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Sllimy
June 13th, 2011, 03:34 PM
I don't know if this has been suggested before, but why couldn't Eli just use the stones to swap with McKay, or some other scientist, who might have had a better chance of fixing the pod?

Brian
June 13th, 2011, 03:39 PM
They can't go the quick and easy route for sake of plot. They wouldn't have half of the show's content if they had just used the stones to swap with people better qualified all the time. It's a pretty big plot hole I guess but has it's reasons.

Also, it's possible (however unlikely) that McKay or anyone that doesn't live in Destiny wouldn't have enough knowledge of how it works to be able to fiddle and fix things. But you know McKay he's usually able to figure anything out with no prior knowledge of it :P

Pharaoh Atem
June 13th, 2011, 03:40 PM
I don't know if this has been suggested before, but why couldn't Eli just use the stones to swap with McKay, or some other scientist, who might have had a better chance of fixing the pod?

that's what he might have done gotten a second opnion on the situation. but i don't see why eli wouldn't be able to fix it on his own.

Sllimy
June 13th, 2011, 04:19 PM
I suppose it's barely worth discussing, because for all we know Eli did get help from Earth, no way of knowing for sure.

jelgate
June 13th, 2011, 05:40 PM
If Rush and Eli couldn't figure a solution I don't think McKay can

blueray
June 13th, 2011, 06:24 PM
i don't think the stones are available since it would take up power. and i have faith that eli could fix it.

Pharaoh Atem
June 13th, 2011, 06:40 PM
If Rush and Eli couldn't figure a solution I don't think McKay can
He could in 2 weeks eil and rush had a hour or so to try to fix it before Eli went Alone?

Ser Scot A Ellison
June 14th, 2011, 12:28 PM
You know after seeing "Seizure" I would loved to have seen Mckay and Eli intereacting on a regular basis. It's too bad we will not get a third season so they could have found a way to get McKay onto Destiny.

Ripley2012
June 15th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Also in blockaid when going through the blue star is being discussed, Rush totally checks Telford when he suggest that they swap out with the stones to make sure it gets done.

Rush: The most qualified people are already on bored, its myself and Eli.

Telford: Your volunteering for this?

Rush: This is our own lives on the line. Your not even bloody here.

I think as the show progressed, it proved that swapping stones to bring more qualified people on bored seemed to create more problems than solutions. Much it is shown in "Alliances" as French Stewart comes with his own agenda. Although it was a relief to see McKay in SGU, its not necessarily proven that he is more qualified than Eli or Rush. IMHO!!!

garhkal
June 15th, 2011, 04:09 PM
i don't think the stones are available since it would take up power. and i have faith that eli could fix it.

It gets power from the pedistal the stones sit on.. and then from subspace.. So how would it use the ships power up??


I think as the show progressed, it proved that swapping stones to bring more qualified people on bored seemed to create more problems than solutions. Much it is shown in "Alliances" as French Stewart comes with his own agenda. Although it was a relief to see McKay in SGU, its not necessarily proven that he is more qualified than Eli or Rush. IMHO!!!

That is true. heck after alliances, they might have limited the stone ' bringing on someone from earth' thing, to prevent that from happening.

ArchaeoNerd
June 17th, 2011, 12:27 PM
I think as the show progressed, it proved that swapping stones to bring more qualified people on bored seemed to create more problems than solutions. Much it is shown in "Alliances" as French Stewart comes with his own agenda. Although it was a relief to see McKay in SGU, its not necessarily proven that he is more qualified than Eli or Rush. IMHO!!!

I agree with both of these statements. Even the writers have mentioned that they don't want the stones to be too "convenient" a way to get help. Also, the crew are aware of how likely it is that the connection could be disrupted at a crucial moment, creating havoc.

I also agree that McKay is not necessarily more qualified, mainly for the reasons that someone else gave - Eli and Rush are more familiar with the ship. Not to mention that he would react the way he usually does when his back is to the wall and the clock is ticking - PANIC! (Don't get me wrong, I love McKay and I'd love to see him again... but I think he would not be the right person in this situation.)

OTOH, if there were going to be a 3rd season, I could see this scenario as a cliffhanger: Eli swaps with McKay, who is able to fix the pod, but just as he is ready to swap back, the stone device explodes.

ArchaeoNerd

garhkal
June 17th, 2011, 03:20 PM
That would be hilarious.. Mccay stuck in eli's body and visa versa..

Ripley2012
June 17th, 2011, 03:33 PM
It might be anxiety overload!

Starsaber
June 21st, 2011, 12:57 PM
Earth might not have someone on stone duty if they found out about the pod being down after Young told them that everyone was going into stasis. Plus, with no one to talk to, Eli would have to leave a kino recording to explain what needs to be done and they couldn't really communicate back and forth to explain unless Eli pulled someone out of stasis to swap with McKay (which would halve the amount of time he had available to fix the problem.

garhkal
June 22nd, 2011, 03:51 PM
Or he goes, explains it TO mccay (while in someone elses body), disconnects, then mccay reconnects with him..

AstriaPorta
June 22nd, 2011, 05:23 PM
Didn't Telford stay they'd still be there? I'd hope he meant he'd keep someone on the stones just in case.

garhkal
June 23rd, 2011, 04:44 PM
I guess i need to rewatch it to find out..