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17th Jan '16 5:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Starport}}'', a obscure game in the vein of ''StarControl''. Spice is seen as a resource that can produce valuable warp fuel for the player and earn some money. Obvious as a ShoutOut to Dune, desert planets produce this product.
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* ''{{Starport}}'', a obscure game in the vein of ''StarControl''.''VideoGame/StarControl''. Spice is seen as a resource that can produce valuable warp fuel for the player and earn some money. Obvious as a ShoutOut to Dune, desert planets produce this product.
13th Dec '15 4:01:53 PM nombretomado
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** In the XWingSeries, the Rogues have to talk a glitbiter -- someone who regularly takes glitterstim and shows it - via hologram, and the glitbiter apparently forgets that he's using a hologram. Glitterstim telepathy doesn't work on someone who's aware of the glitbiter's ability and hostile, so because this guy couldn't read Rogue Leader, he got defensive.
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** In the XWingSeries, Literature/XWingSeries, the Rogues have to talk a glitbiter -- someone who regularly takes glitterstim and shows it - via hologram, and the glitbiter apparently forgets that he's using a hologram. Glitterstim telepathy doesn't work on someone who's aware of the glitbiter's ability and hostile, so because this guy couldn't read Rogue Leader, he got defensive.
7th Aug '15 11:58:22 AM MarsJenkar
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** A second type of spice, introduced with glitterstim in the [[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy]], was ryll, which was more common and named for the Twi'lek world of Ryloth where it was generally found.
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** A second type of spice, introduced with glitterstim in the [[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy]], Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy, was ryll, which was more common and named for the Twi'lek world of Ryloth where it was generally found.
7th Aug '15 11:57:54 AM MarsJenkar
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** A second type of spice, introduced with glitterstim in the [[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy]], was ryll, which was more common and named for the Twi'lek world of Ryloth where it was generally found.
4th Jul '15 11:25:07 AM LordInsane
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* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', the TropeMaker. Spice is produced only by the {{sandworm}}s of Arrakis, making the planet the most strategically important planet in the galaxy. The spice [[SuperSerum gives]] various psychic organizations their [[PsychicPowers abilities]], and allows (safe[[labelnote:*]]The actual FTL mechanism itself doesn't require spice, but due to an ancient prohibition on computing power, the navigators need it if they want to get the ship moving within anyone's natural lifetime[[/labelnote]]) use of the setting's manual [[FasterThanLightTravel FTL travel]]. Since it also extends life somewhat, nearly the entire ruling class is addicted to it. And withdrawal is fatal. Painfully. Critics generally see the spice as a metaphor for oil, making the Fremen Space Arabs.
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* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', the TropeMaker. Spice is produced only by the {{sandworm}}s of Arrakis, making the planet the most strategically important planet in the galaxy. The spice [[SuperSerum gives]] various psychic organizations their [[PsychicPowers abilities]], and allows (safe[[labelnote:*]]The actual FTL mechanism itself doesn't require spice, but due to an ancient prohibition on computing power, the navigators need it if they want to get the ship moving within anyone's natural lifetime[[/labelnote]]) use of the setting's manual [[FasterThanLightTravel FTL travel]]. Since it also extends life somewhat, nearly the entire ruling class is addicted to it.it (often consumed as flavouring -- the taste is described as somewhat similar to cinnamon). And withdrawal is fatal. Painfully. Critics generally see the spice as a metaphor for oil, making the Fremen Space Arabs.
21st Jun '15 9:51:29 PM nombretomado
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* Quafe can be said to be ''EVEOnline'' drug, despite it being a soda. * In ''KingdomOfLoathing'', Spices are some of the most valued mundane items. They are rather hard to come by unless you are farming for them, and they are a necessary ingredient for most high-quality foods. The only ways to reliably get them are if you are a Pastamancer with one of the two spirits that can give them, or if you expend a ten-leaf clover (which are themselves pretty valuable and hard to come by) to retrieve some from the sewers.
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* Quafe can be said to be ''EVEOnline'' ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' drug, despite it being a soda. * In ''KingdomOfLoathing'', ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', Spices are some of the most valued mundane items. They are rather hard to come by unless you are farming for them, and they are a necessary ingredient for most high-quality foods. The only ways to reliably get them are if you are a Pastamancer with one of the two spirits that can give them, or if you expend a ten-leaf clover (which are themselves pretty valuable and hard to come by) to retrieve some from the sewers.
17th May '15 11:07:14 AM nombretomado
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* Ordinary ginger turns out to be an addictive drug [[spoiler:and aphrodisiac]] to the vaguely reptilian members of the Race in HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' series. The setting isn't SpaceOpera, but trade ends up developing fast.
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* Ordinary ginger turns out to be an addictive drug [[spoiler:and aphrodisiac]] to the vaguely reptilian members of the Race in HarryTurtledove's Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' series. The setting isn't SpaceOpera, but trade ends up developing fast.
26th Apr '15 4:59:11 PM Fireblood
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** Han Solo is in debt to Jabba the Hutt due to jettisoning a shipment of spice he was supposed to be transporting for him to keep it from being seized by TheEmpire. His spice was apparently some kind of drug.
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** Han Solo is in debt to Jabba the Hutt due to jettisoning a shipment of spice he was supposed to be transporting for him to keep it from being seized by TheEmpire. His spice was apparently some kind of drug. There's also mention of the spice mines of Kessel. Possibly inspired from ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''.

