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HyperspaceDaemon
January 19th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Why was it so easy to open the door of the transporter where Sam and Zelenka were blocked ? For opening all the other doors it was necessary to use C4 .

It looks like a big inconsistency with the rest of the episode : all doors were supposed to be blocked by the system so that sick people wouldn't walk around and spread diseases. So it should have been impossible to manually open doors !

Avenger
January 19th, 2008, 04:14 PM
It was established that the doors were lighter than the rest. 4 people prying it open was enough to get it open. No inconsistency.

Mardius
January 19th, 2008, 04:18 PM
i theres also a difference between the emergency doors and the plain old teleporter room doors in terms of ease to force open

nosaj
January 19th, 2008, 04:41 PM
they did mention it, plus carter and radek are not the strongest members of the expidition and there wasnt really enough room in the transporters to get any strenght behind it

Detox
January 19th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Not to mention the fact that the emergency doors were designed to seal and stay shut, while transporter doors are just... well... doors.

Shan Bruce Lee
January 19th, 2008, 07:41 PM
It was established that the doors were lighter than the rest. 4 people prying it open was enough to get it open. No inconsistency.

That's the answer

Mitchell82
January 20th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Not to mention the fact that the emergency doors were designed to seal and stay shut, while transporter doors are just... well... doors.

Not to mention if they used C4 we'd have two members of the team splatterd all over the tranporter.

nosaj
January 21st, 2008, 09:18 AM
Not to mention if they used C4 we'd have two members of the team splatterd all over the tranporter.

very true

Ranlier
January 22nd, 2008, 12:17 PM
I think we can all tack it up to Sheppard+Lorne creating more force than Carter+Zalenka.

Amalthea
January 22nd, 2008, 12:56 PM
It also looked like there were better grippers on the outside of the door than on the inside.

stevearm07
January 22nd, 2008, 02:26 PM
I think we can put this one down to the writer's not really giving a crap and being lazy.

Huge glaring mistake. The 'weight' of a door has nothing to do with it anyway, if it's magnetically or mechanically sealed, it's SEALED.

Mitchell82
January 22nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
I think we can put this one down to the writer's not really giving a crap and being lazy.

Huge glaring mistake. The 'weight' of a door has nothing to do with it anyway, if it's magnetically or mechanically sealed, it's SEALED.

It makes a hell of a difference. The emergency doors are obviously alot heavier than the transport doors, hence the transporter doors are easier to force open.

stevearm07
January 22nd, 2008, 04:10 PM
It makes a hell of a difference. The emergency doors are obviously alot heavier than the transport doors, hence the transporter doors are easier to force open.

Emergency doors? Every single door in Atlantis you mean?

How convenient the transporter doors are lighter.

The ease in which the transporter door was forced open was laughable.

God forbid anyone accuses the writer's of being lazy though.

Mitchell82
January 22nd, 2008, 04:58 PM
Emergency doors? Every single door in Atlantis you mean?
That and the Blast Doors like the one in Mckay's lab.


How convenient the transporter doors are lighter.

The ease in which the transporter door was forced open was laughable.

God forbid anyone accuses the writer's of being lazy though.
They have always been lighter so it's not a recent development and it makes sense. Those doors are like elevator doors and should be able to be pried open in case of emergency.

Avenger
January 22nd, 2008, 06:22 PM
The ease in which the transporter door was forced open was laughable.


It took 4 people, including two very fit military man, a fit military woman, and a scientist, so no, it wasn't laughable.

stevearm07
January 22nd, 2008, 06:45 PM
It took 4 people, including two very fit military man, a fit military woman, and a scientist, so no, it wasn't laughable.

Yes it was, open your eyes and realise that SGA isn't perfect. Far from it.

They kept showing over and over people trying to force the doors open with NO effect whatsoever. Then all of a sudden, a couple of military personnel show up, grab on, then a quarter of a second later it's open.

Major_Griff
January 22nd, 2008, 06:55 PM
Yes it was, open your eyes and realise that SGA isn't perfect. Far from it.

They kept showing over and over people trying to force the doors open with NO effect whatsoever. Then all of a sudden, a couple of military personnel show up, grab on, then a quarter of a second later it's open.

Except that they said the transporter doors are lighter than the other doors. Why can't you get it through your head. We are talking about two completely different types of doors and it took four people to get them open. It may not be a great reason, but it was stated that they are lighter and would be easier to open.

Mitchell82
January 22nd, 2008, 10:04 PM
Yes it was, open your eyes and realise that SGA isn't perfect. Far from it.
I never said it was perfect but I also don't find new things to pick at with each episode. Try actually watching one without a magnifing glass.


They kept showing over and over people trying to force the doors open with NO effect whatsoever. Then all of a sudden, a couple of military personnel show up, grab on, then a quarter of a second later it's open.
We are talking about two different types of doors here how hard is that to understand! The doors on the transpoter are not as strong as the other doors! Geesh!

stevearm07
January 23rd, 2008, 03:16 AM
How convenient for the writing staff who can't write anything better. As usual.

Tupopoflungo
January 23rd, 2008, 03:22 AM
How convenient for the writing staff who can't write anything better. As usual.

If all you are going to do is whine, why do you watch the show? So you have something to gripe about?

Mitchell82
January 23rd, 2008, 11:53 AM
If all you are going to do is whine, why do you watch the show? So you have something to gripe about?

He has the right to gripe no matter how annoying it is.:mckay:

Avenger
January 23rd, 2008, 08:57 PM
How convenient for the writing staff who can't write anything better. As usual.

Would you have been happy if they hand a crowbar or something? What exactly do you expect them to do? The transporter doors aren't blast doors. How is that so horrible? Elevator doors in the real world can be forced open by people too.