John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Seeing all the nattering in various journals about the Farscape trailer reminds me that I meant to post the "answers" to my list of fictional planets. So here goes.

  1. Blorch is the home of the slaughtering rat-creatures. It was mentioned in several episodes of Invader Zim, and was, incidentally, what inspired me to compile the list.
  2. Bismoll is the home planet of Tenzil Kem, a.k.a. Matter-Eater Lad of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and also of Taryn Loy, a.k.a. Calorie Queen, his erstwhile would-be replacement in the LSH and, later, his actual replacement in the Bismollian Senate.
  3. Decapod 10 is from Futurama. It's the home planet of Dr. Zoidberg, staff doctor of Planet Express. Speaking of which, my Futurama season 4 DVDs arrived yesterday, making me a happy boy.
  4. Kree-Lar was the home planet of Mar-Vell, the first person to go by the name Captain Marvel after Marvel Comics stole the name, not to mention the seat of government of the Kree Empire.
  5. Betazed was the home of Deanna Troi, from Star Trek: the Next Generation, and her crazy mother Lwaxana.
  6. Geonosis is a "harsh rocky world less than a parsec away from Tatooine." According to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, there's a big droid factory there, and it was the site of the first battle of the Clone Wars.
  7. Delvia is the home planet of Zotoh Zhaan, who apparently is a Farscape character.
  8. Vortis is perhaps better known as the Web Planet, and is the home of the Menoptra, one of the stupidest-looking alien races ever to appear on Doctor Who, a series widely known for its many stupid-looking aliens.
  9. Cimmeria is, according to Stargate SG-1, the home of the Asgardian gods. I guess this is no more unlikely than Pollux IV being the home of the Greek god Apollo.
  10. Lusitania is featured in three Orson Scott Card novels: Speaker For the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind. It's home to a colony of settlers of Portuguese descent, and to a sentient race dubbed Pequininos by the settlers. And later Ender Wiggin settles there along with ... well, read Speaker For the Dead if you want to know. It's good! (But the other two aren't, so skip them.)

Congratulations to caerwynx, mmaresca, rustydog, alena, and Greg for correctly identifying one or more of them.


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