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Charon Theme #3: Fictional Vessels

Fictional vessels icon Fictional Vessels: the sailing ships, starships, and everything in between that have carried them on their journeys. Revisit our discussion forum.

Proposed Name Description Citation Notes
C3.1 Serenity Spaceship from Firefly, 2002 TV series created by Joss Whedon. Joss Whedon: The Biography, by by Amy Pascale and Nathan Fillion; Chicago Review Press, 2014. See books.google.com/ books?id=jhECBAAAQBAJ This was the most popular entry in this category, favored by 37% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity. We regard the name as unlikely to be confused with Mare Serentatis on the Moon.
C3.2 Tardis Time machine and spaceship from Doctor Who, which premiered on the BBC in 1963. britannica.com This was the second most popular entry in this category, favored by 35% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
C3.3 Nostromo Spaceship from the 1979 film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott: A Critical Filmography, by William B. Parrill; McFarland, 2011. See books.google.com/ books?id=UyAsYDcQkjIC This was the third most popular entry in this category, favored by 27% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
C3.4 Argo Ship from the tales of Jason and the Argonauts, from Greek mythology. britannica.com This was the fourth most popular entry in this category, favored by 26% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
C3.5 Dutchman Legendary ghost ship from nautical folklore. britannica.com This was the fifth most popular entry in this category, favored by 25% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
C3.6 Macross Space ship in the Japanese anime franchise created Shōji Kawamori in 1982. The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised & Expanded Edition: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy; Stone Bridge Press, 2012. See books.google.com/ books?id=rZg4AAAAQBAJ Favored by 30% of the voters from eastern Asia.
C3.7 Mandjet Solar barge of Ra, the Sun God, in Egyptian mythology. Egyptian Mythology, A to Z, by Pat Remler; Infobase Publishing; G. Routledge & sons, limited, 1922. See books.google.com/ books?id=wLUjtPDyu-IC  
C3.8 Matahorua Legendary waka (great ocean-going double-hulled sailboat) of the great Polynesian explorer Kupe. Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealanders as Furnished by Their Priests and Chiefs, by Sir George Grey; See books.google.com/ books?id=rmYMAQAAIAAJ. See also history-nz.org  
C3.9 Galactica Spaceship from Battlestar Galactica, US television series 1978-1980 and 2003-2009. An Analytical Guide to Television's Battlestar Galactica, by John Kenneth Muir; McFarland, 2005. See books.google.com/ books?id=P0bFBAAAQBAJ  
C3.10 Naglfar Ship made from the fingernails and toenails of the dead, Norse mythology. Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs, by John Lindow; Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. See books.google.com/ books?id=jME8hD2UO4QC  
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