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Xanfor

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« on: 02-04-2008 10:51 »

A thread for all your favourite spaceships! Inspired by recent happenings in the Trek thread.

My favourites:

Sixth

Serenity



Why: Because it looks shiny.

Fifth

Red Dwarf



Why: Old reliable. Three million years go by and she still keeps on truckin'...

Fourth

The Death Star



Why: Raw power practically emanates from this thing. Raw power!

Third

The Planet Express Ship



Why: The laws of comedy prevent it from ever being destroyed.

Second

USS Enterprise



Why: Is technologically invincible when Scotty's on board.

Best

The TARDIS



Why: Every single other ship in this list coupled with a chronomobile.

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« Reply #1 on: 02-04-2008 11:02 »

The Heart of Gold

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« Reply #2 on: 02-04-2008 11:04 »

That doesn't look like a sneaker at all.
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« Reply #3 on: 02-04-2008 11:14 »

Yes but three huzzahs for the Infinite Improbability Drive.
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« Reply #4 on: 02-04-2008 13:31 »

I'd knock the Tardis down, and put the Death Star at No.1.
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« Reply #5 on: 02-04-2008 15:46 »
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SOL owns all.
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« Reply #6 on: 02-04-2008 15:57 »

That picture is very small...
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« Reply #7 on: 02-04-2008 16:33 »

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« Reply #8 on: 02-04-2008 17:37 »

I just go with some ones that haven't been picked yet. Suffice to say though, I love all Xanfor's picks.




Discovery One, from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mostly for its cultural significance, but it also looks sinister and cool, and like something we would actually build.




Executor class Super-Star Destroyer from Star Wars... because it's massive! Lookit that thing!!




Galactica. Same reason.




The hovercrafts from The Matrix Series... which technically aren't spaceships, but they're just so cool.




Spike's Swordfish II from Cowboy Bebop. Small, nimble, heavily armed, and painted red so it goes fast. It's such a nifty little thing, and very detailed, with control surfaces and vectored thrust mechanisms.




That's the greatest spaceship ever, right there.
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« Reply #9 on: 02-04-2008 18:16 »

 
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Looks like some sort of weird space testicles...

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« Reply #10 on: 02-04-2008 18:46 »
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10. Klingon Bird of Prey (Star Trek)
9. Otana (YT-2000, Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance)
8. Executor-class Star Destroyer (Star Wars)
7. Akira-class vessel (Star Trek)
6. NX-class vessel (Enterprise, Enterprise)
5. Planet Express Ship (Futurama)
4. X-Wing (Star Wars)
3. Defiant-class vessel (Defiant, Star Trek)
2. Firefly-class vessel (Serenity, Firefly/Serenity)
1. Sovereign-class vessel (Enterprise-E, Star Trek)

Honorable mentions: F-302 (Stargate: SG1), Millenium Falcon (Star Wars), Space Ball 1: Mega Maid form (Spaceballs), Columbia (Wild Horses, Cowboy Bebop), Swordfish II (Cowboy Bebop).
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« Reply #11 on: 02-04-2008 18:56 »

I coulden't find a very good pic, but the sun-deflecting ship from Sunshine:

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« Reply #13 on: 02-04-2008 20:03 »

I agree with Xan's especially the top 4. I need to see Serenity/Firefly and Red Dwarf (Kill me if you have a problem). Heart of Gold needs to be somewhere though. The Discovery's good.

Zim- Why is there bacon in the soap?!?!

Gir- I made it myself!
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« Reply #14 on: 02-04-2008 21:17 »

Is a sphere really a good design for a spaceship?

Do we have any like, spaceship engineers on here?

And I mean good as in "works good" not as in "dorks think it's sexy"
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« Reply #15 on: 02-04-2008 21:24 »

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« Reply #16 on: 02-04-2008 21:44 »

Oh man, that movie was such a let down.
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« Reply #17 on: 02-04-2008 21:44 »
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Got to agree with the Executor on this one.



Some others worth mentioning are:

Jade Shadow (SW)


Your standard ISD Mk-II (SW)



Daedalus Class Cruiser (SG-1)


YT-2000 (SW)


And of course
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« Reply #18 on: 02-04-2008 22:07 »
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Best
1. Constitution Class & Refit
2. Satellite of Love
3. Space Ball One: Mega Maid
4. Planet Express Ship
5. Space Ball One: Regular
6. X Wing
7. Discovery One
8. Bird of Prey
9. Lone Star's Winnebago

Lamest
1. Excelsior Class
2. Death Star I (cool design and all, but way too easy to destroy)
3. Constellation Class
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« Reply #19 on: 02-04-2008 22:49 »

 
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Oh man, that movie was such a let down.

I'll let you down! With my fist!
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« Reply #20 on: 02-05-2008 00:10 »

 
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Is a sphere really a good design for a spaceship?

Do we have any like, spaceship engineers on here?


I am, and yes it's a good design, in terms of superstructure strength.
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« Reply #21 on: 02-05-2008 00:16 »

 
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I am, and yes it's a good design, in terms of superstructure strength.

Even taking into account that the artificial gravity is pulling towards one of the poles?

Sound rather precarious to me...
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« Reply #22 on: 02-05-2008 00:23 »

 
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YT-2000 (SW)

::High five::
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« Reply #23 on: 02-05-2008 01:40 »

Going with the SOL, followed by the PE ship and the Executor Super star Destroyer
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« Reply #24 on: 02-05-2008 02:01 »

 
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 Even taking into account that the artificial gravity is pulling towards one of the poles?

It isn't.
Who said that?
Which of us actually comes from the future? Raise hand.

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artiGrav goes toward the core. That's how they've been building them since the early 2200s.
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« Reply #25 on: 02-05-2008 03:04 »

Planet Express Ship, Satellite of Love, Red Dwarf.
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 It isn't.
Who said that?
Which of us actually comes from the future? Raise hand.

*raises hand*

artiGrav goes toward the core. That's how they've been building them since the early 2200s.

Malarkey!  On the Death Star, floors ran latitudinally, meaning "south" and "down" were one in the same.  People would be falling toward the walls if gravity pulled toward the core.  Also, there would never be conventional windows, only skylights (or "space-skylights" ).

 
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The Heart of Gold


I hear that ship is completely undetectable by Neil Young's sensor array.

My favorite spaceship is the eponymous Voyager.  Short of the Defiant, it was the only Federation ship from TV that didn't look entirely cumbersome.
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« Reply #27 on: 02-05-2008 04:44 »

 
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 On the Death Star, floors ran latitudinally, meaning "south" and "down" were one in the same. People would be falling toward the walls if gravity pulled toward the core. Also, there would never be conventional windows, only skylights (or "space-skylights" ).


Fuck the Death Star, I was talking about REAL spaceships. Ones that make logical sense.
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« Reply #28 on: 02-05-2008 13:10 »

Logical sense hmmm guess that would be something like


USS Agamemnon from Babylon 5

Will admit I do like the White Stars, even if they do look abit like plucked chickens.



And a special place goes out to Moya



But top at the moment is the Bucket aka the Battlestar Galactica.

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« Reply #29 on: 02-05-2008 14:04 »

 
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But top at the moment is the Bucket aka the Battlestar Galactica.


Better than the Beast?

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« Reply #30 on: 02-05-2008 14:23 »

Frak no!

Long live the Pegasus!!!!



So say we all!
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« Reply #31 on: 02-05-2008 14:30 »

Pegasus = Galactica 1978
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« Reply #32 on: 02-05-2008 14:36 »
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I'll see you, and raise you The Event Horizon.

It comes with 100% more evil....   wink
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« Reply #33 on: 02-05-2008 16:34 »

Mmmm... evil....

Why wouldn't a sphere be a good choice for a spacecraft?  Other than breaching a planet's gravitational field, it's not like there'd be resistance from anything in the vacuum of space.  I believe the Borg cubes work off the same principal.  I think coldy raises another good point for using a spherical design, it becomes rather strong, structural speaking... given that it's a sphere, and spheres hold special properties.  Also, the antigravity would pull towards the core; no doubt about it.
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« Reply #34 on: 02-05-2008 17:29 »



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« Reply #35 on: 02-05-2008 17:37 »

Lol Starcraft Ghost
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« Reply #36 on: 02-05-2008 17:47 »

Bravo Faze, The Sulaco!  Nice!

Hmm, how about the Nostromo?
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« Reply #37 on: 02-05-2008 19:40 »

Nah, that looked like a hovering space oil rig or something.

Can't find a good Aurora class pic.
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« Reply #38 on: 02-05-2008 20:33 »

Shiny spaceships, you say?

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« Reply #39 on: 02-05-2008 20:46 »

that one looks like pure sex
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