What’s Your Favorite Starship?

Do you have a favorite space-going vessel from TV, movies, or games?

Are you a huge fan of the Serenity from “Firefly”? Or, maybe you prefer the Prothean Crucible from Mass Effect? I’m not really sure I have a favorite. I love the graceful lines of the Federation ships (and some of the others) in the Star Trek series, along with the predatory Romulan and Klingon ships. On the other hand, I like the intimidating, military designs of the Empire’s destroyers in Star Wars. (And the Millennium Falcon, of course, for other reasons.) I also like the looks of the Battlestar Galactica, as well as the humongous disk-shaped vessels of the conquering aliens in “V” and Independence Day. But, a favorite? I dunno…

Have you ever wondered how big some of these ships are in comparison to one another? I have seen some online images that do side-by-side, scale comparisons of various Star Trek vessels, for example. Others that compare Star Trek vs. Star Wars, or even expand to comparing ships from several shows/movies. But, I think I finally discovered the biggest, most comprehensive comparison chart in existence. The collection is by a wonderful artist named Dirk Loechel, and you can find the full-size version here.

There are limitations, of course. Don’t expect to find anything on the order of a Death Star, CSO Carrier, or V’Ger, though. According to Dirk, for reasons of image quality and chart organization, he made the (somewhat arbitrary) decision to only include ships between 100 meters and 24000 meters. Also, there is no TARDIS, because “It’s both too large and too small for the chart.”

Have fun finding all of your faves (and try not to get eyestrain)!!!

size comparison of science fictions spaceships



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