9. Borg Cube (Star Trek)

The only thing that needs to be said is this. “”We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.” Those words have shattered entire civilizations in the Star Trek Universe. When you think of the Borg, one shape normally pops up, the terrifying Borg Cube. Housing thousands of drones, and a neural interface, one Cube can in effect assimilate entire worlds. Who needs a fleet when you got a cube?

8. Moya the Leviathan (Farscape)

Leviathans are really cool ships. According to the show Farscape, no two are completely alike, so in many ways they are as different as each human on Earth. A living ship, she has her own conscience and is able to feel pain. Though there are many ships that are biological in nature, the Leviathans are different because they developed their own personalities, cultures, and religion. Which gives them just as much character depth as any of the cast on Farscape.

7. TIE/Line Starfighter Fighter (Star Wars)

Of course, the TIE Fighter had to be on the list. Though I’m a Trekkie, I can admit the immense effects of this now unforgettable piece of science fiction. The outline of the fighter so well imprinted in the minds of the general population that most people who don’t know where it comes from will recognize it to some extent.