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The Ultimate Sci-Fi Size Chart Shows You How The Enterprise Stacks Up Against Godzilla

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FaceOffTo tweak a quote from the late Douglas Adams, science fiction is big. Really big. When the potential span of your subject matter encompasses the entirety of space, time, and existence, it makes sense that science fiction often goes big. Giant robots. Giant starships. Giant monsters. But with all that enormity running amok across the genre, how’s a guy to keep track of precisely how big any of it is? Why, with the handy-dandy chart below, created by DeviantArtist lexinator117 and dubbed “Size Comparison of EVERYTHING.” Well, perhaps not “EVERYTHING,” but still enough things to be entertaining.

You can go see the full, ginormous image here, or you can the chart out in chunks below (via Popsci), along with our occasional commentary. You can also click each of the images below for larger versions. It’s also worth noting that Popsci’s editing seems to have left a few of the subjects trimmed out, but you can see the full-size image for where they fit in.

From smallest to largest (with a few exceptions noted), we’ve got:

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Starcraft Risk Challenges You To Kick Game Night Up A Notch

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Are the stakes of playing Risk, Hasbro’s classic game of strategy and combat, not nearly high enough to keep your interest? What if, instead of settling for world domination, you could battle for universal supremacy? Sound good? Well, then this is right up your alley: a version of Risk based on the massively popular videogame, Starcraft. Conquering countries and continents will seem piddly when compared to the idea of occupying Protoss, Terran, or the Zerg.

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Google Zerg Rushes Its Search Results

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Anyone who’s ever played the real time strategy sci-fi game Starcraft has been the victim of a Zerg Rush. The game is designed so that all three of the races contained within it have their own unique strengths and strategies. For the Zerg, their strength is in the speed with which they can generate large numbers of cheap units and attack quickly in one big swarm before their opponent is ready for them.

Apparently the eggheads a Google are huge Starcraft fans because they’ve worked a geeky cool, Starcraft easter egg into their search results. Try to Google search the term “zerg rush” and you’ll receive a list of search results… which will then quickly be devoured by a zerg rush of hungry Google “o’s”.

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Starcraft Unit By Unit Scale Comparison

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Starcraft is by now one of the most popular science fiction games of all time. Odds are you’ve spent at least a few hours in front of your computer playing it, or maybe a few thousand hours (if you’re like me). But since it’s a top down real time strategy game, odds are even if you have spent a good chunk of your life sending the Swarm into battle, you probably don’t really have a clear idea of just what all the units you’re controlling look like up close, or for that matter standing next to each other. You can only do so much when you’re trying to squeeze that many units into a small square of pixels.

One Starcraft fanatic has decided to take matters into his own hands, and has begun creating a side by side scale comparison of all of the game’s different units. To come up with accurate measurements for each he’s been researching Starcraft in all its different incarnations and so far seems to have a pretty accurate representation going. Here’s what he’s come up with so far…