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12th Feb '18 3:40:15 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' had this function as one of Dr. Reinhart's impressive inventions: a gravity field astonishingly powerful enough to not only have regular gravity in the ship, but also to keep the entire ship itself in a secure stationary position just beyond the event horizon of a black hole!
* ''Film/DestinationMoon'' (1950), loosely based on the book ''Literature/RocketshipGalileo'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who was also a technical adviser for the movie), went to great lengths to make the film as accurate as possible, given what was known at the time or theorized to be possible based on existing knowledge, including using wires to simulate a lack of gravity inside the cabin of the rocket while it was on the way to the moon.

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* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' had this function as one of Dr. Reinhart's impressive inventions: a gravity field astonishingly powerful enough to not only have regular gravity in the ship, but also to keep the entire ship itself in a secure stationary position just beyond the event horizon of a black hole!
hole! Whereas the spaceship that discovers it is weightless accept under acceleration.
* ''Film/DestinationMoon'' (1950), loosely based on the book ''Literature/RocketshipGalileo'' ''Rocketship Galileo'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who was also a technical adviser for the movie), went to great lengths to make the film as accurate as possible, given what was known at the time or theorized to be possible based on existing knowledge, including using wires to simulate a lack of gravity inside the cabin of the rocket while it was on the way to the moon.
12th Jan '18 9:10:30 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''ComicBook/UniversalWarOne'', all space-travelling ships use anti-Gravity engines. When the power generators of the space station ''Alpha'' are destroyed, the artificial gravity breaks immediatly. Best not to think about how it happened: [[spoiler:the "inventor" of anti-G had only come up with a theory. A time-traveller from the anti-G-using future made one from scratch and showed it to him, allowing anti-G technology to become widespread and spaceships to become feasible.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/UniversalWarOne'', all space-travelling ships spaceships use anti-Gravity engines. When the power generators of the space station ''Alpha'' are destroyed, the artificial gravity breaks immediatly.immediately. Best not to think about how it happened: [[spoiler:the "inventor" of anti-G had only come up with a theory. A time-traveller time-traveler from the anti-G-using future made one from scratch and showed it to him, allowing anti-G technology to become widespread and spaceships to become feasible.]]



** The Death Star even exhibits variance in gravitational orientation in the movies, if you're looking for it. All the docking bays have their gravity at a 90 degree angle to the surface of the Death Star (craft fly straight in and "land"), but in The Emperor's tower in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' the characters feet face down towards the surface of the Death Star as if it's a building on a planet. This points out gravity manipulation pretty clearly.

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** The Death Star even exhibits variance in gravitational orientation in the movies, if you're looking for it. All the docking bays have their gravity at a 90 degree angle to the surface of the Death Star (craft fly straight in and "land"), but in The Emperor's tower in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' the characters characters' feet face down towards the surface of the Death Star as if it's a building on a planet. This points out gravity manipulation pretty clearly.



* In Piers Anthony's Literature/ApprenticeAdept series, the habitable areas on Proton have earthlike gravity due to devices focussing the natural gravity of the planet into those areas: the surrounding landscape has ''lower'' gravity than normal for the planet, and is [[{{Mordor}} suffering for it]].

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* In Piers Anthony's Literature/ApprenticeAdept series, the habitable areas on Proton have earthlike gravity due to devices focussing focusing the natural gravity of the planet into those areas: the surrounding landscape has ''lower'' gravity than normal for the planet, and is [[{{Mordor}} suffering for it]].



* The Tzenkethi in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse manipulate gravity on a local scale so they can use every surface of a room for work or recreation. They consider using only the floor to be a foolish waste of available space. Also, they're psychologically uncomfortable with open spaces and prefer the sense of enclosement that comes from having workstations on every wall, floor and ceiling. The effects are shown in the ''Literature/TerokNor'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' series.

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* The Tzenkethi in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse manipulate gravity on a local scale so they can use every surface of a room for work or recreation. They consider using only the floor to be a foolish waste of available space. Also, they're psychologically uncomfortable with open spaces and prefer the sense of enclosement enclosure that comes from having workstations on every wall, floor and ceiling. The effects are shown in the ''Literature/TerokNor'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' series.



* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', Space Hulks are the smashed-together remains of lost ships that occasionally resurface from the Warp. Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''') mentions the strange feeling of gravity shifting when they move in range of one ship's gravity generator to another.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', Space Hulks are the smashed-together remains of lost ships that occasionally resurface from the Warp. Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''') mentions the strange feeling of gravity shifting when they move in from the range of one ship's gravity generator to another.



** Rocket Age's most advance race, the Europans, seem to have true artificial gravity be dint of the fact that their [[FlyingSaucer ships]] can actively ignore it's effects, along with other things such as inertia.

