History Mohs / OneBigLie

10th Jan '16 6:37:30 PM dissembly14b
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Actually one of the hardest SF shows, period, though its use of FTL gates moves it into the One big Lie category. Spaceships are regularly seen using reaction control thrusters to orient themselves in space, the travel time between even orbital interceptions is highlighted, and everything else is painstakingly researched. However, one does wonder what on earth is powering the spaceplanes...
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Actually one of the hardest SF shows, period, though its use of FTL wormhole-like jump gates moves it into the One big Lie category.category. Interestingly, these gates are not used to travel outside of the Solar System, instead this incredible technology is used to make travel between the terraformed planets within our Solar System easier, showing a unique and refreshing aversion of ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. Spaceships are regularly seen using reaction control thrusters to orient themselves in space, the travel time between even orbital interceptions is highlighted, and everything else is painstakingly researched. However, one does wonder what on earth is powering the spaceplanes...
11th Oct '15 1:02:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SilentRunning'''s one small fib is ArtificialGravity, probably because filming in zero-G was impossible for the filmmakers.
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* ''SilentRunning'''s ''Film/SilentRunning'''s one small fib is ArtificialGravity, probably because filming in zero-G was impossible for the filmmakers.
3rd Oct '15 11:51:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]

* VideoGame/FrontMission operates on the same principle as {{Patlabor}}, but most of the time the [[MiniMecha Wanzers]] are portrayed as so inhuman, they seem like a glorified WalkingTank ([[SubvertedTrope which don't have to walk]] - they could easily be [[SpiderTank quadrupeds]], HoverTank torsos, or even plain tank treads). The mecha seems mostly to justify the game mechanic of SubsystemDamage on a comprehensible level. ''Gun Hazard'' and other spinoffs treat the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] as more floaty and have wackier science like an extremely wide SpaceElevator, but this is one of the few series that treat reality better than MetalGear.
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* VideoGame/FrontMission operates on the same principle as {{Patlabor}}, ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', but most of the time the [[MiniMecha Wanzers]] are portrayed as so inhuman, they seem like a glorified WalkingTank ([[SubvertedTrope which don't have to walk]] - they could easily be [[SpiderTank quadrupeds]], HoverTank torsos, or even plain tank treads). The mecha seems mostly to justify the game mechanic of SubsystemDamage on a comprehensible level. ''Gun Hazard'' and other spinoffs treat the [[AMechByAnyOtherName Wanzers]] as more floaty and have wackier science like an extremely wide SpaceElevator, but this is one of the few series that treat reality better than MetalGear.
1st Oct '15 9:14:53 AM Kagame
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I'm not sure how to use markup. This is meant to add Cowboy Bebop as an example.
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Actually one of the hardest SF shows, period, though its use of FTL gates moves it into the One big Lie category. Spaceships are regularly seen using reaction control thrusters to orient themselves in space, the travel time between even orbital interceptions is highlighted, and everything else is painstakingly researched. However, one does wonder what on earth is powering the spaceplanes...
1st Aug '15 4:58:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'''s only "lie" is the existence of giant humanoid robots that can support their own weight, and even then it's more plausible than, say ''[[MobileSuitGundam ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]''.[[note]]This is excepting single episodes with weirdness such as ghosts and {{Kaiju}}.[[/note]]
8th Jul '15 5:53:42 AM argent
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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has little that isn't based in real science, besides FTL drive and the characters being "genetic constructs" based on animals (debateable), there's no energy weapons [[spoiler: aside from the WaveMotionGun developed late in the series from Creator technology]] and practically all small arms use chemical propellants. The RPG sourcebooks suggest that armor is made from rather advanced materials though. ** The lack of energy weapons is arguably harder SF than not. Gallacci has defended it quite well at cons.
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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has little that isn't based in real science, besides FTL drive and the characters being "genetic constructs" based on animals (debateable), there's drive. There's no energy weapons [[spoiler: aside from the WaveMotionGun developed late in the series from Creator technology]] and practically all small arms use chemical propellants. The RPG sourcebooks suggest that armor is made from rather advanced materials though. ** The lack of energy weapons is arguably harder SF than not. Gallacci has defended it quite well at cons.
8th Jul '15 5:52:17 AM argent
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** The lack of energy weapons is arguably harder SF than not. Gallacci has defended it quite well at cons.
9th Jun '15 7:18:18 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Film/StrangeDays'' features just one technological advance, the memory-recording Semiconducting [=QUantum=] Interference Device or SQUID, and it's primarily social science fiction in which the new tech is basically just a greatly improved version of the recording technologies of today. The plot is nothing you haven't seen in a million cop stories.
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* ''Film/StrangeDays'' features just one technological advance, the memory-recording Semiconducting Superconducting [=QUantum=] Interference Device or SQUID, and it's primarily social science fiction in which the new tech is basically just a greatly improved version of the recording technologies of today. The plot is nothing you haven't seen in a million cop stories. ** Note that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices]] do actually exist, and are used in some MRI machines, but reading human memories is as-yet beyond them.
9th Jun '15 4:36:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StrangeDays'' features just one technological advance, the memory-recording Semiconducting [=QUantum=] Interference Device or SQUID, and it's primarily social science fiction in which the new tech is basically just a greatly improved version of the recording technologies of today. The plot is nothing you haven't seen in a million cop stories.
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* ''StrangeDays'' ''Film/StrangeDays'' features just one technological advance, the memory-recording Semiconducting [=QUantum=] Interference Device or SQUID, and it's primarily social science fiction in which the new tech is basically just a greatly improved version of the recording technologies of today. The plot is nothing you haven't seen in a million cop stories.
17th Apr '15 4:18:21 AM jormis29
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* In the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' series by Ian Douglas, the lie is spacetime manipulation technology, which allows for, among other things, gravitic weapons, deflector shields (which work by bending ordnance back in on itself, destroying missiles and deflecting kinetic and beam weapons), inertial dampers, and ReactionlessDrive (which takes the form of "pulled by an artificial singularity" on small ships and an Alcubierre drive on larger ones).
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* In the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' series by Ian Douglas, the lie is spacetime manipulation technology, which allows for, among other things, gravitic weapons, deflector shields (which work by bending ordnance back in on itself, destroying missiles and deflecting kinetic and beam weapons), inertial dampers, and ReactionlessDrive (which takes the form of "pulled by an artificial singularity" on small ships and an Alcubierre drive AlcubierreDrive on larger ones).
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