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21st Apr '16 5:23:36 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', the planet Ourus, the birthplace of humanity, has buildings that stretch above the atmosphere and two artificial rings.
20th Mar '16 2:04:43 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' spends a number of Star Wars strips deconstructing the idea, such as [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/386.html food]], [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/393.html sewage]], [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/396.html power]], [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/417.html heat output]], [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/420.html space]] and [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/434.html cooling]]. Unsurprisingly, ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' also touches on the issue.

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* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' spends a number of Star Wars strips deconstructing the idea, such as [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/386.html food]], food,]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/393.html sewage]], sewage,]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/396.html power]], power,]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/417.html heat output]], output,]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/420.html space]] and [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/434.html cooling]]. cooling.]] Unsurprisingly, ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' also touches on the issue.
20th Mar '16 2:03:29 PM WillKeaton
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* In the Film/SuperMarioBros [[TheMovie Movie]], Koopa's globe of the [[HumanAliens dinosaur-ruled]] [[AlternateHistory parallel Earth]] includes a stylized depiction of a country-sized city as an island in a [[SingleBiomePlanet worldwide desert]] ([[OneWorldOrder which he counts as under his rule]]). As far as logistics, there's a severe shortage of food, clean air, and water, but it's largely blamed on Koopa's 20-year regime (and is the driving force behind his planned conquest of ''our'' Earth).

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* In the Film/SuperMarioBros ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' [[TheMovie Movie]], Koopa's globe of the [[HumanAliens dinosaur-ruled]] [[AlternateHistory parallel Earth]] includes a stylized depiction of a country-sized city as an island in a [[SingleBiomePlanet worldwide desert]] ([[OneWorldOrder which he counts as under his rule]]). As far as logistics, there's a severe shortage of food, clean air, and water, but it's largely blamed on Koopa's 20-year regime (and is the driving force behind his planned conquest of ''our'' Earth).
20th Mar '16 2:02:28 PM WillKeaton
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Sometimes referred to as a planet city, world city (though "world city" has also been used to mean other things), completely urbanized world, omniopolis / omnopolis, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecumenopolis ecumenopolis]]. While most examples are recent, the concept dates as far back as the nineteenth century work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Lake_Harris Thomas Lake Harris]], and the term "City Planet" dates at least as far back as the first draft of the script for ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''.

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Sometimes referred to as a planet city, world city (though "world city" has also been used to mean other things), completely urbanized world, omniopolis / omnopolis, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecumenopolis ecumenopolis]]. ecumenopolis.]] While most examples are recent, the concept dates as far back as the nineteenth century work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Lake_Harris Thomas Lake Harris]], Harris,]] and the term "City Planet" dates at least as far back as the first draft of the script for ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''.
8th Mar '16 7:20:29 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos's "Mall (All Over the World)", from ''{{Music/Doppelganger}}'', is a sarcastic celebration of a shopping mall that covers the entire planet Earth.
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7th Nov '15 1:58:51 PM Prfnoff
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* ''[[OrsonScottCard The Worthing Saga]]'' shows in passing how one of these came to be. The short story "Skipping Stones" begins on a world that's heavily developed, but is still famous for its wildlife, particularly its "whiplash trees" that bend all the way to the ground in windstorms. As the skyscrapers go up, the trees go extinct, and eventually all the planet has become the "Capitol" that is the focus of later stories.

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* ''[[OrsonScottCard The Worthing Saga]]'' ''Literature/TheWorthingSaga'' shows in passing how one of these came to be. The short story "Skipping Stones" begins on a world that's heavily developed, but is still famous for its wildlife, particularly its "whiplash trees" that bend all the way to the ground in windstorms. As the skyscrapers go up, the trees go extinct, and eventually all the planet has become the "Capitol" that is the focus of later stories.
5th Nov '15 8:09:02 AM nombretomado
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* Asgard from ''TheMightyThor'', as well as its [[Film/{{Thor}} movie counterpart]], is a city that encompasses another plane of existence.

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* Asgard from ''TheMightyThor'', ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'', as well as its [[Film/{{Thor}} movie counterpart]], is a city that encompasses another plane of existence.
4th Nov '15 4:48:23 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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-->-- '''[[CaptainObvious Ric Olié]]''', ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace''

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-->-- '''[[CaptainObvious Ric Olié]]''', '''Ric Olié''', ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace''
9th Oct '15 4:44:42 PM StFan
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* From DCComics JackKirby's ''FourthWorld'' series, Apokolips.

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* From DCComics Creator/DCComics JackKirby's ''FourthWorld'' ''[[ComicBook/NewGods Fourth World]]'' series, Apokolips.
8th Oct '15 10:06:59 PM karstovich2
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*** In the ''Foundation'' series Asimov stated that he was drawing a direct historical parallel from Gibbon's ''Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire''. Ancient Rome was then the world's largest metropolis, with a population of over a million people, something which would not be matched again until 19th Century London. Rome was so densely populated that it could not sustain itself off of local agriculture and food was shipped constantly from North Africa to supply the city. Trantor likewise is dependent on imports of food from other planets, a point which becomes historically important in the fall of Trantor as the capital of the Galactic Empire. The final claimants to the title of Emperor are eventually forced to move to another planet, much as the Roman government relocated to Ravenna during the transition to the Dark Ages.

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*** In the ''Foundation'' series Asimov stated that he was drawing a direct historical parallel from Gibbon's ''Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire''. Ancient Rome was then the world's largest metropolis, with a population of over a million people, something which would not be matched again until 19th Century London. Rome was so densely populated that it could not sustain itself off of local agriculture and food was shipped constantly from North Africa to supply the city. Trantor likewise is dependent on imports of food from other planets, a point which becomes historically important in the fall of Trantor as the capital of the Galactic Empire. The final claimants to the title of Emperor are eventually forced to move to another planet, much as the Roman government of the Western Roman Empire relocated to Ravenna during the transition to the Dark Ages.
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