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Tango0107 Jan 2019 11:55 a.m. PST

"One of the most important elements in most science fiction works that contain a combat warship that will take a starring role is the design/style of that spacegoing warship. While it may be sad to think that the visuals account for the failure or success of an sci-fi spaceship, it is the truth. In the realm of science fiction, there those combat starships that have been an influence on all elements of wider culture and all areas of science fiction. This was a tough list to assemble and I had to limit the list to iconic actual combat spaceships that were (mostly) tasked with standard naval duties and operated under a military organization framework. Due to this…I did not include the USS Enterprise. As a reader of FWS observed (Christopher Phoenix), Federation starships are bipolar in nature and do not perform the competing roles of defense and exploration equally. While some may label Starfleet has a military organization, its mission is one of diplomacy, exploration, research, and defense, causing their starships to be not purpose-designed for war. The only canon warship developed by Starfleet for the sole purpose of combat was the 2371 experimental NX-74205 Defiant that was critical to the Dominion War effort. While the Enterprise is one of the most important fictional starships of all time, it is not a "pure" warship…."
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Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 12:31 p.m. PST

Good general list but I disagree on the B5 ship choice the Shadowship and White stars were cooler looking.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Jan 2019 6:25 p.m. PST

Oh dear….. in that picture of the model of the Sulaco…. in the lower right corner is the model of the Promellian battlecruiser from the Next Generation episode "Booby Trap" – I want it! Also one of the claws from Ripley's power suit is there….

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 10:18 p.m. PST

Nice list with some of my favorites on it. One ship I always felt was beautiful and wholly underrated is the USS Cygnus from The Black Hole. The movie was a very mixed bag, but the ship was a gothic horror beauty.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART08 Jan 2019 10:28 a.m. PST

Anything By Ian Banks.

Tango0108 Jan 2019 12:52 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.


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