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CptOats
July 24th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Why don't hive ships attack the team with tentacles when they get on them every other episode?

Mitchell82
July 24th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Why don't hive ships attack the team with tentacles when they get on them every other episode?

Because by the point it's a ship there arent any tentacles.

CptOats
July 24th, 2008, 10:17 AM
when they go in the hives there is still tentacles like the places they hold prisoners

jenks
July 24th, 2008, 10:19 AM
IIRC the consciousness is only needed whilst the ship is growing, once the ship is completed they probably stop it from having a mind of its own, could be problematic.

CptOats
July 24th, 2008, 10:23 AM
yeah but the ship is still alive cause it has to regenerate damage so couldn't the driver just tell it to scoop up any humans in the tentacles?

jenks
July 24th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Plants are alive and regrow, but you can't tell them things.

CptOats
July 24th, 2008, 10:41 AM
i thought it was a ship not a plant

Naonak
July 24th, 2008, 10:50 AM
jenks' post was an analogy.

FallenAngelII
July 24th, 2008, 11:36 AM
I don't even think Hives need humans. For one thing, why would it need a human carrier if it doesn't sustain itself on human tissue but sources of raw energy? After all, Jennifer didn't lose any internal organs or body parts, it just grew out of her... using electricity (or whatever it is they use in Atlantis).

Under normal conditions, it doesn't need someone to share its mind to help it differentiate friend from foe.

It just jumped into Jennifer because its containment vessel broke and it was dying or felt that there wasn't enough energy to help it grow or whatever and thought it best to find a carrier.

That or Michael might have been experimenting on a new kind of Hive ship.

Avenger
July 24th, 2008, 05:04 PM
There's a possibility that what we saw in "The Seed" was a modified version of what the Wraith use to make their ships given Michael's affinity for tinkering with things.