Stargate Universe "Common Descent" (4/18/11) [Spoilage]

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  1. DavidTigerFan

    DavidTigerFan No, not Detroit. TCF Club

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    Who says you have to have a saw tooth blade? Go back to basics...an inclined plane works really well as an axe and you can build a pretty nice log cabin with just an axe and a hammer.
     
  2. mostman

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    The whole gate destroyed thing was laughable. In SG-1 we had planet destroying bombs go off and the gate would still be floating around. Hell, one gate even withstood the affects of a black hole!
     
  3. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Maybe these were 1.0 gates. After all, they were designed even before the Ancients had developed hyper space drive.

    :)
     
  4. windracer

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    Manufacturing defect in the seed ship? :D
     
  5. mostman

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    Yeah - slight imperfections were introduced into the metal during forging (a result of an experimental process that was later cancelled) - causing microscopic air pockets that would weaken the overall structure.

    See - I could write this stuff! :)
     
  6. sieglinde

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    Chinese? Still would have gone extinct in that population unless the population adopted it as the main language. Words may enter the vocabulary but not the entire language. Written Chinese from ancient times can still be read today by educated Chinese (have to know old system of the alphabet) but the spoken language varies.
     
  7. classicX

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    The language would evolve some, but I doubt that it would change much.

    We are forgetting - they have the original Kino recordings.

    I wonder if we had some "recordings" of old english, latin, or whatever, would our language have changed so much?
     
  8. Anubys

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    I thought it was strange that they could dial to only 2 planets and built a huge civilization, but never explored the planets until a crisis arose.
     
  9. Anubys

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    the language I could understand. How they kept genetic diversity given the number of people is a complete mystery. And how there are any white people left is another. Or am I missing something?
     
  10. Anubys

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    I'm very annoyed they never circled back to tell us what was special about the purple fruit!
     
  11. Vendikarr

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    From the way the women were behaving I think it was banana shaped.
     
  12. wmcbrine

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    That was my thought as well. These gates are older than the Milky Way or Pegasus designs. And we know that stargates don't have to be indestructible, since in a pinch, they can be constructed out of spare parts in Sam's basement...
     
  13. Idearat

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    Partly because the women were both drinking from cups during the conversation, I took it to mean the fruit was useful for fermenting to make alcohol. Wild apples are like that, good for hard cider, not necessarily good for eating.
     
  14. vertigo235

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    Yeah older fragile gates. Works for me.
     
  15. dtivouser

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    I actually laughed when they asked the villagers if there were any caves around to hide in, just like every TNG and SG1 episode before.
     
  16. sieglinde

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    Purple fruit. It was implied that it was an aphrodesiac or a feel-happy drug.
    I wonder if there is any underground brewing or distilling going on aboard that ship.
     
  17. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Oh, yeah. I can't remember which season, but some of the crew, with little else to do between galaxies, brewed up some fire water. IIRC, Young caught them in the act and actually joined in.
     
  18. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

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    I remember that too. Was it the blond, curly haired scientist who was the brewmaster? I definitely remember Young joining in. Seriously, these guys have no other form of recreation. Besides, it doesn't sound like their diets are particularly tasty, and I suppose the vegetarian slop they've been eating could be brewed into something palatable.
     
  19. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Yeah, I think so. I call them Mutt & Jeff (Brody and Volker?), the two guys who are usually at the controls taking orders from Rush and pushing buttons. I think they were both in on it. It seems there were a couple of the female crew there as well. T.J., maybe?

    It's weird. I have a fuzzy memory of that scene, and I'm not really sure even which season it's from.
     
  20. vertigo235

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    I think it was the first season.
     

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