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15th Apr '17 1:36:59 PM nombretomado
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* StarshipTitanic has it all, luxury restaurant with big windows, first class rooms.. One Problem, the ship has lost its mind as well as most of its crew (robots) and its up to you to set things right.

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* StarshipTitanic VideoGame/StarshipTitanic has it all, luxury restaurant with big windows, first class rooms.. One Problem, the ship has lost its mind as well as most of its crew (robots) and its up to you to set things right.
3rd Apr '17 1:03:04 AM Khathi
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* ''Arktika''-class nuclear-powered icebreakers such as the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Let_Pobedy Fifty Years Since Victory]]'' generally fulfil this trope, featuring restaurants, libraries, gyms, cinemas... Since the ships' goal is to simply be as ''massive'' as possible (comparable to a reasonable-sized aircraft carrier), there's a lot of space for comfort, guests, scientific equipment and really anything else.

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* ''Arktika''-class nuclear-powered icebreakers such as the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Let_Pobedy Fifty Years Since of Victory]]'' generally fulfil this trope, featuring restaurants, libraries, gyms, cinemas... Since the ships' goal is to simply be as ''massive'' as possible (comparable to a reasonable-sized aircraft carrier), carrier),[[note]]The larger and more massive an icebreakier is, the more efficient it is at breaking ice, and larger the ships that it can lead are. And larger cargo ships are in their turn more efficient, etc…[[/note]] there's a lot of space for comfort, guests, scientific equipment and really anything else.else.
** And they've actually turned to be ''too small'' for the increasing traffic on the Northern Sea Route, with their successors, the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LK-60Ya-class_icebreaker New Arktika]]'' class boats being a whole 50% larger and 20% more powerful, with the [[UpToEleven still larger and more powerful]] icebreakers being on the drawing boards.
** The reason they're too small is that their beam is only about 30 meters, while the whole new ''[[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/dmitry_v_ch_l/33415636/691518/691518_original.jpg Yamalmax]]'' class of arctic LNG carriers, built to carry the natural gas from the Russian Arctic ports on Yamal peninsula, have the 50 m beam, neccessitating an additional work for the icebreaker to make the seas passable for them.
3rd Apr '17 12:16:50 AM Eagal
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** The TARDIS itself, thanks to being BiggerOnTheInside, surely have the most impressive "ship floor space to number of occupants" ratio of any series ''ever''. There's supposedly the equivalent space of an entire ''planet'' in there. We know for sure it has a library, pool, bedrooms, closet with any clothing you can imagine, and the ship itself is capable of producing basically anything its occupants could ever need. We may only see the control room most of the time, but there's a lot of stuff in there. It's only appropriate for the ships produced at the height of the power of the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit richest, most powerful civilization in the history of the universe]]. That is not a boast. It is simply a description of the real situation. Ironically, the Doctor's TARDIS, a Type 40, is considered a literal antique by his people. We never actually get a look at a truly cutting edge TARDIS.

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** The TARDIS itself, thanks to being BiggerOnTheInside, surely have the most impressive "ship floor space to number of occupants" ratio of any series ''ever''. There's supposedly the equivalent enough space of an inside a TARDIS to house ''an entire ''planet'' in there. literal star''! We know for sure it has a library, pool, bedrooms, closet with any clothing you can imagine, and the ship itself is capable of producing basically anything its occupants could ever need. We may only see the control room most of the time, but there's a lot of stuff in there. It's only appropriate for the ships produced at the height of the power of the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit richest, most powerful civilization in the history of the universe]]. That is not a boast. It is simply a description of the real situation. Ironically, the Doctor's TARDIS, a Type 40, is considered a literal antique by his people. We never actually get a look at a truly cutting edge TARDIS.
3rd Apr '17 12:11:14 AM Eagal
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* Creator/LRonHubbard's ''Literature/MissionEarth'' contains a particularly tiresome example. The ship in question is a tugboat designed to nudge capital ships around while docking, but nonetheless was fitted by a retired admiral with spacious and gaudy accommodations, such as gem-encrusted control panels, gold and marble halls, holographic entertainment suites, and luxurious suites and kitchens. It's introduced in a chapter full of DescriptionPorn, much of the first book in the series is spent preparing it for the titular mission, and then it spends the next five or six books sitting in a hangar.

