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View Poll Results: The Destiny
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Old October 4 2009, 03:47 AM   #16
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

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I liked it. It was different, but pretty cool. I like how they introduced it in the opening shot.
I liked that too. It sort of reminded me of the Draconian Battleship from the 70's Buck Rogers or something in that opening scene, but it was so much creepier.
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Old October 4 2009, 04:52 AM   #17
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

So why would the life support systems have to engaged, long enough to fail, if the ship was sent out unmanned?
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Old October 4 2009, 04:54 AM   #18
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

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So why would the life support systems have to engaged, long enough to fail, if the ship was sent out unmanned?
Who knows, and who is to say they are the first to have been on the ship... I mean, there is so much unknown about it all right now, we don't know if life support was ON the entire time, or if it JUST came on for the first time ever, or what the state of the power core is, or anything
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Old October 4 2009, 01:06 PM   #19
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

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I noticed they are now calling it simply "FTL" since it isn't hyperspace. I wonder about the specs on it now, like how fast it can go, what kind of FTL is it. Apparently it can travel pretty fast to get that far out there.
Actually, bear in mind that the ship has been out there for 100,000 (?) years. It might actually be an inferior, early form of FTL that "only" travels a few times faster than light. Over that span of time, a slower ship could have gotten that far, I figure.
(I might have the travel time to Pegasus wrong; this is from memory)

Destiny is definitely slower than hyperspace. The Pegasis galaxy is about 2.7 million LY away and I think they said it takes a week; that's 385,714 LY per day.

In the dialog of AIR they said they are "Several Billion" light years from home. assume several = 2; then to travel 2 billion LY in 100,000 years they'd need to average 20,000C; that is about 56 light years a day.


Oh; and I voted Yay.

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Old October 4 2009, 03:35 PM   #20
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

Looks like a giant "Pilgrim Cross", only without the Kilrathi.
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Old October 4 2009, 04:11 PM   #21
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

Very good design.. it looks "ancient" (pun intended) and derelict.. really like it has several hundred thousand or even million years under its belt.

It is slowly falling apart but that it has endured so long is a thumbs up for ancient engineering.

I'll be interested to see what they will discover on it.
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Old October 4 2009, 04:25 PM   #22
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

FrankR wrote: View Post
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Brent wrote: View Post
I noticed they are now calling it simply "FTL" since it isn't hyperspace. I wonder about the specs on it now, like how fast it can go, what kind of FTL is it. Apparently it can travel pretty fast to get that far out there.
Actually, bear in mind that the ship has been out there for 100,000 (?) years. It might actually be an inferior, early form of FTL that "only" travels a few times faster than light. Over that span of time, a slower ship could have gotten that far, I figure.
(I might have the travel time to Pegasus wrong; this is from memory)

Destiny is definitely slower than hyperspace. The Pegasis galaxy is about 2.7 million LY away and I think they said it takes a week; that's 385,714 LY per day.

In the dialog of AIR they said they are "Several Billion" light years from home. assume several = 2; then to travel 2 billion LY in 100,000 years they'd need to average 20,000C; that is about 56 light years a day.


Oh; and I voted Yay.

-frank
Yeah I think it takes the human Earth ships 2 weeks to get to Atlantis and back.

However it's not liek the writers really have any timeline for anythnig, they just make it up as they go along.
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Old October 4 2009, 06:45 PM   #23
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

I voted yay. For a ship that has been out there planet hopping for more than a hundred millennia, fought through battles somehow (?), and is still flying means that the Ancients really built things to last.

I just wonder if the the ship that seeded the planets with stargates may also have built a kind of repair or relay station. Every ship needs to have some kind of layover or overhaul every now and then.
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Old October 5 2009, 03:02 PM   #24
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

Dull, derivative, boring. Like the show itself. Well, except for Math Boy.
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Old October 5 2009, 04:44 PM   #25
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

I liked it. and, I especially like that computer 'knows' what materials to look for on planets to fix the ship - even if it doesn't know how to translate back to the humans what to do with the materials and how to actually fix it.
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Old October 5 2009, 06:36 PM   #26
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I actually still don't get the point of the ship's existence.
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Old October 5 2009, 06:54 PM   #27
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

I think Rush theorized that the 'Ancients' sent it out so that at some point in the future, their progeny could leave Earth or Icarus and go to a distant part of the galaxy and explore it or populate it.
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Old October 5 2009, 11:22 PM   #28
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

That's a cool avatar Jenee. You're giving Temis a run for her creativity on the Avatar front!
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Old October 6 2009, 01:01 AM   #29
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

Thanks, but it's all thanks to the creative genius that is ITL.
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Old October 6 2009, 02:58 AM   #30
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Re: What do you think of the Destiny?

I like the look of the ship. I dig how the various buildings and structures on it make it look like a flying city while its overall shape is a very traditional bird-like spaceship shape. The interior definitely conveys dread and mystery and definitely has a different feel than sets from other SG series.
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