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** Rocket Age's most advance race, the Europans, seem to have true artificial gravity be by dint of the fact that their [[FlyingSaucer ships]] can actively ignore it's its effects, along with other things such as inertia.



* ''VideoGame/SpaceEngineers'' has this in spades, with constructable Gravity Generators that choose a "down" direction based on which way they are oriented. You can also change the strength of the field, as well as it's X, Y, and Z dimensions, allowing for specific shapes and cool tricks like walking around the inside perimeter of a structure. The effects of multiple generators also stack, allowing gravity to be ''weaponized''; dropping an object with a lot of mass into a powerful gravity field will launch it with incredible force, and do massive damage to whatever it hits.

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceEngineers'' has this in spades, with constructable Gravity Generators that choose a "down" direction based on which way they are oriented. You can also change the strength of the field, as well as it's its X, Y, and Z dimensions, allowing for specific shapes and cool tricks like walking around the inside perimeter of a structure. The effects of multiple generators also stack, allowing gravity to be ''weaponized''; dropping an object with a lot of mass into a powerful gravity field will launch it with incredible force, and do massive damage to whatever it hits.
30th Dec '17 7:08:26 PM KenMoreau
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* ''Creator/JohnRingo'' plays it absolutely straight, but gets into the background and problems of artificial gravity in ''Literature/TroyRising''. One of the technologies that Tyler Vernon buys from the Glatuns is grav plates, which are capable of producing any level and type of gravity on demand (including negative gravity, ie [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Upsidasium]]). It is used as a space drive, an inertial damper, and a weapon, as well as its more traditional use of providing 1G for shirt sleeve environments. Multiple characters wonder how the first one was produced by the alien race who originally came up with them, because "you need a grav plate to create a grav plate". Also, the controls for grav plates are exceedingly fussy when using them as inertial dampers in high-velocity (up to 400G) maneuvers: a person gets [[Main/ChunkySalsaRule sprayed all over the cabin]] when the grav plate under his seat goes haywire during a fast turn.

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* ''Creator/JohnRingo'' plays it absolutely straight, but gets into the background and problems of artificial gravity in ''Literature/TroyRising''. One of the technologies that Tyler Vernon buys from the Glatuns is grav plates, which are capable of producing any level and type of gravity on demand (including negative gravity, ie [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Upsidasium]]). Upsidasium]]). It is used as a space drive, an [[Main/InertialDampening inertial damper, damper]], and a weapon, as well as its more traditional use of providing 1G for shirt sleeve environments. environments. Multiple characters wonder how the first one was produced by the alien race who originally came up with them, because "you need a grav plate to create a grav plate". plate". Also, the controls for grav plates are exceedingly fussy when using them as inertial dampers in high-velocity (up to 400G) maneuvers: a person gets [[Main/ChunkySalsaRule sprayed all over the cabin]] when the grav plate under his seat goes haywire during a fast turn.
30th Dec '17 7:05:57 PM KenMoreau
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* ''Creator/JohnRingo'' plays it absolutely straight, but gets into the background and problems of artificial gravity in ''Literature/TroyRising''. One of the technologies that Tyler Vernon buys from the Glatuns is grav plates, which are capable of producing any level and type of gravity on demand (including negative gravity, ie [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Upsidasium]]). It is used as a space drive, an inertial damper, and a weapon, as well as its more traditional use of proving 1G for shirt sleeve environments. Multiple characters wonder how the first one was produced by the alien race who originally came up with them, because "you need a grav plate to create a grav plate". Also, the controls for grav plates are exceedingly fussy when using them as inertial dampers in high-velocity (up to 400G) maneuvers: a person gets [[Main/ChunkySalsaRule sprayed all over the cabin]] when the grav plate under his seat goes haywire during a fast turn.

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* ''Creator/JohnRingo'' plays it absolutely straight, but gets into the background and problems of artificial gravity in ''Literature/TroyRising''. One of the technologies that Tyler Vernon buys from the Glatuns is grav plates, which are capable of producing any level and type of gravity on demand (including negative gravity, ie [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Upsidasium]]). Upsidasium]]). It is used as a space drive, an inertial damper, and a weapon, as well as its more traditional use of proving providing 1G for shirt sleeve environments. environments. Multiple characters wonder how the first one was produced by the alien race who originally came up with them, because "you need a grav plate to create a grav plate". plate". Also, the controls for grav plates are exceedingly fussy when using them as inertial dampers in high-velocity (up to 400G) maneuvers: a person gets [[Main/ChunkySalsaRule sprayed all over the cabin]] when the grav plate under his seat goes haywire during a fast turn.
30th Dec '17 7:04:58 PM KenMoreau
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* ''Creator/JohnRingo'' plays it absolutely straight, but gets into the background and problems of artificial gravity in ''Literature/TroyRising''. One of the technologies that Tyler Vernon buys from the Glatuns is grav plates, which are capable of producing any level and type of gravity on demand (including negative gravity, ie [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Upsidasium]]. It is used as a space drive, an inertial damper, and a weapon, as well as its more traditional use of proving 1G for shirt sleeve environments. Multiple characters wonder how the first one was produced by the alien race who originally came up with them, because "you need a grav plate to create a grav plate". Also, the controls for grav plates are exceedingly fussy when using them as inertial dampers in high-velocity (up to 400G) maneuvers: a person gets [[Main/ChunkySalsaRule sprayed all over the cabin]] when the grav plate under his seat goes haywire during a fast turn.

