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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Shroom Man 777 » 2012-02-22 11:14am

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby wautd » 2012-02-22 01:56pm

Some out of the top of my head

The Naboo starfighter. Very sleek and I really like the retro design

The X-wing. While not as beautiful as the one above, it has the looks as something that can take on the Empire on its own.

Tin Tin's Moon Rocket. Simply iconic.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2012-02-22 02:34pm

I also rather like the D'deridex. It looks so powerful and menacing and mysterious.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Themightytom » 2012-02-22 02:49pm

Omega class starfury from babylon 5, I always liked the X wing, but the Starfury as a slightly more rugged design.
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While we're talking B 5 there's of course

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I am a huge fan of the Sovereign class design in star trek, though I like the constitution refit as well. I will second the nBSG Pegasus and add

Mk VII viper
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and last but least Fuzzy's Enterprise, which i still say should have won.


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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2012-02-22 03:00pm

The saucer looks okay on that, but the aft section looks strange at times. No worse than the Sovereign-like ship with a mutilated neck they ended up going with, though. And it does have a sort of dangerous, elegant look to it.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Simon_Jester » 2012-02-22 03:45pm

Now Foss is classy.

One reason I listed him as an example of a possible type of just plain beautiful ship in the OP.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby andrewgpaul » 2012-02-22 05:39pm

Thanks to Victory of the Daleks, the best-looking military aeroplane ever built also counts as a spaceship:

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Failing that, the Earth Alliance Hyperion-class heavy cruiser:

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or the chromed Naboo Royal Yachts and the works of Chris Foss mentioned earlier.

The Kushan mothership from Homeworld is also rather lovely, too.

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Themightytom » 2012-02-22 05:45pm

Shroom Man 777 wrote:Foss


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Wow SOMEONE ripped off the idea for a Covenant battle cruiser O.o

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Eternal_Freedom » 2012-02-22 07:26pm

I'll add the USSS Discovery[i] from [i]2001/2010. Long, graceful, elegant.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Themightytom » 2012-02-22 07:29pm

Eternal_Freedom wrote:I'll add the USSS Discovery[i] from [i]2001/2010. Long, graceful, elegant.


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...and the front looks like a face FTW?

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Terralthra » 2012-02-22 07:35pm

Themightytom wrote:
Eternal_Freedom wrote:I'll add the USSS Discovery[i] from [i]2001/2010. Long, graceful, elegant.


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...and the front looks like a face FTW?


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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Imperial528 » 2012-02-22 08:26pm

Themightytom wrote:
Eternal_Freedom wrote:I'll add the USSS Discovery[i] from [i]2001/2010. Long, graceful, elegant.


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...and the front looks like a face FTW?


Maybe to a cylon it does. Image

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Batman » 2012-02-22 08:30pm

The light in the window gallery is the wrong colour but yeah, that was my first thought too.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-02-22 10:37pm

Yes to the Dalek/A good man goes to war Spitfires

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby lordofchange13 » 2012-02-22 10:52pm

No ship can ever quite compare in fanciful wonder as with the TARDIS:
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Also Serenity's durability and long life makes it beautiful in my eyes:
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Themightytom » 2012-02-22 10:57pm

The Romulan Republic wrote:The saucer looks okay on that, but the aft section looks strange at times. No worse than the Sovereign-like ship with a mutilated neck they ended up going with, though. And it does have a sort of dangerous, elegant look to it.


I always saw it as a careless kind of "I have what you expected, and also what I need. I am badass enough to be practical AND look good."

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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Havok » 2012-02-23 02:54am

This thread, predictably, turned into "my favorite ship".

Half of the crap posted is not only not beautiful, but they are down right ugly. Some of them are basically two shapes connected together.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

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The Coronet from the Clone Wars cartoon, it's meant to be decadent and beautiful, and it shows.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby VF5SS » 2012-02-23 06:23am

Havok wrote:Half of the crap posted is not only not beautiful, but they are down right ugly. Some of them are basically two shapes connected together.


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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Havok » 2012-02-23 06:30am

Some one that knows the difference between "OH MY FAVORITE" and an atheistically pleasing design.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Luzifer's right hand » 2012-02-23 06:34am

I think the spaceship from The Fountain is beautiful. Style over substance for the win. ;)
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I also think the SOL from Perry Rhodan looks good.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Vympel » 2012-02-23 06:51am

Some one that knows the difference between "OH MY FAVORITE" and an atheistically pleasing design.


I like it how the OP explicitly disqualifies the an ugly fat little thing like the Serenity from the running - and yet its posted here anyway :)
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Stofsk » 2012-02-23 09:41am

It's almost as if some people don't even bother reading the OP.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Crazedwraith » 2012-02-23 09:42am

It's almost as if some people have different standards of beauty than others.
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Re: Just Plain Beautiful Spaceships

Postby Simon_Jester » 2012-02-23 10:06am

Vympel wrote:
Havok wrote:Some one that knows the difference between "OH MY FAVORITE" and an atheistically pleasing design.
I like it how the OP explicitly disqualifies the an ugly fat little thing like the Serenity from the running - and yet its posted here anyway :)
The way I figured it, Serenity and ships like her have the other thread. But Serenity's aesthetic appeal comes from... the lack of any deliberate effort to make her appealing.

The other thread was all about "endearingly ugly" ships, and had plenty of them. So I was wondering, what about ships that just plain look good, and are not "endearingly ugly?"

There are a lot of "atheistically pleasing design" ideas out there- you can take the chrome-rocketship Golden Age look, or the multicolored Chris Foss things that look like space insects that Shroom was pointing to, or a bunch of other options. But yes, I was hoping that people would avoid just saying "my favorite ship," and possibly that we might see discussion of aesthetics. What do people like in ship design, in terms of appearance? Geometric simplicity, or complexity? Straight lines or curves? All the ship's functions integrated into the hull, or a modular appearance with things like engine nacelles?

Crazedwraith wrote:It's almost as if some people have different standards of beauty than others.
Do you actually consider a 1960s British police box to be the gold standard of architectural beauty? For that matter, does lordofchange? Or was he just missing the point with "my favorite ships?"


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