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I know a few of them but I don't recognize them all.

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    I’m curious: what’s the source of this image? I couldn’t find another copy through Google Images.
    – alexwlchan
    Feb 25, 2016 at 8:44
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    The image has an error regarding the Star Wars lore. It's a long time ago, not a long, long, time ago. The galaxy is far, far away, but it's just one long time ago. Feb 25, 2016 at 20:03
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    @ToddWilcox that's exactly what I said when I saw it. </nerd rage>
    – RedCaio
    Feb 25, 2016 at 20:33
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    Are two TARDIS's called a TARDII?
    – Daniel
    Feb 25, 2016 at 22:34
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    @ToddWilcox: Ah but it's +30 years now! Feb 25, 2016 at 23:36

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In brief, from top-to-bottom:

  • The Doctor's TARDIS (Doctor Who)
  • Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)
  • Battlestar Galactica (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Saturn V rocket (Apollo missions)
  • Discovery One (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • USS Enterprise (Star Trek)
  • Serenity (Firefly)

And once again, with pictures and a bit more commentary:

  • The Doctor's TARDIS. This is the time machine used in Doctor Who, and as far as I know the only one of these ships with any time travel capabilities – hence it appearing at both ends of the spectrum. A fault in its chameleon circuit means that it’s (almost) always disguised as a 1963 police telephone box.

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  • The Millennium Falcon. This is the spaceship flown by Han Solo in Star Wars – so far it’s appeared in Episode IV to Episode VII. The “long, long time ago” refers to the opening crawl of the films.

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  • Battlestar Galactica. From the show of the same name. This was the only one I wasn’t sure about, but googling the 148,000 BC pointed me in the direction of this show. Hard to see the profile, but here’s a picture:

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  • A Saturn V rocket. This was used for (some of) the Apollo moon missions. Its first test flight was Apollo 4, which took place in November 1967. Here’s a picture from NASA’s website:

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  • Discovery One. This is the spaceship in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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  • USS Enterprise. This is from Star Trek, but there’s some disagreement as to exactly which model the image depicts – see the comments below.

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  • The Serenity. This comes from the Firefly series.

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    It's the Enterprise NCC1701-A, the nacelles are different from the original that you have the image for.
    – Jane S
    Feb 25, 2016 at 8:47
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    It's not necessarily the Enterprise-A, the original Enterprise was refitted with similar nacelles and deflector dish. Plus the A didn't get launched until 2286.
    – JAB
    Feb 25, 2016 at 16:26
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    @T.J.Crowder The simplest explanation for the date/nacelle discrepancy is the artist was drunk. 2265 marks the beginning of Kirk's 5 year mission. It would have to be the original.
    – Daniel
    Feb 25, 2016 at 22:30
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    @T.J.Crowder: NCC-1701 was refit for The Motion Picture. NCC-1701-A was its identical-looking replacement (modulo the traditional "new-movie, new-bridge" antics) introduced at the end of ST4 and properly featured in two films. This could easily be the original ship. Feb 25, 2016 at 23:03
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    @PreferenceBean: LOL! The Enterprise was fairly prone to time travel, in TOS, TNG, the films... :-) Feb 25, 2016 at 23:31

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