Millennium Falcon vs Serenity

According to this Slashdot poll, the Millennium Falcon edges out Serenity as a favorite space ship (interestingly, both are smuggling ships). I voted for Serenity. I believe it’s a much cozier ship than the Falcon. There is this long scene (no cuts) in the beginning of the “Serenity” movie where the camera goes through the whole ship (yes, they built the whole interior of the ship as it would be if it was real). I found this so amazing, because it gave me the impression that this was a real place.

In the few Star Wars scenes that involve the Falcon you only see the main hall, the bridge and the tail gunner. Nothing else. But Serenity is so much more real. You know that if you were there, at the studio, you would be able to wander around the main ship and if you went down in one of the bunks you would really end up in Kaylee’s or the captain’s bedroom. It’s not comprised of separate sets in a vast Hollywood studio (as it usually is for most movies/series). And for that alone, it deserves to be the most cozy ship ever built. Even if it doesn’t really fly.

Serenity still exists somewhere in Hollywood, forgotten and full of dust, and I hope someone with lots of money buys it and preserves it, or at least donates it to Seattle’s Sci-Fi museum.

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Richard wrote on May 5th, 2007 at 5:22 AM PST:

I totally agree, that non-stop shot is so cool. :-)


William Eggington wrote on May 7th, 2007 at 1:33 AM PST:

Serenity is way cooler. Its got all the fun hidden compartments and has that same “ugly but cool” factor as the Falcon, but we got 14 episodes and a movie from Serenity. More time for us to bond. :-)


Ralf. wrote on May 8th, 2007 at 4:03 AM PST:

Do you incorporate in your adjudgement about the Millenium Falcon scenes in Star Wars that they are all from the mid ‘70 to early ‘80?
There was not very much of Maya, Cinema 4D or Lightwave back in these days.
And besides this – at least the Episode IV scenes where shot with a lower budget than an average Scifi TV series is shot with today.
From this point of view I have to give the whole credit to the Falcon. :-)
Way better than the cheap rendering of the Serenity.


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Eugenia wrote on May 8th, 2007 at 4:17 AM PST:

Serenity would be the ultimate gadget to own if we had enough money to buy it off Hollywood. :)


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Eugenia wrote on May 8th, 2007 at 6:31 AM PST:

Ralf, you are talking about “cheap renderings of Serenity” and yet the interior of Serenity was not rendered, it was the real thing, built the old fashioned way. Only the exterior was rendered. But it is not the exterior we love about Serenity, but the interior. And the Falcon is a big fat zero inside.


Trent J. Townsend wrote on May 13th, 2007 at 8:19 AM PST:

Meh, I didn’t vote but Serenity would have been my choice.

I am definately biased tho.


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