Film reference: James Bond
The opening sequence mimics the James Bond series of films where Bond always gets out of hopeless situations, kills all the bad guys and escapes with the captured woman whom he usually has sex with after. The exchange between Ace and Voorheese(Ace: Do you expect me to concede? Voorhese: No Mr. Rimmer, I expect you to die.) is taken from dialogue in 1964's Goldfinger between Bond (Sean Connery) and Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe).