• Joshua Dohnal

Top 5 Sci-Fi Spaceships

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

TV AND MOVIES EDITION


I’ll preface this list by mentioning that I petitioned fiercely to have it be inclusive of the spaceships featured in gaming and the, perhaps, less "pop-cultury" genre of table-top gaming (Warhammer 40k).


That petition fell on deaf ears and, alas, it is only the big screen that will be our focus on this day.


5. The Rocinante.

Rocinante

Jim Holden’s rag-tag bunch of misfits spend their leisure time hard-burning across the solar system in their crash couches whilst pumping their veins with a futuristic drug cocktail to make it survivable (how could anyone dislike that).


They do this to save the Earth from the multitudes of deadly threats fired at them from man's ever-expanding reach into the stars.


The combination of the deadly PDC’s and teeth-grinding political opera nature of the universe that is The Expanse makes this Martian Navy frigate a must-have on any list.


4. The Event Horizon.

event horizon

There are few things in this world that have continued to haunt my dreams quite like the gouged-out eyes of Sam Neill.


The mysterious disappearance and, stranger still, reappearance of The Event Horizon around Neptune’s orbit quickly turn sour for the stereotypical unsuspecting rescue crew.


The eerie ambiance that saturates you when you’re introduced to the room on this spooky ship that houses the experimental gravity drive, isn’t a moment that one easily forgets.


3. The Borg Cube

borg cube

I can already feel the readers coiling up their stingers at me for the inclusion of this over the Enterprise as the Star Trek component to this list, but hear me out.


The Cube’s unrelenting nature to assimilate all that it encounters is nothing short of terrifying.


Who could forget the gut-wrenching moment when we realized that Jean Luc Picard, himself, was assimilated. Truly one of the great moments of the franchise.


Its technological dominance over the human race made us rethink just how fragile we are, even in a future where we are so unimaginably advanced.


2. The Nostromo

nostromo

The comedy stylings of Parker & Brett paired with Jonesy surviving and the UNBELIEVABLE lead performance from Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, actually causes me pain to not make this number one.


Ridley Scott’s classic utilitarian ship made for the perfect horror and, original, jump-scare experience.


Dark, dank, gritty, and an unforgettable grim-dark setting.


The sheer amount of lore that is available around this ship and the depth involved with its creation (can get complete blueprints) available on the internet, is astounding.


A true masterpiece of the genre.


1. The Millennium Falcon

millenium falcon

If you don't fist pump every time you see this ship escape the looming clutches of The Empire by the skin of its teeth, you need to get up, find a mirror and have a good hard look at yourself!


Where else can one play a casual game of Dejarik that may or may not result in you getting your arms ripped off by a disgruntled Wookie ??


And, c’mon, the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs…. Nuff said!




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