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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #60 on: 12/28/2017 07:02 AM »
My choices are going to be the previously mentioned Millennium Falcon and the Discovery.

One of my other favorites, which isn't mentioned here, is the Michael, from Niven and Pournelle's novel 'Footfall'. A giant, nuclear-pulse powered battleship that takes the fight for Earth straight back to the Aliens (no borrowed alien tech or USB drive required! :P )



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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #61 on: 12/28/2017 08:14 AM »
Voyager from Star Trey Voyager or Enterprise from the 2009 movie and the latest Star Trek movies. I just hate it when the ships get damaged or blown up though. Like "you destroyed that beauty?! Nooo!"

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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #62 on: 12/28/2017 04:01 PM »
I'll go with the pride of the Royal Manticoran Navy: HMS Nike


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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #63 on: 12/28/2017 08:02 PM »
One of my other favorites, which isn't mentioned here, is the Michael, from Niven and Pournelle's novel 'Footfall'. A giant, nuclear-pulse powered battleship that takes the fight for Earth straight back to the Aliens (no borrowed alien tech or USB drive required! :P )

Never saw illustrations of Michael, thanks for posting. - I was very intrigued by the design of that beast when I read the book. Popping a-bombs out of the back and detonating them to provide propulsion is quite the concept!
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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #64 on: 12/28/2017 08:07 PM »
Popping a-bombs out of the back and detonating them to provide propulsion is quite the concept!

One that was seriously explored back in the 1950s.
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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #65 on: 12/28/2017 08:25 PM »
One of my other favorites, which isn't mentioned here, is the Michael, from Niven and Pournelle's novel 'Footfall'. A giant, nuclear-pulse powered battleship that takes the fight for Earth straight back to the Aliens (no borrowed alien tech or USB drive required! :P )

Never saw illustrations of Michael, thanks for posting. - I was very intrigued by the design of that beast when I read the book. Popping a-bombs out of the back and detonating them to provide propulsion is quite the concept!

I really like how they used the pulse units for the main drive to do double-duty in pumping X-ray lasers for the main heavy weapons on that ship.

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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #66 on: 12/28/2017 08:36 PM »
My choices are going to be the previously mentioned Millennium Falcon and the Discovery.

One of my other favorites, which isn't mentioned here, is the Michael, from Niven and Pournelle's novel 'Footfall'. A giant, nuclear-pulse powered battleship that takes the fight for Earth straight back to the Aliens (no borrowed alien tech or USB drive required! :P )



I was going to pick Orion but did not remember it had been used in a sci-fi story (even though I read and enjoyed Footfall back in my college days. Memory never was my strong suit.)  The non-fiction book about Project Orion is great fun: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21243.Project_Orion
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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #67 on: 12/28/2017 08:54 PM »
Probably no pictures of this one but "New York" from "Cities in Flight" by James Blish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cities_in_Flight

Second place, Rama from "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C Clarke.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama

I just like spaceships with some room to roam!

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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #68 on: 12/28/2017 09:24 PM »
The Akira-class ships from Star Trek. This one is called USS Thunderchild.


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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #69 on: 12/28/2017 09:35 PM »
Probably no pictures of this one but "New York" from "Cities in Flight" by James Blish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cities_in_Flight

Second place, Rama from "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C Clarke.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama

I just like spaceships with some room to roam!

For "Cities in Flight" artwork, look at the covers of any early "Boston" album.

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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #70 on: 12/28/2017 09:41 PM »
I have two.

The Vulture. And the Gunstar.

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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #71 on: 12/29/2017 05:00 AM »
I think this one is obvious, with all due respect to the past four pages...

"When Worlds Collide" had a fine rail launch system, and an awesome vehicle to be sure.
Indeed, I'm pretty sure the same vehicle was in 20 MILLION Miles to Earth, another Must-See sci-fi...

 

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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #72 on: 12/29/2017 05:35 AM »
I think this one is obvious, with all due respect to the past four pages...

"When Worlds Collide" had a fine rail launch system, and an awesome vehicle to be sure.
Indeed, I'm pretty sure the same vehicle was in 20 MILLION Miles to Earth, another Must-See sci-fi...

Rip off of the Sänger Amerika Bomber IMO ::)

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Re: Favorite Spaceships from Science Fiction?
« Reply #73 on: 12/29/2017 06:46 AM »
I actually liked the simplicity of the Interceptors from the 70s series “ UFO”, along with the SkyDiver.(Look em up on Google images). One missile and they’re done. If nothing else, that series should get the thumbs up for the best theme song intro for a fantasy sci-fi series.
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