StarStarSpace is a Web Series created by German You-Tuber coldmirror. It's a sweeping blow at each and every Science Fiction trope - but done with so much heartfelt affection that it rather resembles a playful punch.
StarStarSpace follows the crew of Starship Ente (German for duck), especially its sophomoric Captain Captenne Capitanöse, the Android A.R.S.C.H. (short for Assistierendes Refraktäres Synthetisches Computer Hirn) who hates all human life, and the long-suffering Commander Dave.
So far, twenty-four episodes have been published.
StarStarSpace provides examples of the following tropes:
- Absentee Actor: Neither Dave or A.R.S.C.H. appear in Episode 28.
- Alliterative Name: Captain Captenne Capitanöse
- Badass Adorable: Lieutenant Miffi
- The Bermuda Triangle: There is a Bermuda Triangle IN SPACE!! with usual associations: Faulty Technology, Missing Crews and Ships and a storm. At the center there an Alluring Anglerfish with a lure in from of a triangle.
- Cyber Cyclops: A.R.S.C.H. has one large red eye on his head.
- A Day in the Limelight: In Episode 28, instead of the main characters, we follow three rookie expendable crewmembers instead.
- Fantastic Racism: A.R.S.C.H. hates all organic life, especially Commander Dave.
- Fun with Acronyms: A Running Gag, nearly everything in the series is a meaningful acronym. Except "SFKSFL", who suck at them.
- Red Shirt: Mercilessly parodied with the Expendable Crewmembers.
- Subverted, with Expendable Crewmember No.14, who survives the trip.
- Only Sane Man: Commander Dave, just like Chao in Japanoschlampen, no one listens to him.
- Show Within a Show: As the crossover episode with Japanoschlampen has revealed.
- Tuckerization: Miffi is named after one of coldmirror's mice.
- Verbal Tic: A.R.S.C.H. likes to say Dave's name longer than it needs to be.
- You Are Number 6: The Expandable Crewmembers are usually addressed by number, usually by Dave. Odd, since he's usually the nicest of the crew. "Charlie" is the only one who had his real name revealed not that it matters, he got murdered in his A Day in the Limelight episode.