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* ''Creator/JohnRingo'' plays it absolutely straight, but gets into the background and problems of artificial gravity in ''Literature/TroyRising''. One of the technologies that Tyler Vernon buys from the Glatuns is grav plates, which are capable of producing any level and type of gravity on demand (including negative gravity, ie [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Upsidasium]]. Upsidasium]]). It is used as a space drive, an inertial damper, and a weapon, as well as its more traditional use of proving 1G for shirt sleeve environments. environments. Multiple characters wonder how the first one was produced by the alien race who originally came up with them, because "you need a grav plate to create a grav plate". plate". Also, the controls for grav plates are exceedingly fussy when using them as inertial dampers in high-velocity (up to 400G) maneuvers: a person gets [[Main/ChunkySalsaRule sprayed all over the cabin]] when the grav plate under his seat goes haywire during a fast turn.
30th Dec '17 7:02:51 PM KenMoreau
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* ''Creator/JohnRingo'' plays it absolutely straight, but gets into the background and problems of artificial gravity in ''Literature/TroyRising''. One of the technologies that Tyler Vernon buys from the Glatuns is grav plates, which are capable of producing any level and type of gravity on demand (including negative gravity, ie [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Upsidasium]]. It is used as a space drive, an inertial damper, and a weapon, as well as its more traditional use of proving 1G for shirt sleeve environments. Multiple characters wonder how the first one was produced by the alien race who originally came up with them, because "you need a grav plate to create a grav plate". Also, the controls for grav plates are exceedingly fussy when using them as inertial dampers in high-velocity (up to 400G) maneuvers: a person gets [[Main/ChunkySalsaRule sprayed all over the cabin]] when the grav plate under his seat goes haywire during a fast turn.
21st Nov '17 6:49:38 PM maddthesane
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', the satellite delivery story arc goes out of its way to demonstrate the lack of artificial gravity. WordOfGod discusses the various nods of clothing and gear to the lack of a convenient gravity quite a way down [[http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html#Flo-Details this page]] (almost right before the details section for Sam Starfall).

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', the satellite delivery story arc goes out of its way to demonstrate the lack of artificial gravity. WordOfGod discusses the various nods of clothing and gear to the lack of a convenient gravity quite a way down [[http://home.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130222045719/http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html#Flo-Details this page]] (almost right before the details section for Sam Starfall).
26th Oct '17 5:06:57 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Time Lords can apparently feel the difference between artificial gravity and the normal kind. In "The Magician's Apprentice", the Doctor and Missy use this to deduce that the "space station" they're on is actually an ordinary building on ''an invisible planet.''

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "Flesh and Stone" has some fun with this. The heroes escape the Weeping Angels by jumping up to a crashed spaceship far above them, using its artificial gravity field to get the rest of the way. Then they drop through a hatch, which turns into a corridor from their perspective. Finally, the Angels drain the ship dry of power out of desperation - switching off the gravity and leaving them to plummet into a crack in time.
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Time Lords can apparently feel the difference between artificial gravity and the normal kind. In "The Magician's Apprentice", the Doctor and Missy use this to deduce that the "space station" they're on is actually an ordinary building on ''an invisible planet.''
26th Oct '17 5:02:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Time Lords can apparently feel the difference between artificial gravity and the normal kind. In "The Magician's Apprentice", the Doctor and Missy use this to deduce that the "space station" they're on is actually an ordinary building on ''an invisible planet.''
22nd Sep '17 12:47:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'' has the spinning kind and the more traditional artificial graivity field, although none of that is mentioned. The only indication that all but Earth ships (which have spinning sections and very limited maneuverability) have AG is their lack of spinning sections and increased maneuverability and acceleration (suggesting InertialDampening).

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* ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'' ''VideoGame/NexusTheJupiterIncident'' has the spinning kind and the more traditional artificial graivity field, although none of that is mentioned. The only indication that all but Earth ships (which have spinning sections and very limited maneuverability) have AG is their lack of spinning sections and increased maneuverability and acceleration (suggesting InertialDampening).



* {{Startopia}} has a rotating space station creating CentrifugalGravity.

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* {{Startopia}} VideoGame/{{Startopia}} has a rotating space station creating CentrifugalGravity.
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