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Lantern Man
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:25 am  Reply with quote



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They're making a live-action version of that Japanese cartoon about the space-battleship Yamato. I loved the cartoon, and the ship.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiDlWzdqtjM&feature=related
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:36 am  Reply with quote



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I remember the Fireball XL-5, but I think that was a separate series by the same producer as "Thunderbirds". I can't remember the actual names of the Thunderbird ships.

And here's something that may not qualify as a 'ship' per se, but I've always loved it...the Galaxy Express 999, from the 1980's anime film. If I ever get to go to an anime convention at my age, I'm dressing up as The Conductor.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:46 pm  Reply with quote



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Lantern Man wrote:
They're making a live-action version of that Japanese cartoon about the space-battleship Yamato. I loved the cartoon, and the ship.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiDlWzdqtjM&feature=related


That looks awesome. I loved this too but forgot about it.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:28 pm  Reply with quote



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Somebody needs to put this bad boy into a sci-fi movie

http://www.yurock.net/russian-tank-ship-plane/
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LivingDeadPunk
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:09 pm  Reply with quote



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Nothing has ever looked cooler than the TIE Interceptor, though the drop ship from Aliens comes close.
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frank_dracman
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:57 pm  Reply with quote



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LivingDeadPunk wrote:
Nothing has ever looked cooler than the TIE Interceptor, though the drop ship from Aliens comes close.

Sorry, but the drop ships are WAY cooler than the TIE. The way their wings fold in on each other? I looked it up, and that is the very definition of awesome. There was even a picture.
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Karloff
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:59 pm  Reply with quote



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The Millennium Falcon. Such a battered old ship, it had so much character, like a much loved car that was always breaking down but its owner was too in love with it to let it go. Unsurprisingly, Star Wars is getting a lot of votes here.

The TIE Fighter always sounded so cool, though. It screaches from the front speakers and across the rear like some kind of banshee.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:11 pm  Reply with quote



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The dropships are indeed cooler than the tie. The Millenium Falcon definitely has the best name of any Star Wars ship.

How about some Avatar love? I'd go with the AT-99 Scorpion Gunship. It has a 98.4% accuracy to eliminate any threat from the ground or sky. A VTOL ship packing some serious firepower. Reminds me of a futuristic Apache.
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Karloff
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:31 pm  Reply with quote



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frank_dracman wrote:
LivingDeadPunk wrote:
Nothing has ever looked cooler than the TIE Interceptor, though the drop ship from Aliens comes close.

Sorry, but the drop ships are WAY cooler than the TIE. The way their wings fold in on each other? I looked it up, and that is the very definition of awesome. There was even a picture.


I never went away from this film with any memory of the ships, strangely enough. I'll have to go and check out this dropship that you mention...
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:47 pm  Reply with quote



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The Tie Interceptor is definitely way cooler than a standard Tie Fighter.
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frank_dracman
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:27 pm  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
The dropships are indeed cooler than the tie. The Millenium Falcon definitely has the best name of any Star Wars ship.

How about some Avatar love? I'd go with the AT-99 Scorpion Gunship. It has a 98.4% accuracy to eliminate any threat from the ground or sky. A VTOL ship packing some serious firepower. Reminds me of a futuristic Apache.

You and the damn Avatar again. Rolling Eyes
Now that you mention it, the ships in Avatar look very similar to the drop ships, with propellers replacing the missile pods. That Cameron is a no talent hack, I tell you!
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:39 pm  Reply with quote



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frank_dracman wrote:
Floydian Trip wrote:
The dropships are indeed cooler than the tie. The Millenium Falcon definitely has the best name of any Star Wars ship.

How about some Avatar love? I'd go with the AT-99 Scorpion Gunship. It has a 98.4% accuracy to eliminate any threat from the ground or sky. A VTOL ship packing some serious firepower. Reminds me of a futuristic Apache.

You and the damn Avatar again. Rolling Eyes
Now that you mention it, the ships in Avatar look very similar to the drop ships, with propellers replacing the missile pods. That Cameron is a no talent hack, I tell you!


Avatar has several cool ships and I waited a long time to bring it up. Very Happy

Seriously though one of the greatest ship designs in film is Discovery from 2001 A Space Odyssey. So simple yet awesome. Also Alexei Leonov from 2010 is pretty badass.
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LSD Zombie
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Is it weird to stroke to Na'vi porn? Not that I am.....
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:01 pm  Reply with quote



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LSD Zombie wrote:
Is it weird to stroke to Na'vi porn? Not that I am.....


Na'vi women are hot. There's no shame in it. I'm not the only one who watched documentaries of African tribes to see tits as a kid.
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Chainsaw
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:43 am  Reply with quote



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The Falcon. Always the Falcon.
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