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21st Nov '15 6:13:57 PM DanielCase
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TOS, "The Naked Time"
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** Also averted, though more fantastically, in the earlier TOS episode "The Naked Time". Once security breaks into Engineering and allows Scotty to regain control of the ship from the deranged, infected Lieutenant Riley, he finds the engines are "out cold", and there isn't enough time to restart them before the ship's orbit decays. So ... Kirk and Spock order him to try a last-ditch untested procedure which saves the ship by ... ''sending it back in time''.
19th Oct '15 1:46:12 PM Epithumia
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* In ''[[SkylarkSeries The Skylark of Space]]'', [=DuQuesne's=] ship is caught in the pull of a dead star. Notably it induces a sickening sensation of ''falling'' even though the characters are now used to freefall.
16th Oct '15 10:43:57 PM Servbot
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* The Sorceress' Gravity spell in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' works in this manner. It creates a black dome that forcibly sucks in every {{Mook}} caught in it towards its center, leaving them easy pickings for your team's attacks.
27th Aug '15 5:33:48 PM nombretomado
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* When Mike crashes into, then attempts to save, the Hubble telescope in ''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K: The Movie]]'', it immediately drops away and falls to Earth. An incredulous Mike [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that it couldn't possibly do that.
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* When Mike crashes into, then attempts to save, the Hubble telescope in ''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K: The Movie]]'', it immediately drops away and falls to Earth. An incredulous Mike [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that it couldn't possibly do that.
31st Jul '15 11:30:02 AM thatother1dude
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* In the finale of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Battle Tendency'', a volcanic eruption sends [[spoiler:Kars and Joseph]] hurtling upward into space. The latter falls back down to Earth, but the slight velocity increase from a vent of gas sent the former ''hurtling into infinite space''.
10th Jul '15 8:12:49 AM Mitchz95
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* In ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'', [[spoiler:the space station Sevastopol falls into the atmosphere of a gas giant after an explosion disables its "orbital stabilizers".]]
16th May '15 4:01:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Halo}}'', Pelican dropships are shown dropping like a stone the second they are released from the ship suspending them above the surface of the planet below. Possibly justified if the parent ship deliberately flies low enough before releasing its cargo, but that's certainly not how it looks in the game. Like a lot of ''Halo'', it is cribbed from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
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* In ''{{Halo}}'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', Pelican dropships are shown dropping like a stone the second they are released from the ship suspending them above the surface of the planet below. Possibly justified if the parent ship deliberately flies low enough before releasing its cargo, but that's certainly not how it looks in the game. Like a lot of ''Halo'', it is cribbed from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
11th May '15 11:45:57 AM Akaihiryuu
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*** Justified because he wasn't saying it was impossible to orbit a black hole, he was saying that the orbit of the planet was "impossible", meaning that there was no way for an object to maintain a stable orbit at that distance. Inside the ergosphere of a rotating black hole, spacetime itself is actually dragged faster than light in a phenomenon called "frame dragging", and it would indeed be impossible for a planet to have a stable orbit in this region, without some sort of antigrav technology (which the planet had). The ship was actually making use of this antigrav technology while escaping, so when it suddenly shut down they were still in a region where it wasn't possible to escape with the power their engines had.
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*** Justified because he wasn't saying it was impossible to orbit a black hole, he was saying that the orbit of the planet was "impossible", meaning that there was no way for an object to maintain a stable orbit at that distance. Inside the ergosphere of a rotating black hole, spacetime itself is actually dragged faster than light in a phenomenon called "frame dragging", and it would indeed be impossible for a planet to have a stable orbit in this region, without some sort of antigrav technology (which the planet had). The ship was actually making use of this antigrav technology while escaping, so when it suddenly shut down they were still in a region where it wasn't possible to escape with the power their engines had. So the Doctor wasn't saying that it was impossible to orbit a black hole, he was effectively saying "this planet is in an impossible orbit because it's too close".
11th May '15 11:42:31 AM Akaihiryuu
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*** Justified with respect to the planet because he wasn't saying it was impossible to orbit a black hole, he was saying that the orbit of the planet was "impossible", meaning that there was no way for an object to maintain a stable orbit at that distance. Inside the ergosphere of a rotating black hole, spacetime itself is actually dragged faster than light in a phenomenon called "frame dragging", and it would indeed be impossible for a planet to have a stable orbit in this region, without some sort of antigrav technology (which the planet had). The ship was actually making use of this antigrav technology while escaping, so when it suddenly shut down they were still in a region where it wasn't possible to escape with the power their engines had.
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*** Justified with respect to the planet because he wasn't saying it was impossible to orbit a black hole, he was saying that the orbit of the planet was "impossible", meaning that there was no way for an object to maintain a stable orbit at that distance. Inside the ergosphere of a rotating black hole, spacetime itself is actually dragged faster than light in a phenomenon called "frame dragging", and it would indeed be impossible for a planet to have a stable orbit in this region, without some sort of antigrav technology (which the planet had). The ship was actually making use of this antigrav technology while escaping, so when it suddenly shut down they were still in a region where it wasn't possible to escape with the power their engines had.
11th May '15 11:41:44 AM Akaihiryuu
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*** Justified with respect to the planet because he wasn't saying it was impossible to orbit a black hole, he was saying that the orbit of the planet was "impossible", meaning that there was no way for an object to maintain a stable orbit at that distance. Inside the ergosphere of a rotating black hole, spacetime itself is actually dragged faster than light in a phenomenon called "frame dragging", and it would indeed be impossible for a planet to have a stable orbit in this region, without some sort of antigrav technology (which the planet had). The ship was actually making use of this antigrav technology while escaping, so when it suddenly shut down they were still in a region where it wasn't possible to escape with the power their engines had.
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