Questions tagged [force-field]

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Film about people in a rural area trapped behind a force field

I remember watching a film in the late 70s or early 80s about people in a rural area who were trapped in a force field and could not escape. There were scenes of them digging out dirt along the edge ...
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Short story about a man trying to invent force field, but fails and someone else builds a better one

Short story could be from 1960-1980s. In English. Scientists are frantically working in a lab trying to develop a impenetrable force field. They have created one that does not use much power, but it ...
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Is there a faction using the Lasgun / Shield reaction?

Just rewatched the new Dune movie and had to explain to a friend why melee combat is a thing. I then started wondering: this could very well be used as an offensive weapon. Emphasis by me: Lasguns ...
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Looking for a story, from maybe the 1960's, in which an experimental world is rapidly evolved to solve problems [duplicate]

My memory is unreliable. but... What I recall is a story about someone who develops life from scratch in a small contained laboratory vessel, then accelerates evolution super fast until the life forms ...
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Which was the first story to feature force fields?

In science fiction series and movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, The war of the worlds, Independence Day (1996) , Macross (1982) , spaceships and/or robots use force fields to protect the mechas from ...
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