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Regarding Star Trek and "space noise", I believe in SOME situations in Trek it is actually justified. Remember, unlike "real" spacecraft, ships in the Trek universe are NOT powered by reaction engines. They are powered by engines that distort space in order to move the ship. This type of propulsion would actually disort space in the wake of a ship as it passed, sending out gravity "ripples" for lack of a better term. When these ripples hit the hull of another ship, it could definitely cause some vibration that would be heard inside the ship as sound. This doesn't excuse the noisy explosions, but definitely explains the "ship passing" sounds.
Removing this, because Word of God says that that space battle took place within the atmosphere of Mr. Universe's planet, so having sound is justified, and moments before that, it was dead silent when Serenity opened fire on the Reavers. So it's not really a thing. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
Honestly, for the most part, Serenity/Firefly seems to be a genuinely notable aversion to this trope, with creators like Joss Whedon working towards making it a Dead Horse Trope.
This anonymous troper would like to suggest the alternate name "In Space, Everyone Can Hear You Scream." You should already know where I'm getting at.
I wanted this to be Wild Mass Guessing, but I do not know how to create that page, because there is no WMG page for this article yet.
Thanks, Some Guy!
Here is the Wild Mass Guessing page you were trying to create. The process is a fairly simple one. Just take that link, and if you want to make a new WMG page, replace Space Is Noisy for whatever it is you're trying to make a page out of of.
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