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13th Mar '17 5:27:35 AM Doug86
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* The Franchise/StarshipTroopers prequel comic, by Creator/DarkHorseComics, takes place in the Port Joe Smith colony mentioned in the Film section.
* In an Aliens Special, also by Dark Horse, a company is cutting costs by having a variety of cults help terraform a planet in return for being able to practice their religions in peace. Mentioned are a cult that worships an Creator/HPLovecraft expy, [[ElvisPresley Presleyans]], and the Latter-Day Satanists.

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* The Franchise/StarshipTroopers ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' prequel comic, comic by Creator/DarkHorseComics, Creator/DarkHorseComics takes place in the Port Joe Smith colony mentioned in the Film section.
* In an Aliens ''[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Aliens]]'' Special, also by Dark Horse, a company is cutting costs by having a variety of cults help terraform a planet in return for being able to practice their religions in peace. Mentioned are a cult that worships an Creator/HPLovecraft expy, [[ElvisPresley Presleyans]], and the Latter-Day Satanists.



* In Film/TheWickerMan, there is the pagan cult that lives on the remote Scottish island of Summerisle.

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* In Film/TheWickerMan, ''Film/TheWickerMan'', there is the pagan cult that lives on the remote Scottish island of Summerisle.



* In the Franchise/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse novel Speed of Darkness, Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.

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* In the Franchise/StarCraft ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ExpandedUniverse novel Speed ''Speed of Darkness, Darkness'', Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.



** Nimbus III in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' might qualify once Sybok takes over, .

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** Nimbus III in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' might qualify once Sybok takes over, .over.



* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because the stained-glass window shows the God Emperor's eyes in the wrong color. In fact they're willing to let quite a lot go, do you want to worship the Emperor in the belief that he was a simple farmer before being the Emperor, go ahead. Do you believe that the stars are the Emperors eyes and that he is always watching you, that's fine to. Both of those are canon examples, the big point is that it is clearly the Emperor you worship and not chaos or something else.

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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because the stained-glass window shows the God Emperor's eyes in the wrong color. In fact they're willing to let quite a lot go, do you want to worship the Emperor in the belief that he was a simple farmer before being the Emperor, go ahead. Do you believe that the stars are the Emperors eyes and that he is always watching you, that's fine to. Both of those are canon examples, the big point is that it is clearly the Emperor you worship and not chaos or something else.
3rd Feb '17 4:32:20 PM Xtifr
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* The interstellar arks in Charles Sheffield's [=McAndrew=] stories include the "Amish Ark" of people seeking a low-tech life and the "Cyber Ark" of people dedicated to the development of AI [[spoiler: yes, they found out the hard way that AIIsACrapshoot]].

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* The interstellar arks in Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's [=McAndrew=] stories include the "Amish Ark" of people seeking a low-tech life and the "Cyber Ark" of people dedicated to the development of AI [[spoiler: yes, they found out the hard way that AIIsACrapshoot]].
26th Jan '17 7:07:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the StarCraft ExpandedUniverse novel Speed of Darkness, Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.

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* In the StarCraft Franchise/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse novel Speed of Darkness, Ardo Melnikov was raised on Bountiful, a benevolent version of this trope. [[MindScrew Or was he?]] The trope appeared in other works, such as A Ghost Story, where a wrecked colony was raided for data [[spoiler: the colony wasn't dead]] and is briefly mentioned in Uprising, where the main character was raised on a planet that had a number of radical religions that fled the central government to get there, although he himself wasn't a member.
31st Dec '16 7:42:19 PM zarpaulus
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* The ''Literature/ParaImperium'' intentionally creates these through its' memetic quarantine policies. Ideological groups deemed a threat to interstellar civilization are rounded up and exiled en masse to frontier planets with no advanced technology.
7th Dec '16 10:46:45 PM KeithM
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** Weber is quite fond of this trope. It crops up several times in the side stories. One is a relatively new colony formed from religious dissidents off Haven, in the novella ''The Service of the Sword'' in the anthology of the same name. Another crops up as part of the Tallbot Sector in much the same position as Grayson, though in this case its a local bug killing their crops and they were able to relocate to another habitable planet in the other half of their binary star system very early on. Unlike Grayson the current population is solidly atheist and rather bitter about their ancestors' fanaticism. The Haven-controlled world of Prague was settled by white-supremacists who were out to create an Aryan paradise, but only ended up with a dirt-poor backwater planet known best for the natural good looks of its prostitutes.

