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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 [[AC: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 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 Subpages [[AC:IN SPACE]]!

* RecycledInSpace/AnimeAndManga
* RecycledInSpace/ComicBooks
* [[RecycledInSpace/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[RecycledInSpace/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]
* RecycledInSpace/{{Literature}}
* RecycledInSpace/LiveActionTV
* RecycledInSpace/TabletopGames
* RecycledInSpace/{{Theater}}
* RecycledInSpace/VideoGames
* RecycledInSpace/WesternAnimation
!!Other Examples [[AC:IN SPACE]]!
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* In the United Kingdom, Mars had a popular advert for Milky Way that involved an (anthropomorphised) blue car racing a red car. A year or two later, they revamped their campaign by remaking the same advert...but now with blue and red spaceships racing [-IN SPACE-]!
* Pizza Hut's "Pizza Head" commercials are ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s Series/MrBill [-AS A SLICE OF PIZZA-].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Inspired by ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** ComicStrip/BigNate is Calvin in sixth grade
** ComicStrip/{{Frazz}} is Calvin in his twenties [[note]]And over the years, he inherited his father's love of exercise in general and bicycle riding in particular[[/note]]
** ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn is Calvin as a girl, and Hobbes as a narcissistic unicorn (also, she's real and other characters can see her).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/DarkSecrets'' is a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek [-IN THE [[Franchise/HarryPotter POTTERVERSE]]-]! ''FanFic/TheLastWar'' is even more so.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' loves this trope. Jeice is from Space Australia, Vegeta knows about Film/TheThreeStooges thanks to Space Hulu, Zarbon wants to [[CampStraight call his girlfriend]] over Space Skype. Oh, and when Freeza goes to Earth, he's going to pick up some space eggs, some space milk, and Blow It The F-ck Up.
** Also Piccolo switched to Spacebook from My'''space''' "a while ago."
* ''FanFic/DecksFallEveryoneDies'' is ''Moulin Rouge!''...[-WITH [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries CARD GAMES]]-]! In Jamerica!
* WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC is ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and/or ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' [[note]]Depending on the episode[[/note]] [-WITH SUPERHEROES!-]
* Invoked InNameOnly seeing as ''[[Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn My Little Unicorn: Star Fleet Magic]]'' is just ''[[Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn My Little Unicorn: Magic is Believing]]'' with a few extra lines and the [[AnAesop Aesop]] of "believing" cut out. It's been reposted again after being taken down, with the author's notes and many of the songs now cut completely. The Website/DeviantART version brings back some of the songs, and attempts to rewrite some of the dialogue with barbs specifically pointed towards his critics.
* ''Starhorse'' is horses...[-IN SPACE-]!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YDYL6oECjU #TRUTHINJOURNALISM]] is ''Film/ManBitesDog''...[-WITH [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} VENOM]]-]!
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10888044 Max Headroom in space]].

* Take a guess what SpaceRock is about. Music/{{Hawkwind}} can be described as Music/BlueCheer [-IN SPACE-]!
** There's also a pop equivalent, even older: SpageAgePop is Lounge music and SurfRock [-IN SPACE-]!
* Music/{{ACDC}} are Music/{{Slade}} [-[[LandDownUnder DOWN UNDER]]-]!
* By the 21st century, Music/{{aha}} have turned into Music/{{Coldplay}} [-FROM NORWAY-]!
* Music/{{Alabama}} is Music/TheEagles [-WITH COUNTRY INSTRUMENTATION-]! (The same could also be said of almost any 1980s county band, such as Restless Heart or Exile.)
* Anaïs Mitchell's ''Theatre/{{Hadestown}}'' ConceptAlbum/Folk Opera is the story of Orpheus and Eurydice [-SET IN A GREAT DEPRESSION-LIKE POST-APOCALYPSE!-]
* The video to A1's cover of Music/{{Aha}}'s "Take on Me" is set [-[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbCsIKI6HEU IN CYBERSPACE!]]-]
* Bell Biv [=DeVoe=] is New Edition [-MINUS RALPH TRESVANT AND JOHNNY GILL-]!
* Camouflage are Music/DepecheMode [-FROM GERMANY-]!
* Chromeo's ''When The Night Falls'' video is ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' [-WITH PREGNANT WOMEN!-]
* ''The Chronicle of the Black Sword'' is ''Literature/TheElricSaga'' [-AS A [[RockOpera ROCK OPERA]]-]!
