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  1. Ebar

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    Favourite Science Fiction Spaceship

    We have examined the in and out of sci-fi APCs and AFVs so perhaps it time to look at the various starship designs out there. What are peoples favourities and their pros and cons.

    Please give references if it something particularly obscure.
     
  2. Danyel Phelps

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    Imperial Class Star Destroyer II, hands down.
     
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    Arguments for:

    Simply yet classical design.
    Flexible: able to serve as fighter carrier and battleship.
    Fast: able to chase down vessels described in films as fast ships.
    Great theme music

    Arguments against

    Poor detection systems (didn't notice someone latching onto the back)
    Vunerable to ground fire
    Main bridge in supprisingly vunerable position
    When they do go up they go with a bang

    (edit) apparently slow to answer helm
     
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    Arguments for the Imperial Star Destroyer II;
    -Design allows for Broad sides with its weapons in almost every direction, leaving very few vulnurable spots on the vessel.
    -Doubles as a carrier as well as being able to deploy prefabricated bases on planetary surfaces.
    -Very strong sensor system. Every sensor system has a blind spot.

    Arguments against;
    -Imperial Admirals suck.
     
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    Usually desperately for air before keelling over.
     
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    My favourite Science fiction spaceship is rather obscure as it played only a very short role in MIB. It is the awesome Arquillian Battle Cruiser.

    The ship, though comparable in shape to Star Wars spaceships, is much larger and more powerfully armed; it also look better IMHO. :D The triangle shape is the same, but the Arquillians added a stealthy armour plating all round, plus several slits in front from which to fire their planet-destroying fusion rays. Also the bridge looks a lot less vulnerable, being integrated in the overall shape instead of poking out.
     
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    The Protoss carriers in StarCraft. Its pretty popular so some of you would know what I'm talking about. Mobile fighter launch pad with inbuilt manufacturing plant. (The protoss have warp technology so teleporting raw materials from the supply base over short distances shouldn't be a problem). Its the most unique starship I've seen so far - thats why I like it.

    Pros: Capable of engaging multiple targets without endangering itself. Shielded so it can take damage, retreat, and recharge without suffering any physical damage. Can replace losses easily. Looks like a floating grasshopper.

    Cons: Interceptors are weak and have poor firepower (due to simplicity of manufacture). Vulnerable to ECM countermeasures.
     
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    The EXECUTOR, Darth Vader's flagship in "The Empire Strikes Back". The command ships are totally cool. The first time I saw EXECUTOR in TESB, I thought to myself, 'If I were a Rebel and saw that thing, I believe I'd defect!!!"
     
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    The Super Star Destroyers are indeed a very intimidating sight. But some can argue that they serve as more of a psycological weapon than an actual conventional weapon. The coloring and the sheer size of the ship has caused entire rebelious solar systems to give up real fast once the SSD so much as comes out of hyper space near a planet. I believe the armament of the Super Star Destroyer is as follows:

    -250 Heavy Turbolaser Batteries (100 Forward, 50 Left, 50 Right, 50 Aft)
    -250 Turbolaser Batteries (100 Forward, 75 Left, 75 Right)
    -250 Concussion Missile Tubes (50 Forward, 75 Left, 75 Right, 50 Aft)
    -40 Phylon Q7 Tractor Beam Projectors (20 Forward, 10 Left, 10 Right)

    The SSD is also capable of landing its own planetary invasion forces and support fighters:

    -Two full wings of fighters (144 ships, as well as 200 other combat and support ships)
    -Full corps of Stormtroopers (38,000 troops)
    -3 Pre-fabricated Garrison bases
    -25 AT-ATs
    -50 AT-STs

    This configuration completely dwarfs the weapon configuration of the ISDII, which is armed as follows:

    -50 Heavy Turbolaser Batteries (20 Forward, 15 Left, 15 Right)
    -50 Turbolaser Cannons (20 Forward, 10 Left, 10 Right, 10 Aft)
    -20 Ion Cannons (10 Forward, 5 Left, 5 Right)
    -10 Tractor Beam Projectors (6 Forward, 2 Left, 2 Right)

    And its troop load of:

    -Six squadrons of fighters (72 ships)
    -1 Pre-fabricated Garrison Base
    -20 AT-ATs
    -30 AT-STs
    -Full division of Stormtroopers (9,700 men)
     
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    for me the Entreprise!!!!
     
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    Oh, come on you have to have the E-Wing, A-Wing, and the Hornet Interceptors in this one.
     
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    I am partial to the Saratoga in "Space: Above and Beyond". There was a series that came oh so close to being great, but just couldn't quite get there.
     
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    The Hornet Interceptor was the epitome of suck.
     
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    What is the Hornet Interceptor?

    My favourite (in terms of looks) is the Klingon Bird of Prey...
    Although the Super star Destroyer is there!
     
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    I quite liked the look of the Defiant from the Star Trek Series DS9. Small nimble and whose contribution to diplomacy could summed up as 'open fire'

    I think the Enterprise of the first couple of Star Trek films was the best of the Enterprises. The Enterprise D (the one from the next generation series) looked more like a passenger liner than anything else.
     
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    It looks all right, but I think one of the most important factors in appreciating starships is size. Because they are larger than anything you could imagine, they are awesome and more destructive than the US nuclear arsenal.
     
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    How about the Red Dwarf mining ship?
    :lol:
     
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    Oh yeah!
    BTW, is it armed? I've seen 4 seasons of that series and if I remember correctly they haven't shot anything yet...
     
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    Best star wars fighter was X Wing.
     
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    The interdimensional phone booth. The Tardis. Who you say, Dr. Who it is!
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