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What Film Or Show Is This Spaceship From?

I was out with friends last night and we went into a sci-fi bar where they have props and models all over the place. We had fun identifying all the ships, costumes and stuff, but one model had us ...
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Does ship shape affect Hyperdrive class?

Most fast ships in the Star Wars universe have very aerodynamic shapes. There seems to be a direct correlation between how sleek a ship looks, and its Hyperdrive class. Some examples: First Death ...
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Story identification: man living in a matrix world to save his life

I have tried and failed to remember/identify this short story or short film (can't remember which!) of a guy who goes about his normal life with a nagging feeling that something is controlling his arm ...
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starship shaped like a manta ray encounters doomsday machine from Magellanic cloud piloted by a lady with cat’s eyes

It was published in the '70s, but I can’t remember the name of it. The manta ship docks with the doomsday ship, and the girl is in hibernation, she is extracted, then ... they try and stop the ...
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Did Milano or Benatar approve or comment on their namesake MCU ships?

Peter Quill has named two M-ships after his childhood crushes: the Milano and the Benatar, named after 1980s actor Alyssa Milano and singer Pat Benatar. Were Milano and/or Benatar consulted? ...
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What book is this? Pre 80s book about a captain who hijacks a military spaceship and takes school kids hostage?

I got this from my middle school library back in the 80s but the book seemed to be from the late 50s to mid 70s. This was a young adult targeted novel about a captain who hijacks a military spaceship ...
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70's/80's anime where the heroes travel on a spaceship to rescue a princess

I don't remember the title, but I remember some of the plot and what the characters looked like. It was sci-fi. I remember it was about a princess (I presume she was) being abducted and our heroes ...
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Seed ship, unsexed person, cover has golden person attached to ship by umbilical cord

I read this book in the late 80s or early 90s. It was not new at the time. There was an uncrewed, automated seed ship (spaceship of genetic material or records but no actual organisms) sent out from ...
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What are the combat capabilities of the USS Discovery?

In the past I always thought that the Constitution class was the pinnacle of human technology at the time of Kirk and slightly before (Pike's time). It represented the best both in terms of technology ...
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Why did we only see the N-1 starfighters in one film?

I think that this model has a really great design and looks cool and futuristic, but we only saw them in the Battle of Naboo. I have a lot of questions about that: Why don't the Rebels use them? Is ...
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Scifi book with battle spaceships and humanoid cat people who have eyes that change colors with their mood?

Does anyone know this book? It starts with a space captain and his ship and crew being attacked by another ship. Eventually the ship was so damaged that they had to board another ship after fleeing (...
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90s(?) movie with an army of kids in space and “God” in a foggy white room

When I was about 7 in 2009 I watched a movie from a VHS tape that I had also watched a couple years before. I believe it was released in the 1990s. In this live-action movie, I remember there being ...
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Class of the Reman Warbird Scimitar

Is there an official class of ship for the Reman Warbird Scimitar? Or is that the one and only of it's class? I have always loved the ship since I first saw it in Star Trek: Nemesis, but other than "...
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Movie on board a colony ship with cryo pods that look like vacuum seal plastic bags

I really only remember one scene so bear with me. It was a somewhat recent movie about a colony ship, like a thriller/suspense movie I think, there was a few people waking up every few years to do ...
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Billionaire Astronaut finds a planet that sings and heals him

I once was given a paperback as a gift in the mid 80s. The plot was an addicted billionaire got bored and bought a starship. He discovered a planet where the grass attaches to his body, and in the ...
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SF short story about a starship that triggers a supernova when it goes FTL [duplicate]

I remember reading a short story a few years ago about a starship crew from Earth(?), in either their first (or a new model) FTL ship. The story opened with them in a new star system, which they had ...
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Sci fi book about a human who merges with an amorphous entity after its alien host dies

I'm fairly sure this is a series, or at least more than 1 book. I remember bits and pieces. There is a space ship, I think it's family run and is a cargo ship. There is an alien race that I think is ...
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Why can characters walk/run on space ships in Gundam?

I was watching Zeta and realized that characters seem to walk or even run around fine for the most part, but then when they need to move quickly or ascend, they simply jump and float to where they ...
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Book about persecuted group fleeing earth, finding and settling new planet, new life, get hunted down by earth persecutors

Read a book in the mid 2000s about a group that was persecuted, Christians I believe, that accidentally discovered FTL travel. They built a ship and left Earth. They discovered a new planet, and ...
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80s Mecha anime/cartoon about a giant spaceship that could transform into a humanoid robot form

Need help finding the title of anime or cartoon movie or series, from the late 80s or early 90s. All I remember is that it was about a giant spaceship that could transform into a humanoid robot form. ...
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Alien invasion novel where black discs fall throughout a city and prick everyone giving them “flu”

While in secondary school I read this alien invasion novel (my favorite novel) but it had no front page so I had no way of telling the name so I just named it "Invasion". Brief description: There ...
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Robotic Spaceships have a human prisoner to maintain them

Cant remember if it was a book or a tv show (like Outer Limits/Twilight Zone) or movie. (I don't think it was a movie) At least 20 years old. Whatever format it would have been in English in the USA. ...
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80s (70s?) Christmas scifi programme. Alien befriends young boy and dresses as Santa

I recall an alien befriends a young boy and at Christmas the boy is given a present from the alien dressed as Santa. The gift is a small toy version of its spaceship.
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What happened to the wreckages of Battlestars from the First Cylon War? [closed]

In Blood and Chrome, we see the wreckage of the Battlestar Archeron, and in Razor we see the Battlestar Columbia explode into relatively large pieces, so much so that people are actually alive for a ...
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Have we ever seen a captured ship incorporated permanently in the enemy's fleet?

