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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 10:57:23 pm »
Exposed Bridge, even more exposed Captains Quarters, no guns on it's underside, is actually a ship in the traditional sense and was never designed for space...

Also, it looks ugly in CGI

Moya from Farscape.
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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 11:07:12 pm »
Going to ignore the dimensional thing since it's the third time, I'd say that in space an object doesn't need aerodynamics, so making it so long is just making it more vulnerable to tension, and that first row of guns looks like it's shooting into that fragile bit already. Most of the little bits look fragile really, and I imagine you could accidentally shoot them off with your own radars or whatever.
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Your Moya has no visible Anything at all, so I guess 'handwavium' bull. It's got your usual flimsy spindly bits and if those wires are at all useful it's very badly protected, and if they aren't it's rather ugly and wasteful

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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011, 11:45:10 pm »
The trouble with that one (besides not nearly having enough Dakka) and many other ones here is that it assumes a very naval orientation for its passengers. That is, it looks like the passengers are meant to be perpendicular to the direction of acceleration. It's kind of hard to explain, so I made a helpful diagram.


Basically, more like a skyscraper with a rocket under it than a Navy battleship in space.

The Ship I post now is from a video game, X3: Terran Conflict. It suffers the same problems, but looks so sexy anyways I can forgive it.

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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2011, 12:01:17 am »
Windows where there should just be cameras/periscopes.











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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2011, 12:05:35 am »
Ridiculous and unnecessary. Who would need assault vessels the size of universes?

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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2011, 01:50:06 am »
Ridiculous and unnecessary. Who would need assault vessels the size of universes?


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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2011, 05:14:22 pm »
Ignoring the post above me

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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2011, 01:44:18 pm »
Oi, this thread is NOT going to go down the drain yet!
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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2011, 01:54:31 pm »


Covenant Assault Carrier. GO! Two points for not mentioning the most obvious.
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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2011, 02:45:28 am »








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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2011, 06:57:18 am »
I've also seen that video in YGO, if I recall correctly.


Covenant Assault Carrier. GO! Two points for not mentioning the most obvious.

It's shape is wildly inefficient, space-wise. Especially considering the fact that it's a carrier.





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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2011, 07:20:16 am »
I don't see any use from all those pointy bits.

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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2011, 07:59:12 am »
Lol, slightly modified Akira Class


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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2011, 09:16:52 am »
Its disguise feature has been on the fritz for 60 years, leaving it modelocked, it could easily be found by some kid looking for a policeman to stop some creepy guy while the Doctor is away, the Daleks could blast open the front door, allowing them access to it, etc. There's all sorts of problems with this.



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Re: Pointing out flaws in popular fictional spacecraft
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2011, 09:19:42 am »
Its ugly.