I think this topic is very limited. However if were to say "Are there any movies, TV shows, or books that inspire you to play SINS" would generate more response.
To be honest, I haven't read any books that inspired me to play SINS, however I have to be honest TV has. For example, which I believe is a Star Trek classic, the Defiant's battle to get thru a blockade to get thru to Deep Space Nine. I imagine each major battle as a possible re-enactment of that great battle.