I totally get what you mean by that last bit. This is a common thing in many forms of media, where it is believed by creators that name dropping or quoting an intelligent person somehow makes their own work more intelligent. They don't seem to understand that in order for something like that to actually be intelligent, it has to be engaged with in a meaningful fashion. If not it's just pseudo-intellectual pandering. I liked Psycho-Pass, but I would never describe it as a particularly deep or intelligent show. It's just a fairly decent sci-fi police procedural.