List of novels, television programs, news reports, etc. dealing with Luna.
Novels and short stories
1809: The Conquest of the Moon by Washington Irving. An invasion story meant as an allegory about treatment of Native Americans by European settlers in America.
1835: The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe. A repairer of bellows in Rotterdam creates a giant balloon and an 'air compressor' to allow him to travel to the Moon.
1887: Exiled from Earth (French: Les Exilés de la Terre), by Paschal Grousset. A Sudanese mountain composed of pure iron ore is converted into a huge electro-magnet and catapulted to the Moon where the protagonists have various adventures with the lunar inhabitants.
1865: From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. A projectile is launched from Florida and lands in the Pacific Ocean (not unlike the Apollo 11 Landing.)
1901: The First Men in The Moon by H. G. Wells. A spaceship gets to the moon with the aid of Cavorite (a material which shields out gravity.) It is inhabitated by insect-like Selenites who are ruled by a Grand Lunan, and who prevents Cavor from returning to Earth after learning of humanity's warlike and harmful nature.
1911: Journey for Atlantis by Samuel Louis. A crew of explorers venture to discover to find Atlantis when they eventually realize it must've been submerged by high tides due to Luna's gravity.
1923: The Greatest War by W. G. Smith. Lunar inhabitants come to Earth with greater-advanced spaceships come attack Earth for its metals that are being depleted on Luna during World War I and eventually side with Nazi Germany.
1941: 1941: Doomsday by Franklin Lovecraft. A group of Lunar ships attack Earth to enslave humans.
1961-1978: The Matthew Looney series of children's books by Jerome Beatty Jr. An inhabited Moon's government is intent on invading the Earth.
1962: Romeo and Juliet: A Love Story on Two Worlds by T. R. Crenshaw. Set in 2041, Romeo (a human) and a lunan named Juliet's love for each other is put to the test when Juliet's family forbids Romeo to see Juliet by going back to Luna, based off of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
1979: Down to a Moon, a post-apocalyptic novel by Stephen Davis. Set in a near-future world where most of the world has been destroyed by nuclear war, a group of human survivors travel to Luna to start a new civilization.
1994: Mission: Luna by Damien Smith. One man is on a mission to hunt the Lunar inhabitants for them to give up their abundance of freshwater, a resource being depleted on Earth with a population of 10 billion humans.
1997: To Colonize by Harvey Jules. An advanced Lunar civilization colonizes Earth and uses humans as slaves until Earth's technology is advanced enough to fight back.
1998: Moonfall by Jack McDevitt. A "sun-grazer" comet collides with Luna. Broken chunks of Luna begin exploding outwards onto Earth, big enough to cause an extinction event.
1999: Moon Rock, a short story by William Brown. An alternate history novel talks about what it would be like if Luna had a smaller core and couldn't keep an atmosphere.
2006: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. An asteroid impacts Luna with enough force to kill its inhabitants while moving it closer to the Earth. With its intense gravity, it causes worldwide tsunamis and hurricanes that threatens life on Earth. A sequel, Life As They Knew It, featured a family living on the Lunar Coastal Reserve and how his civilization has changed from the effect of the asteroid (food, shelter, communication, high tides, etc.)
A series of six articles that were published in the New York Sun beginning on August 25, 1835, about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the Moon.
Ralph Kramden from The Honeymooners constantly threats his wife using the phrase: "... one of these days ... Pow! Right in the kisser! One of these days Alice, straight to the Moon!"
The Star Trek series has several mentions of Luna. It is one of the first television programs to call Luna "Luna" instead of "The Moon." Each of the seven series includes at least one lunan on the Enterprises. Lunar inhabitants on Star Trek: The Original Series didn't differ from humans. They were the same height with same skin tones until the discovery of actual lunans in 1987. The lunans' skin tones in TOS weren't changed in the remastered edition. However, it was mentioned in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that all of the lunans in TOS were half-human and that their skin tones were took after the human parent.
Bear in the Big Blue House included a character called Luna, the Moon, which confused many, making them believe Luna was supposed to be Earth.
An episode of The Simpsons called I Married A Lunan saw the family travel to Luna when Homer wins the lottery. The episode had received criticism for the scene in which Homer introduces the Lunan Type-Bs to Duff Beer and their civilization slowly turns into chaos. Another recent episode featured the family consulting a map of the United States considering their next vacation destination. Lisa notices the only two states left to go to are Arizona (which Homer complains "smells funny") and New States, which Bart complains they had already been there.
An episode of Futurama, The Series Has Landed, featured the crew going to Luna to deliver their first package, but almost get killed by tribal lunans in the Lunan Reserve for trespassing.
The Mythbusters episode "NASA Moon Landing" tests if the Apollo moon landing was faked. Later, on an episode of The Colbert Report, the Mythbusters mention wanting to film an episode on Luna to prove that the modules are still there.
1999: Stargate: Luna. The Lunar inhabitants declare war on Earth, and Earth uses the Stargate as the quickest way to get in and out of Luna for war. This was the first film to use the Apollo 11 moon landing footage as a story arc in the film. The film had positive reviews, but was criticized for lunans not having technology that isn't as advanced as humans.
2009: Avatar. Grace Augustine mentions the two reasons for exploring the moons of Alpha Centauri is because of Unobtainium and to find other moons like Earth's own habitable moon, Luna.
2011: Transformers: Dark of the Moon. During the Apollo 11 landing, the crew travels to the far side of the moon and loses communication. On the other side, the crew finds a space ship far more advanced as their own, and as the movie progresses it is revealed that the ship belongs to the Decepticons, who had killed all of the lunans to get more land for their base to destroy the Autobots.
The mythological werewolf transformation is said to have been caused by a wolf which originated on Luna traveled to Earth during a full moon and bit a human, the reason all human werewolves turn back into their werewolf form during a full moon.
The popular webcomic xkcd features several comics of Luna.
A vote was held to name the 8th county of New States in 2006. American comedian television host Stephen Colbert urged his viewers to vote for the county to be named "Colbert." In the end, 18 million votes were for Colbert, 16 million for Jon Stewart, 15 million for Anderson Cooper and 14 million for Barbara Walters. Colbert dedicated an entire episode of his show to celebrate the naming.
Luna appears in the Video Game and Manga series of 東方Project. It's capital is Lunar Capital, and the known residents on Luna is: Watatsuki no Toyohime, Watatsuki no Yorihime, Reisen. Former residents of Luna is: Eirin Yagokoro, Kaguya Houraisan, and Reisen Udongein Inaba.