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27th Mar '17 10:12:31 AM Butter
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* This is how Yagrum Bagarn, the last dwarf found in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind, survived the global soul-trap that killed all dwemer. He had travelled to an [[SpaceIsMagic "Outer Realm"]] during the event and was thus outside the soul-traps influence.
6th Mar '17 2:21:48 AM Doug86
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* Done on a galaxy-wide scale in Warhammer40K: the Warp storms from [[CosmicHorror Slaanesh's]] birth were so severe they prevented all FTLTravel for centuries, leaving all of humanity cut off from each other (and particularly sucked for those planets who depend on imported food to feed themselves, and the ships nowhere near an inhabited planet). One of the main reasons the GodEmperor hasn't been taken off life-support (in theory, he could be released from his corpse and fight the Chaos gods on their own turf) is that this would cost humanity their sole point of reference in the Warp, cutting off FTLTravel for good.

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* Done on a galaxy-wide scale in Warhammer40K: ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': the Warp storms from [[CosmicHorror Slaanesh's]] birth were so severe they prevented all FTLTravel for centuries, leaving all of humanity cut off from each other (and particularly sucked for those planets who depend on imported food to feed themselves, and the ships nowhere near an inhabited planet). One of the main reasons the GodEmperor hasn't been taken off life-support (in theory, he could be released from his corpse and fight the Chaos gods on their own turf) is that this would cost humanity their sole point of reference in the Warp, cutting off FTLTravel for good.
22nd Feb '17 4:11:21 PM freesandwich
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* The webcomic ''[[http://closertohomecomic.com/ Closer to Home]]'' follows the Planet of the Apes example of having the astronauts be members of a deep space exploration team, and the world having ended a few years after they left.
3rd Feb '17 5:14:54 AM Doug86
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* One of the ''FanFic/PoinesAfterPeople'', side stories is about finding a way to rescue the people trapped on the ISS.

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* One of the ''FanFic/PoinesAfterPeople'', ''FanFic/PoniesAfterPeople'' side stories is about finding a way to rescue the people trapped on the ISS.



* As with the [[spoiler: Vulcans]] above, in the original Franchise/StarWars film, ''Film/ANewHope'', Alderaanians who were offworld when when the Death Star destroyed their home planet are similarly orphaned. While most are only mentioned in [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe material]], Princess Leia was a prisoner aboard the Death Star and witnessed Alderaan's destruction firsthand.

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* As with the [[spoiler: Vulcans]] above, in the original Franchise/StarWars film, ''Film/ANewHope'', Alderaanians who were offworld when when the Death Star destroyed their home planet are similarly orphaned. While most are only mentioned in [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe material]], Princess Leia was a prisoner aboard the Death Star and witnessed Alderaan's destruction firsthand.
18th Dec '16 7:41:52 PM Aspr3
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* In Creator/SheriSTepper's ''The Visitor'', an oncoming asteroid has Earth's nations cooperating to place colonies on the Moon and Mars.



** An interesting take on this subject - the episode "[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462251/?ref_=ttep_ep9 Roads To Nowhere]]" indicates that within 200 years every vehicle on earth will no longer exist, due to some corrosive nature; however, the lunar rovers, now untouched on the moon since the late 1960's, will continue to be prefectly pristine for centuries.

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** An interesting take on this subject - the episode "[[http://www."[[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462251/?ref_=ttep_ep9 Roads To Nowhere]]" indicates that within 200 years every vehicle on earth will no longer exist, due to some corrosive nature; however, the lunar rovers, now untouched on the moon since the late 1960's, will continue to be prefectly pristine for centuries.
11th Dec '16 5:28:39 AM WillBGood
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* The final entry into the ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' story for ''VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps'' culminates in the [[spoiler:destruction of the Earth by nukes filled with Element 115]], thanks to the combined efforts of [[BigGood Maxis]] and [[BadassCrew Takeo, Dempsey, Nikolai, and Samantha]] to stop [[BigBad Richtofen]]. However, in ''VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2'', the story moves to the adventures of another group of survivors on the destroyed Earth, coping with the [[ZombieApocalypse aftermath]]; leaving us to wonder what happened to the four who got stranded on the Moon after the missiles hit.

