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* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' is Creator/GeneRoddenberry's failed pilot ''Genesis II'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' is {{Lord of the Flies}} IN THE EARTH!
* ''Series/BabylonFive: [[Recap/BabylonFiveFilm02Thirdspace Thirdspace]]'' was ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** ''River of Souls'' was ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** A joke among the fandom was to describe ''B5'' (favorably) as ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [-IN SPACE-]!, with the spin-off Crusade ending up as a DungeonsAndDragons campaign [-IN SPACE-]! ([[ItMakesSenseInContext See, they had a wizard, a thief, a paladin...]])
* Many episodes of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' are lifted from classic movies;
** "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero" = ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'' and ''IceStationZebra''. Both movies were based on books by Alistair [=MacLean=].
** "The Magnificent Warriors" = ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'', which itself was a western version of ''Film/SevenSamurai''.
** "The Lost Warrior" = ''Film/{{Shane}}''
** "Fire in Space" = ''Film/TheToweringInferno''
** "Murder on the Rising Star" = ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''
** Both the old and new series are heavily inspired by series creator Glen Larson's Mormon faith, making it effectively ''Literature/TheBookOfMormon'' [-IN SPACE-]!
*** Hmm...the twelve [[strike:tribes]] colonies, originated from [[strike:Eden]] Kobol, was forced to move from their homeland to find [[strike:a promised land]] Earth that only was known from legend, all due to the actions of a certain man, who after receiving visions and power from a higher being, eventually become the founder and leader of [[strike:Judaism Christianity]] a monothestic religion and preach about grace, and after wandering around [[strike:the desert]] space for [[strike:forty]] four years, manage to arrive on a lush green [[strike:place]] planet [[spoiler:that is eventually OUR Earth]], all according to the plan of the higher being. Hmm, sounds like a [[Literature/TheBible familiar book]]...
** The re-imagined series gave us the episode "The Captain's Hand" = ''Film/CrimsonTide'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** The prequel ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' is ''Film/TheGodfather'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* With its ''Franchise/StarWars''-inspired motif, ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' is almost literally ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baywatch_Nights Baywatch Nights]]? ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''...[-WITH DETECTIVES-]! And when that didn't work out, [-WITH THE PARANORMAL-]! And also [-WITH SCI-FI-]! And shortly thereafter, [-WITH PROMPT {{CANCELLATION}}-]!
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' was ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' mixed with ''Myth/RobinHood'' [-IN SPACE-]! In a specific episode example, the Space Rats, the antagonists in the episode "Hyperdrive", were criminal outlaw bikers [-IN SPACE-]!
* The ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' episode "Space Vampire" is {{Dracula}}...In Space, complete with a wrecked ship with a ship's log that documents the deaths of the crew and a passenger named William Helsing from "New London"
* The ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' episode "The Magic Hour" was ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' [-IN CALIFORNIA! WITH GOOD WITCHES-]!
** The episode "Dead Man Dating" was ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' [-IN SAN FRANCISCO, WITH WITCHES AND DEMONS!-]
* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' is ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' [-AS A MUSICAL SATIRE-]!
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' Season 9 Episode 20. CSI: [-IN SPACE-]!
* Parodied on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' during a short in which Jon Stewart, Steve Carell and Creator/StephenColbert are TV producers trying to come up with a new reality show. At one point, Colbert complains that "Every pitch [Stewart] makes is just one of mine with the words [-IN SPACE-] added to the end."
* ''Series/DefyingGravity'' is ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* Half of all ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes ever are "Hammer Horror/Classic Literature/Contemporary Movie/Greek Mythology etc., [-WITH ALIENS-]!" Doctor Who author Ben Aaronovitch once said that "Talent borrows, genius steals, and ''Doctor Who'' authors get it off [[FellOffTheBackOfATruck the back of a lorry]], no questions asked." ( He was talking specifically about his novel, ''The Also People'', which was Literature/TheCulture! [-IN DOCTOR WHO-]!)
** The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]] was ''The Poseidon Adventure'' [-IN SPACE-]! It's even lampshaded, since the space ship is appropriately named ''The Titanic''.
** Its seems to be a recurring theme for the specials, 2010 had [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]] which was, of course, Literature/AChristmasCarol [-IN SPACE-]! ...[[ThreateningShark WITH A FLYING SHARK]]!
** The Third Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Daemons"]] is ''Series/QuatermassAndThePit'' [-IN WILTSHIRE INSTEAD OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE-]!
*** And the Fourth Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom "The Seeds of Doom"]] is ''Series/TheQuatermassExperiment'' [-IN DORSET-]! -- when it's not being ''Literature/WhoGoesThere'' or "[[Series/TheAvengers The Man-Eater of Surrey Green]]".
** The Fourth Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara "The Androids of Tara"]] is ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** In the Creator/BigFinish Eighth Doctor story ''Max Warp'', the eponymous ShowWithinAShow is ''Series/TopGear'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** "Chimes of Midnight" is ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' [-AS A MURDER MYSTERY FARCE-]!
** The Tenth Doctor & Donna story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp "The Unicorn and the Wasp"]] is an Agatha Christie mystery [-WITH AGATHA CHRISTIE-]! [-AND ALIENS-]!
*** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]] is [[JustForFun/XMeetsY "Murder on the Orient Express" meets "The Mummy"]] IN SPACE!
** The penultimate Ninth Doctor story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf Bad Wolf]]", [[ShoutOut rather shamelessly]] had ''Series/BigBrother'', ''Series/WhatNotToWear'', and ''Series/TheWeakestLink'' [-IN SPACE-]! No, not lawyer-friendly knock-offs of them, but the actual shows, transplanted into the distant future, as part of what turns out to be a typically horrifying ''Doctor Who'' plot. [[ItMakesSenseInContext As weird as it sounds, it works really well.]]
* ''The Duck Factory'' featured a young Creator/JimCarrey tasked with rebooting a stale cartoon show. After finding he'd just proposed killing off the producer's favorite character, he notes the producer's office decor and saves the day by adding, "did I mention this all happens [-IN SPACE-]?"
* ''Series/DustysTrail'' was ''Series/GilligansIsland'' [-IN THE OLD WEST-]!
* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' has the 4th season episode "Phantom Companion" which is basically the ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' set on the Taelon mothership, or to put it simply, [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' went on for nine seasons before some bright crayon decided Urkel would be even better [-IN SPACE-]! Urkel returned. The show did not. Cracked.com used this as an example of TV shows that went beyond JumpingTheShark and [[http://www.cracked.com/article/242_6-tv-shows-that-completely-lost-their-shit/ just completely lost their shit]].
* ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'' is a Saturday morning ''Gilligan's Island'' [-IN SPACE-]! Complete with Bob Denver playing Gilligan's {{Expy}}. "I said LUNCH, not LAUNCH!"
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', with varying degrees of delight, made several such episodes. Possibly the most memorable is the one where, locked inside his own mind, Crichton turns his existence into a Looney Tunes cartoon, with a ''lot'' of reference to the Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner cartoons.
** For that matter, the entire premise of the show is really just Alice in Wonderland... in SPACE. It has also been compared to ''Series/BlakesSeven'' [-WITH A BUDGET-].
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s premise is the American Civil War...[-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Series/GangRelated'' is ''Film/TheDeparted'' (which is ''Film/InfernalAffairs'' [-[[CulturalTranslation IN BOSTON]], WITH [[TheIrishMob IRISH GANGSTERS]]-]) [-IN LOS ANGELES, [[TheCartel WITH LATINOS]]-].
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' [-AS A DRAMEDY!-]
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' is ''Series/TwinPeaks'' [-WITH FAIRY TALES!-]
* ''Series/HomeboysInOuterSpace'' was, well...ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* The premise for the rightfully-canned ''Hot Date'' would've been ''Series/TheBachelor'' [-WITH PORN STARS-]!
* ''Series/ICarly'': ''iSpace Out'' is an iCarly episode...IN SPACE! Well, [[DefiedTrope not really.]]
** WordOfGod even stated in his blog that the characters doing a webcast in space would be JumpingTheShark.
** Also, Series/ICarly is ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' [-WITH A WEBSHOW, MINUS HER ANIMATED COUNTERPART-]!
* There have been ''Franchise/KamenRider'' shows [-IN SPACE-]:
** ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider'' is ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'' and ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX RX]]'' are ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' is ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'', ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' and ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' together [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' is ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' or ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' is ''VideoGame/TaikoNoTatsujin'' and ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' is ''Series/JuukouBFighter'' and ''Series/BFighterKabuto'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' is ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' is ''Manga/VampireKnight'' and ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' [-WITH KAMEN RIDERS-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' is ''Manga/SkullMan'', ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Series/{{Kikaider}}'' and ''Manga/ChoujinBarom1'' together [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' is ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' together [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is literally [-[[JapaneseDelinquents DELiNQUENT-STYLED]] KAMEN RIDER IN SPACE-]!
*** Alternatively, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' [-WITH KAMEN RIDERS-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' is ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' [-WITH FRUITS-]!
*** Or ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
*** Also, ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' [-WITH KAMEN RIDERS-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' is, according to WordOfGod, ''Series/KamenRiderW'' [-AS A COP DRAMA!-]
*** Or ''Series/KnightRider'' and ''Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger'' together [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
*** Also, ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' [-WITH KAMEN RIDERS-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' is ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'', ''ComicBook/GhostRider'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Anime/CrossAnge'', ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'', and ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' together [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]! [-WITH GHOSTS-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' is ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' together [-AS A KAMEN RIDER WEB SERIES-]!
*** ''Amazons Season 2'' is ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'', ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', and ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' [-[[BloodierAndGorier WITH BLOOD AND GORE]]-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' looks to be ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' [-AS A MEDICAL DRAMA-]!
*** Or ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', ''Manga/YuGiOh'' (and its [[Franchise/YuGiOh spin-offs]]), and ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' [-WITH KAMEN RIDERS-]!
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' is ''[[Series/{{Kikaider}} Jinzō Ningen Kikaider]]'', ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman'', ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' together [-AS A KAMEN RIDER SHOW-]!
* Creator/TheCW's ''Series/LittleWomen'' is ''Literature/LittleWomen'' [-IN THE POST-APOCALYPSE-]!
* ''Series/LostInSpace'' is ''Literature/SwissFamilyRobinson'' [-IN SPACE-]! They are, quite literally, the Space Family Robinson!
* ''Series/MercyPoint'' (UPN, 1998) was ''Series/{{ER}}'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Series/TheNanny'' is ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' [-IN 1990s NEW YORK CITY!-]
** ''Mi Corazon es Tuyo'' is ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', with traits of ''Series/TheNanny'', [-AS A MEXICAN NOVELA-]!
* ''Series/NewsRadio'', episode "Space"; radio station, you guessed it, [-IN SPACE-]! Episode "Sinking Ship"; radio station [-ON THE ''TITANIC''-]!
* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' is ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' [-IN A TOY STORE!-]
* ''Paradise Run'' is ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' [-FOR KIDS!-]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' repeatedly uses this trope, being StrictlyFormula for the most part:
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' were aversions, and not just because they were the originals. Production took the seasonal themes from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' such as dinosaurs, Eastern mythology, and ancient world cultures (or something) and downplayed them so that things were kept as generic as possible - so stuff was recycled, but not [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: IN SPACE ]]
! ''Mighty Morphin''' Season 3, however, went a fair way towards being Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: AS NINJAS ]]
!
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'': Franchise/PowerRangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: with COOL CARS! ]]

** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Despite the name, averted! The move to outer space brought a lot of changes to the status quo, such as more complex villains and mostly abandoning the CityOfAdventure setup in favor of searching alien planets for their kidnapped mentor. Some of these things were then recycled into future seasons, others weren't.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Power Rangers, well, [[/folder]]

[[folder: in [[Tropes In Space SPACE ]]
!]] (Yes, even more so than the actual ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: as [[Rescue RESCUE WORKERS ]]
!]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: as TIME POLICE! ]]

** ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: with [[Animal Motifs ANIMALS ]]
!]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: with NINJAS... [[Series/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers AGAIN ]]
!]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: with [[Everythings Better With Dinosaurs DINOSAURS ]]
... [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers AGAIN]]!]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: as SPACE POLICE! ]]

** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: as [[Functional Magic WIZARDS ]]
!]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: as ADVENTURER ARCHAEOLOGISTS! ]]

** ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: with [[Animal Motifs ANIMALS ]]
... [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce AGAIN]]! And [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours KUNG FU]]!]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: AFTER THE END! And with COOL CARS... [[Series/Power Rangers Turbo Again ]]
!]]
*** Wait, wouldn't that make it ''MadMax'' [-WITH POWER RANGERS-]?
** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: as SAMURAI! ]]
([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Of course.]])
** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'': Averts it by being a throwback to the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' where things were kept as generic as possible - so it's recycled, but not [[/folder]]

[[folder: IN SPACE! ]]

*** ''Power Rangers Super Megaforce'': ''Power Rangers'' [[/folder]]

[[folder: AS SPACE PIRATES IN A CRISIS CROSSOVER! ]]

** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: with [[Everythings Better With Dinosaurs DINOSAURS ]]
... [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers A THIRD]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder TIME]]! And BATTERIES!]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'': Power Rangers [[/folder]]

