We like to think that we aren’t alone in saying a spaceship was the one and only thing we truly yearned for as children; after all, we spent years and years locked in front of a television, captivated by awesome space battles, galaxies far, far away, aliens, black holes, Saturn’s rings and the like. We’ve seen things you couldn’t believe, man! All of it possible thanks to the amazing technology located in whichever spaceship was carrying our fragile heroes on their quest to better the galaxy, or the universe, or even lonely little planet Earth. Whatever the mission, we trusted the spaceship to get our heroes where they needed to be, and fast! That’s why we here at Goliath have put together a list of the 10 coolest spaceships in science fiction history, so as to share our childhood fantasies of soaring through the stars with our readers.
10. Eagle 5 (Spaceballs)
It’s important to remember that while spaceships are really, really cool, they can also be funny as well, which is why we’ve chosen to kick off this list with the Eagle 5, the chosen craft of the heroes Lone Starr and Barf in Spaceballs, the Mel Brooks-directed spoof of Star Wars that was released in 1987 and stars Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. A 1986 Winnebago Chieftan 33 that’s been modified for space travel (by attaching jet engines and wings to the rickety carriage), the Eagle 5 is the trusty vehicle from which Lone Starr (Pullman) and Barf (Candy) must rescue Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga), and thwart the plans of the evil Lord Dark Helmet (Moranis). Featuring a periscope (old school), hyper jets and a swanky rear projection TV in the cockpit, the Eagle 5 is the spaceship we never really wanted, but would take if it was passed down to us by an underwhelming uncle.http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-1822-1 Source: En.spaceengine.org