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17th Jul '16 4:55:49 AM FGHIK
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*** Incorrect. It also happened (briefly) in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. A cloaked alien ship was "coasting" in the NX-01's warp drive wake (effectively pulling them along with Enterprise) due to their warp drive being damaged. The later explanation was that the aliens were too shy to just contact them and ask for help. The presence of the ship in the Enterprise's wake caused warp field distortions that fed back into other systems and caused malfunctions throughout the ship (the computers and crew didn't know to compensate for a ship being there because they didn't know it was). At one point the gravity fails in Archer's quarters while he is taking a shower. He actually floats up out of the shower and nice zero-G CG water floats about his cabin, until the gravity is suddenly restored and he ends up falling flat on his face followed by being drenched.

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*** Incorrect. It also happened (briefly) in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. A cloaked alien ship was "coasting" in the NX-01's warp drive wake (effectively pulling them along with Enterprise) due to their warp drive being damaged. The later explanation was that the aliens were too shy to just contact them and ask for help. The presence of the ship in the Enterprise's wake caused warp field distortions that fed back into other systems and caused malfunctions throughout the ship (the computers and crew didn't know to compensate for a ship being there because they didn't know it was). At one point the gravity fails in Archer's quarters while he is taking a shower. He actually floats up out of the shower and nice zero-G CG water floats about his cabin, until the gravity is suddenly restored and he ends up falling flat on his face followed by being drenched.
10th Jul '16 1:02:00 PM Korodzik
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* In the [[Website/ThingsOfInterest Ed stories]], Ed decides that true artificial gravity is impossible. However, the Andromedans are able to create quite a good facsimile of gravity through very precise use of their Momentum Cannon.

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* In the [[Website/ThingsOfInterest Ed stories]], Ed decides that true artificial gravity is impossible. However, the Andromedans are able to create quite a good facsimile of gravity through very precise use of their Momentum Cannon.Cannon, by repeatedly applying a downward thrust to all objects on board the ship, so as to simulate gravitational acceleration.
29th Jun '16 12:43:54 PM ChronoLegion
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* The discovery of a way to reduce gravity drives the plot of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''The Daleth Effect''. The discoverer specifically mentions that the knowledge could be used to do horrible things, such as grabbing chunks of the Moon and [[ColonyDrop dropping them on an enemy country]]. The use of the device, for example, allows a craft (which doesn't even need proper engines) to travel to the Moon within hours and to Mars within days (presumably, when Mars is near). A trip to Alpha Centauri would still take over 5 years, but this is ''much'' better than the centuries we're looking at with our current technology.

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* The discovery of a way to reduce gravity drives the plot of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''The Daleth Effect''. The discoverer specifically mentions that the knowledge could be used to do horrible things, such as grabbing chunks of the Moon and [[ColonyDrop dropping them on an enemy country]]. The use of the device, for example, allows a craft (which doesn't even need proper engines) to travel to the Moon within hours and to Mars within days (presumably, when Mars is near). A trip to Alpha Centauri would still take over 5 years, but this is ''much'' better than the centuries we're looking at with our current technology. [[spoiler:It turns out that the trick is actually pretty easy to figure out by scientists, once they know what to look for, and, by the end of the novel, several countries have independently filed patents for the technology]].
13th Jun '16 12:04:49 AM jormis29
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* The FirstPersonShooter ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' is pretty creative with this, in that the Sphere's ArtificialGravity goes in different directions in different parts of the ship. You can look out a window in one room and see people running on the ceiling in the next.

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* The FirstPersonShooter ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' ''VideoGame/Prey2006'' is pretty creative with this, in that the Sphere's ArtificialGravity goes in different directions in different parts of the ship. You can look out a window in one room and see people running on the ceiling in the next.
8th Jun '16 11:08:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Main/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 3001: The Final Odyssey]]'', it is shown that humanity eventually develops this, which also drives their InertialDampening and [[ReactionlessDrive Reactionless Drives]].

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* In ''[[Main/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey ''[[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 3001: The Final Odyssey]]'', it is shown that humanity eventually develops this, which also drives their InertialDampening and [[ReactionlessDrive Reactionless Drives]].
2nd Jun '16 3:24:18 AM Bosco13
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** Their method of {{Terraforming}} can give a planet the size of our moon Earth-like gravity.
2nd Jun '16 3:22:14 AM Bosco13
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* The SpaceStation at the start of ''Film/{{Saturn3}}'' has people walking on the ceiling as well as the floor.

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* The SpaceStation at the start of ''Film/{{Saturn3}}'' ''[[Film/{{Saturn3}} Saturn 3]]'' has people walking on the ceiling as well as the floor.
2nd Jun '16 3:21:46 AM Bosco13
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* The SpaceStation at the start of ''Film/{{Saturn3}}'' has people walking on the ceiling as well as the floor.
1st Jun '16 12:46:10 PM gcreative
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* In ''Literature/StarshipsMage'', [[SpaceFantasy gravity runes]] need to be constantly refreshed by magic. Since mages are always in demand, it's expensive to bring them in on a regular basis, which means many spaceships at dock don't have extensive artificial gravity. Ships in transit often have spinning components that allow centrifugal force to pull inhabitants to the outside of the ship. Despite the fact that mages can create their own artificial gravity fields, some, like the main character, choose to float through zero gravity spaces just like the rest of the population, to avoid drawing attention to themselves.
18th Apr '16 12:15:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', [[BadassAdorable Rocket Raccoon]] orchestrates a prison break by turning off the artificial gravity everywhere but in the guard tower, then [[CrowningMomentofAwesome flying said guard tower through the rest of the base.]]

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', [[BadassAdorable Rocket Raccoon]] orchestrates a prison break by turning off the artificial gravity everywhere but in the guard tower, then [[CrowningMomentofAwesome flying said guard tower through the rest of the base.]]
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