As a kid, I was fascinated by ‘Battle of the Planets’, not because it was well-written, but because of the awesome music and incredible designs.  As great as the uniforms were, though, the piece de resistance was The Phoenix, a massive team transport ship that combined the mass of an aircraft carrier with the sleek design of a fighter, and occasionally burtst into flames in a dramatic way.  It also served as a carrier for four individual vehicles as well, putting it near the top of the ranks and leading to today’s high-speed query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would also argue strongly for The Mystery Machine and Ted “Blue Beetle” Kords’ Bug when it was the Justice League’s main ride, asking: Which fictional squad has the best Team Transport of them all?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    The best name at least is Robotech’s fighter squads carrier ships original name: Superdimension Fortress Macross, or Super Spacetime Fortress Macross if you will.

  2. This is such a difficult question for me, as the vehicles are my favorite part of anything and picking a favorite is like choosing a favorite child.

    But you guys hit my button with Robotech/Macross, and there’s no way I’m allowed to disagree with that particular answer.

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