Something I would like to do is pay tribute to all the sci fi, tv shows, film and other fiction that has inspired and motivated me to write. You hear and see for your self in films how they "pay tribute" to older films maybe liked by the director etc. However, what you also hear is how an idea was "stolen" or how a show is a "rip off"/"scam" of an original piece. Most of my ideas are inspired by worksd such as Star wars, Mass Effect, Battlestar Galactica etc etc. So, my question is how do I prevent the reader from scorning my work, and instead have him knodding his head thinking "Ah I see what he's doing here"? SGT.