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Favorite Sci-Fi Ship
« on: May 25, 2005, 07:45:10 pm »

Yet Another Favorite Sci-Fi .... thread!
Favorite ship!

Mine just got to be the Chmmr Avatar...
It's big..
It's shiny..
It's got these nice red lines and nice blue windows..
It's got a combination of bots and crystals..
And it's got a damn nice and fearsome weapon..
And on top of that, there are also these nice, three ZapSats..


And if it ain't the Avatar, it's got to be.....
The Death Star ("Sphere o' Fear")!!!!!

Just got to love that big green blast!
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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Ship
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 07:59:35 pm »

I'd say it would have to be the original Enterprise of Star Trek
fame. Such an odd shape, but by golly it would take
a beating.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 08:43:31 pm »

Nah, the enterprise is too lanky. It would never hold up, which is why they need their energy bubble so badly.

My favorite is that cool fork-shaped ship from starflight (the one on the cover). That's why it's my current avatar. Hehe, my avatar can beat your avatar.

Second place goes to the Sulaco from Aliens.

Third place goes to all the Star Destroyer shaped craft in the SW universe. Wedges are cool.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005, 08:53:54 pm »

TIE Interceptor (if memory serves corrrectly). A souped up TiIE Fighter with more speed and firepower, but the lack of shields keeps your flight exciting!

Possibly the Voyager as well. Whilst pretty much your run of the mill Star Trek ship, it's impressive nonetheless.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005, 10:59:42 pm »

The SDF-1 of Robotech: The Macross Saga.  Nothing says lovin' when a 3/4 mile long ship fires its main cannon that's capable of taking down a small fleet in one shot.  
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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Ship
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 11:07:42 pm »

Luki, your memory is doing fine.

I like the Enterprise refit a lot.

I also like the Star Fury from B5, if only because it was a star fighter which actually properly used newtonian mechanics in fights.

the B-wing fighter from RotJ

I also like the Broodhome.

Shuffle these around in no particular order.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2005, 12:03:48 am »

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The SDF-1 of Robotech: The Macross Saga.  Nothing says lovin' when a 3/4 mile long ship fires its main cannon that's capable of taking down a small fleet in one shot.  

Hear, hear!  Although I thought the Zentraedi ships looked much more badass; and they had enough of them to lay waste to the entire Earth!  That's got to count for something, right?  Wink

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I also like the Star Fury from B5, if only because it was a star fighter which actually properly used newtonian mechanics in fights.

Fun fact:  According to Joe Straczynski, some big-brained engineers at NASA were trying to come up with a design for a "service vehicle" for space stations, and they decided that the Starfury was the optimal design (minus the guns, of course).  So they asked JMS if they could use his design, and he said "yes, BUT YOU HAVE TO CALL IT A STARFURY."  So in the next 10-60 years, you'll likely see photos of real-life Starfuries coming out of NASA.  Neat, eh?
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2005, 12:15:08 am »

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Fun fact:  According to Joe Straczynski, some big-brained engineers at NASA were trying to come up with a design for a "service vehicle" for space stations, and they decided that the Starfury was the optimal design (minus the guns, of course).  So they asked JMS if they could use his design, and he said "yes, BUT YOU HAVE TO CALL IT A STARFURY."  So in the next 10-60 years, you'll likely see photos of real-life Starfuries coming out of NASA.  Neat, eh?


Minus the guns eh? I think NASA might find some nice stuff to slap ontot that bird, courtesy of the Goverment... Can you imagine parking outside of Mir with your weapons armed and demanding entry.

Oh.. wait. Mir fell down, didn't it? Damn, there goes another brilliant idea.

Seriously though, that is waay neat. I hereby declare it one of my new goals in life... To be a passenger in a Starfury.
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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Ship
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2005, 02:39:59 am »

I like lots of ships, but I think the Cylon Basestars from Battlestar Galactica are among the best.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2005, 02:55:27 am »

"Seriously though, that is waay neat. I hereby declare it one of my new goals in life... To be a passenger in a Starfury."

You want to ride around in a repair pod? That is your dream? I wonder what your hobbies are. Perhaps book refinnishing or cat dentistry.

I guess it's better than pickin' up rocks in your vibrationless space tractor. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005, 09:43:18 am »

I'm leaning towards the TIE Interceptor aswell. It's up there on my top 10 list anyways, along with the Borg cube and Sulaco of course. ASP explorer is sweet too!


Edit : ASP explorer paper model Couldn't find a screenshot of the Amiga version, the PC version has ugly textures.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005, 10:14:33 am »

The Starship Bistromath.  The only really good in-flight meal.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2005, 11:23:03 am »

Links:

http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/927770267-00.jpg

http://aliens.humlak.cz/aliens/Aliens_papirove_modely/papercraft/sulaco.html

http://www.moviebunker.com/star_destroyer_fake_picture.htm
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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Ship
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005, 01:42:30 am »

Stanislaw Lem's 'Invincible' (in a book with the same name).
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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Ship
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005, 06:53:15 am »

the Defiant, of course Grin
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