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Science Fiction ComparisonII chart
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Published: March 4, 2018
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Updated version of the chart I made a few years ago to answer a few people who have been asking how my ships compare (in size) to ships from other SF shows/TV/novels/movies etc.  So I picked some of the classic SF ships from the more popular SF franchises and put them up alongside some select ships from my novels.

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No infringement is intended as this work was created as a reference piece.
Special thanks to Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions website for the info and images that I used to make this fun chart.
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Hello:
 What I like about the TOS Galactica is how it looked in between the other ships, it was not a gargantuan ship (like the reimagined version) but it was another ship... that just happened to be military and sole defender.

 When I made my model of it (which I lost :( ) I had to upscale it a bit to 830 meters (calculated by someone whose name I cannot recall right now) and the shuttles and Vipers fit nicely where they belong in the pods, so I would use those figures, but trust me that I am tempted to use the original scaling when I redo my models.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

I always liked the in-between scales that some people came up with based on the size of the Vipers and Shuttles seen in the show.
The official size of the TOS version Galactica was iffy at best.  Not sure why they chose that size, but in the TV show the Galactica does have a feel of being huge, like Star Destroyer huge.
Chiletrek's avatar
Hello:
 I know what you mean, that is why I looked for some of them as I tried my best to keep the etails (like the Viper launch tubes) as accurate as possible.

 Before the issue I had, I managed to get the first episode of the original series and I watched it, Galactica didn't look that big. Not even in the intros or battle sequences. Now the reimagined Galactica? That ship is massive as a Star Destroyer ;) .
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

The size of the windows in the TOS show seem a lot smaller on the outside than they shots of the bridge on the inside.  That might be due to production mistakes (happens a lot), so the size of the ship becomes deceiving.


Chiletrek's avatar
Hello:
 No wonder why it is a topic of debate, even to this day. So, while I am tempted to make the TOS galactica to be 610 meters lenght as described here, I might just keep it at 830 meters. But I will have a better view once I start remaking the model itself. Also, the bit-bigger design makes it easier to have other Colonial military ships for game mods.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

There used to be an analysis online of the size of the original Galactica.
Let me see if I can find it.


Chiletrek's avatar
Hello:
 Yup, I remember reading about it and is one of the reasons (only one, heheh) why I chose the size I am using.

 Ok.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

I found the gentleman's reasoning to be sound.
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Chiletrek's avatar
Hello:
 You replied yourself in this one! Because I've got no notification :| . I bookmarked it, I can see the possible sizes go from BC-304 sized to on much larger than the Reimagined Battlestar Pegasus :O .

 Also, I did find another one, the size I used is based on the last analysis near the bottom -> ravensbranch.allen.com/galacti…
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A couple of the sized you have here are way...WAYYYYY off.  TOS Galactica has been pegged at 1800 meters in length (based on the size of the launch tubes against the KNOWN size of the viper).  The Macross space fortress was TWENTY KILOMETERS long, not 1200 meters.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
No, the Macross is not Twenty kilometers (20,000 meters).
It is clearly 1200 meters (1.2 KM) according to Studio Nue, the people that designed it.

www.macross2.net/m3/sizecharts…

Not sure where you got 20-Kilometers from, but that is DEAD-wrong.
www.mahq.net/mecha/macross/sdf…

The original battlestar Galactica was said to be only 2000-feet (610 meters) according to Glen A Larson (the man who created the original show).
The size of the ship is a hotly debated topic so I am sticking with what the creator of the show said and staying away from fan-speculations.

www.tecr.com/galactica/capship…
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