Every good Captain needs a good ship.  Mal had Serenity, Han the Millenium Falcon, Willy the Wonkatania.  All the really good spacefaring adventurers get a spiffy ship with a cool name, and the mooks get the “Twin-Pod Cloud Car.”  If you’re gonna save the galaxy from the evil Prime Minister Zurg, you gotta travel in style, even if your car looks like a trashcan lid with a periscope.  (Sorry, Solo, but somebody had to say it.)  Since your humble MS-QOTD deals entirely in fantasy, with the occasional side-trip to incoherence, it seems that we may have ourselves today’s hyper-drive enabled query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) always liked the sound of “The Epoch Weasel”, though the United Starship “Jessie Spano” is also a serious contender, asking: What are you gonna call YOUR awesome starship?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

11 Comments

  1. Off the top of my head, the Archeologist came to mind for some reason. But after thinking about it, Aegus would be my top option.

  2. I’ve got a list of ship names for various settings and ship types, so listing them all would take a lot of time and space (and not the sort of time and space that some of those ships would be traveling).

    But one that tops my list is “Free Dancer”. I always imagine my ship would be built more for speed and stealth rather than being some hulking behemoth, so it would move with the grace of a dancer. Not an imposing name, but I like it.

    However, if I had an imperial Star Destroyer, I’d paint it a yellow/orange color and name it “Cheese Wedge”. While anyone attempting to attack are caught off-guard laughing at the name, I’ll have plenty of time to pick them off at my own leisurely pace.

  3. If I felt I was in a comic book-y mood, then I’d go with “Dawnstar” because I’d always find my way. Other than that, I’d go with “Celestial Queen” something kind of elegant, with a nod to a favorite rock song.

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