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->'''Krillin:''' Wait, hold on. Youíre from Australia?\\
'''Jeice:''' ''Space'' Australia. Or more specifically, Space Brisbane. Go Space Broncos!\\
'''Krillin:''' So... itís like... Australia...\\
'''Jeice:''' In space. Gotta be careful though, Burter. Space dingo will eat your space baby.
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', which takes this trope and runs with it throughout the series.

Taking regular words and giving them appropriate futuristic flair with a simple addition since the 1930's.

A SubTrope of CallASmeerpARabbit, [[DeadHorseTrope rarely played straight these days]] but still used often when parodying or [[LampshadeHanging hanging a lampshade]] on a certain setting's RecycledInSpace trappings. Constructions like "Batharian hound" or "[[PunctuationShaker Ar'ha'sds'gdian bat]]" also qualify.

Of course, this kind of construction rests on an inherent geocentric bias. [[YouKeepUsingThatWord Contrary to how the word is often used]], "space" does not refer to everything in the universe except for Earth; it refers to ''everything'' in the universe, Earth included. So a creature from another planet is no more [[BuffySpeak "spacey"]] than a creature on Earth is -- unless, of course, the creature can somehow [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace exist in the vacuum of space without breathing gear]]. (Another possible meaning for "space" is everything rather far away from a celestial body, such as outside its atmosphere. This use, however, means that nothing alive can be "spacey" -- except, perhaps, {{Space Whale}}s and such.)

There is, believe it or not, a RealLife precedent for this. Consider all the Sea Lions and Sea Anemones and Sea Horses and Sea Stars and Sea Robins and so on and so forth, not to mention all the Catfish, Dogfish, Parrotfish, Lizardfish, ad infinitum. (The reason for this, if you were wondering, is that in [[ScienceMarchesOn the early days of biology]], it was thought that every land animal had an undersea equivalent. Obviously this theory didn't quite work out, hence a pretty epic level of [[CallASmeerpARabbit Calling Smeerps Rabbits]].)

Compare the various {{Thememobile}}s, and HoldYourHippogriffs.
See also RecycledInSpace, SpaceJews, and SciFiNameBuzzWords. Not to be confused with the material from which brand-name {{Latex Space Suit}}s are made, nor the [[UsefulNotes/SpaceX rocket company SpaceX]].

For Space-named Tropes, see TropesInSpace.

!!Space Examples [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]


[[folder:Space Anime & Manga]]
* This exchange from episode 12 of ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'':
-->"Captain, you've got a package by Galaxy Delivery. It's from our home planet."\\
"A package by Galaxy Delivery?"\\
"It looks like a package from Galaxy Mail Order."\\
"Oh, it must be what I ordered from Galaxy TV Shopping! Put my Galaxy Personal Seal on the Galaxy Payment Slip and get the package for me."\\
"But it's Galaxy COD."\\
"Just go ahead and do a Galaxy Advance for me, will you?"\\
"But it's before Galaxy Payday. I don't have any money on me..."\\
"Didn't you just get a Galaxy Advance?"\\
"I'm sorry... I Galaxy-lost all my money on Galaxy Pachinko, so I'm totally Galaxy-Broke right now."\\
"You're Galaxy-hopeless, moron!"
* [[SpaceWhale "Galactic Whales"]] from ''[[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Macross]] [[JumpedTheShark Dynamite 7]]''.
* Both ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' universes ([[Anime/GalaxyAngel anime]] and [[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel games]]) have things like "space roses" and "alien hamsters". The first three games have a dwarf space ''whale'' that allows the player to read the girls' heart meters. Yeah. [[HandWave It's a psychic whale.]]
* Shows up a few times in ''Manga/SgtFrog''. The ending of the [[EvilTwin Dark Keroro]] movie features "Space Fuyuki" and "Space Natsumi".
* [[MemeticMutation The infamous]] '''SPACE LANCE''' in the dub of ''[[Anime/{{Tekkaman}} Tekkaman]]''. Or by the series' Japanese name, ''Tekkaman the '''Space Knight'''''.
* '''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer SPACE THUNDER]]'''
* The mice in ''Anime/GoLion'', and possibly ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', were called space mice.
* in ''Anime/SailorMoon S'' Sailor Uranus obtains an ancient talisman called the [[SinisterScimitar Space Sword]], culmulating in her [[CallingYourAttacks attack]], "[[SwordBeam Space Sword Blaster]]!"
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' uses this gag in the same way as, and about as often as ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' does. All the alien characters in the story attended ''space'' kindergarten, ''space'' elementary school, ''space'' college, or are members of the SpacePolice, practice ''space'' CQC, etc. Eventually Mahiro, the OnlySaneMan male lead, has enough and says "You can't just add 'space' to everything!"
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' is a dandy guy. In space.
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' measured its velocity in "space knots". In addition, the show's title itself is an example of this trope.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' has the Galaxy Police with main character Seina even going to the Galaxy Police Academy.
* Parodied in ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'', which tacks the word in front of regular words to the point of absurdity, bringing us such gems as "space-auction" and "space-cheating"