* Music/DemonsAndWizards is Music/IcedEarth [-WITH [[Music/BlindGuardian HANSI KÜRSCH]] ON VOCALS-]!
* Music/DevinTownsend's concept album, ''Ziltoid The Omniscient'' can be described as ''Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds''...[-AS AN INDUSTRIAL PROGRESSIVE DEATH METAL COMEDY!-]
* Music/{{Editors}} are Music/{{Interpol}} [-WITH SYNTHESIZERS-]!
* Music/{{Giulietta}} is Music/NickiMinaj [-AS AN ITALIAN-AUSTRALIAN!-]
* ''[[Music/{{Hero}} !Hero: The Rock Opera]]'' is the story of Jesus [-IN MODERN-DAY AMERICA [[TwentyMinutesInTheFuture TWENTY MINUTES IN THE FUTURE]] IN AN [[AlternateHistory ALTERNATE HISTORY]]-]!
* Ivana Spagna is Taylor Dayne [-FROM ITALY-]!
* Music/KaizersOrchestra are Music/TomWaits [-AS NORWEGIAN ALTERNATIVE ROCK-]!
* Little Big Town is Music/FleetwoodMac [-WITH COUNTRY INSTRUMENTATION-]!
* Music/{{Muse}} really is Music/{{Queen}} [-IN SPACE-]!
* [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] is [[Music/{{Kraftwerk}} Kraftwerk]] [-IN AMERICA-]! Oh, and [-WITH GUITARS-]!
* Music/PixieLott is Music/BritneySpears [-BUT SANE! AND ENGLISH!-]
* PsychedelicRock: Rock music [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs ON DRUGS]]!
* The music video for Amerika by Music/{{Rammstein}} has the band playing... [-ON THE MOON-].
* Romeo Void was Music/{{Blondie}} [-WITH A FULL-FIGURED BRUNETTE VOCALIST-]!
* ''[[Music/{{2112}}]]'' is ''[[Creator/AynRand Anthem]]'' [-WITH ELECTRIC GUITARS-]!
* Spiritual {{Jazz}} is Jazz [-IN SPACE!-]
** Music/PharoahSanders even described his own brand of Spiritual Jazz as ''Nubian space jazz''.
* ''Star One'' is an Arjen Anthony Lucassen RockOpera project [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'' is ''Film/TheFearlessVampireKillers'' [-AS A ROCK OPERA-]!
** ''Dance of the Vampire'' is ''Tanz Der Vampire'' [-IN ENGLISH AND PLAYED FOR {{CAMP}}-]!
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "The Ballad of Davy Crockett in Space", for obvious reasons.
** Also, there's "She Was a Hotel Detective (In the Future)", also for obvious reasons.
* [[Music/{{TheB52s}} The B-52's]] is [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] [-IN GEORGIA, AND LATER NEW YORK-]! Oh, and [-WITH SURREAL HUMOR-]!
* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' is ''Theatre/TheBeggarsOpera'' [-IN GERMAN AND [[DarkerAndEdgier DARKER AND EDGIER]]-]!
* Music/{{Tocotronic}} are Music/DinosaurJr [-IN GERMAN-]!
* ''Whispered'' is ''Music/ChildrenOfBodom'' [-IN [[FeudalJapan FEUDAL JAPAN]]-]!
* ''Music/{{Ghost}}'' are ''Music/{{TISM}}'' [-AS A SWEDISH HEAVY METAL BAND-]!

* Creator/AdultSwim is Creator/NickAtNite [-ON CARTOON NETWORK-]! Oh, and [-NOT SAFE FOR KIDS-]!
* Creator/BabyTV is Creator/NickJr [-IN THE UNITED KINGDOM-]!
* Creator/TheHub is Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} [-WITH Creator/{{HASBRO}} CHARACTERS-]!
** When it got renamed as Discovery Family, it's more like an Creator/ABCFamily clone.
* ''NickMom'' is Creator/NickAtNite [-FOR WOMAN-]!
* Space Channel is Creator/{{Syfy}} [-IN [[CanadaEh CANADA]]-]!
* Creator/{{Teletoon}} is Creator/CartoonNetwork [-IN CANADA-]!
