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* The ''Tet'' from ''Film/{{Oblivion|2013}}''.


* ''World Of Synnabar'' takes place in a spaceship made from a hollowed out Mars.

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* ''World Of Synnabar'' ''TabletopGame/WorldOfSynnibarr'' takes place in a spaceship made from a hollowed out Mars.


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has The Death Egg, a parody of the Death Star. The intro of ''Sonic & Knuckles'' illustrates just how big it is--the Eggman face fills the top of a volcano (Lava Reef, to be exact).

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' has The Death Egg, a parody of the Death Star. The intro of ''Sonic & Knuckles'' illustrates just how big it is--the Eggman face fills the top of a volcano (Lava Reef, to be exact).

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* ''Animation/TimeMasters'' ends on a planet sized SpaceStation divided into two hemispheres.


* The Zentradi main base in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is hundreds of kilometers across. Of course, the Zentradi themselves are giants.

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* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series has more than a few:
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The Zentradi main base ''Fulbtzs Berrentzs''-class Main Base in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the original series]] is hundreds of kilometers across. Of course, the Zentradi themselves are giants.giants.
*** Right before the battle against the Zentraedi's full force, Exedore, a Zentraedi defector, had established that fleet as the ''118th'' Main Fleet, hinting ''there's others''. Later in the PostScriptSeason it's established ''there are'', with an estimate of their number being between one and two thousands... And that's after their numbers were ''reduced'' by millennia of warfare and the fall of Protoculture (the Zentraedi's original creators) preventing the construction of more.
*** The Zentraedi also have factory satellites almost as big as a Main Base to replenish their fleet numbers and clone new personnel. Each Main Fleet has between 20 and 50... And the UN Spacy is stealing every single one they can find, and looking for the one that can build ''Main Bases''.
** ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', has ''two'' main bases. Thankfully, their respective fleets are on opposing sides.
** In the ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' movies it turns out the Main Base of the 118th Fleet had not been completely destroyed, but rather half of it, due the damage suffered in the battle, has folded away... And it's now being used by the Vajira as a nest.
** The alternate universe of ''Anime/MacrossII'' has the Marduk flagship, as befitting of someone who managed to brainwash into obedience a large number of Zentraedi ships.
*** ExpandedUniverse about this timeline states that, between DYRL and this series, ''five'' Main Fleet have shown up, each with her own Main Base.


* The larger models of Culture General Systems Vehicle from Creator/IainBanks' ''Literature/TheCulture'' fall here. The things can be anywhere from [[MileLongShip 25]] to 200 kilometers in size, and carry millions of passengers and can match planets for industrial production. One scene shows four kilometer-long oceangoing ships being packed away for storage inside a GSV.

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* The larger models of Culture General Systems Vehicle from Creator/IainBanks' ''Literature/TheCulture'' fall here. The things can be anywhere from [[MileLongShip 25]] to 200 kilometers kilometres in size, and carry millions ''billions'' of passengers passengers, and can match planets entire multi-planet empires for industrial production. manufacturing capacity and raw power generation. One scene shows four kilometer-long kilometre-long oceangoing ships being packed away for storage inside ''inside'' a GSV.GSV.
** Perhaps even more impressive, the Culture incorporates ''hundreds of thousands'' of GSVs by the later Culture novels.


* On the ''FanFic/RealityChecksNyxverse'' fanfic Alicornundrum, is revealed that the entire world was converted on a planetary ship to escape their doomed star system, and all natural phenomena must now be made and administered by its inhabitants, including the artificial sun and moon.

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* On In the ''FanFic/RealityChecksNyxverse'' fanfic Alicornundrum, is story ''Alicornundrum'', it's revealed that the entire world was converted on by their ancestors into a planetary ship to escape their doomed star system, and all natural phenomena must now be made and administered by its inhabitants, including the artificial sun and moon.moon.
* ''Fanfic/EarthsAlienHistory'' has Concourse, a dead planet that the Harvesters hollow out and convert to a ship in order to act as a mobile and neutral headquarters for the [[TheAlliance Shield Alliance]].


* In Creator/TheBBC's 1980s series ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}'' the descendants of a starship's original crew arrive back at Earth's solar system 150 years after the ship set out, only to find it gone. The title refers to their attempt to find out where it was taken. [[spoiler:They've actually been gone for millions of years due to TimeDilation. Oh, and it's not the planet we call Earth.]]

