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16th Jul '17 5:24:03 PM nombretomado
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* The PC game ''VideoGame/GratuitousSpaceBattles'' uses 2D space, friction in space and space fighters, Damaged ships even catch fire. Some mods have gone full circle, using the game to portray WW2 naval battles.

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* The PC game ''VideoGame/GratuitousSpaceBattles'' uses 2D space, friction in space and space fighters, Damaged ships even catch fire. Some mods have gone full circle, using the game to portray WW2 [=WW2=] naval battles.
11th Jul '17 8:57:15 PM gezegond
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** Spacecraft even have "lifeboats"--generally called {{escape pod}}s or something similar--despite the concept being [[http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/advdesign.php#id--Life_Boats largely impractical]] in case of realistic space travel.

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** Spacecraft even have "lifeboats"--generally called {{escape pod}}s or something similar--despite the concept being [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20160302191122/http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/advdesign.com:80/public_html/rocket/advdesign.php#id--Life_Boats largely impractical]] in case of realistic space travel.
9th Jul '17 8:57:39 AM nombretomado
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** The {{Space Fighter}}s, though, looked more like WorldWarTwo fighters with a computer and a HUD and wouldn't look out of space with propellers on the front. They also, for some reason, include jump drives, even though they're never expected to perform jumps. Oh, and their on-board computers appear to have tons of data, including the identities of top-secret high-ranking operatives. The Kilrathi should've been trying to capture one of ''those'' computers instead of a Navcom AI.

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** The {{Space Fighter}}s, though, looked more like WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII fighters with a computer and a HUD and wouldn't look out of space with propellers on the front. They also, for some reason, include jump drives, even though they're never expected to perform jumps. Oh, and their on-board computers appear to have tons of data, including the identities of top-secret high-ranking operatives. The Kilrathi should've been trying to capture one of ''those'' computers instead of a Navcom AI.



* In the British sci-fi series ''Series/{{UFO}}'' it appears that Space Is The English Channel given the number of [[WorldWarII Battle of Britain tropes]] it draws upon: Moonbase is the beleaguered sector airfield, SID (Space Intruder Detector) the RDF radar post, and calmly-speaking young women (WAAF's) vector in SHADO Interceptors (Spitfires) against the anonymous alien invaders (German bombers). But given that the Moon takes 27.322 days to orbit the Earth, [[FridgeLogic one wonders why]] the aliens don't just attack SHADO headquarters when the Moon is on the opposite side of the planet.

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* In the British sci-fi series ''Series/{{UFO}}'' it appears that Space Is The English Channel given the number of [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Battle of Britain tropes]] it draws upon: Moonbase is the beleaguered sector airfield, SID (Space Intruder Detector) the RDF radar post, and calmly-speaking young women (WAAF's) vector in SHADO Interceptors (Spitfires) against the anonymous alien invaders (German bombers). But given that the Moon takes 27.322 days to orbit the Earth, [[FridgeLogic one wonders why]] the aliens don't just attack SHADO headquarters when the Moon is on the opposite side of the planet.



* The ''VideoGame/FreeSpace'' space sim games refer to spaceships in nautical terms. The militaries that use these ships are called are called navies, and use navy ship classifications and personnel ranking. Fighters are akin to WorldWarII atmospheric fighters -- ''[[OldSchoolDogfight WorldWarII-style dogfights]]'' are actually mentioned ''on the box'' as a primary selling point. ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2'' even has a hidden pirate ship, the ''Volition Bravos'', as an EasterEgg (it can be summoned using a cheat code). ''VideoGame/FreeSpace'''s terminology is an interesting example. It turns out that "destroyers" are battleship/aircraft-carrier hybrids and the largets warships in the game, while "cruisers" are the smallest, cheapest warships. The second game, set 32 years after the first, introduces "corvettes" which are slightly smaller than destroyers. Fighter units are formed into "squads," with "wings" being tactical elements of up to four fighters. Since this occurs centuries in the future however, it's likely all these changes were intentional, especially since Volition hired an ex-Marine NCO as a military consultant.

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* The ''VideoGame/FreeSpace'' space sim games refer to spaceships in nautical terms. The militaries that use these ships are called are called navies, and use navy ship classifications and personnel ranking. Fighters are akin to WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII atmospheric fighters -- ''[[OldSchoolDogfight WorldWarII-style dogfights]]'' are actually mentioned ''on the box'' as a primary selling point. ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2'' even has a hidden pirate ship, the ''Volition Bravos'', as an EasterEgg (it can be summoned using a cheat code). ''VideoGame/FreeSpace'''s terminology is an interesting example. It turns out that "destroyers" are battleship/aircraft-carrier hybrids and the largets warships in the game, while "cruisers" are the smallest, cheapest warships. The second game, set 32 years after the first, introduces "corvettes" which are slightly smaller than destroyers. Fighter units are formed into "squads," with "wings" being tactical elements of up to four fighters. Since this occurs centuries in the future however, it's likely all these changes were intentional, especially since Volition hired an ex-Marine NCO as a military consultant.
3rd Jul '17 11:15:42 AM WillKeaton
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* Mentioned by name in #2 of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17392_6-sci-fi-movie-conventions-that-need-to-die_p2.html 6 Sci-Fi Movie Conventions (That Need to Die)]].

