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Image of the Day: Starfleet Shuttles At ‘Sci-Fi Air Show’

Summer is a time for air shows. And wouldn’t it be great if you could go to an air show and check out some of Starfleet’s finest shuttles, along with Vipers, Eagles from the Moon and more of your favorite (fictional) spaceships? Well that is the idea behind today’s image of the day.

 

Starfleet Shuttles At ‘Sci-Fi Air Show’

This image of parked Starfleet shuttles comes from www.scifiairshow.com.


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The site is the brainchild of ILM visual effects artist Bill George, who has created a virtual ‘air show’ with all sorts of classic sci-fi spaceships. There are tons of more "Sci-Fi Air Show" images of spaceships from Battlestar Galactica, 2001, Space 1999 and more. Go to www.scifiairshow.com to check them all out.


Just some of the other craft at the sci-fi air show – Click image to them all

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Steve-O
June 22, 2010 7:48 am

Holy crap this is awesome !
(see there are things I do like out there)

Oz
June 22, 2010 7:54 am

This is not the first time I’ve branded something “genius” today, but if this doesn’t qualify I don’t know what does. Very cool, great idea beautifully executed.

Anthony Thompson
June 22, 2010 7:59 am

I’ll be looking for the Flying Sub.

DayxDay
June 22, 2010 8:03 am

Completely cool!

Horatio
June 22, 2010 8:04 am

The Eagle is still the best after all these years!

Scott B. here.
June 22, 2010 8:05 am

Brilliant stuff, but … more Trek shuttles!

Scott B. out.

OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY
June 22, 2010 8:05 am

Beautiful Visuals
if only ……………

CmdrR
June 22, 2010 8:11 am

PLEASE bring this to Dobbins AFB, Atlanta!

GEEEKGASM!

CmdrR
June 22, 2010 8:12 am

I mean for real.

Naver Drol
June 22, 2010 8:16 am

Virtual? You mean this isn’t coming to California?!!!!

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

:P

Dr. Image
June 22, 2010 8:16 am

OMG. I’ve got chills! Masterful work!
Didn’t Bill George design the Grissom?

Holger
June 22, 2010 8:28 am

Great stuff. The show’s logo looks like Okuda’s work.

Doug Skywalker
June 22, 2010 8:30 am

Bill George designed the USS Excelsior

CmdrR
June 22, 2010 8:34 am

Bill, if you really want to make some money — and make some geeks happy — include the software for us to put our pics into these ships. I’ll have a seat next to Deanna Lund, plus a shot in the pilot’s chairs of the FMS and the Eagle. Oh, and more Federation shuttlecraft, plus LIS pod, please.

Great work!

I'm dead Jim
June 22, 2010 8:36 am

Bravo! Would like a closer look at those Trek shuttles.

allister gourlay
June 22, 2010 8:36 am

really did they really build a full size Eagle? that is amazing or is this a photoshop job i cant see the joins!

Captain Proton
June 22, 2010 8:38 am

Thought someone had a collection of show props on display. Great job on the images.

RM10019
June 22, 2010 8:52 am

That was virtually entertaining.

June 22, 2010 9:22 am

It’s just like I used to do with my Aurora models, Dinky toys (the company, not that they were dinky, eh?) and Matchbox cars back in the 70s.

Captain Dunsel
June 22, 2010 9:36 am

SO good to see the Spindrift again after all these years. The last time I saw it, it was only the starboard half of the ship, up near the base of a giant tree on a soundstage at 20th.

(It was 1970, I was 13 or 14 years old, and the day I got to visit the LotG set, they were filming the next to last episode “Wild Journey” — which unfortunately had Steve and Dan back on Earth for most of the action, so everything they filmed that day was on “normal” sets. BUT I still got the see the Spindrift, even if they weren’t filming there! Woo-Hoo!)

I am not Herbert
June 22, 2010 9:40 am

AWESOME!!!

The Eagle and the Flying Sub sure bring back some memories! =)

Buzz Cagney
June 22, 2010 9:42 am

Yep, the Eagle is easily the smartest still. Lovely piece if work.

jr
June 22, 2010 9:47 am

What a concept! That was great.

Dr. Image
June 22, 2010 9:51 am

If only it were all real.
The sad reality OF reality is that thanks to you-know-who, we’ll be having to rely on the Russians to cart our asses up there for the forseeable future.

