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dgh64
May 14th, 2011, 07:51 AM
Did anyone else think it's a bit strange than Brody can (in less than a day) refine raw palladium ore into a superconductor using the limited resources on board, but (as mentioned in the last episode) he still hasn't been able to grind up some wood pulp, mix in a little glue, and make paper?

MattSilver 3k
May 14th, 2011, 07:56 AM
He stoned in MacGuyver. Solution!

Also, as an engineer, it looks like he...

*Whips on sunglasses*

Engineered a solution.

YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

themyst
May 14th, 2011, 09:00 AM
I found that to be a bit incredulous, too - lol.

thekillman
May 14th, 2011, 09:02 AM
stones do magical things. like bringing on qualified people

Shylodog
May 14th, 2011, 09:08 AM
stones do magical things. like bringing on qualified people

He could have given the ore to one of the repair bots and it may have refined it. *shrug*

webxro
May 14th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Or Destiny might have proper tools .

thekillman
May 14th, 2011, 09:24 AM
it would kinda suck if destiny has all the tools to find the proper resource but it can't refine them

qingdom
May 14th, 2011, 01:51 PM
those meteorite fragments can be forged into magical swords! but alas... we can't use swords to battle against projectile flying drones.

It's like sending humans as fodder to unmanned aircrafts.... wait... in fact, it's exactly as sending humans as fodder to unmanned aircrafts!

SGSargon
May 14th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Lol palladium is a platinum group metal. This means that in it's natural form it will be very pure, free metal (unlike e.g. iron), just like the the gold nugget (assuming you can find a palladium nugget that big). And since that palladium came from asteroids, it would be even more pure that the geological one.

knowles2
May 17th, 2011, 07:48 AM
I think the writers should have shown us a lab for refining materials, some sought of manufacturing room.

One got to wonder where they got the materials from to fixed the dome to.

Ben 'Teal'c would WIN!!' Noble
May 19th, 2011, 11:44 AM
Brody = Da man.

Tallifer
May 31st, 2011, 03:43 AM
You watch a television show about stargates between planets, and you complain about the science?

Ser Scot A Ellison
May 31st, 2011, 10:31 AM
Tallifer,


You watch a television show about stargates between planets, and you complain about the science?

The phrase "Einstein-Rosen Bridge" exists for a reason. The fact that we haven't, yet, been able to create one doesn't mean their creation is impossible.

PantheraLeo
June 1st, 2011, 03:02 AM
He stoned in MacGuyver. Solution!

Also, as an engineer, it looks like he...

*Whips on sunglasses*

Engineered a solution.

YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

:indeed:

morrismike
June 1st, 2011, 04:10 PM
The simple truth is that if a radio failed they would be unable to fix it for anything more complicated than a bad battery.

Huaracocha
June 3rd, 2011, 02:11 PM
His metallurgical powers are legendary. For example when leaving to collect the samples sulky-scientist-chap-whose-name-I-forget says he can identify the right type of rock visually but obviously not the concentration of palladium. On returning through the gate with a kino sled loaded with rocks, Brody is able to verify that they have a suitable quantity with a cursory visual examination. He da man!

Arga
June 16th, 2011, 03:17 PM
You watch a television show about stargates between planets, and you complain about the science?
Of course,
we've had a decent explanation about what it the Stargate and we accept the theory of how it works (even though it doesn't exists in real life), but issues that are in the show without good explanation and appeared to be too "magical" don't suit us.
It has nothing to do with the possibility that something exists in real life or not, but how it is explained in the show.

ArchaeoNerd
June 17th, 2011, 12:01 PM
We know Brody has chemical chops... he made the still, after all! Also, I think that the whole palladium thing was possibly something the writers thought of as a way for us to get to see the Stargate in operation One ... Last ... Time ... (you notice that we got some closeups of the chevrons locking which usually we don't see). So we're meant to assume that they have the resources to refine it.

ArchaeoNerd