* Nickmusic is Creator/MTV from the 80s [-FOR MODERN DAY KIDS-]!

* ''VideoGame/DevilsCrush'' is ''VideoGame/AlienCrush'' in [-THE UNDERWORLD!-]
* Done literally with Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/ElDorado'', which was given ScienceFiction themes and re-released as ''Solar City'' and ''Target Alpha''.
* ''Pinball/JackBot'' is ''Pinball/PinBot'' [-WITH A CASINO THEME AND DCS SOUND!-]
** Alternately, ''Jack*Bot'' is TheCasino [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Pinball/MedievalMadness'' is ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' in [-YE OLDE DARK AGES!-] And with more jokes, too, but who cares.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The Wrestling/AttitudeEra is the WWF [-[[DarkerAndEdgier FOR ADULTS]]-]!
* Wrestling/{{Evolution}} is Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen [-WITH TRIPLE H-]!
** Wrestling/{{Fourtune}} is Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen [-IN Wrestling/{{TNA}}-]!
* Wrestling/TheNexus is the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder [-AS BITTER ROOKIES! IN WWE-]!
** [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} [=DeGeneration=] X]] is the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder [-WITH THE OTHER [[Wrestling/TheKliq CLIQUE MEMBERS]]! IN THE WWF-]!
** Lucha Libre Latina is the New World Order [-IN Wrestling/{{AAA}}-]!
** Immortal is the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder [-IN Wrestling/{{TNA}}! AGAIN-]!
** Wrestling/BulletClub is the New World Order [-IN Wrestling/{{NEW JAPAN|Pro Wrestling}}!-]
** Bullet Club Latino Americano is nWo Japan [-IN LATIN AMERICA-]! [-(Wrestling/{{CMLL}} specifically)-]
* [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling The Voodoo Murders]] are Roughly Obsess And Destroy [-WITH TARU!-]([-and Big Daddy Voodoo-])
* [[Wrestling/LarrySweeney Sweet 'n' Sour Inc.]] is [[Wrestling/{{Chikara}} Sweet 'n' Sour International]] [-IN Wrestling/{{RING OF HONOR}}-]!
* The Lost is [[Wrestling/JimmyJacobs The Age Of The Fall]] [-IN EUROPE-]!
** The Forgotten are Lacey's Angels [-WITHOUT LACEY-]!
* Valkyrie is [[Wrestling/{{WSU}} Rain's Army]] [-IN SHINE-]!
** Made In Sin is the Midwest Militia [-IN SHINE-]!
** Valifornia is Valkyrie [-WITH SOCAL VAL-]!
* The World Wrestling League was the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance [-FOR LATIN AMERICA-]! Until they started doing their own shows with the aptly titled ''Insurrection'', making it the spiritual successor to IWA Puerto Rico, which was IWA Japan [-[[CaptainObvious IN PUERTO RICO]]-]!

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/StarFleet'' is ''{{Series/Terrahawks}}'' [-[[HumongousMecha WITH GIANT ROBOTS!]]-] (Or at least would have been had they not been released at the same time.)

* Franchise/TheGreenHornet and Kato are Radio/TheLoneRanger and Tonto [-IN THE CITY! WITH A COOL CAR-]!
* Creator/OrsonWelles' radio production of ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' [-IN A POLICE STATE-]! catapulted him to national fame.
* Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour's Sparks Nevada is an old-fashioned spaghetti western on Mars
* Podcast/ThePenumbraPodcast features Juno Steel, a noir detective story on Mars

* Legends of Chima is Thundercats [-WITH LEGOS-]!
* ''Toys/{{Fabuland}}'' is ''{{LEGO}}'' [-WITH FURRIES-]!
* The short-lived action figure series ''K9 Corps'' recycles the concept of the similarly short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers''... [-ONLY [[DarkerAndEdgier DARKER AND EDGIER]]-]!
* ''Toys/LEGOSpace'' is ''{{LEGO}}'', um, [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' is {{Bratz}} [-WITH MONSTERS-]!
** ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' is ''Monster High'' [-WITH [[FracturedFairyTale PRINCESSES]]-]!
