I'm really annoyed with the writers of this show.
In 5 seasons, they have yet to reveal the method for making ZPM's to the crew.
With multiple opportunities to have done so. We have this RepliWeirFran pop out offering technology to the expedition and Rodney of all people didn't pipe up with "Can you tell us how to make ZPM's?" I mean christ people, any idiot there would have said "You're offering tech? How about ZPM construction?" and yet no one thought about it. Woolsey, Rodney, NO ONE.
RepliWeirFran: "We're gonna setup in a lab and make BioReplicants of ourselves"
Didn't RepliKeller say that they couldn't raise their shields because they'd used up most of their ZPM making the BioReplicator team? Weren't they going to need more than the single ZPM that Atlantis currently had?
I mean COME ON!!!! Give them a way to make the damn things!