Welcome to Starship Week!
It’s Starship Week! Which means we’re going to take a long adoring look at our favorite ways to travel the stars, from games, movies, and maybe even TV shows (books not eligible because nobody reads books anymore no matter how many clever spaceship names Iain Banks thought up). This week we’ll bring you a movie spaceship of the day every day, a series of articles from Dr. Bruce Geryk based on his experience crewing spaceships, videogame spaceship expert Brian Rubin’s list of top ten videogame ships, and more from some special contributors whose names you might recognize. Punch it, Chewie.
(Note that spaceships are too big to be contained in a single week. So according the laws of physics as proved by Einstein and other leading scientists, Starship Week actually lasts for two weeks.)
After the jump, your Starship Week hub
The Qt3 Movie Podcast: Gravity
Bruce Geryk encounters something vast and terrible from the void in Astra Titanus
Movie spaceship of the day: the Rylan Star League Gunstar
Can Bruce Geryk save the space colony? The conclusion of Astra Titanus.
Movie spaceship of the day: USCSS Nostromo
Crewing the crew of the USS FTL
Top ten videogame spaceships of all time. Of all time!
Movie spaceship of the day: Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov
Movie spaceship of the day: Thunder Road
Unearthing the wreck of the BSM Pandora
Wing Commander Privateer and the semester of spacefaring
Behold the famous people and pre-famous people in Privateer II
Exploring the wreck of the BSM Pandora
Movie spaceship of the day: the Dark Star
Tom Wham and The Awful Green Things from Outer Space
Movie spaceship of the day: The Slave I
How to fight Awful Green Things from Outer Space, part 1
Movie spaceship of the day: Imperial Star Destroyer
How to fight Awful Green Things from Outer Space, part 2
Movie spaceship of the day: Nell
The Azhanti High Lightning and starships as platforms
Star Wars Pinball’s Starfighter Assault meets all your pinball starship needs
Movie spaceship of the day: USS Enterprise
Starship Week sets the controls for the heart of Windsor and Warsaw
Get the Kindle collection of Bruce Geryk’s Starship Week essays: Gaming Wonder: Essays on Starships