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*** Another thing to do in addition to irises would be to use a version of the G.D.O. to assure anyone who dials to or from Midway would have to provide an access code in order to tell the sites they were who they said they were. All that was required in otherwise was trust that only Atlantis or Earth could dial Midway and that Midway was always safe.

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** Writers always seem incapable of fully grasping what they invent or itís secondary effects. In the case of that episode the Geni should never have been able to get near Lucius. Heís completely invulnerable, one punch to the head and heís shattered your skull. You could never grapple with someone like that. Also it should be noted that Rodney let Shepherd push him off the balcony so even that isnít really a comparison.

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* Lucius raises a good point, how does Shepard get his hair like that? Did he spend his entire "personal items" allowance on hair gel, or is Altantis just good friends with the planet of hairdressers?

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** Because having a stable food source would make the Wraith near unstoppable in the Pegasus Galaxy. They wouldn't need to sleep and have full regeneration. Puny humans would have no value and using valuable resources that the master race could use better. If offered after a disarmament or a large enough culling of Wraiths, then it becomes a good idea.

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*** Given the IOA's past policies I'm rather surprised that the returning Ancients weren't surrounded by Marines and cuffed and then locked in a human built brig. Along with the explanation of "Uhhh, you cowards abandoned millions of people to die at the hands (literally) of the Wraith. The idea that you have a legal or ethical claim to Atlantis or that you have some kind of moral high ground over 'primitive' humans are both laughable as a result. Oh and your little "lock"? Colonel Carter and Dr. McKay will have that beat and we'll be business as usual withing 48 hours. Just tell the guard if you feel like being a little more reasonable in the future."

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***Oh Lord. Has nothing to do with the weapons used against the Replicators. Has everything to do with the fact that if you surround your enemies in a circle and have to shoot at them you tend to shoot your buddies on the other side of the circle....

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* Once SG-1 defeated Anubis and recovered his Kull warrior technology, why not offer the cloning tech to the Wraith? In return for the agreement never to feed on humanity again, the Wraith get the tech to breed brain dead Kull clones to feed on which have to be the human equivalent of a Wendy's triple cheeseburger.


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** For that matter, why didn't he go back for her when she was first captured by the Asurans? After his team and Atlantis was safe, there no proof she was dead and the logical thing would be to try and retrieve her. For a man who risks everything to save a few unknown soldiers, abandoning Elizabeth like that seems downright odd, especially as she has done the same for him on countless occassions.
*** They were very well aware there was no proof. But how would they go about getting her back. They only have two, maybe three ways of getting there. A) Stargate. Since they are no longer sitting back doing whatever they were doing between the original Atlantis-Wraith war, they no doubt either have a shield up like Atlantis does (we know they didn't before, otherwise the first MALP we sent would have splatted, but that was before McKay activated the anti-Wraith code/we vaporized a good size chunk of a continent) or have guard waiting to shot anything that comes through, like they did when they took over Atlantis. B) Daedalus-class ship. Unless they is a good advantage in sensor/beam range vs drone/Auroura-class patrol range, it would most likely have been shot at, and that is the only way I see this working at all, btw. And once they get there, unless they can beam her out, what then? We had no real man-portable way of taking down a replicator anymore at that point. Any attempt at a rescue missions with no way to harm the enemy? Bad idea. Even if they did, Elizabeth is still a security risk, being part replicator. The IOA (not Sphepard, most likely) would consider any missions to get her back a lossing proposition all around.
* Making the captured Wraith test subject a lieutenent ("Lieutenant Michael Kenmore") was silly. One can't just go around handing out military ranks to former Wraith who are under observation.

