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* In ''VideoGame/Observation'', you wake up a crippled space station at least 746 million miles away from home with no idea how you got there and where the rest of the crew has gone.


* 1989 saw a surprising number of movies that were basically this but underwater - kind of an inversion of the SpaceIsAnOcean trope. ''Film/TheAbyss'' is the best-remembered, and probably the best in general, of the bunch, but there was also ''Film/DeepStarSix'', ''Film/LordsOfTheDeep'', and ''Film/Leviathan1989''.



* ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' is built to facilitate this type of story.



* Deliberately, the entire ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise is an example of this trope. The developers of the first game stated that it was their intention to make the player feel trapped and alone in a very hostile and alien world. The visuals and audio work to built the atmosphere of isolation.

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* Deliberately, the entire ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise is an example of this trope. The developers of the first game stated that it was their intention to make the player feel trapped and alone in a very hostile and alien world. The visuals and audio work to built the atmosphere of isolation. One of the series' main villains, Ridley, was even named as a ShoutOut to Creator/RidleyScott, who popularized this subgenre with ''Film/{{Alien}}''.


* ''Film/TheMartian'' might take place on the surface of Mars rather than in space, but it has all the trappings of this trope. NASA astronaut Mark Watney is marooned {{Robinsonade}}-style on a barren planet without a breathable atmosphere, one sufficiently serious equipment failure from dying in a variety of unpleasant ways and with a very limited supply of food and other consumables. A rescue mission would take many, many months to reach him even if the rest of his crew and MissionControl didn't think he was dead, and [[TheRadioDiesFirst the outpost's communications were irreparably trashed during the same accident that got him into this mess]] so he can't send a distress call. Oh, and did we mention the fact that [[TheAloner he has nobody to talk to but his diary?]]

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* ''Film/TheMartian'' might take place on the surface of Mars rather than in space, space per se, but it still has all the trappings of this trope. NASA astronaut Mark Watney is marooned {{Robinsonade}}-style on a barren planet without a breathable atmosphere, one sufficiently serious equipment failure from dying in a variety of unpleasant ways and with a very limited supply of food and other consumables. A rescue mission would take many, many months to reach him even if the rest of his crew and MissionControl didn't think he was dead, and [[TheRadioDiesFirst the outpost's communications were irreparably trashed during the same accident that got him into this mess]] so he can't send a distress call. Oh, and did we mention the fact that [[TheAloner he has nobody to talk to but his diary?]]

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* ''Film/TheMartian'' might take place on the surface of Mars rather than in space, but it has all the trappings of this trope. NASA astronaut Mark Watney is marooned {{Robinsonade}}-style on a barren planet without a breathable atmosphere, one sufficiently serious equipment failure from dying in a variety of unpleasant ways and with a very limited supply of food and other consumables. A rescue mission would take many, many months to reach him even if the rest of his crew and MissionControl didn't think he was dead, and [[TheRadioDiesFirst the outpost's communications were irreparably trashed during the same accident that got him into this mess]] so he can't send a distress call. Oh, and did we mention the fact that [[TheAloner he has nobody to talk to but his diary?]]


* Music/DavidBowie's "Music/SpaceOddity" is an ApocalypticLog in the form of an exchange between [[MissionControl Ground Control]] and the astronaut Major Tom. The first portion is quite magnificent, but then Major Tom [[ThatWasTheLastEntry gives an ominous farewell right before his communication cuts out]], and the song fades into a cacophonic LastNoteNightmare as we're left [[NothingIsScarier wondering just what happened to the guy]].

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* Music/DavidBowie's "Music/SpaceOddity" is an ApocalypticLog in the form of an exchange between [[MissionControl Ground Control]] and the astronaut Major Tom. The first portion is quite magnificent, but then Major Tom [[ThatWasTheLastEntry gives an ominous farewell right before his communication cuts out]], and the song fades into a cacophonic LastNoteNightmare as we're left [[NothingIsScarier wondering just what happened to the poor guy]].


* Dr. "Bones" [=McCoy=] has a healthy fear of this, as he mentions in the beginning of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie. He goes on a lengthy diatribe of how dangerous it is to fly around in spaceships like shuttles and what may happen if they malfunction, how alien diseases are horrifying and how space in general is a collection of {{Death World}}s with an equally dangerous nothing in between them.
-->'''Leonard "Bones" McCoy (to Kirk):''' Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.

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* Dr. "Bones" [=McCoy=] has a healthy fear of this, as he mentions in the beginning of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie.''Film/StarTrek2009''. He goes on a lengthy diatribe of how dangerous it is to fly around in spaceships like shuttles and what may happen if they malfunction, how alien diseases are horrifying and how space in general is a collection of {{Death World}}s with an equally dangerous nothing in between them.
-->'''Leonard "Bones" McCoy [=McCoy=] (to Kirk):''' Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.

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-->'''Leonard "Bones" McCoy (to Kirk):''' Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.


SubTrope of SciFiHorror.

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SciFiHorror. Compare EerieArcticResearchStation for a more terrestrial counterpart.


