25 of the best fictional planets to visit

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15. New Earth/Bob (Titan A.E.)

Most of the planets here have been around for millennia upon millennia. That’s all well and good, but have you ever found yourself wondering about that new planet smell? If that’s the case, then you should head over to New Earth before it gets too popular.

Though New Earth (or, as some people are still lobbying to call it, Bob) only appears in the final minutes of Titan A.E., its creation is one of the major motivators in this animated film from 2000. You would be pretty invested in it too, assuming that your own home planet was blasted to smithereens.

That’s what happened to the humans in this reality. In the early 31st century, humans have learned how to travel through deep space and have made contact with a few alien species. Alas, some of those species are pretty hostile to these apelike bipeds, including a species of pure energy known as the Drej.

The Drej are unnerved by humanity’s expansion into outer space beyond the solar system. They’re also unnerved by something known as “Project Titan.” What would you do?

A reasonable plan

If the answer is attempted xenocide, then you’re both an alarming person and completely in line with the Drej plan. They fire an energy beam straight into the Earth, destroying humanity’s homeworld and nearly killing all humans in the process.

Surviving humans quickly become ostracized nomads. Cale, the wayward son of a deceased scientist, becomes caught up in the plot to restart Project Titan and create a new human homeworld. The Drej, naturally, aren’t excited to hear about the renewed interest in Project Titan.

As you may have guessed, Cale and friends persevere through various obstacles and create a whole new planet anyway. Titan A.E. conveniently fades to black before we learn exactly what life is like on New Earth or how everyone is going to set up society again. If you want to learn more about it, then you’ll have to visit for yourself.