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6th Jun '18 8:58:35 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[ShiftingSandLand Desert Planets]] -- These [[CaliforniaDoubling look like the cheaper parts of California]], and are thus very common. May have aliens that act like Bedouin or Touareg, and a thriving black market on water. [[BinarySuns Multiple suns are common]]. Mars is sort of a desert planet, but with no breathable atmosphere, although recent discoveries pretty reliably show that it's an Ice Planet as well -- it's just that all that ice is ''under'' the desert. Desert Planets are fairly realistic as these sorts of planets go, as long as there is ''some'' water. Any place that is sufficiently arid becomes a desert, but some ocean (say, 20% of the planet's surface), or underground water would be needed to support the plant life needed to create a breathable atmosphere.

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* [[ShiftingSandLand Desert Planets]] -- These [[CaliforniaDoubling look like the cheaper parts of California]], California]] or [[BBCQuarry gravel quarries in]] UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, and are thus very common. May have aliens that act like Bedouin or Touareg, and a thriving black market on water. [[BinarySuns Multiple suns are common]]. Mars is sort of a desert planet, but with no breathable atmosphere, although recent discoveries pretty reliably show that it's an Ice Planet as well -- it's just that all that ice is ''under'' the desert. Desert Planets are fairly realistic as these sorts of planets go, as long as there is ''some'' water. Any place that is sufficiently arid becomes a desert, but some ocean (say, 20% of the planet's surface), or underground water would be needed to support the plant life needed to create a breathable atmosphere.
3rd Jun '18 10:37:31 AM GlassRain
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* Terraformed planets and moons in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (e.g. Ganymede seems to be a water moon, Europa a kind of Western Prarie Moon, Titan a Desert Moon...) Earth has also become one of these. As a result of being constantly bombarded by asteroids, almost all of the planet is a dry, craggy wasteland.

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* Terraformed planets and moons in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (e.g. Ganymede seems to be a water moon, Europa a kind of Western Prarie Prairie Moon, Titan a Desert Moon...) Earth has also become one of these. As a result of being constantly bombarded by asteroids, almost all of the planet is a dry, craggy wasteland.
24th May '18 10:27:48 AM CommanderVisor
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* In ''Legends'', it is stated that in Tatooine's distant past, it was more diverse... until [[AbusivePrecursors the Rakatans]] bombarded it from orbit until the entire surface was molten glass. The glass eventually broke up into sand, making Tatooine as we know it today. Furthermore, the planet is divided into two hemispheres: a habitable one, and one ''even hotter'' than the sparsely inhabited areas.

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* In ''Legends'', it is stated that in Tatooine's distant past, it was more diverse... until [[AbusivePrecursors the Rakatans]] bombarded it from orbit until the entire surface was molten glass. The glass eventually broke up into sand, making Tatooine as we know it today. Furthermore, the planet is divided into two hemispheres: a habitable one, and one ''even hotter'' than the sparsely inhabited areas. This is also Jakku's past according to the New Expanded Universe.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** By the present day, Mandalore is an ashen uninhabitable desert wasteland and its [[DomedCities cities are in domes]], due to continuous war and the Mandalorian Excision by the Republic. According to AllThereInTheManual, Kalevala is also a toxic desert wasteland.
** Abafar is a completely flat and featureless desert, and because [[AlienSky there's no sun or satellites in the sky]] (presumably because the upper atmosphere is thick or [[ArtisticLicensePhysics something]]) as well as the fact that the towns are built ''into'' the ground, good luck trying to find a way back to civilization.
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** Mon Cala is shown as completely ocean, though ''ComicBook/DarthVaderDarkLordOfTheSith'' shows that there are some islands and pockets of air on it.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** Lothal is a complete prairie, with strange rock formations littered throughout its landscape. Some of these rock formations are clumped together and called "mountains". On the other hand, there's an urban city next to an ocean, and the poles have snow on them. Near the end of the series, [[spoiler:after the Lothal Jedi Temple near one of the poles disappears into the Force]], the surrounding prairie landscape is replaced with a featureless and flat rocky wasteland. It's mentioned in AllThereInTheManual that there used to be more trees, but they were cut down by the Empire. Like Tatooine, it's supposed to feel [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere small]] and [[HatedHometown boring]].
** Garel seems to be a complete mesa.
** Bahryn, a moon of the desert planet Geonosis, is snowy and icy.
** Addressed in-universe about Mandalore, in which Sabine explains to Ezra why her homeworld is the way it is.
** Nixus is an inhospitable glacial planet with an outpost for the black market.
25th Apr '18 5:45:33 AM jormis29
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* ''Xain D'Sleena'', an arcade from TheEighties, has this in spades: Cleemalt Soa is an airless world orbiting a Saturn-like planet, Lagto Soa is a jungle planet, Cleedos Soa a desert planet, Guwld Soa a volcanic planet, and finally Kworal Soa an ocean planet.

