Recycled in Space/Quotes

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"And may the force be with you! In spaaaaaaaace!"
Daniel O'Brien for Cracked.com
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"I'm left wondering where this series could possibly go from here.
I mean, once you've gone into space, everything after that feels like a step backwards, unless your next film teams you up with Freddy Krueger."

Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw on Super Mario Galaxy, Zero Punctuation
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Leela: Oh no! Space pirates!
Fry: Space pirates?
Leela: You know, pirates. But IN SPACE!

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Bob: But here! These are from this planet! They're space flowers!
Jean: They're tulips.
Bob: Space tulips!

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Hell, it's just another horse opera except they ride in a spaceship instead of a nag.
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"See, every now and then, some writer at Marvel's creativity-fueled dream factory gets bored of repeatedly typing the words, "Spider-Man punches the villain in the face", and transfers the characters to a different setting or time period, so they can instead type, "Spider-Man punches the villain in the face... IN SPACE!!""
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Space Core: Space. Trial. Puttin' the system on trial. In space. Space system. On trial. Guilty. Of not being in space! Going to space jail!
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Strong Sad: But why are they in space? There's no reason for them to be in space!
Strong Bad: On the contrary, my dear Fatson; there's every reason for them to be in space!

—From the Homestar Runner Strong Bad E-mail "best thing"
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"He wasn’t alone in pitching an SF series—not by a long shot. There was also an ‘I see this as Howards’ Way—but in space!’, an ‘Imagine the kids from Fame—but in space!’ and then an ‘It’s like The Money Programme—but in space!’ Mervyn couldn’t imagine how that one would have worked. He’d even heard of one old and rather baffled producer who went into a meeting with the words: ‘Think Star Trek—but in space!’"
Nev Fountain, Geek Tragedy
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It's really not that hard to tell, in most cases. Taken by the Alien Alpha Barbarian is not Military SF just because it's set in space and the barbarian beats up a few people.

Edward M. Grant, in "Science Fiction & Fantasy or Romance? You can't have both." thread on Kindle forum
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