As a kid, Jonny Quest was my favorite Saturday morning cartoon. It had some great adventures, from them dealing with a mummy, to a huge robotic spider etc. They also flew around in a cool jet. A bit of a futuristic cartoon for its time, including hovercrafts. Sadly, it only lasted one season, but the 26-episode re-runs went on for years.
Frank Zappa - one of the best composers of all time
Thus Spoke Zarathustra - by Richard Strauss, contains the Intro used in the main theme of 2001
2001: A Space Odyssey - Still the best science fiction movie I've seen (sorry, Blade Runner, I love you too)
Stanley Kubrick - directed 2001 and still my favorite director