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"How's this for a Special? Spaaaace" is the fifteenth and sixteenth episodes of the fifth season of Teen Titans Go!, and the two-hundred-twenty-fourth and two-hundred-twenty-fifth overall episodes of the series.


After receiving a galactic crime alert the Titans take off for an epic space adventure. The Titans have to stop Darkseid's latest scheme but the excitement of the space adventure might be too much for Robin to handle.


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Part 2







  • This episode makes numerous references to Star Trek and Star Wars.
    • At times the Titans are dressed like Starfleet officers. Beast Boy wears a red Starfleet uniform. Robin mentions that this makes Beast Boy "expendable", a reference to what Star Trek fans refer to as "red shirts".
    • Beast Boy telling Raven that he's her "father" is a reference to Darth Vader revealing himself to be Luke Skywalker's dad.
    • At other times, the Titans are in Star Wars costumes. Cyborg is wearing a vest similar to Han Solo's, Starfire is dressed like Lando Calrissian, Raven is dressed in the camouflage poncho Princess Leia wore on Endor, Robin is dressed like C-3PO, and Beast Boy takes on the form of a Sasquatch, which is meant to resemble Chewbacca.
    • Robin is struck by an energy beam from a probe and lives an entire virtual life on a long dead alien world. During that time, he learns and masters playing the trombone. This is a parody of a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled, "The Inner Light". Though in that episode, Picard learns to play the flute, not a trombone. However, the trombone might be a reference to Picard's first officer, William Riker, who plays trombone.
    • After all the Titans learn a musical instrument from the probe, they play music as a band which sounds similar to the Mos Eisley Cantina music in Epsiode IV: A New Hope.
    • The Titans' evil parallels with mustaches is a reference to the beard of Doohan, a now deceased Canadian actor who used to play the role Scott.
  • When flying through the asteroid field, the radar on the ship resembles the classic Asteroids arcade game.
    • The adorable purple round creatures Robin showed to the other Titans are based on the Tribbles, which can multiply themselves asexually.
    • The space babes are based on the Orion Slave Girls (also named Orion animal omen). Since this episode is from a kids' show, they're obviously not being portrayed as sexy...
      • Nonetheless, sexism is indeed quite heavy in these characters, and of course disrespectful to women in general. This can explain why Raven and Starfire are furious with Cyborg and Beast Boy possibly trying to flirt with them.
    • A weapon similar to the lirpa, a traditional Vulcan staff from Star Trek is briefly held by Robin after he and the other Titans arrived at the Space Council.
  • The title itself might be a reference to the Space Core from the Video Game Portal 2. At the end, the core repeatedly says "Spaaaace."
  • The two-butted monster is a reference to Coconut Fred from the Kids' WB! animated series Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island.
  • The derelict space craft in Alien was in the background when Robin was in a comatose and living in his dream.


  • Starfire was given the position of communications officer on the ship, but from her control panel, she was able to fire missiles and lasers. Generally, the weaponry and shields would have been under the control of a tactical officer in Star Trek, where Raven was positioned.
  • When Beast Boy worries about wearing a red shirt and inquires why Robin mentioned that they "hide blood", Robin responds with a foreshadowing, "You'll see...", but nothing comes of this.

Running Gags

  • Robin getting overwhelmed by excitement and fear while acting like C-3PO.
  • Robin doing a William Shatner impression when he acts like a starship captain.
  • Robin demanding that the Titans provide theme music to his thoughtful space adventure.
  • The Titans (except Robin) yelling "Space Adventure!"
  • The Titans dressing up as space heroes.


The transcript "How's this for a Special? Spaaaace" can be found here.


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Season 1: April 23, 2013 - June 5, 2014
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Season 2: June 12, 2014 - July 30, 2015
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Season 3: July 31, 2015 - October 13, 2016
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Season 4: October 20, 2016 - June 25, 2018
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