It is the dawn of a new kind of ship. Thanks to science fiction television we get a different kind of ship. The Borg used a Cube. It doesn’t seem logical but once you’re inside it makes sense. The Doctor uses an old fashioned British telephone booth. (It’s bigger on the inside).
Now Seth Meyers’ Orville brings us the Kaylon Sphere. It is a type of starship used primarily for combat by the Kaylon species. They are a technologically superior race of mechano-computational beings. Isolationists, almost to the point of being xenophobes and their social skills need some work.
“I am better than everyone else…It was not intended as a boast, merely a statement of fact.” -Isaac from Orville
I digress back to the ships. Spheres are equiped highly advanced technology, a single central cannon that can be seen from the outside of the ship as a bright red eye. Their incomparable firepower and a hull that resists target-locking from conventional targeting scanners. They can cut through Union and Krull ships with ease.
Spheres come in different sizes reflecting the craft’s fire power. Hence the larger the spheres the more destructive power it has. The smaller drone spheres have more manueverability but less fire power.
I like the spherical shape of this ship and I’d like to create a version of my own.
What’s your favorite ship and why?
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ABOUT T.S. VALMOND:
T.S. Valmond is the science fiction and young adult fantasy author of The Bolaji Kingdoms Series and The Verity Chronicles. As an award-winning poet, world traveler, and sign language interpreter she uses her experiences to fuel her stories. She’s a regular contributor to the website and founder of the Riders & Flyers group.