Starships, battlecruisers and starfighters are part of the iconic imagery of our favorite space epics. So when classic space sagas like Star Wars or BSG get rebooted, concept artists must reimagine legendary vessels. Here's our favorite reimagined space concept art.
Part of what's really cool about looking at concept art from remakes, revamps and rethinks of classic space sagas is seeing how designers reinvent the classic shapes and original images. But another huge part is seeing how designers add new ships and create new concepts to graft onto the existing lore, and try to make it all fit together. So you have Spock's Jellyfish ship and the Narada in Star Trek, and a host of new ship designs in Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. And sometimes, like in Lost In Space, you just have to start from scratch if you want to create something really cool looking.
Here are the revamped spaceship concept art pics (plus a few other goodies) that prove remakes may be drek on the whole, but they do give us some amazing art to drool over:
Star Trek: Reinventing the Enterprise and creating other new classic ships.
Superman Rebooted: spaceships and a Kryptonian space battlesuit.
Stargate Universe concept art: inside the Destiny
Doctor Who: redesigning the TARDIS interior, circa 2005.
Lost In Space: a weirdly awesome space fighter.
Planet Of The Apes: Awful movie, but amazing spaceship design.
Battlestar Galactica: bringing her back out of mothballs.
Star Wars prequels: the concept art is better than the movies. Really.