[[folder:Space Comic Books]]
* In the far-future science-fantasy dystopia of ''ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse'', characters sometimes refers to persons and use exclamations familiar to contemporary readers, but qualify them with the prefix paleo-. One has to wonder why they feel the need to refer to Paleo-Marx and Paleo-Christ instead of simply using their names, call someone Paleobitch and so on, unless there are several versions of these persons and concepts, which are in turn associated with different eras. There is nothing to indicate that the latter is the case.
* ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'': The All-Caste, with their home in All-Where, fighting with their All-Swords.

[[folder:Space Comic Strips]]
* Parodied often in ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy'', such as that time a hole in a spaceship was fixed with [[DuctTapeForEverything Space Tape]].

[[folder:Space Fan Works]]
* Raditz does this in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. It [[RunningGag comes back with a vengeance]] during the Namek Saga:
** Krillin enacts a survival strategy of hiding and quacking. Dodoria admires the majestic sound of the "space duck."
** Freeza uses Space Twitter to brag about blowing up planets, contacts the Ginyu Force via Space Skype, and even mentions a "space '''Mexico'''", going completely beyond all other examples (Space Mexicans also show up in ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'').
** Vegeta compares Gohan's bowlcut to Moe Howard. How does he even know who that is? Space Hulu.
** Jeice comes from Space Australia - or, more specifically, Space Brisbane. Go Space Broncos!
** The episode following includes advertisements for a Space restaurant chain called "Spacey's" (''"It's good food, in space"'') and a Space Australian lager called "Space XXXX" (''"Space XXXX - because Space VB is piss"'').
** When Freeza learns that Gohan and Krillin are from Earth, he comments on how he'll stop there [[BreadEggsMilkSquick to pick up some space eggs, space milk, and blow it the f*ck up!]]
** Piccolo tells Nail he switched to Spacebook in episode 25 (from... [[FridgeBrilliance myspace]].)
** Freeza: "It's kind of like putting down Old Space Yeller." Krillin: "How is that a thing?!"
** Salza brings it up again in Revenge of Cooler Abridged: "I'll see you in Space Hell, cousin Jeice." He also mentions that he's a "Space Frenchman".
** Episode 32 mentions several space electronics stores, namely Space Radio Shack, Space Best Buy, and presumably Space Circuit City (Freeza was malfuntioning at the time, and didn't actually include the "Space" prefix before the word).
** From the same episode, Freeza is aghast at how far out in the Space Boonies Earth is.
** In episode 33, King Cold decides to call 'Space Triple-A' so they can be towed home. (To explain, their minions are dead, and Cold insists that driving is for the help)
** At one point in Kai Abridged Episode 2, Freeza asks "What the Space Fuck?"
** The Broly movie adds "Space Vegas".

