Top 51 Sci-Fi Spaceships

48 USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B

Star Trek: Generations

WHY IT’S GREAT This incarnation of the Enterprise was a member of the Excelsior class; the original ship of that name being so awesome that a whole class got named after it. Big, sleek and majestic, this was a ship that turned heads wherever it went. Famous for being the ship that took Captain James T Kirk on his last voyage, but we won’t hold that against this unsung member of the Enterprise alumni.

WHAT IT MIGHT FAIL ITS SPACE MOT ON Engineering report: “After Tuesday the ship will sail through any test. Before Tuesday you’d be borked. Everything arrives on Tuesday.”

IF IT WERE A REAL VEHICLE IT WOULD BE… The QE2

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47 Enterprise NX-01

Star Trek: Enterprise

WHY IT’S GREAT Repeatedly upgraded with the most advanced technology of the time, including phase cannons and photonic torpedoes. Maximum speed was increased from warp 4.5 to warp 5.2.

WHAT IT MIGHT FAIL ITS SPACE MOT ON Almost anything. It was held together as much by the will of its crew as nuts an bolts. It may have (oddly) looked more advanced than it more famous successors, but looks can deceive – as a prototype, teething problems were a-plenty.

IF IT WERE A REAL VEHICLE IT WOULD BE… The Kitty Hawk

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46 Romulan Warbird

Star Trek, various

WHY IT’S GREAT The largest and most powerful Romulan spacecraft, it massively dwarfed most ships it came up against, and was nearly twice the size of the Enterprise D.

Designed by Andrew Probert (who worked on the original Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek: TOS), they were designed to look like large predatory birds.

WHAT IT MIGHT FAIL ITS SPACE MOT ON It’s powered by a forced quantum singularity (ie, a black hole). We can’t help thinking that’s a huge potential against health and safety risk.

IF IT WERE A REAL VEHICLE IT WOULD BE… B2 Spirit Bomber – large, scary, stealthy.

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