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* In Creator/TheBBC's 1980s series ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}'' the descendants of a starship's original crew crew, sent to find a habitable planet after the sun threatened to turn nova, arrive back at Earth's solar system 150 years after the ship set out, only to find it gone. The title refers Thanks to TimeDilation a million years have passed, and it turns out as their attempt to find out where it was taken. [[spoiler:They've actually been gone for millions of years due to TimeDilation. Oh, and it's not expedition never returned with another planet, humanity developed the planet we call Earth.]]technology to move the Earth (surrounded by orbiting artificial suns) to another solar system.


* In Creator/TheBBC's 1980s series ''Earthsearch'' the descendants of a starship's original crew arrive back at Earth's solar system 150 years after the ship set out, only to find it gone. The title refers to their attempt to find out where it was taken. [[spoiler:They've actually been gone for millions of years due to TimeDilation. Oh, and it's not the planet we call Earth.]]

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* In Creator/TheBBC's 1980s series ''Earthsearch'' ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}'' the descendants of a starship's original crew arrive back at Earth's solar system 150 years after the ship set out, only to find it gone. The title refers to their attempt to find out where it was taken. [[spoiler:They've actually been gone for millions of years due to TimeDilation. Oh, and it's not the planet we call Earth.]]

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** A number of Precursor races created World Ships, vessels so big that they had to be constructed as spheres to keep them from being crushed by their own gravity.


** The Death Stars in ''Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are moon-sized superweapons, the first of which being the original source of the ThatsNoMoon trope. For specificity's sake, the first Death Star was established as 160 kilometers in diameter, and the second would've been 900 kilometers or twice as big as the first one (there are contradictory reports) if it hadn't been blown up first.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Starkiller Base is the Death Star UpToEleven. It's an alpine planet that's been converted into a superweapon, making it many times larger than the Death Star. However, it doesn't move, at least on screen; since it ''eats stars'' to fuel its super-cannon, it was presumably intended to relocate once the system it was in ran out of stars to eat.

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** The Death Stars in ''Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are moon-sized superweapons, the first of which being the original source of the ThatsNoMoon trope. For specificity's sake, the first Death Star was established as 160 120 kilometers in diameter, and the second would've been either 160 kilometers or 900 kilometers or twice as big as the first one (there are contradictory reports) sources) if it hadn't been blown up first.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Starkiller Base is the Death Star UpToEleven. It's an alpine planet that's been converted ''converted'' into a superweapon, making it many times larger than the Death Star. However, it doesn't move, at least on screen; since it ''eats stars'' to fuel its super-cannon, it was presumably intended to relocate once the system it was in ran out of stars to eat.



* The larger models of Culture General Systems Vehicle from Creator/IainBanks' ''Literature/TheCulture'' fall here. The things can be anywhere from [[MileLongShip 25]] to 200 kilometers in size, and carry millions of passengers and can match planets for industrial production. One scene shows four kilometer oceangoing ships being packed away for storage inside a GSV.

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* The larger models of Culture General Systems Vehicle from Creator/IainBanks' ''Literature/TheCulture'' fall here. The things can be anywhere from [[MileLongShip 25]] to 200 kilometers in size, and carry millions of passengers and can match planets for industrial production. One scene shows four kilometer kilometer-long oceangoing ships being packed away for storage inside a GSV.

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* Sometimes people call Earth a "living space-ship" considering it's fit for human habitation, though it could be considered more of a station due to the orbit.


* The Chinese film ''The Wandering Earth'' is focused around a human effort to move the Earth from our Solar System to Alpha Centauri to avoid the Sun going red giant within the span of centuries instead of billions of years. As the process of moving away from the Sun freezes most of the planet's surface, humans mostly live in underground cities close to the giant engines pushing the planet.

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* The Chinese film ''The Wandering Earth'' ''Film/TheWanderingEarth'' is focused around a human effort to move the Earth from our Solar System to Alpha Centauri to avoid the Sun going red giant within the span of centuries instead of billions of years. As the process of moving away from the Sun freezes most of the planet's surface, humans mostly live in underground cities close to the giant engines pushing the planet.

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* In ''Los Altísimos'', by the Chilean writer Hugo Correa, Cronn is a planet of 33,000 kilometers in diameter inhabited by [[HumanAliens the Cronnios]], which in reality are several planets hollow one inside the other, with oceans on both sides and floating continents. It is really a construction made by aliens that reach the level of EldritchAbomination, so that the cronnios inhabit it and can explore the galaxy and inform their discoveries to Los Altísimos.


* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': During her research into the First Ones tech, Entrapta finds out that Etheria is not a natural planet but in fact a planet-sized space ship.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': During her research into the First Ones tech, tech,[[spoiler: Entrapta finds out that Etheria is not a natural planet but in fact a planet-sized space ship.]]

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