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21st May '17 11:26:28 AM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/LadyMechanika'' is set in a SteamPunk version of late VictorianBritain and zeppelins are a prominent feature of the skyline.

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* ''ComicBook/LadyMechanika'' is set in a SteamPunk version of late VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and zeppelins are a prominent feature of the skyline.
18th May '17 3:30:31 AM JackG
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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' by Odon. In the {{zeerust}} future of 2009, [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] uses a vacuum-dirigible to travel across MysteriousAntarctica -- vacuum being literally lighter-than-air gives it lift, and propulsion is via corkscrew driving planes encircling the dirigible.
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17th Apr '17 5:10:37 PM nombretomado
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* StephenBaxter's ''{{Literature/Proxima}}'' [[spoiler: ends with a band of explorers emerging on a world to be confronted by an airship piloted by an angry Roman.]]

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* StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's ''{{Literature/Proxima}}'' [[spoiler: ends with a band of explorers emerging on a world to be confronted by an airship piloted by an angry Roman.]]
27th Mar '17 3:06:45 PM Prfnoff
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* A short story that helped set this trope in stone is [[Creator/HowardWaldrop Howard Waldrop's]] "Custer's Last Jump". Presented as a historical article from an alternate timeline, it deals with a Battle of the Little Big Horn fought between biplanes piloted by Sioux warriors and George Armstrong Custer's airship-borne paratroopers. The "Notes" mention a famous film made about the battle: ''They Died With Their Chutes On''.

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* A short story that helped set this trope in stone is [[Creator/HowardWaldrop Howard Waldrop's]] Creator/HowardWaldrop's "Custer's Last Jump". Presented as a historical article from an alternate timeline, it deals with a Battle of the Little Big Horn fought between biplanes piloted by Sioux warriors and George Armstrong Custer's UsefulNotes/GeorgeArmstrongCuster's airship-borne paratroopers. The "Notes" mention a famous film made about the battle: ''They Died With Their Chutes On''.
25th Mar '17 5:51:12 AM Onomateopoetic
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* Featured ''very'' prominently in ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'', often as air carriers for flying machines and as the occasional flying fortress bristling with guns. Not only that, they're often [[TakenUpToEleven up to five times as large as Hindeburg]]... And there's more than one in every army.

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* Featured ''very'' prominently in ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'', often as air carriers for flying machines and as the occasional flying fortress bristling with guns. Not only that, they're often [[TakenUpToEleven [[UpToEleven up to five times as large as Hindeburg]]... And there's more than one in every army.
25th Mar '17 5:50:43 AM Onomateopoetic
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* Featured ''very'' prominently in ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'', often as air carriers for flying machines and as the occasional flying fortress bristling with guns. Not only that, they're often [[TakenUpTo11 up to five times as large as Hindeburg]]... And there's more than one in every army.

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* Featured ''very'' prominently in ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'', often as air carriers for flying machines and as the occasional flying fortress bristling with guns. Not only that, they're often [[TakenUpTo11 [[TakenUpToEleven up to five times as large as Hindeburg]]... And there's more than one in every army.
25th Mar '17 5:50:15 AM Onomateopoetic
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* Featured ''very'' prominently in ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'', often as air carriers for flying machines and as the occasional flying fortress bristling with guns. Not only that, they're often [[TakenUpTo11 up to five times as large as Hindeburg]]... And there's more than one in every army.
9th Jan '17 10:57:24 AM ElSquibbonator
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* One of the chapters of [[Creator/MohiroKitoh Mohiro Kitoh's]] manga Manga/WingsOfVendemiaire takes place on a zeppelin, and the whole story is implied to take place in a world resembling Europe around the time of World War I.



* One of the chapters of [[Creator/MohiroKitoh Mohiro Kitoh's]] manga Manga/WingsOfVendemiaire takes place on a zeppelin, and the whole story is implied to take place in a world resembling Europe around the time of World War I.

