- Hilda: "What's the story with him?"
- Jim Hawking: "Ah, it's nothing. Gene's a space cherry."
- —Outlaw Star, "World of Desires"
"Space Cherry" is a derogatory term used to describe a person or persons who have never been into space or are afraid of space. The term is used much in the same way someone may describe a virgin before or after their first sexual experience.