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Ser Scot A Ellison
May 4th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Okay, from the sneak peak we see that the Drones are blockading all the stargates left in this galaxy. So, why stay in this Galaxy? Their tanks are as full as they can get push out of the plane of the ecliptic and head for another Galaxy. Fill up again work on food and water then head back, by the most direct path possible to Destiny's orginal course.

morbosfist
May 4th, 2011, 07:52 AM
That assumes they have the food and water supplies to get that far.

Rylor
May 4th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Maybe Destiny needs to refuel again at the edge of the galaxy before it can proceed to the next one. The drones would probably prevent that attempt.

Ser Scot A Ellison
May 4th, 2011, 08:24 AM
Morbo,

Freeze most of the crew during the sidetrip.

Rylor,

In the last intergalactic transit they didn't. So head for the galaxy nearest to the new course outside of he plane of the ecliptic.

thekillman
May 4th, 2011, 08:57 AM
in Sabotage Destiny refuelled at the last possible system to make the final jump


besides we don't know where the nearest galaxy is. it could be too far.

Steelbox
May 4th, 2011, 09:01 AM
Okay, from the sneak peak we see that the Drones are blockading all the stargates left in this galaxy. So, why stay in this Galaxy? Their tanks are as full as they can get push out of the plane of the ecliptic and head for another Galaxy. Fill up again work on food and water then head back, by the most direct path possible to Destiny's orginal course.

Since they can control Destiny they can simple stay in orbit of a planet like Novus. Collect food, water.

The Destiny
May 4th, 2011, 09:04 AM
the edge is probably still far away, and even if they make it there on 1 tank of gas, they are going to have to refuel as close to the edge as possible. Destiny barely made the last few intergalactic jumps.

blackluster
May 4th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Morbo,

Freeze most of the crew during the sidetrip.
This actually has insane time skip story writing potential. Crew goes into stasis and Destiny starts a low power drift past the heaviest drone activity. It would never be done but the potential for storytelling is hilarious. Crew wakes up 50 million years later. What would Earth and the entire Milky Way be like? Would Destiny's crew be the last humans left in the universe?

Ser Scot A Ellison
May 4th, 2011, 10:42 AM
Destiny,


the edge is probably still far away, and even if they make it there on 1 tank of gas, they are going to have to refuel as close to the edge as possible. Destiny barely made the last few intergalactic jumps.

You're thinking two dimensionally. Rather than only move on the X/Y axis they start the jump to an new Galaxy on the Z axis. Heading "Up" to the nearest Galaxy that is above the current Galaxy's ecliptic plain.

thekillman
May 4th, 2011, 10:57 AM
but what if the closest galaxy is further than Destiny can travel without drifting 2000 years? regardless of orientation?

Quetzocoetl
May 4th, 2011, 11:02 AM
Going off of Destiny's beaten path runs the very real risk of ending up in a galaxy without any Stargates...effectively cutting off most of their means of gathering supplies.

If we assume for a moment that Destiny heads "up" until it's out of the galactic plane then heads towards the galaxy Destiny already planned on going to...then they run the risk of running out of enough power to fuel the FTL drive...even if all other systems are shut down, they are still flying "high" enough to leave the plane, the remaining length of the galaxy and the distance between this galaxy and the next, all without any chances to refuel.

The Destiny
May 4th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Destiny,



You're thinking two dimensionally. Rather than only move on the X/Y axis they start the jump to an new Galaxy on the Z axis. Heading "Up" to the nearest Galaxy that is above the current Galaxy's ecliptic plain.

Fair enough, they don't need to go to the horizontal edge. But another galaxy is not necessarily closer from such an angle.

However it just struck me that it will also depend on how the seedships travelled. What if the seedships followed a relatively horizontal route. If they go to another galaxy by travelling vertically they will probably encounter a galaxy without gates, making travel extremely difficult, because they won't know where the planets and stars exactly are, or which are habitable.

Ser Scot A Ellison
May 4th, 2011, 11:36 AM
thekillman,


but what if the closest galaxy is further than Destiny can travel without drifting 2000 years? regardless of orientation?

Skeleton crew or freeze everyone with a preprogramed flight path. Let Destiny drift to a star that it can refuel from. Instead of devoting energy to life support it can devote energy to the stasis pods.

Destiny,


Fair enough, they don't need to go to the horizontal edge. But another galaxy is not necessarily closer from such an angle.

However it just struck me that it will also depend on how the seedships travelled. What if the seedships followed a relatively horizontal route. If they go to another galaxy by travelling vertically they will probably encounter a galaxy without gates, making travel extremely difficult, because they won't know where the planets and stars exactly are, or which are habitable.

See above. That's why they should use the Statsis pods.

blackluster
May 4th, 2011, 11:47 AM
What Destiny needs is a good old fashioned decoy. Something that looks big and juicy enough to draw off all the drones.

morbosfist
May 4th, 2011, 12:01 PM
They can't just arbitrarily pick a new galaxy to go to. The seed ships are going in one direction. There would be no gates, no plotted path, nothing to guide them. They have no choice but to follow the seed ships, and that means going past the drones.

Ser Scot A Ellison
May 4th, 2011, 12:01 PM
blackluster,


What Destiny needs is a good old fashioned decoy. Something that looks big and juicy enough to draw off all the drones.

Or a weapon that packs a really big punch but doesn't draw too much power. Since projectiles seem to be effective could they produce some sort of fast moving penetrator? Then a Mass driver to fire it? It would be EM inert and the Control Ship may not see it coming.

Then Eli could take over the remaining drones and build up a fighter force for Destiny to defend against the other control ships?

Morbo,

Hence, the stasis pods.

garhkal
May 4th, 2011, 03:08 PM
I was thinking of just reversing course.. going back a few planets or so, to where we DID have good 'food gathering" opportunities, stay there a little while using only shuttles to gather food and water with, till we would be stocked up enough do just do that "run past the border'..

morbosfist
May 4th, 2011, 04:22 PM
They need to recharge and the drones are blocking every star. If they went back, they'd be using power. I doubt they can even get out of the galaxy without using up their reserves.

Ser Scot A Ellison
May 5th, 2011, 04:35 AM
Morbo,


They need to recharge and the drones are blocking every star. If they went back, they'd be using power. I doubt they can even get out of the galaxy without using up their reserves.

Which prompts the question about whether they are better charged than usual after refueling in the Blue supergiant.

Rylor
May 5th, 2011, 04:39 AM
Morbo,



Which prompts the question about whether they are better charged than usual after refueling in the Blue supergiant.

I would say no, since the battery capacity remains the same.

garhkal
May 5th, 2011, 02:15 PM
True.. but it would be interesting as heck to see Eli say something like
"I thought we could only hold 40% max capacity? The computer is showing us now at 45%."

Nth Chevron
May 6th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Kind of impossible without us having found the energy capacitors aboard Destiny.

As for Gauntlet, i think its gonna involve the Blues reappearing, or maybe some long lost colony of the Ursini show up and this massive fight ensues which makes us scream in delight until the episode ends, then we remember there is no more and we cry in dark corners ....

N.C