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** For that matter, why didn't he go back for her when she was first captured by the Asurans? After his team and Atlantis was safe, there no proof she was dead and the logical thing would be to try and retrieve her. For a man who risks everything to save a few unknown soldiers, abandoning Elizabeth like that seems downright odd, especially as she has done the same for him on countless occassions.occasions.
*** They were very well aware there was no proof. But how would they go about getting her back. back? They only have two, maybe three two ways of getting there. A) Stargate. Since they are no longer sitting back doing whatever they were doing between the original Atlantis-Wraith war, they no doubt either have a shield up like Atlantis does (we know they didn't before, otherwise the first MALP we sent would have splatted, but that was before McKay activated the anti-Wraith code/we vaporized code/ a good size chunk of a continent) continent was vaporized) or have a guard waiting to shot shoot at anything that comes through, like they did when they took over Atlantis. B) Daedalus-class ship. Unless they there is a good advantage in sensor/beam range vs drone/Auroura-class drone/Aurora-class patrol range, it would most likely have been shot at, and that is the only way I see this working at all, btw. And once at. Once they get there, unless they can beam her out, what then? We had There were no real man-portable way of taking down a replicator anymore at that point. Any attempt at a anymore. A rescue missions mission with no way to harm the enemy? Bad idea. Even if they did, Elizabeth is still a security risk, being part replicator. The IOA (not Sphepard, most likely) Shepard) would consider any missions to get her back a lossing loosing proposition all around.
* Making the captured Wraith test subject a lieutenent lieutenant ("Lieutenant Michael Kenmore") was silly. One can't just go around handing out military ranks to former Wraith who are under observation.



** Or it could be that since the wraith are a highly hierarchal and militaristic culture, "Lt. Kenmore" would be better able to integrate any lingering wraithy. tendencies into a military construct.

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** Or it could be that since the wraith are a highly hierarchal hierarchical and militaristic culture, "Lt. Kenmore" would be better able to integrate any lingering wraithy. wraith-y tendencies into a military construct.



*** Jack O'Neill was always just as willing to kill Goa'uld, and just as untrusting of them as Sheppard is with the Wraith. I put it down to him being O'Neill's equivalent for the show.

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*** Jack O'Neill was always just as willing to kill Goa'uld, and just as untrusting distrustful of them as Sheppard is with the Wraith. I put it down to him being O'Neill's equivalent for the show.



*** If I recall a behind the scenes on a DVD by one of the sillier directors, he refered to the Atlantis stargates at digital, while the Milky Way was analog.

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*** If I recall a behind the scenes on a DVD by one of the sillier directors, he refered referred to the Atlantis stargates at digital, while the Milky Way was analog.



** In the alternate timeline where Sheppard ended up in the future, Holo![=McKay=] mentions that they sealed a Mark XII Naquadah Generator in the city which was apparently just about sufficient to run the shield for a few hundred years, even after being buried for 48,000 years. It's reasonable to assume that this technogical advance was helped along by the Asgard knowledge. We also see Future![=McKay=] using a holographic blackboard that looked very similar to the Asgard Database installed on the Odyssey. Since that was within [=McKay=]'s lifetime it seems Earth was definitely learning from the knowledge, it was just taking some time to properly utilise it.

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** In the alternate timeline where Sheppard ended up in the future, Holo![=McKay=] mentions that they sealed a Mark XII Naquadah Generator in the city which was apparently just about sufficient to run the shield for a few hundred years, even after being buried for 48,000 years. It's reasonable to assume that this technogical technological advance was helped along by the Asgard knowledge. We also see Future![=McKay=] using a holographic blackboard that looked very similar to the Asgard Database installed on the Odyssey. Since that was within [=McKay=]'s lifetime it seems Earth was definitely learning from the knowledge, it was just taking some time to properly utilise utilize it.



** IIRC, SG-1 took of their patchs when on missions as well. I think it has something to do with visibility. For example, a gray blur at night at a distance would stand out a bit more with a few colorful spots on the sleeves.

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** IIRC, SG-1 took of their patchs patches when on missions as well. I think it has something to do with visibility. For example, a gray blur at night at a distance would stand out a bit more with a few colorful spots on the sleeves.



*** Not anymore its not. Confirmed by Jason Momoa and the selling off of the props and gear. They decided to save money by not funding Atlantis Extinction and focus more on Stargate Universe. ON the brightside another SG-1 DVD movie is in the talks.

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*** Not anymore its not. Confirmed by Jason Momoa and the selling off of the props and gear. They decided to save money by not funding Atlantis Extinction and focus more on Stargate Universe. ON the brightside bright side another SG-1 DVD movie is in the talks.



*** Wormhole drive was something Zelenca had been working on. How many eps focusing on him have there been? There could be mountains of tech that are being worked on that [=McKay=] has nothing to do with. He doesn't do everything on the base you know.
*** I watched this episode again yesterday and Zelenca states that ''Rodney'' had all but finished it already. Zalenca just did the finishing touches to make it work.

