With the recent news about a potentially hospitable planet, I felt like getting a little nostalgic about some space colony scifi…

Earth 2
You might remember this show from the 90s about the first terraformed colony:

In Joss Whedon’s Firefly, when Earth is overpolluted and overpopulated, we leave and colonize some nearby planets. The planets closest to earth received the most resources, while the outer planets were left with next-to-nothing, making it sort of a wild west in space.

Titan A.E.
Without many hospitable planets, the universe of Titan A.E. includes these massive junk colonies floating in space. Basically giant truck stops and shantytowns made out of old spaceships, these colonies house a variety of species from throughout the universe.