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26th Jul '17 3:16:26 AM Piterpicher
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* From the HBeamPiper short story "A Slave is a Slave":

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* From the HBeamPiper Creator/HBeamPiper short story "A Slave is a Slave":
15th Jul '17 10:49:15 AM nombretomado
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* A purely mathematically efficient use of space might have a detrimental effect on the mental well-being of the crew, especially if spaceships are out of port for a very extended period of time. To give a more interesting RealLife case, the Soviet/Russian Akula/"Typhoon" class submarines (all but one has now retired) had a swimming pool, sports facilities, a sauna and a smoking room, since the subs could spend at least 180 days submerged at a time. Creator/TomClancy got this wrong in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', but that was more a bad guess based on other submarines. The "Typhoon" is the exception rather than the rule, although ballistic missile-carrying submarines are noted for their attention to crew comfort. If you want cramped, look at modern hunter/killer submarines or go back to WorldWarII subs (watching ''Film/DasBoot'' will give you an idea of how ridiculously claustrophobic these are).

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* A purely mathematically efficient use of space might have a detrimental effect on the mental well-being of the crew, especially if spaceships are out of port for a very extended period of time. To give a more interesting RealLife case, the Soviet/Russian Akula/"Typhoon" class submarines (all but one has now retired) had a swimming pool, sports facilities, a sauna and a smoking room, since the subs could spend at least 180 days submerged at a time. Creator/TomClancy got this wrong in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', but that was more a bad guess based on other submarines. The "Typhoon" is the exception rather than the rule, although ballistic missile-carrying submarines are noted for their attention to crew comfort. If you want cramped, look at modern hunter/killer submarines or go back to WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII subs (watching ''Film/DasBoot'' will give you an idea of how ridiculously claustrophobic these are).
15th Jul '17 10:48:36 AM nombretomado
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** Averted too in its [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 re-imagined cousin]]. The only truly "open space" in the fleet is aboard the luxury liner Cloud Nine, which is equipped with a massive environmental dome. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Gina blew it up]]. Galactica is shown to have fairly large corridors, but this is justified by the size of her crew and the sheer size of Galactica itself. There was a graph comparing Galactica to the [[WorldWarII WWII]] aircraft carrier USS ''Enterprise'', which wasn't even the size of one of Galactica's engine pods. The crew seem mostly to be quartered in barracks-style rooms, with rows of bunks in the walls surrounding a central table and some lockers on the far wall. A small number of crew (mostly families after the TimeSkip) have more private quarters, but even these are small one-room arrangements. The only one who has quarters with multiple rooms appear to be captains.

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** Averted too in its [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 re-imagined cousin]]. The only truly "open space" in the fleet is aboard the luxury liner Cloud Nine, which is equipped with a massive environmental dome. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Gina blew it up]]. Galactica is shown to have fairly large corridors, but this is justified by the size of her crew and the sheer size of Galactica itself. There was a graph comparing Galactica to the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]] aircraft carrier USS ''Enterprise'', which wasn't even the size of one of Galactica's engine pods. The crew seem mostly to be quartered in barracks-style rooms, with rows of bunks in the walls surrounding a central table and some lockers on the far wall. A small number of crew (mostly families after the TimeSkip) have more private quarters, but even these are small one-room arrangements. The only one who has quarters with multiple rooms appear to be captains.
20th May '17 3:56:41 PM nombretomado
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* The Nirvana from ''{{Vandread}}'' had its bridge overhanging a park. Then again, the ship wasn't designed by anyone; it just... well, [[EpilepticTrees no one's really sure how that happened]].

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* The Nirvana from ''{{Vandread}}'' ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' had its bridge overhanging a park. Then again, the ship wasn't designed by anyone; it just... well, [[EpilepticTrees no one's really sure how that happened]].
14th May '17 5:17:16 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in {{Traveller}} in some ways, justified in others. Traveller ships are as crowded and uncomfortable as ...ships. However superior technology including the computers of thousands of years in the future allow such perks as giant screensavers on the walls, an onboard internet, and storage of massive amounts of data with enough space left over for purely recreational use. And of course a controlled climate. If you don't mind the crowding and can endure eating mainly FoodPills, and you are the sort of [[BadassBookworm intrepid space hero that likes to read a lot]] it doesn't sound so bad.

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* Averted in {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' in some ways, justified in others. Traveller ships are as crowded and uncomfortable as ...ships. However superior technology including the computers of thousands of years in the future allow such perks as giant screensavers on the walls, an onboard internet, and storage of massive amounts of data with enough space left over for purely recreational use. And of course a controlled climate. If you don't mind the crowding and can endure eating mainly FoodPills, and you are the sort of [[BadassBookworm intrepid space hero that likes to read a lot]] it doesn't sound so bad.
14th May '17 2:48:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'':

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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.
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