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*** Wormhole drive was something Zelenca Zelenka had been working on. How many eps focusing on him have there been? There could be mountains of tech that are being worked on that [=McKay=] has nothing to do with. He doesn't do everything on the base you know.
*** I watched this episode again yesterday and Zelenca Zelenka states that ''Rodney'' had all but finished it already. Zalenca just did the finishing touches to make it work.



** Why didn't Area 51 have a shield like the Spaceships Earthlings have built have, or at least some surface to air missles parked around it somewhere? You've got the singular control chair for a weapon suite of incredible power and you think the best plan of defence is to put it in a normal looking building with no defenses or weapons of any kind?
*** It's worse than that. Recall that Area 51 is where they send any alien technology that they acquire off-world. It's not just the chair that they need to protect, it's every piece of alien technology that they've ever acquired for study. So really, it's more a question of why they couldn't find a single shield generator amongst all that tech, and failing that, why they wouldn't have installed one there years ago once they became advanced enough to build shields themselves. You would think that the military would be smart enough to fortify ''the most important research facility on the planet'' from alien attack.

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** Why didn't Area 51 have a shield like the Spaceships Earthlings have built have, or at least some surface to air missles missiles parked around it somewhere? You've got the singular control chair for a weapon suite of incredible power and you think the best plan of defence defense is to put it in a normal looking building with no defenses or weapons of any kind?
*** It's worse than that. Recall that Area 51 is where they send any alien technology that they acquire off-world. It's not just the chair that they need to protect, it's every piece of alien technology that they've ever acquired for study. So really, it's more a question of why they couldn't find a single shield generator amongst among all that tech, and failing that, why they wouldn't have installed one there years ago once they became advanced enough to build shields themselves. You would think that the military would be smart enough to fortify ''the most important research facility on the planet'' from alien attack.



*** Just to further that answer above; given the age of the Lost Tribe, I like to think that they were standard designs that had been adopted right across the Alliance of the Four Great Races. Some Ancient engineer mass produced some Destiny type EV suits and then just remodelled the things to fit the Asgard, the Nox and the Furlings - makes quite a bit of economic sense when you realize the Ancients undoubtedly had the largest industrial base of the four races.

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*** Just to further that answer above; given the age of the Lost Tribe, I like to think that they were standard designs that had been adopted right across the Alliance of the Four Great Races. Some Ancient engineer mass produced some Destiny type EV suits and then just remodelled remodeled the things to fit the Asgard, the Nox and the Furlings - makes quite a bit of economic sense when you realize the Ancients undoubtedly had the largest industrial base of the four races.



* Something of a FridgeLogic moment. ''Continuum'' is set between the Atlantis episodes ''Search and Rescue'' and ''The Seed'', right? We can assume as much because in ''The Seed'', Sheppard mentions that it's been a month since the events of ''Search and Rescue'', and surely the Tok'Ra wouldn't have waited that long to kill Ba'al. Now, in ''The Seed'', the team is revealed to be infected with a pathogen, including Carter, that they picked up in ''Search and Resuce''. Only Keller is affected, but without the cure, it would only have been a matter of time before the others succumbed too. So how come nothing happened to Sam in the events of ''Continuum''? She was in that alternate reality for over a year and nothing happened.

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* Something of a FridgeLogic moment. ''Continuum'' is set between the Atlantis episodes ''Search and Rescue'' and ''The Seed'', right? We can assume as much because in ''The Seed'', Sheppard mentions that it's been a month since the events of ''Search and Rescue'', and surely the Tok'Ra wouldn't have waited that long to kill Ba'al. Now, in ''The Seed'', the team is revealed to be infected with a pathogen, including Carter, that they picked up in ''Search and Resuce''.Rescue''. Only Keller is affected, but without the cure, it would only have been a matter of time before the others succumbed too. So how come nothing happened to Sam in the events of ''Continuum''? She was in that alternate reality for over a year and nothing happened.



*** Not to mention the last time they tried working with Wraith it backfired horribly, costing them the Orion and inadvertantly turning Micheal into an even bigger threat than before. Ultimately they were just being as cautious as possible.

