Flying saucers were a form of disc-shaped spacecraft used by many species throughout the universe for many millennia and was as common as rocket technology. On pre-first contact Earth, it was often used as a general term for alien spacecraft, much the same way the term Martian was used for any kind of alien. In this usage, it was more or less interchangable with the term UFO.
Dalek flying saucers Edit
The Daleks made extensive use of flying saucers of several types throughout their history. During the 22nd century Dalek invasion of Earth, they used of saucers for planetary transport. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) During the Last Great Time War, the Daleks' fleet consisted of about ten million flying saucers, including the Dalek Emperor's flagship. (TV: Dalek, The Parting of the Ways)
Dominator flying saucers Edit
- Main article: Dominator ship
The Dominators also made use of flying saucers, which were powered by negative mass flux absorption. These ships could absorb radiation and convert it into propulsion. They were crewed by Dominators and Quarks, and they had facilities to test other races intelligence. (TV: The Dominators)
Cyberman flying saucers Edit
Adiposian nursery ships Edit
- Main article: Nursery ship
The Adipose used nursery ships to carry young Adipose from the planet on which they were seeded to the Adipose homeworld. These ships were large enough to carry several million Adipose and were equipped with levitation beams to transport the Adipose safely surface into the craft. (TV: Partners in Crime)
Jathaa sungliders Edit
- Main article: Jathaa sunglider
These saucer-like crafts, apparently capable of interstellar travel and possessing powerful weapon systems, seemed to be the main mode of transportation for the Jathaa when visiting Earth. (TV: Army of Ghosts, TV: End of Days).
Nedenah flying saucers Edit
The Nedenah were a species of explorers that frequently visited Earth using flying saucers. These were large, featureless, pale-coloured discs. They could move thirty times the speed of sound, stop in a second and were highly manoeuvrable. Though they were opaque and windowless, the Nedenah would navigate by the ship telepathically, beaming the view from outside. The hull could be shed if it was damaged, leaving an undamaged hull underneath. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune)
Krillitane craft Edit
- Main article: Krillitane craft
Foo Fighters Edit
King Hydroflax Edit
Behind the scenes Edit
Flying saucers are the stereotypical alien spaceship in the real world. They were first reported in June 1947 (and had a history of similar forms recorded in tapestries and paintings) and have appeared in science fiction and alleged real world sightings since.