The “Steel Duck” is a 108-foot long spaceship built and designed by Ralph Zinobop. Meant as a prototype for several of his new inventions including a giant hamster-powered propulsion system, the “ZSC-1” (Zinobop Space Crafts No. 1) has been continually modified from her original design since leaving on an extended shakedown cruise. The original plan was to retire the ship after all of the systems were thoroughly tested, eventually being replaced by the more-advanced
“ZSC-2.” This plan was made impossible when the newer ship was destroyed. Most of the crew usually refers to the ship as The “Steel Duck,” due to a slight resemblance to a giant green metal Mallard.