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Top 10 Coolest Planets In Sci-Fi Movies

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Movies have taken us to countless alien worlds created by pure imagination. As a result, we have witnessed the most spectacular environments in the universe from the cinema and the comfort of our living rooms. These places include worlds filled with mystery and stunning vistas, filled with advanced technology, as well as desert planets with giant sandworms. There have also been planets drowned in darkness, artificially created by torpedoes, planets that create other planets, worlds made entirely from crystal, covered in mega cities, overrun by nature and those completely made from technology. Join as we count down the Top 10 coolest planets found in science fiction movies.

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Top 10 Coolest Planets In Sci-Fi Movies

These are the most spectacular alien environments in the universe that don’t really exist. Welcome to and today we’ll be taking a look at the Top 10 Coolest Planets in Sci-Fi movies.

Number 10: Altair IV from Forbidden Planet

An Alien world filled with mystery and vistas, it was once the home of creatures called the Krell. During their time on the planet, they built an advanced technological society underground, riddling the planet with countless tunnels and spectacular machinery.

Number 9: Arrakis from Dune

Created by Frank Herbert for his Dune series, Arrakis is a desert planet, and the most valuable world belonging to a vast intergalactic empire. A wasteland, it is the only place valuable spice can be found in the universe which has the ability to extend life, and make interstellar travel possible. But its most memorable feature is its giant sandworms!

Number 8: Hades from Pitch Black

This dry, dead desert planet orbits around three suns that keep the surface drowned in perpetual daylight. Its native species are ravenous creatures called "Bioraptors" that live in caverns, and can only survive in the darkness. Deadly, they remain hidden until they emerge and swarm the planet every twenty two years for a month-long eclipse.

Number 7: Genesis from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

This lush jungle planet was once a dead moon. It was made habitable with a special torpedo, showcasing the human ability to play god! Unfortunately it becomes unstable and explodes.

Number 6: Crematoria from The Chronicles of Riddick

A prison planet, Crematoria is drowned in fire daily. Due to its inhospitality, guests are held under the surface, and it is completely inescapable. The only way on or off the planet is a rail-system that leads to a ship hangar. Venturing across its charred surface is certain suicide.

Number 5: Magrathea from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

It is an ancient planet located in orbit around twin suns in the heart of the Horsehead nebula. There, its economy was based on the manufacturing of other planets, including the Earth, for the wealthiest life forms in the universe.

Number 4: Krypton from Superman

The birthplace of Superman, Krypton was a doomed world, housing the most advanced civilization in the galaxy. It was made entirely of crystal, of which the civilization produced their technology.

Number 3: Coruscant from Star Wars

Situated in the heart of the galaxy, Coruscant was the home of the government for the Galactic Republic and the Empire that supplanted it. Over thousands of years of civilization, the planet has been entirely enveloped by cityscapes and urban sprawl. Immense skyscrapers reach high into the atmosphere, and flying vehicles crisscross the skyline in never-ending traffic. It is a bustling metropolis that refuses to sleep.

Number 2: Cybertron from Transformers

Home of the Autobots and Decepticons, Cybertron is a completely mechanical world that was once a factory used by an alien race for the creation of robots. Drifting through space, it is a perpetual battleground that is mostly non-functional due to its depletion of the fuel “energon.” A metallic sphere, it is a mountainous husk of a planet with large spires.

Number 1: Pandora from Avatar

A lush jungle moon that orbits a massive gas giant; it is home to a plethora of lifeforms, including the Navi. Its atmosphere is toxic to humans, and it contains many wonders, such as floating mountains, valuable minerals, and an integrated system that links all living things.

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