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This article refers to the planet Earth as depicted in the futuristic Science Fiction television series Andomeda. A planet (from the Greek πλανήτης, planētēs which means wanderer or more forcefully vagrant, tramp) is an object in orbit around a star that is not a star in its own right. ... Earth, also known as the Earth or Terra, is the third planet outward from the Sun. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is a science fiction television series, a posthumous creation of Gene Roddenberry. ...


In the final episode of Andromeda, Earth is destroyed. Rommie (Lexa Doig) reports massive instability in the planet’s core. Huge vibrations are radiating outward, and seconds later the entire planet explodes. It is found that this is somehow related to Andromeda's battle with the Abyss and the Nietzscheans, but isn't really elaborated. It is also worth noting that in another episode, it was said that few humans really cared much about Earth as opposed to any other planet, except if you were born there, since in the timeline of Andromeda it has been thousands of years since humans left Earth. For the movie about deep diving, see The Abyss. ... In the television series Andromeda, the Nietzscheans are a race of genetically engineered humans who quite religiously follow the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Social Darwinism and Dawkinite genetic competitiveness. ...


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