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YutheGreat
August 16th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Why were there only 8 replicators? I expected Niams faction to be at least bigger. The standard Aurora has hundreds of crew members. I know a lot of them were destroyed but they can reproduce. What do you think?:weir:

Are there others hiding in subspace?

naamiaiset
August 16th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Are there others hiding in subspace?
I hope not. this episode needs to be the end to the whole replicator mess. (my opinion) if there's a S6 though, I wouldn't be surprised if more show up.

Agent_Dark
August 16th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Weir was probably keeping a tight rein on her power. Those that didn't agree with her were destroyed.

YutheGreat
August 16th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Weir was probably keeping a tight rein on her power. Those that didn't agree with her were destroyed.

I do not think it is a Weir thing to do.

Agent_Dark
August 16th, 2008, 09:02 PM
I do not think it is a Weir thing to do.

why not? she knows as well as anyone else - probably more - how big a problem the replicators are. If any were getting restless and showing that behaviour, she should have definitely destroyed them quick smart.

Stormtrooper
August 16th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Maybe the others were lost in subspace or trying to get to subspace?

cynatnite
August 16th, 2008, 10:33 PM
why not? she knows as well as anyone else - probably more - how big a problem the replicators are. If any were getting restless and showing that behaviour, she should have definitely destroyed them quick smart.

Yep, she'll put a hand in your head if you misbehave.

melfan
August 17th, 2008, 01:37 AM
They where on the run, Oberoth may had the rest destoryed and only 8 survived and that was all who where left after Atlantis blew up Their homeworld

kymeric
August 17th, 2008, 03:47 AM
We saw an entire atlantis full of replicator rebels destroyed, and they said Oberoth killed or reprogrammed most of them. 8 is realistic.

BubblingOverWithIdeas
August 17th, 2008, 08:49 AM
And while I doubt that Weir killed any, it's in-character for her to have imposed a stricture on replication. Can't trust that the new Replicators would be of the same mind as them anyway, and their focus was on ascension rather than reproduction.

perkin127
August 18th, 2008, 12:32 AM
why not 8, i dont think they could have made the episode be realistic if they had any more i mean, if just weir sent the city into chaos ang more than 8 and it surely atlantis would have just expolded or something!

Skydiver
August 18th, 2008, 04:31 AM
8 extras was probably all the budget would allow for :)

in terms of the story, if weir had brought 39 of her best robot friends, that'd be a lot to handle on the screen as well as be rather threatening. while 8 is more managable and affordable

andromeda_dan
August 18th, 2008, 12:33 PM
it looks like, counting from the bodies on board the warship's bridge scene as the camera pans and scans around before the camera focused on repli-Weir and said 'we can begin', there were only 8 on board. It may be likely that the 8 were the only ones left that Oberoth wasnt able to capture. The warship they escape in was also likely disassembled for parts for building the euipment and machine that help them with their version of ascension.