COOL STUFF

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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  • Commenter
    It's missing the ship from the intro to Spaceballs.
    • Dan Hibiki
      it's basically the star destroyer with the extra transformation, Mr Coffee and Mr Radar options installed.
      • TheOct8pus
        Don't forget that it's a giant transformer too...it turns to Megamaid!
  • Joe Potochar
    Did I miss "Firefly"??
    • David Diaz
      There are a few from Firefly and Serenity but not the actual Serenity it seems.
  • DAVIDPD
    HO-LEE-SHIP!
  • Krishna Shenoi
    "Close Encounters"? And I dunno if it's me, but I can't find the Enterprise. :/
    • Commenter
      I can't find the Millenium Falcon either.
      • Krishna Shenoi
        Neither can I. And the Falcon and the Enterprise are arguably the most iconic ships from their respective franchises.
        • David Diaz
          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.
          • TheOct8pus
            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.
          • David Diaz
            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.
          • Bob Castonguay
            The Millenium Falcon is only 26.7 meters long
          • Brian Sleider
            I think the Serenity would be too small for that chart maybe, It being half the size of a football field.
        • TheOct8pus
          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"
          • Brian Sleider
            Kirks first Enterprise was a Constitution class, only use Ambassador class in 1 movie. Picards Enterprise is a Galaxy class.
          • Krishna Shenoi
            Ah, of course. Thanks!
        • bob
          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
  • dsjj251
    I dont see the Astro megaship.
  • avconsumer2
    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.
    • David Diaz
      Thanks for that. Great website!
    • VAharleywitch
      Oh myyyy. You had me at Unicron & Ringworld
    • Brian Sleider
      A very cool site for a guy (read Nerd) like me.
  • TheOct8pus
    Where's the Millennium Falcon?
  • TheOct8pus
    What about the Aliens movies? Avatar? Event Horizon?
    • TheOct8pus
      Found Aliens!
    • Brian Sleider
      Event Horizon is on there, on the bottom right above the Independence Day mother ship.
      • TheOct8pus
        Found it! Thanks
  • TheOct8pus
    ....and Megamaid from Spaceballs?
  • Chris McDermid
    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?
  • Sara Davidson
    I wonder where the TARDIS would fit. Since, you know, it's bigger on the inside.
  • MovieLuvr
    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!
  • Greg Clark
    No Gunstar? NO DEAL.
  • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
    Hey they got Moya on there so I'm good with it.
  • Bradley Campbell
    How do I buy a print of this?

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