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* ''Film/AttackTheBlock'' has the alien crash onto a car on Guy Fawkes's day, meaning people assume it to be a firework.



* ''Film/TheBlob1958'', An old man pokes it with a stick.



* ''Film/TheDeadlySpawn'''s opening shot is of the meteorite full of aliens crashing somewhere in the woods.



* ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'': A careless pilot drops a glass Coke bottle out of his plane's window. It survives the landing and is found by a tribe of bushmen, who use it in their everyday tasks. Before long, the fact that there's only one causes dissension, and Xi is sent to drop it off the Earth.



* A deleted scene from the first ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' movie has the villains finding a mysterious stone altar that they need in their ritual at the climax of the movie. The stone's origin, we're told, is that it fell out of the sky, carvings and all, causing TheTunguskaEvent.



* ''Film/LazerTeam'': The Antarean courier ship was coming in for a landing, when a pair of hicks fires a large firework rocket that strikes the craft, causing it to crash land. Inside, the two idiots, plus a sheriff's deputy and a high school quarterback, find the [[PoweredArmor Suit]].



* Similarly in the ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'' remake movie, where it's the human ship at the bottom of the crater.
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' starts with the title character's ship landing in South America.



* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Imperial probe droids do this. One lands on Hoth and was mistaken for a meteorite. Luke had intended to investigate the crash site, but was attacked by a wampa, a yeti-like predator.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Imperial probe droids do this. One lands on Hoth and was mistaken for a meteorite. Luke had intended to investigate the crash site, but was attacked by a wampa, a yeti-like predator.predator.
* The beginning of ''Film/TheThing1982'' is of the spaceship containing the Thing crash-landing in Antarctica.
* Thor's hammer in the live-action film of ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
** Also shown after the credits of ''Film/IronMan2''.



* ''Film/TheBlob1958'', An old man pokes it with a stick.



* Similarly in the ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'' remake movie, where it's the human ship at the bottom of the crater.
* Thor's hammer in the live-action film of ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
** Also shown after the credits of ''Film/IronMan2''.
* ''Film/TheDeadlySpawn'''s opening shot is of the meteorite full of aliens crashing somewhere in the woods.
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' starts with the title character's ship landing in South America.
* The beginning of ''Film/TheThing1982'' is of the spaceship containing the Thing crash-landing in Antarctica.
* ''Film/AttackTheBlock'' has the alien crash onto a car on Guy Fawkes's day, meaning people assume it to be a firework.
* A deleted scene from the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie has the villains finding a mysterious stone altar that they need in their ritual at the climax of the movie. The stone's origin, we're told, is that it fell out of the sky, carvings and all, causing TheTunguskaEvent.
* ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'': A careless pilot drops a glass Coke bottle out of his plane's window. It survives the landing and is found by a tribe of bushmen, who use it in their everyday tasks. Before long, the fact that there's only one causes dissension, and Xi is sent to drop it off the Earth.
* ''Film/LazerTeam'': The Antarean courier ship was coming in for a landing, when a pair of hicks fires a large firework rocket that strikes the craft, causing it to crash land. Inside, the two idiots, plus a sheriff's deputy and a high school quarterback, find the [[PoweredArmor Suit]].


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* Though it was never shown, this is how Owen is stated to have arrived in ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}''. Also the reason the kids decide [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines to build a flying machine]] to get him home.

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* Though it was never shown, this is how Owen is stated to have arrived in ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}''. Also ''Webcomic/{{Hexenringe}}'' [[http://hexenringe.blogspot.jp/2013/10/001-prologue-1.html begins]] with a meteor crashing into the reason Earth while the kids decide [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines to build a flying machine]] to get him home.main character is more concerned with DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife.



* ''Webcomic/{{Hexenringe}}'' [[http://hexenringe.blogspot.jp/2013/10/001-prologue-1.html begins]] with a meteor crashing into the Earth while the main character is more concerned with DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Hexenringe}}'' [[http://hexenringe.blogspot.jp/2013/10/001-prologue-1.html begins]] with a meteor crashing into Though it was never shown, this is how Owen is stated to have arrived in ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}''. Also the Earth while reason the main character is more concerned with DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife.kids decide [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines to build a flying machine]] to get him home.


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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': The origin story of Goku, found and adopted, and in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', how Raditz arrives on Earth, complete with farmer and a shotgun.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': ''Franchise/DragonBall'': The origin story of Goku, Goku before the events of ''Manga/DragonBall'', found and adopted, adopted; and in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', how Raditz arrives on Earth, complete with farmer and a shotgun.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has this in the backstory. Jenova's is referred to in Ancient records as "the calamity from the sky". The far-northern site where she impacted several thousand years before the game is a massive crater called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "the Northern Crater"]]. The damage done to the (living) planet by this event still hasn't healed, which is why the north is so cold and barren (the planet is using all the local life energy to slowly repair the "wound"). The plan of the BigBad is eventually explained to be [[ApocalypseHow a recreation of this event on an ''even larger scale'']].


