History Main / SpaceWestern

8th Dec '17 10:30:03 AM WaterBlap
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Essentially, this is nostalgia, allegory, or pragmatism meeting the fact Space is [[TheFinalFrontier the last unexplored territory]], while ignoring that guns and anti-authoritarianism mixes poorly with fragile life-support systems.

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Essentially, this is nostalgia, allegory, or pragmatism meeting the fact Space is [[TheFinalFrontier the last unexplored territory]], territory, while ignoring that guns and anti-authoritarianism mixes poorly with fragile life-support systems.
3rd Dec '17 10:30:18 PM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/JustAPilgrim'' is explicitly based on Western tropes.

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* ''ComicBook/JustAPilgrim'' is explicitly based on Western tropes.tropes, though it takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth where the oceans have dried up rather than another planet.


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* The French comic ''Space Mounties'' features, well, Mounties InSpace, although they very much want to get back to base and the joys of bureaucratic work instead of field missions.
3rd Dec '17 5:15:28 PM GirlofMassDeconstruction
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* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' has some elements of this, with bounty hunters in space and some of the settings.
24th Nov '17 10:57:18 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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* ''Film/StarWars'' dabbles in this. Han Solo, for example, is a sort of Old West gunslinger, and the cantina in Mos Eisley is a western bar, complete with random brawling. Boba Fett walks with a sound resembling the jingling of cowboy spurs, too. Tatooine is pretty much the Wild West of Star Wars. Mos Espa spaceport is like a typical old western town with little law enforcement, [[TheSavageIndian savage]] [[SpaceJews natives]] wanting their land, farms, shady saloons, smugglers, all set on an endlessly sprawling desert.

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* ''Film/StarWars'' dabbles in this. Han Solo, for example, is a sort of Old West gunslinger, and the cantina in Mos Eisley is a western bar, complete with random brawling. Boba Fett walks with a sound resembling the jingling of cowboy spurs, too. Tatooine is pretty much the Wild West of Star Wars. Mos Espa spaceport is like a typical old western town with little law enforcement, [[TheSavageIndian savage]] [[SpaceJews natives]] wanting their land, farms, shady saloons, smugglers, all set on an endlessly sprawling desert. The spinoff film starring Han Solo is even being billed as a space western by WordOfGod.


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** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' expands on this, with a planet of sexual escorts that's essentially a space-age version of a seedy saloon, other factions of the Ravagers having different motifs and the above-mentioned whistling being expanded into a laser-arrow version of a wild west shootout in two key scenes.
1st Nov '17 8:50:25 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AndreNorton's ''Beast Master'' and its sequel ''Lord of Thunder''.

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* Creator/AndreNorton's ''Beast Master'' ''Literature/TheBeastMaster'' and its sequel ''Lord of Thunder''.''Literature/LordOfThunder''.
1st Oct '17 5:24:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'' features alien [[FunnyAnimal "cattle" men]]. The tie-in merchandise stated that the characters were the result of a weird radioactive meteor mutating Earth's animal life.

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* ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'' ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'' features alien [[FunnyAnimal "cattle" men]]. The tie-in merchandise stated that the characters were the result of a weird radioactive meteor mutating Earth's animal life.
15th Sep '17 2:32:33 PM nombretomado
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* The old {{Mac}}-originated lightweight FourX game ''VideoGame/SpacewardHo'' is notable for its cutesy frontier aesthetic, including the distinctive be-Stetson'd planet pictured at the top of its page.

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* The old {{Mac}}-originated UsefulNotes/{{Mac}}-originated lightweight FourX game ''VideoGame/SpacewardHo'' is notable for its cutesy frontier aesthetic, including the distinctive be-Stetson'd planet pictured at the top of its page.
18th Aug '17 9:40:46 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' was described by one creator as "''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' in space". It takes place on planet Jasper, where the town is located next to an active copper mine in the middle of territory held by hostile Natives and subject to attack by bandits and its own corrupt bureaucracy.
15th Aug '17 6:55:47 PM nombretomado
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TheWestern '''[-[[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]]-]'''. Basically TheWestern [[XMeetsY Meets]] WagonTrainToTheStars.

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TheWestern '''[-[[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]]-]'''. Basically TheWestern [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Meets]] WagonTrainToTheStars.



* Music/SamShepard's ''Tooth of Crime'' is pretty much SpaceCowboy [[XMeetsY meets]] ThePowerOfRock.

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* Music/SamShepard's ''Tooth of Crime'' is pretty much SpaceCowboy [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ThePowerOfRock.
3rd Aug '17 2:42:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''GalaxyExpress999'', especially the second episode in the almost deserted town in Mars resembles SpaghettiWestern.

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* ''GalaxyExpress999'', ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'', especially the second episode in the almost deserted town in Mars resembles SpaghettiWestern.
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