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    A little late, but the episode gave us something I've been suspecting for a while now. When Rodney and Radek are working on the Replicator block for the attack, Zelenka gets called away to what turns out to be the infirmary, to fix their molecular generators.

    One of the things I wanted them to address has been their supplies. When the expedition originally embarks, they bring a lot of stuff with them: food, clothes, equipment, weapons, ammo, etc. But things tend to get used up, especially in a line unit. And after the Genii tried to take the city, they left with a lot of the Atlantis medical supplies, but the expedition has more medical supplies not too long after that. Even if they held some in reserve in case the main stock gets depleted, and later had the Daedalus to make supply runs, that's still a lot of materiel being used up.

    This is not a rip on plot holes by any means, I'm just happy that TPTB took care of this. I mean, a race as advanced as the Ancients would have to have some kind of technology like that, just to support their civilization.

    Though it appears that the generators in the kitchen have trouble with the color blue, at least in jello.
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    I'm pretty sure he said naquadah generator

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    I think he said "Naquada generator", actually.

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    directly from from the transcript

    ATLANTIS. Rodney is waiting near his lab and looks irritated as Radek hurries to join him.

    McKAY: You and I have two very different definitions of "this won't take too long."

    ZELENKA: I know. I'm really sorry. The naqahdah generator in Section seven is giving us all sorts of trouble, but it's fixed now. I'm all yours. What would you like to try now?

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    Well crap. Um...

    ...

    *flees*
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    after him!

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    Since when do we have molecule generators, like, at all and since when does "molecule" mean "anything you want"? While a lot of people would possibly find it "cool", it'd be funny if they introduced such important new tech in a throaway manner. And by "funny" I mean "stupid".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenAngelII View Post
    Since when do we have molecule generators, like, at all
    Non Season 4/5 related spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Well the Asgard core on the Odyssey is able to rig the transporter technology to materialise anything you want (Unending).
    Last edited by Dobberman; January 16th, 2008 at 07:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobberman View Post
    Non Season 4/5 related spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Well the Asgard core on the Odyssey is able to rig the transporter technology to materialise anything you want (Unending).
    Sweet! I want that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobberman View Post
    Non Season 4/5 related spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Well the Asgard core on the Odyssey is able to rig the transporter technology to materialise anything you want (Unending).
    That's not generating a molecule though, it's rearranging molecules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblingOverWithIdeas View Post
    That's not generating a molecule though, it's rearranging molecules.
    No, it's turning energy into matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebeneezer_Goode View Post
    No, it's turning energy into matter.
    By rearranging the molecules, or the atoms or the particles or what-have-you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblingOverWithIdeas View Post
    By rearranging the molecules, or the atoms or the particles or what-have-you.
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebeneezer_Goode View Post
    No.
    Yes. How else would you turn energy into matter? You rearrange the basic building blocks so that it's now a different substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblingOverWithIdeas View Post
    Yes. How else would you turn energy into matter? You rearrange the basic building blocks so that it's now a different substance.
    Different substance? It wasn't a substance to begin with, it was energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebeneezer_Goode View Post
    Different substance? It wasn't a substance to begin with, it was energy.
    Energy is a substance in that it exists in the physical universe and is composed of particles. That's what I meant. To convert it to matter, one would re-order those particles to form more solid units from which to build an object. But this argument is silly. Can we stop? My first post was a minor nitpick that I didn't intend to start anything, and I'm wishing I hadn't posted it because it was basically needless.
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    maybe they trades with other worlds for supplies and just made some stuff by themselves. you can make penicillin and antibiotics pretty easily if you have the right stuff, and scapels and bandages dont require a pHd

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