''Sinnlos im Weltraum'' (''Pointless in Space'') is a UsefulNotes/GermanLanguage GagDub of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Created from [[TheNineties 1995 to 1997]] by [[ReclusiveArtist Peter M. and a changing cast consisting of his friends, providing additional voices]], it has by now reached [[MemeticMutation a legendary status]] within the German internet community, spawning several {{Spiritual Successor}}s.

Like its [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration source material]], it chronicles the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on the ''USS Enterprise'' - except that Picard is [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption dangerously violent]], Riker [[TooDumbToLive incredibly stupid]], and Worf [[ManChild overly child-like]], to name just a few of the deliberate {{Character Derailment}}s the humour mainly relies on.

The lip sync is often incredibly good for an amateur work.
!!''Sinnlos im Weltraum'' features examples of:

* AccentOnTheWrongSyllable: Some of the guest characters do this, combined with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
* AllWomenAreLustful: All female crew members seem to be horny all the time. Might have something to do with the fact that all the males consider them [[HollywoodHomely unattractive]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Picard.
* CatchPhrase: Several.
** Riker: ''Raff ich net.'' (''I don't get it.'') and ''Ich will auch mal der Captain sein.'' (''I want to be Captain too.'')
** Geordi: ''Oder wie oder was?'' (see VerbalTic)
** Worf (and apparently Klingons in general): ''Ihr seid alle so bös!'' (''You are all so mean!'')
** Picard himself has a wide assortment of phrases (mostly of the vulgar kind), so it's hard to pick a specific catchphrase. However, he uses the word ''Junge'' (boy) several times in each episode. When talking to subordinates, superiors, males, females, alien entities - absolutely any- and everybody.
* CampGay: Daniel (Q)
* CharacterDerailment: Deliberate. The main source of humour.[[invoked]]
* GermanHumour
* IncrediblyLamePun: Counselor Troi tends to be called the ''Kanzler'' (''Chancellor''). This is no allusion to [[UsefulNotes/TheChancellorsOfGermany Angela Merkel]] though, [=SiW=] was created long before her election.
* ManChild: Worf.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Picard is crazy about black hot coffee.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: In spite of being an android, Data can't even perform the simplest mathematical procedures (like adding together single digit numbers) correctly.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Some of the guest characters do this, combined with AccentOnTheWrongSyllable.
* ShoutOut: The name of the series might be a reference to ''Film/SilentRunning'', whose German title is ''Lautlos im Weltraum'' ("Soundless in Space").
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''WebVideo/LordOfTheWeed'', as well as the ''Film/HarryPotter'' {{Gag Dub}}s by Creator/{{Coldmirror}}.
* TechnoBabble: Although the dialogues are much more silly and colloquial than in the source material, this trope also gets parodied sometimes.
* TooDumbToLive: Riker!
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Gummi bears for Worf, hot black coffee for Picard.
* TropeMaker: For {{Gag Dub}}s, as least as far as the UsefulNotes/GermanLanguage internet is concerned.
* UnbuiltTrope: ''What is so special about a GagDub'', you may ask, ''there are TONS of these in the Internet.'' Keep in mind that this one was [[OlderThanTheyThink already created in the Nineties]], only using a plain old [[TechnologyMarchesOn (well, at that time cutting edge)]] [=VCR=]. It was initially just for the personal pleasure of the creators, with no plans for further distribution, internet or [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes otherwise]].
* TheUnintelligible: The female Cardassian.
* VerbalTic: Geordi's ''Oder wie oder was?'' (''Or how or what?'')
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Picard threatens just about ''everyone,'' to beat him or her up. (Due to the restrictions given by the source material though, we [[InformedAbility never see him actually doing this]].)