Playing With / Planet Spaceship

Basic Trope: A ship the size of a planet or moon.
  • Straight: The interstellar ship Colossus is the size of a moon.
  • Exaggerated:
    • The Behemoth is much, much bigger than the solar system.
    • The Titan is as large or larger than an entire universe.
  • Downplayed: See Mile-Long Ship.
  • Justified: The Colossus was constructed by hollowing out a large asteroid, or by attaching freakin' huge engines to an actual planet.
  • Inverted: The Miniscule is less than -100 kilometers in diameter.
  • Subverted: The Colossus looks like it is the size of a planet, but it was just an illusion or other trick used to make it seem bigger.
  • Double Subverted: The illusion didn't really make the ship seem bigger, it made it seem smaller.
  • Parodied: The captain of the Colossus sees some planets orbiting a sun and decides, "When in Rome..."
  • Zig Zagged: The size of the Colossus is inconsistent. In one scene, it is being maintained after landing on a planet, in another scene, it is big enough to cause a solar eclipse when passing in front of a star and later on the ship is bigger than the Sun.
  • Averted: The Colossus is only 100 meters long.
  • Enforced: The executive producer just came from an Archive Binge of David Weber's Empire from the Ashes.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "How in God's name do they even move that monstrosity?"
    • The Colossus' AI yells "YOU ORBIT AROUND ME!"
  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz orders the creation of the moon-sized Colossus as a show of imperial might.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: Government officials ask some engineers to draw up plans for a Planet Spaceship. Engineers ask government officials what they've been smoking.
  • Discussed: "Look at the size of that thing!"
  • Conversed: "My Willing Suspension of Disbelief took a nosedive when the writers brought out a planet with engines on it."
  • Deconstructed: The gravity well of the Colossus destabilizes any solar system it flies to, resulting in Apocalypse How.
  • Reconstructed:

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