What do you think of the Destiny?

Discussion in 'Stargate' started by Brent, Oct 3, 2009.

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The Destiny

  1. Yay

    61 vote(s)
    87.1%
  2. Nay

    9 vote(s)
    12.9%
  1. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  2. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  3. BrotherBenny

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    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.
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Dull, derivative, boring. Like the show itself. Well, except for Math Boy.
     
  5. Jenee

    Jenee Dancing Goddess Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I actually still don't get the point of the ship's existence.
     
  7. Jenee

    Jenee Dancing Goddess Premium Member

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    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.
     
  8. Apogeal Alpha01

    Apogeal Alpha01 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's a cool avatar Jenee. You're giving Temis a run for her creativity on the Avatar front! :D
     
  9. Jenee

    Jenee Dancing Goddess Premium Member

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    Thanks, but it's all thanks to the creative genius that is ITL.
     
  10. God Magnus

    God Magnus Commodore Commodore

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    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.
     
  11. Jono

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    I remember hearing that but given that stargates are capable of intergalactic travel they could just as easily use a stargate from the Milky way to the new galaxy and explore it through the new network just as easily.
     
  12. cylkoth

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    Pre show information from interviews and articles explains that the these gates are the oldest of the 2 gate networks we've seen. And the Ancients did not posses the magical ZPMs when the first stargates were put into service. The Destiny was created in the period before their tech became so evolved, millions of years before Atlantis was constructed.
     
  13. Arpy

    Arpy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ha! Right on. The movie was on recently. Hadn't seen it since the theater.
     
  14. Python Trek

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    "Flying city", you say? That's an interesting point. Just how big is that sucker, anyway? It seems huge! To put it in Trek terms, I'd say it's at least the length of three Enterprise-E's.
     
  15. Jenee

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    :)

    But, then, they wouldn't have a tv show about it, would they? ;)
     
  16. Jono

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    Yet they can build a ship that can remain operational for millions/hundreds of thousands of years? Plus given they expected to gate to the ship when was billions of light years away you would think that if they did not have ZPMs they would have still had the power to gate to another galaxy.
     
  17. Samurai8472

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    It's interesting that even the internal parts of the ship look like messy plumbing.

    Unlike Atlantis and other ships with clear circuit boards that most people on the show just rearrange.
     
  18. Yoda

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    I think it sucks. Kind of like every alien thing this group has come up with since the original designs from the movie. That said, ugly spaceships is the least of my worries when it comes to this show.
     
  19. broberfett

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    It looks interesting when you first see it. I just hope that parts of the ship are unique. I don't want the same damn hallways and rooms over and over like on Atlantis. Even if they have to have virtual rooms using green screen I want to see more unique aspects than the couple rooms they can build on their low budget.

    I also hope they have a little action. I'm worried they'll travel around gathering minerals, water, and food and that will be it. The drama will come from them BSGing their way through space. They'll fight with each other constantly and spend most of their time crying. That will be great for BSG fans, but not for me.
     
  20. SilentP

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    Not sure what to vote on the external design yet, but my opinion has improved over what I saw of it as a grainy image from the promo video :)
     

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