[[folder:Space Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', to coach Hal/Titan into becoming a superhero, Megamind pretends to be his "Space Dad" (a parody of [[Film/{{Superman}} Marlon Brando as Jor-El]]), with Minion as his "Space Step-Mom".
* Space rangers in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and the ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' spinoff.

[[folder:Space Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. Spacebucks, among other things. Though [[RunningGag most of the time]] it was "''Spaceballs'' [[TheMerch the X]]".
* ''Film/SuburbanCommando'' references "Galactic NARC Duty".
* And of course ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', which also has the villain calling the LoveInterest a "space bitch".
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' has Godzilla, a basic mutant dinosaur and ''[[Film/GodzillaVsSpacegodzilla Space]]''godzilla, whom is Godzilla's extraterrestrial clone fused with an alien crystal.
* In ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla'', the evil aliens claimed Mechagodzilla was made of Space Titanium. Whatever it was, it was strong enough to withstand Godzilla's Atomic Breath.
* ''Film/MacheteKills'' begins with a trailer for the sequel: ''Machete Kills Again...InSpace'', including ContentWarnings about 'space violence'.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is not usually that bad with this trope, but falls ''directly'' into it with its warships [[SpaceIsAnOcean for some reason]]: Star Destroyers, Star Cruisers, Star Dreadnoughts (also known as "Super Star Destroyers"), and in one particularly wonky case in the RPG sourcebooks, ''Star Galleons''.
* The ship in "Film/TheIcePirates" gets space herpes

[[folder:Space Literature]]
* Abundantly common in both the defunct ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' as well as the current rebooted Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse of comics and novels.. To whit, "I've been doing this since before you were in space diapers" from ''Literature/StarWarsAftermath'' among others.
* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', every Earth animal seems to have an "Arcturian Mega-" counterpart, with the same role in similes ("Talk all six legs off an Arcturian Megadonkey"; "Knee-high to an Arcturian Mega-Grasshopper"). There's even a spacecraft called an Arcturian Megafreighter, though this actually is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an extremely large cargo transport from Arcturus]]. The game of Brockian Ultra-Cricket, played by extradimensional beings, is eventually [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
** Additionally, according to ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', every single species in the galaxy has a drink called "gin and tonic" (or rather, pronounced "gin and tonic" but [[SpellMyNameWithAnS spelled very differently]]). The Guide itself calls this an incredible coincidence.
* ''Literature/LuckyStarr and the Oceans of Venus'' features the V-frogs: they're from Venus, and they look sort of like frogs.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has many examples of "Wizard X" and "Wizarding X": wizard chess, wizard crackers (as in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_cracker Christmas crackers]]), [[FunWithAcronyms Ordinary Wizarding Levels]], etc. The collective term for magical society is the "Wizarding World". (One particularly weird example is the name of Fred and George Weasley's shop, "Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes." It does ''sound'' slightly better than just "Weasleys' Wheezes," but the "Wizard" is completely unnecessary for both characters and readers, because it's in a center of the Wizarding World and not even accessible to Muggles.)
* In his 1976 how-to-write-SF article "Living the future: You are what you eat!", Gardner Dozois gave a good tirade that culminated with this (cue the author's SarcasmMode):
-->"Well, after all, science fiction is pretty easy to write, isn't it? It's just a matter of using fancy names -- just change the names, apply a thin layer of technologese and jargon, right? Say 'helicar' instead of car, 'helipad' instead of driveway, 'tri-vid' instead of television, 'feelies' (or 'smellies,' or 'grabbies') instead of movies. Better still, use the word 'space' as a prefix for everything: spacesuit, spacegun, spacehelmet, spacehouse, spacedog, spacecow. ... Right? Just change the names and you can write a confession-magazine love story, a cowboy story, a gothic, or a nurse novel, and sell it as science fiction. Right?"

