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20 Oct 2018 5:53 p.m. PST
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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Based on this earlier discussion I propose a new poll.

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There seem to be quite a few and of course we all must know which are popular favorites or we won't be able to sleep at night (or day for those who work nights).

Hades wolf09 Mar 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

TOS USS Enterprise
Space 1999 Eagle
2001 Space Odyssey Discovery
Blakes 7 Liberator
Millennium Falcon
And while technically not a space ship Thunderbird 2

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

NCC 1701 Enterprise D and E

MajorB09 Mar 2018 2:07 p.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 2:25 p.m. PST

Two polls, please: one for watchers and one for readers. But is the earlier link sufficient, or do I need to post everything again?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

The X-Wing Starfighter, or The Ghost.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 2:47 p.m. PST


Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 2:48 p.m. PST

His Majesty's Generals Class Battlecruiser "MacArthur".

HMS "Fearless".


JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

In Order mind you this is from film/TV . Literary ships are more as one pictures them in mind's eye

USS Voyager
Battlestar Galactica either version
Imperial Star Destroyer
Klingon D7
USS Defiant
USS Enterprise A
Millennium Falcon
Alien from UFO
and believe it or not Jupiter 2

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

And for the movie/TV spacecraft poll

NCC-1701, the one and ONLY Enterprise.
The original Galactica, and its sister ship the Pegasus.
The Millenium Falcon, of course. What other ship could have made the Kessel run in 12 parsecs?
Moira from Farscape. And--surprise entry--
Nell from Battle Beyond the Stars. A shameless movie, but a truly great spaceship. The final countdown alone…

Does it strike anyone else that there is an optimum ship for adventure? Crew of two to seven, carries a very few passengers and incidental cargo--not the bulky regular shipments, but a few bicycles to Mars, or some crates which are not to trouble the customs people. That would describe Serenity, the Millenium Falcon, the Venture and the Rolling Stone. I think the Liberator might also qualify.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

Defiant (DS9)

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

The Conqueror
The Vengeful Spirit
The Waning Moon

KPinder09 Mar 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

Thunder Road

USAFpilot09 Mar 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

It has to be that Imperial Star Destroyer coming over the top of your head in the opening sequence of the first Star Wars. Also the Tie and X-wing fighters. There was nothing quite like it until 1977 Star Wars.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 5:07 p.m. PST

star ships by design can travel between stars I know Luke used his xwing to star hop but that seems the odd not the norm.

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D
USS Enterprise NX-01
USS Voyager NCC-74656
The Millennium Falcon
Buck Rogers Thunderfighter
USS Reliant NCC-1864
Big Devil (
Rodger Young (Starship Troopers)
The Argo (Starblazers)
Gallente Catalyst (EVE Online)
Gallente Navitas (EVE Online)

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

oops there's 1 I forgot

Space Battleship Yamato(Argo)

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 8:31 p.m. PST

Millennium Falcon

Zephyr109 Mar 2018 8:39 p.m. PST

The United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol Cruiser

Timbo W10 Mar 2018 1:50 a.m. PST


Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 2:34 a.m. PST

Red Dwarf


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

NCC 1701 from the original Star Trek

rvandusen10 Mar 2018 4:05 a.m. PST

Space Battleship Yamato.

Also all those Terran Trade Authority ships.

Legion 410 Mar 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

The Defiant … the only Star Fleet ship actually designed for combat … evil grin And I like the Voyager too …

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

N-C-C 1-7-0-1…no bloody A, B, C or D
Both Battlestar Galacticas
Agammemnon (B5)
USS Saratoga (Space: Above and Beyond)
Defiant: because of the gatling phasers!
Klingon D7

Legion 410 Mar 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

Defiant: because of the gatling phasers
Indeed ! evil grin

legatushedlius10 Mar 2018 11:52 a.m. PST

The rocket from Tintin's Destination Moon. A design classic.

Gwydion10 Mar 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

Thunderbird 1
Fireball XL5
Solaris Station
SHADO Interceptor
Valley Forge
(In no particular order)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

THE Enterprise
EAS Alexander
RCN Princess Cecile

Moonbeast Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

Klingon Bird of Prey
Hammerheads from Space Above and Beyond

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

Babylon 5 Starfury & Thunderbolt.


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 5:01 p.m. PST

One not mentioned so far, is USS Sulaco from Aliens.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

the Heart of Gold
Apollo 11
Borg Sphere
Taa II
Spaceman Spiff's Hyper-Freem Drive Ship

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

To the Moon, Alice.

Getting back to basics, I always rather liked the rocket from Frau im Mond.


Cyrus the Great12 Mar 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

The Fesarius.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa13 Mar 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

VFP/(D)ROU Xenophobe

Zephyr127 Mar 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

The Shadow ships from Babylon 5. Nice & threatening… ;-)

chromedog28 Mar 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

Alexei Leonov (2010) and by extension ALL of the EA destroyers from B5 (Alexander, Agamemnon, etc)
MOYA from Farscape (I worked on it, I should know its name).
Imperial class Star Destroyer.

Sargonarhes02 Apr 2018 5:37 p.m. PST

Reinhard von Lohengramm's flagship Brunhild


Old Wolfman03 Apr 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

Space Chief's craft from "Invasion Of The Neptune Men",not to mention the alien mothercraft from the same film.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

To the editors: Please don't make this a "down to 1" or even a "Top 5" poll.
If you do that, the answers will be The Enterprise, the Millennium Falcon, the Star Destroyer, the X-wing, and the TIE fighter, probably in that order, and we'll learn absolutely nothing from the poll. Instead, just make it one big poll, "no bloody A, B, C, or D" and maybe allow us to *rank* our choices. That should produce both interesting and fun results, and lead TMPers to ships and sources they've never considered or been exposed to.

Just a suggestion!

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 6:00 p.m. PST

Howdy, space cowboy.

The BeBop from Cowboy Bebop


Old Wolfman11 Apr 2018 6:14 a.m. PST

And the alien craft from "Independence Day"

Darken92 Inactive Member12 Apr 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

The Rocinante

Only ship I have seen that makes sense

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