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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''.
14th Sep '16 8:07:42 AM GuyIncog
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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 Expanded Universe material]], Princess Leia was a prisoner aboard the Death Star and witnessed Alderaan's destruction firsthand.
31st Aug '16 5:47:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[http://everything2.com/title/Ed+stories Ed stories]] on EverythingTwo, the only things to survive in the Andromeda Galaxy were those making a hyperspace jump the instant things went wrong.

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* In the [[http://everything2.com/title/Ed+stories Ed stories]] on EverythingTwo, Website/{{Everything2}}, the only things to survive in the Andromeda Galaxy were those making a hyperspace jump the instant things went wrong.
21st Aug '16 3:42:47 AM MorganWick
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**Post-Crisis, part of the backstory of the Eradicator was used to explain why there were no astronauts to survive Krypton's destruction, during the period when DC was holding firm on reinforcing the whole "last son of Krypton" thing. Of course, that didn't last, and the "cold" Krypton of that period was eventually superseded by a "warmer" one with a history of ventures into space.



** In ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', the attack that destroys Sjandra Kei completely bypasses their hired defense fleet, leaving only the fleet's crews alive:
--->"The Aniara Fleet." That's what some of the crews of Commercial Security were calling themselves. Aniara was the ship of an old human myth, older than Nyjora, perhaps going back to the Tuvo-Norsk cooperatives in the asteroids of Earth's solar system. In the story, Aniara was a large ship launched into interstellar depths just before the death of its parent civilization. The crew watched the death agonies of the home system, and then over the following years as their ship fell out and out into the endless dark died themselves, their life-support systems slowly failing.

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** In ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', the attack that destroys Sjandra Kei completely bypasses their hired defense fleet, leaving only the fleet's crews alive:
--->"The Aniara Fleet." That's what some of the crews of Commercial Security were calling themselves. Aniara was the ship of an old human myth, older than Nyjora, perhaps going back to the Tuvo-Norsk cooperatives in the asteroids of Earth's solar system. In the story, Aniara was a large ship launched into interstellar depths just before the death of its parent civilization.
alive. The crew watched the death agonies of the home system, and then over the following years compares themselves to Martinson's ''Aniara'', above, described as their ship fell out and out into the endless dark died themselves, their life-support systems slowly failing.an "old human myth".
20th Aug '16 10:43:08 AM PJSam
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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'', side stories is about finding a way to rescue the people trapped on the ISS.
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