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redrama9
November 4th, 2007, 07:18 AM
Since when does removing the control crystal of a DHD affect dialling the gate with another DHD. In the past the jumper can dial the gate even if the planet doesn't have a DHD at all. In 205 - Condemned that planet didn't have a DHD and we know the jumper can dial the earth gate so what is going on? Did the writers recognise this problem but chose to disregard it? If so wouldn’t it have been better not to acknowledge it in the episode at all.

Mattathias2.0
November 4th, 2007, 07:28 AM
I'll have to rewatch this episode to fully understand. I am slightly unsure why.

Shan Bruce Lee
November 4th, 2007, 09:15 AM
well they were forgetting everything anyway :)

marty2006
November 4th, 2007, 09:43 AM
Not sure, perhaps its different on atlantis, maybe it renders the entire gate inactive, sort of like having the television turned off and trying to turn the channel with the remote control, just throwing out ideas here, i dont know myself

Rosehawk
November 4th, 2007, 09:43 AM
Doesn't the removal of the control crystal prevent them from dialing Earth?

There is some reference in Home S1, might have to watch that episode again to be sure. ;)

Tibit
November 4th, 2007, 10:11 AM
They didn't say remove the DHD's control crystal, they said remove the Gate's control crystal. Without the DHD one, they can just use another DHD one, without the Gate's one, they are S.O.L.

redrama9
November 4th, 2007, 10:50 AM
They didn't say remove the DHD's control crystal, they said remove the Gate's control crystal. Without the DHD one, they can just use another DHD one, without the Gate's one, they are S.O.L.

your right they did say gate control crystal. I suppose they did mention the gate having crystals before when tealc got stuck in the gate so they didn't just come up with that foir this episode which is good. I didn't think they said DHD i just thought they said control crystal so yeah that solves that thanks.

Mitchell82
November 4th, 2007, 08:23 PM
your right they did say gate control crystal. I suppose they did mention the gate having crystals before when tealc got stuck in the gate so they didn't just come up with that foir this episode which is good. I didn't think they said DHD i just thought they said control crystal so yeah that solves that thanks.

Yeah the gates have super conductive crystals that make the wormhole so by removing that, it's just a nice decoration.;)

Avenger
November 5th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Not sure, perhaps its different on atlantis, maybe it renders the entire gate inactive, sort of like having the television turned off and trying to turn the channel with the remote control, just throwing out ideas here, i dont know myself

I've always thought the same thing.

Mitchell82
November 6th, 2007, 03:15 PM
I've always thought the same thing.

Mabey but they removed the gates controll crystal not the dhd's.

Avenger
November 6th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Then it's not even an issue.

Mitchell82
November 8th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Then it's not even an issue.

Exactly. No controll crystal the gate is just a very expensive and really nice decoration nothing more.

CJ Master
December 2nd, 2009, 03:30 PM
Not sure, perhaps its different on atlantis, maybe it renders the entire gate inactive, sort of like having the television turned off and trying to turn the channel with the remote control, just throwing out ideas here, i dont know myself

More accurate analogy would be having two remotes, removing the batteries from one remote and the other one stops working.

(Yes, I know they removed the gates CC. The analogy was just bugging me. :P )