Almost Human is a TV series starring Karl "Judge Dredd, Bones, and Eomer -- aka Nerd Trifecta" Urban as the gruff, noodle-obsessed detective John Kennex, who has a robot partner and literally starts talking about eating noodles during the first six minutes of Episode 1. Still, even though Almost Human premiered in 2013, Kennex's eating habits can be explained by -- to put it mildly -- the series taking a lot of cues from Blade Runner. And to put it crudely: Almost Human is so in love with Blade Runner's themes of what it means to be human that it's taped the movie's DVD case to a body pillow with a hole cut in the middle.
Interestingly, another TV show that borrows heavily from Blade Runner is the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica, which also centers on the blurred lines between man and machine, and even stars Edward James Olmos as Commander William Adama, an ass-kicking, name-taking military commander of a space warship. You might remember Mr. Olmos from a role we could have mentioned a few paragraphs up: You can see him recruiting Deckard at the beginning of Blade Runner. Oh, and here he is eating noodles in the BSG miniseries.
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"All this has happened before and will happen again."
You could, of course, always make the argument that because Battlestar Galactica primarily takes place on isolated spaceships, their crews must resort to the most basic foodstuff and thus list noodles under "breakfast," "lunch," "dinner," and "cause of suicide." So maybe you can look at noodles as the food of necessity, both for people stuck in deep space and those unable to afford anything better, like with Spike Spiegel, the eternally broke space bounty hunter from the Cowboy Bebop anime:
And yet, none of the above, already very shaky justifications for futuristic malnutrition, explain why in the flying fuck Korben Dallas, Bruce Willis' flying-taxi-driver character, is shown eating noodles from a flying restaurant in The Fifth Element (1997).