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The Voot Runner, also known as the Voot Cruiser, is the most out-of-date Irken vehicle, as it has been rendered obsolete by the Spittle Runner. This was the spaceship that Zim used to travel on a presumably six-month-long journey from Conventia to Earth, and is his primary mode of transportation throughout the series.
The Voot Cruiser appears to be an extremely fast method of transportation, as it can dash out of the solar system in mere minutes. It appears to be a purple shade in color. It has two front headlights and two thrusters that create a purple blast. The Voot Cruiser also features two tractor beams, as seen in "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff." The Cruiser, like all Irken starships, runs on an undocumented fuel, and also has no seat belts, making injuries from crashes likely (unlike Earth's automobiles). It was revealed in Planet Jackers that the Voot contains a radio for Zim to speak to people outside of the ship. At the top right is a large oval-shaped touch screen which serves as a control console. In Planet Jackers, Zim reveals that the ship contains a G-Force compensator to dampen the vibration that is caused by the Voot Runner moving at high speeds. The back of the ship also contains a hatch for cargo.
The ship also has an onboard computer installed that is capable of speech and responds to verbal commands. However, it can be rather slow when it comes to executing said commands: In "Attack of the Saucer Morons," Zim frantically tried to eject as his Voot Runner was plummeting from the sky, and it only initiated the command after the ship crashed. On at least one occasion, the Voot Runner was shown to be easily incapacitated by a Bee striking the windshield ("Attack of the Saucer Morons").
A different-looking Voot Cruiser (Jhonen said in the commentary that it's actually more of a streamlined Voot) was used in the second half of "Hamstergeddon," after Ultra-Peepi caused the first Voot to crash.
It has a pair of cannons on the front that fire a sort of pulse blast. The weapons systems on the Voot Cruiser were only used in "Tak: The Hideous New Girl" and "Hamstergeddon:" In "Tak: The Hideous New Girl," Zim flew out into space, dog-fighting with Tak, oddly making little use of the ship's weapons. In "Hamstergeddon," Zim goaded Peepi with two laser orbs fired from the cannons.
The hemispherical pods on the sides of the ship's rear can detach and can be used as cutting tools, as seen in "Planet Jackers." The Voot can also reconfigure into a disguise machine, although it cannot handle anything past very simple disguises; otherwise, it distorts them horribly.
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