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31st Mar '17 3:40:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OrionsArm'' Mars has been terraformed just enough for genetically modified "tweaks" to live there. Venus, after millennia of terraforming and wars, is practically a second earth. Many exosolar planets have also been terraformed to varying extents, and some alien species such as the To'ul'h have their own versions of terraforming (To'ulforming).

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* In ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' Mars has been terraformed just enough for genetically modified "tweaks" to live there. Venus, after millennia of terraforming and wars, is practically a second earth. Many exosolar planets have also been terraformed to varying extents, and some alien species such as the To'ul'h have their own versions of terraforming (To'ulforming).
14th Mar '17 8:53:26 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In the episode "The Doctor's Daughter", the planet Messaline is turned from a desolate wasteland into a beautiful planet full of life by using a terraforming device.
** In ''Terror of the Zygons'', the Zygons planned to modify the Earth’s climate to make it more suitable for their species.
** The Ice Warriors tried the same thing in ''The Seeds of Death''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' the Votan terraformed at least one planet in their home system and brought the technology with them to earth. They decided not to use it when they found that earth was already inhabitable and inhabited but when the Arks were destroyed the equipment they were carrying malfunctioned and created a variety of bizarre hybrid creatures when it crashed to earth.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheSeedsOfDeath "The Seeds of Death"]], the episode Ice Warriors tried to modify Earth to make it more habitable for them -- i.e., colder.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons "Terror of the Zygons"]], the Zygons planned to modify the Earth’s climate to make it more suitable for their species.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter
"The Doctor's Daughter", Daughter"]], the planet Messaline is turned from a desolate wasteland into a beautiful planet full of life by using a terraforming device.
** In ''Terror of the Zygons'', the Zygons planned to modify the Earth’s climate to make it more suitable for their species.
** The Ice Warriors tried the same thing in ''The Seeds of Death''.
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis. The younger generation of Nazi youth oppose this plan, as environmentalism is gaining traction in the Reich.



** Terraforming was the backgound plot of '' Back to Reality'': Planet engineers in an ocean seeding ship had terraformed an ocean moon and created a marine ecosystem teeming with lifeforms by vastly speeding up evolution. Unfortunately it backfired when one lifeform arose that wiped out everything else: the Despair Squid.

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** Terraforming was the backgound plot of '' Back ''Back to Reality'': Planet engineers in an ocean seeding ship had terraformed an ocean moon and created a marine ecosystem teeming with lifeforms by vastly speeding up evolution. Unfortunately it backfired when one lifeform arose that wiped out everything else: the Despair Squid.Squid.
* On ''Series/Space1999'', the Moon is terraformed to have a livable atmosphere by aliens on the episode "The Last Sunrise". They did it because they believe real hard that HumansAreTheRealMonsters, the terraformed Moon's atmosphere makes it impossible for the Alphans to deploy ships to check the Moon (let alone visit other planets), [[YankTheDogsChain and they remove it once the Moon is too far away for the Alphans to explore their planet]] ([[PunyEarthlings which they foresaw as a massive potential contaminating hazard and didn't wanted to take their chances]]).



* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' the Votan terraformed at least one planet in their home system and brought the technology with them to earth. They decided not to use it when they found that earth was already inhabitable and inhabited but when the Arks were destroyed the equipment they were carrying malfunctioned and created a variety of bizarre hybrid creatures when it crashed to earth.
* On ''Series/Space1999'', the Moon is terraformed to have a livable atmosphere by aliens on the episode "The Last Sunrise". They did it because they believe real hard that HumansAreTheRealMonsters, the terraformed Moon's atmosphere makes it impossible for the Alphans to deploy ships to check the Moon (let alone visit other planets), [[YankTheDogsChain and they remove it once the Moon is too far away for the Alphans to explore their planet]] ([[PunyEarthlings which they foresaw as a massive potential contaminating hazard and didn't wanted to take their chances]]).
* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis. The younger generation of Nazi youth oppose this plan, as environmentalism is gaining traction in the Reich.
4th Mar '17 1:16:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Several human worlds are at least partially terraformed to make them inhabitable, though their technology has its limits. After the end of the Human-Covenant War, humanity has been actively (re-)terraforming glassed worlds to make them livable again; this can be seen in both ''VideoGame/HaloReach''[='s=] epilogue and the ex-colony of Meridian in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
** Covenant terraforming is advanced enough that they can even engineer planets to naturally produce large quantities of plasma for their industries.
** As part of their process of absorbing a world's entire biomass, the Flood will convert the planet's atmosphere to one more suitable for expansion.
19th Jan '17 5:27:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In RobertCharlesWilson's ''Literature/{{Spin}}'', when the Earth is placed under a membrane that slows down time (which means that for the people of Earth the Sun will expand in a few decades), humans successfully terraform Mars; a whole civilisation appears there within a few years (for those on Earth)/a few millennia (for the people of Mars - humans who have evolved slightly differently.)

