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rust
June 7th, 2010, 02:33 AM
Why didn't any of the LA members bring any food, water or supplies when they entered the gate to Destiny? After all, they knew they would be going to a ship with no chance of getting home any time soon. So why wouldn't you bring food, water, clothing, a book or two, something other than guns, "just in case"?

Normally, I never "overthink" an episode of SGU, I just enjoy it for what it is mostly.. but a military operation willingly going there with no supplies is quite dumb. I get that they were under attack and had to hurry.. but they were already planning to gate to the ship, so it seems like they would have at least something ready to go.

Or maybe I'm just thinking too much about it. :P

late_wolfy
June 7th, 2010, 02:55 AM
I beleive they didn't really have any ready to take with them. They had to evacuate the planet through te gate very fast. It seemed even more rushed than the original evacuation from the Icarus planet the humans did. However, the SG personnel already seemed to have supplies near the startgate ready to take.

Maybe its all down to better 'project management' on the side of the Earth forces?

jmoz
June 7th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Why didn't any of the LA members bring any food, water or supplies when they entered the gate to Destiny? After all, they knew they would be going to a ship with no chance of getting home any time soon. So why wouldn't you bring food, water, clothing, a book or two, something other than guns, "just in case"?

Normally, I never "overthink" an episode of SGU, I just enjoy it for what it is mostly.. but a military operation willingly going there with no supplies is quite dumb. I get that they were under attack and had to hurry.. but they were already planning to gate to the ship, so it seems like they would have at least something ready to go.

Or maybe I'm just thinking too much about it. :P

The pyramid was being attacked and they rushed through the gate instead cause the pyramid was collapsing. They took what was close to the gate.

This has been answered I think. Maybe the mods can close this. Next time ask in the general episode discussion thread, more people frequent that. But you're new so you might not have known, it's all good.

thekillman
June 7th, 2010, 05:17 AM
the food was probably stashed a few rooms too far to take it with them in time. besides the LA has taken the supplies to take control over destiny, they'll figure out the rest later.

dgh64
June 7th, 2010, 05:41 AM
They knew from Telford that the SGC personnel on Destiny already had supplies, so once they took the ship they could take the supplies, too.

Spimman
June 7th, 2010, 06:51 AM
First, this wasn't the planned departure time.

Two, how do we know they didn't? They obviously brought some things with them, but likely not everything they wish they had.

dgh64
June 7th, 2010, 07:28 AM
At this point, with the water recycling system working and the hydroponics garden growing a small amount of food, and the ship stopping at planets periodically where they can get water and food, the only thing the LA would need to bring (the only thing they can't produce/acquire themselves once they're on Destiny) is ammunition, and maybe some medicine or something.

Major_Griff
June 7th, 2010, 07:36 AM
They only left when they did because the Hammond showed up. Their departure was as ill timed as the one from Icarus base.

xxxevilgrinxxx
June 7th, 2010, 08:12 AM
I don't think that they were prepared to leave at that time, plus, they may also know, or think they know, something about Destiny that the crew don't?

dgh64
June 7th, 2010, 09:06 AM
Well, they know how to unlock the doors, so we can assume they probably know other stuff. Turning the ship around and heading back to the MW would take another hundreds of thousands of years, but maybe they can at least tell the ship where to take them next?

Tuvok
June 7th, 2010, 10:45 PM
I don't think that they were prepared to leave at that time, plus, they may also know, or think they know, something about Destiny that the crew don't?

Thats True, I was waiting for Rush to say during their impromptu exit. You know having to run through the gate as everything explodes.

'' Here we go again.''

Phenomenological
June 8th, 2010, 01:15 AM
On a similar topic, the supplies will be stretched even thinner now they have an extra load of people on board.

Giantevilhead
June 8th, 2010, 01:53 AM
On a similar topic, the supplies will be stretched even thinner now they have an extra load of people on board.

What are you talking about? Plenty of people are probably going to die in the fighting between the two sides so they're going to be having the mystery meat loaf for weeks to come.

rust
June 8th, 2010, 01:53 AM
Sorry about not knowing where exactly to post this topic. I'm pretty new and have been scared away from posting for the most part... that's why when I do post, I try to do so sparingly. :D

Thanks for the replies everyone, I do appreciate it. It never crossed my mind that since they have technology to open the doors, that they could also know more about the ship and quite possibly know where to get/manufacture supplies.

YutheGreat
June 8th, 2010, 05:40 AM
I was actually happy having a a full force of Lucian Alliance troops on board. They were carrying a lot of guns and ammo enough to arm everyone for two seasons worth of ground fighting.

I think Kiva has some supplies even if its a few days worth she just wants to use Young's supply first also how are they gonna get the supplies? Will Young send men to bring the supplies to Kiva's or will Young open the infirmary for Kiva's men? either way it is an opportunity to do damage.

pipi
June 8th, 2010, 07:11 AM
i'm actually quite disappointed at the Icarus preparations. Ever heard of a pallet? And an electric powered pallet jack thing that supermarkets have. Everything could have been placed into a nice neat square, they could have stacked loads of stuff on it.

xxxevilgrinxxx
June 8th, 2010, 07:38 AM
I was actually happy having a a full force of Lucian Alliance troops on board. They were carrying a lot of guns and ammo enough to arm everyone for two seasons worth of ground fighting.

I think Kiva has some supplies even if its a few days worth she just wants to use Young's supply first also how are they gonna get the supplies? Will Young send men to bring the supplies to Kiva's or will Young open the infirmary for Kiva's men? either way it is an opportunity to do damage.I like that the military will now have access to whatever weaponry Kiva brought with her and that now they've got access to those door-openers, maybe they'll be able to access parts of the ship that they couldn't before?


i'm actually quite disappointed at the Icarus preparations. Ever heard of a pallet? And an electric powered pallet jack thing that supermarkets have. Everything could have been placed into a nice neat square, they could have stacked loads of stuff on it.If the Icarus expedition had gone off as planned, maybe they would have?

Avenger
June 8th, 2010, 06:25 PM
They weren't ready to go through the gate, thus didn't have all their supplies ready to go. Plus, with premature dialing causing the planet to go critical, they didn't really have time to go get stuff since the planet was about to blow up. It was a case of grab what you can and get through the gate, ASAP.

pipi
June 9th, 2010, 12:02 AM
I like that the military will now have access to whatever weaponry Kiva brought with her and that now they've got access to those door-openers, maybe they'll be able to access parts of the ship that they couldn't before?

If the Icarus expedition had gone off as planned, maybe they would have?

If they were going to use pallets they would already have those wooden things in place before stacking gear on the side. They just did the same thing as they did with Atlantis.

shipper hannah
June 9th, 2010, 01:36 AM
The base was attacked so they took whatever they could carry.