“All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. You could feel the wind at your back in those days. The sounds of the sea beneath you. And even if you take away the wind and the water, its still the same. The ship is yours. You can feel her. And the stars are still there…”
Andromeda, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Firefly, Stargate and Star Trek.
Space Opera is defined as "colorful, dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventure, competently and sometimes beautifully written, usually focused on a sympathetic, heroic central character and plot action, and usually set in the relatively distant future, and in space or on other worlds, characteristically optimistic in tone. It often deals with war, piracy, military virtues, and very large-scale action, large stakes." by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer.