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19th May '16 9:18:51 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Mirabile}}'' is set on a colony world settled by a fleet of five generation ships. That's all backstory, and the ships themselves don't actually appear, but there are occasional references to events from the trip (like one of the ships losing most of its population to a disease epidemic, which the colonists are still worried about a possible recurrence of).
9th May '16 11:57:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Uniquely, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has several examples of ''faster-than-light'' generational ships (they can cross the galaxy in a couple of years, but they end up being generational because they have ''no idea where they're going''; the galaxy's a big place to map), with humanity deliberately spreading itself out to avoid species-ending disasters like the end of the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', with examples including City 7 of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and the eponymous ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is actually the only series set after the original without one.

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* Uniquely, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has several examples of ''faster-than-light'' generational ships (they can cross the galaxy in a couple of years, but they end up being generational because they have ''no idea where they're going''; the galaxy's a big place to map), with humanity deliberately spreading itself out to avoid species-ending disasters like the one that happened at the end of the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', with examples including City 7 of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and the eponymous ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is actually the only series set after the original without one.
9th May '16 2:12:22 AM DarkHunter
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* Uniquely, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has several examples of ''faster-than-light'' generational ships, with humanity deliberately spreading itself out to avoid species-ending disasters like the end of the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', with examples including City 7 of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and the eponymous ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is actually the only series set after the original without one.

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* Uniquely, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has several examples of ''faster-than-light'' generational ships, ships (they can cross the galaxy in a couple of years, but they end up being generational because they have ''no idea where they're going''; the galaxy's a big place to map), with humanity deliberately spreading itself out to avoid species-ending disasters like the end of the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', with examples including City 7 of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and the eponymous ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is actually the only series set after the original without one.
22nd Apr '16 4:04:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* City 7 of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' was a rare example of a faster than light generational ship.
** Macross in general has these, with humanity deliberately spreading itself out to avoid species-ending disasters like the end of the original series. ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is actually the only series set after the original without one.

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* City 7 Uniquely, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' has several examples of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' was a rare example of a faster than light ''faster-than-light'' generational ship.
** Macross in general has these,
ships, with humanity deliberately spreading itself out to avoid species-ending disasters like the end of the original series. ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', with examples including City 7 of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and the eponymous ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is actually the only series set after the original without one.
28th Mar '16 5:52:36 PM Juushika
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* Corinne Duyvis's ''On the Edge of Gone'' takes place immediately prior to the launch of a generation ship, exploring the ship's construction and resources while contemplating who deserves a ticket into outer space after an apocalyptic event on earth: how much life can the ship support, which individuals earn a place aboard, and ultimately [[spoiler:what the ship's destination and purpose should be]].
28th Mar '16 5:42:34 PM Juushika
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* In the ''Literature/JacobsLadderTrilogy'', ''Jacob's Ladder'' is a generation ship on a multi-century journey to colonize another planet. It covers its bases by having a living ecosystem with crew members that are born and die en route in addition to holds carrying frozen sleepers.

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* In the Elizabeth Bear's ''Literature/JacobsLadderTrilogy'', ''Jacob's Ladder'' is a generation ship on a multi-century journey to colonize another planet. It covers its bases by having a living ecosystem with crew members that are born and die en route in addition to holds carrying frozen sleepers.
28th Mar '16 4:04:05 AM Korodzik
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* Possibly the TropeMaker here is Don Wilcox's 1940 novelette "The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years", told from the perspective of a Keeper of the Traditions who is supposed to go into hibernation and be revived every one hundred years to check on how society is progressing and return it to the proper path if necessary. It started the venerable trope of the ship's crew forgetting about their goal and regressing civilizationally.
5th Mar '16 8:06:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Space 1999}}'' episode 'Mission of the Darians'. The crew of Moonbase Alpha respond to a distress call from a 20 mile long ship on a 900-year voyage.[[spoiler: They discover that an accident a century earlier has wrecked most of the ship and its passengers have reverted to barbarism, except for an elite who are keeping themselves alive by using the others for transplant surgery.]]

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* The ''{{Space ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' episode 'Mission of the Darians'. The crew of Moonbase Alpha respond to a distress call from a 20 mile long ship on a 900-year voyage.[[spoiler: They discover that an accident a century earlier has wrecked most of the ship and its passengers have reverted to barbarism, except for an elite who are keeping themselves alive by using the others for transplant surgery.]]
26th Feb '16 6:03:48 PM t209
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* An older example from DC was 1996 "Legends of the Dead Earth" annuals, which these stories retold the stories of DC heroes from people who have [[FutureImperfect forgotten many details]] from [[EarthThatWas now-uninhabitable Earth]] that they left from these ships in their scatter across the universe for new homeworld. Examples include Franchise/{{Batman}} as partner of Catwoman and differing accounts of whether Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}was a villain or a hero; ranging from retelling of the stories to Legacy Character living up to their name.

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* An older example from DC was 1996 "Legends of the Dead Earth" annuals, which these stories retold the stories of DC heroes from people who have [[FutureImperfect forgotten many details]] from [[EarthThatWas now-uninhabitable Earth]] that they left from these ships in their scatter across the universe for new homeworld. Examples include Franchise/{{Batman}} as partner of Catwoman and differing accounts of whether Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}was Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} was a villain or a hero; ranging from retelling of the stories to Legacy Character living up to their name.
26th Feb '16 6:03:19 PM t209
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* DC's ComicBook/{{Earth2}} ended with HomeworldEvacuation on Generation ships after [[spoiler: Darkseid sucessfully took over the earth]] but their trip only lasted for a short time after ComicBook/{{Convergence}} with discovery of new Earth-like planet but [[spoiler: most of the ships crashlanded on Earth with Terry Sloan--who specifically engineered the flaw of the Generation ships--which left him as defacto ruler over the survivors.]]
* An older example from DC was 1996 "Legends of the Dead Earth" annuals, which these stories retold the stories of DC heroes from people who have [[FutureImperfect forgotten many details]] from [[EarthThatWas now-uninhabitable Earth]] that they left from these ships in their scatter across the universe for new homeworld. Examples include Franchise/{{Batman}} as partner of Catwoman and differing accounts of whether Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}was a villain or a hero; ranging from retelling of the stories to Legacy Character living up to their name.
** One of the stories took place on the ships was focused on Tris Plover, who was assigned as an agricultural worker and sentenced to be [[HumanResources a fertilizer]] at age 30 until she joined with Batman as Robin after the discovery that the ship has went off course. [[spoiler: Although she managed to use new navigation data to get the ship on right track, [[BittersweetEnding The new course will take at least more than three centuries to reach the journey and Tris had to turn herself in to the authority due to knowing that she will not be there to see it.]]]] [[/folder]]
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