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29th Sep '16 2:36:52 AM Doc_Loki
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* The Literature/RedMarsTrilogy has a fleet of automated "air"ships used both for exploration and as part of the early {{Terraform}}ing effort (ultimately a failure but it turns out somewhat useful anyway), so they're Zeppelins ''on'' another world as well. Later (post-terraforming) a transforming high-tech sailboat turns into a blimp to escape rough seas.

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* The Literature/RedMarsTrilogy has a fleet of automated "air"ships used both for exploration and as part of the early {{Terraform}}ing effort (ultimately a failure but it turns out somewhat useful anyway), so they're Zeppelins ''on'' another world as well. There's solid science backing this: Mars has a much thinner atmosphere than Earth, so fixed-wing aircraft have trouble generating lift there - a problem that lighter-than-air vehicles do not share. Later (post-terraforming) a transforming high-tech sailboat turns into a blimp to escape rough seas.
9th Sep '16 12:18:50 AM Dirtyblue929
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' makes special mention of a model blimp mounted to the roof of the aerospace museum. Since rumors can become reality in this game, the fact that enough people suspect it's a real, functioning blimp makes it flyable. The launching of the blimp late in ''Innocent Sin'' is a signifier that the basic rules of reality [[RealityWarper no longer apply]], right before everything goes completely to hell in the late game. When it launches again (after a ResetButton) in ''Eternal Punishment'' after an early-game dungeon, it's a warning that things are moving faster now even without your contribution.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' makes special mention of a model blimp mounted to the roof of the aerospace museum. Since rumors can become reality in this game, the fact that [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve enough people suspect it's a real, functioning blimp makes it flyable. flyable.]] The launching of the blimp late in ''Innocent Sin'' is a signifier that the basic rules of reality [[RealityWarper no longer apply]], right before everything goes completely to hell in the late game. When it launches again (after a ResetButton) in ''Eternal Punishment'' after an early-game dungeon, it's a warning that things are moving faster now even without your contribution.
8th Sep '16 3:30:44 PM eroock
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* Presented in ''Disney/BigHero6'' not as lighter-than-air transport, but as self-supporting wind turbines that (presumably) meet a lot of San Fransokyo's energy needs. In another burst of cultural fusion, they're painted in the style of paper lanterns and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koinobori carp streamers]].
2nd Sep '16 9:12:39 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Dreamfinder's CoolShip at Ride/DisneyThemeParks last version of ''Journey Into Imagination''.

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* Dreamfinder's CoolShip at Ride/DisneyThemeParks last first version of ''Journey Into Imagination''.''Ride/JourneyIntoImagination''.
26th Aug '16 6:51:20 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', the immortal [[AllPowerfulBystander Silver King]] lives in one, called the Himmelreich (German for "Heaven"). Another appears in the movie and second season.
9th Aug '16 4:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', they're used to great success in the North American War and the Brazilian Civil War.

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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', they're used to great success in the North American War and the Brazilian Civil War.
7th Aug '16 1:21:24 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' spinoff, ''Privateer 2: The Darkening'', featured the planet Bex, complete with flying zeppelins and [[AlienSky purple sky]] in its intro movie.

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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' spinoff, ''Privateer 2: The Darkening'', ''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening'', featured the planet Bex, complete with flying zeppelins and [[AlienSky purple sky]] in its intro movie.
23rd Jul '16 1:32:43 PM nombretomado
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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 BigBrother'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 BigBrother's [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]]'s evil Goodyear Blimp.
14th Jul '16 2:17:42 PM Neakal
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* This trope is heavily downplayed in ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle''. Establishing shots of the Nazi-occupied New York occasionally contains zeppelins in the distant skyline. However, the show prefers to use Concorde aircraft (which were invented couple decades early in the series' timeline compared to ours) with its distinctive sonic boom to convey the "this is an alternate universe" feeling.
11th Jul '16 8:48:00 AM Prfnoff
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* In the World War II game ''TheSaboteur'', Nazi zeppelins act like helicopters from GTA. It is worth mentioning that these airships [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzzYrW_ZWKQ can be shot down in a fiery inferno.]]

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* In the World War II game ''TheSaboteur'', ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'', Nazi zeppelins act like helicopters from GTA. It is worth mentioning that these airships [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzzYrW_ZWKQ can be shot down in a fiery inferno.]]



* An airship features in ''Damnation'', for perhaps longer than it should as the folks from ''{{Unskippable}}'' point out:

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* An airship features in ''Damnation'', ''VideoGame/{{Damnation}}'', for perhaps longer than it should as the folks from ''{{Unskippable}}'' point out:



* ''ShadowOfTheBeast''

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* ''ShadowOfTheBeast''''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheBeast'', despite its high-fantasy theme, has airships floating across the sky for no clear reason.
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