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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:38 pm 
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OK: five examples, from books, TV, film etc., of spaceships which actually look like classic flying saucers, i.e. flattened, circular objects, ideally with a minimum of fuss going on around the edges or on the top or bottom. As an illustration, I'll say that the spaceship from the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind would NOT fit the bill: too many bells, whistles, organ stops, prongs, blocks and the like.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (the 1951 original)?

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (the 1951 original)?
Yes - a perfect example! Four to go …

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How about The Flipside of Dominick Hide (a quirky TV play from 1980 which I remember fondly)?

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I don't think I can allow Dominick's vehicle … it's the right shape, but it's a time machine, not (as far as I can remember) a spaceship.

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<chortles> An interesting distinction, which I hadn't considered - and you're probably correct.


Still four to go!

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The Dalek ship from Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

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Looks like something the Thargoids might have built...

and of course Mars Attacks

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The aliens from Gerry Anderson's UFO
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Daleks (even more so, in the new series), Mars Attacks, and Gerry Anderson's UFO all fit the bill … one more to take it!

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Independence Day.. mothership

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The Independence Day spaceship takes it! Over to spud42 …

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ok seeing as lists are popular...

name 5 TV shows - not movies - and the method of time travel .

i.e. Dr who and the TARDIS..... i deliberately use this one up...

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Star Trek has used various methods, from going really fast (like, even faster than faster than light, or something) in a slingshot orbit around a star, to jumping through a big stone doughnut (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and "The City on the Edge of Forever", respectively).

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How about "Timeslip"? It involved crawling through something called (I just had to look this up to check the terminology) a "time barrier". The protagonists would end up somewhere in the past or future.

Timeslip was a UK TV series in the early 70s. Not sure whether it ever made it beyond our shores.

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Do time-travelling wizards count? Catweazle travelled forward in time via total immersion in water.

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