Science Fiction Liquor

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  1. thestrangequark

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    Hi friends! My boss' sister is doing research into alcoholic beverages in science fiction. She has Trek and Hitchhiker's guide pretty well-covered, but is looking for more. My boss, knowing I'm a nerd, asked if I knew any, and I thought I'd put the question to the experts. So, know of any good non-Trek alcohol I can share? Any sci fi book, movie, comic, tv show, radio show, etc is acceptable.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apophis

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    There was Ambrosia in BSG & Caprica.

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  3. Reverend

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  4. thestrangequark

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    You guys are awesome! Keep them coming if you can!
     
  5. Fist McStrongpunch

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    Babylon 5 has the fantastical drink called "Zima."
     
  6. EnsignRicky

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    Don't forget the magnificent Spice Wines of Kessel. :devil:
     
  7. Hound of UIster

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    Energon from TFs.
    Butterbear from HP.
    Victory Gin from 1984.
     
  8. thestrangequark

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    You guys are great. I found out more about the project. The woman is an art historian and the research is related to that -- alcohol in popular fiction, I guess. I thought of butterbeer too, but I think HP falls strongly in the fantasy genre rather than sci-fi. I've been email your responses to my boss, thanks for the help!
     
  9. 137th Gebirg

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    TOS Battlestar also had the obscure Buzzer adult beverage that was like homemade moonshine. Additionally, TOS also had the more generic (and not too imaginative) Ale, Grog and Vignon.

    If you want to get into the harder stuff, there was also Smoking Plant Vapors that I'm guessing was like Colonial weed.

    NuBSG has a bunch as well.
     
  10. RoJoHen

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    Farscape had a drink called "fellip nectar." After Aeryn drinks a beer for the first time, she says it tastes like fellip nectar, which comes from the planet Tarsus.
     
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    Farscape also had Razlac. the description of it varied based on who wrote the episode.
     
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    I drank this last Sunday hoping it would take me back to the start of the weekend.;)
     
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    Blakes Seven - Soma.
     
  17. Jan

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    There's Traxian Ale on B5, too. Walker Smith had some in the episode TKO.

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  18. Silvercrest

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    I'm not sure butterbeer would qualify even if we could count HP, since I don't think it's alcoholic. Considering the ages of the characters, I sure hope not!

    Back in the 1980s the comic book series The Alien Legion featured a recreational drink called grogh. The nature of this substance is unclear, but apparently it was an intoxicant for all known species-- quite a feat, considering how many diverse alien races (and biologies) were featured! The second volume of this series, with mostly different creators, changed the name to "groph" with no explanation. Possibly a typo.

    The Dragonriders of Pern makes frequent references to wine, particularly "Benden red". I know wine isn't exactly up there with spice beer and ambrosia, but it's thousands of years in the future and on another planet, so technically this is going to be wine that none of us are familiar with. Plus, well, it gets mentioned a lot.
     
  19. RoJoHen

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    Hermoine seemed pretty intoxicated after leaving the pub in "The Half-Blood Prince."

    Isn't the drinking age in the UK 16?
     
  20. Silvercrest

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    But I thought the characters started drinking it while younger. I may have that wrong.
     

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