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sdermot
July 19th, 2004, 09:40 AM
ok, maybe this has already been discussed, and maybe I just missed something obvious, but how did they get a gate address to another planet so quickly when they decided to do recon for another power device? aren't there millions of possible combinations...and they get a connection on the first try? unless, of course, I missed something and they somehow had a viable address.

Somewhat off topic, but since I'm asking questions...when does this take place in the Stargate SG-1 universe. I ask only because Dr. Weir makes a comment early on about putting together a team to go to Atlantis over several months. I was under the assumption that SGA takes place during the same time line as SG-1...though it seems that the events may actually be a couple of months in the future (I'm not sure if this makes sense to anyone but me, so I apologize if I'm rambling and you can now go back to your regularly scheduled programing :) )

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 09:40 AM
Atlantis computers have a list of addresses.

Ugly Pig
July 19th, 2004, 09:41 AM
ok, maybe this has already been discussed, and maybe I just missed something obvious, but how did they get a gate address to another planet so quickly when they decided to do recon for another power device?
The Atlantis control console contained a database of known stargate addresses.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 09:42 AM
The Atlantis control console contained a database of known stargate addresses.
Beat you to it :p

Ugly Pig
July 19th, 2004, 09:45 AM
Beat you to it :p
Dang. :)

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 09:46 AM
I had the same thought. It is rediculous to think they could do that. I think they kinda joked about it, the young soldier dude was told to "burn in" the coordinates the ships took off into his memory. Later, they said with the 6 addresses there were 140 possible combinations.


I remember a conversation about this, and I think the pressure the Gua'uld were putting on Earth to come up with a defence (because they were going to test them, thinking the Asgard fell asleep) is what made Gen. MacGyver authorize the whole deal to happen immediately.
What are you talking about, sdermot is talking about how they found the address to Teyla's planet.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 09:46 AM
EYU86 is just happy because he won for a change. I always beat him:D

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 09:46 AM
EYU86 is just happy because he won for a change. I always beat him:D
Quiet you ;)

aschen
July 19th, 2004, 09:50 AM
[QUOTE=sdermot]Somewhat off topic, but since I'm asking questions...when does this take place in the Stargate SG-1 universe. I ask only because Dr. Weir makes a comment early on about putting together a team to go to Atlantis over several months.[QUOTE]

I'm glad someone asked, actually. Technically these two "universes," as they're called, can't completely co-exist with one another. This is due to writers who can sometimes be little *****es. ;);)

However... *raises finger like the scholar I am* I believe that they are both in the same time frame. Weir said that she had assembled a team, yes, but she didnt' say WHEN they were leaving.

Ugly Pig
July 19th, 2004, 09:51 AM
Technically these two "universes," as they're called, can't completely co-exist with one another.
What are you talking about??

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 09:52 AM
A few months I guess. First they were talking about getting permission to go there in New Order. If Weir started working on her team then(or in The Lost City) and DJ had to translate everything once he got there.... so atleast a few months, maybe 3.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 09:52 AM
What are you talking about??
He's talking about SG1 vs Atlantis.

And he's wrong.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 09:53 AM
Umm.. it was 720 combinations for 6 symbols, I think thats what I heard.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 09:53 AM
Umm.. it was 720 combinations for 6 symbols, I think thats what I heard.

Sheppard said 720 yes.

Ugly Pig
July 19th, 2004, 09:54 AM
He's talking about SG1 vs Atlantis.

And he's wrong.
Thank you. That's about what I figured.

VirtualCLD
July 19th, 2004, 09:58 AM
Later, they said with the 6 addresses there were 140 possible combinations.



It was 720 possible combinations, 6! or 6 factorial. They either corss-refferenced it with the database of addresses in the Ancient computer (no not a 486 DX 33MHz) next tot he DHD or they tried all 720 (doubtful). Shepard did say, "take away the ones you can't get a lock on and that's your one" (paraphrased). Did he suggest to go through all 720? That would be a lot. Later McKay said something to the fact that "It's the only one we could get a lock on" making it sound like theytried all of them. Why not use the database right there?!?! (I could have misinterpretted that scene)


EDIT: ARGH!! I'm too slow!

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 09:59 AM
[QUOTE=deluzion]Later, they said with the 6 addresses there were 140 possible combinations.
QUOTE]


It was 720 possible combinations, 6! or 6 factorial. They either corss-refferenced it with the database of addresses in the Ancient computer (no not a 486 DX 33MHz) next tot he DHD or they tried all 720 (doubtful). Shepard did say, "take away the ones you can't get a lock on and that's your one" (paraphrased). Did he suggest to go through all 740? That would be a lot. Later McKay said something to the fact that "It's the only one we could get a lock on" making it sound like theytried all of them. Why not use the database right there?!?! (I could have misinterpretted that scene)

I'm sure there's a search function in the database :)

TechnoBoY
July 19th, 2004, 10:27 AM
In one part of the premiere I was wondering why they didnt ask that boy who said he knew some. When they wanted to leave before Atlantis imploded. They wanted to dial out.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 10:28 AM
Asked him what? He was going towards the DHD when Atlantis started rising.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 10:28 AM
duh? :)