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Census Favorite non-Star Wars, non-Star Trek spaceship

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Feb 17, 2014.

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Favorite non-SW, non-ST spaceship

  1. Galactica from Battlestar Galactica

    14.3%
  2. Gunstar from The Last Starfighter

    2.0%
  3. Heavy Metal Smile ship

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Discovery from 2001 A Spce Odyssey

    2.0%
  5. UD-4L Cheyenne class dropship from Aliens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Starfury from baylon 5

    6.1%
  7. Normandy from Mass effect

    16.3%
  8. Spaceballs Winnebago

    6.1%
  9. Other

    51.0%
  10. SDF-1 from Robotech

    2.0%
  1. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    May 27, 1999
    Pre-ANH, my favorites were the Eagle transporter from "Space: 1999"
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    And it's military counterpart, the Mark IX Hawk
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  2. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I notice that a lot of these elaborate designs make getting from one place to another inside the ship unnecessarily cumbersome, and I can't help but question the thought process that went into them. It'd make sense for the layout to be as simple as possible.

    But to hell with that. The Galactica is pretty sleek. The Normandy, even more so. I was going to say the Athena class from Starship Troopers too because of that slick nose, but the rest of it looks pretty mundane.

    Edit: I almost forgot! The fairest of them all is of course the shape shifting craft from Flight of the Navigator. If the T-1000 was an alien, he'd arrive in style in one of these.

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  3. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dec 16, 2000
    Now that's a pretty ship. And we will recall the voice of Max: "In this shape I can slide freely through your planet's thick atmosphere. In this form I can analyse civilisations thousands of years beyond your--"
    "Yeah, but can you fix the seat?"
    "Compliance!"
     
  4. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 5, 2000
    Tardis or Serenity.
     
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  5. Moviefan2k4

    Moviefan2k4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 29, 2009
    I just watched that again a few days ago; Disney should definitely release it on Blu-Ray. The DVD version looks like it wasn't restored at all.

    On another note, I remember thinking as a kid that "Pee-Wee Herman" did Max's voice, but I knew nothing of stage names at the time. So, when I saw the name "Paul Mall" listed in the credits, I took it at face value for years. It wasn't until after "Mystery Men" came out, that someone reminded me of him doing "Navigator". Its still one of my fave live-action Disney films.
     
  6. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dec 16, 2000
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    Thunder Road from Explorers. Awesome McCoolname.
     
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  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001

    Again, TARDIS is not a ship.
     
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    Apr 27, 2005
    When most everybody on the show classifies it as a ship, it's a ship.
     
  9. Mr. K

    Mr. K Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 23, 1999
  10. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001

    Now I admit I haven't watched Dr Who since Sylvester McCoy was the Doctor but I watched a shedload as a kid and I know that the TARDIS materialises at its destination. The only method of travel I can recall taht comes close is the wormhole generators developed in Peter F Hamilton's Commonwealth series. They, too, are not spaceships.

    On another note, the "Red" and "Yellow" ships from the Periphery video "Scarlet" are pretty damned awesome:

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  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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  12. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    Juliet i will not click youtube links you post. You've done enough evil with them and I won't be a part of it.
     
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  13. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    *rolls eyes* It's not some wicked rick - roll of Nickleback or Britney Spears, geez.
     
  14. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Oct 3, 2003
    The TARDIS can fly around normally in space like any other space vessel. It just also happens to be able to travel through time. It's definitely a starship, more so than say the delorean from Back to the Future which can fly but seemingly only within Earth's atmosphere.

    I'd choose the TARDIS & the Normandy, and probably Red Dwarf
     
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  15. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dec 16, 2000
    Well of course it can fly around in space. That's what the S stands for! :D
     
  16. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Yeah, but Ender implied that traveling through space in a time vortex from Point A & materialising at Point B doesn't make it a proper spaceship. Which is a fair point, but we have seen the TARDIS freely flying around in space numerous times in the show, such as when it went zipping around the Dalek saucer dodging missiles
     
  17. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'd be remiss if I didn't also do a tribute to the luminous portable Las Vegas alien ships from the 80s: E.T., Close Encounters, Cocoon. I suppose Spielberg envisioned the species he put to film to all come from perpetually overclouded and severely light-deprived planets. Their technologies display a serious overcompensation streak in their behaviours...

    It's a cautionary tale of the consequences of Arctic circle inhabitants becoming interstellar.
     
  18. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dec 16, 2000
    Well, in Cocoon's case it must be overcompensating for featureless glow worm bodies with insanely hot female bodies. Tahnee Welch, for crying out loud.
     
  19. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The Cocoon guys must come from a dark planet. Even their own bodies glow!
     
  20. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    May 27, 1999
    The Satellite of Love.

    KTMA version:
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    Cable version:
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    Movie version:
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  21. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oct 16, 2008
    [​IMG]

    So big, it can never entirely fit on the screen.
     
  22. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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  23. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    May 25, 2000
    In the name of uh....freedom...and democracy n'stuff...I hereby kidnap myself, an' I'm takin' the ship with me WOOOOO C'MON!!
     
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  24. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    Where the hell is Serenity? Otherwise, I'll go with the Normandy SR-69 or whatever.
     
  25. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Apr 3, 2002
    Serenity falls under "Other" for no better reaons than I never watched the show and I thought the ship is terrible looking.