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** Weber is quite fond of this trope. It crops up several times in the side stories. One is a relatively new colony formed from religious dissidents off Haven, in the novella ''The Service of the Sword'' in the anthology of the same name. Another crops up as part of the Tallbot Sector in much the same position as Grayson, though in this case its a local bug killing their crops and they were able to relocate to another habitable planet in the other half of their binary star system very early on. Unlike Grayson the current population is solidly atheist and rather bitter about their ancestors' fanaticism. The Haven-controlled world of Prague was settled by white-supremacists who were out to create an Aryan paradise, but only ended up with a dirt-poor backwater planet known best for the natural good looks of its prostitutes. Thandi Palane's homeworld was settled by black-supremacists who, due to an unintnetional side effect of genetic engineering, ended up with descendants who were practically albino. [[CaptainObvious Weber also likes having ironic things happen to this type of colony.]]
4th Dec '16 10:34:37 AM Zwazo57
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* ''Literature/{{Refugees}}'': The characters live on a compound and engage in Communion, a religious meditation in which they travel to distant places. They also hold ceremonies and Big Sings. No one is allowed to question the Benefactors.


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In ''Literature/{{Refugees}}
27th Nov '16 8:59:10 PM Demonata1-04
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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because the stained-glass window shows the GodEmperor's eyes in the wrong color.

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* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', as most Imperial cults end up different due to centuries of isolation rather than being different at the start ([[KillItWithFire those are usually eliminated quite quickly]]). When these isolated planets rejoin the Imperium the more pragmatic Inquisitors and Ecclesiarchs just check that there's no real heresy and let them get on with life instead of purging them from orbit because the stained-glass window shows the GodEmperor's God Emperor's eyes in the wrong color.color. In fact they're willing to let quite a lot go, do you want to worship the Emperor in the belief that he was a simple farmer before being the Emperor, go ahead. Do you believe that the stars are the Emperors eyes and that he is always watching you, that's fine to. Both of those are canon examples, the big point is that it is clearly the Emperor you worship and not chaos or something else.
27th Nov '16 1:56:20 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'': The New London Fringe contains several, as the central government's general approach to annoying political and religious groups is to encourage them to go someplace else. The third book ''HMS Nightingale'' deals with two such planets in particular:
** Man's Fall is composed of neo-Luddites who eschew any technology more advanced than gunpowder firearms (they're also pacifists who only keep guns for hunting and dealing with livestock predators), only maintaining a bare minimum spaceport[[note]]a single shuttle landing pad out in the middle of nowhere[[/note]] because, like all New London planets, they're required by Crown law to resupply Royal Navy warships (for payment) or else the Navy will withdraw its protection. They justify this with a religious belief that darkspace is in fact heaven and therefore forbidden to mortals.
** Al Jadiq is ruled by what amounts to Wahhabi Muslims. They have been known to kidnap and behead spacers for chatting up their women, and their leaders initially refuse to even acknowledge Alexis. She eventually retaliates by threatening at gunpoint to declare them to be in rebellion against the Crown unless they release two of her crew they've imprisoned. Also, the conflict of the book is set off by the Al Jadiqis insisting on trying to trade with the Man's Fallers against their wishes.
22nd Nov '16 6:11:19 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' (better known as the ''Dorsai'' books) the dawn of space colonization causes humanity to separate along philosphical lines (Faithholders, Warriors, Rationalists, Mystics, etc.)

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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' (better known as the ''Dorsai'' books) ''Literature/ChildeCycle'', the dawn of space colonization causes humanity to separate along philosphical lines (Faithholders, Warriors, Rationalists, Mystics, etc.)
4th Oct '16 5:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EveOnline'', the Amarr Empire is descended from a colony established by a fringe Catholic sect called the Conformists. Later on, the [[ReligionOfEvil Blood Raiders]] flee the Amarr empire and into deep space in order to practice their religion in relative peace.

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* In ''EveOnline'', ''VideoGame/EveOnline'', the Amarr Empire is descended from a colony established by a fringe Catholic sect called the Conformists. Later on, the [[ReligionOfEvil Blood Raiders]] flee the Amarr empire and into deep space in order to practice their religion in relative peace.
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