Weirdest Foods in Science Fiction
They often say truth is stranger than fiction. However, science fiction is much stranger than truth or everyday fiction. Throughout the history of the sci-fi genre, television shows and movies have often been called upon to show their characters eating — guess what? — really weird stuff. Here are some of the weirdest pseudo-edibles in the world of sci-fi.
Star Trek: Gagh
Klingons may make a great cup of coffee (really), but when it comes to dinner they are seriously (sigh) out of this world. Their signature dish is Gagh, which is essentially just a plate of worms. Not just any worms, however. Klingons eat something called "serpent worms." Yikes.
Via: Momentum Books
Babylon 5: Spoo
Many of the alien races in the 1990s sci-fi classic Babylon 5 are fond of a foodstuff known simply as "spoo." What is it? Why, it’s worms, of course. Seriously, aliens have a love affair with eating worms. You’d think that with all of the worms Earth has, we’d have an alien on every street corner.
Via: Babylon 5 Wiki
Return of the Jedi: Live Frogs
Jabba the Hutt is a pretty big dude. To keep that masculine figure, he has to regularly consume mass quantities of live frogs. It must be noted, however, that he’d probably eat just about anything that was placed in front of him. Hutts aren’t picky.
Via: Slave Leia Wiki
One of the most-addictive snacks in the year 3000 is Popplers. These delicious little brown balls became a worldwide delicacy after the Planet Express crew brought them back to Earth after a mission. Of course, they turned out to be living creatures, but that’s a whole 'nother can of Slurm.
Via: Futurama Online
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster
This technically isn't food, but when your home planet is destroyed, you aren't really in the mood for grub. The Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster has been described as being the alcoholic version of being mugged, so you know it’s going to be intense.
Farscape: Roasted-Spider Soup
The resident culinary guru in the world of Farscape is named Granny, and her signature, uh, dish is a delicacy known as roasted-spider soup, made exclusively from the meat of the Wolaxian arachnid (shown above). However, due to the spider's terrifying appearance, gathering this ingredient proves easier said than done.
Via: Farscape Wiki
Little Shop of Horrors: People
When Audrey 2 uttered her famous phrase, “Feed me, Seymour!” she was not referring to a plate of tacos. No, she wanted delicious slabs of human placed ever so gently in her gaping maw. Cool!
Alien Nation: Spoiled Milk
We human beings tend to enjoy foodstuffs before they begin to rot and start to get us sick. Aliens? Give it to them as rotting and curdled as non-humanly possible.
Via: Audio Heritage
When you hear the word "spice," you no doubt think of some plant parts that have been dried out and ground up. You don’t, however, often think about secretions left by gigantic sand worms. Oh well. To each his own.
Via: Saket Vora
Sleeper: Low-Carb/High-Protein and -Fat Diet
Woody Allen’s seminal sci-fi classic, Sleeper, may actually have predicted our current fascination with low-carb diets. Everyone in the future avoids wheat gluten and gorges on fat and meat. Dr. Atkins could have been inspired by this (but probably wasn't).
A Clockwork Orange: Moloko Plus
Some people like their milk with cereal, or coffee or even cookies. Alex from A Clockwork Orange, however, prefers his milk to be mixed with barbiturates. Breakfast of champions!