Alan Ruck plays Dr "Crick" which is similar to Kirk. He played captain Harriman in Star Trek. He calls his colleague "Scotty" at the beginning of the episode. The first of the thieves to die is called Koenig, also the surname of the actor who played Chekhov in Star Trek. Dr. Bell has died, but Walter can somehow bring him back from the dead, just like Spock - also played by Leonard Nimoy. Bell's consciousness was passed to Olivia after his death just like Spock's was to Doctor McCoy after his death in The Wrath of Khan.