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19th Jan '16 8:07:19 PM Adept
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** We get to see the beginnings of this process in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]''. The [[WaveMotionGun Genesis System]] used at the end of the series was originally created as a laser propulsion/nuclear pulse hybrid engine meant to be attached to colonies to facilitate their exodus from the solar system & thus escape the conflict between Naturals & Coordinators, before Patrick Zara decided to repurpose it as a doomsday weapon & tried to use it to end the war in [[NukeEm a more direct manner]]. In the ''GundamSEEDAstray'' manga the heroes actually help a neutral colony afix one to use for its intended purpose.
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** We get to see the beginnings of this process in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]''. The [[WaveMotionGun Genesis System]] used at the end of the series was originally created as a laser propulsion/nuclear pulse hybrid engine meant to be attached to colonies to facilitate their exodus from the solar system & thus escape the conflict between Naturals & Coordinators, before Patrick Zara decided to repurpose it as a doomsday weapon & tried to use it to end the war in [[NukeEm a more direct manner]]. In the ''GundamSEEDAstray'' ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' manga the heroes actually help a neutral colony afix one to use for its intended purpose.
30th Dec '15 8:53:12 AM Jake
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A Generation Ship is almost always a StarshipLuxurious -- it's got to sustain the equivalent of an entire ecosystem, whether it does so with rivets-and-bolts machinery or with an actual terrarium-style recreation of a full-fledged habitat.
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A Generation Ship is almost always a StarshipLuxurious -- it's got to sustain the equivalent of an entire ecosystem, whether it does so with rivets-and-bolts machinery or with an actual terrarium-style recreation of a full-fledged habitat. habitat, not to mention accomodate hundreds or thousands of people for their entire lifespans without them going mad from boredom and claustrophobia.
7th Nov '15 12:44:15 PM Spoib
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The ship itself is a pretty cool character, too!
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's ''Aurora'' is chiefly set on a generation ship, which is approaching the end of its voyage at the start of the book. A major theme of the book is [[spoiler:the fact that while the original generation-ship crew may have consented to their risky mission, their children don't get a choice.]]
17th Oct '15 3:50:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the backstory for ''PlanetSide 1'', the [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]] launched several generation ships before they learned how to [[PortalNetwork force open wormholes]]. Contact with the generation ships was lost several years after launch.
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* In the backstory for ''PlanetSide ''VideoGame/PlanetSide 1'', the [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]] launched several generation ships before they learned how to [[PortalNetwork force open wormholes]]. Contact with the generation ships was lost several years after launch.
20th Sep '15 8:05:58 PM Adept
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** Of course, the semi-sequel ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' shows that the everyone aboard the ''Unity'' was actually a HumanPopsicle for the duration of the journey. * In the visual novel ''[[AnalogueAHateStory Analogue: A Hate Story]]'', a generation ship named ''Mugunghwa'' was sent from Earth in the 24th century to colonize other worlds. One day it vanished, only to reappear as a lifeless derelict millennia later. [[FeaturelessProtagonist You]] are hired and [[LateToTheTragedy sent to the ship]] to [[JigsawPuzzlePlot find out what the hell happened]] for it to end like that.
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** Of course, the semi-sequel ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' shows that the everyone aboard the ''Unity'' was actually a HumanPopsicle for the duration of the journey. * In the visual novel ''[[AnalogueAHateStory Analogue: A Hate Story]]'', ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'', a generation ship named ''Mugunghwa'' was sent from Earth in the 24th century to colonize other worlds. One day it vanished, only to reappear as a lifeless derelict millennia later. [[FeaturelessProtagonist You]] are hired and [[LateToTheTragedy sent to the ship]] to [[JigsawPuzzlePlot find out what the hell happened]] for it to end like that.
11th Sep '15 11:32:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the first appearance of {{Brainiac}} when he had shrunken down Earth cities it is claimed it will take a century to return to his planet, meaning the descendants of the stolen people will inhabit his planet.
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* In the first appearance of {{Brainiac}} ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} when he had shrunken down Earth cities it is claimed it will take a century to return to his planet, meaning the descendants of the stolen people will inhabit his planet.
30th Aug '15 12:07:41 PM TARINunit9
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** Possibly true for the Tyranids as well, which appear to have travelled from another galaxy. However, it's not really clear if the majority of them live and die for generations during travel, hibernate, or are simply created from scratch when the fleet nears a target.
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** Possibly true for the Tyranids as well, which appear to have travelled traveled from another galaxy. However, it's not really clear if most of the majority of them live and die for generations during travel, hibernate, or ground troops are simply created from scratch when the fleet nears a target.target, and the majority of the remainder hibernate. Only a select few 'nid monstrosities, the [[WeaponizedOffspring Tervigons]], are awake for the journey.
29th Aug '15 8:17:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''MST3K'' alumnus ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' tries to use this trope, but it doesn't really make much sense since there are {{space pirate}}s and rapid space travel. Presumably the ''Southern Sun'' launched before proper FTL was invented, but that just begs the question of why the mutineers are so bad for wanting to leave, or why they needed to hijack the whole ship to do so instead of hitching a ride on a shuttle.
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* ''MST3K'' ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' alumnus ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' tries to use this trope, but it doesn't really make much sense since there are {{space pirate}}s and rapid space travel. Presumably the ''Southern Sun'' launched before proper FTL was invented, but that just begs the question of why the mutineers are so bad for wanting to leave, or why they needed to hijack the whole ship to do so instead of hitching a ride on a shuttle.
22nd Aug '15 3:10:04 PM Observance
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* In a baffling non-space example, the train in ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}'' becomes one of these, with children born on board.
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* In a baffling non-space example, the train in ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}'' becomes one of these, with children born on board. It houses the last survivors of a brutal, global IceAge, and is powered by a PerpetualMotionMachine.
6th Aug '15 7:18:26 PM M84
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* In ''Videogame/ChaosRingsIII'', Theia has been home to the only known humans alive for the past one thousand years. Theia was originally one of many ships designed to evacuate the planet Marble Blue [[spoiler:when a planet eating monster called The Entity arrived]], but it was unable to escape the planet's orbit [[spoiler:after the Entity deemed Marble Blue too dangerous an environment for its egg and laid it on Theia instead, leaving it stranded.]] Unable to carry out its original purpose of finding a new home for humans, Theia was repurposed to be that home.
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