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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:59 pm

That's because Trek was trying to show us humans that, to all intents and purposes, weren't human. At least, not in the sense that they had ideals, beliefs and traits we could identify with.
SG-1 was pretty much just average humans dealing with suddenly having the entire galaxy opened up to them, and their reactions were plausable.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Sionnach Glic » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:26 pm

Discussion on Star Trek morality split to here.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Mark » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:43 am

Well, I started yesterday (didn't feel too much like company), and I HAD to shut it off after learning Tel'c has a wife and kid (NOBODY TOLD ME THE PILOT HAD FULL FRONTAL NUDITY!!!). Well, looks like I'm hooked. Nice to see human tech being reliable for a change, and the iris on the Stargate was a nice and refreshing bit of common sense for a change. If only Starfleet Command would send some people down for "training" 8)

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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Sionnach Glic » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:05 am

In a refreshing change for sci-fi, the humans in this show are actualy competant.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:11 am

Rochey wrote:In a refreshing change for sci-fi, the humans in this show are actualy competant.


Right. They're never made to look stupid in order to make the enemy look superior; instead, the enemy is just made to look superior regardless of the SGC's skill and ability.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Tyyr » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:00 pm

Ok, stupid question but one I've had for a while. If the initializing "flush" of the Stargate can obliterate any matter that gets caught in it how does the iris survive?
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Sionnach Glic » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:08 pm

It's just that awesome.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby colmquinn » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:50 pm

Tyyr wrote:Ok, stupid question but one I've had for a while. If the initializing "flush" of the Stargate can obliterate any matter that gets caught in it how does the iris survive?


Maybe its made from the same material that the gate itself is made from and so is designed/ able to contain the wormhole
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Sionnach Glic » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:07 pm

Doubtful. It appeared in the pilot, where the SGC hadn't been doing any offworld mineral gathering. And the Iris itself was made by the SGC, so it must have been made with Earth materials.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby colmquinn » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:16 pm

Rochey wrote:Doubtful. It appeared in the pilot, where the SGC hadn't been doing any offworld mineral gathering. And the Iris itself was made by the SGC, so it must have been made with Earth materials.


Ah well there goes a sensible idea out the window :wave:
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Captain Seafort » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:21 pm

Tyyr wrote:Ok, stupid question but one I've had for a while. If the initializing "flush" of the Stargate can obliterate any matter that gets caught in it how does the iris survive?


The principle behind it is that it's too close to the wormhole for the matter stream to rematerialise. The same principle may prevent the kawoosh from forming.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Tyyr » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:23 pm

I got the matter stream, the flush didn't seem like it was something you could stop from happening. Ya know, I don't recall anything ever being said about the iris even after they used the flush a few times to destroy things.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Monroe » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:32 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:
Tyyr wrote:Ok, stupid question but one I've had for a while. If the initializing "flush" of the Stargate can obliterate any matter that gets caught in it how does the iris survive?


The principle behind it is that it's too close to the wormhole for the matter stream to rematerialise. The same principle may prevent the kawoosh from forming.


Yeah they explain it in several episodes when they have to dig a gate out.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Mark » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:02 am

Mark wrote:Well, I started yesterday (didn't feel too much like company), and I HAD to shut it off after learning Tel'c has a wife and kid (NOBODY TOLD ME THE PILOT HAD FULL FRONTAL NUDITY!!!). Well, looks like I'm hooked. Nice to see human tech being reliable for a change, and the iris on the Stargate was a nice and refreshing bit of common sense for a change. If only Starfleet Command would send some people down for "training" 8)

I'll have to go and grab seasons two and three next payday.


In a followup post........I couldn't wait. Seasons 2 and 3 are on my shelf.
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Re: SG1-season 1

Postby Mark » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:39 am

Well, I've finished season one with a burning question, why did SG 1 abandon so many potential weapons and tech? Seems a couple of episodes they could have brought back items (even if non functional) that could maybe have been reverse engineered.
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