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In August 2013, the TV series Breaking Bad made a reference to tulaberries in the mid-season premiere, "Blood Money", of the show's fifth and final season. Characters Brandon “Badger” Mayhew and Skinny Pete are discussing Star Trek, debating if the transporter really teleports people or if it destroys them and simply makes a perfect copy somewhere else (ironically, a similar accusation was mentioned by the man who invented transporter technology in ENT: "Daedalus"). Badger then describes an idea for a Star Trek script which he has had for a long time. In his script, the crew's mission has been boring and uneventful for some time, so they decide to hold a pie-eating contest in the mess hall - "tulaberry pies". Pete says that he doesn't know what tulaberries are, to which Badger responds "Tulaberries, from Gamma Quadrant, yo." Pete sharply interjects "That's Voyager, dude." Annoyed, Badger continues by saying, "Okay, blueberries. They're eating blueberry pie."
As Wired.com subsequently pointed out, however, tulaberries and the Gamma Quadrant in particular are from Deep Space Nine, not Voyager. They speculated that the incorrect attribution was intentional, a further joke at how the stoner characters mixed up the Star Trek spinoffs.[1]
That being said, the overall comment about "tulaberries from the Gamma Quadrant" is indeed implausible for a story set in the original series, because Starfleet did not have access to the Gamma Quadrant in Kirk's time. However, Quark and other Ferengi in Deep Space Nine are negotiating contracts to sell tulaberry wine to the Gamma Quadrant, which would seem to imply that tulaberries actually grow in Ferengi territory in the Alpha Quadrant, and are not actually from the Gamma Quadrant itself.

This definitely does not belong here, and has a lot of (what appears to be) personal commentary too. -- sulfur (talk) 16:10, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

Well, which is the proper place? The parodies, culture, or references article?--The Dragon Demands (talk) 16:12, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

I might suggest here in a "Breaking Bad" section. Though, without the critical comments, speculation, and so forth. Simply noting the reference itself in the show. -- sulfur (talk) 16:15, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

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