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24th May '17 4:45:02 PM KidDynamite
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* The opening and closing credits for the first two seasons of ''Series/KungFu'' show Caine walking across a desert.
19th Mar '17 12:35:16 PM AthenaBlue
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* Happens at least once in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', naturally, first when joining Prince Faisal with the guide, then crossing the Nefud with the rest of Faisal's squad, then going back in Nefud to find his lost servant. Also doubles as a ThirstyDesert.

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* Happens at least once in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', naturally, first when joining Prince Faisal with The second act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' resembled the guide, then crossing final act of the Nefud with "Rite of Spring" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. In fact, the rest of Faisal's squad, then going back in Nefud to find soundtrack played during this scene is even called "Across the Desert!"
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* Paul Atreides and
his lost servant. Also doubles mother Jessica do this in ''Film/{{Dune}}'', as a ThirstyDesert.does Liet-Kynes.



* The first part of early documentary film ''Film/{{Grass}}'' involves the filmmakers going on a rather arduous trip across Turkey and the "salt deserts of Anatolia." They manage to fight their way through some epic sandstorms.
* This is the whole plot of ''Film/IceColdInAlex''.
* Happens at least once in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', naturally, first when joining Prince Faisal with the guide, then crossing the Nefud with the rest of Faisal's squad, then going back in Nefud to find his lost servant. Also doubles as a ThirstyDesert.
* And of course it happens quite a lot in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* Happens to Bastian in ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter''
* For the first part of ''Film/PitchBlack'', the survivors of the crash must endure this to find water, on a planet with ''three'' suns. In an interesting turn of events, once the sun(s) and heat are no longer a problem due to an eclipse, things get significantly ''worse'' for them.
* ''{{Film/She|1965}}'': The first part of Leo, Holly, and Job's trek to the lost city. Made more difficult by tribesmen who steal their camels and water.
* This happens in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', and coupled with a parody of ThirstyDesert. Things are further complicated when Lone Star and Barf discover that they'd been carrying [[spoiler: Princess Vespa's oversized hairdryder]] all along.



* This happens in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', and coupled with a parody of ThirstyDesert. Things are further complicated when Lone Star and Barf discover that they'd been carrying [[spoiler: Princess Vespa's oversized hairdryder]] all along.



* Paul Atreides and his mother Jessica do this in ''Film/{{Dune}}'', as does Liet-Kynes.
* And of course it happens quite a lot in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* Happens to Bastian in ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter''
* This is whole plot of ''Film/IceColdInAlex''.

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* Paul Atreides and his mother Jessica do Moses does this after he's thrown out Egypt in ''Film/{{Dune}}'', as does Liet-Kynes.
* And of course
''Film/TheTenCommandments''. Ramses only gives him one day's rations, figuring he'll die that way, but he manages to make it happens quite a lot in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* Happens
to Bastian in ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter''
* This is whole plot of ''Film/IceColdInAlex''.
Midian.



* For the first part of ''Film/PitchBlack'', the survivors of the crash must endure this to find water, on a planet with ''three'' suns. In an interesting turn of events, once the sun(s) and heat are no longer a problem due to an eclipse, things get significantly ''worse'' for them.
* Moses does this after he's thrown out Egypt in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. Ramses only gives him one day's rations, figuring he'll die that way, but he manages to make it to Midian.
* The first part of early documentary film ''Film/{{Grass}}'' involves the filmmakers going on a rather arduous trip across Turkey and the "salt deserts of Anatolia." They manage to fight their way through some epic sandstorms.
* ''{{Film/She|1965}}'': The first part of Leo, Holly, and Job's trek to the lost city. Made more difficult by tribesmen who steal their camels and water.



* The Aquabats in ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Cowboy Android!" have to trek through a flat desert after their Battletram runs out of gas.



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Naturally this happens in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Desert Crossing]]".



* The Aquabats in ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Cowboy Android!" have to trek through a flat desert after their Battletram runs out of gas.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Naturally this happens in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Desert Crossing]]".