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*** Not to mention the last time they tried working with Wraith it backfired horribly, costing them the Orion and inadvertantly inadvertently turning Micheal into an even bigger threat than before. Ultimately they were just being as cautious as possible.



* When Ronon is first introduced to the show, it's revelaed in a flashback that a Wraith tried to feed on him but apparently couldn't. But later on in season five, a Wraith feeds on him, aging him and then restores his youth. So what's going on? Did the writers originally intend for him to be immune to the feeding process and then they forgot?

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* When Ronon is first introduced to the show, it's revelaed revealed in a flashback that a Wraith tried to feed on him but apparently couldn't. But later on in season five, a Wraith feeds on him, aging him and then restores his youth. So what's going on? Did the writers originally intend for him to be immune to the feeding process and then they forgot?



* When a team went to that cave filled with thousands of iratus bugs looking for a cure for Sheppard, how come no one thought to wear any kind of protective clothing whatsoever? They could have worn suits that can withstand vacuum, but they didn't even bother to wear gloves and turtlenecks. You'd think at least the doctors would have given a thought to proper protective clothing.
** They probably realised that there wasn't sufficient armour to stop Iratus bugs.

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* When a team went to that cave filled with thousands of iratus Iratus bugs looking for a cure for Sheppard, how come no one thought to wear any kind of protective clothing whatsoever? They could have worn suits that can withstand vacuum, but they didn't even bother to wear gloves and turtlenecks. You'd think at least the doctors would have given a thought to proper protective clothing.
** They probably realised realized that there wasn't sufficient armour to stop Iratus bugs.



*** No. I'm refering to the gene therapy that Todd himself took in the fifth season, the one that removed the Wraith nastiness from his feeding hand in ''Infection.''

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*** No. I'm refering referring to the gene therapy that Todd himself took in the fifth season, the one that removed the Wraith nastiness from his feeding hand in ''Infection.''



* Last episode: the Atlantis team get a wormhole opened between the city and the wraith megahive. Thus, they send in a couple o'nades followed by a small srike team. Why don't they just throw in a nuke with a five seconds countdown and call it a day? The wraith gate was probably deep inside the hive, and with the naquada from the stargate to amplify the nuke, it would have instantaneously obliterated the megahive.

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* Last episode: the Atlantis team get a wormhole opened between the city and the wraith megahive. Thus, they send in a couple o'nades of grenades followed by a small srike team. Why don't they just throw in a nuke with a five seconds countdown and call it a day? The wraith gate was probably deep inside the hive, and with the naquada naquadah from the stargate to amplify the nuke, it would have instantaneously obliterated the megahive.



* The Hoffan Drug; a near perfect defence against being fed on by the Wraith but with one fatal flaw - it is fatal to 50% (30% with Michael's refined version) of everyone and even when it's successful, it lowers your immune system to dangerous levels. OK, fine, that's why they couldn't utilize it successfully. However, over on SG-1 at this point, Tau'ri, due to their alliance with the Free Jaffa, have vast supplies of Tretonin at their disposal which doubles the lifespan and grants near perfect health; so here's thought... '''combine them.''' You have the most potent, yet harmful Wraith self defence weapon ever invented in one hand, and a drug that contains all of the Symbiote's advantages in another; it baffles belief that we never had a throw away line explaining why we couldn't use these two drugs in conjunction. Yes, Tretonin is addictive, but the Hoffan Drug is a death sentence anyway so it would seem like a pretty decent trade off.

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* The Hoffan Drug; a near perfect defence defense against being fed on by the Wraith but with one fatal flaw - it is fatal to 50% (30% with Michael's refined version) of everyone and even when it's successful, it lowers your immune system to dangerous levels. OK, fine, that's why they couldn't utilize it successfully. However, over on SG-1 at this point, Tau'ri, due to their alliance with the Free Jaffa, have vast supplies of Tretonin at their disposal which doubles the lifespan and grants near perfect health; so here's thought... '''combine them.''' You have the most potent, yet harmful Wraith self defence defense weapon ever invented in one hand, and a drug that contains all of the Symbiote's advantages in another; it baffles belief that we never had a throw away line explaining why we couldn't use these two drugs in conjunction. Yes, Tretonin is addictive, but the Hoffan Drug is a death sentence anyway so it would seem like a pretty decent trade off.



