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20th Feb '17 12:07:05 PM Unregistered
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* The space vampires from ''film/{{Lifeforce}} come to Earth to harvest the eponymous [[LifeEnergy life force]] from humans to power up their EldritchStarship. They have been doing this since ancient time, hiding within the tail of Halley's comet, to the point that's theorized within the film that their past visits [[DoingInTheWizard gave birth to the legends of modern vampires]].

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* The space vampires from ''film/{{Lifeforce}} ''Film/{{Lifeforce}} come to Earth to harvest the eponymous [[LifeEnergy life force]] from humans to power up their EldritchStarship. They have been doing this since ancient time, hiding within the tail of Halley's comet, to the point that's theorized within the film that their past visits [[DoingInTheWizard gave birth to the legends of modern vampires]].
20th Feb '17 12:05:11 PM Unregistered
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* The space vampires from ''film/{{Lifeforce}} come to Earth to harvest the eponymous [[LifeEnergy life force]] from humans to power up their EldritchStarship. They have been doing this since ancient time, hiding within the tail of Halley's comet, to the point that's theorized within the film that their past visits [[DoingInTheWizard gave birth to the legends of modern vampires]].
16th Feb '17 3:16:42 AM JackG
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* The final episode of ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' had aliens trying to steal all the oxygen from Earth for their own world.
25th Jan '17 10:18:00 PM DarkHunter
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* Inverted in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', [[spoiler:where, due to the severe damage suffered by the Frontier fleet, and the dwindling resources (it's stated that they will last for two or three months maximum), the government decides to attack the Vajra homeworld and break through the Vajra defenses, hoping to colonize it. At one point, one of Alto's wingmen deliberately comments "This planet is ours!" while blasting away at the local inhabitants.]]

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* Inverted in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', [[spoiler:where, due to the severe damage suffered by the Frontier fleet, and the dwindling resources (it's stated that they will last for two or three months maximum), the government decides to attack the Vajra homeworld and break through the Vajra defenses, hoping to colonize it. At one point, one of Alto's wingmen deliberately comments "This planet is ours!" while blasting away at the local inhabitants. Once peace is established with the Vajra, they willingly give up the planet and leave the galaxy for unknown reaches.]]
14th Jan '17 1:46:57 PM Luppercus
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* The Blastula in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' as said to be this. Examples of the planets they looted (deserted wastelands) are shown on video. As they live in very hot environments they first increase the planet temperature to unbearable levels for more life forms before looting it and planned to do the same to Earth until the Men In Black acted.
14th Jan '17 12:54:13 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* The Diamond Authority in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' colonizes planets and pillages them for badly needed resources to make more Gems. Which is why it's unusual [[spoiler: that Yellow Diamond wants the Earth destroyed. She knows it's lush with resources, but she's putting RevengeBeforeReason and wants it destroyed for all the trouble the Crystal Gems have given her, including causing the death of Pink Diamond.]]

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* The Diamond Authority in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' colonizes planets and pillages them for badly needed resources to make more Gems. Which is why it's unusual [[spoiler: By the series' present, this strategy seems to be facing diminishing returns and the next generation of Gems are weaker than those that Yellow came before. This makes it all the more glaring that [[spoiler:Yellow Diamond wants the Earth destroyed. She knows it's lush with resources, but she's putting RevengeBeforeReason and wants it destroyed for all the trouble the Crystal Gems have given her, including causing the death of Pink Diamond.]]



* StephenHawking believes that these would be the only aliens who would ever visit Earth. After all, this is what humans have been doing to each other's countries: colonization.

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* StephenHawking Creator/StephenHawking believes that these would be the only aliens who would ever visit Earth. After all, this is what humans have been doing to each other's countries: colonization.
25th Nov '16 7:18:01 AM megarockman
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* For unexplained reasons (but given the demeanor of President Skroob, most likely government mismanagement), the denizens of planet Spaceball, from the Mel Brooks sci-fi spoof ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', must steal air from other planets to supply their world's thinning atmosphere.

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* For unexplained reasons (but given the demeanor of President Skroob, most likely government mismanagement), the denizens of planet Spaceball, from the Mel Brooks sci-fi spoof ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', must steal air from other planets to supply their world's thinning atmosphere. Or as the song goes, "'Cuz what you've got is what we need and all we do is dirty deeds, ''we're the Spaceballs''!"
5th Nov '16 1:01:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Vagaari from ''OutboundFlight'' are a nomadic people whose most important resource is slaves from less technologically-advanced peoples. Not only are slaves useful for working and [[TestedOnHumans testing]], but they can also be put into those clear bubble structures on the outsides of the ships. That way, the people they fight [[HumanShield are reluctant to fire and kill innocent captives]]. Unless, that is, [[ShootTheDog they make an enemy of Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo]]...

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* The Vagaari from ''OutboundFlight'' ''Literature/OutboundFlight'' are a nomadic people whose most important resource is slaves from less technologically-advanced peoples. Not only are slaves useful for working and [[TestedOnHumans testing]], but they can also be put into those clear bubble structures on the outsides of the ships. That way, the people they fight [[HumanShield are reluctant to fire and kill innocent captives]]. Unless, that is, [[ShootTheDog they make an enemy of Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo]]...
31st Oct '16 11:07:47 AM Kalaong
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* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', as well as the sequel miniseries ''The Final Battle'' and eventually ''The Series'' were specifically a case of MarsNeedsWater, though Earth's massive reserves of animal protein(QED [[ImAHumanitarian humans]]) were a definite bonus.

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* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', as well as the sequel miniseries ''The Final Battle'' and eventually ''The Series'' were specifically a case of MarsNeedsWater, though Earth's massive reserves of animal protein(QED [[ImAHumanitarian [[ToServeMan humans]]) were a definite bonus.
31st Oct '16 11:06:54 AM Kalaong
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* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', as well as the sequel miniseries ''The Final Battle'' and eventually ''The Series'', had aliens not only intent on strip-mining the planet (of water), but considered humanity as a food resource (along with small birds and rodents). The {{Novelization}} makes a worthy attempt to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] it - it's not so much plain water and food they are after, but ''relatively pure'' water and ''meat''; in their experience, all civilizations [[GreenAesop pollute their worlds irreversibly]] in the process of developing interstellar travel, and recycling technologies have trouble efficiently supporting millions, let alone billions of people. Starfaring civilizations are thus constantly warring over what little clean water and produce remains. When the "Visitors" discovered a life-sustaining world that had not yet developed even basic spaceflight... well, OM NOM NOM NOM.

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* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', as well as the sequel miniseries ''The Final Battle'' and eventually ''The Series'', had aliens not only intent on strip-mining the planet (of water), but considered humanity as Series'' were specifically a food resource (along with small birds and rodents). The {{Novelization}} makes a worthy attempt to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] it - it's not so much plain water and food they are after, but ''relatively pure'' water and ''meat''; in their experience, all civilizations [[GreenAesop pollute their worlds irreversibly]] in the process case of developing interstellar travel, and recycling technologies have trouble efficiently supporting millions, let alone billions MarsNeedsWater, though Earth's massive reserves of people. Starfaring civilizations are thus constantly warring over what little clean water and produce remains. When the "Visitors" discovered animal protein(QED [[ImAHumanitarian humans]]) were a life-sustaining world that had not yet developed even basic spaceflight... well, OM NOM NOM NOM.definite bonus.
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