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July 17th, 2004, 05:43 PM
From ZPEnergy.com:


Zero Point Energy goes Hollywood!
Posted on Saturday, July 17 @ 17:08:40 PDT by vlad

rastahal writes: Following the progress of Zero Point Energy and it's
potential over the years, I've often entertained the thought that the
concept of ZPE would some day make the perfect power source for
Hollywood science fiction screen writers.

Because of it's foundation in science, the concept of ZPE would give
screenwriters a break from writing more "techno babble" to support a
story line. And because you don't have to carry ZPE during space
travel and it's available anywhere, it would seem easy to incorporate
this concept into science fiction in a big way.

Many of us science fiction fans have seen Hollywood use just about
everything as a fuel source. As I grew up, nuclear fuel seems to have
been the most favored energy source for past Hollywood writers, and
that seemed to make sense as it had a growing place of importance as
a viable fuel source in our own reality.

But strange Hollywood energy offshoots abound, everything from Star
Trek's dilithium crystals to the current Stargate SG-1's naquida

But now it seems our beloved ZPE has found a home in Hollywood!

Being a fan of SciFi channel's Stargate series, I was eager to watch
the premier of the first Stargate spin-off, Stargate Atlantis.

As the story begins, they learn that to get to "Atlantis" through the
stargate, it will take much more power than usual…nothing strange
there! But, imagine my surprise when the subject of possible power
sources was discussed and, lo and behold, the power source of choice
was zero point energy!

One of the characters had to explain the concept a bit to the others
and I'm glad to report that what he said wasn't just techno babble,
it was obvious to this viewer that someone had researched the
subject. Energy from the vacuum was used as a description as was
energy from space-time!

As the story progresses and they discover Atlantis, the power source
of this "lost city of the Ancients" is discovered to be…you got it …
zero point energy!
The show uses the term ZPM, an analogy for Zero Point Module.

Obviously, depending on this show's success, we will hear many more
references to some form of ZPE, on this show and hopefully others in
the future. It's my belief that this kind of public exposure to the
concept of zero point energy is very good for our cause…so tune in
and check it out!

Stargate Atlantis – SciFi Channel – Friday – 9PM




Richard Dean Anderson Fans

July 17th, 2004, 05:47 PM
I always thought it was an original idea, I guess not.

July 17th, 2004, 07:36 PM
When I heard 'zero point' a month or so ago, i spent nearly an hour researching it ::g::

July 18th, 2004, 06:03 AM
More Zero Point energy:

http://www.seaspower.com/latestnews.htm listen to the interviews.


Chevron 1
July 18th, 2004, 07:50 AM
Hmmm...perhaps the SGC can make their own ZPM based on this tech, and sent it through to Atlantis Base.

Just a thought

July 19th, 2004, 06:32 PM
great article. I knew about it, but I haven't heard much about zero point energy before. Hopefully they're right and Atlantis will change that.