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June 11, 2017 AT 1:00 am

Why Sci-Fi Alien Planets Look The Same: Hollywood’s Thirty-Mile Zone #SciFiSunday

This video from Tom Scott explains why depictions of alien planets in movies all kind of look the same.

There’s a reason that a lot of planets in American science fiction look the same: they’re all filmed in the same places. But why those particular locations? It’s about money, about union rules, and about the thirty-mile zone — or as it’s otherwise known, the TMZ.

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