History Main / ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld

30th May '16 3:05:43 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Ancient Decepticons from TransformersCybertron can combine into these (shattering combination records for the franchise in the process).

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* The Ancient Decepticons from TransformersCybertron Anime/TransformersCybertron can combine into these (shattering combination records for the franchise in the process).
17th May '16 7:59:12 PM Fireblood
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It is important to note that the presence of [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] doesn't imply that the technology of the AlternateUniverse is inferior. Just like with biological evolution, Zeppelins are not "more" or "less" evolved technology, what's used is whatever is the best available fit for the niche. It could just as well be that Zeppelins in the AlternateHistory were better able to suit the situation than airplanes were, say if there was a [[CrapsackWorld massive resource shortage]] that demanded efficiency and payload over speed, or some other economic factor.

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It is important to note that the presence of [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] doesn't imply that the technology of the AlternateUniverse is inferior. Just like with biological evolution, Zeppelins are not [[TechnologyLevels "more" or "less" evolved technology, technology]], what's used is whatever is the best available fit for the niche. It could just as well be that Zeppelins in the AlternateHistory were better able to suit the situation than airplanes were, say if there was a [[CrapsackWorld massive resource shortage]] that demanded efficiency and payload over speed, or some other economic factor.
27th Feb '16 10:48:44 AM Atomic_Bear
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So by filling up Earth 2 with bulbous aircraft rather than hovercars or spaceships, you are suggesting a world that is of a similar time period to our own, but just happened to follow a different technological route. It also helps that they have lots of DieselPunk and SteamPunk cred and are sufficiently olde-worlde to be used in fantasy stories too. [[RuleOfCool They are also cool]].

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So by filling up Earth 2 with bulbous aircraft rather than hovercars or spaceships, you are suggesting a world that is of a similar time period to our own, but just happened to follow a different technological route. It also helps that they have lots of DieselPunk and SteamPunk cred and are sufficiently olde-worlde to be used in fantasy stories too. [[RuleOfCool They are also cool]].
cool]]. In fact, when used in a fantasy setting, you're more likely to encounter a thriving airship industry than ''automobiles or railroads'' which are clearly [[BoringButPractical too mundane for such a setting no matter how useful]].
18th Feb '16 2:16:57 AM DaibhidC
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*In the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' {{Elseworld}} ''Age of Wonder'', set around the dawn of the 20th century, Lex Luthor travels in increasingly elaborate airships.
18th Feb '16 2:12:30 AM DaibhidC
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* At the end of the MirrorUniverse arc in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', a group of {{Mad Scientist}}s explain that, in a world where a vast intelligent cypress has been destroying the continent, a HatePlague has destroyed most of the male human population, and the government is now run by transgenic animals, they are going to rebuild by focusing on the most pressing need: Skyscraper docks for airships.

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* At the end of the MirrorUniverse arc in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', a group of {{Mad Scientist}}s explain that, in a world where a vast intelligent cypress has been destroying the continent, a HatePlague has destroyed most of the male human population, and the government is now run by transgenic animals, they are going to rebuild by focusing on the most pressing need: Skyscraper Zeppelin docks for airships.skyscrapers.
18th Feb '16 2:12:09 AM DaibhidC
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* At the end of the MirrorUniverse arc in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', a group of {{Mad Scientist}}s explain that, in a world where a vast intelligent cypress has been destroying the continent, a HatePlague has destroyed most of the male human population, and the government is now run by transgenic animals, they are going to rebuild by focusing on the most pressing need: Skyscraper docks for airships.
-->'''Sweetheart''': I was all prepped to argue, but that does sound cool.
30th Jan '16 11:33:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** One of Ken's contributions to ''[=GURPS=] InfiniteWorlds'' is a table to randomly generate alternate technologies for one's randomly generated [[AlternateUniverse worldline]]; it has a note that certain results dictate adding zeppelins regardless of the rest of the universe's tech level. Apparently, alternate history just generates airships.

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** One of Ken's contributions to ''[=GURPS=] InfiniteWorlds'' TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'' is a table to randomly generate alternate technologies for one's randomly generated [[AlternateUniverse worldline]]; it has a note that certain results dictate adding zeppelins regardless of the rest of the universe's tech level. Apparently, alternate history just generates airships.



* ''{{GURPS}} All-Star Jam 2004'', a 10-chapter compilation of various roleplaying concepts and settings, devotes one entire chapter (by Brian J Underhill) to airships.

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* ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} All-Star Jam 2004'', a 10-chapter compilation of various roleplaying concepts and settings, devotes one entire chapter (by Brian J Underhill) to airships.
19th Jan '16 10:28:53 AM nombretomado
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* AaronAllston's novel ''Literature/DocSidhe'' is set on an alternate world where zeppelins and autogyros are still cutting edge aviation technology, and the climactic showdown takes place on board the major villain's airship.

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* AaronAllston's Creator/AaronAllston's novel ''Literature/DocSidhe'' is set on an alternate world where zeppelins and autogyros are still cutting edge aviation technology, and the climactic showdown takes place on board the major villain's airship.
13th Dec '15 8:09:16 PM nombretomado
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* Zeppelins are present in the post-apocalyptic version of the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse timeline that ''Uncanny {{X-Force}}'' visit in search of a MacGuffin.

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* Zeppelins are present in the post-apocalyptic version of the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse timeline that ''Uncanny {{X-Force}}'' ComicBook/XForce'' visit in search of a MacGuffin.
5th Dec '15 5:13:11 AM NozzDogg
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* More like Zeppelins On Another World in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge''. As rocket engines aren't safe in the atmosphere of Jupiter and the other gas giants, ships designed to explore there can be converted into zeppelins.
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