[[folder:Space Live-Action TV]]
* Old shows have such things as "space binoculars" and "space-o-phone" in them.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] did this with "star" a lot.
** Across the franchise, alien plants, animals and foodstuffs tend to have names following the pattern , such as "Romulan ale", "Aldebaran whiskey", "Altarian chowder", "Delovian souffle", etc. Diseases get the same treatment; for instance, "Rigelian fever". These could be a case of the "duck test": "When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck." See also such things as New England Clam Chowder, Bordeaux Wines, and Philly Cheesesteak in the real world. Besides, some differentiation is neccessary; one would rather not be treated for "Rigelian Fever" when they tell the doctor that they have "a fever"; racial names are as good a differentiator as any.
** There was an attempt to justify this: A progenitor species seeded thousands of Minshara Class (M-Class) Planets with a common genetic source code, leading to parallel developments on many worlds. As such, many alien plants and animals are genetically very similar to Earth species; a Rigellian bat is simply a bat native to Rigel. However, the justification doesn't quite work, since evolution doesn't work that way. Constant monitoring and selective breeding would be required to produce multiple humanoid species on hundreds of separate planets at roughly the same time, billions of years after the original seeding. Otherwise, the evolutionary paths would just go in any which direction the environment dictates, no matter what kind of genetic material was dumped into the planets' oceans. (Then again, this is ''Star Trek''. Living species aren't subject to ''real'' evolution, they experience HollywoodEvolution instead.)
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' used the prefix "iso" quite often to accomplish the same thing: "iso-rem", "iso-gram", "iso-modulator", and "iso-convective oven" to name a few examples.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** In the DVD commentary for one of the episodes, Nathan Fillon and Alan Tyduk reveal that this was a recurring joke on the set: The setting isn't a farm, it's a SPACE farm! Inara isn't a hooker, she's a SPACE hooker! That postal guy from "The Message" is a SPACE Jew! And so on.
** An in-universe example:
--->'''Mal:''' Kaylee, what the hell's goin' on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The new series episode "The Big Bang" has a throwaway reference to a trip the Doctor and Amy took to "Space Florida". But then, a previous episode had established that at some point in the future, all the nations of Earth took off on starships.
** Amy occasionally throws in "space" on her own. In "The Time of Angels", after the Doctor bit her hand ''hard'' to break an illusion: "Blimey, your teeth, have you got space teeth?" By "The Doctor's Wife", she used the term "spacey wacey" for one of the Doctor's technobabble explanations, although it isn't clear whether the phrase was originally hers or the Doctor's.
** This trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E9SleepNoMore "Sleep No More"]].
--->'''Clara:''' Looks like a Japanese restaurant. Oh! Have you brought me to a space restaurant?\\
'''Doctor:''' People never do that, you know?\\
'''Clara:''' Do what?\\
'''Doctor:''' They never put the word space in front of something just because everything's all sort of hi-tech and future-y. It's never space restaurant or space champagne or space, you know, hat. It's just restaurant, champagne or hat. Even if this was a restaurant--\\
'''Clara:''' What about spacesuit?\\
'''Doctor:''' Pedant.
** Later:
--->'''Doctor:''' Theories?\\
'''Nagata:''' Could be anything. Meteorite strike. Space pirates.\\
'''Clara:''' Ah, see? Not just pirates, space pirates.
* The ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode set in space used this to good comic effect. When Dave and Lisa were arguing over whose "space pod" to stay at, Lisa complains that Dave's is cold and drafty. Dave says, "Fine, I'll get a space heater!" And who could forget that they're not reporting on the news... they're reporting on the ''space'' news.
* Terry Nation had a habit of using "space" attributively in his science fiction stories. Noticeable in his work on ''Series/DoctorWho'' (especially the stories he wrote for the ''Doctor Who'' and ''Dalek'' annuals).
* TN's ''Series/BlakesSeven'' suffered from this in places as well. Travis has the rank of "Space Commander".
** When the RAF was formed, one suggestion was to take naval ranks and prefix them with "Air". So someone now called a Wing Commander would have been an Air Commander (not to be confused with Air Commodore, which is a thing). With that precedent, Travis would probably have been answerable to a Space Group Captain.
* The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "[[Series/RockyJonesSpaceRanger Manhunt In Space]]" had numerous space-tools, space-phones, space-clothing, et cetera. It even gets brought up in a host segment.
-->'''Joel:''' Movies like this are always trying to show how futuristic they are by putting the word "space" in front of everything.\\
'''Tom Servo:''' Well, that's a classic overuse of what's known as a modifier. And in this movie, our grammatical friend the modifier puts in triple-overtime.\\
(''later, during the movie'')\\
'''Joel:''' (''impersonating Vena'') Let's work on your space-math. Space-two plus space-two equals space-four.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] on ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'':
-->'''Ricky:''' (''playing "Spacemen"'') Breaker breaker, come in Earth, this is Rocket Ship 27, aliens fucked over the carbonator on engine four, I'm gonna try to refuckulate it on Juniper. Uhh, and hopefully they've got some, space weed there, over. How... how was that buddy? I don't fuckin' know.\\
'''Bubbles:''' Ricky... that's not very good. Use space words, real ones, not talking about space weed.

