Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: They’re Great For Viping Vindows Edition


Reviving a dormant property can be tricky business.  Though I can clearly see the appeal of the revamped ‘Battlestar Galactica’, I have long held a quiet little grudge against it for not being “my” Battlestar.  Some mock me for it, but I have always had a soft spot for the zeitgeist of original show, taking its clear Star Wars envy and pairing it with a then-timely concept (ancient astronauts from beyond space colonizing Earth) and a neat design aesthetic to create something unique.  Certainly some of the effects are laughable now, if you’re that kind of cynical schmuck, but the basic premise and concepts clearly had more mileage in them than anyone expected.  Most impressive to me are the ship designs, from the bulky Battlestars, to the Cylons reticulated saucer-ships, to the pinnacle of Galactica design: The Colonial Vipers.  Sleek and advanced, they paid homage to their influences (Luke Skywalker’s X-wing, but also the rocket ships of Flash Gordon and his ilk) while retaining their own specific identity and design, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) didn’t care much for ‘The Phantom Menace’, but the silvery Corvette-looking Naboo flagship was gorgeous to behold, asking: In all the futures of all the universes, who has the coolest looking spacecraft of all?