** They'd be great assets, yes, but there's the thing: They're Runners. They're good at not being caught, and deadly when cornered. It'd take some time to explain to them that you're not, say, Wraith worshippers and on their side, and that's time they'll probably spend killing you.
* Original Weir aging in stasis. Merely slowing down metabolism certainly sounds like ''more'' effort than stopping it entirely, since the machine would have to provide her with nutrients and remove waste. That after we were demonstated that civilizations much less advanced than the Ancients developed their own stasis technology that didn't have this flaw. It was obviously just a plot device to have her die at the end of the episode, because StatusQuoIsGod.

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** They'd be great assets, yes, but there's the thing: They're Runners. They're good at not being caught, and deadly when cornered. It'd take some time to explain to them that you're not, say, Wraith worshippers worshipers and on their side, and that's time they'll probably spend killing you.
* Original Weir aging in stasis. Merely slowing down metabolism certainly sounds like ''more'' effort than stopping it entirely, since the machine would have to provide her with nutrients and remove waste. That after we were demonstated demonstrated that civilizations much less advanced than the Ancients developed their own stasis technology that didn't have this flaw. It was obviously just a plot device to have her die at the end of the episode, because StatusQuoIsGod.



* Why isn't Meredith ''Rod'' [=McKay=] armed when he comes to our universe to investigate the exotic particle leak? remember we're not talking about protecting a small group of people here or even a planet; his mission is to ''save his entire universe.'' For all he knows our Atlantis is staffed completely by psychopaths or maybe its a Goa'uld outpost or something. If negotiations with our Atlantis failed, the only choice left open to him to save a literally incalculable amount of innocent people would have been to attack the Atlantis team and destroy the machine - with nothing but his bare fists. Now, unlike our Rodney [=McKay=], ''Rod'' [=McKay=] is stated to have some pretty formidable CQC at his disposal (enough to spar Ronan Dex apparently) and I can see the argument that coming loaded with a P90 and C4 could have seemed too provocative... but not even a Beretta or a knife stashed away in his jacket just in case? or are we actually supposed to believe Doctor ''Rod'' [=McKay=] operates in a similar way to [[Series/DoctorWho another Doctor?]]

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* Why isn't Meredith ''Rod'' [=McKay=] armed when he comes to our universe to investigate the exotic particle leak? remember we're not talking about protecting a small group of people here or even a planet; his mission is to ''save his entire universe.'' For all he knows our Atlantis is staffed completely by psychopaths or maybe its a Goa'uld outpost or something. If negotiations with our Atlantis failed, the only choice left open to him to save a literally incalculable amount of innocent people would have been to attack the Atlantis team and destroy the machine - with nothing but his bare fists. Now, unlike our Rodney [=McKay=], ''Rod'' [=McKay=] is stated to have some pretty formidable CQC at his disposal (enough to spar Ronan Ronon Dex apparently) and I can see the argument that coming loaded with a P90 and C4 could have seemed too provocative... but not even a Beretta or a knife stashed away in his jacket just in case? or are we actually supposed to believe Doctor ''Rod'' [=McKay=] operates in a similar way to [[Series/DoctorWho another Doctor?]]



** As I recall the shield made him nigh-invulnerable, so it's plausible they reasoned that if those of the main universe were hostile, he'd be protected and be able to get hold of their weapons to fight back. As an above troper says, if they're non-hostile/willing to negotiate, then carrying a visible weapon would risk turning them hostile. Also, on the point of concealed weapons do we even know he actually was unarmed? A concealed weapon such as a pistol or knife in an inside jacket pocket is something we wouldn't see (it would be concealed after all) and because the characters in the main universe proved to be aimiable there was no need for him to whip it out or even bring it up in conversation.

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** As I recall the shield made him nigh-invulnerable, so it's plausible they reasoned that if those of the main universe were hostile, he'd be protected and be able to get hold of their weapons to fight back. As an above troper says, if they're non-hostile/willing to negotiate, then carrying a visible weapon would risk turning them hostile. Also, on the point of concealed weapons do we even know he actually was unarmed? A concealed weapon such as a pistol or knife in an inside jacket pocket is something we wouldn't see (it would be concealed after all) and because the characters in the main universe proved to be aimiable amiable there was no need for him to whip it out or even bring it up in conversation.



