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David
June 11th, 2005, 07:03 PM
I'm a big fan of the Goa'uld starbase, introduced in "Summit." With the formation of the Free Jaffa nation, the Replicators have left many Goa'uld ships bare, perfect for picking by the Free Jaffa and the remnants of the Goa'uld. Is anyone else hoping they'll nab the Starbase and move it to the Dakara System? Is this even possible?

TechnoWraith
June 11th, 2005, 07:09 PM
Wouldn't see why that wouldn't happen.

But the writers might have something esle in mind for the Starbase, too. What, i have no clue.

On another note, can the Starbase even be moved? In other words, does it have any sort of thrust system that would allow it to move like a ship? It doesn't look like a structure that would be very flight capable if you ask me, but i'm probably mistaken in that assumption. ;)

David
June 11th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Now that I think about it, if a Goa'uld mothership can move an asteroid into Earth's solar system, surely they can tow a space station around. I think the asteroid was far larger than the station, and obviously its mass was far greater because its core was of naquadah.

_Owen_
June 11th, 2005, 09:26 PM
I believe that the wirters may add in the Starbase, what they will do with it...

However it would be relativly easy to move the space station. If the space station does have some kind of propulsion system, it would, in fact, be very easy. This is assuming that the propulsion system is meant for that kind of movement, or can be configured to work like that.

However if a propulsion system was not included, the only thing that needs to happen is for a ship to use a tractor beam to tow it into hyperspace, this would not be hard, and as you have mentioned they have done it before.

However I do not believe they would move the station to Dakara system. The Free Jaffa Nation would want to capture more Goa'uld territory, assuming that the station is even in Goa'uld territory, they would not want to, nor need to move it. The station does not seem like a deffensive or offensive medium, it simply seems like a meeting centre. They would not need it to defend Dakara, and if it is a simply meeting centre than they might as well leave it where it is.

Allthough there is the possibility that with the Goa'uld not a major threat anymore, and Dakara is seen as a holy place they might move it there to serve as a centre for the high preists.

There is a possibility that they could move it to Dakara, and there is a possibility that they won't, however if they wanted to, it would not be a difficult feat.

Owen Macri

jefferyb
June 11th, 2005, 11:24 PM
They could move it to our area and park in next to the moon. Convert it into condos, lol.

the Fifth Race
June 11th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Now that I think about it, if a Goa'uld mothership can move an asteroid into Earth's solar system, surely they can tow a space station around. I think the asteroid was far larger than the station, and obviously its mass was far greater because its core was of naquadah.


I was thinking the samething, we have shown an ability to move massive objects, they can tow the thing to wherever they want. Although you would think the Goa'uld would have designed the Starbase to be moved (with a drive system) or towed fairly easily.

_Owen_
June 12th, 2005, 12:06 AM
That is not necesarily true, if you build a house, do you coun't on moving it across the continent? You may build in support beams (maneuvering thrusters) incase of small movements that you need to compensate for.

Owen Macri

6thMonolith
June 12th, 2005, 04:20 PM
That is not necesarily true, if you build a house, do you coun't on moving it across the continent? You may build in support beams (maneuvering thrusters) incase of small movements that you need to compensate for.

Owen Macri

But this is space, and as you've said, there's such thing as inertial dampeners.

TechnoWraith
June 12th, 2005, 04:26 PM
But this is space, and as you've said, there's such thing as inertial dampeners.

All you really need to do to move something in space is give it a good shove. A gao'uld mothership could easily provide the "shove". The problem comes with getting it to stop moving. (As well as navigating around treacherous areas of space. But it seems that the Starbase could be towed by a couple of Gao'uld motherships).

_Owen_
June 12th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Yes, a quick burst of kinetic energy would do it, allthough it would be moving incredibly slowly, so a tow through hyperspace would be more effective.

Owen Macri

TechnoWraith
June 12th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Would the Starbase survive a trip through hyperspace?

_Owen_
June 12th, 2005, 06:37 PM
It is likley, there is nothing that would stop it.

Owen Macri

6thMonolith
June 12th, 2005, 07:35 PM
It is likley, there is nothing that would stop it.

