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13th May '17 5:28:31 PM nombretomado
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* For most part, ''Franchise/StarCraft'' averts this, as the vast majority of planets in the Koprulu Sector are said to be largely inhospitable to human life. In the original game, only Aiur appears to be anything close to an Earth-like planet, with most other planets supporting permanent human habitation depicted as semi-arid wastelands. [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory presented in the manual]], the [[SleeperShip colony ships]] were originally sent to colonize a habitable planet that was one year away from Earth, but ended up traveling blindly through space for twenty eight years when their navigation systems shut down. The supercomputer controlling the ships forced them to land on the nearest habitable planets before life support systems failed.

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* For most part, ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' averts this, as the vast majority of planets in the Koprulu Sector are said to be largely inhospitable to human life. In the original game, only Aiur appears to be anything close to an Earth-like planet, with most other planets supporting permanent human habitation depicted as semi-arid wastelands. [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory presented in the manual]], the [[SleeperShip colony ships]] were originally sent to colonize a habitable planet that was one year away from Earth, but ended up traveling blindly through space for twenty eight years when their navigation systems shut down. The supercomputer controlling the ships forced them to land on the nearest habitable planets before life support systems failed.
12th May '17 3:46:47 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop}}'' the detectives encounter an elaborate con with a woman pretending to be an alien needing sapphires to return to her home planet "Sapphiria". Turns out she really is an alien and needs sapphires. At the end one of the detectives crash lands on an alien planet, sees a jogging alien and immediately tries the same con, claiming to be from the planet "Goldia" and he needs gold. In a few seconds he says "Wait, this isn't oxygen" and collapses.

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop}}'' ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' the detectives encounter an elaborate con with a woman pretending to be an alien needing sapphires to return to her home planet "Sapphiria". Turns out she really is an alien and needs sapphires. At the end end, one of the detectives crash lands on an alien planet, sees a jogging alien and immediately tries the same con, claiming to be from the planet "Goldia" and he needs gold. In a few seconds he says "Wait, this isn't oxygen" and collapses.
12th May '17 3:45:54 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' dodges the bullet when it comes to climate because every single solid object in the Solar System has been terraformed to one degree or another. What doesn't make sense is the gravity. There is some effort to {{handwave}} the gravity problem on ships by giving them a rotating element, but while Faye and Ed should have been Herculean superwomen wherever they went-[[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse except Earth]] [[MakingUseOfTheTwin and Venus,]] Spike and Jet should have been puny weaklings. ''[[BadassDecay Especially]]'' Jet, because he grew up on Ganymede, which is only a bit larger than Mercury.

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' dodges the bullet when it comes to climate because every single solid object in the Solar System has been terraformed to one degree or another. What doesn't make sense is the gravity. There gravity, which is some effort to {{handwave}} the gravity problem on ships by giving them a rotating element, but while Faye and Ed should have been Herculean superwomen wherever they went-[[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse except Earth]] [[MakingUseOfTheTwin and Venus,]] Spike and Jet should have been puny weaklings. ''[[BadassDecay Especially]]'' Jet, because he Earth-like in every inhabitable space. The main cast grew up on Ganymede, which is only three different planets/moons with wildly varying gravity (Faye and Ed from Earth, Spike from Mars, and Jet from the Jovian moon Ganymede), but there's no signs of it affecting their physical growth, their living space has a bit larger than Mercury.single simulated gravity, and none have trouble acclimating when they move between planets.
9th May '17 6:56:00 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''
** Played straight. All planets shown in the series could be mistaken for locations in Earth, with those of one faction more thematically attuned to 19th Century Germany.

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* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''
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In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', all planets shown in the series could be mistaken for locations in Earth, with those of one faction more thematically attuned to 19th Century Germany.
28th Apr '17 11:49:59 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stars}}'' averts the trope. Part of defining an alien race is specifying its ideal and habitable range for temperature, gravity, and radiation, which determines which planets your colonists can survive or thrive on.
19th Apr '17 4:29:03 AM ChronoLegion
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* While it seems to be the case in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' with several hundred human colonies in known space, that number is only a tiny fraction of the total number of colony ships sent out during the Exodus. According to the author's website, that number is 7023. This means that the vast majority of those ships never found a habitable planet to settle. In fact, humanity's very first extrasolar colony ship ''Alpha'' ended up in a system with a ''barely'' habitable planet and had to implant colonists with metabolism adjusters that drastically reduced their lifespans, just so they could survive on the surface. One planet is known for being entirely covered in ice. The colonists there had to build marvelous subglacial cities that are now largely empty once contact with other, nicer colonies was reestablished. One novel mentions that anyone, who finds an unsettled habitable world, can expect to retire incredibly wealthy on the finder's fee alone.

