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Size Does Matter

Re-unearthed via the good people of Metafilter: a website comparing the sizes of vessels from throughout science fiction.

When I saw this site a few years ago, I started picturing Imperial AT-ATs as if they were walking the tarmac of an airport, past 747s and terminal buildings. I've looked at airports often over the years, though not as much after 9/11 when lots of airport lookouts and observation decks closed, and that helped with the reality of those vehicles.

And hey, fellow Star Wars fans: am I the only one who ever imagined what would happen if the Imperials and the Rebels showed up in our world, so you might really see those AT-ATs marching towards our cities?

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greyaenigma
Aug. 30th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome -- I'd been thinking of this site lately, thanks for posting the link.
chris_walsh
Aug. 31st, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
What really brings the site home for me is comparing a 747 and the Hindenburg. I still have trouble imagining an 800-foot-long anything in the air.
greyaenigma
Aug. 31st, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that one is pretty impressive.
happyspector
Aug. 31st, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
No, you're not the only one. I'd be cool with that, long as I could have a lightsaber.
chris_walsh
Aug. 31st, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
Good idea for you. Me and a 'saber, I'd be slicing off limbs without even trying to.
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