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Here's (Almost) Every Science Fiction Spaceship on One Huge Chart

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September 26, 2013
Source: Kotaku

Sci-Fi Starship 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:

Sci-Fi Spaceship Chart

A cropped view of a small portion of the graph to show the detail and specifics included in the huge version:

Sci-Fi Spaceship Chart

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?

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Reader Feedback - 36 Comments

1

It's missing the ship from the intro to Spaceballs.

Commenter on Sep 26, 2013

2

it's basically the star destroyer with the extra transformation, Mr Coffee and Mr Radar options installed.

Dan Hibiki on Sep 27, 2013

3

Don't forget that it's a giant transformer too...it turns to Megamaid!

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

4

Did I miss "Firefly"??

Joe Potochar on Sep 26, 2013

5

There are a few from Firefly and Serenity but not the actual Serenity it seems.

David Diaz on Sep 27, 2013

6

HO-LEE-SHIP!

DAVIDPD on Sep 26, 2013

7

"Close Encounters"? And I dunno if it's me, but I can't find the Enterprise. :/

Krishna Shenoi on Sep 26, 2013

8

I can't find the Millenium Falcon either.

Commenter on Sep 27, 2013

9

Neither can I. And the Falcon and the Enterprise are arguably the most iconic ships from their respective franchises.

Krishna Shenoi on Sep 27, 2013

10

I was looking for those as well. And the Serenity. Can't find them. Regardless this is amazing! Well done to whoever put it together.

David Diaz on Sep 27, 2013

11

Serenity ships are there, but I guess this poster only has large ships. The smallest ones are 300-400 meters long, which is pretty huge. If I were to guess, the falcon is 75 meters long and the Serenity no more than 40 meters.

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

12

Yeah I saw the other Firefly and Serenity ships. I was just looking for that unique silouhette of the Serenity herself. But you are right, might be too small versus the rest, same with the Millenium Falcon.

David Diaz on Sep 27, 2013

13

The Millenium Falcon is only 26.7 meters long

Bob Castonguay on Sep 27, 2013

14

I think the Serenity would be too small for that chart maybe, It being half the size of a football field.

Brian Sleider on Sep 27, 2013

15

The Enterprise is there to the middle right. It's not called the Enterprise. Rather, it's listed under its model, United Federation of Planets "Ambassador Class"

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

16

Kirks first Enterprise was a Constitution class, only use Ambassador class in 1 movie. Picards Enterprise is a Galaxy class.

Brian Sleider on Sep 27, 2013

17

Ah, of course. Thanks!

Krishna Shenoi on Sep 27, 2013

18

Go up from the Borg Cube and you will find the Constitution Class, Galaxy Class, Excelsior Class, and Ambassador Class ships. (you will have to zooooom in

bob on Apr 17, 2014

19

I dont see the Astro megaship.

dsjj251 on Sep 26, 2013

20

Well done. For a more extensive one (& probably used for reference material for this one) hit up merzo dot net. It's got RLY big ones as well, Halo, Unicron, Ringworld, Death Stars, etc.

avconsumer2 on Sep 27, 2013

21

Thanks for that. Great website!

David Diaz on Sep 27, 2013

22

Oh myyyy. You had me at Unicron & Ringworld

VAharleywitch on Sep 27, 2013

23

A very cool site for a guy (read Nerd) like me.

Brian Sleider on Sep 27, 2013

24

Where's the Millennium Falcon?

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

25

What about the Aliens movies? Avatar? Event Horizon?

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

26

Found Aliens!

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

27

Event Horizon is on there, on the bottom right above the Independence Day mother ship.

Brian Sleider on Sep 27, 2013

28

Found it! Thanks

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

29

....and Megamaid from Spaceballs?

TheOct8pus on Sep 27, 2013

30

nice work except for one small thing... The Eclipse Class Star Destroyer holds 3 Superclass Star Destroyers in its hold so why is the Superclass Bigger?

Chris McDermid on Sep 27, 2013

31

I wonder where the TARDIS would fit. Since, you know, it's bigger on the inside.

Sara Davidson on Sep 27, 2013

32

Funny thing - whereas most of the ships here have large crews (average Star Destroyer crew of 35,000) - ALL the Eve Online ships, INCLUDING four of the largest ships on the poster (Erebrus, Avatar, Leviathan, and Ragnarok) - are piloted and have a crew of one!

MovieLuvr on Sep 28, 2013

33

No Gunstar? NO DEAL.

Greg Clark on Sep 28, 2013

34

Hey they got Moya on there so I'm good with it.

Jimmy Love on Sep 29, 2013

35

It's missing the phone booth! And this one: http://dave.zfx.com/Scanner/nav3.gif

gretedawn on Sep 30, 2013

36

How do I buy a print of this?

Bradley Campbell on Dec 3, 2013

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