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Rylor
May 3rd, 2011, 06:41 AM
Was anyone else a little disappointed that not a single person from the Novus colony wanted to stay aboard Destiny? I would have thought that traveling across the Universe with the "Ancestors" would be tempting for some of them.

carmencatalina
May 3rd, 2011, 06:53 AM
Yes, this is a very good point. What about the young man and woman from "Common Descent"? They were cool, and would have been fun to add.

Rylor
May 3rd, 2011, 07:00 AM
Yes, this is a very good point. What about the young man and woman from "Common Descent"? They were cool, and would have been fun to add.

Exactly, Jason and Ellie would have been on my list as well. They seemed very curious.

pbellosom
May 3rd, 2011, 07:06 AM
I was disappointed as well, especially as we now seem to be travelling through Novus settled space, it would be useful to have someone from their society. Plus it would be amazing sending a Novun (?) on the stones to Earth.

MattSilver 3k
May 3rd, 2011, 07:06 AM
I know, right? Though... I'm not shocked. I mean, the Lucians were a cool way of getting a few people on board, and we got one character who's sticking around (Varro), one villain (Simeon) and a love interest (Ginn), and there was like fifty-odd of them after the Incursion widdled down to eight... Hell, even Telford coming back after the Incursion was shafted back home.

But here was a pretty golden opportunity for maybe two or three new recurring characters that could have a role involved in their beliefs in the mission being passed down, diluted over the years or smeared by the Futuran/Taneran conflict, or a character who wants to explore the galaxies, or... I don't know, I just think a few more additions would've tied the Novan plot up nicely and let it linger on, like Varro's presence reminding us of the Lucian plot. Jason and Ellie would've been cool, but they just sorta stopped appearing halfway through Epilogue. Kinda sucks.

So yeah. Probably my biggest complaint of the entire storyline: no new characters despite ample opportunity. Then again, given how screwed up the Lucian thing turned out to be for new crew members, maybe it's best we didn't get about a dozen Novans, one a really awesome female love interest for Eli whose killed by a shady Novan and the Destiny crew makes friendly with another Novan who later turns out to be the last one left after Mallozzi decides to kill them all off in one swoop on some filler episode.

Ho hum.

Shylodog
May 3rd, 2011, 07:06 AM
I was. Would have thought SOMEONE would have stayed. And if not for Rush's and Eli's convo, I would have thought that the two no-names in Scott's group were a couple of 'em.

And Rush's comment about how Destiny wasn't a passenger ship? Seriously? While the group of descendents weren't much to look at, how many of them could have been engineers or physicists? And, quite frankly, the actual crew of the Destiny are little more than passengers that fiddle with stuff on-board. If they had never come along, Destiny would likelyu still be trucking along through FTL, charting gates and recording radiation.

thekillman
May 3rd, 2011, 07:14 AM
they could've used a Novan doctor

sholva1
May 3rd, 2011, 07:56 AM
meh this is the last season anyway no need time for new character arcs

gaguhan.galore
May 3rd, 2011, 09:30 AM
or, as rush pointed out, chances of meeting them again were pretty high.

"were" being the operative word.

out-of-universe explanation: damn talent fees

knowles2
May 3rd, 2011, 10:59 AM
I at least wanted Elle to stay.

Not really bothered about Jason. But Japanese guy was cool. But I think the writers ruin there opportunity to create a new civilization on the Destiny.

Gollumpus
May 3rd, 2011, 11:04 AM
They should have added, "Dronee". It would be the drone which wanted to go beyond its programming and see the universe through human eyes..

regards,
G.

pbellosom
May 3rd, 2011, 11:05 AM
they could've used a Novan doctor

They really could have. The fact that we never even saw the colony world either was really annoying.

gkyun
May 3rd, 2011, 11:19 AM
They really could have. The fact that we never even saw the colony world either was really annoying.

Probably 'cause they'd blown this week's budget for the space stuff and the sets and left very little for everything else. If you ask the TPTB, they'd say it was a money-saving measure since the colony bit is not central to this ep's story anyway, might as well make do without it.

LordRush
May 3rd, 2011, 11:24 AM
I kinda like the idea of having new faces around

The Destiny
May 3rd, 2011, 11:36 AM
still kinda disappointed we didn't even see something like a very short scene with Ellie, Jason and Yazu saying good-bye to the crew, and Novans ( mm.. a bit weird to turn Novus' inhabitants into Novans, but it works.. ) going through the gate in the background.

But ow well.. there are bigger things to be disappointed about than that. Just would've liked at least more than 1 line of dialogue about it.


If anyone I would have wanted Jason and Ellie to stay. Ellie was cute. and Jason.. he sort of tagged along with her. What was their relation by the way? Brother-sister? dating? I assume they were in a relationship. I noticed that when the drones arrived in 'Common Descent', Jason put his arm around Ellie's waist like a protective gesture.

Pond Hopper
May 3rd, 2011, 01:59 PM
I think I missed the part where they explained where all the Novans went, would anyone care to fill me in?

General Jumper One
May 3rd, 2011, 02:35 PM
If anyone I would have wanted Jason and Ellie to stay. Ellie was cute. and Jason.. he sort of tagged along with her. What was their relation by the way? Brother-sister? dating? I assume they were in a relationship. I noticed that when the drones arrived in 'Common Descent', Jason put his arm around Ellie's waste like a protective gesture.

going spelling Nazi on this one because I really hope no one would put his/her arm around someone's waste, word should be waist.

General Jumper One
May 3rd, 2011, 02:37 PM
I think I missed the part where they explained where all the Novans went, would anyone care to fill me in?

They were dropped off on the planet that the Novan ships are headed to.

geddarkstorm
May 3rd, 2011, 05:36 PM
Truthfully, having a ton of random "settler" people on board was done in SGA, we don't necessarily need that again, unless it's done in a totally new and interesting way.

But, in practical terms, it would have shot the budget through the roof. If SGU had been blazingly successful, we probably would have kept more Lucian and Novan faces, with some fun drama potentials there.

kimmyg
May 3rd, 2011, 05:51 PM
Ignoring real world production reality, it would have been nice to add Ellie and Jason on board Destiny. Even though they aren't steeped in technology of a higher order than their colony world (Common Descent) they have much more practical experience at growing food. They could have taken over that task or been placed in charge thereby becoming valuable members of Destiny's crew.

Shoot, Destiny just lost about 6 or 7 people in The Hunt. Young should consider that his crew count needed bumping up to an acceptable level by adding some Novans. The planet where they dropped them off at certainly had the advantage from Novus supplying technology and people for years. A doctor would have been a useful asset.

The Destiny
May 3rd, 2011, 06:27 PM
going spelling Nazi on this one because I really hope no one would put his/her arm around someone's waste, word should be waist.

woops, sorry, little mistake there. But then again English is not my first language.

garhkal
May 3rd, 2011, 06:31 PM
I think it might have been too problematic to have any stay..

SilenceOz
May 9th, 2011, 03:21 AM
The young girl should of stayed, add a friend the same age as Chloe and have a new girl for Eli would of been nice.

Shylodog
May 9th, 2011, 06:29 AM
The young girl should of stayed, add a friend the same age as Chloe and have a new girl for Eli would of been nice.

Meh. When all else fails, Eli's always got Barnes. ;)

Wayston
May 9th, 2011, 12:11 PM
did they leave the ship already?? because they were still with everyone on the drone infested planet right?

General Jumper One
May 9th, 2011, 03:45 PM
did they leave the ship already?? because they were still with everyone on the drone infested planet right?

they were dropped off before that