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19th Jan '17 1:46:08 AM Tarkas
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* The ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' was over 1.5 km, the ''Pegasus'' over 1.7.
** even the ''scale model'' used in the Classic series was over 6 feet long!

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* The ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' was over 1.5 km, the ''Pegasus'' over 1.7.
7 in the 2003 series.
** WordOfGod from Glen Larson is that the original ''Galactica'' was "a mile long". A collector of the series props and costumes worked out, using screen grabs and the known size of the full-scale Viper mock-ups, that the ship was 6080 feet long, which is one ''nautical'' mile (or was before the unit was revised to 1852 m). There's obviously a huge margin of error in this because of the large amount of extrapolation required, and similar calculations using other screenshots have led to smaller figures around 4100 feet (approximately 1250 m), which is very close to the length of the 2003 version as quoted on merchandise. Against that, early pre-production and merchandising for the original series had the ''Galactica'' as being 2000 feet long, though this is generally considered to have been superseded by the later, larger figures.
** even the ''scale model'' used in the Classic series was over 6 feet long! 76 inches, in fact.
16th Jan '17 5:23:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''[[http://www.sideshowsito.com/2009/01/the-ultimate-starship-size-comparison-chart/ The Ultimate Starship Size Comparison Chart]]'' lines up notable ships and space stations from several different science fiction franchises (along with a few real-life ships for the sake of argument) side-by-side to compare their length. They're all dwarfed by the aforementioned ''Executor''-class star dreadnaught from ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* [[http://www.merzo.net/index.html Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions]] has more examples, sorted by orders of magnitude.

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* ''[[http://www.sideshowsito.com/2009/01/the-ultimate-starship-size-comparison-chart/ ''[[http://sciencefiction.com/2013/09/29/ultimate-science-fiction-spaceship-comparison-chart-update-5/ The Ultimate Starship Size Comparison Chart]]'' lines up notable ships and space stations from several different science fiction franchises (along with a few real-life ships for the sake of argument) side-by-side to compare their length. They're all dwarfed by the aforementioned ''Executor''-class star dreadnaught from ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* [[http://www.merzo.net/index.net/indexSD.html Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions]] has more many examples, sorted by orders of magnitude.magnitude.
* [[http://imgur.com/P8AyX25 Problems that arise on a 260km ship. (Star Wars)]] {{parodie|d}}s this by chronicling the maiden voyage of the 260km (100km larger than the Death Star!) ''Ultra''-class [[Franchise/StarWars Star Destroyer]] ''[[FreudWasRight Freudian Nightmare]]''. [[AwesomeButImpractical is runs into a few problems]], including but not limited to the crews being forced to set up tent cities because it would take days to travel from their quarters otherwise.
16th Jan '17 4:49:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->(running onto the bridge, panting) ''"The ship is too big. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall If I walk, the movie will be over.]]"''

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->(running onto the bridge, panting) ''"The ship is too big. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall If I walk, the movie will be over.]]"''"''
8th Jan '17 8:36:10 PM zarpaulus
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* In the show ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', the ''Lexx'' itself is an insect-like ship that is 10 kilometers in length.

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* In the show ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', the ''Lexx'' itself is an insect-like ship that is 10 kilometers in length. The cast use dragonfly-like helicopters to get around inside it.
30th Dec '16 7:45:08 PM StarSword
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* The colony ship ''Intrepid'' in ''Literature/{{Aeon 14}}'' is thirty kilometers in length and carries a crew/population of millions of {{Human Popsicle}}s, and can carry its own multi-hundred-meter defense fleet ships docked internally. The ship has robot-tended farms and entire forests with game animals that produce food for the crew: protagonist Tanis Richards often snacks on [[TrademarkFavoriteFood BLT sandwiches]] with bacon from ''Intrepid'''s own hogs. The series also features a number of orbital mega-structures with populations in the hundreds of billions: a 1600-kilometer SpaceStation with a population topping a hundred billion seen in book four is merely ''average'' by Richards' standards.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' doesn't normally go in for this, but there are a few examples.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' doesn't normally go in for this, but there are a few examples.''Franchise/StarTrek'':



** Even Starfleet is close to the trope, with the Enterprise-E being close to half a mile in length.

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** Even Starfleet is close to the trope, with the Enterprise-E ''Enterprise''-D and -E being close to half a mile in length.



** There were also the ''Explore''-class vessels. Their task was to travel to unexplored systems, identify those worth permanently occupying, and deploy jumpgates. They were several miles long, and so broad the pylons of the Babylon 5 jumpgate had to be spread wider than normal to create a jump point large enough for them.

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** There were also the ''Explore''-class ''Explorer''-class vessels. Their task was to travel to unexplored systems, identify those worth permanently occupying, and deploy jumpgates. They were several miles long, and so broad the pylons of the Babylon 5 jumpgate had to be spread wider than normal to create a jump point large enough for them.
6th Dec '16 6:13:52 PM HawkbitAlpha
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->(running onto the bridge) ''"The ship is too big. If I walk, the movie will be over."''

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->(running onto the bridge) bridge, panting) ''"The ship is too big. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall If I walk, the movie will be over."'']]"''
30th Nov '16 2:48:57 AM LordInsane
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* The two miles long Imperial battlecruiser from ''Literature/{{Foundation}}''.

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* The two miles long Imperial battlecruiser from ''Literature/{{Foundation}}''. It is described as single-handedly out-massing the Anacreonian navy.
19th Nov '16 12:06:25 PM zarpaulus
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** In the third book Honor's command, a battlecruiser, is mentioned to be 1.5 kilometers long.
31st Oct '16 7:19:25 PM TheRoguePenguin
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31st Oct '16 7:17:50 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' has Heighliners immense ships that are the primary means to transport everything in the known universe, as the are piloted by Guild Navigators who can navigate and teleport the ship to planets lightyears away from each other. Then there's the No-ships who are super huge that they can transport a full grown SandWorm in them.

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* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' has Heighliners Heighliners, immense ships that are the primary means to transport everything in the known universe, as the they are piloted by Guild Navigators who can navigate and teleport the ship to planets lightyears away from each other. Then there's the No-ships who No-ships, which are super huge that they can able to transport a full grown SandWorm (200 to 400 meters long) in them.their cargo holds.
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