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In the episode Möbius Dick, the Planet Express crew travel trough a spaceship graveyard in Bermuda Tetrahedron. You could watch a video of this scene on comedycentral.com.

We have confirmed 13 of the ships and the rest look enticingly familiar but there are 60 years of shows to know and it's frustrating. Help out a scifi fan of many years but worsening memory, please!

  • Jupiter II
  • Lunar lander module
  • An Apollo Command/Service Module "Apollo 100"
  • Saturn 5 launch stage
  • Discovery One
  • Monolith of Space Odyssey
  • Satelite of Love from Mystery Science 3000
  • Josey and the Pussycats in Space ship
  • Boston's Guitar ship (best seen on Don't Look Back)
  • Journey's Scarab Beetle ship
  • ELO's Simon Says spaceship
  • Skylab
  • Oceanic Flight 815 from Lost
  • Omicronian attack ship
  • Starflight Arthling ship???
  • Star Control Syreen penatrator???
  • Ilrath Avenger???
  • Umgah Drone???
  • P'kunk Fury???
  • Ariloulaleelay Skiff???
  • V'ger???
  • Ringed Space Station from... Silent Runnings???
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    I wasn't the downvote but is a screenshot possible? – Dason Jul 8 '12 at 14:46
  • @Dason There would have to be quite a few screenshots. The scene is a minute or two long. – user1027 Jul 8 '12 at 17:29
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    Maybe a YouTube link? – OghmaOsiris Jul 8 '12 at 20:25
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    This has some of the items - theinfosphere.org/M%C3%B6bius_Dick – OrionDarkwood Jul 9 '12 at 19:38
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    This isn't really an answer, but here's all the screenshots I could grab from the linked video. It should cover all this ships in that 2 min clip. imgur.com/a/7MtW2 – Bizangles Jul 18 '12 at 18:28
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As commented by OrionDarkwood, The Info Sphere lists some of them. Those in italics you already have, those in bold you don't.

  • Discovery One from 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A black monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Oceanic Flight 815 from Lost
  • The spaceship used on album covers for the rock group Electric Light Orchestra
  • An Omicronian mothership or the Hubble Telescope as seen in "When Aliens Attack"
  • The Satellite of Love from Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • The spaceship from Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space
  • The Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space
  • Stereotypical UFO
  • Garmin GPS satelliteLockheed Martin drawing of a Garmin Sat
  • TomTom GPS satelliteNederlands based TomTom satnav
  • First Planet Express ship
  • An Apollo Command/Service Module labelled "Apollo 100"
  • An Apollo Lunar Module
  • The scarab beetle spaceship used on album covers for the band Journey
  • The Skylab space station
  • The guitar spaceship used on album covers for the band Boston

The Garmin and TomTom aren't pointed out but are mentioned by Hermes in the video, and I think the suggestion is they were spaceships that got lost rather than satellites.

Wikipedia adds nothing new, other to point out the Apollo Lunar Module has ascent and descent stages still attached, and the Futurama Wiki lists none.

I don't think there were any ringed space station in Silent Runnings.

I'm not sure if this is correct, but a post on the Straight Dope Message Board:

I couldn't tell from the resolution of the picture onscreen, but I'm pretty sure there was also an old Type 40 Galifreyan TARDIS in the shape of a Police box there as well...

Finally, there's a green ship (in the centre of the first screenshot and right side of the second) that looks a bit like Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2.

  • That longer ship looks more like the Event Horizon to me than the Satellite of Love. The Satellite of Love has double bulb-like shapes and looks more like a cartoon dogbone – user12646 Feb 19 '13 at 7:14
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The yellow and red one on the bottom left corner looks like the ship from "Earth Girls are Easy."

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