This is a reference to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series. The resurrection vat in which 8.1.1 (the resurrected Galactica Sharon, aka Boomer) awakens in "Downloaded" (2.18), after Callie assassinates her in "Resistance" (2.04), resembles a tub of Jello. "Olde time" is a play on beverages such as "olde time lemonade" and desserts such as "olde time rice pudding".
Old secondary tagline: Floor-Based Transphasic Shielding
This refers to the fact that in "Arthur's Mantle" (episode 9.18 of Stargate SG-1), Samantha Carter and Daniel Jackson are put "out of phase" by a transdimensional transporter built by the Ancient, Myrddin (Merlin), but stay "in phase" just enough so that they can walk on the floor. "If floors are so good at stopping people from phasing through solid matter," I mused, "why not make shields out of them?" Similar quibbles ensue in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Geordi LaForge and Ro Larren become "out of phase".
New primary tagline: T.A.R.D.I.s: Time and Relative Dimension in Shadow
Years ago, Kevin Knight wrote a brilliant parody of Nine Princes in Amber and The Guns of Avalon called The Dying of Ember. The third part, The Guns of Revlon, was featured in
rec.humor.funnyin 1988. Years later, Kevin's protagonist, Corbin of Ember, appeared in a cameo homage in "The Land of Mojo", the last of the three chapters I contributed to The Lord of the... Whatever. As you may know, The Lord of the... Whatever is the foremost extant e-text of The Lord of the Rings (kindasorta). T.A.R.D.I.ses, or t.a.r.d.i.Ses as they are sometimes spelt, are vessels built by the Emberites for travelling through the multiverse, much as Merlin is able to 'port through Shadow using his spikard or the Time Lords of Gallifrey are able to move through time and space using T.A.R.D.I.Ses. If you wish to learn more about the later alleged adventures of Corbin of Ember, have a look at the corrupted notes of the e-text (in actual fact, the first draft that was later superseded by a simplified and less-jumbled account).
New secondary tagline: Eggs, or Beef, or Global Warming, or Asteroids
This is a direct snippet from one of my favorite quotations of the Ninth Doctor, from "The End of the World" (Doctor Who, 1x02):
"You lot. You spend all your time thinking about dying, like you're going to get killed by eggs, or beef, or global warming, or asteroids. But you never take time to imagine the impossible. That maybe you survive...
This is the year five point five slash apple slash twenty-six, five billion years in your future. And this is the day - hold on... [checks his watch an waits as the corona of Earth's sun suddenly flares in a huge coruscating explosion] This is the day the sun expands. Welcome to the end of the world."
Below are some lovely icons from this scene, by the_10thdoctor and watchpoint in dwicons: