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->''"At last we have Film/JasonX, a movie that comes right out and says: "Look there's nothing left to do, so fuck it, it's Jason in outer space!"''
-->-- '''Creator/JamesRolfe''''s review of ''Jason X''

Stories are often [[RecycledPremise recycled from other shows]], with the setting changed with just enough of a gimmick to make it look different. The characters will have the same character types, sometimes even the same voice actors. Sometimes these will be direct {{spinoff}}s, with the same characters with one major time or setting change. Later varieties included "[-[[SpinoffBabies AS KIDS]]-]!"

Putting the series into space, though, is the big one. This is because space has captured the public's imagination at least since the start of the space race, and science fiction authors and fans have been fascinated even longer.

Thus it's not unreasonable to think "Wouldn't that show be even better in outer space?".

Note: ''Please'' make sure you understand what this trope means before posting examples. It does ''not'' refer to a ''normal'' sequel, a remake, an adaptation, or to something that is simply like something else in the same genre.

'''Some common things to avoid.'''
* This trope is not literal. Just because you can define something as "in space" doesn't mean it counts. It still needs to be recycled from an older idea. Even if it has "In Space" in the title. [[Webcomic/{{Zap}} Zap In Space]], for example, was removed, because there's no Zap [[BuffySpeak NOT-in-Space.]]
* A game stealing mechanics from earlier games is GenreLaunch if enough people do it, FollowTheLeader otherwise; a story using tropes from something earlier is probably also FollowTheLeader. Most platformers are not "Mario [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: In Space ]]
", and most fighting anime are not "Anime/DragonBallZ [[ShapedLikeItself In Space]]".
* It's not enough that an idea seems to be ripping off another idea. It needs to be blatant in its advertising that it is a copy for it to count. You could argue that "''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'' was better when it was called ''Franchise/StarWars''," but since nothing ever advertises the similarities, it doesn't count as this. (Note that it also doesn't count as BetterByADifferentName unless it's said by a fictional character in-universe; tropes are not for Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.)
* Similarly games stealing mechanics or gameplay styles from other games is FollowTheLeader and not this trope. (for example, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' is not ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' IN A CASTLE.) However, if a game shifts genres it might be this in the opposite direction. However, with few exceptions, you should cite the genre, and not claim that it's stealing from a specific game. (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' is ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' as a Metroidvania game [but not AS ''METROID''])
* If an idea seems to be crossing two different ideas it's JustForFun/XMeetsY.
* As a setting trope, this is distinct from WholePlotReference. The two ''may'' overlap, but it is possible to be either one without being both. For example, ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' is, by WordOfGod, ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' recycled in the Stone Age, but is not a WholePlotReference because Fred isn't literally intended to be Ralph Kramden, only to resemble his mannerisms.
* If the story has just been moved into modern time, but is otherwise more or less the same it's SettingUpdate.
* If the "gimmick" is more than 6 words long or includes the word 'and', think hard before adding it. It might still count, but it might be too stretched to fit.

Also remember that TropesAreNotBad, so when listing something, do not be derogatory towards the newer media (for example if you had something that was Pokémon ''IN SPACE'' you do not need to list it as Pokémon ''IN SPACE AND WITH UGLIER MONSTERS'').

A SubTrope of RecycledPremise.

A SisterTrope to LikeThatShowButWithMecha, SpaceIsAnOcean.

Compare SpaceX.
!!Examples [[/folder]]

[[folder: IN SPACE ]]
* RecycledInSpace/AnimeAndManga
* RecycledInSpace/ComicBooks
* [[RecycledInSpace/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[RecycledInSpace/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]
* RecycledInSpace/{{Literature}}
* RecycledInSpace/LiveActionTV
* RecycledInSpace/{{Music}}
* RecycledInSpace/ProfessionalWrestling
* RecycledInSpace/TabletopGames
* RecycledInSpace/{{Theater}}
* RecycledInSpace/VideoGames
* RecycledInSpace/WebAnimation
* RecycledInSpace/{{Webcomics}}
* RecycledInSpace/WebOriginal
* RecycledInSpace/WesternAnimation
* RecycledInSpace/{{Other}}
* RecycledInSpace/RealLife

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