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xTamx420
May 11th, 2011, 06:25 PM
I think that is a good thing though. Honestly, if they got to the source of that signal or whatever it would probably be a bit disappointing or just lame. Its like Shepherd Book in Firefly. The reason he was so cool was because he was such a mystery.

I also think it makes humanity seem small and the galaxy seem so big again. Like in old SG-1 before they had space ships and were all geniuses at using alien technology. That was really cool. Alien things should be hard to deal with and cause problems and stuff. It makes for much more interesting stories.

Ekras
May 11th, 2011, 06:35 PM
I also think it makes humanity seem small and the galaxy seem so big again. Like in old SG-1 before they had space ships and were all geniuses at using alien technology. That was really cool. Alien things should be hard to deal with and cause problems and stuff. It makes for much more interesting stories.

That right there would be the ONLY reason I would hope for a reboot of the series. We gained too much technology, too quickly in the later seasons of the show. Now we have the collective knowledge of 1/2 of the "4 races" plus techs from the Wraith, Ori, and assorted other races. For a series thats supposed to be about the accumulation of technology, thats a good result- but it should have taken them at least 30 seasons to reach this point.

geddarkstorm
May 11th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Yeah, a lot more fleshing out could have gone on. An easy way to have toned things down, would to have made space travel slower (as it was originally laid out as). Once space travel could jump galaxies in four days, it kinda shrunk everything and overshadowed the gates greatly.

morrismike
May 11th, 2011, 08:59 PM
the message was
"turn left"

the fifth man
May 11th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Personally, I would have liked to see Destiny arrive at its ultimate destination.

tomstone
May 11th, 2011, 09:02 PM
The message was:

"Stewie Griffin was here!"

Egle01
May 12th, 2011, 12:41 AM
That signal isn't the only thing we'll never find out. *sigh*

Replicator Todd
May 12th, 2011, 12:52 AM
That signal isn't the only thing we'll never find out. *sigh*

:(

Egle01
May 12th, 2011, 01:50 AM
:(I know. :(

Puddle-Jumper
May 12th, 2011, 04:26 AM
In that interview on the home page brad wright said that they're not going to reveal what would have happened.. which I don't like one bit, fair enough if there was a chance at renewal but theres not so.. Id like if someone at least in their blog said what the message in in the background radiation was, unless they didn't know of course..

Mr Evil 37
May 12th, 2011, 08:30 AM
I am somewhat content with never discovering what the signal in the CMBR was or what it means. I also don't mind not finding out who or what created Eden, and why they intervened in Destiny's journey.

The reason I am fine with this is that these loose ends ask questions that are so big, so deep and have such a large meaning, I doubt that in real-life they could ever be answered. I mean, who created the universe? A puzzle written into the very fabric of space-time, the answer of which could allow us to control our fate and tangibly change things in our universe? Does God exist or was Eden created by some advanced alien race? Is there a different between God and this alien race?

These questions are so big, any attempt to answer them might have turned out to be disappointing. That doesn't mean that I didn't want to see where the show would have ended; of course I did. But I am somewhat content with not finding the answers to the overall questions the show raised.

KEK
May 12th, 2011, 08:56 AM
Personally, I would have liked to see Destiny arrive at its ultimate destination.

It never had an ultimate destination. Rush makes that pretty clear.

Replicator Todd
May 12th, 2011, 05:12 PM
It never had an ultimate destination. Rush makes that pretty clear.

Wasn't its destination the signal at the beginning of the universe?

droid327
May 12th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Its mission was to discover the meaning of the radiation. The signal itself is 14 billion years old, its not like there's a place that Destiny can go where it will be transmitting from a little brick building with an antenna....you cant fly to the big bang in a spaceship

Gollumpus
May 12th, 2011, 05:29 PM
The signal at the beginning of the universe:

(tap, tap) "Is this thing on? Oh, it's a voice activated mic... you say there's some instructions? I can't see them, it's too dark. Somebody turn on a light...

regards,
G.

FoX-1028
May 12th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Wasn't its destination the signal at the beginning of the universe?

Spoilers from Gauntlet

RUSH: Yeah, well that's what bothers me. This ship was launched to solve a mystery, not by arriving at some ultimate destination where all the questions are answered at one time, but by accumulating knowledge bit by bit. If we skip over this galaxy, then who's to say we won't skip over some vital piece of the puzzle - and then all of this, everything we've been through, could be for nothing.

knowles2
May 13th, 2011, 06:57 AM
We did learn one thing in the last episode about Destiny mission.

There is no destination, there is not and end point in terms of travelling. Destiny is travelling on a specific course to collect data. The end point is when Destiny has enough data to figure out the signal.

That what Rush told us in the last episode.

skarwolf
May 13th, 2011, 11:30 AM
Spoilers from Gauntlet

RUSH: Yeah, well that's what bothers me. This ship was launched to solve a mystery, not by arriving at some ultimate destination where all the questions are answered at one time, but by accumulating knowledge bit by bit. If we skip over this galaxy, then who's to say we won't skip over some vital piece of the puzzle - and then all of this, everything we've been through, could be for nothing.