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* Creator/LRonHubbard's ''Literature/MissionEarth'' contains a particularly tiresome example.''Literature/MissionEarth''. The ship in question is a tugboat designed to nudge capital ships around while docking, but nonetheless was fitted by a retired admiral with spacious and gaudy accommodations, such as gem-encrusted control panels, gold and marble halls, holographic entertainment suites, and luxurious suites and kitchens. It's introduced in a chapter full of DescriptionPorn, much of the first book in the series is spent preparing it for the titular mission, and then it spends the next five or six books sitting in a hangar.
3rd Apr '17 12:07:33 AM Eagal
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*** On the other hand, the roominess of Federation vessels is somewhat {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that the Federation is supposed to be a more or less post-scarcity economy: it costs the Federation nothing to make the ship unusually large and comfortable, so why not go for the psychological benefits?
** However, [[SequelGap 18 years later,]] (which translates to [[{{Continuity}} 80 years in-universe]]) the [[TheFederation Federation's]] Galaxy Class vessels (One of which is the ''[[CoolStarship Enterprise]]''[[CoolStarship -D]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]''), are more in line with luxury liners than military vessels. In fact, when [[TheEngineer Scotty]] from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]] visits the ''Enterprise''-D, he is stunned at the size of the guest room they put him in. The Ensign assigned to him initially misunderstands and offers to find him something even ''larger''. Mind you, the ''Enterprise''-D is the ''exception,'' rather than the rule, for Starfleet ships. One episode has the captain of a more typical ''Excelsior''-class starship [[LampshadeHanging describe the]] ''[[LampshadeHanging Enterprise]]'' [[LampshadeHanging as a "Flying Hotel".]] According to fans, [[WildMassGuessing the ''Enterprise''-D was the peak of a fashion/luxury curve and the introduction of the Borg brought a back-to-basics approach to Starfleet.]]

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*** On the other hand, the roominess of Federation vessels is somewhat {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that the Federation is supposed to be a more or less post-scarcity economy: it costs the Federation nothing to make the ship unusually large and comfortable, so why not go for the psychological benefits?
** However, [[SequelGap 18 years later,]] (which translates to [[{{Continuity}} 80 years in-universe]]) the [[TheFederation Federation's]] Galaxy Class vessels (One of which is the ''[[CoolStarship Enterprise]]''[[CoolStarship -D]] [[CoolStarship Enterprise-D]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]''), are more in line with luxury liners than military vessels. In fact, when [[TheEngineer Scotty]] from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]] visits the ''Enterprise''-D, he is stunned at the size of the guest room they put him in. The Ensign assigned to him initially misunderstands and offers to find him something even ''larger''. Mind you, the ''Enterprise''-D is the ''exception,'' rather than the rule, for Starfleet ships. One episode has the captain of a more typical ''Excelsior''-class starship [[LampshadeHanging describe the]] ''[[LampshadeHanging Enterprise]]'' [[LampshadeHanging as a "Flying Hotel".]] According to fans, [[WildMassGuessing the ''Enterprise''-D was the peak of a fashion/luxury curve and the introduction of the Borg brought a back-to-basics approach to Starfleet.]]
13th Feb '17 6:48:32 PM Troper1138
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* From the HBeamPiper short story "A Slave is a Slave":
-->An Empire ship-of-the-line was almost a mile in diameter. It was more than a battle-craft; it also had political functions. The grand salon, on the outer zone where the curvature of the floors was less disconcerting, was as magnificent as any but a few of the rooms of the Imperial Palace at Asgard on Odin, the floor richly carpeted and the walls alternating mirrors and paintings.
1st Jan '17 1:26:55 PM zarpaulus
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* The ''Avalon'' in ''Film/{{Passengers|2016}}'' is like a cruise ship in space, with a multi-level concierge deck, a movie theater, and a swimming pool. Of course, it's a ColonyShip meant to support 5,000 passengers for four months while they socialize and train for their new lives on Homestead II, after 120 years in hibernation.
31st Dec '16 11:12:06 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s "Robots of Death" features a self-contained ''mining ship'' that is quite luxurious, despite being crewed by people desperately hoping for a good strike, as they need the money.
** The crew didn't own the ship, and all the colonists lived a pampered life thanks to robots.
*** Of death.
** And it seems more like they ''want'' the money rather than desperately ''need'' it; the more ore means a bigger payday when they get back to base.
*** In fact, the reason there are humans on the mining vehicle in the first place is that while robots are competent at operating them, humans are simply ''better'' at it and will typically bring back full loads of better ores in less time than robots will.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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"Robots of Death" features a self-contained ''mining ship'' that is quite luxurious, despite being crewed by people desperately hoping for a good strike, as they need the money.
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money. The crew didn't own the ship, and all the colonists lived a pampered life thanks to robots.
*** Of death.
**
robots. And it seems more like they ''want'' the money rather than desperately ''need'' it; the more ore means a bigger payday when they get back to base.
***
base. In fact, the reason there are humans on the mining vehicle in the first place is that while robots are competent at operating them, humans are simply ''better'' at it and will typically bring back full loads of better ores in less time than robots will.



