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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Thought I'd share a post I wrote about this.

5 Greatest Spaceships of All Time http://bit.ly/a7llAZ

Obviously in my humble opinion and there are TONS more that could be on the list.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Great choices, especially Space: 1999. I think I would have included the Nostromo from ALIEN and the Discovery from 2001. And most of all, Spaceball One. smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Great choices, especially Space: 1999. I think I would have included the Nostromo from ALIEN and the Discovery from 2001. And most of all, Spaceball One. smile

Ooooo. Nostromo! Good one! That would be another great one to live in.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Not sure if I would list Sky One as I don't believe it actually went into space. Did it?

Definitely The Discovery from 2001. It looked absolutely real as if it were being shot on location in space. Not surprising since the large model was ~55 feet long!



I would include the United Planets Cruiser C-57D from Forbidden Planet myself.



And from CE3K...



I know Charles Thaxton will show up in this thread at some point! smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I agree for the most part, but instead of the Jupiter 2, I'd include...

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Great choices, especially Space: 1999. I think I would have included the Nostromo from ALIEN and the Discovery from 2001. And most of all, Spaceball One. smile

Ooooo. Nostromo! Good one! That would be another great one to live in.


I liked the refinery that the Nostromo was towing better than the Nostromo itself.



But I wouldn't want to live there.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I nominate the mighty "Kosher 28"!

(--If that's what it's called, I'm just going by what's printed on its hull.)



ZOOMIN' AROUND, PROTECTING THE HEBREW RACE!

You may recognize the tune. It later became "Men In Tights."

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

There were a few crab-claw-looking spaceships that I thought were pretty cool, but I can only barely remember them.

One I think was the orbiting ship in SATURN 3, that appears first in the movie.

The other I think was the one owned by Princess Ardala

in the Buck Rogers TV series.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

I guess you folks have never heard of or seen the COMET before. It's the spaceship of CAPTAIN FUTURE, a Japanese animation series dating back to 1979. It was a big success in Germany in the early 1980s. We even traded Captain Future stickers for a collector's album back then. smile



More detailed view on the Comet: http://www.rz-journal.de/Film-RZs/Futures_comet.jpg (with German index).

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Maybe your favorites can be found here:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_EB-cXx2c9dI/Sqk5rqSm2SI/AAAAAAAAAeY/YAC-AcTEcUc/s1600-h/Space+Jam+Wallpaper+.jpg

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

There were a few crab-claw-looking spaceships that I thought were pretty cool, but I can only barely remember them.

One I think was the orbiting ship in SATURN 3, that appears first in the movie.

The other I think was the one owned by Princess Ardala

in the Buck Rogers TV series.


Princess Ardala. Now there's somewhere I'd like to live. (hubba hubba)

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Ebab   (Member)

Great choices, especially Space: 1999.

I was a teen at the time of "Space: 1999", obsessed with everything Sci-Fi, and still hated the show. Those goofy reaction shots, always the same. Ick.

That said, this particular ship design was not bad at all, inspired by then-contemporary, weight and material saving designs for space-station structures – it had something.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Personally, I think anyone would be hard pressed to find a cooler spaceship than one that can fold up to the size of a briefcase:

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

What about the one in Starcrash that was essentially a big metal fist?

Captained by a Pavarotti lookalike in bondage gear?

Had me crying with laughter when I was 10 or 11!

Or the one in Battle Beyond The Stars with the Page 3 assets?

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Ebab   (Member)

Thought I'd share a post I wrote about this.

5 Greatest Spaceships of All Time http://bit.ly/a7llAZ


I mostly agree with the Millennium Falcon. A ship that suggests a personality with its own history, but not in-the-face. Marvelous design choice.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

What about the one in Starcrash that was essentially a big metal fist?

Captained by a Pavarotti lookalike in bondage gear?

Had me crying with laughter when I was 10 or 11!

Or the one in Battle Beyond The Stars with the Page 3 assets?


I always thought the Battle Beyond the Stars ship resembled Bullwinkle J. Moose.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

RED DWARF. But then I am a Red Dwarf fan.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Cryogenix   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Neil, I definitely agree with you on #1. I love the way it looks, especially in the ST:TMP redesign. It's sleek, smooth, and I loved the way that the SFX team lit it, using lights from the ship itself.

I still like TOS version of the ship, but the TMP refit was great.

I don't particularly care for the Trek XI redesign - the warp nacelles were just too retro and top heavy. Whatever, sleek beauty was in the TMP refit was lost.

Also, to whoever added the Mothership from CE3K, thanks. That would be my #2.


Here's my #3 (probably because it was my very first spaceship):

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2010 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

I guess you folks have never heard of or seen the COMET before. It's the spaceship of CAPTAIN FUTURE, a Japanese animation series dating back to 1979. It was a big success in Germany in the early 1980s. We even traded Captain Future stickers for a collector's album back then. smile



More detailed view on the Comet: http://www.rz-journal.de/Film-RZs/Futures_comet.jpg (with German index).



Edmond Hamilton (author of the Captain Future books) always described the Comet as "teardrop" shaped.

 
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