1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant.
2. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat.
3. abnormal; monstrous.
4. Obsolete. ominous.
Referring to the ships not my programming.. well maybe the last bolded one ;)
I need a better tag line though although my head is stuck on other fiction at the moment so I need to think of something original instead.