*** Hell, the entire battle could have been ended immediately simply by taking Sheperd ''straight'' to the chair instead of a 302 and have him use ''that'' to shoot down ''all'' the darts in one go.

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*** Hell, the entire battle could have been ended immediately simply by taking Sheperd Shepard ''straight'' to the chair instead of a 302 and have him use ''that'' to shoot down ''all'' the darts in one go.



* You would think that by now the SGC would have some set procedures whenever mind control or anything similar is used. To restrain anyone (such as Tayla when she connects to the wraith "Submersion" or Sheppard when scanned by the lifeboat "The Long Goodbye") who is about to willingly connect with another brain. To cover in training that after you have interfaced with another being you are out from command decisions for the rest of the mission or a set timeframe, and no "It's really me, let me go!" should break those rules. Likewise, anyone who is cleared by the medical staff should still be confined to quarters for a time period, considering how often being "cleared" doesn't identify what becomes a serious danger to the expedition: "Conversion" (Sheppard goes bug), "Sunday" (explosive tumor), "Doppleganger" (dream controller).

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* You would think that by now the SGC would have some set procedures whenever mind control or anything similar is used. To restrain anyone (such as Tayla when she connects to the wraith "Submersion" or Sheppard when scanned by the lifeboat "The Long Goodbye") who is about to willingly connect with another brain. To cover in training that after you have interfaced with another being you are out from command decisions for the rest of the mission or a set timeframe, time frame, and no "It's really me, let me go!" should break those rules. Likewise, anyone who is cleared by the medical staff should still be confined to quarters for a time period, considering how often being "cleared" doesn't identify what becomes a serious danger to the expedition: "Conversion" (Sheppard goes bug), "Sunday" (explosive tumor), "Doppleganger" (dream controller).



** In addition, the replictors who came with Weir in Ghost in the Machine... I'd say if they offered to tell them how to MAKE ZPMs in exchange for their new bodies would be a perfectly reasonable deal.

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** In addition, the replictors replicators who came with Weir in Ghost in the Machine... I'd say if they offered to tell them how to MAKE ZPMs in exchange for their new bodies would be a perfectly reasonable deal.



** Teyla, who is a leader amongst the athosians, is the atlantis expedition's prime source of information regarding the humans of Pegasus and possesses a unique connection to the wraith, allowing her to use their technology and sense their presence

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** Teyla, who is a leader amongst among the athosians, Athosians, is the atlantis Atlantis expedition's prime source of information regarding the humans of Pegasus and possesses a unique connection to the wraith, allowing her to use their technology and sense their presence



** Major Sheppard, commander of the military forces of atlantis, most proficient known user of ancient technology, main pilot and prime contact for several of Atlantis' allies.

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** Major Sheppard, commander of the military forces of atlantis, Atlantis, most proficient known user of ancient technology, main pilot and prime contact for several of Atlantis' allies.



* We see ancient hand weapons multiple times throughout the story, most notably as wielded by the holo-crew of the aurora and wielded by the asurans. As far as side-arms go, they're actually pretty good, having settings for both stunning and explosive blasts and being much less cumbersome than the other weapons with this capability (most notably ronon's gun). However, despite their advantages, we never see any SGA teams carrying them. Where did they all go? Why aren't there any on Atlantis or the antartica outpost? Why weren't there any on the Orion? Why didn't the returning ancients or the Replicators that took over the city leave any behind?

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* We see ancient hand weapons multiple times throughout the story, most notably as wielded by the holo-crew of the aurora and wielded by the asurans. Asurans. As far as side-arms go, they're actually pretty good, having settings for both stunning and explosive blasts and being much less cumbersome than the other weapons with this capability (most notably ronon's Ronon's gun). However, despite their advantages, we never see any SGA teams carrying them. Where did they all go? Why aren't there any on Atlantis or the antartica Antarctica outpost? Why weren't there any on the Orion? Why didn't the returning ancients or the Replicators that took over the city leave any behind?



