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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Literature/Nemesis}}'': Because FTL travel is based on [[SubspaceOrHyperspace jumps through space]], seeing the stars move is the first sign that something's wrong -- it was a short test jump, stars weren't ''supposed'' to move perceptibly. [[spoiler:The ship had rotated while in hyperspace, causing the perspective to shift.]]

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Literature/Nemesis}}'': ''Nemesis'': Because FTL travel is based on [[SubspaceOrHyperspace jumps through space]], seeing the stars move is the first sign that something's wrong -- it was a short test jump, stars weren't ''supposed'' to move perceptibly. [[spoiler:The ship had rotated while in hyperspace, causing the perspective to shift.]]

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* In ''Film/ErnestSavesChristmas'', Santa's sleigh has a "Priority Delivery" mode that makes it accelerate with ''Franchise/StarWars''-style warp effects.


* ''Fanfic/RocketshipVoyager''. Captain Janeway has a ThisCannotBe reaction to seeing this for the first time, as none of them have ever traveled faster than light before.

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* ''Fanfic/RocketshipVoyager''. Captain Janeway has a ThisCannotBe reaction to seeing this for the first time, as none of them have ever traveled faster than light before.



->'''We're moving so fast that light-waves can't catch up,''' thought Janeway, stunned at the implications. '' 'That's impossible... WE'VE CROSSED THE THRESHOLD OF LIGHT SPEED!' ''


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* ''Fanfic/RocketshipVoyager''. Captain Janeway has a ThisCannotBe reaction to seeing this for the first time, as none of them have ever traveled faster than light before.
-->The cold pinpoints of distant stars had blurred into incandescent blue lines streaking across the telescreens, while the rearward-pointing electroscopes showed those same lines shifting to a crimson red before vanishing into a blackness darker than the far reaches of the void.
->'''We're moving so fast that light-waves can't catch up,''' thought Janeway, stunned at the implications. '' 'That's impossible... WE'VE CROSSED THE THRESHOLD OF LIGHT SPEED!' ''



** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Hoshi complains that the stars are going past her window the wrong way. Rather than lampshading the technical inaccuracies of this trope, it turns out she just hasn't got her space-legs yet. However due to a continuity error, the stars end up moving the wrong way past the Captain's mess, as if it's somehow shifted from the bow of Enterprise to the starboard side.

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** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Hoshi complains that the stars are going past her window the wrong way. Rather than lampshading the technical inaccuracies of this trope, it turns out she just hasn't got her space-legs yet. However due to a continuity error, the stars end up moving the wrong way past the Captain's mess, as if it's the room has somehow shifted from the bow of Enterprise to the starboard side.

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** ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' combines the traditional streaming stars effect with the aforementioned gravitational lensing from ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' and shows what it would look like from the POV of someone on a starship at warp.


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* In the first BBC Radio Serial in the ''Radio/JourneyIntoSpace'' trilogy, ''Operation Luna'', they encounter [=UFOs=] during their return from the moon and black out; when they wake up and turn the cameras on to look outside, the stars are streaking past them. In a subversion, it turns out that this is because the ship is tumbling; even though the ship ''has'' been accelerated to time-bending speeds once they get the tumble under control, the observed motion is next to nil.
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* In the first BBC Radio Serial in the ''Radio/JourneyIntoSpace'' trilogy, ''Operation Luna'', they encounter [=UFOs=] during their return from the moon and black out; when they wake up and turn the cameras on to look outside, the stars are streaking past them. In a subversion, it turns out that this is because the ship is tumbling; even though the ship ''has'' been accelerated to time-bending speeds (accuracy only stretches so far, after all) once they get the tumble under control the observed motion is next to nil.


* Usually averted in Creator/IsaacAsimov's works - in ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' it's stated that, in interstellar travel, the view only changes during hyperspace jumps. Even more notably, in ''Nemesis'', seeing stars move during such one of these jumps is the first sign that something's wrong - it was a short test jump, stars weren't ''supposed'' to move perceptibly, but the ship had rotated while in hyperspace.

