"Spike, I need you to go to the market and pick up everything on this list. And remember: don't go looking at no white women, or blowing all our money on fried chicken and diamond jewelry, or whatever it is you people eat."
"He has friends, people who love him. And me!"
How come every alien civilization has a royal family running everything? Apparently growing out of feudalism and discovering faster-than-light travel are mutually exclusive.
I still think democracy is a blip on the historical radar.
Other nonsensical tropes:
The need for human slaves when your race can harness trillions of degrees of energy to move giant super sentient spaceships thousands of light years across the galaxy.
Th need for little fighter ships that go pew pew pew pew with laser beams when actual spacefaring technology would probably resemble variations of what Iain Banks has depicted in the Culture Series: Tiny, super powerful, super sentient bad ass machines that resolve wars within seconds over distances of tens of millions of kilometers. Instead, we get Evil Space MIGs vs X-Wings in every single movie.
Super powerful pan-galactic aliens that are searching for water, human brain energy to power their hard drives, precious metals, genetic diversity or human-creativity-magic or love-power with which they can use to get out of the rut their race has gotten in from being so powerful and boring and uncreative, hidden power crystals that power their powerful ships, etc.
I will be making 20 times more than you even if you get into a union, which you likely won't because you do not understand coopera---heyyyy owww leggo my arm!
The TV adaptation of Brother From Another Planet lost some of the original commentary somewhere along the way.
5 stars for Louis Gosset Jr. needing the money
I loved this show as a kid and remember nothing about it.
"Which one of you idiots contracted our space navy to be made up of tunnel-ships?"
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