[[folder: with NINJAS... [[Series/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers A THIRD ]]
[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm TIME!]] And A GAME SHOW!]]
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' is a double whammy: it was actually pitched by its creators as ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'' [-IN SPACE-] [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on acid]]."
* ''Series/{{Riget}}'' by Creator/LarsVonTrier is Series/{{Twin Peaks}} [-IN A CREEPY DANISH HOSPITAL!-]
* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' is ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' [-AS A MYSTERY THRILLER!-]
** Alternatively, ''Series/VeronicaMars'' [-WITH A {{WHITE MALE LEAD}}!-]
* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' is ''Series/BlackSheepSquadron'' [-IN SPACE-]! (And also [-WITH EARLY CANCELLATION-]! Because they were [-[[ScrewedByTheNetwork WITH FOX]]-]!)
* ''Series/SpaceKnights'' is KingArthur [-IN SPACE-]!
* Literal example: Obscure, not very successful Gerry Anderson show ''Series/SpacePrecinct'' was ''Series/NYPDBlue''[=/=]''Series/HillStreetBlues''[=/=]any other cop show you care to name [-IN SPACE! WITH TACKED-ON {{CYBERPUNK}} ELEMENTS!-] SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds, actually.
* ''Series/SquareOneTV'':''TheElectricCompany1971'' [-WITH MATH!-]
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' itself is, in the words of its creator, [[WagonTrainToTheStars Wagon Train]] [-TO THE STARS-]!
** In ''TOS'', the Klingons are Russians [-IN SPACE!-] while the Romulans are the then-inscrutable Chinese...[-IN SPACE-]!
*** In later incarnaions, the Klingons seem to be more [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Samurai Vikings]] [-IN SPACE!-]
** Vulcans are Elves. [-IN SPACE-]!
** Romulans are Dark Elves/Drow, Klingons are Orcs/Orks, Borg are Undead, et cetera.
** Nicholas Meyer, director of ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' and ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|The Undiscovered Country}}'', describes the series as "''HoratioHornblower'' [-IN SPACE-]!"
*** Gene Roddenberry also described James T. Kirk as a space-age Horatio Hornblower in the book ''The Making of Star Trek'' (1968).
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror "Balance of Terror"]] is the 1957 WWII submarine movie ''The Enemy Below'' [-IN SPACE-]! Even the bearing of the unidentified initial contact and the captain's maneuvering orders to the helm are copied nearly verbatim. The Romulan ship is cramped and has lots of piping and conduits in all background scenes. The Enterprise's phasers act like depth charges, and at one point the Enterprise and the Romulan ship both go to silent running, fearing to ''talk loudly'' [[SpaceIsNoisy lest the other vessel hear them]].
** The Romulans in this episode were UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire [-IN SPACE-]!, as exemplified by Mark Lenard's dignified Centurion character. They didn't stay that way, though. Compare the Romulans in the ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot movie.
** The episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E13ElaanOfTroyius Elaan of Troyius]]" is UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar {{inverted}} [-IN SPACE-]! The ArrangedMarriage of princess Elaan from planet Elas with the ruler of planet Troyius is supposed to stop a war between their respective world.
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E16StarshipMine "Starship Mine"]] is ''Film/DieHard'' [-[[DieHardOnAnX ON THE USS ENTERPRISE]]-]!
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E13FaceOfTheEnemy "Face of the Enemy"]] is ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'' [-IN SPACE-]!, with Toreth essentially Sean Connery's Captain Marko Ramius. Very little of Toreth's dialogue was changed from her original male depiction.
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E24TheMindsEye "The Mind's Eye"]] is ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E14AMatterOfPerspective "A Matter of Perspective"]] is ''Film/{{Rashomon}}'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E11TheHunted "The Hunted"]] is ''First Blood'', the first ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' film, [-IN SPACE-]!
** The Picard torture subplot of [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E10ChainOfCommand "Chain of Command Part II"]] is ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** Brannon Braga described [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E23Timescape "Timescape"]] as ''Film/TheAbyss'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E13SubRosa "Sub Rosa"]] is GothicHorror [-IN SPACE!-] (The writer specifically denies that it's ''[[Literature/LivesOfTheMayfairWitches The Witching Hour]]'' [-IN SPACE!-])
* The much-maligned ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Meridian" was, as admitted by producer Ira Steven Behr, ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'' [-IN SPACE-]! Recalling this idea at a later date, Behr admitted: "I am a moron."
** The original concept for ''Deep Space Nine'' (before they shifted the location from a Federation colony planet to a space station after Creator/JMichaelStraczynski pitched ''Series/BabylonFive'' to Paramount) would have been ''Star Trek'' [-ON LAND-]!
** The episode "Starship Down" is basically ''Film/DasBoot'' [-IN SPACE-].
** The episode "Duet" of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is a RecycledInSpace take on the play ''The Man in the Glass Booth''. The main difference is that the latter is about Nazis and their victims, while the former centers on the Cardassians, who are ANaziByAnyOtherName.
** Brandon Tartikoff originally pitched ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' itself as "''Series/TheRifleman'' [-IN SPACE-]".
** The episode "Explorers", in which Sisko builds a copy of an ancient Bajoran solar-sail spaceship and proves it could travel as far as Cardassia, is essentially ''The Voyage of the Kon-Tiki'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** In the episode "Melora", Jadzia Dax {{lampshades}} that Melora Pazlar's storyline bears some similarity to ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' is The Suite Life of Zack and Cody AT THE SEA!!!
* ''Series/{{Supertrain}}'' was supposed to be ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' [-ON THE RAILS-]!