[[folder:Space Music]]
* Music/TheLonelyIsland song: Space Olympics. "SPACE DISC! is totally cancelled."
* From [[Music/JonathanCoulton Jonathan Coulton's]] Future Soon
-->''I'll probably be some kind of scientist\\
Building inventions in my space lab [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment in space]]''
* The prog-metal supergroup [[HeavyMithril Star One]] has an album called ''Space Metal.'' It's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what it sounds like]].
* "Press your space face close to mine, love" from the Music/DavidBowie song ''Moonage Daydream''.
** Similarly, the Starman probably doesn't think of himself as a "Star" anything.

[[folder:Space Pinballs]]
* Creator/{{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/SpaceRiders'' is motorcycle racing [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]

[[folder:Space Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'''s setting has giant ''space'' hamsters. At least one miniature breed of the species went on to become [[VideoGame/BaldursGate a famous animal companion]]. Better than that: thanks to the encyclopedic syntax of the early books, it was listed as "Hamster, comma, giant space," as though "giant" and "space" are just traits a hamster can have, and this happens to have both. At least one source said that that was exactly what they were: hamsters modified to be giant and more suited for Spelljammer-voyages. The Tinker Gnomes were to blame, naturally.

[[folder:Space Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' played this straight a couple of times: for instance, "space-tramp."
** ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has a few instances on Balmorra: Space Chest, Space Debris.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', another Bioware game set in space, gives the player the option of buying a [[ShoutOut Space]] [[VideoGame/BaldursGate Hamster]] for their quarters.
** The ESRB rating described one of the reasons for the game's M rating as "unzipping a future-blouse". In a later sentence, it says: "Actual sex is never depictedóthe camera cuts away to space furniture and ceilings." Space furniture! Space ceilings!
** The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe has also got a species of monkey-like pests called Pyjacks, referred to on occasion as -- you guessed it -- [[Film/FightClub space monkeys]].
** Space Cows are found on a few worlds in the first game and on Aite in the second.
* PluckyComicRelief[=/=]terrifying {{Berserker}} Minsc, [[EnsembleDarkHorse true protagonist]] of early Creator/{{Bioware}} title ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', had a pet hamster named Boo. According to him, Boo is a genuine "miniature Giant Space Hamster." Not only is [=ME2=]'s Space Hamster a shout out to this, Boo was himself a shout out to the ''Dungeons and Dragons'' setting ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'', in which players really can have hostile encounters with a genuine "Hamster, Giant Space" which is odder still as the game is set in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''.
* [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]] is a space dragon, and the leader of the Space Pirates.
* Possibly justified with the Rikti monkeys in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''; Rikti are mutated humans, so they may very well be (Riktified) monkeys.
* A variant form of this structure appears in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. One level takes place inside a 'Tunnel of Love' ride, which quickly becomes an in-joke among the characters, and Ellis begins to suffix all of his item declarations with "...of love" so that for example "''Grabbin' pills!''" becomes "''Grabbin' pills of love!''" and so on.
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'', Space President was visiting Space Park when he was kidnapped for 6.6 trillion Space Dollars ransom.
