'Interstellar' Planets Ranked In Order Of Non-Terribleness

Space: it's terrible.

Spoilers for "Interstellar" throughout this article! Turn back now if you haven't seen the movie.

Whether you loved it or hated it, there's one thing about "Interstellar" we can all agree on: every place the crew of the Endurance encounters is awful. Including planetoids and heavenly bodies, the movie makes a very good case that there's really no good part of any universe to live in.

With that in mind, here's every planet, planetoid and naturally occurring phenomenon in "Interstellar," ranked from non-terriblest, to absolute worst.

6. Edmunds' Planet


We only get a small glimpse of poor, dead Randall's planet right at the end of the movie, when we see Brand (Anne Hathaway) colonizing alone for some reason (seriously, the wormhole is right there, guys, you can go help her). But it looks okay. Maybe a little rocky and desert-like, but nothing has killed Brand within moments of her landing, so it seems like the least panic-attack inducing place to live on either side of the wormhole.

5. Cooper Station

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It's sunny and clean, and the future hope of humanity - but it's also a tube orbiting Saturn with bizarre gravity and, one imagines, a limited amount of life-sustaining properties. Definitely the most pristine living spot on the list, though not many long-term prospects.

4. Gargantua

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Despite being a literal black hole, you can get sucked into it and visit the back of a book-case safely - whether you're a human or a robot! Not to mention, it gives you the opportunity to high-five Anne Hathaway through the fabric of time. So that's pretty cool. Doesn't seem like there's a lot of food there unless you're a five dimensional being, and it would get pretty lonely - but yeah, it should tell you something that a flippin' singularity isn't the worst location on this list.

3. Earth

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It's covered in dust, a dangerous infection called Blight is destroying every food source one by one, and wars have decimated most of society, as well as our hopes for the future. It's a dead, dying planet that kills both the bodies and spirits of everyone living on it. Also, a planet without okra is not one we want to live on.

2. Dr. Mann's Planet

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Ignoring Matt Damon's Dr. Mann, who has been... Infected... With... SPAAAAACEEEE MAAAADNESSSSS!!!! Mann's planet is completely covered in ice, and ice clouds from head to toe. As Mann reveals, there's nary a way of supporting life on this planet that is completely covered in ice somehow, because planets all have one environment; but at least you can live on it for a few hours at a time. As opposed to...

1. The Endless Summer Planet


A.k.a., Dr. Miller's planet, the ESP is completely covered in water that crests into humungous waves (because there's a moon somewhere? No? But science, and... No? All right then) every hour or so that destroy everything in their path.

Beyond giving you the sweetest waves to ride ever, add in the heavier than Earth gravity and the fact that time moves slower - meaning while you are catching said waves everyone you ever knew and loved is dying elsewhere in the universe - this is undoubtedly the worst planet in scifi since Mr. Shadow, the villainous ball of space evil from "The Fifth Element."

Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below, unless you're infected with SPAAAAACEEEE MAAAADNESSSSS!!!!

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