* And speaking of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' is ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/ChoushinseiFlashman'' is ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman'', only that they are [-RAISED IN SPACE-]!
** ''Series/HikariSentaiMaskman'' is the [[Anime/CombattlerV Robot]] [[Anime/VoltesV Romance]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} Trilogy]] [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' is ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'' [-[[ThreePlusTwo PLUS TWO]]-]!
** ''Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger'' is ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman'' [-WITH [[CoolCar COOL CARS]]-]!
** ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'' is ''Series/{{Himitsu Sentai Gor|anger}}enger'' [-AS A [[SiblingTeam SIBLING TEAM]] OF SCHOOL TEACHERS!-]
** ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' is ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' and ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider'' together [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
*** Or ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' is ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'' [-WITH [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs DINOSAURS]], MEGAFAUNAS, AND DRAGONS-]!
** ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' is ''Maskman'' [-WITH CHINESE ANIMALS-]!
** ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' is ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW WITH NINJAS-]!
** ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'' is ''Goggle Five'' [-[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture SEVENTEEN YEARS INTO THE FUTURE]]-]!
** ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' is ''Turboranger,'' but this time [-AS AN [[AffectionateParody AFFECTIONATE PARODY]] SUPER SENTAI-]!
** ''Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive'' is the ''Franchise/MetalHeroes''' [[Series/TokkeiWinspector rescue]] [[Series/TokkyuuShireiSolbrain police]] [[Series/TokusouExceedraft trilogy]] [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' is ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' [-IN TIME TRAVEL-]! [-AND WITH GIANT ROBOT AND MONSTERS-]!
*** Or ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' [[note]]or ''Film/{{Timecop}}'', whichever you prefer[[/note]] [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' is ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW WITH [[AnimalMotifs ANIMALS]]-]!
** ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' is ''Liveman'' [-WITH NINJAS-]!
*** Or ''Anime/{{Ninku}}'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW!-]
** ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' is ''Sun Vulcan'' [-WITH DINOSAURS-]!
** ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' is ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW!-]!
** ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' is ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'' is ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' is ''Abaranger'' [-WITH [[PantheraAwesome BIG CATS]] AND [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours KUNG FU]]-]!
*** Or ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' is ''Liveman'' [-WITH COOL CARS-]! [[note]]Alternatively, ''Carranger'' [-WITH TALKING CARS-]![[/note]]
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' is ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' is ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'' [-AS GUARDIAN ANGELS-]!
** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' is ''Manga/OnePiece'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]! [[note]]Alternatively, ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman'' [-AS {{SPACE PIRATES}}-]![[/note]] And [-IN A {{CRISIS CROSSOVER}}-]!
** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' is ''Sun Vulcan'' [-AS-] ([[OvertOperative not so-]])[-[[EspionageTropes SECRET AGENTS]]-]![[note]]Alternatively, ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]![[/note]]
** ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' is ''Gokaiger'' [-WITH OTAKU-]! [-AND NOT REALLY AN OFFICIAL SERIES-]!
*** Altternatively, unofficial ''Go-Busters'' parody [-AS {{TWO GIRLS AND A GUY}}-]!
** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' seems to be ''Series/BattleFeverJ'' [-WITH DINOSAURS!-]
*** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoForceBrave'' is technically ''Kyoryuger'' [-IN KOREA-]!
** ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' is ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' and ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' is ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' together [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
** ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' appears to be ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW WITH ANIMALS!-]
** ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'' is ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW-]!
*** Or ''Series/ChouseishinGransazer'' [-AS A SUPER SENTAI SHOW IN SPACE-]!
* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' is Nazism [-WITH ALIENS-]!
* ''Film/WhiteDwarf'' is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/RedBeard'' in a science-fiction setting; with an added subplot adding elements of political intrigue and exploration of prejudice and tolerance.
* ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' was pitched as Film/JamesBond [[/folder]]

