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Playing With: Planet Space Ship
Basic Trope: A ship the size of a planet or moon.
  • Straight: The USS Ginormous is the size of a moon.
  • Exaggerated: The USS How The Heck Did They Build Something This Big is the size of a whole solar system.
  • Downplayed: See Mile-Long Ship.
  • Justified: The USS Ginormous was constructed by hollowing out a large asteroid, or by attaching freakin' huge engines to an actual planet.
  • Inverted: The USS Really Really Small is less than -100 kilometers in diameter.
  • Subverted: The USS Ginormous 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 USS Ginormous sees some planets orbiting a sun and decides, "When in Rome..."
  • Zig Zagged: The size of the USS Ginormous 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 USS Ginormous is only 500 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?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • 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 USS Ginormous destabilizes the solar system, resulting in Apocalypse How.

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