Allen’s prison number in Season 4 of The Flash.
3569 – The traveler number for the person who became Marcy Warton in Travelers.
3600 – The number of sectors in the Green Lantern series by DC Comics.
3614 – This is the combination lock that the blind Doctor couldn’t enter in himself in Doctor Who story, The Pyramid at the End of the World.
3714 – In Time of the Apes, a film featured on Mystery Science Theatre 3000, there were 3174 years involved, according to the machine at the end.
3716 – The number of the train that Natty leaves Chicago on in The Journey of Natty Gann.
3833 – Murray Bauman’s warehouse was located at 3833 Walker Drive in Sesser, Illinois in Stranger Things
3947 – Automated Unit 3497 featured on the Star Trek Voyager episode Prototype.
3978 – The year that the original film Planet of the Apes takes place.
4000 – The year that the Dalek’s Masterplan (a serial featuring the first Doctor in Doctor Who) takes place. Also the setting for the the comic series Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 AD. Also also, Kryten’s robot series in Red Dwarf.
4037 – The train that young Clark Kent outraces in Superman the Movie
4077 – The number of the featured MASH unit in the TV series M*A*S*H.
4128 – The marathon race number worn in a split second shot by Felicity Jones in the film Inferno
4232 – The correct address in the Maybe Baby episode of Quantum Leap
4345 – A house number in a season 3 episode of Travelers
4400 – The 4400 was a science fiction TV series in the early 2000’s.
4450 – RST 4450 is the taxi number at the start of the film Darjeeling Limited
4587 – Oliver Queen’s prisoner number in Arrow
4730 – 47.30 is the radio frequency used by the enemy Vietnamese soldiers in the Quantum Leap episode, The Leap Home part II – Vietnam.
4794 – A bus number in Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
5000 – How many pounds a year that Bingley was rumoured to have in Pride and Prejudice
5012 – In the Star Trek: Voyager episode Dragon’s Teeth, a word relevant to the plot first appeared in the year 5012 of the old calendar.
5069 – The highest traveler number at the start of the third season of Travelers.
5116 – Gul Dukat’s authorization code was “Dukat 5116 Green”
5197 – According to the attorney in Crossroads part 1, an episode of Battlestar Galactica, this was the number of citizens who were killed or went missing on New Caprica.
5201 – In the season five opener of The Flash, the team work to save Flight 5201 from crashing.
5268 – In the first episode of Blake’s Seven, the date is given as 52.6.8.
5416 – A house number in a Season 3 episode of Travelers.
5618 – The Borg’s species number for humans in Star Trek.
5483 – The number of days since an assimilation in episode 2 of Star Trek Picard e
5598 – Jimmy Stewart’s character’s phone number in Rear Window is Chelsea 2-5598.
5677 – Barry Allen’s docket number for his murder trial is 5677b (on the TV series).
5723 – The combination of the critical safe in The Odessa File, based on the last four digits of Klaus Wenzer’s phone number.
5734 – The Jewish year that Thou Shalt Not episode of Quantum Leap takes place.
5928 – The number of miles to San Francisco from the 4077th MASH, according to the sign in the middle of the compound.
6000 – In the Bloom County comic strip, Oliver Wendell Jones’ sentient computer was the Banana Junior 6000
6079 – The serial number for Winston Smith in 1984 by George Orwell.
6162 – In the TV series, The A-Team, Hannibal Smith’s phone number was 555-6162.
6263 – Automated Unit 6263 was a command unit who featured in the Star Trek Voyager episode Prototype.
6316 – Sledge Hammer’s badge number in the TV series Sledge Hammer.
6373 – The cow agent who burned down Chicago, according to a Far Side comic by Gary Larsen.
6764 – The badge number of a doomed police officer in Doctor Who New Year’s special, Resolution.
6619 – Buster Keaton’s Hollywood star (the one for movies, as he has two) is located at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard
7000 – How many years the Doctor is into the cycle by the time we see him in Heaven Sent. Also, the number of snakes used in shooting the famous scene in Raders of the Lost Ark.
7004 – The office number of television executive Sidney Newman in An Adventure in Space and Time, a docudrama about the early days of the TV series Doctor Who.
7033 – The number of miles to Coney Island from the 4077th MASH, according to the sign in the middle of the compound.
7099 – The villain of Rear Window, Lars Thorwald, had the phone number Chelsea 2-7099.
7177 – In the limited series Green Lantern: Circle of Fire there was reprogrammed Manhunter robot who had become Green Lantern known as G.L.7177.6
7189 – The number of a Traveler who became a serial killer in the TV series Travelers.
7200 – Number of Green Lanterns in the newer version of the Green Lantern Corp from DC Comics.
7232 – The wrong address in the Quantum Leap episode Maybe Baby
7474 – In the junior mystery novel The Westing Game, Barney Northrup’s phone number was 276-7474.
7640 – Michael Scott’s license plate in The Office was 7640 LPS
7957 – There are 7957 verses in the New Testament of the Bible.
7981 – The license plate that Hooper cut out of a shark in Jaws had the number 007 981 (although there’s a little 0 in between the 007 and the 981)
8000 – In the comic strip Brewster Rockit, the computer is the PAL 8000
8043 – Michael Long’s badge number in the first episode of Knight Rider
8063 – In the TV series M*A*S*H, the 8063rd is the other MASH unit that is frequently referenced.
8107 – The “Earth number” for Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends in the Marvel multiverse.
8313 – Murray Bauman’s phone number in Stranger Things was 618-625-8313.
8472 – Species 8472 was a significant alien race in Star Trek Voyager (never named, but always referred to by their Borg designation)
8583 – Tuvok’s “employee number” at the Quarren power plant that he and the rest of the crew were kidnapped to work in in the Star Trek Voyager episode Workforce.
8584 – Janeway’s “employee number” at the Quarren power plant that she and the rest of the crew were kidnapped to work in in the Star Trek Voyager episode Workforce.
8586 – Seven of Nine’s “employee number” at the Quarren power plant that she and the rest of the crew were kidnapped to work in in the Star Trek Voyager episode Workforce.
8910 – According to Jasper Fforde’s website, the last evidence of Fforde’s books will vanish forever in “Janfebry 008910”.
8923 – The Borg patient number being worked on in Star Trek Picard episode 2.
9000 – The computer that featured heavily in 2001: A Space Odyssey was the HAL 9000.
9302 – A number which was on a photograph which served as a clue in the Endeavour episode Quartet.
9363 – Chakotay’s “employee number” at the Quarren power plant when he infiltrated it in his attempt to rescue the rest of the crew, who had been kidnapped, in the Star Trek Voyager episode Workforce.
9470 – C.C. Baxter’s weekly salary in the film The Apartment was $94.70.
9583 – The badge number for Pete, who was really a serial strangler on the Quantum Leap episode, Blind Faith.
9973 – The highest prime number below 10,000
9994 – The career cricket test batting average for Donald Bradman was 99.94, and if often referred to as the greatest achievement of any athlete in any major sport.
10,000 – Ten thousand reasons for my heart to sing (Bless the Lord, O my soul).