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|Related:||Robot, Space AU, Space Art|
|See Also:||I Love My Car, Spaceship, Ship, Whatever|
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Real-life spacecraft, especially NASA vehicles, are also the subjects of fanworks.
Any spaceship depicted on television or in film is guaranteed, sooner or later, to show up in someone's fanart. Spaceships are also a staple of model building and fan craft. Technical specs for spaceships are a common type of fanwork, especially in Star Trek, and spaceships feature heavily in canon resource compendia for sf sources.
In media and slash fanzines and online fanfic-producing fandoms, spaceships are less likely to be the subject of fanworks; this is due in part to the emphasis on characters and relationships in fanfic, but also due to the popularity of non-sf canon sources. However, fans have been known to add spaceships back in if the canon is lacking.
Zine Art Examples
The spaceship from Blake's 7 (1980)
from Lost in Space (1985?)
Schematics of a Space:1999 ship (1988)
Photomanip of the Andromeda Ascendant (2001)
Digital Art Examples
- Hive Fleet WIP, SGA alien ships by wen-jr (2009)
- Size Comparison - Science Fiction spaceships by DirkLoechel (updated several times with more spaceships suggested by Deviantart users)
- Punishment and Theft by Vilakins. Blake's 7 short where Avon becomes a spaceship (2007)
- Yours Faithfully by threeturn. A One Direction space AU in which Niall Horan is a spaceship (2013)
- To Touch the Face of God, fanvid by destina (2008)
- Starships!, fanvid by bironic (2012)
- Starships!, Jetpack Monkey's remix fanvid of bironic's fanvid
See also this post on NASA vidding.