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* In RobertCharlesWilson's Creator/RobertCharlesWilson's ''Literature/{{Spin}}'', when the Earth is placed under a membrane that slows down time (which means that for the people of Earth the Sun will expand in a few decades), humans successfully terraform Mars; a whole civilisation appears there within a few years (for those on Earth)/a few millennia (for the people of Mars - humans who have evolved slightly differently.)



* ''Cthulhu's Reign'', edited by Darrell Schweitzer, is a CthulhuMythos anthology of short stories on what [[strike:life]] existence on Earth would be like [[strike:if]] when the Old Ones return. There are several references to the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s 'terra-deforming' the Earth so it's more suited to themselves.
* In one ArthurCClarke novel Mars is being terraformed by selection and spread of oxygen-generating plants native to Mars, as well as by turning Deimos into a coninuous thermonuclear explosion, effectively providing the planet more sunlight than the Earth gets for a hundred years.
* In ''{{Helm}}'', Epsilon Erdani II -- known to its settlers as Agatsu.

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* ''Cthulhu's Reign'', edited by Darrell Schweitzer, is a CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos anthology of short stories on what [[strike:life]] existence on Earth would be like [[strike:if]] when the Old Ones return. There are several references to the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s 'terra-deforming' the Earth so it's more suited to themselves.
* In one ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke novel Mars is being terraformed by selection and spread of oxygen-generating plants native to Mars, as well as by turning Deimos into a coninuous thermonuclear explosion, effectively providing the planet more sunlight than the Earth gets for a hundred years.
* In ''{{Helm}}'', ''Literature/{{Helm}}'', Epsilon Erdani II -- known to its settlers as Agatsu.



* ''Savior'' by RobertReed - A rapidly failing alien starship uses a massive laser cannon to melt the ice bergs to try and make the Earth habitable for them. Naturally, this [[NukeEm doesn't go to well]] for the aliens.

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* ''Savior'' by RobertReed Creator/RobertReed - A rapidly failing alien starship uses a massive laser cannon to melt the ice bergs to try and make the Earth habitable for them. Naturally, this [[NukeEm doesn't go to well]] for the aliens.



* Kin Arad's job in the TerryPratchett book {{Strata}}.

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* Kin Arad's job in the TerryPratchett Creator/TerryPratchett book {{Strata}}.Literature/{{Strata}}.
3rd Jan '17 10:21:05 PM tytoman
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* The Gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' have colonized multiple worlds in this fashion, and would have ''hollowed out the Earth'' if the Crystal Gems hadn't rebelled. There's been off hand mention of certain types of Gem with powers designed for this purpose, which explains quite a bit about [[MakingASplash Lapis]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Lazuli]].
26th Dec '16 1:31:58 PM nombretomado
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** ''BeastMachines'' ends with [[spoiler:Cybertron being turned into a technorganic paradise, with most of the Cybertronians restored as technorganic lifeforms]]. Unfortunately, this required the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler:Optimus Primal, who pulled a TakingYouWithMe on Megatron]].

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** ''BeastMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' ends with [[spoiler:Cybertron being turned into a technorganic paradise, with most of the Cybertronians restored as technorganic lifeforms]]. Unfortunately, this required the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler:Optimus Primal, who pulled a TakingYouWithMe on Megatron]].
21st Dec '16 7:19:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'': The Nazis have drained much of the Mediterranean Sea and turned it into arable farmland. There's also mention of them launching space exploration and establishing colonies on Mars and Venus (but bear in mind that in 1962, when the book was written, it was not yet known that [[VenusIsWet those planets were as inhospitable as they are]]).
21st Dec '16 7:16:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis.

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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis. The younger generation of Nazi youth oppose this plan, as environmentalism is gaining traction in the Reich.
19th Dec '16 8:14:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTwilightZone 1980'''s remake episode "Voices in the Earth". All life on Earth was wiped out and the planet made uninhabitable by a disaster a thousand years ago, including changing the atmosphere to methane. At the end of the episode a group of ghosts restores the biosphere, including changing the air back to normal, recreating life in the oceans and accelerating its evolution.

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* ''TheTwilightZone 1980'''s remake ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'': The episode "Voices in the Earth". All life on Earth was wiped out and the planet made uninhabitable by a disaster a thousand years ago, including changing the atmosphere to methane. At the end of the episode a group of ghosts restores the biosphere, including changing the air back to normal, recreating life in the oceans and accelerating its evolution.
19th Dec '16 8:14:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis.
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