A spaceship against the stark background of the cosmos is one of the most incredible sights in the universe. And one reason we love science fiction movies so much is the vision of our craft flying amongst the stars. But what's the most gorgeous spaceship image in any science fiction movie, TV show, comic or artwork?

Please include the picture or clip in question, or some other representation of it. And please mention the name of the ship, where it appears, and why this image is so iconic. (Plus the artist, if it's an artwork.) Thanks!

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Top image: Star Trek: The Motion Picture. You can argue that this movie lingers for far too long over the incredible beauty of the Enterprise in drydock. But nobody can deny that it's a heart-stoppingly wonderful visual.