Owen Macri

Well, You gotta make sure that SOMETHING stops it:p. Remember Enemies?;)

_Owen_
June 12th, 2005, 08:48 PM
Lol, I meant that nothing would stop it from being towed in hyperspace, but that is a point that you need to keep in consideration as well. lol!

Owen Macri

theStormWeaver
June 13th, 2005, 02:52 PM
Personally, I think if they did use it, they (the Jaffa Nation) would probably use it for what it was built, a meeting place. I also think it has more purpose than that. Its kinda big for that single purpose. They could use it as a base of operations, similar to the Atlantis City Ship.

_Owen_
June 13th, 2005, 06:33 PM
I think if they do use it they will just use it as a "hall" for the High Preists.

Owen Macri

Hudson
June 14th, 2005, 07:36 AM
It has shields remember, it would survive the hyperspace trip. and not to get too off topic, but i think i remember the local star trek nut at school telling me the starbases can move

6thMonolith
June 14th, 2005, 01:40 PM
It has shields remember, it would survive the hyperspace trip. and not to get too off topic, but i think i remember the local star trek nut at school telling me the starbases can move

Hmmm......... I'll go check...

David
June 14th, 2005, 01:53 PM
Either way I hope we see it again. If there are no weapons on the thing now I'm sure that could change as quickly as one of the writers could deem that they now had some. It's such a cool design and could be of great strategic importance at some point.

_Owen_
June 14th, 2005, 04:46 PM
I think it is cool, and it could help in the defense of Earth, but in terms of defensive technology, I don't know how strong it would be.

Remember it was built as more of a meeting place, not a war base, so I don't know how advanced the weapons are, or if it even has any.

Owen Macri

TechnoWraith
June 14th, 2005, 04:51 PM
I'm sure a use for the Starbase will be found. Some creative uses could be:

-Penal colony
-Space condos
-Intergallactic convention center
-Zoo
-Giant Videogame Arcade
-Embassy
-Neutral Territory for resolving squabbles or disagreements between various parties.

Ok, so some choices are slight bit comical, (A Zoo? hahaha!) The uses are almost limitless. ;) :D

6thMonolith
June 14th, 2005, 04:55 PM
I have some:

-Deep space rest stop
-Tourist destination
-large, unused spacestation :P

_Owen_
June 14th, 2005, 04:56 PM
I like space condos, but I think the last two are most likley.

Owen Macri

theStormWeaver
June 15th, 2005, 11:42 AM
I agree with Owen, It'll probably be used as a meeting place. Sort of like the space station that was used to meet with the Cylons on Galactica. But It probably could be used as a battle station to defend some planet. I'm sure it wouldn't be to hard for the Jaffa (or whoever gets it first) to outfit it with weapons.

_Owen_
June 15th, 2005, 12:54 PM
No, it wouldn't be hard, but the problem is the design, it was built as a meeting place, it might not have a strong structure, it wasn't meant to be heavily involved in battles, even though it does have shields.

Owen Macri

6thMonolith
June 15th, 2005, 03:24 PM
It'd be pretty easy to turn it from a Goa'uld meeting place to a Jaffa meeting place. :)

_Owen_
June 15th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Lol, there would be so many renovations required, somewhere between zero, and zero... lol.

Owen Macri

Quakerbone
June 20th, 2005, 02:11 PM
As for moving it, recall Season 5- "Failsafe": SG-1 manages to keep a giant asteroid in hyperspace for a few seconds, just enough to pass Earth by- with only a Goa'Uld shuttle drive. The easiest way would simply be to start it moving, and then set up a hyperspace drive long enough to get to the destination.

_Owen_
June 20th, 2005, 02:16 PM
All they need to do is create a big enough hyperspace window and push it in, then tractor it to the destination.

Owen Macri

Chris O'Farrell
June 20th, 2005, 07:11 PM
Uhhhh guys, you DO realise the last we saw of it was a Replcator blockship approaching and Replicarter stabbing away happily? Its most likely it was consumed by the Replicators to build more of themselves, probably ripped appart and almost completly converted into replicator blocks...

_Owen_
June 20th, 2005, 08:49 PM
Lol, good point. I guess I didn't remember that, but you are probably right.

Oh well, just change the title of the thread to "Fate of the new Starbase."

Owen Macri