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The Best Space Battles Part 7

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Babylon 5 What’s a solidier to do when faced with illegal orders and a government that isn’t listening? Well, if you’re John Sheridan, you secede and declare your independence.  When that brings your own people down on you in a…

The Best Space Battles Part 6

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Farscape “Once upon a time there was a boy named John and John was an astronaut. He lived in a far away place called Earth which is so far away you’ve never heard of it. One day when John was…

The Best Space Battles Part 5

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Battlestar Galactica Your colony worlds have been destroyed or devastated by nuclear attack. Your military has been eliminated by an enemy that can simply turn off your ships and pick them off one by one while they float, harmlessly, through…

The Best Space Battles Part 4

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Star Wars: Episode IV This was it – the battle to end all battles.  The Rebel Alliance sending snub fighters against the Empire’s most powerful weapon ever: The Death Star! What?  You telling me you couldn’t bullseye something the size…

The Best Space Battles Part 3

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This is visually one of the coolest space battles ever. In orbit over Coruscant the forces of the Republic battle the Separatists who’ve somehow managed to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.  The Jedi Knights…

The Best Space Battles Part 2

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Serenity. If you haven’t seen Serenity yet, well, leave.  Just leave.  I mean, honestly – what the hell? The battle between the Alliance Armada and the Reavers is intense.  It happens so fast you have a difficult time keeping up. …

The Best Space Battles

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When you look at the scifi movie landscape, what puts butts in the seats? The answer most authors want to hear is a ‘good story’.  But, honestly, while a good or even a great story really will bring butts to…