Keeping up with the neighbours

In which I get to test drive some fantastic fantastical vehicles.

Astronaut and Tardis on the moon

Ever since I was a kid I’ve dreamt of driving imaginary vehicles, at school I was the pilot of the Golden Condor from Mysterious Cities of Gold, and this has continued to adulthood. The chance to control some of the greatest machines of sci-fi is just so alluring.

Being able to own any vehicle is a very tricky exercise, after all with such a myriad to choose from how do you decide. You know what this sounds like? List time!

So, in order of me thinking about them, the five fictional craft I want to own:


It falls apart during re-entry and has seen better days, but Firefly’s Serenity has a certain charm and charisma that is missing from more sterile spaceships (looking at you here Enterprises). Look at shots of the kitchen area, the dining table has odd chairs and there are floral drawings on the wall. Serenity is not just a means of travel, it’s a place for people to call home.

SSV Normandy

The original Normandy will always hold a special place in my Commander Shepard’s heart. The Normandy SR1 was her (yes her!) favourite ship on the Citadel, but now lies a wreck on Alchera. Remember not the fall against the Reapers, but remember those that served and fought against Saren. Plus the SR2 version had the voice of Caprica Six.

The DeLorean

Yes it was based on a car built in Northern Ireland that was not very good, but it was a time machine and had some pretty cool gull-wing doors; and the later versions could fly. This was especially handy in places that you would go that didn’t have roads.


Even before it became ‘Sexy’ Tardis this is still a dream machine. It’s bigger on the inside, has a library and swimming pool and makes shhhh-shhhh noises (due to the brakes). The Tardis is as much a part of Doctor Who as the Doctor himself, and has the added advantage of being able to travel anywhere and anywhen.

Millennium Falcon

It’s a list about fictional vehicles, it has to contain the Millennium Falcon by law. I didn’t make the rules, they were decided in Lucas vs List Makers (1983) which says it has to be here otherwise it invalidates all the other choices. In fact I may be committing a Federal offence by numbering it at 5, and no picture…you know what it looks like.

Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can. Paint a picture for us.

Source: Keeping up with the Jones’

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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