The following vast accumulation of text you're about to read is the fruit born of numerous discussions between myself and fellow GW member Mr. Oragahn. A lot of this information has appeared on this board before but a lot of it is also new. Rather than have everything spread out all over the place and/or see the same topics rehashed again thread after thread we felt that collecting everything into one thread like this would be of benfit to the tech forum here, and anyone who might have questions that have already been answered in the past.
The goal of this thread is to provide an in depth description of each aspect of a Wraith hiveship, be it about its technology, life inside it or the command hierarchy. We'll also get into some bits and pieces of other Wraith tech and society as well but we felt it best to focus on the hiveship to start since it's the central point to Wraith society and we know more about it than we do anything else.
We hope that this thread will serve as a sort of living encyclopedia that documents what we have come to know/believe about hiveships, and some other side bits of Wraith tech, as the series progresses. Participation and discussion of these topics is strongly encouraged. Despite this grand thread of hugeness we're not here to lecture anyone about the right or wrong way to look at this. It's a sci-fi show with a lot of contradicting ifnormation so there's bound to be some differences of opnion. This is good for everyone so long as discussion remains civil, logical, based on canon evidence and aimed at arriving at the most likely or reasonable conclusion as opposed to pushing some sort of pro or anti Wraith agenda.
If you feel that some portion of what follows doesn't quite sound right to you by all means speak up and articulate why. We're interested in getting a discussion going and fairly confidant that we can justify every conclusion that's made here so if you want to hear more about why we concluded X or Y by all means ask. That said if your complaint is going to ring to the tune of "it's just a TV show" please post in another thread not in a forum dedicated to discussing the fictional science and tech of Stargate. Yes everyone knows it's just a fictional TV show and you're not scoring any sort of cool points by pointing that out to us foolish misguided nerds.
Ok on with the actual content.
This is going to be divided up into a series of posts for organizational purposes. the idea is these posts will be edited when new information comes out, someone raises a point that merits changing something, or we all get sick of the font style. There's also going to be a few blank posts at the end of the series I'm about to post. DO NOT BE ALARMED, these are simply there to give space for future information that may need to be added to the main collection at the front as the thread grows. The reasoning behind this should be obvious. People who come to this thread looking for information would rather not have to read how ever many pages when they could instead just read everything condnsed cleanly into the first few posts.
With that said lets get this show rolling.