** Han Solo In ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'' it's stated spice is in debt to Jabba the Hutt legal, just so expensive due to jettisoning a shipment of spice he was supposed the Empire's monopoly over it's mining for smuggling to be transporting for him to keep it from being seized by TheEmpire. His spice was apparently some kind of drug.very profitable.

** Regular spices are prized as much as they were in olden times due to the bland flavor of packaged protein that most space crews eat. Shepherd Book notes, "A man can live on packaged food from here 'til Judgment Day if he's got enough rosemary."
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** Regular spices are prized as much as they were in olden times due to the bland flavor of packaged protein that most space crews eat. Shepherd Book notes, notes "A man can live on packaged food from here 'til Judgment Day if he's got enough rosemary."

* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': ''Enterprise'' trades a rack of Earth spices for the recipe for [[{{Unobtanium}} Trellium-D]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the ''Enterprise'' was extremely far from Earth, making Earth spices effectively irreplaceable (and therefore quite valuable). When selling the trader on the deal, Trip references the old spice wars: "On our planet, wars were fought over these."
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* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' the ''Enterprise'' trades a rack of Earth spices for the recipe for [[{{Unobtanium}} Trellium-D]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the ''Enterprise'' was extremely far from Earth, making Earth spices effectively irreplaceable (and therefore quite valuable). When selling the trader on the deal, Trip references the old spice wars: "On our planet, wars were fought over these."
13th Mar '15 9:10:47 PM Elusivehawk
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->''The spice must flow.''
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->''The ->''"The spice must flow.''"''
22nd Feb '15 10:27:01 PM JasonJD48
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-->--''Literature/{{Dune}}''
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-->--''Literature/{{Dune}}'' -->--''Film/{{Dune}}''

* ''{{Dune}}'', the TropeMaker. Spice is produced only by the {{sandworm}}s of Arrakis, making the planet the most strategically important planet in the galaxy. The spice [[SuperSerum gives]] various psychic organizations their [[PsychicPowers abilities]], and allows (safe[[labelnote:*]]The actual FTL mechanism itself doesn't require spice, but due to an ancient prohibition on computing power, the navigators need it if they want to get the ship moving within anyone's natural lifetime[[/labelnote]]) use of the setting's manual [[FasterThanLightTravel FTL travel]]. Since it also extends life somewhat, nearly the entire ruling class is addicted to it. And withdrawal is fatal. Painfully. Critics generally see the spice as a metaphor for oil, making the Fremen Space Arabs.
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* ''{{Dune}}'', ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', the TropeMaker. Spice is produced only by the {{sandworm}}s of Arrakis, making the planet the most strategically important planet in the galaxy. The spice [[SuperSerum gives]] various psychic organizations their [[PsychicPowers abilities]], and allows (safe[[labelnote:*]]The actual FTL mechanism itself doesn't require spice, but due to an ancient prohibition on computing power, the navigators need it if they want to get the ship moving within anyone's natural lifetime[[/labelnote]]) use of the setting's manual [[FasterThanLightTravel FTL travel]]. Since it also extends life somewhat, nearly the entire ruling class is addicted to it. And withdrawal is fatal. Painfully. Critics generally see the spice as a metaphor for oil, making the Fremen Space Arabs.
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