Top 10 Favorite Spaceships from famous Sci-fi movies

top 10 favorite spaceships from movies

Sci-fi Movies are wonderful entertainment, most of the audience prefer to watch them as they introduce us to the possible future, in a way or another.

Many classic Sci-fi movies predicted future ideas, and the surprise is; it became real!

A tablet PC was introduced on “2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968”, the cell phone was presented on “Star Trek III – 1984”, and many other technologies that were adopted from Sci-fi movies, even some of these technologies makers have denied that theory.

Sci-fi movies are on the top of box office grossing all the time…

We love space travel related movies, audience make fans community of famous franchise movies series, such as the two rival movies series; Star Wars & Star trek.

Spaceships are a main element for every successful Sci-fi movie, audience like those vehicles` abilities and features, we love their surrounding visual effects, in many movies, spaceships considered as heroes for their powerful presence within the movie.

Based on fans opinions and popularity, we are going to present a collection of the 10 top favorite spaceships from top sci-fi movies.

  • Millennium falcon – Star Wars:

1-	Millennium falcon - Star Wars

The Star Wars legendary spaceship, the favorite transporting vehicle for the main characters of the series, it has light speed, used in fights and smuggling, a powerful tactical spaceship that saved the series` heroes on many critical times.

First appeared on “Star Wars: A New Hope – 1977”, it was owned and operated by Han Solo along with Chewbacca, on the series we know it was previously owned by Lando Calrissian, and on the last episode “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”; it was operated by Rey, and we don’t think the journey will end soon, as it appears to have a certain role on the next episodes.

  • The USS Enterprise – Star Trek:

2-	The USS Enterprise – Star Trek

And here comes the ultimate starship of Star Trek Series, a Starfleet`s starship, its main mission to discover and explore new worlds and galaxies, the USS enterprise is the most famous starship of the Federation Constitution-class.

Many versions of the starship appeared on Star Trek different series, the starship of the new movies series started in 2009, made by J.J. Abrams, has the most features and fictional powers due to the advanced visual effects technology.

The “Enterprise” name was based on American real vehicles and transportations, including Space Shuttle Enterprise, the original name of the starship was USS Yorktown, based on the name of a World War II aircraft carrier.

  • USCSS Prometheus – Prometheus:

3-	USCSS Prometheus – Prometheus

Appeared on “Prometheus – 2012”, a powerful starship assigned to explore the Zeta 2 Reticuli star system to investigate the moon LV-223, the ship has advanced technologies including traveling faster than light speed.

The original mission`s goal is to discover the origins of mankind, based on a theory that it is related to outer space, the starship`s name is named after the Greek mythology of the titan Prometheus.

  • The Milano – Guardians of the Galaxy:

The Milano – Guardians of the Galaxy

The Marvel world always brings its own signature even on spaceships, this M-ship appeared on “Guardians of the Galaxy – 2014”, and originally it is an M-ship class owned by the ravagers, the intergalactic pirates.

Peter Quill customized this small ship to use it as a transporter, he named it Milano based on his childhood crush name; Alyssa Milano.

Guardians of the Galaxy heroes use this ship as a fighter and a transporter on their adventures, the ship is known for its tactical maneuver and high speed, also it can travel through space.

  • Death Star – Star Wars:

Death Star – Star Wars

The Ultimate weapon of the Empire`s forces, designed with the size of a small planet, and it has the power to destroy planets in the galaxy.

The first appearance was on “Star Wars: A New Hope – 1977”, and it was destroyed by Luke Skywalker, and that was the first version of this system.

A second version was established by the Empire`s force called Death Star II, a bigger version with improved weapons system and features, it was destroyed by Lando Calrissian, piloting the Millennium Falcon on “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – 1983”.

  • Endurance – Interstellar:

Endurance – Interstellar

The Endurance appeared in “Interstellar – 2014” as a spacecraft built by NASA, acting as a transporter for the project`s team crew, this spacecraft was designed to travel through wormholes, the main mission was to rescue the scientists of the Lazarous missions, and aiming to find a suitable planet for human living instead of earth.

  • The Harvester – Independence Day:

7-	The Harvester – Independence Day

Appeared on the 2nd movie of the series, some fans compared it to the Death Star in “Star Wars” series, as it has huge capacity and its ability to drain resources form planets.

It was the main ship of the Alien Invasion, and its control center, on “Independence Day: Resurgence – 2016” we saw the power of the ship as it destroyed the entire Moon space base, and its ability to uproot entire cities with gravitational power.

  • Discovery One – 2001 a Space Odyssey:

8-	Discovery One - 2001 a Space Odyssey

Also known as USSC Discovery One, the famous space ship that appeared in one of the most successful Sci-fi movies “2001 a Space Odyssey – 1968”, uses nuclear energy as a source of power, and it transported the crew to their mission to Jupiter.

And it was originally named after Captain Robert Scott’s sailing ship the RRS Discovery.

  • The Heart of Gold – The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy:

9-	The Heart of Gold - The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy

This is not just an ordinary spaceship, it is Heart of Gold!

Appeared in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – 2005”, a Sci-fi comedy movie, with its weird design and abilities, the ship is one of the humor elements of the movie.

It has infinite improbability drive, an ability to travel through huge space distances in seconds, the heroes stole this ship from former President of the galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Although the ship itself has various shapes in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy editions on TV and Cinema.

  • Icarus – Planet Of The Apes:

10-	Icarus - Planet Of The Apes

The space vessel appeared on “Planet of the Apes I – 1968”, the first movie of the famous Sci-fi series.

Launched on a mission by the American National Space Administration to discover another star, following the events, the vessel traveled trough time into 2000 years of future, caused it to land on the new formed planet known as the planet of the apes.

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