Monroe wrote:Gate would have survived a nuke strike. In ATL Beachhead they hit the gate with a gigaton nuclear weapon and all it did was melt the edges.
Ah, the one the Ori Prior was protecting so the energy would help to expand the shield, eventually encompassing the planet, and causing it to contract into a singularity?
Basically, the Gate was protected, and energy was diverted to increase the shield.
As to my suggestions, I'd go for the economic benefits of the Stargate.
One person had an X-Com/Stargate crossover, and it pointed out that you could use the pair of gates for effectively infinite orbital capacity. Just send one of the gates to orbit, and use the other one to dial out. Send your orbital stuff to another planet, then activate the gate in orbit. Send the satellites and other stuff back, already in orbit. You can also use it to refuel ships in orbit, provide supplies, allow astronauts to come home easily, etc. Of course, you'd have to hide it in a large storage container in one of the Space Station pods (unless the whole world was told about the Stargate program). Later on, you'd use the Ring transporters for faster access.
One stunt to pull is with the Staff weapons, and the small power gizmo inside them. Use those as independant power supplies for an outpost, or for a heck of a laptop battery.
As for the rest, I'd be grabbing as much alien tech as allowed, and putting as much as possible into research programs to develop my economy. Those virtual reality pods can be used for military training, the healing devices (once modified to use an on/off switch and a Staff power cell) would do great for medical, and if I get an Ancient Repository, I'd figure out as way to hook up a video camera and a large hard drive, so I can download bits of data at a time.
If nothing else, I'd be ordering schoolbooks from the Tollan. "We're not ready for technology Y? How about Y-1? Y-2? 3?"
One stunt to do with lower tech worlds is giving basic technology to them. Water filtration, basic medicine, books to bring up their overall health and technology, etc. Hopefully, the fact that I give help to lower tech worlds will be seen by higher tech worlds, and they will give me some of their 'basic' technology.