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Things to scale. Mostly terrifying. IE users can drag around.
posted by Pretty_Generic (43 comments total)
FYI: Sortof a double post of this recent thread; the previously linked page isn't quite the same, but it's appears to be from the same creator and has similar address aspects. Still, super fun.
posted by krisis at 5:34 AM on April 28, 2003

CooOool ..... In my monday morning haze however, the Star Wars Space Slug scared the living shit out of me.
posted by MintSauce at 5:39 AM on April 28, 2003

Wish they'd included the ships from ID4.
posted by Trik at 6:06 AM on April 28, 2003

i'm glad i wasn't the only one scared shitless by the space slug...
posted by joedan at 6:16 AM on April 28, 2003

I didn't know the Saturn V rocket was taller than the Statue of Liberty! Far out! I've seen the one that's laid down on the ground at NASA's Houston Space Center, so I knew it was one big honkin' rocket, but still, wow.
posted by eyebeam at 6:20 AM on April 28, 2003

Third on the space slug.

"La la la la, ooh, look! A blue whale! Wow, check out that big ship! This is really -- aaaaaaaaaaah! What the hell is that?"

This is so intensely nerdy. I am in awe.
posted by Katemonkey at 6:34 AM on April 28, 2003

Compelling. Fascinating.

Kudos to the creator for including classics like the Space 1999 Eagle and the 2001 Discovery.

I can't help but wish there were more real objects, though. A sperm whale? Uluru? The Himalayas?

Very cool, though.
Ooop! There is a blue whale...
posted by Shane at 6:37 AM on April 28, 2003

Now we know without a doubt that Godzilla can kick King Kong's tiny ass, and have room for the Marshmallow Man.
posted by jazon at 6:47 AM on April 28, 2003

So next time you're in Toronto and see the CN Tower, distract yourself from thoughts of the epidemic by imagining a slug the same width as the tower's height...
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:53 AM on April 28, 2003

Heh! I put the Marshmallow Man on top of the Empire State Bldg, and the vintage Enterprise inside the Space Slug's mouth!
Hours of collage fun...
posted by Shane at 6:53 AM on April 28, 2003

I just love the fact there's a Federation Starship called "Curry".
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:57 AM on April 28, 2003

Am I missing something, or are the buidling images lifted from without attribution?
posted by dougb at 7:04 AM on April 28, 2003

posted by reality at 7:24 AM on April 28, 2003

add me on the *AHHH! Space Slug* list...

I wonder why in Godzilla vs King Kong, They were the same size... I want to see a scaled correctly rematch!
posted by oninochuck at 7:27 AM on April 28, 2003

Not only are the buildings stolen from, but the Star Trek ships are stolen from here.
posted by O9scar at 7:33 AM on April 28, 2003

I like the buildings, whales, ships etc. but, I'm sorry, it's kind of hard to get excited about the size of imaginary spaceships and monsters. I mean, they're just as big as the guy who invented them says they are.

If you like these, I can send you a scale image of the 3 mile high stick figure from my latest epic poem...

/monday morning snarkasm
posted by ubi at 8:37 AM on April 28, 2003

Obvious omission: The ship from the opening scene in Spaceballs.
posted by neilkod at 8:40 AM on April 28, 2003

Obvious omission: The ship from the opening scene in Spaceballs.

Yeah, that and Dr. Evil's suggestively phallic rocketship from the Spy Who Shagged Me... oh, and the Big Boy one, too.
posted by fredosan at 9:06 AM on April 28, 2003

More obvious omission: Starship Enterprise (or do I keep overlooking it?)
posted by me3dia at 9:50 AM on April 28, 2003

how come the Red Dwarf isn't in there? isn't it over 5 miles long? the space slug wouldn't make a dent in it!
posted by krunk at 9:59 AM on April 28, 2003

The original site is much more exhaustive - the link in the post is part of one of 5 pages full of size comparisons. Also, in the original site, all appropriated images are attributed to their original sources and are used with permission, including the ones.
posted by chrisege at 10:12 AM on April 28, 2003

me3dia, enterprise from the next generation is galaxy class. err, i think. not that i know for sure or anything, i'm not a trekkie!! *runs*
posted by rhyax at 10:21 AM on April 28, 2003

People who no longer have to poo because they saw the Space Slug

1. MintSauce
2. joedan
3. Katemonkey
4. oninochuck
posted by jaden at 10:37 AM on April 28, 2003

Mozilla users wishing they could also drag the objects around can try Simon Willison's handy Image Drag bookmarklet.
posted by milov at 10:37 AM on April 28, 2003

D'oh. I think I discovered a bug in Opera 7.1 on Linux. I didn't realize as I was copying and pasting the links, but the "Copy link address" removes the # and everything that follows it. Pretend that the links go to the user's comment rather than all having the same link.

