Most Beautiful (or Ugly) Spacecraft (Real or SciFi)?

No linky, but what was that Jap anime series that used a rocket boosted TSR2 as its main air/spacecraft?
Ah. The Stratos 4!

You can even get an Airfix model of it.

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Those Japs know a good thing when they see it.


Edit: Pipped at the post by @tiv
 
Didn't see it mentioned earlier on the thread but I remember a sense of awe and fear the first time I saw Alien (I was probably around 11 years old at the time) and that looming derelict ship appeared

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USS DEFIANT
 
Beautiful:
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(designed by Ferrari out of a wonderful imagination and sense of grace, elegance and style)

Fugly:
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(Designed by a plumber out of a spare ball cock float valve and three old boiler tubes from @Joshua Slocum ’s plumbing bag)
 

huscarl

Old-Salt
Maybe not the most beautiful, certainly intriguing and a good reboot/reimagining
the Cylone raiders from Battlestar Galactica
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Not forgetting Scar
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Nor Starbuck's little foray into captured airframes..
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The Shadows. Except they weren't... Much deeper story was revealed in the forth season.
I think B5 was one of the best SF series in decades.
The whole Vorlon / Shadow gig, v. EE Doc Smith...
 
I think I'm going to change my vote for SPOTY 2019 and give it to you.
a). No pictures.
b). Jealousy. :evil:
One night only, and I might possibly regret not getting her phone number...
 
"We cannie engage warp factor Captain. The union has ordered a strike."
"Naw. Not that kind of strike Captain"
"Union"? Surely it would still be the Federation? Just not the one mentioned by the TOSsers and Snowflake Generation fans ... ;-)


Follow the adventures of USS (United Socialist Ship) Corbyn, one of the LastGen radar pickets, as it sets out on its 5-year plan to nationalize the Ferengi colonies, and halt the Thatcherons as they wreak havoc on youngling milk distribution across the Galaxy and plunder the Federated planets with their anti-democratic Poll Attacks.
 

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