History Mohs / PhysicsPlus

9th Jun '17 2:55:29 PM nombretomado
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* The WhateleyUniverse has superheroes, but explains everything through the science of 'pattern theory'. There's occasional diversions to explain things like Giant-man style giants and why they don't have problems with the square-cube law and why they don't overheat (in fact, they over''cool'' and Matterhorn accrues 'snow' on his shoulders as he stays big) and why they have trouble interacting with our 3-D world as they get larger and larger. Giant humanoid robots don't work, for all the real-world reasons, although inventors at Whateley Academy are ''still'' trying. The implications of Phase's density-changing (actually, moving through other dimensions of our reality) power keep being revealed, and he still has troubles caused by the Law of Conservation of Momentum and the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum.

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* The WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse has superheroes, but explains everything through the science of 'pattern theory'. There's occasional diversions to explain things like Giant-man style giants and why they don't have problems with the square-cube law and why they don't overheat (in fact, they over''cool'' and Matterhorn accrues 'snow' on his shoulders as he stays big) and why they have trouble interacting with our 3-D world as they get larger and larger. Giant humanoid robots don't work, for all the real-world reasons, although inventors at Whateley Academy are ''still'' trying. The implications of Phase's density-changing (actually, moving through other dimensions of our reality) power keep being revealed, and he still has troubles caused by the Law of Conservation of Momentum and the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum.
23rd Apr '17 10:22:04 AM nombretomado
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* Arguably ''SwordOfTheStars''. FTL methods are based on esoteric if not outright fictional scientific theories like the so-called "Menisceal Principle", high-end techs include weaponized sub-atomic particle beams and there are bevies of {{Precursor|s}}-leftover tech that defies current scientific understanding, but much is also feasibly extended from existing scientific knowledge. To its credit, ships are much more modestly sized than in most other series; even the ~800m Leviathans, monstrous by the series's standards, fail to break the kilometer mark common to many other series' capital craft, and definitely are far from the multi-kilometer hulks of higher-end/softer works. However the first game goes to the opposite extreme with FTL capable destroyers that are smaller than RealLife space shuttles.

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* Arguably ''SwordOfTheStars''.''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''. FTL methods are based on esoteric if not outright fictional scientific theories like the so-called "Menisceal Principle", high-end techs include weaponized sub-atomic particle beams and there are bevies of {{Precursor|s}}-leftover tech that defies current scientific understanding, but much is also feasibly extended from existing scientific knowledge. To its credit, ships are much more modestly sized than in most other series; even the ~800m Leviathans, monstrous by the series's standards, fail to break the kilometer mark common to many other series' capital craft, and definitely are far from the multi-kilometer hulks of higher-end/softer works. However the first game goes to the opposite extreme with FTL capable destroyers that are smaller than RealLife space shuttles.
25th Feb '17 4:30:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' goes to great lengths to justify its [[HumongousMecha Mortar Headds]], but besides that, it has a lot of imaginary ''biological'' laws for both the 'evolved' Jokerians and the synthetic Fatimas.

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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' goes to great lengths to justify its [[HumongousMecha Mortar Headds]], but besides that, it has a lot of imaginary ''biological'' laws for both the 'evolved' Jokerians and the synthetic Fatimas.
6th Nov '16 5:36:38 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'' makes hay out of the fact that scientists currently have no damn clue what dark energy and dark matter really are, using them to justify hardcore SpaceSailing and WoodenShipsAndIronMen via [[SubspaceOrHyperspace an alternate plane of existence called darkspace]]. The fact that most combat in the series takes place in darkspace dictates the designs of ships, which otherwise take into consideration that space is 3D and that one still has to deal with orbital mechanics in realspace (even more so than usual, since ships can only enter or exit darkspace at Lagrange points off of massive objects).

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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'' makes hay out of the fact that scientists currently have no damn clue what dark energy and dark matter really are, using them to justify hardcore SpaceSailing and WoodenShipsAndIronMen via [[SubspaceOrHyperspace an alternate plane of existence called darkspace]]. The fact that most combat in the series takes place in darkspace dictates the designs of ships, which otherwise take into consideration that space is 3D and that one still has to deal with orbital mechanics in realspace (even more so than usual, since ships can only enter or exit darkspace at Lagrange points off of massive objects).
6th Nov '16 3:09:40 PM StarSword
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\n* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'' makes hay out of the fact that scientists currently have no damn clue what dark energy and dark matter really are, using them to justify hardcore SpaceSailing and WoodenShipsAndIronMen via [[SubspaceOrHyperspace an alternate plane of existence called darkspace]]. The fact that most combat in the series takes place in darkspace dictates the designs of ships, which otherwise take into consideration that space is 3D and that one still has to deal with orbital mechanics in realspace (even more so than usual, since ships can only enter or exit darkspace at Lagrange points off of massive objects).
16th May '16 12:30:59 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelCinematicUniverse tends to shift between this and World of Phebotinum.

