I am reminded of one of the Austin Powers movies where Dr. Evil launches his phallic rocket, and they have the chain of onlooker comments cut one word short. Frex:
That rocket looks just like a big…(cut to control room)
Johnson! Get in here and look at this missile launch. It looks like a shaft with a couple of…(cut to baseball game)
Ball three! Hey, look at that… etc. etc.
The mental affliction “spaceship envy” was unknown to science before Hugo Gernsback single-handedly created it in the early 20th century. Spaceship envy has since grown into a multi-billion-dollar business of books, movies, TV shows and computer games.
Now, I don’t know all there is to know about spaceship design. But it seems to me that having two small windscreens, one on either side of your space ship, and none at all in the middle, is an oversight.
Another promo image for an unrealised Flesh Gordon sequel. This time, evil Emperor Wang the Perverted (‘The Moustache That Launched a Thousand Penis-shaped Starships’) has his sights set on the innocent population of Thoughtworld. Our hero saves the planet and the chastity of its inhabitants, but finally loses his virginity to the dashing and reckless rebelleader-cum-spacepilot Prince Precious, etc etc etc.