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Care to guess the name of the Cool Starship that's the focal point of Star Trek: Voyager?

This is one of the easiest ways to name a work of fiction. Instead of naming a series after a central location, the name comes from the vehicle that is the focal point of the series. Extra points to those works where the vehicle doubles as the primary setting (ie a good deal of the character interaction occurs onboard), the MacGuffin, or some combination of the two, all of which seem to be more likely if the vehicle is a Cool Ship (no, not that kind of ship) be it spacefaring, nautical, time-traveling, or an airship. As the title suggests, other vehicles, mecha, helicopters, tanks etc. also qualify for this trope.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • The Haunted Tank in the DCU.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 

    Literature 

    Live-Action TV 
  • Airwolf (helicopter)
  • Andromeda
  • Ark II
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Firefly to an extent. While the actual ship was named Serenity, it was a Firefly-class transport.
    • Also Firefly's pilot episode: Serenity.
  • Lexx
  • The Love Boat was an in-universe nickname for the semi-eponymous cruise liner "Pacific Princess".
  • Red Dwarf
  • Star Trek
    • In German-speaking markets, Star Trek was originally called Raumschiff Enterprise.
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has the episodes "Defiant" and "Valiant". Care to guess which ships those episodes revolve around? There was another episode called simply "The Ship" about a crashed Jem'hadar fighter.
    • The series is set on a space station called Deep Space Nine, and so it is technically a "The Place" title, rather than a vehicle title. On the other hand, the station does move a (comparatively) short distance in the first episode, to take position next to a wormhole...
    • Star Trek: Enterprise, which was originally just Enterprise until plunging ratings in the second season led to a Re Tool and a mid-series rebranding.
    • Star Trek: Voyager, pictured above.
  • Street Hawk
  • Supertrain

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    Radio 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Magic: The Gathering had the long-running Weatherlight saga, named after the flying ship Weatherlight.

    Theatre 

    Video Games 

    Western Animation 


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