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* One of the chapters of [[Creator/MohiroKitoh Mohiro Kitoh's]] manga Manga/WingsOfVendemiaire takes place on a zeppelin, and the whole story is implied to take place in a world resembling Europe around the time of World War I.
9th Jan '17 10:56:20 AM ElSquibbonator
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In our world, [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Zeppelins actually seemed to be doing pretty well]] up until [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg May 6, 1937.]] People adored them, they were seen as [[ZeeRust extremely glamorous and futuristic.]] The world-famous LZ-127 ''Graf Zeppelin'' had accomplished global circumnavigations, arctic explorations, and aviation feats that people had only dreamed of. No passengers had ever been injured or killed on a Zeppelin flight since they were invented over thirty years prior, which put them leagues ahead of the era's much smaller and frailer airplanes. Although non-Zeppelin airships had suffered a few highly-publicized crashes, the Zeppelins themselves seemed immune. But in 1937, at the zenith of the Zeppelins' development, the flagship luxury liner ''[[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg Hindenburg]]'' burst into flames for no apparent reason, the first major catastrophe ''caught on film.'' This Hydrogen fire, which killed roughly a third of the passengers and crew on board, created a global panic. No commercial Zeppelin would fly again until 1999, though relatively tiny nonrigid "blimps" had continued to operate in relative stagnation.

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In our world, [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Zeppelins actually seemed to be doing pretty well]] up until [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg May 6, 1937.]] People adored them, they were seen as [[ZeeRust extremely glamorous and futuristic.]] The world-famous LZ-127 ''Graf Zeppelin'' had accomplished global circumnavigations, arctic explorations, and aviation feats that people had only dreamed of. No passengers had ever been injured or killed on a Zeppelin flight since they were invented over thirty years prior, which put them leagues ahead of the era's much smaller and frailer (though faster) airplanes. Although non-Zeppelin airships had suffered a few highly-publicized crashes, the Zeppelins themselves seemed immune. But in 1937, at the zenith of the Zeppelins' development, the flagship luxury liner ''[[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg Hindenburg]]'' burst into flames for no apparent reason, the first major catastrophe ''caught on film.'' This Hydrogen fire, which killed roughly a third of the passengers and crew on board, created a global panic. No commercial Zeppelin would fly again until 1999, though relatively tiny nonrigid "blimps" had continued to operate in relative stagnation.



Zeppelins aren't just the fastest way to indicate that you've found yourself in an AlternateUniverse setting, they're quite often a striking symbol of dystopia. Like SpySatellites, Zeppelins can be used to survey the populace, [[PowerPerversionPotential only hundreds of times cheaper and more effectively,]] with next to unlimited endurance[[note]]Provided they do not encounter a storm, which would deprive them of solar power or cause them to use up fuel reserves to keep up with the winds[[/note]]. They are also much more visible than a satellite, obviously, often leading to their use as a PropagandaMachine, acting like [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]]'s evil Goodyear Blimp.

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Zeppelins aren't just the fastest way to indicate that you've found yourself in an AlternateUniverse setting, they're quite often a striking symbol of dystopia. Like SpySatellites, Zeppelins can be used to survey the populace, [[PowerPerversionPotential only hundreds of times cheaper and more effectively,]] with next to unlimited endurance[[note]]Provided they do not encounter a storm, which would deprive them of solar power or cause them to use up fuel reserves to keep up with the winds[[/note]]. They are also much more visible than a satellite, obviously, often leading to their use as a PropagandaMachine, acting like [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]]'s evil Goodyear Blimp.
Blimp. It also helps that, thanks to the aforementioned Hindenberg, they're readily associated with ThoseWackyNazis.



* Zeppelins and blimps (along with windmills, solar power, and other eco-friendly technologies) are a big part of the "just like ours only better" world of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.

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* Zeppelins and blimps (along with windmills, solar power, and other eco-friendly technologies) are a big part of the "just like ours only better" world of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. That said, there are also plenty of airplanes, cars, and other "realistic" technology.




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* One of the chapters of [[Creator/MohiroKitoh Mohiro Kitoh's]] manga Manga/WingsOfVendemiaire takes place on a zeppelin, and the whole story is implied to take place in a world resembling Europe around the time of World War I.
26th Dec '16 8:43:58 AM Rhodes7
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' planes are eventually largely replaced with airships, a sign of just how much has changed.
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