1138 (number)

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← 1137 1138 1139 →
Cardinalone thousand one hundred thirty-eight
(one thousand one hundred thirty-eighth)
Factorization2 × 569
Divisors1, 2, 569, 1138
Greek numeral,ΑΡΛΗ´
Roman numeralMCXXXVIII
Base 36VM36

1138 is the natural number following 1137 and preceding 1139.

George Lucas and Lucasfilm[edit]

One of George Lucas' early short films was Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, later remade into the 1971 feature film THX 1138. After the film, references to 1138 (and sometimes to THX) are scattered throughout Lucas' films, Lucasfilm productions and LucasArts computer games.

In films[edit]

In other media[edit]

  • Maniac Mansion: The number-plate of the Edison's Edsel car is THX 1138. The code for the safe is 1138. It is also one of the randomly chosen numbers for the Meteor Police in the NES and Commodore 64 versions.
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders: The phone bill says Zak owes $1138.
  • Outlaws: The train in the introduction has the number 1138 on its front.
  • Escape from Monkey Island: When Guybrush meets with his future self in the Mists O' Tyme Marsh, he asks him "If you really are me, then what number am I thinking right now?" One of the answers his alter ego might give is "1138". Later in the game, Guybrush meets a ghostly priest who has deified LeChuck, and also believes in "the Anti-LeChuck", a 10-foot-tall (3.0 m) demonized version of Guybrush with 1138 tattooed on his forehead.
  • Star Tours: When a guest is waiting in this Disney attraction's spaceport, various announcements can be heard over a PA system in between R2-D2 and C-3PO's conversations—one says: "will the owners of a red-and-black landspeeder, vehicle ID THX-1138, please return to your craft. You are parked in a no-hover area."
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: In Episode 1, Season 3, the final test for the clone cadets is retrieved from file THX, variable 1138.
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Stormtroopers in the medical room refer to Starkiller as subject 1138.
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando: The lead character's codename is RC-1138
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: The clearance code to dock on the Salvation is 'Talus Haroon 10-11-38'. Since 10 is X in Roman numerals, the code can be read as 'TH X-11-38'.
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast: In the cutscene preceding the first of the Cairn levels, an imperial voice is heard saying "Automated Transport 1-138".
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: When selecting an Trooper unit with the Imperial design (a Stormtrooper), he will sometimes say "THX-1138 ready, Sir."

Other references[edit]

Even in media unrelated to Lucasfilm, the number is occasionally featured (generally without the prefix THX), sometimes to popularize the injoke or to tribute Lucas and/or Lucasfilm media.


  • Absolon, the number of the address on the computer screen, when Christopher Lambert's character is tracked down by satellite, is 1138
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, the number 11-1-38 is mentioned by the Hong Kong Cavaliers in a conversation in the middle of the movie, while they discuss the identity of the Yoyodyne company.
  • Agent Cody Banks, at the end, Arnold Vosloo's character Francois Molay wears orange prison garb with the inmate number AR 1138
  • Continental Divide, when John Belushi pulls away from the curb in a taxi, the one behind him is number 1138.
  • Crash and Burn, a Charles Band film & Full Moon production - when the robot is damaged the pilot sees on the screen a message: ERROR 1138
  • Mandroid, another Charles Band film - the character gets on a train, the train car is numbered 11 38
  • Follow That Bird, Big Bird flies to Oceanview, Illinois on Flight CTW 1138
  • George Lucas in Love, 1138 appears in the last seconds of the film as Lucas' college dorm room address.
  • Mission: Impossible, Ethan Hunt's clearance code for the secure call is Bravo Echo One One. BE11, when mirrored, becomes 1138
  • Monsters, Inc., one of the CDA (Child Detection Agency) agents near the end of the movie (when Roz, agent 001, enters the room) has the number on the uniform. Also, one of the agents coming out of the toilet has the number. These are different characters in appearance even though they share the same number.
  • Ocean's Eleven, the code Linus uses to unlock the security door leading to the safe is 1138
  • Reign Over Me, the number of Dr. Oakhurst's office
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, when Polly Perkins and Joe Sullivan arrive at the laboratory of Dr. Walter Jennings, the address on the front door is numbered 1138.
  • Sneakers, at the very beginning, the access code entered ends in 1138
  • Storm, 1138 is used as a door code to a building where a LAN party is held
  • The Lawnmower Man, the test chimp from the beginning of the movie is later referred as Rosco 1138
  • The Matrix, at the end, when Neo places a call from a phone booth, the cascading digits freeze and the number 1138 can be seen brighter than the rest in the bottom-right corner
  • District 9, during the first opening shot of the alien mother ship, 11:38 is the time recorded on the camera.
  • In Bitch Slap, during the flashback titled "7 weeks ago", one of the two lesbian cell mates' prisoner number is 1138, as mentioned by the prison guard.
  • In the short film Where Is Your Head (2010), and its alternative black-and-white version Sleepyhead by Bulgarian writer/director Nenko Genov, the main character inputs the code 1-1-3-8 on the dial of his alarm just before leaving his home.[1]
  • Iron Sky (2012), when Renate Richter returns to destroyed moon base, her space suit has "SS-1138" in the chest.
  • Riddick (2013), when examining the area where Riddick has set the traps, one of the bounty hunters reports "Right here! 13-8!
  • In The Asylum film American Warships, a crate containing 16-inch shells on the Battleship USS Iowa, has 8311-XHT printed on it.
  • In Spaceballs, Princess Vespa is being held in cell 8311.
  • Fifty Shades Darker (2017), Christian Grey's Audi Q7 has the license plate CGQ-1138.[2]
  • In The Lego Batman Movie, the flight at the beginning of the movie is "flight 1138."


  • Dancouga - Super Beast Machine God Super Robot anime series, the code THX-1138 was used to activate the combination sequence for the Jyusenki Tai to combine their respective mecha into the gigantic robot Dancouga for the first time in episode 15
  • Dark Angel episode "Heat", the odometer on Max's bike reads 113.8
  • Dexter's Laboratory episode "Blackfoot and Slim", the tag that the observation team places on Dexter's ear at the end of the episode reads 1138.
  • Firefly episode "The Train Job", the number A:1138 is written on top of the train being robbed as Jayne jumps onto it from Serenity
  • Futurama episode "Leela and the Genestalk", the Planet Express crew visit a 'redneck' bar called TEX 1138'S.
  • Graceland episode "Pawn", the case number for Paul Briggs is TX1138.
  • Magnum, P.I. episode "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii", when Magnum is trying to steal the Ferrari and needs to disarm the code, the first combo he puts in is 1138
  • Pinky and the Brain, in one version of the opening song, the Brain is seen writing an equation on a chalkboard, where he writes "THX=1138"
  • ReBoot, Used as a heading for spacecraft in episode 1x01 - The Tearing. Used again as the approach vector for the remains of the CPU defense force in episode v3.1.1 (3x01)
  • Robot Chicken episodes:
  • Smallville, Lex Luthor is working on a project entitled Project 1138 (see the episode "Thirst"). NB: Carrie Fisher appears in the episode
  • Supernatural, in season 8 episode 22 Sam and Dean are working on case number 1138, they find a short film in the evidence files for case 1138.
  • The West Wing, in the second-season episode "Bad Moon Rising" when C.J. asks her assistant, Carol, how many more interviews she has left to find the source of a press leak; the answer is 1138.
  • Chuck, episode 58 "Chuck vs. the Coup D'Etat", the number on the nuclear missile control panel is 01138.
  • Chuck, episode 83 "Chuck vs. the Hack Off", Morgan requests a prisoner transfer from the cell block "CB11, section 3 8".
  • X-Men, in "Beyond Good and Evil Part 2", the license plate on Psylocke's car reads "THX 1138".
  • Dragon Ball GT, in "Discovering the Truth", the flight that Baby uses to get off-world is "Flight 1138".
  • Josh Kirby... Time Warrior!, one of the main characters is named Irwin 1138.
  • The Big Bang Theory, in "The Convention Conundrum", when Sheldon and James Earl Jones go to prank Carrie Fisher, her house number is shown to be 138.
  • Criminal Minds, Season 7, Episode 5 "From Childhoods' Hour", when the "unsub" logs off his computer a log screen pops up that says "OPERATOR 1138".
  • Doctor Who: In the Series 9 episode "The Magician's Apprentice", the Doctor travels to Essex in 1138 A.D.
  • Legends, in "Identity", Martin discovers that he has an infrared tattoo on his arm reading 02TH-X11-38C3.
  • Arrow, season 5 episode 4, Diggle is being held in cell 1138.
  • Young Sheldon, pilot episode, the bus in the parking lot when Sheldon arrives at school for the first day is #1138.
  • The Office: In the 2012 episode "The Boat", Angela Martin refers to being out of "1138 forms".


  • Adventures in Odyssey, in the "Wonderworld" episode of the radio series, Jimmy Barclay and Lawrence Hodges pretend to be secret agents with code names Agent THX1138 and Agent NCC-1701
  • Batman comic, Hush story arc, issue #611, Clark Kent changes into Superman in the Daily Planet room #1138
  • Dark Claw Adventures #1 comic, Talia summons Agent THX-1138
  • Bully video game, the code used to unlock the security door leading to the observatory is 1138
  • Robot Chicken, a Magic: The Gathering promo card, has a fake 1138 collector's number
  • "We Are 138", the Misfits song similarly about a dystopian future where the question is asked, "Is it time to be an android not a man?" may be a reference to THX1138, singer Glenn Danzig having removed the first digit to fit the words into the rhythm of the song.
  • "Time of Eve", featured a robot called THX and mentioned a rule #1138.
  • "Back to the Future", The Ride — the number 1138 is featured on one of the videos broadcast from Doc Brown's laboratory.
  • L.A. Noire video game - Patrol Desk - Handgun Clue - Browning Gun Model 01138
  • Duke Nukem Forever video game - When you get in the turret, he keys in 1138 on his keypad.
  • Mr. Robot video game - Model number of the protagonist robot "Asimov", addressed by HEL as said number.
  • Isaac Asimov's Robots VCR Mystery Game includes one robot with the serial number 1138.[3]
  • Payday 2 - the code for the door in the First World Bank heist and the code for the shutters in the Ukrainian Job heist is always 1138.
  • The Madagaskar Plan, alternate history novel, the number of Madeleine's house in Antzu, that both the hero and villain are looking for, is 1138.
  • Linux Format magazine - Tux appears on the cover of issue 226 (August 2017) in an orange prison jumpsuit with the number TUX1138 on the lapel.
  • 1138 is the official team number designation for Eagle Engineering, the award-winning robotics team from Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills, CA. [4]


  1. ^ "Movie connections for "Where Is Your Head"". IMDb.com.
  2. ^ "FS DARKER/FREED Christian Grey's Audi Q7 and R8 Upgrades – 50 SHADES GIRL PORTLAND". 50shadesgirlportland.com. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  3. ^ "Isaac Asimov's Robots VCR Mystery Game (1988)". BoardGameGeek.
  4. ^ "Eagle Engineering - Team 1138". The Blue Alliance. Retrieved 2019-04-14.

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