Looking for space cowboys for an Edge of the Empire game my friends and I might be running
Post cowboys, space cowboys, or fantasy cowboys.
Obligatory, because in my experience at least, the moment you mention that you're running Traveller somebody will try to play as him.
I personally prefer to play the live action version.
Is what I'm guessing he's talking about. Spike's character design was based off of a crime drama called 'Tantei Monogatari' which in turn was likely inspired by the crime drama movies that came into popularity during the early seventies (think Dirty Harry).