In the grand scheme of things, the "Manimal Sphere" isn't very big. In fact, using Christian math, that's more like 28-- barely the distance to Iowa. The point is, we'll be long dead before that hits any star systems with cable. But if you're a couple of outer space cow rapists and you fly through a Manimal brodcast wave, it's probably going to get you thinking.
Most rich kids just want to be pop stars.
How did these hyper-specific tropes spread so quickly?
The Hollywood rumor mill has been playing games with celebrity deaths for at least a century.
It's easy to work the system and win these awards even if you don't deserve them.