** Not to mention the Space Police, space elementary school class, space DJ, space chefs, space barista...
*** One simply must not forget to mention [[Music/MichaelJackson Space Michael]].
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'' features space-ratings and space-viewers, since the whole plot is kicked off by Kang and Kodos turning Springfield into an intergalactic reality show. ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'' features a space-rake, [[RunningGag unfortunately for Sideshow Bob]]. ''The Simpsons Game'' also features a discussion between Kang and Kodos which eventually ends with one of them saying "Sounds good to space-me."
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has the Space Core (whose name derives from its obsession with space, not its presence in it). [[TalkativeLoon It constantly babbles about space.]] And things in space. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment And space.]]
-->"Play it cool. Play it cool. Here come the space cops. Here come the space cops. Help me, space cops. Space cops help."
-->"Space. Trial. Putting the system on trial. In space. Space system. On trial. Guilty. Of being in space. Go to space jail."
-->"Orbit. Space orbit. In my spacesuit."
* When you have [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]], [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Lei-lei/Hsien-Ko]], and pair them up with [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Ulala]] after finishing an enemy off in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'':
-->'''Ulala:''' Ulala: Thatís all for today, folks. Iím Ulala, the space reporter.
-->'''Frank West:''' And Frank West, the space journalist.
-->'''Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko''': And Hsien-Ko, the space jiang-shi!
* According to ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', Franchise/RatchetAndClank like to spend their off-time watching [[{{Creator/Netflix}} Spaceflix]].
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' does this with some of your items. Space peppers, space eggplants, etc.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' has space {{ninja}}, a space [[TheVirus virus]], and a space [[MegaCorp Mega Corp.]]
* ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' has the mini-boss of the [[UnexpectedShmupLevel obligatory shooter level]], a dark version of Kracko called... you guessed it, Space Kracko.
* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' has a variety of regional powers and coalitions that managed to send out colony ships during "The Seeding". Fans affectionately refer to them by appending "space" to the names of civilizations in Civilization 5. Thus "Brasilia" becomes "Space Brazil", the Kathvian Protectorate becomes "Space India", and so on.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus'', Vendra is referred to as a space witch, and Ratchet is commonly called a "space rat".
* The little known VideoGame/{{Bemani}} game ''Toy's March'' has a song called "Space Merry-Go-Round".
* Various stages in the VideoGame/RhythmHeaven series are random things set in space, usually with "Space" or "Cosmic" added to it. Examples include Space Dance, Cosmic Dance, Cosmic Rhythm Rally, Space Soccer (and Space Soccer 2), and Spaceball. Note that them being set in space bears zero gameplay relevance in any of them--they could've all been set on the ground and would play exactly the same. There is also a downplayed example with Air Rally in ''Rhythm Heaven Fever'', a badminton match set in the sky where the players ride on separate planes. In this case, there ''is'' a gameplay element to the setting, as the distance between the players changes drastically, and you can't retrieve a birdie you've missed.

[[folder:Space WebAnimation]]
* Lampshaded in ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob'':
-->'''Weebl:''' Word.\\
'''Bob:''' You are so out of date! Nobody says "word" anymore. This is the future!\\
'''Weebl:''' Oh. What we say now?\\
'''Bob:''' Space word!\\
'''Weebl:''' That... is so space hot.
* ''WebAnimation/SpaceTree''. (full title: ''[[SpaceX Space Tree]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the Space Tree]] InSpace'') In addition to the name of the show, loads of things in the show are examples of Space X, including the names of the first 10 episodes.
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' has Space Chickens ... [[CallARabbitASmeerp which are actually just pigeons]].