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "My Three Suns", Fry crosses a desert to make a delivery on the planet Trisol. Just as the sun goes down, [[FromBadToWorse a larger one rises.]]



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' plays a blacktop basketball court as a huge desert. Of course, the protagonists ''are'' babies.
* The second act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' resembled the final act of the "Rite of Spring" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. In fact, the soundtrack played during this scene is even called "Across the Desert!"
* An episode of ''Recess'' does this trope with a hot playground in place of a desert.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "My Three Suns", Fry crosses a desert to make a delivery on the planet Trisol. Just as the sun goes down, [[FromBadToWorse a larger one rises.]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' plays a blacktop basketball court as a huge desert. Of course, the protagonists ''are'' babies.
* The second act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' resembled the final act of the "Rite of Spring" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. In fact, the soundtrack played during this scene is even called "Across the Desert!"
* An episode of ''Recess''
''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' does this trope with a hot playground in place of a desert.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Most of [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E18TwinSuns "Twin Suns"]] consists of Ezra and [[spoiler:Maul]] wandering the desert wastes of Tatooine [[spoiler:looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi]].
24th Feb '17 4:17:29 PM totoofze47
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* The world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the entire country of Arabasta, where [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] takes advantage of the climate to cause an entire war.

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* The world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the entire country of Arabasta, Alabasta, where [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] takes advantage of the climate to cause an entire war.war. The Straw Hats and Vivi themselves end up having to cross the desert on they way to the town of Alubarna; fortunately Vivi is the princess of Alabasta, so she's used to the dangers of the desert and helps the rest of the group along.
18th Feb '17 7:11:10 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Ehiru, Nijiri amd Sunandi have to join a caravan to cross the desert outside Gujaareh so they can safely reach Kisua.
16th Feb '17 12:12:17 PM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': When Daryl and Skye are dropped off in Gar'el, they have to cross a ThirstyDesert portion of the country to get to the nearest town. Thanks to the supplies [[spoiler: [[SkyPirate Popari Swiftwind]]]] dropped off, they do so without much trouble, ''and'' thanks to the LemonyNarrator, it doesn't last long.
-->'''Narrator''': What say we skip the walking?
18th Jan '17 7:49:43 PM PaulA
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* C-3PO and R2-D2 in ''Film/ANewHope''. In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Finn migrates across the Jakku desert until he finds Nima Outpost.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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C-3PO and R2-D2 in ''Film/ANewHope''. ''Film/ANewHope''.
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In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Finn migrates across the Jakku desert until he finds Nima Outpost.


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* ''{{Film/She|1965}}'': The first part of Leo, Holly, and Job's trek to the lost city. Made more difficult by tribesmen who steal their camels and water.
5th Jan '17 5:33:34 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Daenerys leads her people across the Red Waste to escape her enemies and reach Qarth in Season 2.
15th Dec '16 10:14:18 PM JackG
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* The first chapter of ''The Bloody Road to Death'' has 2 Section doing this as the only way to escape being encircled by guerillas in the Balkans. The [[AFatherToHisMen Old Un]] has to kill a couple of his men to stop them stealing water from the others.

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* The first chapter of ''The Bloody Road to Death'' by Creator/SvenHassel has 2 Section doing this as the only way to escape being encircled by guerillas in the Balkans. The Even the [[AFatherToHisMen Old Un]] has to kill a couple two of his men to stop them stealing water from the others.
15th Dec '16 10:12:05 PM JackG
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* The first chapter of ''The Bloody Road to Death'' has 2 Section doing this as the only way to escape being encircled by guerillas in the Balkans. The [[AFatherToHisMen Old Un]] has to kill a couple of his men to stop them stealing water from the others.
5th Dec '16 9:03:20 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has Vita and Signum looking for monster souls in a desert planet.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' has Vita and Signum looking for monster souls in a desert planet.
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