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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 8:57 p.m. PST

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 10:27 p.m. PST




Uparmored10 Jan 2020 2:26 a.m. PST

The best and most epic space battle of all film is in Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984) 4,795,122 ships in the Boddole Zer Main Fleet vs Earth (One capital ship and a few escorts). Earth wins.

John Leahy10 Jan 2020 5:17 a.m. PST

Well although Babylon 5 isn't a movie Severed Dreams is pretty great as is the Shadow attack on the Narn and finally Ivonova's attack on Earth Force with the White Star fleet. Those are all pretty cool combat scenes!

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 9:13 a.m. PST

2nd to John Leahy. B5 Space battle were awesome.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

They left out: YouTube link

SBminisguy10 Jan 2020 11:00 a.m. PST

Can't forget the James Bond movie Moonraker (1979) where US special forces deploy in EVA suits and MMUs from a space shuttle to engage in combat with the Blofeld's orbiting space station and its own space soldiers in EVA suits using lasers of course. Then the troops storm into the space station as James Bond does his Bond stuff. Ahhh…back in the days when Bond villains had high-tech secret lairs and armies of Mooks…

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 11:17 a.m. PST



Stryderg10 Jan 2020 2:08 p.m. PST

Battlestar Galactica (the most recent series), where physics actually plays a part in the movement of the ships.

Battlestar Galactica (the original series), where they had Vipers in spaaaaace! And some of the most coolest ever ship designs. Still love the origial viper and cylon raider.

Stryderg10 Jan 2020 2:11 p.m. PST

@ Andrew Walters
Not technically a space battle, but AH AHHH!!

Uparmored10 Jan 2020 3:27 p.m. PST

SBminisguy: weren't they US Marines in Moonraker?

Akalabeth10 Jan 2020 4:03 p.m. PST

Guy says space battles and then lists two ground battles, great logic.

I'd put Babylon 5 In the Beginning in there, the battle of the line. Though it's a TV movie.

Gunbuster had some cool, albeit short, space battles. The longest one was pretty annoying because of the voice acting of the older girl.

HMS Exeter10 Jan 2020 8:15 p.m. PST

Whaddya hear Starbuck?

Nothing but the rain, sir!

The grab your gun and bring in the cat.

Uparmored11 Jan 2020 1:03 a.m. PST

Gunbuster was epic indeed

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 9:18 a.m. PST

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Operation Return, now while I love all the starships in the fight, what I cant stand is the plot armor or lack of, shields/armor. Any other episode, if it was a single ship on ship action, there would be shields involved. In this and many other episodes for mass combat, it was like they were fighting the borg.
Bleh !

Stogie15 Jan 2020 6:34 p.m. PST

I know, not a movie, but the B5 episode 20 in season 4, titled EndGame. This is the episode where Sheridan goes for earth and nearly rams a defense satellite to prevent a nuclear launch on North America, only to be saved by Earth loyal ship Apollo. Was on the other night.

Sargonarhes18 Jan 2020 5:16 p.m. PST

Anime tends to be ignored which is sad, Legend of the Galactic Heroes have the biggest most epic battles ever made.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2021 9:42 p.m. PST

My Favorite Cinematic Space Battles



zircher06 May 2021 6:33 a.m. PST

Battle of Klendathu? That's a joke. The whole movie was written as an insult to the book. It's like saying Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an accurate representation of how kick ass the original Space Ghost cartoons (or the comic book adaption) were.

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