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Spoo is a valuable and highly desired food product in the fictional Babylon 5 universe. Originally created by J. Michael Straczynski in 1983, and since its introduction on the Babylon 5 television series, spoo has remained popular among fans of the science fiction saga with references found in areas as diverse as day trading jargon and computer programming. Within the Babylon 5 series, spoo is made from the extraterrestrial worm-like creatures of the same name, and is considered to be the most delicious food in the known galaxy, regardless of which species is asked. Despite its universal appeal as an exceptionally versatile food product, the creature itself is despised, and the cultivation of the herds can be a very depressing occupation. (more...)

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