[[folder:Space Web Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' has [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/51/ this (NSFW)]].
* Parodied constantly in ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'', where adding "space-" in front of things is their version of FutureSlang, such as "Good Space Heavens!" and "Space-cool your space-jets!" It becomes truly absurd when 'air-space' becomes (you guessed it) ''space''-space.
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' does it with weapons (including the famous "laser sword"), and hangs a lampshade on it [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0001.html right out of the gate]]:
-->'''Qui-Gon:''' Let's see. Electro-axe. Energy mace. "Plasma bow"?? You just took a D&D equipment list and stuck techy words in front, right?\\
'''GM:''' Don't be stupid.\\
'''Qui-Gon:''' Ten foot laser pole...
** In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0307.html a later installment]], Count Dooku speaks with a "space French" accent.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nedroid}}'': In space, Beartato runs into an alien that looks like Reginald with antennae and calls him "Space Reginald". The alien replies [[http://nedroid.com/2009/07/like-regular-beartato-but-in-space/ "How did you know my name?"]]
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100119.html this:]]
-->'''Bob:''' But here! These are from this planet! They're space flowers!\\
'''Jean:''' They're tulips.\\
'''Bob:''' Space tulips!

[[folder:Space Web Original]]
* The guys in ''{{Unskippable}}'' mentioned that a spaceship full of slaves should have them all rowing... with "Space oars. Duh."
* Dave and Joel's Podcast/FastKarateForTheGentlemen once had a podcast entited "Not in my SPACE Jurisdiction", about Cyber City Oedo.
* When [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] introduces a space program for Strong Badia, he names ''himself'' [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth "Space Captainface"]] and claims that he has "space cocktails with hot [[TheSixties '60s]]-looking girls".
** After watching a PSA for SPASAF (The Strong Badian Association of Some Aluminum Foil), Homestar asked the odd question of whether "Spaceman" would explode if he were to urinate in his pants.
* ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' note the important role of Space Confessionals in the plot of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' while playing ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''.
** They went significantly overboard with this in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'', including references to Space [=AIDS=] and Space Rape Showers. In a later video they mused they should have used a "Space" counter.
** In their ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' episode, they discuss the idea of "space hicks", referencing the above Strong Bad Email by saying their leader is named "Space Captainface".
* Episode 67 of ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' just ''runs'' with this trope.