Or use these:

1. MintSauce
2. joedan
3. Katemonkey
4. oninochuck
posted by jaden at 10:43 AM on April 28, 2003

The space slug made me laugh out loud, but I almost fell outta my chair so it might be the same thing as getting scared by it. I was surprised, we'll put it that way.

The original Enterprise was a Constitution class starship, which I didn't personally see in the FPP's link either, but it's available at the original site mentioned by ChrisEge if you scroll down.

The Star Trek Next Generation version of the Enterprise was known as a Galaxy class starship. Also available at the original link. The Galaxy class starship is supposed to be five times bigger than the original ship in volume and mass, according to the Writer/Director Bible written by Gene Roddenberry in the first year of STNG's inception, before they came up with Lt. Worf, or cast the other leading roles.

Also notable among the list is the Excelsior class starship, which eventually became the short-lived home for the original crew in the movies, after Kirk destroyed the original ship in Star Trek 3. What I miss among this collection is The Reliant, which Khan used to seek out revenge on Kirk in Star Trek 2, easily the best Star Trek movie ever made.

Oh. The non Star Trek ships are uhm... okay too I guess. *smirk* Overall these are great links! Thanks gang for making this Monday just a little less intolerable. It warms this old geek's heart to see these things and be able to move'm around.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:51 AM on April 28, 2003

King Kong is so tiny!
posted by biscotti at 10:59 AM on April 28, 2003

Space Sluuuuuuug!!!
posted by Outlawyr at 11:12 AM on April 28, 2003

I've added Outlawyr to the list.
posted by jaden at 11:18 AM on April 28, 2003

I slowly perused the other to-scale pages on the site, grotesquely hoping for another death-scare equivalent to the slug.

I think it's the horizontal scrolling.
posted by themadjuggler at 11:51 AM on April 28, 2003

Yeah, add me to the list of "Eeek! Space Slug!". That being said, Star Trek fans...what would we do with out them?
posted by dejah420 at 12:25 PM on April 28, 2003

I'd like to see Farscape ships in there. Isn't King Kong too small and Godzilla too big?
posted by quirked at 12:36 PM on April 28, 2003

What I miss among this collection is The Reliant

As you know, Bob, Reliant is a Miranda-class starship. It's in there.

Me, I still wish there were some things from books in here -- a Thug or Psychopath-class Rapid Offensive Unit, or a GCU, or a nice big Orbital. And a Xeelee nightwing, and maybe some things from the Vorkosiganverse, and a Mazianni carrier.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:37 PM on April 28, 2003

...and a Saturn V, and the Space Shuttle, and a Canyonero, and the Liberator...

Warrior Bug, Klendathu Hive (Starship Troopers) versus Warrior Bug, Volkswagen Hive (1970). (scroll down)
posted by arto at 1:14 PM on April 28, 2003

quirked - I'm with you. I'd like to see how Moya stacks up. Too bad Farscape always gets screwed...
posted by MsVader at 1:26 PM on April 28, 2003

Wither the Lexx?
posted by cortex at 3:43 PM on April 28, 2003

a space slug (which made me jump, by the way), but no Millenium Falcon? a grievous oversight!
posted by mcsweetie at 4:02 PM on April 28, 2003

mcsweetie, the Millenium Falcon is listed with the smaller Star Wars vessels, along with the AT-AT which King Kong could've easily ridden like a camel. And oh yea, seeing the Space Slug was great.
posted by LexRockhard at 5:02 PM on April 28, 2003

And where's the death star?
posted by cbrody at 5:32 PM on April 28, 2003

Another link
posted by cbrody at 5:41 PM on April 28, 2003

I second that cortex.

The Lexx beats Dr. Evil's phallic-shaped ship any day.
posted by Stauf at 6:55 PM on April 28, 2003

cbrody: the death star(s) are on the -200x link. they would take up the whole page if they weren't.
posted by y0bhgu0d at 4:32 AM on April 29, 2003

I'm impressed! While the site was inherently geeky in nature, the proximity of the ships does help one gain a sense of the scale of the ships as they were intended to provoke. Some of my favorite additions were the bugs from Starship Troopers, the Borg cube, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Chewbacca and that physically jarring Space Slug (still looks like a sock puppet to me, though).

Notable omissions: The RMS Titanic? I figured that was a pretty famous vesel from naval history, and would probably be worth including in that context.

cbrody: That link contains far more "information" about the SW Death Stars than I ever cared to know.
posted by Down10 at 1:32 AM on May 2, 2003

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