Courtesy of our good friend Al Navarro comes a question for the ages, and one I’m amazed we haven’t asked before. But first, a little context.
One of the basic requirements of space-based science fiction is a good setting. Let’s face it, we’re talking about space here, and space sucks. Literally, actually, it’s a huge vacuum, devoid of almost everything. So a series set in this kind of exciting locale had better bring along something interesting, or it’s going to end up being pretty boring indeed. Enter the fictional starship.
Star Trek had the Enterprise, whether it’s the NX-01, the No-Bloody-A-B-C-or-D, the Galaxy- or Sovereign-class ships. Also the Defiant, my personal favourite. And that thing that carried Seven of Mine around. All noble steeds, but were they really the greatest? Others will choose the Millennium Falcon. Or Galactica. Or perhaps it’s Marvin the Martian’s ship, complete with running-shoe landing gear. In a way, it comes down to preference, but everyone’s going to have a favourite.
So, have at it. Battle it out, and let’s settle this once and for all: What is the greatest fictional space craft of all time?
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