* Toy designer [[http://sillof.com/ Sillof]] has actually made a hobby out of this trope, with a line of fan-made ''Franchise/StarWars'' action figures that [[http://www.sillof.com/C-ALL%20SW.htm transplants the cast of the original trilogy into different genres]]. He first came to prominence with a {{Steampunk}} ''Star Wars'' line, but has since churned out a FilmNoir ''Star Wars'' line, a {{Western}} ''Star Wars'' line, a {{Cyberpunk}} ''Star Wars'' line, a HighFantasy ''Star Wars'' line, a 1940s [[FilmSerial sci-fi serial]] ''Star Wars'' line, a JidaiGeki ''Star Wars'' line, and several others. The results are fascinating, to say the least.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' action figures have series [-IN SPACE-]! [-AND PLAYING SPORTS-]! [-AND AS SUPERHEROES-]! [-AND SCUBA DIVING-]! [-AND AS CLOWNS-]!? [-ETC.-]!

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Given one of its artists, Natasha Allegri, is ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat's'' creator, the story told by Puppycat in episode 2 wouldn't be out of place in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' what with the Functional Magic and kingdoms named after attributes. The show itself is a bit different.
* ''[[http://bonusstage.keenspot.com/episodes.html Bonus Stage]]'' started being set "But They're In Space" at the end of episode 50 and on.
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' is ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' [-ON [[Series/{{Firefly}} THE SERENITY]]-]!
* Both played straight and lampshaded in ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn 4'':
-->'''Pink Unicorn:''' Charlie, we don't have much time! We have to get to the moon!\\
'''Blue Unicorn:''' In OUTER SPACE!!!\\
'''Blue Unicorn:''' I don't know why I yelled that!
* ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' is ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' or ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' [-WITH FICTIONAL CHARACTERS!-]
* ''WebAnimation/ElementalGoddess'' is an OffModel ''Anime/SailorMoon'' [-[[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield somewhere]]-]!
* ''KA-POW!'' is ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' with [-TOO MANY [[Main/ArtShift ART SHIFTS]] AND VIOLENCE!-]
* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' with ''[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail126.html Limozeen: But they're in space!]]'' which, as you can guess, was about a FakeBand [[BandToon adventuring around space]] in their tour bus/spaceship. It was cancelled during the airing of its pilot episode.
-->'''Strong Sad:''' But why are they in space? There's no reason for them to be in space!\\
'''Strong Bad:''' On the contrary, my dear Fatson. There is ''every'' reason for them to be in space!
* "How 'bout this? Zero: The Artificial Hedgehog; made in Dr. Eggman's super-secret-underwater-volcano lab. IN SPACE!"
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' is ''Film/MeanGirls'' [-WITH {{BARBIE}} DOLLS!-]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin!
* ''[[http://www.cowshell.com/cleopatra/ Cleopatra in Spaaace!]]'' is also ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin!
* [[http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php?d=20080331 ''Idiots in Space'']] is ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' itself is ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [-WITH A GIRL-]! [-AND (eventually) [[CerebusSyndrome CEREBUS SYNDROME]]-]!
** See also TwoGamersOnACouch.
** ''Webcomic/VGCats'' is ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' [-[[CatsAreMean WITH SOCIOPATH CATS]]-]!
** And given that the in-comic title of ''Idiots in Space'' is ''Ethan MacManus: Space Archaeologist'', that's almost definitely ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Webcomic/DaisyOwl'' is ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' [-[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids FOR KIDS]]-]!
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' is ''StarWars''... [-AS AN RPG-]!
** Or ''DM OF THE Rings''...[-WITH STAR WARS-]!
* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''
** [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=489 This]] page has T-Rex become [-SPACE REX-]! In '''[-SPACE-]!!!'''
** T-Rex gets a Nobel prize for retelling [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2631 Red Riding Hood]], with SPACE WOLVES and SPACE LASERS ("SLASERS").
* ''Webcomics/DMOfTheRings'' is ''LordOfTheRings''... [-AS AN [[TabletopRPG RPG]]-]!
* ''Webcomic/FabulandHousewives'' is ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' [-WITH [[BuiltWithLego LEGO]] [[FunnyAnimal FUNNY ANIMAL]] CHARACTERS-]!
* ''Webcomic/FriendshipIsDragons'' is ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [-AS A ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' CAMPAIGN-]! One could even say, ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [-OUT OF SPACE-], [-WITH PONIES-]!
* ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'' is ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''... [-WITH [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom FURRIES]]-]! [-AND STUFF THAT WILL [[NightmareFuel NEVER LET YOU SLEEP AGAIN]]-]!
** By the same author ''[[http://www.rtd.vitenka.com/Rtd1/ Rework The Dead]]'' is a ZombieApocalypse... [-WITH FURRIES-]!
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' is ''Film/TheRunningMan''... [-WITH [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom FURRIES]]-]!
* According to protagonist Doug, ''One Small Step'' is ''Series/KnightRider'' [[http://www.osscomic.com/comics/kight-rider-in-space/ IN SPACE!]]
* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' is ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''... [-WITH [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom FURRIES]]-]!
* ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'' is an [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MS Paint Adventure]] [-IN [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls TAMRIEL]]-]!
* ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' - ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Webcomic/ReasonablyClever'' is ''Series/DoctorWho'' [-WITH LEGOS-]!
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' features "Stick Figures [-IN SPAAAACE-]!"
* Stage-Select subcomic ''[[http://reno.stage-select.com/ Here is a Question]]'' [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] this for one strip, suggesting the phenomenon of this trope in the 1960's was due to the excitement of the space race. Then the money grubbing author decides to hop on the bandwagon and reformatted the comic into - you guessed it - [[http://reno.stage-select.com/HIAQ/Question822.png Here is a Question]] [-IN SPACE!-] A mild RageAgainstTheAuthor [[http://reno.stage-select.com/HIAQ/Question825.png later]], the comic returned to normal.
* ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' is an art museum strip [-IN SPACE-], and its characters [[GenreSavvy know it]]. They drink "space grog," try not to get "behind space-schedule," and shout "GOOD SPACE HEAVENS!" when surprised.
* ''Webcomic/TRULifeAdventures'' features a couple of brief looks at an alternate timeline where the case works on a spaceship [-IN SPACE-].
* ''[[http://catgirldo.comicgenesis.com/ Venus Ascending]]'' is ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' [-IN SPACE-]!

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebAnimation/AcedemySugoiSeiun: Magical girls... in space!
* ''Literature/AdAstraPerAspera'' is best described as [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]] [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown'':
** Film Brain is the Nostalgia Critic [-IN ENGLAND-]!
** Mike Jeavons is the Nostalgia Critic [-IN ENGLAND! STRICTLY REVIEWING ONLY SEQUELS! IN A SUIT!-]
* WebVideo/BumReviews is WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic but with [-A CRAZY OPTIMISTIC HOMELESS PERSON-]!
* WebVideo/{{Caddicarus}} is WebVideo/JonTron... [-IN ENGLAND!-]
* WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede is the Nostalgia Critic [-IN NEW ZEALAND! AND HE ONLY REVIEWS ANIME!-]
* By their own admission, ''WebVideo/EpicMealTime'' is ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' [-IN THE KITCHEN!-]
* [[http://www.gameshowgarbage.com Game Show Garbage]] is Website/{{WrestleCrap}} [-FOR THE WORST IN GAME SHOWS!-]
* The fastest way to describe ''VideoGame/ImperiumNova'' is probably ''ASongOfIceAndFire''... [-IN SPACE-]! Referring things as being [-IN SPACE-]! is also a [[MemeticMutation running joke]] among the playerbase.
* The first episode of Flash Tub's "Jefferson Brothers" on ''Website/SomethingAwful'' is "In Space". [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in its Easter Egg.
* Le WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier is WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, only French.
* ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' is ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', [[AC:On Website/YouTube, with [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]]!]]
* WebVideo/TheNewsTeamAssemble started with the comedic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyGu4oHxwtQ "We're So Gangsta Rap]]." They then returned with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye3yqKwG1f0 "Space Rap]]," possibly meant as a LampshadeHanging.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is the Nostalgia Critic... [-WITH BOOBS, SO [[DoubleStandard IT'S OKAY FOR HER TO REVIEW CHICK FLICKS]]-]!
* The folks behind [[http://www.njuz.net NJUZ]] readily admit to being ''Website/TheOnion'' [-IN THE BALKANS!-]
* A spoofed running gag in a lot of [[http://rogerregorroger.deviantart.com/ Roger Van Der Weide]] movies.
