Airships in popular culture.

15 Jul

The prevalence of airships in popular culture leads me to believe that the somehow, it occupies an important space in our collective psyche.

That, or it’s a convenient writer’s tool.

An incomplete list of airships in cartoons, novels, video games and more, in no particular order.

Final Fantasy airship designed by Amano Yoshitaka

Final Fantasy airship designed by Amano Yoshitaka

Each Final Fantasy series features an airship, granting the freedom to explore the entire planet, and also signifying a certain level of achievement, or advancement in the storyline.

 Come dream with me tonight (Dream with me tonight) Lets build a giant airship, And sail into the sky

Come dream with me tonight (Dream with me tonight) Let's build a giant airship, And sail into the sky

Teddy Ruxpin

S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Nick Fury’s Helicarrier

Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson

The anime Last Exile

Hayao Miyazaki’s Laputa

Indian Jones’, the Last Crusade

Archie, from The Watchmen

Pixar’s Up.  Mr. Frederickson turns his house into a wind driven airship, and his childhood hero Charles Muntz also owns a Zeppelin.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

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