My Top 10 Space Stations
Every hero and villain needs a base to call home a place where you can hang your hat and control your crew or minions.
Star Wars (1977)
You don’t get any more daunting than the Imperial Death-star,” in this case” the second one, why? because its unfinished and looks more interesting I think. its size is nothing less than a small moon 160 and 900 kilometres in diameter according to a number of sources, other franchises have made their base bigger etc… but this one is more impressive to me.
1st in my list
2nd. Earth Spacedock
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Earth Space dock was imagined as having a total height of over three miles, and it’s first seen in Star Trek The Search for Spock, in what I think its one of the best opening scenes in Star Trek films showing the wounded USS Enterprise approching,
2nd on my list
3rd. Moon-base Alpha
Space 1999 (1975)
Moonbase Alpha, the central location and destination in Space 1999, clearly made in homage to Clavius Base in 2001: A Space Odyssey. back in 1975 when this show was first aired, the year 1999 seemed such a long ahead in our lives that its seemed entirely possible that something like Alpha would be around by the time we reached that year, little did we know now in 2015 the closest we would be is the incredible international space station. Alpha has around 300 inhabitant and a Eagle complement of between 26 to 50 Eagles when fully operational.
this is 3rd on my list.
4th. Orbital Office Complex
Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)
Orbital office complex seen in Star Trek The Motion Picture, the third space station we had ever seen in Star Trek the first been K7 and the second is Epsilon 9 station, the orbital office was created by Andrew Probert and was used again as Regula 1 Space Station in the Wrath of Khan, I like it this way around
4th on my list.
5th. Space Station V
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
Space Station V appeared in 2001 serenade by Strauss The blue Danube, as the PanAmerican World Airways Orion III makes its approach, in the film, space station V was the largest orbital structure ever built until 2001.
For me the best science fiction film ever
5th in my list
6th. Space Station Theta
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1980)
Space Station Theta seen in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “Space Vampire”, Ken Larson states on his website “Thete Station was built from recycled Draconia parts and a 70mm film can”, I liked it and would liked to have seen more of the design
6th in my list.
7th. Babylon 5
Babylon 5 (1994)
Babylon 5, I will admit that it took me awhile to get into this series, but I always liked the design of the base, “last, best hope for peace”. The station is home to 250,000, including about 100,000 humans and 2,000 Earth-Force personnel and is 5 miles long (I have heard it’s supposed to be longer, but I cannot confirm that yet)
is 7th on my list.
8th. Deep Space Station K-7
Star Trek The Original Series (1967)
Deep Space Station K-7, seen first in the original series episode Trouble With Tribbles, the only star-base shown in the original Star Trek TV series in one of my favourite episodes and because of that K7 make it into my top 10 list, there are more exciting designs out there, but I do like this more and is 8th on my list
Starship Trooper (1994)
10th. The Wheel
Conquest of Space (1955)
The Wheel as seen in the classic science fiction film “Conquest of Space” directed by George Pal and featuring designs by Wernher von Braun in 1955.
I still like to watch this film and is 10th in my list.
Do they make your list ?