** [[http://rogerregorroger.deviantart.com/art/IMP-s-5th-anniversary-99376154 We can only solve this... with a BATTLE! TO THE DEATH! WITH PUPPETS! IN SPACE! IN 3D! IN TECHNICOLOR! THE MOTION PICTURE! THE SEQUEL! DIRECTOR'S CUT! THE BREAKFAST CEREAL! IN CINEMAS NOW!]] [[OverlyLongGag IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!]]
* Invoked by ''WebVideo/SuperBunnyhop'', who refers to ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' as "Civ 5 in space".
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is ''Literature/BattleRoyale''... [-WITH TERRORISTS-]! [-[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries IN AMERICA]]-]!
* ''WebVideo/TableFlip'' is ''{{WebVideo/Tabletop}}'' [-WITH {{WebVideo/GAME GRUMPS}} AND IN THE 18th CENTURY-]!
* The mascot for ''Website/WebcomicUnderdogs'' is none other than Abraham Lincoln [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' is ''Series/TwinPeaks'' [-AS A COMEDIC RADIO DRAMA-]! [-IN THE DESERT-]!
* Willy [-ON WHEELS!-]
* A popular epithet for Website/FourChan's paranormal board /x/, particularly since its [[EternalSeptember saturation by /b/'s userbase around late 2008]], is "/b/ with ghosts".
* Blog/WorstMuse
--> You know what no one has mashed up with Jane Austen yet? [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]!
* The Website/FinFurAndFeatherBureauOfInvestigation is WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego in a [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals WORLD OF FUNNY ANIMALS]]! And [[DenserAndWackier DENSER AND WACKIER]]!
* ''Website/Channel101'' had a tease for ''Operation Kitten Calendar: In Space!''

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* Byzantium is UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire [-IN THE EAST!-]
* The computer programming language C++ was originally called (and originally was) C....[-WITH CLASSES!-]
* Hubble is a telescope... but [-IN SPACE-]!
** And it's repaired by space shuttles, which are airplanes [-IN SPACE-]!
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrojet Gyrojet]] series of rocket weapons are just like regular firearms that can be used [-IN SPACE-]!
* The OCR Physics A level in England. A levels have two sections; AS and A2. When asked what was covered in A2, one troper's teacher replied, "It's basically AS module one [-IN SPACE-]."
* UsefulNotes/NewOrleans' French Quarter is Paris [-[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries IN AMERICA]]-]!
* Patents for common software algorithms aren't that novel and won't be easily obtained. However, you can instead obtain patents for common software algorithms [-ON THE INTERNET!-]
* Space solar power. Gigawatt-scale solar-panel arrays didn't work out? Okay, [[http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-limitless-power-source-for-the-indefinite-future let's try gigawatt-scale solar-panel arrays]] [-IN SPACE!-]
* Space weather. It's weather. [-IN SPACE!-] Except it's actually life-threatening radiation.
* St. Vladimir was [[Literature/TheBible King Manasseh]] [-IN RUSSIA!-]
* Tang is orange juice that only became popular after astronauts drank it [-IN SPACE-]!
* [[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128170775 This article/video]] describes the light show made when you explode an H-bomb. [-IN SPACE!-]
* This sort of premise has been seen in venture capital investing, in which it becomes shorthand to describe some new idea as "X for Y" where X is some preexisting thing and Y is some new demographic. (For example, "Groupons for Moms".) Venture capitalist Ethan Kurzweil has written [[http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/29/netflix-for-pandas/ an article]] decrying this tendency as lazy and possibly detrimental to creativity.
* Undergraduate math is made of this trope:
** Many universities have three semesters of calculus, where Calculus III is Calculus I and II [-IN 3D SPACE-]!
** After learning about [[Film/SnakesOnAPlane vectors on a plane]] comes vectors [-IN SPACE-]!
** Similarly, multi-variable calculus is calculus [-IN 3D SPACE-]!
* ZeroGSpot is, as the [[Laconic/ZeroGSpot Laconic page]] says, sex [-IN SPACE!-]
** The Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} equivalent, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_in_space "Sex in space"]], is about [-[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN!]]-]
* Wiki/TheOtherWiki has an entire template dedicated to topics... [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Inspace IN SPACE!]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poiVqZJPVBo As described by]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Senator John Madigan]]: "Submarines are the spaceships of the ocean."
-->[[AC:[[{{VideoGame.Portal2}} Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace.]]]]