DmsDyMach
June 22, 2010 9:54 am

Awesome stuff!!!! If only…

Captain Hackett
June 22, 2010 9:58 am

So neat!

Where is it located?

AC
June 22, 2010 10:02 am

my favorite is the Probert design TNG shuttle

June 22, 2010 10:10 am

Awwwwwwk! I strapped me 452 bottle rockets ta’ a cardboard box and blasted oof’ o’ me roof!

Uhhhhhhhh… wuz’ that a metaphor fur’ “Geekgasm?”

I mean, I’m sorry fur’ tha’ poor geek I gasmed upon… but me box shuttiecraft flew fur’ three meters untils I crashed inta’ me neighbour’s Camero.

Anyhoo… truly lovely pics. How in tha’ world do they construct those great vessels onsite?

I mean that Viper just… makes me feel… so much bigger… I wish I had one ta’ wear and impress tha’ lasses at “Tha’ Hog and Anchor” on Saturday nites…

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

16309A
June 22, 2010 10:11 am

That is really cool!!! When is the show coming to Philly? ;)

June 22, 2010 10:18 am

I just came back from touring the USS Alabama, air hanger & USS Drum submarine.

Totally feels the same looking at those pictures! Great job!

I think I would have spent 4 days at this one though instead of just 4 hours.

I’m sending a link to my wife just to torture her and tell her that’s the next stop on vacation!

Jeff Bond
June 22, 2010 10:40 am

I think my favorite thing is the Flying Sub National Geographic cover. I’m guessing George is taking it easy with the Trek and Star Wars stuff just in case anyone throws a fit.

Phobos
June 22, 2010 10:42 am

By the way people, I just received my Star Trek CDs (Deluxe) from Varese Sarabande today. So you guys should be getting yours soon, if not already.

The box is Blu ray case size, it opens in landscape style, the discs are designed like the saucer section, and there are some very pretty high quality paper photos of the movie inside the case, they are stuck in like a book. Very nice. I am now importing the songs to my iPod.

Bye!

Dlope
June 22, 2010 10:45 am

i’ve always loved the Eagle and the original galactica models… love it!!!

Doug L.

=A=
June 22, 2010 10:52 am

i think this images are fake!…

Driver
June 22, 2010 11:34 am

Always loved the Spindrift. So good to see it restored and intact.

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
June 22, 2010 11:38 am

Freaking beautiful!

But where is the new GiganticPrise??

I wanna see all 1200 meters of her on the tarmac!

jrl3001
June 22, 2010 11:54 am

wow, brilliant! Would go to this in a heartbeat if it was real :D they should get all the old full size set props together and do this

CAPT "adama....koenig" KRUNCH
June 22, 2010 12:08 pm

Frakking incredible!!!.
Has anyone considered a Space:1999 reboot….I so hoped someone would have done the movie in 1999///but alas that time has passed…
Martin Landau is still alive…isn’t he?…..
The eagle is awesome…is that real…or just photoshop…awesome job either way!..

Newman
June 22, 2010 12:32 pm

can’t get this website to work…

CmdrR
June 22, 2010 12:45 pm
Will_H
June 22, 2010 12:49 pm

Wish that was near me, Starfleet shuttles and Vipers, I’d love to get in on that.

Dr. Image
June 22, 2010 1:47 pm

The subtle weathering on the Spindrift- hell, on ALL of them- is excellent.
Bill! Hope you can chime in!
How long did it take to complete these??

Kilo-Three-Zero
June 22, 2010 2:11 pm

Looking through the pics, I thought to myself, “This is either Really good CGI or Really good craftsmanship”. When I found out it as both, I died a little inside.

Only one thing to say: DO WANT.

Captain Conrad
June 22, 2010 2:17 pm

Talk about living in fantasy land… I wish it was all real

Chris Pike
June 22, 2010 2:48 pm

very nicely done, especially the 2001/1967 Orion…!

June 22, 2010 3:06 pm

The Orion looks sweet.

SciFiGuy
June 22, 2010 4:11 pm

VERY COOL!!! Nice work!!!

stevesf
June 22, 2010 4:16 pm

Excellent work!

T_Mac
June 22, 2010 4:29 pm

its a credit to the artist that some people think this is real :) hehe

They call me Stasiu
June 22, 2010 4:35 pm

I like Probert’s TNG shuttle as well, but the pic of people walking into the classic Galactica shuttle is amazing!

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