Prometheus

Prometheus

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:12 am

I was just thinking about this. None except the weapons systems and perhaps the computer or at least the interface is native or something Earth came up with. I mean fast sunlight propulsion, shields and even hyperdrive they must have ripped off of the Goa'uld within five years of the program.

I wonder if the Goa'uld and by extension is so simply designed that Earth engineers and scientists can figure it out.

How do get to that point so quick? Kinda like designing a nuclear powered aircraft carrier in 1899.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Captain Seafort » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:22 am

Partially because a lot of it wasn't reverse engineered - the hyperdrive was simply ripped out of an Al'kesh and plugged in, and the shields and ion engines were installed by the Asgard.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Teaos » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:59 am

Not originallz thez werent, thez onlz did that after it had been around for a while.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Captain Seafort » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:11 am

The intial engines were Earth spec, which might be explained by them running them off a naquadah or naquadriah generator, but the hyperdrive was definitely a bodge job, and she didn't get shields until the Asgard fitted them.

And what on Earth is wrong with your keyboard? :? Not even you spell badly enough to consistently replace y with z.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Teaos » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:27 am

Ah my partner switched my keyboard to German...
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Re: Prometheus

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:34 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:The intial engines were Earth spec, which might be explained by them running them off a naquadah or naquadriah generator, but the hyperdrive was definitely a bodge job, and she didn't get shields until the Asgard fitted them.

And what on Earth is wrong with your keyboard? :? Not even you spell badly enough to consistently replace y with z.


They spent 7 billion on the hyperdrive I believe. So I wonder how they got to that point. I might be wrong but I do think the Prometheus had shields before the Asgard started to put stuff on it.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Teaos » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:39 pm

I had thought so, just crappy ones.

But yeah, over the 10 years of the series Earths capablity went through the roof.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:45 pm

Way through the roof. It seems that they can build ships twice as big as a carrier in 12 to 18 months with the limited resources they got. I mean I doubt those ships are made purely from steel or titanium.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Teaos » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:01 pm

I remember seeing a fan try to work out how many people must know at a minimum how many people would know of the Stargate or other alien stuff, he had it at 12k minimum assuming you can get people to do limied work with out knowing what it is, more likely classed to 30k.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby McAvoy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:57 am

I remember someone tried to do that too.

Problem is they subcontract everything out too.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Jim » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:52 am

McAvoy wrote:It seems that they can build ships twice as big as a carrier in 12 to 18 months with the limited resources they got.


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Re: Prometheus

Postby McAvoy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:11 am

Jim wrote:
McAvoy wrote:It seems that they can build ships twice as big as a carrier in 12 to 18 months with the limited resources they got.


No unions...


No one has built anything at that rate ever. It takes three years to build a Nimitz class but another two to three to make it fully operational.

Maybe the ships are being built in their own dock and it takes three years or so to build. Just a guess.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Teaos » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:56 am

Not only that but they excavated a huge pit to build it in as well.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:14 pm

Teaos wrote:Not only that but they excavated a huge pit to build it in as well.


I assume that the rare materials are brought through the Stargate. I wonder how they get it out? I could assume like how they get the gate in and out of the mountain I guess.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Vic » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:49 pm

They lift it out with a.......crane? :wink:
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