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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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Hint - food to accompany the ultimate end of everything.

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too easy that but does it actually qualify?
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spud42 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:26 am
too easy that but does it actually qualify?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAF35dekiAY
Well, that sure as hell isn't any earth-type animal, it has surface similarities but I'm pretty sure it's not a vertebrate as we know it, it looks segmented. I think it qualifies.

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From Larry Niven's Known Space series: Whitefood, also know as Bandersnatchi - especially their large, delicious brains - as eaten by the Thrintun during their ascendancy some 2 or 3 billion years ago. Alternatively, Tree-of-Life root, native to the Pak homeworld: simply irresistible to hominids once they hit early middle age …

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Tree of Life appears in more stories so we'll go with that. One to go!

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Another clue - food that's very popular on another space station, especially liked by aliens with tentacles in unexpected places. VERY surprised it isn't sold in the Ooliteverse.

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from your " unexpected tentacle placment" hint i think you are referencing the Centauri from Babylon 5 ? but i cant remember any particular food....
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from your " unexpected tentacle placment" hint i think you are referencing the Centauri from Babylon 5 ? but i cant remember any particular food....
Exactly right - remember the clue about the Ooliteverse, it really is relevant, especially two letters (another hint). The Narn also like it, but prepared differently, humans don't.

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Well I am curious what it is because I really can't remember/visualising it... B5 how long ago?

Can remember something between the Narn and the Centauri ;)

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Love the illo!

I think I'm going to give this one to spud42 since B5 plus Centauri is most of the answer. The word you're missing is the name of the food (and I suspect that some here will be kicking themselves)

SPOO!

https://babylon5.fandom.com/wiki/Spoo

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SPOO!
I got this far wondering how come nobody had mentioned the Edible Arts Graduate/ Poet. Best use for them - they're decidedly unreliable as aggregate in bridge abutments. Very wibbly-wobbly.
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oky doke then....

this should be quick....

5 alcoholic , or equivilent to aliens , drinks.

usual 1 per universe etc.etc...
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1) Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster
2) Romulan Ale

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Bor'Kaan - Drasi drink, B5 universe
The Black Wine of Thentis - the Gor Novels (a mysterious stimulant drunk hot and allegedly made from some sort of bean)
Sapphire Wine - drink of choice in the distant future world of Tanith Lee's novels Drinking Sapphire Wine and Don't Bite the Sun

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spud42 wrote:
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oky doke then....

this should be quick....

5 alcoholic , or equivilent to aliens , drinks.

usual 1 per universe etc.etc...
- OK, in the Draco Tavern short stories,the "Chirps" get mildly bombed and somewhat incautiously loose-lipped on "sparkers" - which I've always envisaged in a Babycham glass, fizzing away like those eyeball-destroying fireworks. With a parrot and an umbrella in the glass too.

- In some of the Star Treks there is a peculiar non-human played by Patrick Stewart and some latex who changes his very peculiar mental state with a witches brew called "tearlgrey", taken hot.
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