Four more colossal super-weapons
THE REALITY BOMB
Doctor Who, “Journey’s end” For epic scale it’s hard to beat Davros’s suicidal scheme to use a planet-sized Dalek spacestation plus 26 stolen planets (and one stolen moon!) to transmit an electromagnetic cancelling wave capable of wiping out the entire universe (and disintegrating Gita off EastEnders).
THE HALO ARRAY
Halo videogames This network of seven ring-shaped artificial worlds, each 10,000 km across and separated by thousands of light years, is capable of wiping out all sentient life in the Milky Way via the superluminal conveyance of a burst of cross-phased super-massive neutrinos. Try saying that after a couple of gins.
The DC universe In a textbook case of nominative determinism, alien race the Warzoons created this artificial satellite bristling with laser-cannons and nuclear missiles, operated mentally from a control chair. Unfortunately the stress it puts on the controller’s brain eventually kills them. Cue Warzoon extinction. If only they’d been called the Peacezoons, eh?
THE PLANET KILLER
star Trek, “The Doomsday Machine” Looking like a ginormous hollowed-out root vegetable, this automated vessel, big enough to swallow a dozen starships, carves up planets with an antiproton beam, then gobbles up the rubble as fuel. A neutronium hull makes it invulnerable to attack – unless you know someone crazy enough to pilot a starship inside and blow it up… ian Berriman