* ''Film/{{Moon}}'': The protagonist is stuck on the dark side of the Moon all by himself, with very little communication with the world and the claustrophobia starting to drive him loopy... this is before finding out just how horrifying the CorruptCorporateExecutive cabal he works for truly is (without going into spoilers, suffice to say he's more expendable that he expected to be).

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* ''Film/{{Moon}}'': The protagonist is stuck on the dark far side of the Moon all by himself, with very little communication with the world and the claustrophobia starting to drive him loopy... this is before finding out just how horrifying the CorruptCorporateExecutive cabal he works for truly is (without going into spoilers, suffice to say he's more expendable that he expected to be).

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* ''{{Film/Gravity}}'': The fact that it happens on Earth's orbit matters little -- there is no way to contact anybody, there is very little air, there are very few options to escape, the roaming debris going at hundreds of miles per hour are destroying everything that gets in the way, and sanity begins to slip under such stressful conditions. It's probably a quick death if you get hit with that debris, but it's in no way merciful.

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* Music/DavidBowie's "Music/SpaceOddity" is an ApocalypticLog in the form of an exchange between [[MissionControl Ground Control]] and the astronaut Major Tom. The first portion is quite magnificent, but then Major Tom [[ThatWasTheLastEntry gives an ominous farewell right before his communication cuts out]], and the song fades into a cacophonic LastNoteNightmare as we're left [[NothingIsScarier wondering just what happened to the guy]].

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* ''Film/RogueOne'': {{Discussed|Trope}} and played for a bit of BlackComedy. Jyn and Bodhi discuss the ramifications of the shield gate on Scarif being unexpectedly closed if they're caught:
--> '''Bodhi:''' Then they shut the gate, and we're all annihilated in the cold, dark vacuum of space.
--> '''K-2SO:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Not me. I can survive in space.]]


* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': Thousands of miles away from any help, two men and several frozen passengers and an artificial intelligence that is nowadays one of the Trope Codifiers for AIIsACrapshoot.

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* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': Thousands Millions of miles away from any help, two men and several frozen passengers and an artificial intelligence that is nowadays one of the Trope Codifiers for AIIsACrapshoot.


->''Exit game. EXIT GAME! [[VillainousBreakdown FUCK, EXIT GAME!]] [[MadnessMantra EXIT FUCKING GAME, EXIT FUCKING GAME, EXIT FUCKING GAME, EXIT FUCKING GAME...]]''

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->''Exit -->''Exit game. EXIT GAME! [[VillainousBreakdown FUCK, EXIT GAME!]] [[MadnessMantra EXIT FUCKING GAME, EXIT FUCKING GAME, EXIT FUCKING GAME, EXIT FUCKING GAME...]]''





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* Implied in Disney's ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' as the fate of Experiment 626: he's to be taken by prison transport to a barren asteroid, and abandoned there. Perhaps, the authorities forbid capital punishment, or the condemned is too indestructible to be executed. It's still marooning on a cold, lonely rock in the void of space.
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* Dr. 'Bones' [=McCoy=] has a healthy fear of this, as he mentions in the beginning of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek2009'' movie. He goes on a lengthy diatribe of how dangerous it is to fly around in spaceships like shuttles and what may happen if they malfunction, how alien diseases are horrifying and how space in general is a collection of DeathWorld s with an equally dangerous nothing in between them.
* ''{{Film/Pandorum}}'': A crewman awaking from suspended animation to find the ship he's on in dire straits, and trying to puzzle out exactly what the hell happened. [[spoiler:Bonus points for occurring on a spaceship ''that landed in the ocean and sank,'' making it an example of both types.]]

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* Dr. 'Bones' "Bones" [=McCoy=] has a healthy fear of this, as he mentions in the beginning of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek2009'' ''Film/StarTrek'' movie. He goes on a lengthy diatribe of how dangerous it is to fly around in spaceships like shuttles and what may happen if they malfunction, how alien diseases are horrifying and how space in general is a collection of DeathWorld s {{Death World}}s with an equally dangerous nothing in between them.
* ''{{Film/Pandorum}}'': ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'': A crewman awaking from suspended animation to find the ship he's on in dire straits, and trying to puzzle out exactly what the hell happened. [[spoiler:Bonus points for occurring on a spaceship ''that landed in the ocean and sank,'' making it an example of both types.]]



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* In ''{{TabletopGame/Starfinder}}'', getting abandoned in space with no hope of rescue can cause your body to reanimate as a Marooned One, an undead bent of causing as much anguish as possible by getting other space travelers marooned like they were.

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* In ''{{TabletopGame/Starfinder}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'', getting abandoned in space with no hope of rescue can cause your body to reanimate as a Marooned One, an undead bent of causing as much anguish as possible by getting other space travelers marooned like they were.



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* Implied in Disney's ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' as the fate of Experiment 626: he's to be taken by prison transport to a barren asteroid, and abandoned there. Perhaps, the authorities forbid capital punishment, or the condemned is too indestructible to be executed. It's still marooning on a cold, lonely rock in the void of space.
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