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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.
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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.
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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''.
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''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.
11th Oct '16 1:28:13 PM battlegrinder
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** That said, while Human ship do have ill-advised command center placement, given the tech gap between then and the Covenant it doesn't really matter where they put the bridge.
4th Sep '16 11:51:02 AM isolato
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* The aptly named ''Titan'' in Creator/StanislawLem's ''Literature/TalesOfPirxThePilot'' is a luxury liner taken UpToEleven and [[DescriptionPorn described in loving detail]][[note]]Bars. Casinos. Four movie theaters. A department store. A concert hall. [[SerialEscalation A copy of and old-fashioned city lane complete with gas lanterns, a moon and genuine back-alley cats.]] [[{{Zeerust}} Eighteen direct communication lines to Earth serving the passengers]]. (And the ship's communication also apparently [[EveryoneKnowsMorse operates in Morse]], although this can be just a backup emergency method.)[[/note]], and its contrast with usual cargo spacecrafts in Pirx's universe is lampshaded.

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* The aptly named ''Titan'' in Creator/StanislawLem's ''Literature/TalesOfPirxThePilot'' is a luxury liner taken UpToEleven and [[DescriptionPorn described in loving detail]][[note]]Bars.detail]][[note]][[LongList Bars. Casinos. Four movie theaters. A department store. A concert hall. [[SerialEscalation A copy of and old-fashioned city lane complete with gas lanterns, a moon and genuine back-alley cats.]] [[{{Zeerust}} Eighteen direct communication lines to Earth serving the passengers]]. (And the ship's communication also apparently [[EveryoneKnowsMorse operates in Morse]], although this can be just a backup emergency method.)[[/note]], and its contrast with usual cargo spacecrafts in Pirx's universe is lampshaded.
19th Aug '16 9:30:32 AM isolato
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* The aptly named ''Titan'' in Creator/StanislawLem's ''Literature/TalesOfPirxThePilot''.

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* The aptly named ''Titan'' in Creator/StanislawLem's ''Literature/TalesOfPirxThePilot''.''Literature/TalesOfPirxThePilot'' is a luxury liner taken UpToEleven and [[DescriptionPorn described in loving detail]][[note]]Bars. Casinos. Four movie theaters. A department store. A concert hall. [[SerialEscalation A copy of and old-fashioned city lane complete with gas lanterns, a moon and genuine back-alley cats.]] [[{{Zeerust}} Eighteen direct communication lines to Earth serving the passengers]]. (And the ship's communication also apparently [[EveryoneKnowsMorse operates in Morse]], although this can be just a backup emergency method.)[[/note]], and its contrast with usual cargo spacecrafts in Pirx's universe is lampshaded.
10th Aug '16 3:50:33 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Pleasingly lampshaded in the accompanying book series when the covenant command centre is revealed to be located in the exact centre of the ship, surrounded by as much metal and armor as possible, and interfacing with the outside by computer screens. Makes considerably more sense than putting it in a greenhouse at the end of the ship which needs to be facing the enemy in order to shoot. Even better, the Elites are convinced that the humans are inhumanly ballsy for putting their command centers out in the open like that, (probably correctly) reasoning that it serves no tactical purpose.

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** Pleasingly lampshaded in the accompanying book series when the covenant books where Covenant command centre is centres are revealed to be located in the exact centre of the ship, their ships, surrounded by as much metal and armor as possible, and interfacing with the outside by computer screens. Makes considerably more sense than putting it in a greenhouse at the end of the ship which needs to be facing the enemy in order to shoot. Even better, the Elites are convinced that the humans are inhumanly ballsy for putting their command centers out in the open like that, (probably correctly) reasoning that it serves no tactical purpose.
30th Jul '16 1:01:28 PM nombretomado
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* Dahak from DavidWeber's ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes''. But then again, it is [[strike:a light cruiser that's the size of]] the moon, so having giant parks is okay.

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* Dahak from DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes''. But then again, it is [[strike:a light cruiser that's the size of]] the moon, so having giant parks is okay.
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