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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

Although I loved Star Trek and Lost in Space, I always liked the Eagles on Space 1999. They seemed to me the most realistic designs, especially given NASA's propensity for modular construction in that era.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Millenium Falcon...the hod-rodded muscle car in a galaxy far, far away.

...or Eagle 5. ;)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

The Winnebago from Space Balls!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

X-wing or the ship from Flight of the Navigator when it would transform into "time travel" mode. ;)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Galactica circa 1977

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

It didn't have a name, but I liked the ship from the Flight of the Navigator

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

The Winnebago from Space Balls!


There's only one man who would dare give me the raspberry: Lone Star!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

It didn't have a name, but I liked the ship from the Flight of the Navigator

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that was cool...the little pet creature was cool too.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

The Death Star, only because I think it would be cool to build your own planet. I think I would make it a bit harder to destroy though.


All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia - this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

A Bob's Big Boy.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Your mom.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:23 PM


The Death Star, only because I think it would be cool to build your own planet. I think I would make it a bit harder to destroy though.


All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia - this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.

Clerks?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

It didn't have a name, but I liked the ship from the Flight of the Navigator

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I made a reference about this movie around some people in their early 20s and got blank stares. I felt really old. I compared the Cloud Gate (The Bean) sculpture in Chicago to this ship.

And I have to go with the ST:NG Enterprise.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

From Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea...The Aerosub just because a vehicle that can fly and work as a submarine has to kick ass.

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Sorry...You said spacecraft so the Millennium Falcon has my vote too.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:03 AM

Millennium Falcon from movies, guy-king (spelling?) from the 80's cartoon. Guy king could kick the sh!t out of the ship from star blazers.

Oh the memories

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

I liked the ship in DarkStar, too. Good dark humor movie.

Flight of the Navigator was an awesome, and underrated, film.

From Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea...The Aerosub just because a vehicle that can fly and work as a submarine has to kick ass.


Moebius has a good model of that (along with other Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Lost in Space stuff).

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

The LEXX

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

I always like the space Trans Am from Major Boobage.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:31 PM


It didn't have a name, but I liked the ship from the Flight of the Navigator

that was cool...the little pet creature was cool too.

As I mentioned above, I still thought the ship looked cooler when it was in "turbo" or "time travel" mode. "Compliance!" ;)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

The only unfortunate aspect of that movie is Ms. Horseface.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

^ are you referring to SJP?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

The only unfortunate aspect of that movie is Ms. Horseface.


She was just a pony back then.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:41 PM



The Death Star, only because I think it would be cool to build your own planet. I think I would make it a bit harder to destroy though.


All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia - this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.

Clerks?


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:28 PM



It didn't have a name, but I liked the ship from the Flight of the Navigator

that was cool...the little pet creature was cool too.

As I mentioned above, I still thought the ship looked cooler when it was in "turbo" or "time travel" mode. "Compliance!" ;)

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+1000

"Hey Blimpo, oink oink, too many twinkies"
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except, was the voice of "Max" the internal robot thing really Pee Wee?


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

^^^ Every time I saw that movie I would laugh so hard at the twinkie comment. :lmao:

And I don't think the voice-over for MAX was actually Pee-Wee. There were parts in the movie where he did talk like him though. So either it was Pee-Wee for those few parts or the main voice was really good at impersonating him.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

Millenium Falcon, hands down. I've been eyeballing one to buy for me Mini Chuck.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

^^^ Every time I saw that movie I would laugh so hard at the twinkie comment. :lmao:

And I don't think the voice-over for MAX was actually Pee-Wee. There were parts in the movie where he did talk like him though. So either it was Pee-Wee for those few parts or the main voice was really good at impersonating him.


Nope, it was Paul Reubens, aka PeeWee that did the voice of Max.

The thing that bothered me about the time travel mode shape was the air intakes. I doubt it was an air breather or a mass driver propulsion system, so what up with the intakes?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

Nope, it was Paul Reubens, aka PeeWee that did the voice of Max.

Wow, cool. I guess when he was talking normal for the first few parts when he met the boy, it didn't sound like the typical "Pee-wee" voice.

And those weren't air intakes, those were quantum torpedo launchers. :thumbs:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

Although I loved Star Trek and Lost in Space, I always liked the Eagles on Space 1999. They seemed to me the most realistic designs, especially given NASA's propensity for modular construction in that era.

I agree. As a kid I even had the model.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

Of course there are all of the Spell Jammers, but I seriously doubt anyone on here know what they are all about.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:02 AM

The bad guys always had the coolest vehicles - Tie Fighters from Star Wars, or Cylon Raiders from Battlestar get my vote.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

Millenium Falcon, hands down. I've been eyeballing one to buy for me Mini Chuck.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:26 PM

I know it's not technically a spacecraft, but I like the Nebuchadnezzar from the Matrix.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Does it occupy space? Then it is a space craft.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:33 AM

Here's one designed to penetrate deep space.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:22 PM


It didn't have a name, but I liked the ship from the Flight of the Navigator

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I made a reference about this movie around some people in their early 20s and got blank stares. I felt really old. I compared the Cloud Gate (The Bean) sculpture in Chicago to this ship.

And I have to go with the ST:NG Enterprise.


I got Flight of the Navigator for $5 for my kids last Christmas break.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

Good topic!

I'd almost say the Millenium Falcon, but it always bothered me that a cargo ship had no cargo bay.... WTF, where did Han carry his goods? How did he make a profit with that thing?

I'm more partial to the Serenity, from the TV series Firefly. It had a drive-in cargo bay, and some really cool living space. It was more what I would have though the Millenium Falcon should have been.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

I looked up the kid from flight of the navigator and that was one of his last movies be ever made he now works in a sporting goods store...?

I really like the ship from "the last star fighter "

I've been meaning to find that movie on DVD to watch it with my kids... I have it on VHS but nothing to play it on... You know the movie about Alex, the kidf from the trailer park that the aliens put a arcade game in the rec room to find a pilot to save them from (whomever their enemy was)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

I looked up the kid from flight of the navigator and that was one of his last movies be ever made he now works in a sporting goods store...?

I really like the ship from "the last star fighter "

I've been meaning to find that movie on DVD to watch it with my kids... I have it on VHS but nothing to play it on... You know the movie about Alex, the kidf from the trailer park that the aliens put a arcade game in the rec room to find a pilot to save them from (whomever their enemy was)


Yes! My dad and I would watch The Last Starfighter all the time...on VHS.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

A GunStar in Death blossoms mode:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:25 AM

Are you talking about my Avatar?

You can find the movie on bit torrent. :thumbs:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:11 AM

Can't believe I never made that connection....

Trying to find it on DVD as I type!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

I wonder if the Constellation program that Obama killed would count as a fictional spacecraft now.

Saw Apollo 18 last night and they had a pretty good replica of the Soviet lunar module.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:46 AM

^^^Marvin. Always the foil to Bugs. My favorite.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:29 AM

^ You make me very angry!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

Movies? Serenity.

TV Shows? If stations count, Babylon 5. If they don't, the Andromeda Ascendant.

Books? I don't remember the name of it, but it's in Exiles to Glory by Jerry Pournelle - it's a water tank that the heroes make modifications to (so they can escape the asteroid they're marooned on, and get to the main asteroid base). I also like the Lunatic from the Star Wars expanded universe: It's a smuggling compartment (like the one in the Millenium Falcon) with a rocket engine and R2 unit attached to it, used for temporary travel.




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