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Au pas de Charge22 Mar 2023 1:23 p.m. PST

If you were designing a series of Sci-Fi gaming rooms to serve as the inside of a space ship what film, artwork or TV series had that ultimate retro-cool look?

More interested in the Bright, and a bit korny, Raygun Gothic era from about 1920s-1985; not the more recent dark, realistic era.

These suggestions are for the good guys but evil space ship interiors can be added for extra credit.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Mar 2023 1:42 p.m. PST

Look at Pre-WW-II Aircraft cockpits and Small vessel bridges.

Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon too

Micman Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 1:52 p.m. PST

Perhaps 50-60s movie spaceship interiors? Or Japanese spaceships from the similar time frame. They were big on flashing lights

Zephyr122 Mar 2023 2:26 p.m. PST

A mix of Quark & Red Dwarf… ;-)

nickinsomerset22 Mar 2023 2:26 p.m. PST

1930s Flash Gordon with door handles on the outside of the space ships!

Tally Ho!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 2:44 p.m. PST

You mean other than this one?


How about the C57-D Cruiser from Forbidden Planet?


Or, from Flash Gordon 1980:


Or the original Flash Gordon series:


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 3:57 p.m. PST

Depends on the size of ship. For a small one--say up to half a dozen crew--I'd look at Fireball XL-5 and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet. For a serious warship, go with Classic Enterprise, with maybe a touch of BSG 1978.

But how exactly did you decide that badly-lit, grimy and poorly-maintained is "more realistic?"

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 4:51 p.m. PST

Here's a good one for controls, from the Star Trek Voyager episodes featuring the retro-rip-off Holodeck series "The Adventures of Captain Proton!"


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 5:02 p.m. PST

And this one is from an early Buck Rogers comic book:


Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2023 6:29 p.m. PST

Didn't they make a Star Trek Bridge model at one time? That would be a good start for conversation work.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Mar 2023 5:28 a.m. PST

There are Star Trek STL bridge files available from RavenX.



chironex29 Mar 2023 2:44 a.m. PST



Kirk Alderfer30 Mar 2023 8:02 a.m. PST

I second the Forbidden Planet C-57D cruiser look.

chironex30 Mar 2023 11:03 p.m. PST

And remember to, never, ever, under any circumstances, label any of the controls!

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