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* The final entry into the ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' story for ''VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' culminates in the [[spoiler:destruction of the Earth by nukes filled with Element 115]], thanks to the combined efforts of [[BigGood Maxis]] and [[BadassCrew Takeo, Dempsey, Nikolai, and Samantha]] to stop [[BigBad Richtofen]]. However, in ''VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2'', the story moves to the adventures of another group of survivors on the destroyed Earth, coping with the [[ZombieApocalypse aftermath]]; leaving us to wonder what happened to the four who got stranded on the Moon after the missiles hit.
16th Nov '16 10:21:47 AM Leporidae
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* Neal Stephenson's ''Seveneves'' starts with the Moon being destroyed by a never identified object. When scientists realize that the debris from the shattered Moon will eventually render Earth uninhabitable, they rush to build an orbital space fleet to house a small number of survivors.

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* Neal Stephenson's ''Seveneves'' [[{{Literature/Seveneves}} Seveneves]] starts with the Moon being destroyed by a never identified object. When scientists realize that the debris from the shattered Moon will eventually render Earth uninhabitable, they rush to build an orbital space fleet to house a small number of survivors.
13th Nov '16 1:54:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/BodyHarvest'' - Adam Drake and the scientists aboard the space station in 2016 are some of the last humans left alive after millennia of alien attackers chowing down on humanity, and only just barely manage to escape aboard an experimental time machine to prevent this.

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* ''VideoGame/BodyHarvest'' - Adam Drake and the scientists aboard the space station in 2016 are some of the last humans left alive after millennia a century of alien attackers chowing down on humanity, and only just barely manage to escape aboard an experimental time machine to prevent this.
26th Oct '16 6:48:56 AM kyojikasshu
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* The animated video for Slightly Left of Centre's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wga5A6R9BJg Love The Way You Move]]" ends with [[spoiler: Vladimir Putin]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying the Earth]] with a massive overload of funk, leaving a lone cosmonaut on the Moon giving a tearful salute.
9th Oct '16 2:41:11 AM Tron80
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* A lot of the kryptonians in the ''{{Superman}}'' comics were in space when their planet exploded and then ended up on Earth. Superman himself is a subversion because he was deliberately sent into space to avoid being killed.

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* A lot of the kryptonians in the ''{{Superman}}'' Franchise/{{Superman}} comics were in space when their planet exploded and then ended up on Earth. Superman himself is a subversion because he was deliberately sent into space to avoid being killed.



** ''KryptoTheSuperDog'' was in an experimental rocket in Krypton's orbit when the planet exploded. Pre-crisis comics handwaved Superman's spaceship creating a [[OurWormholesAreDifferent space warp]] between Krypton and Earth to explain why so many kryptonians ended up on Earth.

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** ''KryptoTheSuperDog'' ''Comicbook/KryptoTheSuperDog'' was in an experimental rocket in Krypton's orbit when the planet exploded. Pre-crisis comics handwaved Superman's spaceship creating a [[OurWormholesAreDifferent space warp]] between Krypton and Earth to explain why so many kryptonians ended up on Earth.



* Like in the comics, General Zod and his cronies managed to survive the destruction of the planet Krypton because they were trapped in the [[PrisonDimension Phantom Zone]] in both ''SupermanTheMovie'' and ''[[Film/ManOfSteel Man of Steel]]''.

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* Like in the comics, General Zod and his cronies managed to survive the destruction of the planet Krypton because they were trapped in the [[PrisonDimension Phantom Zone]] in both ''SupermanTheMovie'' ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''[[Film/ManOfSteel Man of Steel]]''.''Film/ManOfSteel''.
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