->''"Something mysterious falls to the earth\\
Maybe a blessing, maybe a curse..."''
-->-- '''Music/CreatureFeature''', "Look To The Skies"

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->''"Something mysterious falls to ->''"Oh, it came out of the earth\\
Maybe
sky, landed just a blessing, maybe a curse...little south of Moline\\
Jody fell out of his tractor, couldn't believe what he seen\\
Laid on the ground and shook, fearing for his life\\
Then he ran all the way to town screaming "It came out of the sky.
"''
-->-- '''Music/CreatureFeature''', "Look To The Skies"
'''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival''', "It Came Out of the Sky"


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]], the Doctor, wearing a spacesuit with the helmet on backwards, falls to Earth this way after blowing up an attacking spaceship and not being able to get back to the TARDIS in time. A woman named Madge is nearby when he lands, and finds him after approaching the crater.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the beginning of ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]], Wardrobe"]]: At the beginning, the Doctor, wearing a spacesuit with the helmet on backwards, falls to Earth this way after blowing up an attacking spaceship and not being able to get back to the TARDIS in time. A woman named Madge is nearby when he lands, and finds him after approaching the crater.crater.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS37E1TheWomanWhoFellToEarth "The Woman Who Fell to Earth"]]: The Doctor gets to fall to Earth ''again'', this time merely from the height of a jet plane, but without either the TARDIS or a spacesuit, crashing into a stopped train.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]], the Doctor, wearing a spacesuit with the helmet on backwards, falls to Earth this way after blowing up an attacking spaceship and not being able to get back to the TARDIS in time. A woman named Madge is nearby when he lands, and finds him after approaching the crater.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'' episode "Meet the Meteor": A radioactive meteor falls onto the island.



* ''Series/GilligansIsland'' episode "Meet the Meteor": A radioactive meteor falls onto the island.



--> ''Did a vehicle come from somewhere, out there''
--> ''Just to land in the Andes''
--> ''To find a place to park itself?''
--> ''Or was it something different?''

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--> ''Did -->''Did a vehicle come from somewhere, out there''
-->
there''\\
''Just to land in the Andes''
-->
Andes''\\
''To find a place to park itself?''
-->
itself?''\\
''Or was it something different?''



--> “Whoa! You mean we got vampires from outer space now too?” complained Toni.
--> I nodded. “Doctor Amazing thinks that the first ones came to earth in meteors in the late Sixties.

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--> “Whoa! -->“Whoa! You mean we got vampires from outer space now too?” complained Toni.
-->
Toni.\\
I nodded. “Doctor Amazing thinks that the first ones came to earth Earth in meteors in the late Sixties."



* This is how Ben Tennyson from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'' series first got the Omnitrix.

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* This is how Ben Tennyson from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' series first got the Omnitrix.



* ''WesternAnimation/KatieAndOrbie'' is about a little pink alien who crash-landed in the backyard of a little girl named Katie, and taken in by her family.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "The Iron Eater". A meteor falls outside of Metropolis. After it hits the ground, it breaks open and reveals the title monster.
* As shown in the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' theme song, Jet's house, [[spoiler: which was actually a starship]], just fell to Earth.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "The Iron Eater". A meteor falls outside of Metropolis. After it hits the ground, it breaks open and reveals the title monster.
* ''WesternAnimation/KatieAndOrbie'' is about a little pink alien who crash-landed in the backyard of a little girl named Katie, and taken in by her family.



* As shown in the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' theme song, Jet's house, [[spoiler: which was actually a starship]], just fell to Earth.



* This was shockingly common throughout most of the cold war, starting at first with downed spy plane pilot Gary Powers. Yuri Gagarin wasn't much better, he parachuted into a farm independently of his space craft. A few of the early Venera craft failed and reentered and landed in both America and the Soviet Union. The probes were meant to operate on Venus and survived reentry, much to the shock of locals.

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* This was shockingly common throughout most of the cold war, Cold War, starting at first with downed spy plane pilot Gary Powers. Yuri Gagarin wasn't much better, he parachuted into a farm independently of his space craft. A few of the early Venera craft failed and reentered and landed in both America and the Soviet Union. The probes were meant to operate on Venus and survived reentry, much to the shock of locals.


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** ''ComicBook/RedSon'' has a very simple premise: arriving with a few hours' difference means Kal-El lands in the Soviet Union, becoming the other Man of Steel.

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** ''ComicBook/RedSon'' ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' has a very simple premise: arriving with a few hours' difference means Kal-El lands in the Soviet Union, becoming the other Man of Steel.


* The Bakugan Cards from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' are described by Dan as something

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* The Bakugan Cards from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' are described by Dan as somethingsomething like this in the first intro (see the Quotes page for that).

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* The Bakugan Cards from ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' are described by Dan as something


* Happens very often in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' franchise.

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* Happens very often in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' franchise.franchise, with alien monsters often arriving on Earth and being mistaken for meteorites before they land. The most straightforward example of this is from the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. In the episode simply titled "Gift from the Sky", a massive meteorite that crashes on the outskirts of Tokyo turns out to be a superheavy monster Science Patrol dubs Skydon as a pun on how it came "sky-down".


%%* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Book 3, Episode 4: "Sokka's Master", Sokka makes himself a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sword]] from a [[ThunderboltIron meteorite]] that fell at the beginning of the episode.

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%%* * ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Book 3, Episode 4: "Sokka's Master", Sokka makes himself a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sword]] from a [[ThunderboltIron meteorite]] that fell at the beginning of the episode.


* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Book 3, Episode 4: "Sokka's Master", Sokka makes himself a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sword]] from a [[ThunderboltIron meteorite]] that fell at the beginning of the episode.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Book 3, Episode 4: "Sokka's Master", Sokka makes himself a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade sword]] from a [[ThunderboltIron meteorite]] that fell at the beginning of the episode.

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