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11th Jan '17 5:17:28 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' goes the other direction, showing the Death Star's first two "test shots". At single-reactor power, these are "merely" strong enough to vaporize entire cities and launch chunks of planetary crust into orbit.
-->'''Director Krennic:''' Oh, it's beautiful.
1st Jan '17 4:33:05 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* This is the essence of the book ''Death from the Skies'' by the astronomer Phil Plait. It deals with the [[ApocalypseHow different ways everything may end]], from the effect of [[ColonyDrop asteroid impacts]] to the death of the entire Universe, each chapter opening with a description of said event happening not sparing details at all. [[note]]See Quotes/DeathWorld for an example[[/note]]

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* This is the essence meat of the book ''Death from the Skies'' by the astronomer Phil Plait. It deals with the [[ApocalypseHow different ways everything may end]], end]] in RealLife, from the effect of [[ColonyDrop asteroid impacts]] to the death of the entire Universe, Universe and everything between and each chapter opening with a description of said event happening one of those events not sparing details at all. [[note]]See Quotes/DeathWorld for an example[[/note]]
1st Jan '17 4:30:57 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* This is the essence of the book ''Death from the Skies'' by the astronomer Phil Plait. It deals with the [[ApocalypseHow different ways everything may end]], from the effect of [[ColonyDrop asteroid impacts]] to the death of the entire Universe, each chapter opening with a description of said event happening not sparing details at all. [[note]]See Quotes/DeathWorld for an example[[/note]]
28th Dec '16 1:27:28 AM Tron80
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* Many ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' continuities open with the destruction of [[DoomedHometown Krypton]]. This serves the purpose of establishing Jor-El's character, and actually getting Superman to Earth.
** All-Star Superman averted this with Krypton but played it straight with a certain character.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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Many ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' continuities open with the destruction of [[DoomedHometown Krypton]]. This serves the purpose of establishing Jor-El's character, and actually getting Superman -and later Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- to Earth.
** All-Star Superman ''Comicbook/AllStarSuperman'' averted this with Krypton but played it straight with a certain character.



* The end of the final episode of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs''.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' starts with Krypton exploding right after the House of El launches [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kal]] and [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] into space.
* The end of the final episode of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs''.''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs''.
18th Sep '16 6:41:49 AM Prfnoff
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* The Halloween broadcast of ''The War of the Worlds'' should be mentioned. An hour long description of HumongousMecha from another planet destroying everything in their path. Bonus points for making people actually believe it was happening.

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* The Halloween broadcast of ''The War of the Worlds'' ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' should be mentioned. An hour long description of HumongousMecha from another planet destroying everything in their path. Bonus points for making people actually believe it was happening.
18th Sep '16 6:40:55 AM Prfnoff
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-->'''F/X''': A LOW THROBBING HUM WHICH BUILDS QUICKLY IN INTENSITY AND PITCH. WIND & THUNDER, RENDING, GRINDING CRASHES. ALL THE NIGGLING LITTLE FRUSTRATIONS THAT THE BBC SOUND EFFECTS ENGINEERS HAVE EVER HAD CAN ALL COME OUT IN A FINAL, DEVASTATING EXPLOSION WHICH THEN DIES AWAY INTO SILENCE
5th Sep '16 4:58:25 PM StarSword
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* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' GrandFinale "[[Recap/FarscapeS05E02ThePeacekeeperWarsPart2 The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 2]]" has John Chrichton finally demonstrate the full destructive power of a wormhole weapon, summoning into existence an expanding black hole that destroys a planet depopulated by Scarran death squads and gradually eats the warring Scarran and Peacekeeper fleets. John threatens to allow the black hole to devour everyone present, himself included, unless the Scarrans and Peacekeepers agree to sign a peace treaty.

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* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' GrandFinale "[[Recap/FarscapeS05E02ThePeacekeeperWarsPart2 The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 2]]" has John Chrichton Crichton finally demonstrate the full destructive power of a wormhole weapon, summoning into existence an expanding black hole that destroys a planet depopulated by Scarran death squads and gradually eats the warring Scarran and Peacekeeper fleets. John threatens to allow the black hole to devour everyone present, himself included, unless the Scarrans and Peacekeepers agree to sign a peace treaty.
5th Sep '16 4:55:29 PM StarSword
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* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' GrandFinale "[[Recap/FarscapeS05E02ThePeacekeeperWarsPart2 The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 2]]" has John Chrichton finally demonstrate the full destructive power of a wormhole weapon, summoning into existence an expanding black hole that destroys a planet depopulated by Scarran death squads and gradually eats the warring Scarran and Peacekeeper fleets. John threatens to allow the black hole to devour everyone present, himself included, unless the Scarrans and Peacekeepers agree to sign a peace treaty.



* ''Videogame/Crysis3'' [[spoiler: opens up with a vision Prophet has about the Ceph forces arriving at Earth, with him being unable to do anything but watch as it is destroyed.]] Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler: the very same thing happens and you can even watch the Ceph freeze the planet if you do not succeed in stopping them in time.]]

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* ''Videogame/Crysis3'' [[spoiler: ''Videogame/{{Crysis 3}}'' opens up with a vision Prophet has about the Ceph forces arriving at Earth, with him being unable to do anything but watch as it is destroyed.]] destroyed. Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler: the very same thing happens and you can even watch the Ceph freeze the planet if you do not succeed in stopping them in time.]]
5th Sep '16 1:17:23 PM StarSword
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* ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' Poor, poor Alderaan...

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* ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' Poor, poor Alderaan...''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The obliteration of Alderaan in ''Film/ANewHope'', showcasing just how powerful the Death Star's superlaser is. The scene was especially spectacular, as ''Star Wars'' may be the [[http://www.listal.com/list/wait-did-planet-just-explode first film]] to actually ''show'' an entire planet exploding in this manner.
--->'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''': I felt a great disturbance in the Force...as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror...and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' one-ups ''ANH'' with the destruction of the Republic's capital worlds in the Hosnian system. In addition to showing the destruction of every planet in the system simultaneously, it avoids AMillionIsAStatistic by actually showing the terrified faces of the citizenry as the blast approaches.



* The obliteration of Alderaan in ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', showcasing just how powerful the Death Star's superlaser is. The scene was especially spectacular, as ''Star Wars'' may be the [[http://www.listal.com/list/wait-did-planet-just-explode first film]] to actually ''show'' an entire planet exploding in this manner.
-->'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''': I felt a great disturbance in the Force...as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror...and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.


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* The Great Fire in ''Literature/IceForged'' by Creator/GailZMartin. First a green ribbon of fire snakes across the sky and fireballs begin to fall like meteorites across the city of Castle Reach, then the entire ribbon comes crashing down across the city and smashes Quillarth Castle to the ground.
30th Aug '16 12:15:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPj2f1v2w0 LC campaign ending]] from ''{{Earth 2150}}''.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPj2f1v2w0 LC campaign ending]] from ''{{Earth ''VideoGame/{{Earth 2150}}''.
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