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->''Hell, it's just another horse opera [[WagonTrainToTheStars except]] they [[SpaceOpera ride in a spaceship]] instead of a nag.''
-->-- '''Creator/GeneRoddenberry''''s pitch for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''

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. ZapInSpace, for example, was removed, because there's no Zap [[BuffySpeak NOT-in-Space.]]
* A game or story following (or if you want to [[AccentuateTheNegative get negative]], "stealing") the tropes or concepts laid down by earlier games/stories is FollowTheLeader, not this. Most platformers are not "Mario [[foldercontrol]]

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" and most fighting anime are not "Manga/DragonBallZ [[ShapedLikeItself In Space]]" .
* If an idea seems to be ripping off another idea, it's BetterByADifferentName. 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.
* Similarly games stealing mechanics or gameplay styles from other games is FollowTheLeader and not this trope. (for example, CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight is not {{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. (CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight is {{Castlevania}} as a Metroidvania game (but not AS METROID))
* If an idea seems to be crossing two different ideas it's 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 Pokemon ''IN SPACE'' you do not need to list it as Pokemon ''IN SPACE AND WITH UGLIER MONSTERS'')

A SubTrope of RecycledPremise.

A SisterTrope to LikeThatShowButWithMecha, SpaceIsAnOcean.

Compare SpaceX.
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[[index]]
* RecycledInSpace/AnimatedFilm
* RecycledInSpace/AnimeAndManga
* RecycledInSpace/ComicBooks
* RecycledInSpace/{{Literature}}
* RecycledInSpace/LiveActionFilm
* RecycledInSpace/LiveActionTV
* RecycledInSpace/{{Pinball}}
* RecycledInSpace/TabletopGames
* RecycledInSpace/{{Theater}}
* RecycledInSpace/VideoGames
* RecycledInSpace/WesternAnimation
* RecycledInSpace/OtherMedia
[[/index]]

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