Too bad this ideas already been used many years ago, ahem 2001 A Space Odyssey and 2010. Lack of originality for the lose.

thekillman
May 13th, 2011, 02:02 PM
you do realize that "modern TV" + Original are total strangers. it's the execution that matters.

from what we know, the signal is a fingerprint. a sign of intelligence, but not an ACTUAL message.

tomstone
May 13th, 2011, 02:32 PM
I am just wondering, is Destinys path decided by Planets that can support life or the Background radiation?

My point being, Destiny follows a path that has lots of Gates on its way, but how high would the chances be to have that many inhabitable Planets on the same course as the Signal? Cant it be that the Background radiation is present everywhere inside the different Galaxies and it does not quite matter where exactly you traverse them in order to pick it up?

zainea13
May 13th, 2011, 02:53 PM
Yeah, a lot more fleshing out could have gone on. An easy way to have toned things down, would to have made space travel slower (as it was originally laid out as). Once space travel could jump galaxies in four days, it kinda shrunk everything and overshadowed the gates greatly.

this was an issue of mine too lol. first five seasons are the best of SG1 and then I personally really like 9 and 10. The change of cast was nice for me

garhkal
May 13th, 2011, 04:56 PM
I am just wondering, is Destinys path decided by Planets that can support life or the Background radiation?

My point being, Destiny follows a path that has lots of Gates on its way, but how high would the chances be to have that many inhabitable Planets on the same course as the Signal? Cant it be that the Background radiation is present everywhere inside the different Galaxies and it does not quite matter where exactly you traverse them in order to pick it up?

Maybe there is some sort of link between the paterns in the radiation and the planets picked for seeding..

erotavlas
May 13th, 2011, 06:52 PM
I am just wondering, is Destinys path decided by Planets that can support life or the Background radiation?

My point being, Destiny follows a path that has lots of Gates on its way, but how high would the chances be to have that many inhabitable Planets on the same course as the Signal? Cant it be that the Background radiation is present everywhere inside the different Galaxies and it does not quite matter where exactly you traverse them in order to pick it up?

that's a good question. I wonder how the Ancients programmed the Seed Ships because the seed ships are the ones that plotted out the path. Perhaps it is a combination of factors that includes both of those -- something to do with the location in the galaxy plus near a planet you can place a gate on.

garhkal
May 13th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Which would then bring up "rushes" question. IS skipping 2/3rds of the galaxy causing them to miss vital parts of the puzzle?

tomstone
May 13th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Maybe there is some sort of link between the paterns in the radiation and the planets picked for seeding..

Which would then bring up "rushes" question. IS skipping 2/3rds of the galaxy causing them to miss vital parts of the puzzle?

I am just guessing out of thin air again, but I always thought that if there is a Pattern in the Background radiation, it would go out into all directions at the same time from its origin. So theoretically, as long as you dont turn off the Sensors or jump through a Black hole that lets you skip some Galaxys. Chances are you are going to find the same Pattern along the way too.

Otherwise Earth would have needed to be the ultimate starting point.

erotavlas
May 13th, 2011, 08:03 PM
I am just guessing out of thin air again, but I always thought that if there is a Pattern in the Background radiation, it would go out into all directions at the same time from its origin. So theoretically, as long as you dont turn off the Sensors or jump through a Black hole that lets you skip some Galaxys. Chances are you are going to find the same Pattern along the way too.

Otherwise Earth would have needed to be the ultimate starting point.

I think if you changed your location you would observe a different cosmic background radiation (different electromagnetic waves from the background radiation) Think of it this way, when you view a galaxy in the sky that is say a billion light years away, it took those photons a billion years to reach you so you could observe them. If you moved to a new location, say 1 billion years away from it, then you would observe different photons (photons that left that galaxy 2 billion years ago rather than 1 billion years ago)

Same with the cosmic background radiation. It is just photons (electromagnetic waves) that are left over when photons were first let loose after the big bang about 14 billion years ago. It took them that long to get here since that was when they were first released. If you change your location you will observe a different set of photons, photons that are different by the amount of time it took them to travel to your new location (plus any other photons from whetever else was present at that time which you are observing)

tomstone
May 14th, 2011, 09:48 AM
I think if you changed your location you would observe a different cosmic background radiation (different electromagnetic waves from the background radiation) Think of it this way, when you view a galaxy in the sky that is say a billion light years away, it took those photons a billion years to reach you so you could observe them. If you moved to a new location, say 1 billion years away from it, then you would observe different photons (photons that left that galaxy 2 billion years ago rather than 1 billion years ago)

Same with the cosmic background radiation. It is just photons (electromagnetic waves) that are left over when photons were first let loose after the big bang about 14 billion years ago. It took them that long to get here since that was when they were first released. If you change your location you will observe a different set of photons, photons that are different by the amount of time it took them to travel to your new location (plus any other photons from whetever else was present at that time which you are observing)

Thank you for explaining that. However, you where talking distance, though if you see it in a circle, it is still the same distance if you manage to move continously to the left and then again towards your Goal. Meaning they wouldnt miss something in that case.

flobo
May 14th, 2011, 10:00 AM
I really have NO idea about the nature of what they would have found.

It's bothering me, somehow since Joe, on his blog has resolved/will resolve pretty much every other major sg1/sga/sgu thread.

It would have been the "ending" of the franchise. I wonder if the ascended beings have knowledge of it. Anyone has a good theory ? :=)

KEK
May 14th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Wasn't its destination the signal at the beginning of the universe?

The complexity is in the microwave background radiation, which is everywhere.