Two Nerds sat down to watched the recent film Voyagers with some excitement, because there are a vanishingly small number of actual generation ships in film. There are oodles of long haul ships, like the Nostromo, where its crew and passengers are put in hibernation of some kind. (On this second kind of ship, usually the plot finds a small number of people being awakened early, and then the killing begins.) There are precious few fictional voyages where the ship’s population will live out their entire lives on board, and whose children will, and grandchildren; where the destination is so far away that it will take lifetimes to get there. (I’m also talking film, not books, because there are tons of generation ship narratives in print.) Unfortunately, Voyagers was so infuriatingly bad we had to turn it off in disgust and read the wiki to learn the ending. I’m glad I didn’t actually watch that; I would have thrown a clot. In this episode we discuss some of the other generation ship films out there — most specifically Aniara — and a couple generation ship books — notably Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora.