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Tango0113 Aug 2023 8:55 p.m. PST

"Since the 14th century BCE, there have pirates, looting cargo ships, and striking fear in the shipping lanes of today. While the golden age of piracy has long since past, contemporary society continues to be fascinated with the deeds of pirates, but will they be issue when we push out? According to science fiction, our future in space travel will include the continuing plague of piracy, where the sea of stars has replaced the high seas. The idea of space piracy has been around nearly as long as science fiction, with 1930's E.E. 'Doc' Smith's Lensman series, Flash Gordon, and continues today with Honor Harrington and spans all types of media, because, space piracy continues to be a theme that will not die in sci-fi. This was not an easy blogpost to write, there was tons of information to sort, tons of examples, and many factors to consider. At this moment, this could be one of the largest blogpost on FWS. For the next few weeks, there will be some lighter posts…damned space pirates!

There are some words that encompass a vast array of terms, 'soldier', 'car', 'gun' for example, and 'pirate' is one of them. Simply saying that a group or individual is a pirate can cover a great deal. Attached to the term and actions of a pirate can be: marauders, raiders, privateers (when operating under authorization from a government), terrorists, smugglers, slavers, freebooter, and even the generic 'rebel' can be labeled a 'space pirate' by the organization that they rebelling against, which is a common and commonly misused label…"

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Sargonarhes17 Aug 2023 6:36 p.m. PST

Like that Captain Harlock shows up right at the top of the page there. And I remember the Ice Pirates movie which was more comedy but had great gags on the screen.
For anime they mention Outlaw Star but not it's prequel Angel Links. There's Crusher Joe which is indirectly connected to the other anime The Dirty Pair who battle space pirates and all other kinds of intergalactic criminals.

They also leave out the anime The Bodacious Space Pirates


Why do we sail?
For freedom


Tango0118 Aug 2023 3:26 p.m. PST



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