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* MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse tends to shift between this and World of Phebotinum.
30th Sep '15 12:57:21 PM TheKaizerreich
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* On a whole, the ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' belongs here. The various installments generally try to be realistic in how known things work and things that are not real are generally handled in a consistent manner and indeed can show up again and again in different contexts or scenarios. While there is {{FTL}}, PsychicPowers and sometimes RubberForeheadAliens or more often HumanAliens, the franchise generally explores who normal humans with typically military background work along with the strange things they find all the time. The various installments are also unusual in that many things the characters find turn out to be useful in other contexts and many episodes indeed deal with new developments based on artifacts or technologies found and decoded in earlier episodes, even earlier seasons in several cases. The only exception, it seems, are the titular Star Gates themselves, but those ''are'' very old devices scattered all over the place and the one Star Gate that typically behaves the most odd is the one on earth since it lacks a proper control device, instead a human-made computer is used and the software behind that changes for test purposes every so often, so that part is explained too.

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* On a whole, the ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' belongs here. The various installments generally try to be realistic in how known things work and things that are not real are generally handled in a consistent manner and indeed can show up again and again in different contexts or scenarios. While there is {{FTL}}, PsychicPowers and sometimes RubberForeheadAliens or more often HumanAliens, the franchise generally explores who how normal humans with typically military background work along with the strange things they find all the time. The various installments are also unusual in that many things the characters find turn out to be useful in other contexts and many episodes indeed deal with new developments based on artifacts or technologies found and decoded in earlier episodes, even earlier seasons in several cases. The only exception, it seems, are the titular Star Gates themselves, but those ''are'' very old devices scattered all over the place and the one Star Gate that typically behaves the most odd is the one on earth since it lacks a proper control device, instead a human-made computer is used and the software behind that changes for test purposes every so often, so that part is explained too.
30th Sep '15 12:55:04 PM TheKaizerreich
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* On a whole, the ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' belongs here. The various installments generally try to be realistic in how known things work and things that are not real are generally handled in a consistent manner and indeed can show up again and again in different contexts or scenarios. While there is {{FTL}}, PsychicPowers and sometimes RubberForeheadAliens or more often HumanAliens, the franchise generally explores who normal humans with typically military background work along with the strange things they find all the time. The various installments are also unusual in that many things the characters find turn out to be useful in other contexts and many episodes indeed deal with new developments based on artifacts or technologies found and decoded in earlier episodes, even earlier seasons in several cases. The only exception, it seems, are the titular Star Gates themselves, but those ''are'' very old devices scattered all over the place and the one Star Gate that typically behaves the most odd is the one on earth since it lacks a proper control device, instead a human-made computer is used and the software behind that changes for test purposes every so often, so that part is explained too.
31st Jul '15 4:34:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Gundam}}'' falls somewhere between this and "One Big Lie" depending on which incarnation of the franchise you're talking about. Some, like the original ''MobileSuitGundam'' and ''Gundam00'', use vaguely plausible ideas with huge deviances, like Minovsky physics and Newtypes, having their own rules. Then there's ''GGundam''...

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* ''{{Gundam}}'' ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' falls somewhere between this and "One Big Lie" depending on which incarnation of the franchise you're talking about. Some, like the original ''MobileSuitGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and ''Gundam00'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', use vaguely plausible ideas with huge deviances, like Minovsky physics and Newtypes, having their own rules. Then there's ''GGundam''...
''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''...
1st Jul '15 4:33:56 PM nombretomado
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* The 2003 reboot ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' series seems to fall in this category. Cylon resurrection is never really explained, but spacecraft movement seems to follow RealLife physics and the FTL jump drive's limitations are applied more-or-less consistently.

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* The 2003 reboot ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' series seems to fall in this category. Cylon resurrection is never really explained, but spacecraft movement seems to follow RealLife physics and the FTL jump drive's limitations are applied more-or-less consistently.
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