Phenominal Ships Vol.1: Nostromo

Nostromo, hulking space refinery...

The massive Nostromo from Ridley Scott's Alien is a traveling refinery, sent long distances to bring resources back to Earth.  It's a gorgeous dark set piece, and, in a way, a metaphor for human expansion.  (Drill baby, drill!)

Nostromo is a visual treat, and with the aid of some brilliant camera work, light years beyond today's CG failures.