I think I need a cigarette.
If you’ve not yet seen the Sci-Fi Air Show, you are missing out.
“The SCI-FI AIR SHOW’s purpose is to preserve and promote the rich and varied history of Sci-Fi/fantasy vehicles. Through display and education we seek to celebrate the classic design and beauty of these ships and the rich imaginations that created them. When the cameras stopped rolling, many of these proud old ships were lost and forgotten. Please join us in working to keep these rare and beautiful birds soaring!”
Played straight and presented in a “real world” style, the site offers up air show-type pics of some of the coolest space vehicles from science fiction film and television. In addition to providing “histories” for the vehicles in question, pictures show visitors walking in and around such craft as the Eagle from Space: 1999, climbing up to check the cockpit of a Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper, touring the Orion space plane from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and even checking out the “flying sub” from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Recent additions include the Liberty 2, the spacecraft flown by Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and the Jupiter II from the Lost In Space television series.
(And despite my being a huge Trekkie, the coolest SF ship ever is still the Eagle. No, put your hands down. This ain’t up for debate.)
On a scale of 1 to 10? This site gets a 14.5 on my Geek-O-Meter.