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28th Apr '16 1:46:48 PM ilmaisin
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* The ClosestThingWeGot in real life is the unauthorized use of communication satellites. Some of the comm satellites are simple radio repeaters without complicated authontication mechanisms. One of those incidents happened in 2007 when Tamil rebels pirated an Intelsat satellite to transmit their radio and TV propaganda broadcasts[[http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/659ab77e-c276-11e4-ad89-00144feab7de.html]].

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* The ClosestThingWeGot in real life is the unauthorized use of communication satellites. Some of the comm satellites them are simple radio repeaters without complicated authontication authentication mechanisms. One of those incidents happened in 2007 when Tamil rebels pirated an Intelsat satellite to transmit their radio and TV propaganda broadcasts[[http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/659ab77e-c276-11e4-ad89-00144feab7de.html]].
27th Apr '16 4:06:44 PM Gamermaster
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* [[spoiler: Luluco's mother]] in ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''.
17th Apr '16 5:17:52 AM Nippertipper
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# The other version does a RecycledInSPACE on [[APirate400YearsTooLate every eighteenth century pirate cliche ever]]. Reasons for including this version will typically be along the lines of "Because SpaceIsAnOcean, it has to have {{Pirate}}s" rather than making any meaningful attempt at justifying their existence. They have Cornish accents and [[TalkLikeAPirate say "Arr!" a lot]]. They have [[PirateParrot parrots]] (probably robotic), and they're DressedToPlunder with [[ArtificialLimbs false limbs]] (probably cybernetic), beards, tricorn hats, and eyepatches (or cybernetic eyes). They may even have ships shaped like [[SpaceSailing boats]], and instead of making their victims WalkThePlank, they set them adrift in [[EscapePod escape pods]] or just [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw them out the airlock]]. Lacking ropes, they'll beam a BoardingParty over to their victim's ship, or send out a shuttle, or use a TractorBeam.

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# The other version does a RecycledInSPACE on [[APirate400YearsTooLate every eighteenth century pirate cliche ever]]. Reasons for including this version will typically be along the lines of "Because SpaceIsAnOcean, it has to have {{Pirate}}s" rather than making any meaningful attempt at justifying their existence. They have Cornish accents and [[TalkLikeAPirate say "Arr!" a lot]]. They have [[PirateParrot parrots]] (probably robotic), and they're DressedToPlunder with [[ArtificialLimbs false limbs]] (probably cybernetic), beards, tricorn hats, and eyepatches (or cybernetic eyes). They may even have ships shaped like [[SpaceSailing boats]], and instead of making their victims WalkThePlank, they set them adrift in [[EscapePod escape pods]] waiting for the oxygen tanks to run out or just [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw them out the airlock]].airlock]] without any protective gear. Lacking ropes, they'll beam a BoardingParty over to their victim's ship, or send out a shuttle, or use a TractorBeam.
28th Mar '16 7:02:41 PM JackG
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Compare SkyPirates. See also: {{Pirate}} and PirateGirl. You will [[SpaceIsAnOcean often see them fighting]] {{Space Marine}}s.

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Compare SkyPirates.SkyPirates and SalvagePirates. See also: {{Pirate}} and PirateGirl. You will [[SpaceIsAnOcean often see them fighting]] {{Space Marine}}s.
29th Feb '16 4:29:40 AM Veanne
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* In the ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'' 'verse we've met two groups of those so far; Harmon's regular pirates out for loot and the bloodthirsty Kagaan-Vas.
24th Feb '16 3:37:30 PM Saber15
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* Piracy is alive and well in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe due to the relative ease of capturing most recharging [=JumpShips=], though actual independent pirate and bandit groups are seen more in the Periphery beyond the reach of either the Clans or the Great Houses. They don't so much attack civilian shipping as they raid poorly defended worlds directly, though.

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* Piracy is alive and well in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe due to the relative ease of capturing most recharging [=JumpShips=], though actual independent pirate and bandit groups are seen more mostly in the Periphery beyond the reach of either the Clans or the Great Houses. They don't so much attack civilian shipping as they raid poorly defended worlds directly, though. A number of particularly large pirate bands have banded up and attempted to go 'legitimate' and set themselves up as an actual nation, such as the Oberon Confederation or Circinus Federation.
23rd Feb '16 10:49:39 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'' has ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot robot]]'' space pirates of the second type. ''[[RatchetAndClank Quest For Booty]]'' has ''undead'' robot space pirates! And zombie ninja pandas are briefly referred to in ''Tools of Destruction'', presumably to complete the NinjaPirateZombieRobot requirement.

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'' has ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot robot]]'' space pirates of the second type. ''[[RatchetAndClank Quest ''Quest For Booty]]'' Booty'' has ''undead'' robot space pirates! And zombie ninja pandas are briefly referred to in ''Tools of Destruction'', presumably to complete the NinjaPirateZombieRobot requirement.
16th Feb '16 11:44:31 AM ilaiho
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* The ClosestThingWeGot in real life is the unauthorized use of communication satellites. Some of the comm satellites are simple radio repeaters without complicated authontication mechanisms. One of those incidents happened in 2007 when Tamil rebels pirated an Intelsat satellite to transmit their radio and TV propaganda broadcasts[[http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/659ab77e-c276-11e4-ad89-00144feab7de.html]].
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14th Feb '16 6:48:35 PM jgoulden
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' had an episode titled ''The Pirates of Orion,'' complete with pirate spaceship, as a possible forerunner to the Orion Syndicate in ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.''
14th Feb '16 6:44:26 PM jgoulden
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*** ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' had an episode titled ''The Pirates of Orion.''
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