What is your favourite spaceship design?

Hey guys,

I would like to know what are you ships or spaceship favorite designs (seen in sf in general, movies, books -even a desscription, games, etc) ?

For me, but I have a really poor culture on SF - why I want to open this discussion :wink: - my favorite design comes from an Hollywood movie : the ship of the artificial intelligences at the end of the movie “AI” by Steven Spielberg. I just find it perfect. I’m desperatly searching for an image on the net but don’t find it for the moment, but it is so awesome. It’s like a lot of super-futuristic modules that move independently and permit to reorganize ship according to the situation I think… it is awesome…

if you have images or little videos I’m interested…

And you ? What is for you the best design you ever seen ?

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Probably not my all time fav, but the first thing I think of is the Homeworld 2 Vaygr Battlecruiser. Those prickly red anti-fighter pulsar/laser shots, the submarine-like missile rack, and that beefy 3-burst Trinity cannon, all go so well with its general predator fish look.

Then again the Hiigaran battlecruiser is just as cool.

You mean the black cube-shaped one?

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yes :smiley: love it… the most advanced design I ever seen (according to what I like…)… but also all the little ones that the cube-shaped meet on its road… a lot of ships in the same style that are exploring around it.

Yours totally looks like an awesome big gun :blush: like it

As far as larger ships go, the Terran Federation Corvette Transport will always be one of my favourites:

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awesome thank you !! I screen captured the scene, now uploading on a site to make a gif :smiley: how did you make it so fastly :smiley: ?? well on another hand I just realised that you took screenshots, of course it is faster :wink:

There are a lot of designs i like in different SciFi universes. But my favourites are the ones that appear to be actually functional within the logic/physics of said universe.

E.g. for a space only fighter, the Starfury from Babylon 5 is by far the most believable design i know. From the position of the pilot - ( no need for a seat in zero gravity ) to the cockpit visibility ( pretty much optimized for the human neck ) to the truster placement ( max turn rate around all axis ) to the docking and launch mechanic ( quick, simple, optimized to save space ) it just screams ENGINEERED TO WORK! to me.

Unsurprisingly, i also really like the design of the Battlestars in BSG. Within the logic of the universe they appear highly functional.

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I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to stick with muh Higaran BC:

Another design I really liked was the concept flagship, that sadly didn’t make it in game except as a derelict.

Agreed. B5 did an excellent job on design.

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Here is my favorite design ever (also my favorite scene on the movie) :

https://vid.me/rWoB

@Arkenbrien I like the last…

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That was my only pet peeve watching B5. The final 90 degree spin to launch thru the docking bay doors would give pilots negative G’s. I don’t remember seeing them sitting in their Starfuries long enough to warrant that arrangement; ostensibly so that the pilots were in perceived feet-down gravity from B5’s rotation… That’s if the ships do launch from a rotating part of B5.

As a Star Wars fan, I like a ship that probably doesn’t exist in canon any more!

It was only ever in the expanded universe (Enforcer Picket Cruiser) and a few games, but I liked it as a bite-sized variant of the rather chunky, but classic, Star Destroyer.

I do really like the Colonial stuff from BSG as well :smile:

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I’m surprised not to see an image of this futuristic one yet …

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As mentioned, Homeworld got some sweet designs in my opinion.
For example first mothership. I was fascinated by the different approach and completely different sillhoutte to all other ships I’ve seen before. Of course, it’s not a fighter :smile:

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As for bit more fighter-like, something about b5 terran destroyers appealed to me. Probably the hammer-head, looks super aggressive. Although the rest is a bit awkward.

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From smaller ships, Normandy was pretty sleek :smile:

Will think about others.

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I hope this qualifies.

If you haven’t seen this yet. http://io9.com/heres-nasas-new-design-for-a-warp-drive-ship-1588948192

From the SciFi world… it would have to be the Enterprise E


my trek is showing…

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If somebody didn’t come across this chart, nice comparison of huge ships:

http://www.chartgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/size_comparison___science_fiction_spaceships_by_dirkloechel-d6lfgdf1.jpg

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As a fan for decades - There can be only one ->

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Seems I don’t have a favorite space ship, how odd. The first one I ever flew was an older version of the one below, funny enough, don’t even own one in ED.

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the USS Enterprise has an incredible design… it looks like a flying futuristic city…