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* Usually averted in Creator/IsaacAsimov's works - in ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' it's stated that, in interstellar travel, the view only changes during hyperspace jumps. Even more notably, in ''Nemesis'', ''{{Literature/Nemesis}}'': Because FTL travel is based on [[SubspaceOrHyperspace jumps through space]], seeing the stars move during such one of these jumps is the first sign that something's wrong - -- it was a short test jump, stars weren't ''supposed'' to move perceptibly, but the perceptibly. [[spoiler:The ship had rotated while in hyperspace.hyperspace, causing the perspective to shift.]]


* Averted most of the time in ''[[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins 3-2-1 Penguins!]]'' Played straight however in "The Doom Funnel Rescue" when B.I.N.G. presses a button that cause the Rockhopper to travel at a speed of [[Franchise/StarTrek Warp 10]].

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* Averted most of the time in ''[[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins 3-2-1 Penguins!]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' Played straight however in "The Doom Funnel Rescue" when B.I.N.G. presses a button that cause the Rockhopper to travel at a speed of [[Franchise/StarTrek Warp 10]].


As Douglas Adams pointed out, space is big. This means that stars are really far away. Galaxies are even farther out. There will be very little MotionParallax in a star field seen from a spaceship moving through the solar system or even between nearby stars. In [[{{Firefly}} captain dummy talk]], that means you simply won't see a star move in relation to you, unless you're a) within said star's solar system (and then it'll just be the one), b) moving really, ''really'' fast, like cross-the-galaxy-in-a-day fast, or c) turning. Anyone who's driven down a long highway in a wide flat area can see this effect to a lesser extent: that mountain far to your left doesn't really seem to move much as you go. Our sun, and even just the Moon, which is much closer, give an even better example; they don't seem to move at all as you move.

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As Douglas Adams pointed out, space is big. This means that stars are really far away. Galaxies are even farther out. There will be very little MotionParallax in a star field seen from a spaceship moving through the solar system or even between nearby stars. In [[{{Firefly}} [[Series/{{Firefly}} captain dummy talk]], that means you simply won't see a star move in relation to you, unless you're a) within said star's solar system (and then it'll just be the one), b) moving really, ''really'' fast, like cross-the-galaxy-in-a-day fast, or c) turning. Anyone who's driven down a long highway in a wide flat area can see this effect to a lesser extent: that mountain far to your left doesn't really seem to move much as you go. Our sun, and even just the Moon, which is much closer, give an even better example; they don't seem to move at all as you move.


* Averted most of the time in ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' Played straight however in "The Doom Funnel Rescue" when B.I.N.G. presses a button that cause the Rockhopper to travel at a speed of [[Franchise/StarTrek Warp 10]].

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* Averted most of the time in ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' ''[[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins 3-2-1 Penguins!]]'' Played straight however in "The Doom Funnel Rescue" when B.I.N.G. presses a button that cause the Rockhopper to travel at a speed of [[Franchise/StarTrek Warp 10]].


As Douglas Adams pointed out, space is big. This means that stars are really far away. Galaxies are even farther out. There will be very little MotionParallax in a star field seen from a spaceship moving through the solar system or even between nearby stars. In captain dummy talk, that means you simply won't see a star move in relation to you, unless you're a) within said star's solar system (and then it'll just be the one), b) moving really, ''really'' fast, like cross-the-galaxy-in-a-day fast, or c) turning. Anyone who's driven down a long highway in a wide flat area can see this effect to a lesser extent: that mountain far to your left doesn't really seem to move much as you go. Our sun, and even just the Moon, which is much closer, give an even better example; they don't seem to move at all as you move.

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As Douglas Adams pointed out, space is big. This means that stars are really far away. Galaxies are even farther out. There will be very little MotionParallax in a star field seen from a spaceship moving through the solar system or even between nearby stars. In [[{{Firefly}} captain dummy talk, talk]], that means you simply won't see a star move in relation to you, unless you're a) within said star's solar system (and then it'll just be the one), b) moving really, ''really'' fast, like cross-the-galaxy-in-a-day fast, or c) turning. Anyone who's driven down a long highway in a wide flat area can see this effect to a lesser extent: that mountain far to your left doesn't really seem to move much as you go. Our sun, and even just the Moon, which is much closer, give an even better example; they don't seem to move at all as you move.


-->-- Hoshi Sato, ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''

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-->-- Hoshi Sato, '''Hoshi Sato''', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''


-->-- Hoshi Sato, '''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'''''

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-->-- Hoshi Sato, '''''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'''''
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