Easter Eggs are the secrets that the developers put in the game to give people a laugh when they find them. Starfield has a large number of such jokes. Easter Eggs differ from in-game references in that they have been intentionally hidden from the player and are unusual with regards to their surroundings.
Cultural References are objects, characters, or events in the game that refer to a specific element of popular culture; they differ from Easter Eggs in that they are usually integrated into the game world, and strong parallels can be drawn between the in-game event and the specific work being referenced. Cultural references also include allusions to elements of real-world culture, such as historical events and folklore.
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Arrow in the Knee
The patches for the Crippling skill depict an individual taking an arrow in the knee. An "arrow in the knee" is a reference to a particularly memorable line from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which became a prominent meme in Internet culture, and a running gag in The Elder Scrolls series itself.
Sweet Rolls are present in the game, which have a long history with Bethesda since the initial release of The Elder Scrolls: Arena.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
One of Vasco's lines is "At present, all systems are functioning well within established parameters."
In Star Trek: The Next Generation, this was a phrase used by LCDR Data, "I am operating within established parameters"
Lord of the Rings
The description of potatoes mirrors a famous line from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by Samwise Gamgee in which he describes the uses for potatoes to Smeagol.