Temis the Vorta wrote:
A whole planet to explore is not being "stuck in one place," not if it's actually presented as a realistically complex planet instead of these weird single-climate worlds that are all desert, all ice, etc.
All of non-sf/f fiction is stuck on one planet called Earth. That never seemed to be a problem for authors in writing fiction based on the real world and creating more worthwhile stories than a single person could hope to read and watch in a lifetime.
Plus, plenty of authors have been able to get entire series out a single planet: Barsoom, Arrakis, Pern, etc.