The threat of a starship being boarded and captured by enemy forces appears often in Star Trek franchise. On some occasions, such an operation is successful and the enemy gains the control over the ...
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How do starship weapons work in Star Wars, in terms of recharge time and the cause of recharge time [duplicate]

This is definitely connected to my last question on "Recycling shields", so I'll definitely start this question close to the same as the last. So I was watching the Clone Wars Season 2 episode 16 ...
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2018 SF Novel - Spaceship mission, time travel

I recall reading about a new science fiction book published recently (2018). I seem to remember that it maybe involved a spaceship mission, and that there was a time travel element. I believe I read ...
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Energy globes flatten everything, turn out be be warp bubbles of starships from another dimension

I read this in the early '70s - I'm not sure if it was in a proper anthology, or just an extra story added in to pad out a short novel to proper paperback size. Set in England (so probably a British ...
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Late 70s-80s sci fi drama movie about kids in spaceship since Earth had become uninhabitable

I saw this film that was shown on a projector when I was in about 2nd grade (in the 90s) that was so moving it stuck with me since. I’d love to be able to find it. I don’t believe it had been made ...
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Primitive species destroy travelers shuttle

Trying to identify a story where an explorer/academian lands on a primitive world and the native witch doctor destroys the shuttle, preventing the explorer from returning to his mothership. He ends up ...
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Identify a beige spaceship

This has been bothering met for quite some time. I know I have seen this ship somewhere, but I cannot remember where. Does anyone know where this ship comes from? This image comes from this slide, I ...
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Looking for a sci-fi book that involves Mankind's very last Starship

The ship was crewed by an AI and carried the "hero" thru time to battle Orbs of energy that turned out to be what Man had evolved into. I believe the book was written before Star Wars came out and ...
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Sci-fi book opening with the description of a big spaceship wandering in space [closed]

Several years ago I ran into a sci-fi book in a hotel lobby, the book started something like this: The ship was big, very big, no one knew how big it really was, it wandered in space... This is ...
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Sci-Fi book where spider-like alien lives on the hull of a ship and configures his web to forecast space weather or the future?

I read a book about 11 years ago that was part of a larger series and I can't remember the name or author. I randomly picked it out of the Sci-Fi section in the library because I liked the cover and ...
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A space opera novel about a spaceship race, no rules, and prizes going as high as solar system [closed]

I think the main characters are not racing to the end, they give up at some point. Does it ring a bell to someone? I don't know the name, author, language and I am trying to find the book. Edit : I ...
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How Were the LCARS Panel Set Props Made in Star Trek?

Were the LCARS panels set props typically pre-designed transparency panels with dark glass and florescent lighting behind them? Or were the "buttons and layouts" added later with computers? I'm ...
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Comic about a space shuttle carrying the crew through space dragons

I could only read the climax of a comic novel which was published in a magazine. The ending was as follows: The hero and and his crew are sailing in a space shuttle. The hero, who looks like a cyborg ...
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Short story about a mutiny on a spaceship and a polite captain

It was in a collection of short stories by different authors, which I read in the mid 80's. The crew of the ship keep complaining about how the Captain is rude to them and the only 'person' he says '...
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Late 1960's Comic Book with H shaped space ship

In a period approximately from 1967 - 1971 I remember reading a space adventure comic book with an unusually shaped spaceship with a crew of, I think, scientists-explorers. I cannot remember the ...
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Why does the Federation prefer mainly space-borne starships?

Why are almost all Federation starships space-borne? Yes I know the Intrepid class vessels (like Voyager) are capable of atmospheric landing, but you'd think that as more and more alien races joined ...
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Movie/Episode: Time travel story resolved by alien sneezing

I have a very vague memory of a live-action movie or episode I watched on Swedish TV in the mid-to-late 90's, most likely in English. The setting was on some kind of spaceship, I believe captained by ...
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How do Starfleet comm badges know how to connect between personnel?

How do Starfleet comm badges work as far as connections? One user taps their badge and says “me” to “receiving person”. It’s obviously heard as an inter-comm on the ship, so I can understand how ...
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Short story collection, one about humans dwindling on a spaceship and another about testing a FTL device and landing on an alien planet

I remember them being part of an archive, a collection of short stories. Incredibly vague, I know, but I have some information that would be sure to make someone remember if they too have read some of ...
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Novel series where kids crew a snail shell shaped ship [duplicate]

Very vague on the details. I would have read these books in the late 80s, possibly around '87-'88. They were in my school library, which had students from age 6 to 10, so would have been age ...
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TV show set on an autonomous space ship on a collision course

Years ago I binge watched a show on Netflix that I can no longer name or find. Set on a spaceship which is not piloted and in distress and on a collision course with stars and planets. The crew can ...
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Comic from 1970’s/80’s with a spaceship named Celeste [closed]

My kid was named Celeste by her dad. He said it was from a comic he read when he was a kid. It was the name of a spaceship. Now my kid is an adult and asking where it came from. Unfortunately, this is ...
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Book about a part robot human connects to ancient alien spaceship

In the book, humans are allowed to travel in a race of aliens spacecraft from planet to planet. The aliens won't tell them the secrets of space travel. You find out that this is because interstellar ...
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SF Horror film of the 90s ending as the crew escapes in a spaceship

It's a space exploration film, with some kind of alien creatures attacking a team of space explorers. All I remember is that at the end of the film, the survivors manage to escape in their ship, and ...
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50s/60s movie with round disks on the back of people's necks

I've been trying to find the name of a movie. I saw it in the middle 1960's on TV in the US. It was in black and white. Pretty sure it was produced in the US. From what I remember of the clothes and ...
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Trying to remember an old cartoon with triangular spaceships

I remember not much of this cartoon except watching it as a kid, in Australia and the fact the antagonists used triangular spaceships that floated around. I remember one scene where a protagonist ...