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21st Mar '17 4:40:37 AM RobTan
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** Lampshaded first in "The War Games". As the Doctor is called to task for flouting ThePrimeDirective, the Time Lords banish him to 20th century Earth, which he admits "seems more vulnerable than others".

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** Lampshaded first in "The War Games". As the Doctor is called to task for flouting ThePrimeDirective, the PrimeDirective, the Time Lords banish him to 20th century Earth, which he admits "seems more vulnerable than others".
21st Mar '17 4:38:58 AM RobTan
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** Lampshaded first in "The War Games". As the Doctor is called to task for flouting ThePrimeDirective, the Time Lords banish him to 20th century Earth, which he admits "seems more vulnerable than others".
16th Mar '17 3:18:37 PM themisterfree
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*** And that superfuel- Ore-13- ended up attracting both human and alien villains to kickstart the ''[[ComicBook/Revolution2016 Revolution]]'' event and the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.
12th Mar '17 3:56:12 PM pvsage
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocentric_model literal interpretation]] of this trope was the accepted scientific view of the universe up until the 16th century, when people started thinking [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentrism the Sun was the centre of the universe]], and that was discredited over time when people started realizing that the stars were also suns in their own right and no star had a privileged position, about the 20th century or so. Note that this is not as egocentric as it sounds and is often made out to be. In the old geocentric cosmology, gravity pointed to the center of the universe and there only. Earth was the "off-scourings of creation," at the _bottom_ of the universe, sort of like a cellar or dungeon.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocentric_model literal interpretation]] of this trope was the accepted scientific view of the universe up until the 16th century, when people started thinking [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentrism the Sun was the centre of the universe]], and that was discredited over time when people started realizing that the stars were also suns in their own right and no star had a privileged position, about the 20th century or so.so, and after ''that'' we had better telescopes that let us see that many of the structures we called nebulae were actually other galaxies, so even our own Milky Way isn't such a privileged place in particular. Note that this is not as egocentric as it sounds and is often made out to be. In the old geocentric cosmology, gravity pointed to the center of the universe and there only. Earth was the "off-scourings of creation," at the _bottom_ of the universe, sort of like a cellar or dungeon.
1st Mar '17 7:02:01 AM ChronoLegion
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* {{Averted|Trope}} pretty hard in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Only Crichton cared about Earth. All the other aliens just wanted to go home, too. Of course, the Scarrans did try to invade Earth once through a wormhole, but after Crichton collapsed the wormhole, they settled for trying to conquer the rest of the galaxy. Also, Scorpius threatened to invade Earth, but said that the journey there would take decades, and he was only doing this to try and get John to cooperate with him. If anything, their ship, ''Moya,'' was the central WeirdnessMagnet of the universe.

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* {{Averted|Trope}} pretty hard in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Only Crichton cared about Earth. All the other aliens just wanted to go home, too. Of course, the Scarrans did try to invade Earth once through a wormhole, wormhole ([[spoiler:after Crichton inadvertently let them know that the plant they need to remain intelligent grows wild there]]), but after Crichton collapsed the wormhole, they settled for trying to conquer the rest of the galaxy. Also, Scorpius threatened to invade Earth, but said that the journey there would take decades, and he was only doing this to try and get John to cooperate with him. If anything, their ship, ''Moya,'' was the central WeirdnessMagnet of the universe.
1st Mar '17 6:41:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* Averted in Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/WolfishNature'' duology, where the "wolves" reveal that none of the galactic powers could give a damn about a backward place like Earth. Sure, Earth's biotech sciences are more advanced than he'd assumed, but it's nothing compared to what TheEmpire has. The only reason the "wolves" even came is because Earth is their home (they were abducted by aliens 400 years ago to serve as mercenaries in a war).
1st Mar '17 6:37:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* Averted in Creator/OlegDivov's ''Trail of the Zombie'' trilogy, where a character reveals near the end of the last book that aliens think of Earth as a garbage dump and turn their noses every time they pass by. The only reason they took him is because he called out to them with his powerful PsychicPowers. Even he's about to stop coming back, as his life is now on his new planet.
1st Mar '17 6:31:55 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', a supposedly unstoppable race of alien invaders that has conquered dozens of worlds meets its match in Creator/WillSmith, Creator/JeffGoldblum and a laptop computer.

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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', a supposedly unstoppable race of alien invaders that has conquered dozens of worlds meets its match in Creator/WillSmith, Creator/JeffGoldblum and a laptop computer. This is repeated in ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'', and, at the end, [[spoiler:the Sphere asks humanity to lead the galaxy-wide rebellion against the Harvesters]].
1st Mar '17 6:30:10 AM ChronoLegion
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** Lampshaded and defied by Lockdown in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', where he complains that every planet he goes to the inhabitants think their planet is the center of the universe.

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** Lampshaded and defied by Lockdown in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', where he complains that every planet he goes to the inhabitants think their planet is the center of the universe. The same movie also reveals that the Quintessons attempted to terraform Earth 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs. Of course, it's possible Earth is just one of ''many'' planets where they tried that.
2nd Dec '16 8:19:23 PM AtticusOmundson
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