Here's (Almost) Every Science Fiction Spaceship on One Huge Chart
In a universe as vast and expansive as the one we live in, size does matter. As a die-hard science fiction nerd, I can't help sharing fascinating creations like this. Thanks to a tip by Kotaku, German graphic designer Dirk Loechel has finished his 2013 version of what he calls the Starship Size Comparison Chart. Essentially it's a massive collection of hundreds of starships and spacecraft organized into one big graph for the sake of comparing actual sizes. It has every ship from Star Wars, Star Trek, including the Borg cube, and almost everything from every last sci-fi board/video game, TV show or movie made. Take a deep breath and dive in.
Here is the full 10MB graph shrunk down to fit here, but click the image below to go directly to the big one:
A cropped view of a small portion of the graph to show the detail and specifics included in the huge version:
Head to deviantArt for the original image made by Dirk Loechel. As our friend Jay West pointed out on Facebook, the graph is missing just a few other spaceships, including Star Trek: The Motion Picture's V'Ger and The Black Hole's U.S.S. Cygnus. Maybe he can still fit them in somewhere? That said, this is still an extremely comprehensive and impressive graphic comparing fictional craft from multiple mediums. I just think it's cool to see and fun to analyze, and Loechel deserves recognition for putting in all the work & effort to make sure this is accurate. With a sci-fi movie like Gravity coming out this year, it's getting more exciting to see the attention to detail and focus on realism in the genre. Now I'm wondering - is the ISS on here, too?