Follow TV Tropes

Discussion Main / TechnologyLevels

Go To

Feb 14th 2011 at 4:26:27 AM •••

"This troper remembers another ep of Star Gate where the Asgard stated that they never invented Gunpowder. They somehow went straight from "Spear, Bow and Arrow" to Lasers."

The context is important here. He said they would never think to use chemically-propelled chunks of metal to *kill replicators*. Really, would you expect humans to start constructing bone-tipped spears to fight something that was immune to bullets?

It's hardly reasonable to expect somebody to think about technology that hasn't been used for thousands of years when you're in an arms race.

Hide/Show Replies
Apr 8th 2011 at 6:41:13 PM •••

The context is important here. He said they would never think to use chemically-propelled chunks of metal to *kill replicators*.

Then how did they discover space-flight, surely you couldn't get there without going through gunpowder at one stage or another, unless they somehow managed to skip the whole cycle of internal combustion, and move straight to anti-gravity.

Really, would you expect humans to start constructing bone-tipped spears to fight something that was immune to bullets?

O'Neill made up a bow-and-arrow in The Nox

Type the word in the image. This goes away if you get known.
If you can't read this one, hit reload for the page.
The next one might be easier to see.
Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback