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- For the pilot with a similar name, see: Buzzer.
- According to the non-canonical Encyclopedia Galactica, "buzzer" is the general term given to a variety of alcoholic beverages native to the "outer Colonial provinces", essentially a form of moonshine made of local plant life and "usually aged less than one yahren". Judging from the connotations in "The Lost Warrior", with its Western-type setting, this view is consistent with the aired information, although the book provides additional details that are not canonically sourceable. For example, "excessive consumption" of this substance is a "serious medical and social problem in these lonely outposts, though no cure has been found".
- Kraus, Bruce (1979). Encyclopedia Galactica, p. p. 25. Note: Page number reflects the numbering in the PDF file linked to at the article on the book, and not in the book itself, the pages of which were not individually numbered.