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Top Ten Tuesday: Space Ships in Sci-Fi

Here it is folks, the first of hopefully many, Top Ten Tuesday lists. This week I just happened to be watching a very specific sci-fi show, and you will be able to guess which one when you read my number 1 pick for Top Ten Space Ships in Sci-Fi..

10. The Hitchhikers’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Heart of Gold

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

The Heart of Gold is the premiere ship featured in the movie. This is the first ship to use the technology known as the Infinite Improbability Drive. While the ship it’s self is definitely something to look at (original in its design), It is this drive that made the ship meet my top ten list. Each time the drive is used, the ship shows up as a radom item such as a banana or a potted plant, however, upon “Normalizing”, the ship and it’s crew return to normal. (granted, puking yarn is not my idea of fun)

9. The Last Starfighter (1984)

Gun Star

A video-gaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.

I watched this movie a few times growing up (that’s right 80’s child), and I always thought (and still do) that this movie was a perfect example of childhood imagination. The “GunStar” is the ship used by Starfighters for the Alien Defense Force. I won’t go into the whole detail of the movie, but this ship earned it’s place because of the amazing “Last Resort” weapon, the “Death Blossom.”  This weapon is simply the ship spinning all directions at a speedy pace firing all weapons simultaneously, basically blowing a hole in every F***ing thing in sight. It may sound corny, but if you haven’t seen the movie, I suggest you go pick it up. No seriously, right now!

8. Stargate SG-1 (1997 – 2007)

Prometheus

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered StarGates.

Ok, I know some people look at stargate as non-sci-fi sci-fi. But no matter what, no one can say there is another show out there, that pokes fun at it’s own corniness.

The Prometheus is the second of the Daedalus-class star ships from earth. Of course it’s from earth, look at it. The phallic design alone begs the question, were the designers  overcompensating? I say it doesn’t matter, the ship is the first human ship to be fitted with Asgard technology. From high-end shielding to beaming technology, the Prometheus can stand its ground at number 8.

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5 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday: Space Ships in Sci-Fi

  1. Pingback: Hollywood, You Need to do Better! « I was just thinking…….

  2. jakesprinter
    June 20, 2012

    Great work you have here my friend 🙂

    • TJ
      June 20, 2012

      Thanks for reading. Glad to have you stop by!

  3. island traveler
    June 19, 2012

    Such an amazing , spectacular choice of spaceships. I’ve seen all these movies and they are awesome. brings back happy younger memories. Lately , me and my son created a few Lego spaceships from scratch. It’s fun to feel like a kid all over again.

    • TJ
      June 28, 2012

      I miss Legos. 🙂 Thanks for reading

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