"The people need us, Machete. This is a new Network. It's all...galactic and shit."
—Luz, Machete Kills Again... In Space!
Lorne: It'll be fabulous. Believe me, Jerry. It's Grapes of Wrath in outer space. It's got heart, it's got laser battles....! It's got a timely message of interstellar poverty.
— "Life of the Party", Angel
Space Core: Space. Trial. Puttin' the system on trial. In space. Space system. On trial. Guilty. Of not being in space! Going to space jail!
— Portal 2
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's every reason for them to be in space!
Ben: Why is he talking in a French accent?
GM: It's just to indicate he's from a different culture. He's not French French, he's...
Pete: Space French.
Bob: But here! These are from this planet! They're space flowers!
Jean: They're tulips.
Bob: Space tulips!
He wasn’t alone in pitching an SF series—not by a long shot. There was also an ‘I see this as Howards’ Way—but in space!’, an ‘Imagine the kids from Fame—but in space!’ and then an ‘It’s like The Money Programme—but in space!’ Mervyn couldn’t imagine how that one would have worked. He’d even heard of one old and rather baffled producer who went into a meeting with the words: ‘Think Star Trek—but in space!’
— Nev Fountain, Geek Tragedy
"Y'know, some people say that when we crash-land on these various planets, we use them as springboards to steal the plot of famous movies!"
"Ridiculous! Now, which one of these planets do you want to crash-land on this week: The Planet Of The Apes? The Bounty? The Dirty Dozen? The Towering Inferno? The Poseidon?"
—MAD, "CattleCar Galaxica"
"And may the force be with you! In spaaaaaaaace!"
— Daniel O'Brien for Cracked.com
"I'm left wondering where this series could possibly go from here. I mean, once you've gone into space, everything after that feels like a step backwards, unless your next film teams you up with Freddy Krueger."
— Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw on Super Mario Galaxy
"Martha Moran and producer/director Larry Houston start things off with a giant red whale flying through space, and no, you did not just hallucinate that sentence. This, for the record, is going to be the first of many weird little tangential connections that this story has to the story in Uncanny X-Men #164 – 166, where the X-Men go out into space, chill with some space whales, fight the Brood, and almost get killed by aliens...It is not what I would call the Mont’s finest hour, but at the same time, it kind of is everything you need to know about that run in one convenient package."
"Then the bottom drops out. We finally learn the secret of the immortals. Turns out they're all aliens from planet called Zeist, exiled to live on Earth for all eternity. I'm not making this up. Zeist. All of the immortals are shown in a group together, exiled for some kind of revolution. To this day, I enjoy how richly Zeistian the names 'MacLeod' and 'Ramirez' are... I don't know a single Highlander fan that looked up at that screen and just nodded in awe to say, 'That's brilliant stuff, man. Aliens.'"
"The movie wants to be a kind of WWII war movie complete with Spitfire fighter planes…IN SPACE!!! Yeah I didn’t know riveted ships were so airtight. And because we have Jurgen Prochnow, we have to do a scene ripping off Das Boot. Because this is a text review I have gotten all the vomit out of my system from that last sentence and it is now just dry heaves."
Treasure Planet! Even saying that name sounds kind of silly... And I'm not gonna lie, that's sort of the major issue I have with this movie. It's Treasure Island! Only we're not telling it like most people tell Treasure Island, we're telling it in space... In the future! But the spaceships aren't really spaceships, they're water ships! But the people are dressed futuristically, at least some of them, the one's not wearing bonnets and...