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2ndgenerationalteran
March 22nd, 2008, 12:29 AM
How about an episode where the team scientists finally go through trinkets that the original Lanteans left behind in their apartments when they stumble on a crystal that belonged to a very important Lantean high council member, the information has been classified (but for some reason not heavily encrypted). After going through it they get a location of a planet without a stargate where the Ancients revived one of their outdated energy generators which continuously provides the power of several ZPM getting Atlantis to far more than 100% powered, but was never used on Atlantis due to its enormous size (like the city actually can land on it, if you want to be adventurative the planet is built around the device).

Before the Ancients left an engineering team was being recalled when they almost had completed the generator. Their ship never made it back, and the Ancients at that point had no ships or resources left to confirm the authenticity or completion of the structure so it was over passed by the high council. Plus at that point the Ancients no longer wanted to be at war so they left.

The new commander allows one of the 304s to travel to the planet to check it out. When the 304 gets there the planet is uninhabited and the entire structure is complete. The new commander decides to relocate Atlantis once again and some scientists return to readjust the city systems to the new power source, a small contingent of marines and other scientist remain at the planet. When Atlantis arrives at the new planet, the structure is still there but the planet is far from uninhabited, a race of advanced people (tollan level?) are using the structure to power its own civilization built around the structure. The team is dumbstruck, not only have they lost a lot of power going there but also dont have enough power to return to New Lantea and live there comfortably, and several members of the expedition has vanished.

Xiphias
March 22nd, 2008, 12:57 AM
I am intrigued. Since I am not yet wise enough to give you green, I shall send you happy thoughts instead....

I_C_Ancients
March 22nd, 2008, 06:20 AM
How about an episode where the team scientists finally go through trinkets that the original Lanteans left behind in their apartments when they stumble on a crystal that belonged to a very important Lantean high council member, the information has been classified (but for some reason not heavily encrypted). After going through it they get a location of a planet without a stargate where the Ancients revived one of their outdated energy generators which continuously provides the power of several ZPM getting Atlantis to far more than 100% powered, but was never used on Atlantis due to its enormous size (like the city actually can land on it, if you want to be adventurative the planet is built around the device).

Before the Ancients left an engineering team was being recalled when they almost had completed the generator. Their ship never made it back, and the Ancients at that point had no ships or resources left to confirm the authenticity or completion of the structure so it was over passed by the high council. Plus at that point the Ancients no longer wanted to be at war so they left.

The new commander allows one of the 304s to travel to the planet to check it out. When the 304 gets there the planet is uninhabited and the entire structure is complete. The new commander decides to relocate Atlantis once again and some scientists return to readjust the city systems to the new power source, a small contingent of marines and other scientist remain at the planet. When Atlantis arrives at the new planet, the structure is still there but the planet is far from uninhabited, a race of advanced people (tollan level?) are using the structure to power its own civilization built around the structure. The team is dumbstruck, not only have they lost a lot of power going there but also dont have enough power to return to New Lantea and live there comfortably, and several members of the expedition has vanished.

Indeed quite interesting, maybe you should consult with TPTB:D

jasminaGo
March 22nd, 2008, 06:29 AM
It's a good idea. Better then some of the episodes we've seen in the past 4 seasons.

Dr.Mckay
March 22nd, 2008, 06:53 AM
Heh if TPTB ever had any of these ideas
atlantis would be renewed till season 20
>.>
also, if it had no stargate, or was never seeded life by the ancients, humans could never have set foot there, advance enough to be tollan level.

YutheGreat
March 22nd, 2008, 07:19 AM
Heh if TPTB ever had any of these ideas
atlantis would be renewed till season 20
>.>
also, if it had no stargate, or was never seeded life by the ancients, humans could never have set foot there, advance enough to be tollan level.

Well it is possible that the Gate was burried, taken away, or it was destroyed. It may also be possible that a totally different race landed there like the one in SG1.

It is an interesting story my question is how will it end are they to be another enemy or friend because it can go both ways right now. The problem with this race is how did they avoid detection from the Wraith?

