coolest and craziest spaceships in sci-fi
Flying saucer -
The saucer that started it all, this one piloted by a humanoid called Gort, 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951) is an early foray by Hollywood into the science-fiction genre.
Millennium Falcon - The Millennium Falcon is nonetheless one of the fastest vessels in the galaxy, and an iconic 'Star Wars' spaceship.
USS Enterprise -
The starship USS Enterprise first appeared on the small screen in 1966 in 'Star Trek,' designated as NCC-1701.
Discovery One -
The nuclear-powered spaceship 'Discovery One' from '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968) provided the stage for much of Stanley Kubrick's epic interplanetary saga
Alien slave ship -
The alien space ship hovering over Johannesburg in 'District 9' (2009) looks worn and used, appearing like a dirty and greasy hubcap over the South African capital.
Pan Am space clipper -
The needle-like Pan Am space clipper shoots out of the monumental rotating space wheel station in a scene from '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968).
TIE Advanced x1 -
The last thing you'd want to see in your rear view mirror, the TIE fighter was the only spaceship capable of taking on the rebel alliance's X-Wing starfighter.
USS Reliant -
'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' (1982) saw the USS Enterprise battling one of its own, the USS Reliant, which has been commandeered by Khan Noonien Singhf.
Jedi starfighter -
A Jedi starfighter used by Obi-Wan in 'Star Wars: Attack of the Clones' (2002).
Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), a major with US Space Command, travels to Mars on board the Cepheus in 'Ad Astra' (2019).
Bubble ship -
The Bubble ship that Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) pilots throughout 'Oblivion' (2013) is more cloud scraper that spaceship.
Thunderbird 3 -
The hit 1960's British TV series 'Thunderbirds' featured five Thunderbird machines, one of which, Thunderbird 3, was a red single-stage-to-orbit spacecraft.
USS Cygnus -
The USS Cygnus makes its appearance in 'The Black Hole' (1979) as an apparently abandoned and long-lost spaceship that's rediscovered near a black hole.
The aptly-named Gunstar featured in 'The Last Starfighter' (1984) was just that, a specialist Starfighter spaceship bristling with weaponry.
Event Horizon -
In 'Event Horizon' (1997), a missing experimental spaceship, Event Horizon, spontaneously appears in orbit around Neptune.
Eagle 5 -
Mel Brooks' space opera parody 'Spaceballs' (1987) features the zany-looking Eagle 5, a Winnebago spaceship that helped propel the movie into the cult classic realm.