Saturday, August 08, 2009

Top Five Fictional Ships

Courtesy of Fechtbuch

I'll stretch the definition slightly to include space ships as well ...

5. Experiencing a Significant Gravitas Shortfall Somebody once told the author Iain M Banks that the names of his super intelligent ship characters in his Culture novels lacked gravitas ...

4. The Orca From Jaws. We're gonna need a bigger boat.

3. HMS Sophie Captain Jack Aubrey's first command from the series by Patrick O'Brien

2. The Black Freighter The pirate ship from the Watchmen comics, inspired by the song Pirate Jenny by Brecht and Weill.

1. The Millenium Falcon The ship that famously made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. A classic of asymmetric ship design

2 comments:

stephanie said...

The Millenium Falcon - yes!

neil h said...

It's worth getting the old PC game X-Wing vs Tie Fighter just so you can fly the Millennium Falcon ... :-)