** Speaking of Series/DoctorWho: thanks to the TARDIS being BiggerOnTheInside, the Doc must surely have the most impressive "ship floor space to number of occupants" ratio of any series ''ever''.
*** As is only appropriate for the ships produced at the height of the power of the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit richest, most powerful civilization in the history of the universe]]. That is not a boast. It is simply a description of the real situation. Ironically, the Doctor's TARDIS, a Type 40, is considered a literal antique by his people. We never actually get a look at a truly cutting edge TARDIS.

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** Speaking of Series/DoctorWho: The TARDIS itself, thanks to the TARDIS being BiggerOnTheInside, the Doc must surely have the most impressive "ship floor space to number of occupants" ratio of any series ''ever''.
*** As
''ever''. There's supposedly the equivalent space of an entire ''planet'' in there. We know for sure it has a library, pool, bedrooms, closet with any clothing you can imagine, and the ship itself is capable of producing basically anything its occupants could ever need. We may only see the control room most of the time, but there's a lot of stuff in there. It's only appropriate for the ships produced at the height of the power of the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit richest, most powerful civilization in the history of the universe]]. That is not a boast. It is simply a description of the real situation. Ironically, the Doctor's TARDIS, a Type 40, is considered a literal antique by his people. We never actually get a look at a truly cutting edge TARDIS.



* Justified somewhat in ''Series/RedDwarf'' since all the crew bar Lister are dead, he and hologram Rimmer move to the more luxurious officers quarters in the third series. Also, the 'High' Red Dwarf in 'Demons & Angels' was meant to be luxurious, and of course was countered by the squalid 'Low' counterpart ship. Lister and Rimmer's cramped bunkroom from the first two series was [[WordOfGod explicitly designed]] to resemble a submarine, right down to the [[RunningGag different shades of grey paint]].

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* Justified somewhat in ''Series/RedDwarf'' since all the crew bar Lister are dead, he and hologram Rimmer move to the more luxurious officers quarters in the third series. Also, the 'High' Red Dwarf in 'Demons "Demons & Angels' Angels" was meant to be luxurious, and of course was countered by the squalid 'Low' counterpart ship. Lister and Rimmer's cramped bunkroom from the first two series was [[WordOfGod explicitly designed]] to resemble a submarine, right down to the [[RunningGag different shades of grey paint]].
8th Dec '16 5:35:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The interior of a ship owned by Haxxarians (a culture whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] seems to be "{{jerkass}} {{He Man Woman Hater}}s") in Douglas Hill's ''[[Literature/LastLegionary Young Legionary]]'' fits this trope...albeit as designed by {{Fashion Victim Villain}}s. [[spoiler:As soon as they're given an excuse, [[BadAss Keill Randor]] and [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Oni Wolda]] [[PercussiveTherapy gleefully]] [[KungShui trash the place]].]]

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* The interior of a ship owned by Haxxarians (a culture whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] seems to be "{{jerkass}} {{He Man Woman Hater}}s") in Douglas Hill's ''[[Literature/LastLegionary Young Legionary]]'' fits this trope...albeit as designed by {{Fashion Victim Villain}}s. [[spoiler:As soon as they're given an excuse, [[BadAss Keill Randor]] Randor and [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Oni Wolda]] [[PercussiveTherapy gleefully]] [[KungShui trash the place]].]]
28th Oct '16 7:18:41 AM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/EliteDangerous'', Saud-Kruger manufactuers pleasure craft and luxury passenger transports with an EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture aesthetic. Their Orca and Beluga Liner have massive viewing decks along their roofs that are larger than a tennis court. Their extravagance is pretty telling when the Beluga Liner is almost the size of an Oasis-class cruise ship yet the Oasis holds 30 times more people.
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