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Your favourite starships?

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:32 pm
by citizen7
The Crimson Dark has plenty of impressive looking starships floating around that have been inspired from some of the best that science fiction have to offer. But I would like to know: what are your favourite starships, and what inspires you most about them?
Mine's a Firefly called Serenity; and Firefly's "run forever -they got a mechanic even half awake".

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:38 am
by allikat
My favourites:
Star-Trek: Ncc1701-c (probably the most beautiful of the Enterprise ships)
Klingon bird of prey (looks mean, like a hunter should)

Star-Wars: Republic cruiser/ Imperial star destroyer (Has the mean look too)
Imperial shuttle (very cool, and looks like it would work, even with current tech)

2001/2010: Discovery (Looks like an early exploration ship should)
Leonov (Looks like a Russian ship should)

B5: Lots, of which highlights are:
Starfury ( A reminder that in space, you don't need aerodynamics)
Narn war cruiser (Has a nice focussed look that a warship should have)
Shadow ship (Takes the mean and nasty look to a whole new level)
Earth Alliance destroyer (We don't have gravity onboard, and we don't care)
Earth Alliance Cruiser (Nice rotating section for gravity)

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:43 am
by Vile
Although I love Firefly, I don't actually like the firefly class of ship much - looks too much like a firefly for my suspension of disbelief.

Fighter-wise, the Y-wing is still my favourite 33 yeas on. But my all-time favourite, hmm ... I'm going to have to be boring and go with the Millennium Falcon ...

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:50 am
by see317
I've always been a big fan of oddball looking ships. I like the B-wing from starwars, the bubble fighters in the opening of the Lost in Space movie too. (After that, the movie went downhill pretty fast, bottoming out with a CGI chameleon monkey thing...)

The hammerhead cruiser from the KotOR games are pretty cool too.

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:33 am
by David
Star Wars:
B-Wing
Slave 1
TIE Interceptor
Imperial Lambda Class Shuttle

Star Trek:
Refit Enterprise/1701-A
Romulan D'Deridex Warbird
Kling K'Tinga Battlecruiser
Klingon Bird of Prey

Babylon 5:
Starfury
Omega class Destroyer
Narn Heavy Cruiser

Blake's 7:
The Liberator

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:34 am
by skythorn
David wrote:Blake's 7:
The Liberator
an awesome ship for the time and for the ideas ... two thumbs up.

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:52 am
by Vile
skythorn wrote:
David wrote:Blake's 7:
The Liberator
an awesome ship for the time and for the ideas ... two thumbs up.
Not to mention for the budget! Inspired, and inspiring.

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:56 pm
by \m/_ (>_<) _\m/
GOTTA be the Tempest or the Vashnir.

I just LOVE those design all to crazy!! :D

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:57 am
by NefariousDrO
My favorite is still the B5 starfury. Not just because streamlining isn't needed in space, but also a healthy respect for physics in zero-G. So good a design that NASA officially requested a copy of the 3D model they used for their shots. Yes, a TV show produced a design NASA is considering for use as a tug in their own explorations!

Re: Your favourite starships?

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:41 pm
by charles
I'll put mine down as the colony ship Ymir from the game "Absolute Zero"
I just loved the sort of simple, rustic style.

Other notables for me are the Terran Battlecruiser from Starcraft and the Daedalus from Stargate.