Whats Your Favorite Starship/Fighter/Space Station? Why?

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You didn't tell us why you like those particular ships and stations.

Okay, I'll play: My fave would be the Babylon 5 station, for its mission (place for humans and aliens to co-mingle and work together), and its practicality (it was better-built to satisfy multiple alien needs, rotated to create its own gravity, large enough to be realistically self-sustaining, and populated with all sorts of regular people, not just military-types).
 

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I always liked the Earth Alliance destroyers from Babylon5; they look like warships should.

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Yeah, you should've said "designs"! Anyway, my answer stands... Babylon 5 seems to me to be more realistically designed than any other space station, and most starships and fighters.

If, by design, you're looking for "pretty," then I'll go with the good ol' USS Enterprise, refit version (Star Trek:The Motion Picture). The opening shots brought a tear to me eye...
 

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My fav ship was the USS DEFIANT from DS9, cool looking ship, not a galaxy class like Enterprise etc, but a little ship with a big punch, the fight scenes against the jemhadar (spelling?) were great and in my opinion some of the best spaceship battles in startrek, especially the final battle against the Dominion.
Suited the show to have a small prototype battle ship that didn't need a crew of hundreds to run it.
 

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Hard to go past the Millenium Falcon for favourite spaceship, I also really like the Guild heighliners (and navigators) from the Dune universe and thought they were depicted pretty well in the 1984 movie.

My favourite space station would be from 2001; simple and elegant (ok the music helps there :) ) but more than anything there's some really ingenious scenes and camera angles used to give a great feeling of the inside of the space station, especially considering there was no CGI or 'vomit comet' to film on.
 

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My fav ship was the USS DEFIANT from DS9, cool looking ship, not a galaxy class like Enterprise etc, but a little ship with a big punch, the fight scenes against the jemhadar (spelling?) were great and in my opinion some of the best spaceship battles in startrek, especially the final battle against the Dominion.

"Little?"
 

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Only 120m long, Steve, compared with 643m for Picard's Enterprise.

(Setting: Star Trek: First Contact, during the Borg cube's attack on Earth, Defiant is crippled, and Worf is beamed aboard Enterprise...

Riker, jovially, to Worf: "Nice little ship."

Worf, insulted, to Riker: "Little?")

Sorry you didn't get it! Thanks for playing! :p
 

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Oops, silly me...should have picked that up...:eek::D
 

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Favorites of mine are X-wings, Starfuries, the Millenium Falcon, the Shadow vessels, and... that nameless ship from Chronicles of Riddick.

All chosen solely for aesthetic value.;) Oh, and that shiny silver thing from Phantom Menace. Never thought I'd like the "old SF rocket look" until I saw that ship.
 

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Nerd.:p:D


And the Minbari warships, shaped vaguely like angelfish.
 

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Babylon 5 - I like all the designs, the alien one like a pulsating jelly fish, definitely White Star and Minbari fish ones, but best of all to me, the X wing fighters because:

a) The first time I saw them launch from Bab 5, the way the arms operate and just drop them off the station had me out of my seat.
b) I love the way the cockpit separates off so they can put the pilot on board easily and it doubles as an escape pod.
 

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