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The Sphere's ship was a spaceship piloted by the Sphere. Shortly before the War of 2016, the ship journeyed to Earth to warn humanity of the Harvester aliens' return and attempt to evacuate most of the humans from the planet.

The ship appeared over the Moon and attempted to contact humanity. However, the humans deemed the ship as a threat and the ESD destroyed it with their moon base's main weapon system.


Concept art

Behind the Scenes

  • In The Art and Making of Independence Day: Resurgence, Johannes Mücke described designing the ship: "the biggest nut to crack. The sphere with the horizontal slot. And the AI as well, it's this sphere with the circle. First off, you start to over-think it because it's too simple. I think that's what it is. This is how Roland works, he's really - this is what his success is, too - he distills all the nonsense away to come to the core and present the core undisguised to the audience for them to get the picture.