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* At the beginning of ''Film/AvengersEndGame'', Stark and Nabula are on the Milano, Starlord's spaceship, following [[ReducedToDust the Snap]] when it breaks down and runs out of fuel, leaving them stranded light years away from a civilized start system. After they run out of food and, Stark records a message, saying his goodbyes, though he mentions the possibility that since they're floating so far from earth that the message may never be heard by anyone else. Luckily Captain Marvel manages to find the Milano and brings them back to earth.


* ''Film/TheMartian'' might take place on the surface of Mars rather than in 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 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 away 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?]]


* 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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* Implied in Disney's ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' ''WesternAnimation/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.


* ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' is built to facilitate this type of story, following Interrogators of the Imperial Inquisition.

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* ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' is built to facilitate this type of story, following Interrogators of the Imperial Inquisition.Inquisition in the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe. It really hammers home what a miserable place the Imperium is, on a level that the main game, with its focus on simple battles, cannot.


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** ''Metroid Prime 3'' was even criticized by some fans for not having enough of this, and feeling too much like conventional SpaceOpera - too many characters, too much easy travel, and just too wide a scope.

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* Downplayed and discussed in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': Dr. Nikolai Romilly in one scene reveals to Cooper that he has no love whatsoever for being inside of the ''Endurance'' and the fact that a few inches of alumimum and titanium are all that is keeping him away from the endless, airless void of space and there's no sounds except for those of the life-support machinery doesn't helps him sleep. [[spoiler:When he has to spend several years on him lonesome inside of the ship because of time dilation, the fact he spent most of it in cryo or focused in doing scientific work only ''barely'' kept him from going mad from the isolation.]]


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

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* ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' is built to facilitate this type of story.story, following Interrogators of the Imperial Inquisition.
* ''TabletopGame/StarsWithoutNumber'' can be used for this sort of scenario, with Xeno Terror Beast on the list of creatures in the bestiary.
* ''Mothership'' by Tuesday Knight Games, follows a party of high strung teamsters, marines, scientists, and androids at the edge of space, with rules that expect your characters to be high stress and running out of oxygen. The module Dead Planet especially leaves your characters stranded with little hope of rescue in a system which disables hyperdrive, [[CosmicHorrorStory among other things]].
* ''Franchise/{{Alien}} the Roleplaying Game'' obviously falls into this, especially in "cinematic mode", where life is cheap and the characters are expected to be alone with the beast.

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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' features the crew of the Daedalus Space Station, described in episodes 57, 106, and 135. The expedition was funded to put the three man crew through a series of psychological tests about fear and isolation while in space, only for supernatural occurrences to begin to occur. Carter Chilcott spent between 3-6 months utterly without human contact, while Jan Kilbride had an encounter with some vast ''thing'' during a space walk. As for Manuela Dominguez, [[spoiler:she was experimenting on a secret fourth crewmember, using a mixture of science and the occult to create the focus for a Ritual known as the Dark Sun, to blot out all light from existence]].


* The CreepyPasta ''Lost Cosmonaut'' is about a woman who goes into space before Yuri Gagarin. She finds a "muttnik" capsule with half of a childs body orbiting it. When she threatens to tell, MissionControl blasts her into a higher orbit to starve or suffocate.

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''Lost Cosmonaut'' is about a woman who goes into space before Yuri Gagarin. She finds a "muttnik" capsule with half of a childs body orbiting it. When she threatens to tell, MissionControl blasts her into a higher orbit to starve or suffocate.

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* Unlike the original live-action series, the first ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel plays the trope harrowingly straight when Lister first awakens from [[HumanPopsicle cryosleep]] to find out he's the trope namer for EverybodysDeadDave: Loneliness, SurvivorGuilt and a side helping of existential angst send him into a long HeroicBSOD that is not the least bit PlayedForLaughs.


** In some versions, "It" masquerades as his copilot, who begs him not to open the airlock.

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** *** In some versions, "It" masquerades as his copilot, who begs him not to open the airlock.


* 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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* 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, 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.


For story purposes (especially in the past when [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard sci-fi]] wasn't prevalent based on [[ScienceMarchesOn lack of knowledge]]) [[SpaceIsAnOcean the deep sea works just as well]], since it has similar conditions for survival and similarly-severe risks for going outside. In some ways it is worse, given how humanity that could help are no more than a few miles away, but usually cannot be contacted.

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For story purposes (especially in the past when [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard sci-fi]] wasn't prevalent based on [[ScienceMarchesOn lack of knowledge]]) [[SpaceIsAnOcean the deep sea works just as well]], since it has similar conditions for survival and similarly-severe risks for going outside. In some ways it is worse, given how humanity that could help are no more than a few miles away, but usually cannot be contacted.

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* The title ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' says it all. The player gets stranded on a vast but abandoned and barely functioning space station, trying to stay alive with hostile androids and a killer xenomorph roaming around.


* 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.

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* In ''VideoGame/Observation'', ''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.

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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.

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