** There's no reason they would have to 'go back and reshoot the entire series to retcon them in'; throughout the series they're shown discovering new areas of the city (e.g. the episode where Rodney descovers the acendtion machine, the episode where the two red shirts descover the thing that creates exploding tumours, etc) so it'd be no problem having the city armoury be one of these latter discoveries. There's also the three Acient ships they come across by the end of Season 3 that they could have taken them from (the one with the crew in cryo, the one from the super volcano outpost, and the one they stumble across between galaxies). In universe the explanation is probably that the Ancients didn't leave any on Atlantis when they left and the same for the volcano outpost and its ship, and the one found between galaxies probably had its crew take everything with them to Alantis and then lost during the Replicator attack.
* ''Phantoms'' - Sheppard and Ronon are both suffering hallucinations. Sheppard thinks he is in afghanistan fighting the taliban, Ronon thinks he is still a runner and fighting a wraith. At one point, Sheppard shoots Ronon in the arm and the latter performs some first aid on himself. However, the wraith don't use bullet weapons, so what does Ronon think he needs to perform first aid for?

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** There's no reason they would have to 'go back and reshoot the entire series to retcon them in'; throughout the series they're shown discovering new areas of the city (e.g. the episode where Rodney descovers discovers the acendtion ascension machine, the episode where the two red shirts descover discover the thing that creates exploding tumours, etc) so it'd be no problem having the city armoury be one of these latter discoveries. There's also the three Acient Ancient ships they come across by the end of Season 3 that they could have taken them from (the one with the crew in cryo, the one from the super volcano outpost, and the one they stumble across between galaxies). In universe the explanation is probably that the Ancients didn't leave any on Atlantis when they left and the same for the volcano outpost and its ship, and the one found between galaxies probably had its crew take everything with them to Alantis and then lost during the Replicator attack.
* ''Phantoms'' - Sheppard and Ronon are both suffering hallucinations. Sheppard thinks he is in afghanistan Afghanistan fighting the taliban, Taliban, Ronon thinks he is still a runner and fighting a wraith. At one point, Sheppard shoots Ronon in the arm and the latter performs some first aid on himself. However, the wraith don't use bullet weapons, so what does Ronon think he needs to perform first aid for?



* ''The Return'' - A small group of ancients is rescued by the Daedalus and takes back Atlantis. The main characters are understandably peeved, but they do understand the position of the ancients. Okay, good so far. Except then Woolsey says ''"From their point of view, they're being extremely generous."''. Except that they're giving the atlantis expedition absolutely nothing. Not even the puddle jumpers and drones that weren't originally from Atlantis, but from The Tower. This is before Woolsey mentions that the ancients are willing to let humans back in over time, so it doesn't tie into that either. Unless the normal ancient procedure is slaughtering everyone in the city, there is no way this could be considered "extremely generous".

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* ''The Return'' - A small group of ancients is rescued by the Daedalus and takes back Atlantis. The main characters are understandably peeved, but they do understand the position of the ancients. Okay, good so far. Except then Woolsey says ''"From their point of view, they're being extremely generous."''. Except that they're giving the atlantis Atlantis expedition absolutely nothing. Not even the puddle jumpers and drones that weren't originally from Atlantis, but from The Tower. This is before Woolsey mentions that the ancients are willing to let humans back in over time, so it doesn't tie into that either. Unless the normal ancient procedure is slaughtering everyone in the city, there is no way this could be considered "extremely generous".



* ''The Return'' - Sheppard shoots wallace with a Zat to disable him. However, dr. Beckett was touching Wallace at the time of the shot. Shouldn't the attack have spread out over them both, or at least severely hurt Beckett?

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* ''The Return'' - Sheppard shoots wallace Wallace with a Zat to disable him. However, dr. Beckett was touching Wallace at the time of the shot. Shouldn't the attack have spread out over them both, or at least severely hurt Beckett?



*** Back in SG-1's ''Sacrifices''. Not only did the zat blast spread over both a jaffa and the hostage he was holding, but it also seemed weakened, with the jaffa still being able to move around afterwards.
* ''The Return'' - Why didn't the replicators destroy Atlantis? That was their plan in their previous appearance and, judging by the shockwave against the atlantis shield, also earlier during the episode itself. So what changed?

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*** Back in SG-1's ''Sacrifices''. Not only did the zat blast spread over both a jaffa Jaffa and the hostage he was holding, but it also seemed weakened, with the jaffa Jaffa still being able to move around afterwards.
* ''The Return'' - Why didn't the replicators destroy Atlantis? That was their plan in their previous appearance and, judging by the shockwave against the atlantis Atlantis shield, also earlier during the episode itself. So what changed?



