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Multi Genre Star Ship Comparison
April 10, 2003 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Multi Genre Star Ship Comparison? "This site is intended to allow science fiction fans to get an impression of the true scale of their favorite science fiction spacecraft by being able to campare ships accross genres, as well as being able to compare them with contemporary objects with which they are probably familiar." Someone has spare time...
posted by Spoon (25 comments total)

 
Remind me to update this page [self link].
posted by wobh at 9:35 AM on April 10, 2003


Can't get Spoon's link to come up. But here are some others I found:

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/fleet-charts.htm
http://www.st-minutiae.com/misc/comparison.jpg
posted by piskycritter at 9:52 AM on April 10, 2003


That site loads so slowly that he must be getting the images of those ships from a webserver somewhere in a galaxy far, far away.

I actually checked the Slashdot front page to see if had been linked to from there.
posted by Icky at 10:05 AM on April 10, 2003


That looks like an amazingly cool site, I just wish it would load faster.
posted by bondcliff at 10:11 AM on April 10, 2003


Well, for starters, somebody needs to teach him about image optimization. And I think it's served off a 14.4 connection.
posted by adamgreenfield at 10:14 AM on April 10, 2003


Site's farked, Jim.
posted by Tacodog at 10:25 AM on April 10, 2003


The scifi fan in me thinks this is a cool idea but that it's screaming out for a zoomable Flash implementation.
posted by Tubes at 10:51 AM on April 10, 2003


Thanks piskycritter. Those are cool.
posted by smackfu at 10:57 AM on April 10, 2003


Someone has spare time...

Unlike us busy, busy folks here, you mean?

I'm really disappointed your strobing You are in my thrall, my pretties kitties are gone now.
posted by y2karl at 1:12 PM on April 10, 2003


Ok, did anyone with IE (or could view draggable layers) have the urge to drag the ships aroung and make wooshing noises?

Ahem.
*I need to do some shopping at the local platic model/comic/hobby shop now*

posted by phyrewerx at 1:38 PM on April 10, 2003


I must admit that I immediately wanted a plotter to ink this thing up poster-size...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:45 PM on April 10, 2003


For all the work he's put into it, you'd think he'd know the difference between -10 and 1/10.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 2:57 PM on April 10, 2003


Ok, did anyone with IE (or could view draggable layers) have the urge to drag the ships aroung and make wooshing noises?


Yes, and I gave in to that urge. I skillfully piloted the Millenium Falcon all around the page.
posted by Ty Webb at 2:57 PM on April 10, 2003


This site gives me the urge to go read a bunch of Culture novels for the descriptions of ginormous interstellar artifacts.
posted by finn at 4:06 PM on April 10, 2003


If I weren't so lazy I'd make something like this in flash... imagine that, a use for flash... heh...
posted by FiveFrozenFish at 4:21 PM on April 10, 2003


Let's hope that Metafilter doesn't disintegrate into another idiotic fanboy Star Wars vs. Star Trek starships flame fest. Both groups need to get out of their parents basement more often.
posted by mark13 at 4:50 PM on April 10, 2003


Not enough people have mentioned how freakin' rad this site is.
posted by Hildago at 6:18 PM on April 10, 2003


Both groups need to get out of their parents basement more often.

What's wrong with parent's basements? Sometimes I think some people need to get into their parent's basement.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 6:34 PM on April 10, 2003


This site gives me the urge to go read a bunch of Culture novels for the descriptions of ginormous interstellar artifacts.

It gave me the urge to see if me or some of my comrades in arms might be up on the net, but it looks like Chris Lynas's renderings of ROU's have been taken down. But there are some cool renderings of little Clear Air Turbulence and a shot or two of bits of GSV at Grey Area.

The site is way cool, but it would have been cool to see some at least half-assed renderings of stuff from books too: Culture ships, a Xeelee nightwing, a Heechee 5, Lying Bastard and Hot Needle of Inquiry, a nice big Orbital, and behind everything, Ringworld. Oh, and Michael from Footfall.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:23 PM on April 10, 2003


Guardships. Wake me when someone has a picture of a guardship.
posted by wobh at 10:23 PM on April 10, 2003


Wow. That is pretty cool. And I'm not even much of a space/science fiction geek. More like this please.
posted by Dick Paris at 12:56 AM on April 11, 2003


mark13: Yeah, totally, dood. 'Cause like, a Babylon 5 vs. Blakes 7 flamewar would blow a Star Trek vs Star Wars flamewar out of the water! Like, the Trek guys would get all confused 'cause the Federation are the bad guys on B7, and then a couple of those huge Minbari war cruisers would like vapourise the Death Star. That would be soo cool.
posted by arto at 4:12 AM on April 11, 2003


why is the EPVI death star so much bigger than the 1st one. If they can both blow up planets surely it would be more effective to have lots of smaller ones instead of one big one? No wonder they got beaten by a bunch of singing dwarf bears....amateurs
posted by Spoon at 7:03 AM on April 11, 2003


Wow. I always thought the Jawas' sandcrawler was one hell of a lot bigger than that, at least five times larger.

Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer is lovingly rendered. It made me wish that there were top/bottom and bow/stern views as well as starboard ones, but you can't have everything, I guess.
posted by alumshubby at 9:47 AM on April 11, 2003


It's very interesting, thanks
posted by riffola at 9:41 PM on April 27, 2003


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