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* While it seems to be the case in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' with several hundred human colonies in known space, that number is only a tiny fraction of the total number of colony ships sent out during the Exodus. According to the author's website, that number is 7023. This means that the vast majority of those ships never found a habitable planet to settle. In fact, humanity's very first extrasolar colony ship ''Alpha'' ended up in a system with a ''barely'' habitable planet and had to implant colonists with metabolism adjusters that drastically reduced their lifespans, just so they could survive on the surface. One planet is known for being entirely covered in ice. The colonists there had to build marvelous subglacial cities that are now largely empty once contact with other, nicer colonies was reestablished. One novel mentions that anyone, who finds an unsettled habitable world, can expect to retire incredibly wealthy on the finder's fee alone. In recent years, corporations are starting to settle new worlds with machines in order to build up colonies and prepare planets for settlers (i.e. terraform them).
19th Apr '17 4:28:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* While it seems to be the case in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' with several hundred human colonies in known space, that number is only a tiny fraction of the total number of colony ships sent out during the Exodus. According to the author's website, that number is 7023. This means that the vast majority of those ships never found a habitable planet to settle. In fact, humanity's very first extrasolar colony ship ''Alpha'' ended up in a system with a ''barely'' habitable planet and had to implant colonists with metabolism adjusters that drastically reduced their lifespans, just so they could survive on the surface. One planet is known for being entirely covered in ice. The colonists there had to build marvelous subglacial cities that are now largely empty once contact with other, nicer colonies was reestablished.

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* While it seems to be the case in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' with several hundred human colonies in known space, that number is only a tiny fraction of the total number of colony ships sent out during the Exodus. According to the author's website, that number is 7023. This means that the vast majority of those ships never found a habitable planet to settle. In fact, humanity's very first extrasolar colony ship ''Alpha'' ended up in a system with a ''barely'' habitable planet and had to implant colonists with metabolism adjusters that drastically reduced their lifespans, just so they could survive on the surface. One planet is known for being entirely covered in ice. The colonists there had to build marvelous subglacial cities that are now largely empty once contact with other, nicer colonies was reestablished. One novel mentions that anyone, who finds an unsettled habitable world, can expect to retire incredibly wealthy on the finder's fee alone.
19th Apr '17 4:26:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* While it seems to be the case in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' with several hundred human colonies in known space, that number is only a tiny fraction of the total number of colony ships sent out during the Exodus. According to the author's website, that number is 7023. This means that the vast majority of those ships never found a habitable planet to settle. In fact, humanity's very first extrasolar colony ship ''Alpha'' ended up in a system with a ''barely'' habitable planet and had to implant colonists with metabolism adjusters that drastically reduced their lifespans, just so they could survive on the surface. One planet is known for being entirely covered in ice. The colonists there had to build marvelous subglacial cities that are now largely empty once contact with other, nicer colonies was reestablished.
18th Apr '17 1:05:31 PM ChronoLegion
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** The planet in the SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' is also poisonous to humans. Instead of xenofungus, colonists have to deal with poison gases that can easily kill unprotected humans. There are three main approaches to dealing with the planet: Harmony ([[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke biologically modifying humans to survive there]]), Supremacy ([[CyberneticsEatYourSoul turn humans into cyborgs who aren't as susceptible to the hostile environment]]), and Purity (aggressive {{Terraforming}} in order to make the new planet into a second Earth).

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** The planet in the SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' is also poisonous to humans. Instead of xenofungus, colonists have to deal with poison gases that can easily kill unprotected humans. There are three main approaches to dealing with the planet: Harmony ([[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke biologically modifying humans to survive there]]), Supremacy ([[CyberneticsEatYourSoul turn humans into cyborgs who aren't as susceptible to the hostile environment]]), and Purity (aggressive {{Terraforming}} in order to make the new planet into a second Earth). The ''Rising Tide'' DLC adds hybrid approaches/affinities, explaining them as compromises.
18th Apr '17 1:02:29 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' uses Earthlike planets in some episodes (the war with the Chigs starts when they destroy a pair of Earth colonies on extrasolar Earthlike planets), but the majority of planets visited don't have atmospheres breathable by humans and the Chigs require a different mix of gases altogether.

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* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' uses Earthlike planets in some episodes (the war with the Chigs starts when they destroy a pair of Earth colonies on extrasolar Earthlike planets), but the majority of planets visited don't have atmospheres breathable by humans and the Chigs require a different mix of gases altogether. [[spoiler:Then the GrandFinale reveals this to be false. The Chigs can actually breathe the same air as humans, they've just gone out of their way to keep their real appearance hidden... for reasons. They actually claim that they come from the same primordial DNA as all life on Earth, having been spread to their homeworld by {{Panspermia}}]].



* In the ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' series, while Hiigara falls under this trope, Kharak is only partly habitable, being a harsh [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]] that only the poles are comfortably habitable, while maintaining .98g gravity and breathable atmosphere. Justified in the fact that since the original Hiigarans were exiled there, the planet must've been chosen specifically as being harsh, but not too inhospitable.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' series, while Hiigara falls under this trope, Kharak is only partly habitable, being a harsh [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]] that only the poles are comfortably habitable, while maintaining .98g gravity and breathable atmosphere. Justified in the fact that since the original Hiigarans were exiled there, the planet must've been chosen specifically as being harsh, but not too inhospitable. Except the prequel ''VideoGame/HomeworldDesertsOfKharak'' reveals that Kharak is getting less habitable every year, with the great desert pushing back on the habitable areas at the poles. This is why the Northern Coalition is investing heavily in space travel. It's either space or extinction for them. The Gaalsiens don't agree, though, citing an ancient prophecy about the god Sajuuk raining death from above for transgressions ([[spoiler:they're actually right, in a way]]).
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