Just How Is Everything Connected?

On Sunday, we showed you that all of your favorite SF franchises are in some way connected, and now, we'll explain just how it all happened. Yes, that's right: Annotations because you demanded it!

As I promised on Sunday, in response to the many people who were wondering just how Star Trek could meet X-Men without the world ending, here is the list - including explanations - behind the chart. Now you too will understand the beauty of Avengers Vs. Godzilla.

(And. yes, there are some that I missed unintentionally — Sorry, fans of Silver Surfer/Green Lantern, I knew about you and really didn't care that much — that should be retrofitted into the graph. I mean, man, I love Micronauts/X-Men, and I completely missed it. Maybe in the new year, we'll do an updated version - if Stephanie doesn't try and kill me for suggesting it.)

PLANET OF THE APES
Direct Crossover: Alien Nation (Met in Ape Nation comic)

ALIEN NATION
Direct Crossover: Planet of The Apes (Met in Ape Nation comic)

TRANSFORMERS
Direct Crossover: Spider-Man (Met in Transformers comic)
Direct Crossover: The Avengers (Met in New Avengers/Transformers comic)
Direct Crossover: GI Joe (Met numerous times in comics and cartoons, most notably here)
Direct Crossover: Death's Head (Met in UK Transformers comic)
Brand Crossover: Star Wars (Transformers: Crossovers line)

GI JOE
Direct Crossover: Transformers (Met numerous times in comics and cartoons)

STAR TREK
Direct Crossover: The X-Men (Met in Star Trek/X-Men comic)
Easter Egg: Cloverfield (Slusho)
Easter Egg: Heroes (Slusho)
Easter Egg: Alias (Slusho)

CLOVERFIELD
Easter Egg: Star Trek (Slusho)
Easter Egg: Heroes (Slusho)
Easter Egg: Alias (Slusho)
Easter Egg: Lost (DHARMA Initiative logo appears)

HEROES
Easter Egg: Cloverfield (Slusho)
Easter Egg: Star Trek (Slusho)
Easter Egg: Alias (Slusho)

LOST
Easter Egg: Marvel Universe (Find815 promotion in Marvel Comics)
Easter Egg: Fringe (Oceanic Airlines airline ticket found)
Easter Egg: Chuck (Oceanic Airlines appeared in one of Chuck's flashes)
Easter Egg: Alias (Oceanic Airlines announcement in airport)
Easter Egg: Pushing Daisies (Oceanic Airlines poster in a travel agency)
Easter Egg: Cloverfield (DHARMS Intitiative logo appears on video)
Easter Egg: Mission Impossible (Hanso Foundation thanked in credits for M:I3)

FRINGE
Easter Egg: Lost (Oceanie Airlines airline ticket appears)

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
Easter Egg: Lost (Hanso Foundation thanked in credits for M:I3)

THE MASK
Direct Crossover: Lobo (Met in Lobo/The Mask comic)
Direct Crossover: Marshal Law (Met in The Mask/Marshal Law comic)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met in Joker/The Mask comic)

MARSHAL LAW
Direct Crossover: The Mask (Met in The Mask/Marshal Law comic)
Direct Crossover: Hellraiser (Met in Marshal Law Vs. Pinhead comic)
Direct Crossover: Savage Dragon (Met in Marshal Law/Savage Dragon comic)

HELLRAISER
Direct Crossover: Marshal Law (Met in Marshal Law/Savage Dragon comic)

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Direct Crossover: Savage Dragon (Met in Savage Dragon comic)

SAVAGE DRAGON
Direct Crossover: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Met in Savage Dragon comic)
Direct Crossover: Mars Attacks! (Met in Mars Attacks Savage Dragon comic)
Direct Crossover: Marshal Law (Met in Marshal Law/Savage Dragon comic)
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met in Superman/Savage Dragon comic)
Direct Crossover: Hellboy (Met in Savage Dragon/Hellboy comic)

MARS ATTACKS!
Direct Crossover: Savage Dragon (Met in Mars Attacks Savage Dragon comic)

BATTLE OF THE PLANETS
Direct Crossover: Thundercats (Met in Thundercats/Battle of the Planets comic)
Direct Crossover: Witchblade (Met in Battle of the Planets/Witchblade comic)

THUNDERCATS
Direct Crossover: Battle of the Planets (Met in Thundercats/Battle of the Planets comic)
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met in Superman/Thundercats comic)

STAR WARS
Direct Crossover: The Muppet Show (Luke, C3-PO and R2-D2 appeared in character on The Muppet Show)
Easter Egg: ET The Extra Terrestrial (Appears in background of Episode 1)
Easter Egg: 2001 A Space Odyssey (SpacePod appears in Episode 1)
Easter Egg: Indiana Jones (Appears on stairs during podrace in Episode 1, and also this)
Brand Crossover: Transformers

ET THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
Easter Egg: Star Wars (Appears in background of Episode 1)

INDIANA JONES
Easter Egg: Star Wars (Appears on stairs during podrace in Episode 1)

DEATH'S HEAD
Direct Crossover: Doctor Who (Met in UK Doctor Who comic)
Direct Crossover: Transformers (Met in UK Transformers comic)
Direct Crossover: Fantastic Four (Met in Death's Head and Fantastic Four comic)

DOCTOR WHO
Direct Crossover: Death's Head (Met in UK Doctor Who comic)
Easter Egg: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Doctor reads book by Oolong Caloophid)

HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Easter Egg: Doctor Who (Doctor reads book by Oolong Caloophid)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Direct Crossover: Machine Man (Spun out of 2001 comic)
Easter Egg: Star Wars (Spacepod appears in Episode 1)

THE MUPPETS
Direct Crossover: Spider-Man (Appeared in episode of Muppet Babies)
Direct Crossover: Star Wars (Luke, C3-PO and R2-D2 appeared in character on Muppet Show)

MARVEL UNIVERSE
Easter Egg: Lost (Find815 promotion in Marvel Comics)

Just How Is Everything Connected?

THE AVENGERS (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Transformers (Met in New Avengers/Transformers comic)
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met in JLA/Avengers, DC/Marvel comics)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met in JLA/Avengers, DC/Marvel comics)
Direct Crossover: WildCATS (Met in World War 3 comic)
Direct Crossover: Godzilla (Met in Godzilla comic)

THE FANTASTIC FOUR (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: WildCATS (Met in World War 3 comic)
Direct Crossover: Death's Head (Met in Death's Head and Fantastic Four comic)

MACHINE MAN (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Spun out of 2001 comic)

SPIDER-MAN (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Transformers (Met in Transformers comic)
Direct Crossover: Red Sonja (Met in Marvel Team-Up)
Direct Crossover: The Cast of Saturday Night Live (Met in Marvel Team-Up)
Direct Crossover: The Muppets (Appeared in episode of Muppet Babies)
Direct Crossover: Godzilla (Met in Godzilla comic)
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met numerous times in comics)

THE PUNISHER (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Painkiller Jane (Met in Punisher/Painkiller Jane comic)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Archie (Met in Archie Meets The Punisher comic)
Direct Crossover: Witchblade (Met in Witchblade/Punisher comic)
Direct Crossover: Hellboy (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)
Direct Crossover: Scooby Doo (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)

BLADE (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Hellboy (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)
Direct Crossover: Scooby Doo (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)

THE X-MEN (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Star Trek (Met in Star Trek/X-Men comic)
Direct Crossover: The New Teen Titans (Met in New Teen Titans/X-Men comic)
Direct Crossover: WildCATS (Met in WildCATS/X-Men comic)
Direct Crossover: Cyberforce (Met in X-Men/Cyberforce comic)

MARVEL ZOMBIES (MARVEL UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Evil Dead/Army of Darkness (Met in Army of Darkness/Marvel Zombies comic)

THE TERMINATOR
Direct Crossover: Robocop (Met in Robocop/Terminator comic)
Direct Crossover: Painkiller Jane (Met in Terminator and Painkiller Jane comics)
Direct Crossover: Aliens (Met in Aliens Vs. Predator Vs. The Terminator comic)
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met in Aliens Vs. Predator Vs. The Terminator comic)
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met in Superman Vs. The Terminator comic)

ROBOCOP
Direct Crossover: The Terminator (Met in Robocop/Terminator)

PAINKILLER JANE
Direct Crossover: The Terminator (Met in Terminator and Painkiller Jane comics)
Direct Crossover: The Punisher (Met in Punisher/Painkiller Jane comic)
Direct Crossover: Hellboy (Met in Painkiller Jane/Hellboy comic)
Direct Crossover: Vampirella (Met in Vampirella/Painkiller Jane comic)
Direct Crossover: The Darkness (Met in Painkiller Jane Vs. The Darkness comic)

HELLBOY
Direct Crossover: Painkiller Jane (Met in Painkiller Jane/Hellboy comic)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met in Batman/Hellboy/Starman comic)
Direct Crossover: Scooby Doo (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)
Direct Crossover: The Punisher (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)
Direct Crossover: Blade (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)
Easter Egg: Sin City (Appears as hallucination in Sin City: Hell And Back comic)

TARZAN
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met in Superman/Tarzan comic)
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met in Tarzan Vs. Predator comic)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met in Batman/Tarzan comic)

FIREFLY
Easter Egg: Battlestar Galactica (Serenity appears in background during BSG miniseries)
Easter Egg: Aliens (Aliens' Weyland-Yutani company produces Firefly background elements)

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Easter Egg: Firefly (Serenity appears in background during BSG miniseries)

ALIENS
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met numerous times in comics, movies etc.)
Direct Crossover: The Terminator (Met in Aliens Vs. Predator Vs. Terminator comic)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Green Lantern (Met in Green Lantern Vs. Aliens comic)
Direct Crossover: Judge Dredd (Met in Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens comic)
Direct Crossover: WildCATS (Met in Aliens/WildCATS)
Easter Egg: Firefly (Aliens' Weyland-Yutani company produces Firefly props)

JUDGE DREDD
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Lobo (Met in Judge Dredd Vs. Lobo)
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met in Predator Vs. Judge Dredd)
Direct Crossover: Aliens (Met in Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens)

EVIL DEAD/ARMY OF DARKNESS
Direct Crossover: Nightmare on Elm Street (Met in Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash comic)
Direct Crossover: Friday the 13th (Met in Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash comic)
Direct Crossover: Xena: Warrior Princess (Met in Army of Darkness/Xena comic)
Direct Crossover: Marvel Zombies (Met in Army of Darkness/Marvel Zombies comic)

NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
Direct Crossover: Friday the 13th (Met numerous times in comics, movies)
Direct Crossover: Evil Dead/Army of Darkness (Met in Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash comic)

FRIDAY THE 13TH
Direct Crossover: Nightmare on Elm Street (Met numerous times in comics, movies)
Direct Crossover: Evil Dead/Army of Darkness (Met in Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash comic)

XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS
Direct Crossover: Evil Dead/Army of Darkness (Met in Army of Darkness/Xena comic)

GODZILLA
Direct Crossover: The Avengers (Met in Godzilla comic)
Direct Crossover: Spider-Man (Met in Godzilla comic)
Direct Crossover: King Kong (Met in King Kong Vs. Godzilla movie)

KING KONG
Direct Crossover: Godzilla (Met in King Kong Vs. Godzilla movie)

SCOOBY DOO
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met in The New Scooby-Doo Movies)
Direct Crossover: Hellboy (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)
Direct Crossover: The Punisher (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)
Direct Crossover: Blade (Met in Andy Warhol's Dracula by Kim Newman)

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met in DC Comics Presents comic)

SUPERMAN (DC UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Masters of The Universe (Met in DC Comics Presents)
Direct Crossover: Savage Dragon (Met in Superman/Savage Dragon)
Direct Crossover: Thundercats (Met in Superman/Thundercats comic)
Direct Crossover: The Avengers (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Spider-Man (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: The Terminator (Met in Superman Vs. The Terminator comic)
Direct Crossover: Tarzan (Met in Superman/Tarzan comic)
Direct Crossover: Aliens (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Witchblade (Met in JLA/Witchblade comic)
Direct Crossover: Looney Tunes (Met in Superman/Bugs Bunny comic)

BATMAN (DC UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: The Mask (Met in Joker/The Mask comic)
Direct Crossover: The Avengers (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Spider-Man (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: The Punisher (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Hellboy (Met in Batman/Hellboy/Starman comic)
Direct Crossover: The Darkness (Met in Darkness/Batman comic)
Direct Crossover: Tarzan (Met in Batman/Tarzan comic)
Direct Crossover: Aliens (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Judge Dredd (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Scooby Doo (Met in the New Scooby-Doo Movies)

LOBO (DC UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: The Mask (Met in Lobo/The Mask comic)
Direct Crossover: Judge Dredd (Met in Judge Dredd Vs. Lobo comic)

GREEN LANTERN (DC UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Looney Tunes (Met in Duck Dodgers cartoon)
Direct Crossover: Aliens (Met in Green Lantern Vs. Aliens comic)

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (DC UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: The Avengers (Met in JLA/Avengers, DC/Marvel comics)
Direct Crossover: Witchblade (Met in JLA/Witchblade comic)
Direct Crossover: WildCATS (Met in JLA/WildCATS comic)
Direct Crossover: Cyberforce (Met in JLA/Cyberforce comic)

WILDCATS
Direct Crossover: The X-Men (Met in WildCATS/X-Men comic)
Direct Crossover: The Fantastic Four (Met in World War 3 comic)
Direct Crossover: The Avengers (Met in World War 3 comic)
Direct Crossover: Justice League of America (Met in JLA/WildCATS comic)

CYBERFORCE (IMAGE UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Justice League of America (Met in JLA/Cyberforce comic)

THE DARKNESS (IMAGE UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Painkiller Jane (Met in Painkiller Jane Vs. The Darkness comic)
Direct Crossover: Witchblade (Met numerous times in comics)
Direct Crossover: Aliens (Met in Witchblade/Aliens/The Darkness/Predator comic)
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met in Witchblade/Aliens/The Darkness/Predator comic)
Direct Crossover: Batman (Met in Darkness/Batman comic)

WITCHBLADE (IMAGE UNIVERSE)
Direct Crossover: Tomb Raider (Met in Tomb Raider/Witchblade)
Direct Crossover: Aliens (Met in Witchblade/Aliens/The Darkness/Predator comic)
Direct Crossover: Predator (Met in Witchblade/Aliens/The Darkness/Predator comic)
Direct Crossover: Justice League of America (Met in JLA/Witchblade comic)

LOONEY TUNES
Direct Crossover: Superman (Met in Superman/Bugs Bunny comic)
Direct Crossover: Green Lantern (Met in Duck Dodgers cartoon)