[[folder:Space Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa is babysitting Rodd & Todd Flanders, and telling them a bedtime story about robots named Rod & Todd (per Todd's prayer).
-->'''Lisa:''' Once there was a robot named Todd.\\
'''Todd:''' Did he have a brother?\\
'''Lisa:''' Yes, he had a brother named Rod, who was two space years older than him.\\
'''Todd:''' ''frightened, pulling up his blanket'' I don't like this story!
** In another episode, we see a 1950s sci-fi B-movie where the captain responds to a hull breach by shouting [[SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay "Space air is flooding in!!" and telling the crew to don their goggles]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Peterotica": One of Peter's erotica writings mentions an alien's 'space-horniness'.
** [[MemeticMutation SPACE WEATHER!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''' Nimbus the great had it as a CatchPhrase. "It's Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace MAGIC!"
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', especially the early series, regularly used this trope, giving us "turbo-foxes," "petro-rabbits," and the particularly brilliant "roboto-possum." In ''TheMovie'', Sharkticons crop up and look less like sharks and more like giant mechanical tadpoles with big legs, stubby arms, and rows of sharp teeth, and can transform into tubby-looking robot modes.
** And let us not forget the titanium moose-bot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has brought us space barnacles. ''Mutant'' space barnacles, at that.
** The 'Allspark Almanac' even calls Lockdown's 'Fistful of Dollars' getup a 'space poncho'. Not kidding.
* This is a long-running ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' in joke. Examples:
--> '''Farnsworth:''' Need I remind you that robosexual marriage is illegal?
--> '''Leela:''' Not in Space Massachusetts.
--> '''Bender:''' You mean Space ''Taxachusetts''? No thanks!
** Fry is initially confused by the concept of SpacePirates, until Leela helpfully explains that they're like {{pirate}}s, but [[RecycledINSPACE in space]]. There are also the dreaded Space Banditos ("Did you hear maracas?").
*** "Electronically transfer over all yer Space Dubloons!"
** Futurama has actual space bees with a space honeycomb where the crew collects space honey.
** "You missed a great delivery to Space Earth!"
** Space Pope, [[TheReptilians a lizard-like alien]]. There's also been mention of a religion called Space Catholicism.
** From an exchange between Fry and Yancy:
--->'''Fry:''' Kareem's got the sky hook, but Philip J. Fry's got the space hook!\\
'''Yancy:''' Yancy drives; he goes up with his patented space hook!"\\
'''Fry:''' Hey, that's my patented space hook! You stole it!\\
'''Yancy:''' You're not the president of it!
** A catch-all version in a freeze-frame joke: the [[CharlieAndTheChocolateParody Slurm Factory contest]] fine print (in the show's "alienese" substitution cipher) forbids entry by "space wasps, space beavers, any other animal with the word 'space' in front of it, space chickens, and the elusive yak-face."
* Lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Pinewood Derby."
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has, amongst other things that probably also adheres to this trope, [[MundaneMadeAwesome Spaaaaace Meaaaaat]]. It's meat... In space.
* In one episode of "VivaPinata" Professor Pester uses an overly complicated scheme to catch a pinata by tricking Pinata Central into launching Hudson Horstachio into what they think is the first party in space. When Hudson questions the logic and difficulty of this plan as opposed to just catching him on earth, Pester justifies it by [[DiscussedTrope explaining that everything is cooler when you add space to it.]] He then goes on to demonstrate that a Chair is not as cool as a SPACE-CHAIR! Ice cream is bested by SPACE-ICE CREAM! And his evil plot becomes an evil SPACE PLOT! Hudson concedes the point after he realizes that he is now SPACE HUDSON!
* Sokka makes a space sword in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "Sokka's Master", [[ThunderboltIron forged from a meteorite that fell]]. He gets a pass on calling it "Space Sword" due to it being the only known object in the series that comes from space, and the [[CleanCut unusual properties]] it possesses due to that. Also, he's a dork.
** He gives the leftover "Space Earth" to Toph as an earthbending toy.
* Not space, but definitely a nod to this trope: In the year 207̃012 ([[EleventyZillion pronounced twenty sñeventy-twelve]]) of the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' universe, a lot of things have "time" in front of their name, often for no reason at all besides it's the future and time travel is a thing that exists.
-->'''Blendin Blandin''': [[OwMyBodyPart Ow, my time-knee!]] Oh, time-dangit!

[[folder:Space Real Life]]
* When things are made to function in space, they have good reason to have this kind of naming.
** Spacesuit[[note]]More properly called an Extravehicular Mobility unit in NASA parlance, or [[FunWithAcronyms EMU]] for short[[/note]]
** Space Shuttle[[note]]Officially known as the Space Transportation System (the entire assembled launch vehicle including boosters and tank) or the orbiter (for just the manned vehicle that returns to Earth after the mission and lands on a runway)[[/note]]
** Space Station
* Space Blankets. They were developed by NASA for use in, you guessed it, space, but now have a number of uses on Earth as well.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_weather Space Weather]].
* Space Food Sticks were allegedly developed for the space program, then marketed under that name to the general public. (Later, they were renamed simply "Food Sticks", which sounds eerily vague and generic, like opening a can of People Food.)
* [=SpaceX=], the world's first private [[SpaceTrucker Space Truckers]].