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* ''Xain D'Sleena'', an arcade from TheEighties, ''VideoGame/XaindSleena'' has this in spades: Cleemalt Soa is an airless world orbiting a Saturn-like planet, Lagto Soa is a jungle planet, Cleedos Soa a desert planet, Guwld Soa a volcanic planet, and finally Kworal Soa an ocean planet.
14th Apr '18 1:16:56 AM SSJMagus
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* [[CityPlanet City Planets (Ecumenopolis)]] -- Urban sprawl has taken over the entire surface of a world. Theoretically possible, but only with extreme technology and/or a constant inflow of resources from off-world. May serve as home base to a culture of PlanetLooters. Often has a population in the trillions. The concept supposedly first appeared in the writings of 19th century spiritualist Thomas Lake Harris. The first recognized usage in science fiction would be Trantor in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' trilogy. The planet Coruscant in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies would probably be the most familiar to modern audiences. The logistics of such worlds -- how they get food, dissipate excess heat and so forth -- can be a subject of geeky speculation, as shown in multiple ''Webcomic/{{Irregular Webcomic}}s''. See also {{Planetville}}.

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* [[CityPlanet City Planets (Ecumenopolis)]] -- Urban sprawl has taken over the entire surface of a world. Theoretically possible, but only with extreme technology and/or a constant inflow of resources from off-world. May serve as home base to a culture of PlanetLooters. Often has a population in the trillions. The concept supposedly first appeared in the writings of 19th century spiritualist Thomas Lake Harris. The first recognized usage in science fiction would be Trantor in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' trilogy. The planet Coruscant in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies would probably be the most familiar to modern audiences. The logistics of such worlds -- how they get food, dissipate excess heat and so forth -- can be a subject of geeky speculation, as shown in multiple ''Webcomic/{{Irregular Webcomic}}s''. [[note]]Both the [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends old]] and [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse new]] versions of the Star Wars Expanded Universe specify that Coruscant relies heavily on importing food from outside sources, both from other planets and from its own habitable moons.[[/note]] See also {{Planetville}}.
6th Apr '18 6:16:34 PM Ninamarie124
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24th Mar '18 8:50:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''StargateVerse''
** Both ''SG-1'' and ''Atlantis'' generally avert this trope by rarely showing much of the entire planet other than a ''small'' (i.e walkable) area around the Stargate. The Stargate itself tends to be in a Vancouver-like pine forest or nearby area, which is eventually lampshaded by the characters: the assumption being that the creators of the gate must have only placed Stargates on worlds and areas where they liked to live. [[spoiler:The actual fact being that life on all of those worlds were recreated by some of the Stargate creators who survived a plague that destroyed everything.]]

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* ''StargateVerse''
''Franchise/StargateVerse''
** Both ''SG-1'' ''[[Series/StargateSG1 SG-1]]'' and ''Atlantis'' ''[[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]]'' generally avert this trope by rarely showing much of the entire planet other than a ''small'' (i.e walkable) area around the Stargate. The Stargate itself tends to be in a Vancouver-like pine forest or nearby area, which is eventually lampshaded by the characters: the assumption being that the creators of the gate must have only placed Stargates on worlds and areas where they liked to live. [[spoiler:The actual fact being that life on all of those worlds were recreated by some of the Stargate creators who survived a plague that destroyed everything.]]



** Also subverted in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' with the planet where they find Atlantis. They assume it to be an ocean world, but later find out that it has several large land-masses that are inhabitable. Atlantis was in the ocean because it couldn't very well submerge into the ground when the Ancients needed to hide it. Additionally, the planet's weather patterns are different: the continents are still a considerably smaller percentage of the surface than Earth, which means hurricanes can reach strengths virtually unheard-of on Earth (as seen in the two-parter "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E10TheStorm The Storm]]" and "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E11TheEye The Eye]]").

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** Also subverted Subverted in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' with the planet where they find Atlantis. They assume it to be an ocean world, but later find out that it has several large land-masses that are inhabitable. Atlantis was in the ocean because it couldn't very well submerge into the ground when the Ancients needed to hide it. Additionally, the planet's weather patterns are different: the continents are still a considerably smaller percentage of the surface than Earth, which means hurricanes can reach strengths virtually unheard-of on Earth (as seen in the two-parter "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E10TheStorm The Storm]]" and "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E11TheEye The Eye]]").
13th Mar '18 5:01:03 PM Malady
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* In ''[[TheMagicians The Magician King]]'' Josh describes the worlds he visited in this way. When questioned about it he concedes that he never traveled more than a few miles from his starting location, and has no idea what the rest of the world was like.

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* In ''[[TheMagicians ''[[Literature/TheMagicians The Magician King]]'' Josh describes the worlds he visited in this way. When questioned about it he concedes that he never traveled more than a few miles from his starting location, and has no idea what the rest of the world was like.
4th Mar '18 3:30:20 PM nombretomado
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** ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''

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** ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
4th Mar '18 2:09:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[StargateCity Vancouver Planets]] -- Planets noted for a striking similarity to the pine-covered, mountainous oceanfront regions around the Canadian city of Vancouver (which, by an odd coincidence, is the filming location of many sci-fi television series).

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* [[StargateCity [[UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} Vancouver Planets]] -- Planets noted for a striking similarity to the pine-covered, mountainous oceanfront regions around the Canadian city of Vancouver (which, by an odd coincidence, is the filming location of many sci-fi television series).
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