A Museum of Speculative Fiction inspired Spaceships

Starship Dimensions has retired!
We have decided to formally retire Starship Dimensions, after an amazing experience of more than a decade and millions of visitors. We will maintain the site in an archive capacity for the forseeable future, but will no longer be updating the ships.

We are moving on to darker pastures, but for everyone out there who is looking for up-to-date scale charts, an excellent alternative project that is still being updated can be located here:

Dirk Loechel' s Science Fiction Spaceships Size Comparison Chart


This site is intended to allow science fiction fans to get an impression of the true scale of their favorite science fiction spacecraft by being able to compare ships across genres, as well as being able to compare them with contemporary objects with which they are probably familiar. 

The scales are based on meter-to-pixel ratios so that they are accurate on any platform. The background grid is divided into groups of ten, and larger groups of one hundred pixels, to allow for easy measurement. 

This site is only intended to compare the actual physical dimensions of the starships herein, and makes no claims as to any other aspect of these ships (firepower, speed, etc.). Each genre is worthy of respect in its own right and no preference is given to any one genre. If you are interested in a certain vessel/being, I encourage you to view to film or read the books in which they originally appeared in all their glory. In time, I will provide the source information with each vessel to make it easier to find these sources.

The charts are intended to be interactive such that Internet explorer users may click and drag the starships within the charts to arrange them in whichever way they please. I am working on incorporating the same feature for Netscape and other web browser users. The site is very Graphics intensive by nature and therefore is targeted towards a higher bandwidth connection (DSL, etc). It will likely bog down dialup connections.

We have gathered many of the starship images from various sources on the web included in my LINKS page, plus some I have drawn from scratch. This site is a constant work in progress, you will have to check back often to catch the latest changes and additions.

Above all, this site is intended as an homage to the many great people who have created these ideas for us to enjoy, so Enjoy!



Millions and Millions served... I got rid of the counter because it wasn't working. Around 2000 people visit this site every day

Russell's Guide to Interdimensional Entities, Volumes One and Two can be purchased as complete Books (including additional content not available online) at Amazon.com

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Site and contents J.Alan Russell