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29th Jun '16 8:34:16 AM HeraldAlberich
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->''"Slow, awe-inspiring shot of approaching underside of spaceship. Thanks to the ''Film/StarWars'' Act, passed by Congress in '79, it is law."''

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->''"Slow, awe-inspiring shot of approaching underside of spaceship. Thanks to the ''Film/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' Act, passed by Congress in '79, it is law."''



* The TropeCodifier is ''Film/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship.
** The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Episode V]], the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Episode VI]], the Jedi transport in [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]], the Naboo ambassadorial ship in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]], and the [[TheEmpire First Order]] Star Destroyer in [[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]], which ''eclipses a planet'' in its shot.
** The long panning shot of the Republic Venator class star destroyer in [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]] subverts this, as it ends to reveal ''hundreds'' of warships fighting the Battle of Coruscant in the distance, showing that ''this'' ship isn't particularly special. Yes, George Lucas loves this trope.
** Five of the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy novels writ]][[Literature/HandOfThrawn ten by]] Creators/TimothyZahn start aboard the Imperial Star Destroyer ''Chimera'', employing this Trope by inference.

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* The TropeCodifier is ''Film/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship.
** The later films used use the trope OncePerEpisode. The Super-class Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Episode V]], the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Episode VI]], the Jedi transport in [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]], the Naboo ambassadorial ship in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]], and the [[TheEmpire First Order]] Star Destroyer in [[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]], which ''eclipses a planet'' in its shot.
** The long panning shot of the Republic Venator class ''Venator''-class star destroyer in [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]] subverts this, as it ends to reveal ''hundreds'' of warships fighting the Battle of Coruscant in the distance, showing that ''this'' ship isn't particularly special. Yes, George Lucas loves this trope.
** Five All five of the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Franchise/StarWarsLegends novels writ]][[Literature/HandOfThrawn ten by]] in Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy and the Literature/HandOfThrawn duology by Creators/TimothyZahn start aboard the Imperial Star Destroyer ''Chimera'', employing this Trope by inference.
25th Dec '15 2:30:24 PM eroock
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* ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' opens with an establishing shot of the heroes' spaceship in flight.
21st Dec '15 8:18:18 PM Technetium
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** The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Episode V]], the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Episode VI]], the Jedi transport in [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]], and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]].

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** The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Episode V]], the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Episode VI]], the Jedi transport in [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]], and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]].II]], and the [[TheEmpire First Order]] Star Destroyer in [[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]], which ''eclipses a planet'' in its shot.
7th Dec '15 7:28:37 PM Yalsaris63
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* Continuing with the ''Star Wars'' examples, the introductory cutscene to''Videogame/XWing'' includes a squadron of Star Destroyers descending into planetary orbit about to attack a group of Mon Calamari Cruisers.

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* Continuing with the ''Star Wars'' examples, the introductory cutscene to''Videogame/XWing'' to ''Videogame/XWing'' includes a squadron of Star Destroyers descending into planetary orbit about to attack a group of Mon Calamari Cruisers.
26th Oct '15 5:01:35 PM DeisTheAlcano
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->''Slow, awe-inspiring shot of approaching underside of spaceship. Thanks to the ''Film/StarWars'' Act, passed by Congress in '79, it is law.''
-->--'''Mike Nelson''', ''Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}''

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->''Slow, ->''"Slow, awe-inspiring shot of approaching underside of spaceship. Thanks to the ''Film/StarWars'' Act, passed by Congress in '79, it is law.''
-->--'''Mike
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-->-- '''Mike
Nelson''', ''Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}''



* At the beginning of ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.

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* At the beginning of ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.''Film/{{Avatar}}'' we see the ship transporting Jake to Pandora.



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22nd Jun '15 6:14:13 PM TompaDompa
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->''Slow, awe-inspiring shot of approaching underside of spaceship. Thanks to the ''StarWars'' Act, passed by Congress in '79, it is law.''

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->''Slow, awe-inspiring shot of approaching underside of spaceship. Thanks to the ''StarWars'' ''Film/StarWars'' Act, passed by Congress in '79, it is law.''



* The TropeCodifier is ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship.
** The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in Episode V, the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in Episode VI, the Jedi transport in Episode I, and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in Episode II.
** The long panning shot of the Republic Venator class star destroyer in Episode III subverts this, as it ends to reveal ''hundreds'' of warships fighting the Battle of Coruscant in the distance, showing that ''this'' ship isn't particularly special. Yes, George Lucas loves this trope.

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* The TropeCodifier is ''Franchise/StarWars ''Film/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship.
** The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Episode V, V]], the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Episode VI, VI]], the Jedi transport in [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I, I]], and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II.
II]].
** The long panning shot of the Republic Venator class star destroyer in [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III III]] subverts this, as it ends to reveal ''hundreds'' of warships fighting the Battle of Coruscant in the distance, showing that ''this'' ship isn't particularly special. Yes, George Lucas loves this trope.
5th May '15 11:37:00 AM Diask
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-->--'''Mike Nelson''', ''{{Rifftrax}}''

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-->--'''Mike Nelson''', ''{{Rifftrax}}''
''Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}''



* The original ''VideoGame/StarFox'' began with the first boss ship appearing over Corneria.

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* The original ''VideoGame/StarFox'' began ''VideoGame/StarFox1'' opened with the first boss ship appearing over Corneria.emerging from the top of the screen, heading towards Corneria and dispatching fighters.
15th Feb '15 1:22:56 AM DragonQuestZ
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Compare FighterLaunchingSequence, EmergingFromTheShadows.
4th Jan '15 6:22:51 PM poi99
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* The TropeCodifier is ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship. The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. Later ''Star Wars'' movies used these as well. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in Episode V, the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in Episode VI, the Jedi transport in Episode I, and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in Episode II.

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* The TropeCodifier is ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship. ship.
**
The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. Later ''Star Wars'' movies used these as well.OncePerEpisode. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in Episode V, the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in Episode VI, the Jedi transport in Episode I, and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in Episode II.
4th Jan '15 6:17:18 PM poi99
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* The TropeCodifier is ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship.
** Later ''Star Wars'' movies used these as well. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in Episode V, the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in Episode VI, the Jedi transport in Episode I, and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in Episode II.

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* The TropeCodifier is ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope'', which began with a Star Destroyer chasing Leia's much smaller ship.
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ship. The later films used the trope OncePerEpisode. Later ''Star Wars'' movies used these as well. The Super-class Star Destroyer ''Executor'' in Episode V, the Rebel flagship ''Home One'' in Episode VI, the Jedi transport in Episode I, and the Naboo ambassadorial ship in Episode II.
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