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* ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' is ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' [-FOR KIDS-]!
* ''YouDontSay'' is ''Series/{{Password}}'' [-WITH NAMES-]!
* ''Zoink'd'' is ''Series/TheGongShow'' [-FOR KIDS!-]
* One ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' sketch was Merv: The Special Edition. ''The Creator/MervGriffin Show'' InSpace.
* ''Series/TheExpanse'' isn't ''precisely'' ''Literature/DonQuixote'' [-IN SPACE-]! but it borrows enough thematic elements to feel that way.
* At least three Brazilian soap operas did this. ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Cravo_e_a_Rosa O Cravo e a Rosa]]'' was ''Theater/TamingOfTheShrew'' [-IN 1920s [[UsefulNotes/SaoPaulo SÃO PAULO]]!-] (the main characters were even still Catarina, Bianca and Julião Petruchio) And ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'' - [[AdaptationDisplacement best known by some as]] ''Film/MyFairLady'' - earned both the indicatively titled ''Pigmalião 70'' (''Pygmalion'' [-WITH A MAN IN 1970 RIO DE JANEIRO!-]) and the 2016 one ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totalmente_Demais Totalmente Demais]]'' (''Pygmalion'' [-WITH MODELS IN 2016 RIO!-] And not only the makeover girl was still named Eliza, but the series was described by its writers as ''Pygmalion'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''[[https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Model_(telenovela) Top Model]]'')
* Speaking of ''Franchise/UltraSeries'':
** ''Series/UltraQ'' is ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' [-IN JAPAN-]!
** ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' is ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' [-THREE YEARS LATER-]!
** ''Series/UltramanTaro'' is ''Series/Ultraman'' [-AS A FAIRY TALE PARODY-]!
** ''Series/UltramanCosmos'' is ''Series/UltramanTaro'' [-IN MODERN SETTINGS WITH {{GENTLE GIANT}} {{UP TO ELEVEN}}-]!
** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' is ''Series/UltramanLeo'' [-IN ALTERNATE DIMENSION-]!
** ''Series/UltraSevenX'' is ''Series/UltraSeven'' [-IN FUTURE-]! [-AND AS A SPY FICTION-]!
** ''Series/UltramanGinga'' is ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' and ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' and ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' together [-AS AN ULTRAMAN SHOW-]!
** ''Series/UltramanOrb'' is ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' [-AS AN ULTRAMAN SHOW-]!
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