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* Mentioned by name in #2 of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17392_6-sci-fi-movie-conventions-that-need-to-die_p2.html 6 Sci-Fi Movie Conventions (That Need to Die)]].Die).]]
23rd Jun '17 5:33:11 PM Mercy
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* Space is [[TwoDSpace two-dimensional]]. Viewscreens are almost always two-dimensional, when displays for battles at least should be three. Spaceships may also have navigation lights like sea ships: very useful for gauging another ship's orientation in 2-D, but useless in 3-D.

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* Space is [[TwoDSpace two-dimensional]]. Viewscreens are almost always two-dimensional, when displays for battles at least should be three. Spaceships may also have navigation lights like sea ships: very useful for gauging another ship's orientation in 2-D, but useless in 3-D.
16th Jun '17 4:52:31 PM WillKeaton
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* This tradition has gone on so long that assuming Earth does ever manage create routine space flight (which is unfortunately [[ModernStasis looking less likely]]) it is almost certain that this trope will be [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] .

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* This tradition has gone on so long that assuming Earth does ever manage create routine space flight (which is unfortunately [[ModernStasis looking less likely]]) it is almost certain that this trope will be [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] .Defictionalized]].
7th Jun '17 3:36:41 PM Az_Tech341
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' had an episode about a space cruise on a space ship called the ''Titanic.'' The episode goes pretty much as one would expect, with Zapp Brannigan (the captain of the ''Titanic)'' making as many comparisons between space and the ocean as possible.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' had an ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
** One
episode about focuses on a space cruise on a space ship called the ''Titanic.'' The episode goes pretty much as Fry wonders at one would expect, with point if they hit a space dolphin, while Zapp Brannigan (the captain of the ''Titanic)'' making makes as many comparisons between space and the ocean as possible.



** Fry seemed quite confused with the concept of SpacePirates until Leela helpfully explained they were like pirates ... in space. On the other hand, he wondered at one point if they had hit a space dolphin.
** And then there was an episode when the Planet Express Ship started {{Space Whale}}ing, the cluster of SpaceClouds with its own lighthouse... they used Space As An Ocean a lot. Of course, when the joke called for it the writers were just as happy to use Space Is A Railway or Space Is The Interstate Highway.

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** Fry seemed quite confused with the concept of SpacePirates until Leela helpfully explained they were like pirates ... in space. On the other hand, he wondered at one point if they had hit a space dolphin.
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There's also an episode when where the Planet Express Ship started starts {{Space Whale}}ing, the Whale}}ing.
** Another episode describes a
cluster of SpaceClouds with its own lighthouse... they used Space As An Ocean a lot. Of course, when the joke called for it the writers were just as happy to use Space Is A Railway or Space Is The Interstate Highway. lighthouse.
7th Jun '17 11:40:15 AM MadAnthony94
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** And then there was an episode when the Planet Express Ship started {{Space Whale}}ing, the cluster of SpaceClouds with its own lighthouse... they used Space As An Ocean a lot. Of course, when the joke called for it the writers were just as happy to use Space Is A Railway or Space Is The Interstate Highway.
2nd Jun '17 1:12:18 PM WillKeaton
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* Inverted in the Galleon Galaxy level of ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee''. It's a GangplankGalleon-themed level, set on a body of water with a lot of space-themed elements. For example, you can transform into a galleon, but it's called a spaceship.

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* Inverted in the Galleon Galaxy level of ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee''. It's a GangplankGalleon-themed level, set on a body of water with a lot of space-themed elements. For example, you can transform into a galleon, but it's called a spaceship. Islands that are a short swim away are treated as separate planets.
31st May '17 2:28:15 PM WillKeaton
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* Inverted in the Galleon Galaxy level of ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee''. It's a GangplankGalleon-themed level with a lot of space-themed elements. For example, you can transform into a galleon, but it's called a spaceship.

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* Inverted in the Galleon Galaxy level of ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee''. It's a GangplankGalleon-themed level level, set on a body of water with a lot of space-themed elements. For example, you can transform into a galleon, but it's called a spaceship.
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