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19th May '16 4:40:11 AM Fallingwater
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* The backstory for ''DeadSpace'' cranks this up to a whole other level: instead of asteroids, massive capital ships are sent out to crack open and mine ''dead planets''. The plot explores what happens when one of these planets turns out to be less dead than originally thought...
19th May '16 4:35:44 AM Fallingwater
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* A common feature in ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies''. Around one third of the visitable solar systems are classed as "mining" and generally when you get their the Civ-base is cracking open asteroids to get the [[AppliedPhlebotinum 126th element Rez]]. The player can also crack open asteroids to get Rez just on a smaller scale. Also one the large hulled ships is a refitted asteroid cracker.

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* A common feature in ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies''. Around one third of the visitable solar systems are classed as "mining" and generally when you get their there the Civ-base is cracking open asteroids to get the [[AppliedPhlebotinum 126th element Rez]]. The player can also crack open asteroids to get Rez just Rez, but on a smaller scale. Also one of the large hulled large-hulled ships is a refitted asteroid cracker.
15th Apr '16 4:05:55 AM aye_amber
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* ''LegoRockRaiders'', and the sets it's based on, features a team of miners who are on their way home from another planet when their ship gets hit by an asteroid [[FromBadToWorse and]] ''sucked into a wormhole to another galaxy''. They then have to mine a nearby DeathWorld for Energy Crystals to power their ship and get home. It's essentially a fun {{Troperiffic}} take on the whole AsteroidMiners concept, with some SpaceWestern elements thrown in.

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* ''LegoRockRaiders'', ''Franchise/RockRaiders'', and the sets it's based on, features a team of miners who are on their way home from another planet when their ship gets hit by an asteroid [[FromBadToWorse and]] ''sucked into a wormhole to another galaxy''. They then have to mine a nearby DeathWorld for Energy Crystals to power their ship and get home. It's essentially a fun {{Troperiffic}} take on the whole AsteroidMiners concept, with some SpaceWestern elements thrown in.
15th Apr '16 3:53:22 AM aye_amber
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* The ''Toys/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].

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* The ''Toys/RockRaiders'' ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].
1st Apr '16 7:32:46 PM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' plays with the trope, but in this case they're scavengers of a planet's ring system who are looking for alien tech. The protagonist Joshua Calvert starts off this way.

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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' plays with the trope, but in this case they're scavengers of a planet's ring system who are looking for alien tech. The protagonist Joshua Calvert starts off this way.way, and is [[SalvagePirates nearly killed by fellow scavengers]] who have been killing off the competition.
1st Apr '16 7:31:12 PM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' plays with the trope, but in this case they're scavengers of a planet's ring system who are looking for alien tech. The protagonist Joshua Calvert starts off this way.
28th Mar '16 7:48:53 PM JackG
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* In ''Seetee Ship'' and ''Seetee Shock'', both by Creator/JackWilliamson, the asteroid miners are the sole remaining champions of individual liberty in a solar system dominated by competing tyrannical nations.

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* In ''Seetee Ship'' and ''Seetee Shock'', both by Creator/JackWilliamson, the asteroid miners are the sole remaining champions of individual liberty in a solar system dominated by competing tyrannical nations. Their discovery of {{antimatter}} that can be mined (albeit with much danger) helps change things.
24th Jan '16 9:35:51 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Dec '15 11:13:49 AM QuantumReality
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'', residents of the asteroids, who call themselves "Belters", can ship out as part of ice or asteroid mining crews.
8th Dec '15 10:09:23 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Asteroid miners near Ithor in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' [[DugTooDeep dig too deep]] and find {{S|ealedEvilInACan}}pore. This isn't just an AsteroidThicket, it has giant space slugs, too.

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* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
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Asteroid miners near Ithor in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' [[DugTooDeep dig too deep]] and find {{S|ealedEvilInACan}}pore. This isn't just an AsteroidThicket, it has giant space slugs, too.too.
** Anakin and Obi-Wan's investigation into Darth Sidious takes them to an asteroid mining operation in ''Literature/LabyrinthOfEvil''. The Commerce Guild mined out a large asteroid until it was hollow and concave, then set up shop there, using tractor beams to pull in smaller asteroids for dismantling.
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