Dr.Mckay
March 22nd, 2008, 08:23 AM
Well it is possible that the Gate was burried, taken away, or it was destroyed. It may also be possible that a totally different race landed there like the one in SG1.

It is an interesting story my question is how will it end are they to be another enemy or friend because it can go both ways right now. The problem with this race is how did they avoid detection from the Wraith?

If they were advanced enough to build a ship, then the Wraith must've known about them, therefore its improbable that they survived that long without wraith detection.
Doubt they will be enemy level because Tollan level tech isn't that high compared to the Ancient shield tech.
Also, 304s can detect life signs. When it went to check the planet out, they should've detected life signs.

chevron3
March 22nd, 2008, 09:25 AM
great idea!!! it would b nice 2 c some more exploring of the city

aquagirl
March 22nd, 2008, 10:45 AM
good idea but it needs work.:)

Fjord
March 22nd, 2008, 11:07 AM
very intersting idea..i would definitley tune iin to watch an episode like that....i bet an episode like that could easily push SGA back into the "Ancient Mysteries" that were so cool in season1

PG15
March 22nd, 2008, 11:41 AM
Kind of reminds me of Trinity.

But anyway, you got anymore on this idea? What's the resolution?

2ndgenerationalteran
March 22nd, 2008, 12:38 PM
usually when i come up with ideas i leave it open ended, so on the off chance someone does pick it up it would be interesting to see how it is resolved.

rens14
March 22nd, 2008, 02:03 PM
it would be a really cool idea for an episode much better than everybody getting sick all the time

Jeffala
March 22nd, 2008, 02:14 PM
Does Atlantis even have the power to relocate at this point?

They have a ZPM, but they were only able to lift off from Lantea by using a ZPM and supplemental power provided by the underwater drilling platform.

ablevins425
March 22nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Does Atlantis even have the power to relocate at this point?

They have a ZPM, but they were only able to lift off from Lantea by using a ZPM and supplemental power provided by the underwater drilling platform.


Yeah but there shields were up at full strength to protect from the replicator beam. And how much power can it really take to lift off a city into space? I mean I can do it at home with a couple of double a batteries and a stick of chewing gum.

Jeffala
March 22nd, 2008, 04:09 PM
Yeah but there shields were up at full strength to protect from the replicator beam.

Is there any indication that there are different levels of shields other than "on" and "off"?

GoSpikey
March 22nd, 2008, 04:39 PM
Is there any indication that there are different levels of shields other than "on" and "off"?

Maybe you can put them up at 50%, so when they are under attack, every other shot will only go through?

:mckay:


:D

sldghamr
March 22nd, 2008, 04:46 PM
to the original poster, i like the idea of find differents gizmo's left by the Ancients and see where they go with it. don't know about the whole power generation idea since it was done in the episode "Trinity".

Jeffala
March 22nd, 2008, 04:53 PM
Maybe you can put them up at 50%, so when they are under attack, every other shot will only go through?

:mckay:


:D

That wouldn't really surprise me. The Ancients may be smart but they have no sense at all.

GoSpikey
March 22nd, 2008, 06:27 PM
That wouldn't really surprise me. The Ancients may be smart but they have no sense at all.

We need to start doing the math about how many people have died cos of Ancient devices already, or how many times Ancients screwed up in the Galaxy in general...

That device from Sunday, do they know if the bomb thing is being created in a Wraith body?

If they could somehow make a special room on a planet that protects people outside it from radiation, where they could set the device in, and make sure it auto opens and locks, they might be able to use it against the Wraith? Ya know, just kidnap a few Wraith, Warriors accompanied by a Faced Wraith, or something alike, expose them till they carry the package (Keep them stunned, of course), drop them off near a Hive ship so they'll be picked up, and then: BOOM!

If you have a few teams working on capturing Wraith so you can affect many different Wraith and different Hives at about the same time... Could be fun, and unique, to see!

Plus something good could have come out of that ep, except for us laughing at Ronon's skills with a golf stick... "Just tell me where to put it and I'll do it..." *g*