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

Galactica from Battlestar Galactica 7 vote(s) 14.3%
Gunstar from The Last Starfighter 1 vote(s) 2.0%
Heavy Metal Smile ship 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Discovery from 2001 A Spce Odyssey 1 vote(s) 2.0%
UD-4L Cheyenne class dropship from Aliens 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Starfury from baylon 5 3 vote(s) 6.1%
Normandy from Mass effect 8 vote(s) 16.3%
Spaceballs Winnebago 3 vote(s) 6.1%
Other 25 vote(s) 51.0%
SDF-1 from Robotech 1 vote(s) 2.0%
  1. Kenneth Morgan Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 27, 1999
    star 4
    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 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2004
    star 4
    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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    Last edited by Violent Violet Menace, Feb 17, 2014
  3. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    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 Admin Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    Tardis or Serenity.
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  5. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2009
    star 4
    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 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
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    Thunder Road from Explorers. Awesome McCoolname.
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  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9

    Again, TARDIS is not a ship.
  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 27, 2005
    star 7
    When most everybody on the show classifies it as a ship, it's a ship.
  9. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 1999
    star 5
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9

    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 Chosen One

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    Apr 27, 2005
    star 7
  12. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    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 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 27, 2005
    star 7
    *rolls eyes* It's not some wicked rick - roll of Nickleback or Britney Spears, geez.
  14. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    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 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    Well of course it can fly around in space. That's what the S stands for! :D
  16. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    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 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2004
    star 4
    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.
    Last edited by Violent Violet Menace, Feb 18, 2014
  18. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    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 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2004
    star 4
    The Cocoon guys must come from a dark planet. Even their own bodies glow!
    Last edited by Violent Violet Menace, Feb 18, 2014
  20. Kenneth Morgan Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 27, 1999
    star 4
    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 Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
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    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
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    So big, it can never entirely fit on the screen.
  22. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2012
    star 4
  23. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    Member Since:
    May 25, 2000
    star 6
    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 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
    Where the hell is Serenity? Otherwise, I'll go with the Normandy SR-69 or whatever.
  25. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    Serenity falls under "Other" for no better reaons than I never watched the show and I thought the ship is terrible looking.