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Space ships and fighters

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Anubis78, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Anubis78

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    So with the ST over and Mando not returning until Fall, we now sit back and enjoy the other branches of syfy. One of the things I enjoy most I the vastly different designs in the ships, some a large unstoppable monsters while other are sleek. We talk about X-wings, A-wings and Star Destroyers and make a lot of comparisons to other ships so why not have a thread about them. Everyone knows I am a Trekkie by heart. I love the Enterprise(all versions). It is a great ship that moves a city worth of people through out the black(Firefly) yet she can hold her own in a battle. It takes us to so many new worlds and issue.
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    Then we have Serenity. She is old needs a little more time but if you treat her right she will take you any where in the Verse. She is home. She doesn't have any weapons but dang what a ship. I feel she is one of the main characters in the Firefly.
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    Now Farscape had a great idea, Pilot and Moya. The Leviathans. The living ships.
    The big beautiful creatures traveling trough space. Farscape-Moya-Leviathan-005.jpg
    I would love to have a open talk about all ships, we can compare them side by side or talk who is going to hold up in a battle. How would Gallatica and its Vipers hold up against a Star Detroyer and its Ties? Would the Lexx be able to take out a Borg cube? Or just post ships that you think are amazing. How would the crew make the difference on being the underdog?
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    I started this after reading @Lock_S_Foils space battles thread. We may be missing them in the movies but we can talk about them here.
     
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    @Anubis78 great idea dude!!!

    as a Gerry Anderson fan how about the Eagle from Space 1999?

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    Personally, I'm a big fan of the X-302 from Stargate.

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    One of the first Spaceships I got to love, was the Comet.
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    I really enjoyed being the captain of the 'SSV Normandy' in the Mass Effect game series:
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    Wing Commander - Tiger's Claw
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    Stargate - Cityship Atlantis
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    Strange pick : Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur Clark) - Rama
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    - Vipers where built with the premise, that they would be outnumbered by Raiders, and still pull it of
    - Tie fighters were built to win with swarm tactics

    So, if vipers can tackle a swarm of Raiders, I guess they could also handle a swarm of Tie fighters. But...

    - Vipers are built with thick armor oriented at withstanding kinetic weapons, which won't do them much good against lasers
    - Tie fighters would bleed when they took a punch from the mass autocannon, but I guess would still make it.

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    In this sense, and given same skilled pilots, I think that gradually Tie fighters would gain the upper hand. Now, you give me a squadron of these babies (missile boats - Star Wars), and Adama will be running.
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    I agree that Rama should be on any list.(maybe someday the movie will get made)
    I think Tie also have maneuvering over the vipers.
    Yet when it comes to having back up I think the BattleStars may be the better choice.

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    I have always thought these little guys where under rated. They have so many configurations.
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    I love Space 1999, it is a great show that doesn't get a lot of attention.
     
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    The Normandy is wonderful. I also really love the Reapers. Not technically ships, but I'm surprised we hadn't seen something similar to it in the Clone Wars. A massive, synthetic capital-ship style thing would be neat, even if it doesn't end up going rogue.

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    Video games are obviously a big goldmine for stuff like this. Halo has some beauties as well.

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    And I've always been in awe of the Jellyfish-like High Charity, especially when it's infested by the Flood.

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    - Star Wars : Calamari cruiser | X & Y & A & B wings
    - Stargate : Aurora-class battleship
    - Star Trek : Enterprise E (there was another smaller but more combat oriented one. If anyone remembers, it can have that one)

    Who wins ?
     
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    Not sure about Stargate, but this person seems to think Star Wars would come out on top against the Empire pretty handily. Even puts Slave 1 over the Enterprise-D (which seems absurd, but they make a decent case.
     
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    My top three of all time.

    1. Millennium Falcon - Need I say more!
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    2. USS Enterprise-D - As a 80's child and 90's teenager, Star Trek was my weekly Sci-fi fix, especially TNG. I loved this ship and was gutted when it was destroyed in Generations and replaced with the E.
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    3. Battlestar Galactica (2003) - My favourite ship from my favourite TV show of all time.
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    The table is very strange. I mean everything is X * fold up for the Star Wars universe. I checked the first source : Star Wars Episode II Incredible Cross-Sections (SW2ICS) and by the looks of it, it's a series : https://www.amazon.com/Curtis-Saxton/e/B001IGO87Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

    LucasFilm has licence rights; https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Incredible-Cross-Sections-Definitive/dp/0756611296
    (After the Jedi Daring page or the last page).

    So I guess these numbers are true; I will check the Star Trek source to be sure.
     
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    I never understood why the pilot, Mr Spoon, wasn't known as Captain Spoon.
     
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