What If Starships Were Girls?

Many of you are probably familiar with the -tan meme, which delights in portraying various inanimate products such as Windows operating systems as anime-inspired moe girls. These -tan girls have been created for a variety of technology-related items, from popular gaming consoles to mobile suits, and usually come in one of two body types: buxom beauty or luscious loli. Recently, blogger Jonathan Wong posed the question “What if starships were anime characters?”, and answered it with four pictures depicting various starship-tan girls based on famous ships from the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises. When I saw this, I thought, “Hmm… what a lovely excuse to test out our new lightbox plugin!” Ulterior motives aside, enjoy the images!

First up, we have Enterprise-tan, based on the USS Enterprise design from the new Star Trek film.

Also hailing from Star Trek is Narada-tan, based on Nero’s massive mining ship / planet destroying superweapon.

From the Star Wars films comes the iconic Incom T-65 snubfighter, also known as X-Wing-tan.

Next, the X-Wing’s eternal nemesis, TIE Fighter-tan.

The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to to the power of moe.

–Via Armchairtheorist’s Flikr, Jonathan Wong’s Blog and TrekMovie