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Old September 28 2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Ahh! Pics of new SGU Set! [Minor Spoilers]

I'm not too sure how spoilery this really is, but here it is anyway.

I'm a real sucker for starship bridge / command centre designs, and while Stargate has had relatively slim pickings in this department (The Daedalus / Prometheus bridge set being the most ubiquitous in the franchise) they've had a couple good ones over the years. And now, I think the set designers have outdone themselves with this one. Pics and a video of Destiny's new bridge set can be found here:

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/show...ny-bridge.html

It's pretty Trek-ish, but is a good way. It's far more compact than other Ancient designs we've seen (the Aurora-class ships from Atlantis had a CGI forward section filled with consoles that were never manned), but while it doesn't really follow from those design aesthetics, it is certainly a fascinating set to explore, with a hefty command chair and surrounding consoles in front of three stations with windows / screens in front, and flanked by two standard doors. The upper section has a couple smaller stations and a pair of alcoves filled with a lot of generic mechanical stuff, that I'm sure Rush and Eli will be fixing in the middle of battle in lieu of doing so in an engineering section or whatever.

I only find it a little wierd that a bridge with six seats will have three doors leading to it, unless one of them is an elevator (which I doubt) or leads to an office or ready room (more likely, but a little too Trek). Even the Daedalus bridge set had only one main door off to the side for the entire population of the room, and the Orions had one door in the rear.

Ah well, I'm really looking forward to see how the bridge of Destiny is finally discovered, and who'll be using it! It's been neat and fairly realistic so far to have the control room they've been using and the gate room on Destiny being separate sets (unlike the SGC and Atlantis, where it never made much sense to have the serve center of the base RIGHT NEXT to the first place you'd expect a threat to appear), and this will continue the trend.

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Old September 28 2010, 07:02 PM   #2
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My only complaint was that I was hoping the bridge of a 25th-Century Starship Enterprise would look something like this. Otherwise, I like it.
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Old September 28 2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: Ahh! Pics of new SGU Set! [Minor Spoilers]

Looks ok. Although that command chair set up looks an awful lot like the command chair of the Defiant on DS9, which the consoles flanking the chair.
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Old September 28 2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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Another lovely set that will probably never be appreciated thanks to the cinematography and intentional post-production darkening. Whatever else you can say about SGU, at least the sets are well done, even if you don't really get to see them all that well.
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Old September 28 2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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Re: Ahh! Pics of new SGU Set! [Minor Spoilers]

I also caught the second trailer for S2 of Universe where Rush is wandering around the bridge, and it definitively shows the room being on the top level of the pyramid-shaped structure at the back of the ship. This is typical Trekish two-dimensional thinking, but I'm willing to excuse it as for some reason they wanted to have a window on the bridge, and the top of the mast is where you put it to have the best view given the shape and orientation of the ship.

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Old September 29 2010, 03:31 AM   #6
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Not bad, but not particularly good either. It's just a generic sci-fi starship bridge. Central command chair, blinking lights and computer screens along the walls. I think I'm actually yawning.
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Old September 29 2010, 04:45 AM   #7
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Re: Ahh! Pics of new SGU Set! [Minor Spoilers]

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Not bad, but not particularly good either. It's just a generic sci-fi starship bridge. Central command chair, blinking lights and computer screens along the walls. I think I'm actually yawning.
I kinda feel the same way, I know this is an old ship and all, but still, was hoping for something a little more alien or unique for the bridge.
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Old September 29 2010, 06:24 AM   #8
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How old is this ship, exactly? I know it predates the technology that is activated by the Ancient Gene, but could it still have a neural interface? Can someone control the ship with his mind? I'd really like to see a timeline for the Ancients. I pretty much had everything figured out until SGU started and threw this whole new thing into the mix.

Where in Ancient History does the Destiny fit?
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Old September 29 2010, 08:38 AM   #9
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How old is this ship, exactly? I know it predates the technology that is activated by the Ancient Gene, but could it still have a neural interface? Can someone control the ship with his mind? I'd really like to see a timeline for the Ancients. I pretty much had everything figured out until SGU started and threw this whole new thing into the mix.

Where in Ancient History does the Destiny fit?
"Millions of years old" is what they have said on screen, but heck we saw Atlantis leave from Earth to the Pegasus galaxy "Millions of Years ago" in the SGA premier.

To make this work, Destiny needs to be at least 50 million years old, and probably more, considering it is using a version of the Stargate that predates the Stargates in the Milky Way galaxy, and we know the original Ancient gate on Earth is stated to be about 50 million years old onscreen.

And as you said, this also predates the ATA gene thing, so again, predating Atlantis, so again, this needs to be at least, if not more than, 50 million years old to really work.
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Old September 29 2010, 02:02 PM   #10
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Yeah, and I'm really hoping that once Rush finds the master code to Destiny's computer that we finally start to get some details here.
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Old September 29 2010, 03:27 PM   #11
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And as you said, this also predates the ATA gene thing, so again, predating Atlantis, so again, this needs to be at least, if not more than, 50 million years old to really work.
Not necessarily, I can guarantee that Atlantis wasn't technologically stagnant during its lifetime.
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And as you said, this also predates the ATA gene thing, so again, predating Atlantis, so again, this needs to be at least, if not more than, 50 million years old to really work.
Not necessarily, I can guarantee that Atlantis wasn't technologically stagnant during its lifetime.
The ATA Gene tech was part of Atlantis when she was first constructed 12 million years ago, so the technology was at least in use then, the outpost on Proclarush had it as well more than 20 million years ago, so for Destiny to not even have the beginnings of it, makes her *very* old indeed.
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Old September 29 2010, 03:53 PM   #13
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And as you said, this also predates the ATA gene thing, so again, predating Atlantis, so again, this needs to be at least, if not more than, 50 million years old to really work.
Not necessarily, I can guarantee that Atlantis wasn't technologically stagnant during its lifetime.
The ATA Gene tech was part of Atlantis when she was first constructed 12 million years ago, so the technology was at least in use then, the outpost on Proclarush had it as well more than 20 million years ago, so for Destiny to not even have the beginnings of it, makes her *very* old indeed.
So I'm assuming, since they showed that Destiny's course took her to Pegasus first after she left Earth, that the seeder ships dropped off the older-model Stargates there. Then, when the Ancients fled Earth using the Atlantis starship, they must have updated the entire gate network in the Pegasus galaxy to the models we saw in SG-A.

Did the seeder ships also plant stargates in the Ori galaxy, or did the Ori do it themselves when they left the Asurans behind?

Also, what is the purpose of planting stargates in all these galaxies? For as long as the Destiny has been flying, I have to assume there are thousands, if not millions, of galaxies that have been charted. Did the Ancients really think they were going to have time to explore and settle all these planets? They built the 9th Chevron to allow them to gate to Destiny, but what exactly was their plan going to be once they got there?

These are things I really hope get answered in Season 2.
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Did the seeder ships also plant stargates in the Ori galaxy, or did the Ori do it themselves when they left the Asurans behind?
I think the Ori built their own gates, since the Ancients/Alterans left with blueprints for the stargates and I highly doubt that the Alterans would want to help out the Ori in any way by giving them a clue as to where the Alterans went or that they were still alive.
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You know, even if they've found the Bridge, I do hope that DOESN'T give them fiull control of the FTL, etc. On of the things I like about the show is the fact that the DON'T have any idea where the ship is actually heading, if it has an ultimate destination in store.

If they turn this series back into a SG-1 clone with aliens of the week, and tidy resolutions at the end of mthe episode on a regular basis, I'm out.
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