The story is supposed to be a Smurf adaptation of a Star Trek: Voyager episode titled "Alter Ego", where Tuvok has a relationship with what appeared to be a sentient female human hologram inside a Polynesian resort "holo-deck" program. However, the latter half of the story ends up being more like the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Schizoid Man", where a dying scientist transfers his consciousness into the form of Data the android. The character Elatia is based off of the female hologram named Marayna, whom Tuvok ends up having a relationship with until the end of the episode, when he learns who the true person behind the hologram is.
Empath recalls in his first personal journal log entry events that took place in the story "The Weather-Smurfing Machine," which was translated into the cartoon episode "Foul Weather Smurf".
Empath also mentions that the Imaginarium has been "damaged twice", the first time in "Virtual Smurfality".
Snappy's nasty comment about Empath doing "the wild Smurf thing" and Empath's comment about being better off in the forest swinging on vines and talking to animals may possibly be intimations of Empath and Wild Smurf being alternates of each other.
Papa Smurf still remembers what happened to him in "Papa's Big Crush".
The story deals with Polaris learning to let go of his inhibitions with the help of Elatia, and with Empath and Smurfette learning to control themselves to where their proposed "smurfy-dipping" ends up being a clothed moonlight swim. The original ending to this story had Empath and Smurfette actually swimming in their "smurfday suits".
This is the second story I've written so far where the Imaginarium takes the Smurfs into the beach setting that they first entered into in "Virtual Smurfality".
The Psychelisphere is based loosely on both the videogame Tetris and the Rubik's Cube puzzle toy.
Empath shows Smurfette the other kinds of limits within the Imaginarium.
The beach shore's reaction to Smurfette's impact from falling is based on the jump program sequence from the movie The Matrix, when the lead character Neo fails to make a clear jump to a distant building and falls to the street.
Wooly was a Smurf character that appeared in "Wild And Wooly".
Polaris talking about how he found out that Empath was a Smurf was supposed to be part of the second half of "The Best Of Friends".
The "year's gap" that took place between Empath's final return from Psychelia and Polaris' first appearance in the Smurf Village (his exile from Psychelia) suggests that the latter event took place on (or around) Empath's 151st birthday. The date in the first personal journal entry may also suggest that Empath's birthday was around the end of May, given that at that point Polaris has been in the village for about a month.
Empath tells Polaris about doing his painting to control his overwhelming desire to be around Smurfette that took place in Chapter 6 in the EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf story.
Empath recalls from the Smurf's memories Gargamel being shrunk down to size and being in "half-dress" (wearing a Smurf hat and pants), which took place in the cartoon episode "The Incredible Shrinking Wizard".
Flowerbell the woodnymph appeared in "Papa's Wedding Day", and Marina the mermaid appeared in "Handy's Sweetheart".
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