* While the SGC was a US military organization, the SGA is under the authority of the IOA, an organization that's not just civilian, but also international, with Russia and China having a lot of political clout (presumably because of their permanent UN security council positions, though France weirdly doesn't come up as often). So how is it that the english-speaking countries so dominate the command structure? The expedition leaders have all been from the US, the head of the science divisions is Canadian, the heads of medical have been from the UK and US, the head of the gateroom technicians is from the US and the military seems to be exclusively US. As far as I know, we only see a single character not from an english-speaking country who is confirmed to hold any rank whatsoever, and that's Zelenka, who seems to have only gotten that position at some point after the first season.
* '''The Daedelus Variations''': The Daedelus always emerges in the same place. It jumps alternate realities every few minutes. Dimensional variations containing an atlantis appear to be not very uncommon. So why did the alternate Sheppard's team choose to stay until they died of hunger, rather than taking a chance on an alternate atlantis? For that matter, why did the original crew strand themselves on an uninhabited, stargate-less world, rather than waiting for an atlantis?

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* While the SGC was a US military organization, the SGA is under the authority of the IOA, an organization that's not just civilian, but also international, with Russia and China having a lot of political clout (presumably because of their permanent UN security council positions, though France weirdly doesn't come up as often). So how is it that the english-speaking English-speaking countries so dominate the command structure? The expedition leaders have all been from the US, the head of the science divisions is Canadian, the heads of medical have been from the UK and US, the head of the gateroom technicians is from the US and the military seems to be exclusively US. As far as I know, we only see a single character not from an english-speaking country who is confirmed to hold any rank whatsoever, and that's Zelenka, who seems to have only gotten that position at some point after the first season.
* '''The Daedelus Variations''': The Daedelus always emerges in the same place. It jumps alternate realities every few minutes. Dimensional variations containing an atlantis Atlantis appear to be not very uncommon. So why did the alternate Sheppard's team choose to stay until they died of hunger, rather than taking a chance on an alternate atlantis? Atlantis? For that matter, why did the original crew strand themselves on an uninhabited, stargate-less world, rather than waiting for an atlantis?Atlantis?

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* If the Iratus bugs feed on life force, just like the Wraith, then why do they poop? They won't have any undigested food material or gut bacteria to slough, because life force isn't a physical thing.

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** People also tend to adopt language quirks that the people around them speak. Considering that nearly everyone else says "Zee", he just uses what everyone else uses. Rodney may be more of a linguistic purist.

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** As I recall the shield made him nigh-invulnerable, so it's plausible they reasoned that if those of the main universe were hostile, he'd be protected and be able to get hold of their weapons to fight back. As an above troper says, if they're non-hostile/willing to negotiate, then carrying a visible weapon would risk turning them hostile. Also, on the point of concealed weapons do we even know he actually was unarmed? A concealed weapon such as a pistol or knife in an inside jacket pocket is something we wouldn't see (it would be concealed after all) and because the characters in the main universe proved to be aimiable there was no need for him to whip it out or even bring it up in conversation.


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** There's no reason they would have to 'go back and reshoot the entire series to retcon them in'; throughout the series they're shown discovering new areas of the city (e.g. the episode where Rodney descovers the acendtion machine, the episode where the two red shirts descover the thing that creates exploding tumours, etc) so it'd be no problem having the city armoury be one of these latter discoveries. There's also the three Acient ships they come across by the end of Season 3 that they could have taken them from (the one with the crew in cryo, the one from the super volcano outpost, and the one they stumble across between galaxies). In universe the explanation is probably that the Ancients didn't leave any on Atlantis when they left and the same for the volcano outpost and its ship, and the one found between galaxies probably had its crew take everything with them to Alantis and then lost during the Replicator attack.

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** Presumably tied to the need to have her wake up every 3300 years or so. The only cryo reversal process seen in the show required medical staff on hand. Same would apply to entering it. Suspension is probably simpler process.

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* Why did they go to the time and expense of building an elevator at the Antarctic site? Didn't the site already have a ring transporter? Why not just use that? Seems like there was a creative decision at some point not to show any ring transporters in SGA.

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* Europeans who speak English as a second language typically speak British English. As such, shouldn't Radek be saying "Zed Pee Em" as well?

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