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Womble
April 9th, 2007, 09:16 AM
Just some questions I'm wondering about:

1)Was it ever shown what kind of personal weapons (as in handguns, rifles, etc.) the Aschen use? Are they projectile-based or directed energy-based weapons?

2)I seem to remember (god knows where from) that the Hebridian ships shown in "Space race" were mentioned as having sonic weapons. Is that correct? (And if it is, what kind of sense does it make? Sonic weapons can't work in space).

3) Is it possible to figure out a planet's location in space by knowing its gate address?

neoncrazy101
April 9th, 2007, 09:20 AM
3A: yes.

talyn2k1
April 9th, 2007, 10:31 AM
Just some questions I'm wondering about:

1)Was it ever shown what kind of personal weapons (as in handguns, rifles, etc.) the Aschen use? Are they projectile-based or directed energy-based weapons?

I *think* the Aschen weapons were shown in 2010 when SG-1 were trying to send the message through the gate and had to assault the Aschen security forces in order to do that.
Maybe some one could confirm that.


2)I seem to remember (god knows where from) that the Hebridian ships shown in "Space race" were mentioned as having sonic weapons. Is that correct? (And if it is, what kind of sense does it make? Sonic weapons can't work in space).

Searched Gateworld's transcript of 'Space Race' and there is no mention of the word 'sonic'.


3) Is it possible to figure out a planet's location in space by knowing its gate address?

Yes it is. In 'Evolution, Part 1' Jacob/Selmak uses Tok'ra star mapping technology to work out the location of Tartarus. And as the gate address is just made up of star constellations it stands to reason a gate address can be used. Also, in 'Memento' when the Prometheus' engines malfunction, they work out the location of the nearest planet with a Stargate using the gate address database.

LookSmart
April 9th, 2007, 10:34 AM
Maybe there weapons were like railguns,capable of accelerating projectile weapons 10 fold of what there normally capable of.That would explain there term for "sonic weapons".

Calhoun
April 9th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Just some questions I'm wondering about:

1)Was it ever shown what kind of personal weapons (as in handguns, rifles, etc.) the Aschen use? Are they projectile-based or directed energy-based weapons?

The Aschen prefer biological weapons for their enemies, used at long range (like the bio-bomb they tried to send through the stargate to Earth in "2001"), and have little need for hand weapons. But like talyn2k1 said, we saw energy weapons in the 'gate terminal at the end of "2010" which might well be Aschen (assuming they weren't reverse-engineered Ancient or Goa'uld weapons). Either way, the Aschen don't have loud projectile-based guns like us; at the start of "2010", the Aschen were unhappy with the loud bangs of our guns during the ceremony.


2)I seem to remember (god knows where from) that the Hebridian ships shown in "Space race" were mentioned as having sonic weapons. Is that correct? (And if it is, what kind of sense does it make? Sonic weapons can't work in space).

The crashed Hebridian ship in season 6's "Forsaken" had a sonic weapon, which was like a really loud, high-pitched intruder alert intended to stop anyone from breaking into the prison transport.


3) Is it possible to figure out a planet's location in space by knowing its gate address?

Yeah. The gate address is the planet's coordinates (at least, the first six symbols are; the seventh is the point of origin, and only applies if you're travelling by stargate).

Mister Oragahn
April 9th, 2007, 03:56 PM
The crashed Hebridian ship in season 6's "Forsaken" had a sonic weapon, which was like a really loud, high-pitched intruder alert intended to stop anyone from breaking into the prison transport.


The Ceberus I believe, same ship used by Warrick in season 7, for the Kon Garat loop race.

ur uncle urgo
April 9th, 2007, 04:00 PM
yes in space race i believe im not sure it wasnt a sonic wave it was a comm wave that ended up overloading the other ships engines and everything.

Tanis
April 12th, 2007, 01:15 AM
What is that? (to see the image link)

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w136/SetMaat/DanielJackson/Daniel%20Archaeology/message.jpg

123NotIt
April 12th, 2007, 07:01 AM
What is that? (to see the image link)

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w136/SetMaat/DanielJackson/Daniel%20Archaeology/message.jpg

what's that a cap from?

Master_Templar
April 12th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Appears to be a hand holding a pencil.

ZakeD
April 13th, 2007, 12:06 AM
what's that a cap from?

I think it's from message in a bottle..the microscopic writing on the device.

Edit: Yep, it is.

Dutch_Razor
April 13th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Just some questions I'm wondering about:

1)Was it ever shown what kind of personal weapons (as in handguns, rifles, etc.) the Aschen use? Are they projectile-based or directed energy-based weapons?

2)I seem to remember (god knows where from) that the Hebridian ships shown in "Space race" were mentioned as having sonic weapons. Is that correct? (And if it is, what kind of sense does it make? Sonic weapons can't work in space).

3) Is it possible to figure out a planet's location in space by knowing its gate address?

The sense is that it is a prison ship and prison ships have to land to transfer prisoners, it'd be handy to have a non-lethal weapon when there is a prison uprising.

VSHARMA
April 13th, 2007, 02:18 PM
Just some questions I'm wondering about:

1)Was it ever shown what kind of personal weapons (as in handguns, rifles, etc.) the Aschen use? Are they projectile-based or directed energy-based weapons?

The Aschen use Biogenic Weapon




2)I seem to remember (god knows where from) that the Hebridian ships shown in "Space race" were mentioned as having sonic weapons. Is that correct? (And if it is, what kind of sense does it make? Sonic weapons can't work in space).

Spoilers from Counterstrike
The Hebridan has fallen to the Ori. So maybe Sonic weapons can't work in space



3) Is it possible to figure out a planet's location in space by knowing its gate address?

Yep. Carter has said a few times she could roughly work out a planets location using gate Symbols. I believe this was the method that the Daedalus found Atlantis. Also Daniel states this in 'Promethus Unbound'.