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View Poll Results: What is your favorite science fiction space ship?
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Battlestar Galactica 8 votes (9.20%)
Enterprise NCC-1701 8 votes (9.20%)
Enterprise NCC-1701-D 14 votes (16.09%)
Heart of Gold 4 votes (4.60%)
Millenium Falcon 22 votes (25.29%)
Moya 5 votes (5.75%)
NSEA Protector 0 votes (0%)
Red Dwarf 4 votes (4.60%)
Serenity 8 votes (9.20%)
Sulaco 0 votes (0%)
TARDIS 6 votes (6.90%)
That's no moon, it's a space station! 8 votes (9.20%)
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What's your favorite Science Fiction space ship? (Page 2)
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Apr 25, 2007, 08:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
I liked the Borg cube.
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I vote Borg cube too.
Wow, you guys are full of imagination.

You should see this ship I designed called the Sphere. It's just like a Borg cube only all the edges have been rounded off.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 08:38 AM
 
Oh geez, spheres are sooooo twenty second century.
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Apr 25, 2007, 08:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Oh geez, spheres are sooooo twenty second century.
Dude a sphere is like cube only with more sides.

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Apr 25, 2007, 09:03 AM
 
I liked the enterprise nx-01
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Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
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I would have picked snow speeder but it's not on the list. Nice simple, elegant design.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 09:19 AM
 
I voted millenium falcon but now that I think about it I'd say that the Imperial-class Star Destroyer is the coolest.

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Apr 25, 2007, 11:37 AM
 
I voted for the Falcon. Even ordered one a couple of days ago (Revell).
Red Dwarf ain't bad - but Starbug is way cooler.
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Apr 25, 2007, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
I liked the enterprise nx-01
I am a huge trekie and i have to say I was incredibly disappointed with that design. Without the lower large secondary hull it doesn't look much like the Enterprises that followed it but the predecessor to the Akira class ships from First contact onwards:



Most of all though it didn't feel retro or creative enough to me for what they could have done and in many shots from the bottom it looked like it was a squashed pancake.

Apparently early on the designs for the NX looked very close to the original 1701 but they changed it last minute.

Strangely enough my favorite ship design in the trek universe is the Akira class though. I also really liked the odd look of the Pasteur which was also a modern take on a old design.

     
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Apr 25, 2007, 11:57 AM
 
I like the Heart of Gold and the completely black ship in Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 11:58 AM
 
I'm sure I'd have a strong opinion in response to yours, but its been two many years.

10 years ago, I could have published a 5000 word paper on the subject.

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Apr 25, 2007, 12:08 PM
 
USS Defiant - See sig... and...

     
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Apr 25, 2007, 12:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by exca1ibur View Post
USS Defiant - See sig... and...

That's a great shot.



As overdone as it was, I always found the Enterprise from All Good Things... amusing.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 12:22 PM
 
You ever see some of the early designs of the Defiant? They were much more bad ass and cooler cuz it could also split in 2. It was also called the USS Valiant up until the last minute.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
You ever see some of the early designs of the Defiant? They were much more bad ass and cooler cuz it could also split in 2. It was also called the USS Valiant up until the last minute.
Found these with a quick bit of googling. Very nice!

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Apr 25, 2007, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Found these with a quick bit of googling. Very nice!
Yep those are them. The one on the bottom left if the one I mentioned can split in 2 but I can't tell if that was more of an emergency escape thing or a tectical feature like that ship in voyager that could split in 3 for battles.

My favorite one is:


As you can see it was also much smaller at the time. One thing DS9 really ****ed up on was how big was the defiant exactly? Sometimes it is pretty big in relation to other ships and even having shuttles and others it is tiny. I also couldn't stand how they rode the turbo lift for 1-2 minutes on it even though it is only a couple hundred feet long and 4 levels. You could definitely walk faster most of the time.

Also the biggest DUH moment with ALL Star Trek USS designs is the fact that the bridge is located at the top with optional skylight.... even on warships like the defiant. If there is one thing a bad guy should target it is that and the rest takes care of itself.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I also couldn't stand how they rode the turbo lift for 1-2 minutes on it even though it is only a couple hundred feet long and 4 levels.
That always bothered me too.

BTW, the ship has a Dominion type feel to it.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 01:00 PM
 
Right now my current fav is the Cylons basestars:



The great thing about them is the don't have that usual aerodynamic spaceship look nor do they have a true front/back or any real recognizable parts to them like engines or shuttlebays. This way they look totally alien to the rest of the human ships in the same universe and fresh and new to SciFi fans.

Even cooler is they make a lot of sense from a tactical standpoint if you look at it closely.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 01:00 PM
 
Sorry cjrivera, the Vipers (especially with the red stripes) look like Star Wars ships (an x-wing but not quite). I stand by my vote for the Cylon Raider .




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Apr 25, 2007, 01:04 PM
 
OOh forgot about that one from Aliens. Definitely cool but it feels a bit Mech Warrior.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 01:09 PM
 
The Shadow BattleCrabs from Babylon 5, and the Minbari "Anglefish" ships too.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 01:17 PM
 
Event Horizon.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 01:19 PM
 
Mmm... phallicious

     
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What is that? It looks familiar.
     
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Originally Posted by centerchannel68 View Post
What is that? It looks familiar.
Drop ship from AlienS
     
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Ah okay. I thought it was either Aliens or Halo...which makes sense, considering how it's influenced by it. Quake 4 was a much more blatent ripoff though.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 02:16 PM
 
My ship will kick your ships ass.

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I'm proud I recognized it.
     
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It's cooler at the end when it transforms.
     
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Brings back memories of a Saturday morning in the 70's...

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Apr 25, 2007, 02:29 PM
 
God, that just reminds me how bad the robot design for the movie is.
     
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Apr 25, 2007, 02:33 PM
 
The planes from Macross. Shoji Kawamori and Studio Nue took one of the most famous fighter plane designs and created a thing of dreams. A F14(esque) that can fly in space, has extra armor and weapons, and can transform into a battle suit? The way they engineered the transformation process is a thing of beauty. I love it to this day.

     
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How can we forget the Sulaco from Aliens.



I mean the entire friggin' ship was shaped like a giant gun! megatron style!
     
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Originally Posted by goMac View Post
I liked the Pegasus.
The Pegasus was a LOT cooler than the Galactica. A LOT. According to the plot they didn't have to destroy it since all the ships jumped away, including Galactica, and they stayed to fight. They could have also jumped away.

But they needed the set space the Basestars, so oh well.
     
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Originally Posted by bstone View Post
But they needed the set space the Basestars, so oh well.
I think it was also a good time for it to go story wise as did the writers.

If it had been Star Trek it would have gotten destroyed by the end of the first episode it was in so we should be happy it lasted as long as it did.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
The great thing about them is the don't have that usual aerodynamic spaceship look nor do they have a true front/back or any real recognizable parts to them like engines or shuttlebays. This way they look totally alien to the rest of the human ships in the same universe and fresh and new to SciFi fans.
Actually, they remind me a lot of the Shadow ships in Babylon 5, with the alien, menacing "pointy" look. The basestars just a lot bigger.

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This has always been my favorite:
     
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Let's not forget these:

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I woulda made more options, but it's limited to 12. Maybe a mod can modify the poll and make it 24 options?
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Aside from Serenity, this is another one of my favorites:



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Originally Posted by cjrivera View Post
Brings back memories of a Saturday morning in the 70's...

ah yes, the black & decker dustbuster ship...
     
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a classic among spaceships!
     
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Space 1999. Damn, someone has been digging in the crates for that one. whoa..
     
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Another classic Star Trek ship of all time...



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