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    Lightbulb Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    Atlantis' need for more ZPM's: If the warriors of the Sodan could build personal cloaking wristbands from the writings of their ansestors (the ancients), whats to stop McKay finding a ZPM instruction manual in the Atlantis database. Maybe it wouldnt be as exiting as finding one but its an idea.

    Or otherwise, ZPM's had to be 'made' somewhere! Why doesn't the Atlantis team search the database to find where!

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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    It would take a VERY long time to go through all the info in the database, though I think it could happen within the next few seasons (providing the ratings are OK). I wonder if they have a search function like we have here at Gateworld?

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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    because they are lazy

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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    yea it would be handy!

    also though... i would of thought there would have been a reference that Mckay could have spotted in Stargate Atlantis "Trinity", that could have linked to a possible place where ZPM's are built. who knows, if there was... its too late now. lol
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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    It seems that the Ancients never really thought about who might use their technology after they left it behind. They've left no instruction manuals and no Google function for their database. As for building more ZedPMs, I'm certain McKay could figure out how to turn on a factory as soon as he found it and had enough raw material to feed into one end.

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    I think this is something that the writers are keeping a mystery for as long as possible. It looks like we may get some answers on this front thie season.

    If they had ful powered city right off the bat, there would be less drama.

    A slower pace of technological advancement is better for the show in the long run, but too slow can frustrate the fans.
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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    Maybe Atlantis has something like that thing on the Daniel Jackson(Thor's science vessel) which made the disruptor.
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    Yeah, there has to be a factory somewhere in Atlantis where they manufacture ZPMs
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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    Quote Originally Posted by josh
    Atlantis' need for more ZPM's: If the warriors of the Sodan could build personal cloaking wristbands from the writings of their ansestors (the ancients), whats to stop McKay finding a ZPM instruction manual in the Atlantis database. Maybe it wouldnt be as exiting as finding one but its an idea.
    I think it is a little bit harder to build a zpm than a cloak. After all it's the most powerfull energy source they know of

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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    why can't the atlantis data base have a surch bat it would be so mutch easer

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    Hmm, perhaps OS X's spotlight function would work. That'd be hilariously funny. Some dude brings his mac, connects to the network, types in ZPM in Spotlight, and there's the information.

    As it stands though, that is absurdedly out of the question, but fun to think of nonetheless.
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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    Quote Originally Posted by josh
    whats to stop McKay finding a ZPM instruction manual in the Atlantis database.
    The Ancients didn't use Google desktop search, they used the Windows search service and turned off indexing service to speed up the Atlantis mainframe.

    Therefore, the database does not have a search system so you cannot find anything in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch_Razor
    The Ancients didn't use Google desktop search, they used the Windows search service and turned off indexing service to speed up the Atlantis mainframe.

    Therefore, the database does not have a search system so you cannot find anything in it
    Which seems kind of stupid don't ya think, considering here they are in Pegasus trying to learn and study the Ancients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron Mitchel
    Yeah, there has to be a factory somewhere in Atlantis where they manufacture ZPMs
    there doesnt have to be a factory and ill tell you why i think so,
    perhaps containing a region of subspace in a container is very difficult not to mention hazardous,i mean the mark 2 naq generator is only able to power the chair device because its held at a point of(in makays words)"barely contained overload" so we could safely assume that making a zpm would take an extreme amount of skill to compensate for the subspace affects like in that ep where they found the weapon more powerful than a zpm(not sure of the ep name,
    so if the manufacturing process would be as hazardous as that weapon which destroyed an entire planet when it overloaded,it would be inadvisable to have the factory in the crowning achievement of their race

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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch_Razor

    Therefore, the database does not have a search system so you cannot find anything in it
    Now, if only this forum had a Search system, then we won't be getting this old thread again.


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    Naaa they wont find it to soon because if they made them then they would make enough for atlintis to fly. This would be trajic as then atlantis would not be an outpost anymore and it would suck.


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    Oh come on you know when they get enough zpm theres gonna be something big like the citys star drive burns up or the zpms overload blowing up the whole consule. They will keep you waiting for them to fly seasons after they get enough zpms. They always add a new twist in to make it more of a challenge when they do something good.

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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    im sure when the ancients left atlantis, they we planning on going to earth and continueing there high advanced way of life thus, ensuring that when people returned to atlantis they would know the language and understand the tech. but remember it has been said that when the anceintes returned to earth they found a very primitive man and realized they couldnt rebiuld there civilizan so some went into hiding to try and ascend while others left through the gate to start new colonies.

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    If there is a ZPM factory, maybe you need three ZPM's to power it, I mean Zero Point Energy doesn't just grow on trees. Does it?

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    Default Re: Atlantis' need for a ZPM

    well apparently the database had a google search (the ancient) too bad daniel got her kicked out of the club b4 he said hey btw, where r more zpm's?
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