WELCOME TO STARSHIP DIMENSIONS...
A Museum of Speculative
Fiction inspired Spaceships
NEWS SATURDAY June 2nd 2012
We're back! Thanks for all the great feedback. It warmed our hearts to hear from so many of you. Guess we need to add some new content!
We visited the amazing Hal-Con today, it looks like it's going to be a great weekend!
If you can get there, check out some of my drawings in the art show : )
After many requests, we have also decided to add a few of the Largest ships from Eve Online to the 10 meters per pixel page!. We will add more when we get a chance : )
NEWS AUGUST 30 2010
Hi folks, sorry about the recent spam hacks that have hit the site. Thanks to those of you who let us know it was going on. I have done some housecleaning, but it's an ongoing thing. I am talking to our provider to see why we're being hit. Thanks for your patience : )
NEWS MAY 18 2009
Added ASTEN, the 2009 NASA Space Settlement Design Contest winning entry designed by Eric Yam of Toronto, Ontario. Eric's design and vision are brilliant, and entirely achievable with current technology. Here at Starship Dimensions we applaud anyone with vision who works towards bringing humanity closer to the stars, and Eric's design is truly inspirational. Hopefully one day we will be living throughout the solar system in colonies such as this:
Look for this amazing station on the Ten Meters Per Pixel page!
NEWS NOVEMBER 12 2008
- The custom land and cloud maps used in the Halo image on our 2000 meters per pixel page were created by IRML, whose excellent Halo Mesh can be seen and downloaded at Foundation 3D!
NEWS SEPTEMBER 21 2008
- Check out this 3475 meter Goliath on our 2 meters per pixel, 10 meters per pixel, and 100 meters per pixel pages! This ship is from the amazing Crysis PC game, and also makes an appearance in Crysis: Warhead. It is incredibly detailed and beautifully designed. I certainly hope to see more of it in any future installments of the Crysis Series.
NEWS JUNE 28 2008
- Check out this 153 meter monstrosity on our 1 meter per pixel page!
NEWS MARCH 18 2008
- Some sad news today, one of our favorite Science Fiction Authors, Arthur C. Clarke, has passed away at the age of 90.
He is in many ways one of the inspirations for this site, Rama being one of our favorite starship concepts. Here he is quoted as saying: "If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run--and often in the short one--the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative." I hope we can continue as a species to prove him right.
- We have also decided to add the DEXTRE Robot to our site today. No, DEXTRE is not a Science Fiction character, it is rather an amazing scientific achievement, one that adds validity to Clarke's quote and is hopefully a taste of things to come. It can be seen on the Characters page, as well as on the 10 pixels per meter page.
NEWS FEBRUARY 5 2008
Special Blog Update!
- Read our interview with Martin Bower;
famous SciFi modeler! Martin has worked on many popular shows and
movies, like Alien, Blake's 7, Space 1999 and more!
NEWS AUGUST 1 2008
Check out the
SciFi Character Page!
This page is devoted to aliens and robots from some of our favorite SciFi sources. This is only the begining for this page and there are lots of characters yet to be added. We thought it was about time to compare some of the creatures inside the starships!
NEWS FEBRUARY 14 2007
Special Blog Update!
- Read our interview with Robert Zimmerman - author and space historian.
NEWS FEBRUARY 11 2007
- Added Tardis 10 Pixel per meter page
Starship Dimensions Captain's BLOG !!
Tiny but growing source for interesting science and science fiction stuff!
NEWS AUGUST 3 2006
- Added Event Horizon to the 10 Meter Per Pixel page
NEWS APRIL 20 2006
- Added Serenity to the 1 Meter Per Pixel and 10 Pixels Per Meter pages,
- Added the Star Wars Sando Sea Monster to the 1 Meter Per Pixel page,
- Updated the Imperial Super Star Destroyer length to reflect the official size (Finally : ))
ABOUT THIS SITE
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
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
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
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. About 2000 people visit this site every day, be proud to be a nerd!