TheDukester wrote:Because Kevin J. Anderprick has no imagination.
All he can do is take the contemporary things he sees around him and add a few SF-sounding words around them. Thus, shopping malls in space ... circuses and entertainment that are exactly like their modern versions ... and your example: Guild ships that are pretty much just the Pacific Princess.
So, as a side project to the discrepency list, I thought we should make a "just like here/in common pop culture, except in space"-list.
If this works out, we could collect it on one post - so let's keep them short, description-wise.
(Maybe we should have a "just like in Dune"-list too - with eg. the Tleilaxu/Sardukar attack on Ix...?)
Circus with amazing performers, which you can run off to and have young-adult adventures. With hypnotism and... in space!
A huge cruise ship (to explore as a young adult), with guest from all over the planet... uh, galaxy. Only without water, but... in space!
Luggage stickers, to proclaim proudly where you have travelled (for those without modesty or any need for secrecy or privacy) - only you signal your destinations... in space!
An evil machine trying to eradicate mankind, like in the Terminator franchise, except the war is on multiple planets and even in... space itself!