http://www.stargatecaps.com/sga/s3/3...otten0581.htmlSure, we didn't cover the point about how almost cloudless the very precise zone where the bolts landed was.
Yes, there are absolutley no clouds in this picture at all, which means that we can definitively rule out there existence. Just out of curiousity, what would it look like if there was a cloud at that precise spot? Would it look any different from the lack of clouds at the exact spots depicted in the lightning picture? How do you know that there isn't a cloud at that "precise spot", that just happens to be illuminated? Sure looks like it could be a cloud to me.
Just out of curiosuity, even if we assumed your circular premise/conclusion was true, how is it that you can have a multi-gt nuke that doesn't generate any clouds whatsoever (e.g., clouds of dust, smoke, etc.)? Contradict, much? Or the fact that normal dust/dirt/water vapor can absorb light as well, even in the absense of actual clouds. This is like the time you insisted that there couldn't be any dust in the air over Atlantis, because we didn't explicitly see it.
Right. That's why the writers had the Wraith go through the trouble of having the Wraith throw asteroids at them oon a RADAR screen. Because it would be so much cooler and dramatic looking than, say... showing hive ships pressing forward through the space mines, and the space mines having absolutley no effect. No, the writers decided to reveal that the hive armor was millions of times stronger than anyone could have possibly anticipated by showing an ambigous scene in "Misbegotten," one episode after Sheppard damaged their hyperdrives with a simple 302.And the Wraith knew about the nukes' yield... how?
Because if you want to show your audiences that the hive armor is that strong, that's really the best way to do it, in such a way that's so subtle and ambiguous 99.999% of your audience doesn't even notice. BTW, that's also the best time to imply that the hive weapons are also billions of times stronger than what they would later be depicted at in "Sateda."
Yes, where as now they know that a simple 302 missile is sufficient to take out major external systems. Big whoop.Not to say that at that time, the terrans had really no real idea as to how much energy was necessary to shoot down a hiveship from the outside.
You still don't quite understand the difference between heat and temperature, do you? For instance, suppose that the visible matter that the tail of a comet was heated to a million degrees, only for a US space shuttle to pass through it. Would the space shuttle melt on on contact? No, because even though the tail might have a temperature of several millions degrees, it's stretched so thin that the amount of available heat/energy is relatively low. In the case of the acretion disc, at the matter would basically be crushes and atomized and spread out evenly across the event horizon.Nope. Have you, for example, considered the kind of forces a hiveship's bare hull might go against well flying full throttle through the multi million kelvin (very hot) accretion disk of a black hole, by any chance?
We know that the 304's aren't capable of going anywhere near light speed even under ideal conditions, which means that it would have to be a considerable distance away from the acretion disc in order to escape the gravity. That's not even counting the effects that gravity would have on the ship itself.Not even counting the gravity here.
Completely different principles. It's like comparing someone lightning a stick of dynamite, to someone using a flamethrower. Both method disperse energy, but one of them releases that energy at a fixed point in space and a fixed point in time, where as the other spreads it out. "Gee, this stick of dynamite can create a shockwave that can break the speed of sound, so the stuff I hit with my flamethrower should do the same thing! I have decades and decades of physics that say that's how it works!"As far as I'm concerned, yes, that's the way they are, until you actually have a nice theory ready to debunk like decades of evidence regarding nuclear tests and direct transmission of energy into surrounding matter, especially air, to fuel gigantic fireballs.
Hey, come to think of it, the sun is a giant nuclear reactor far more powerful than any bomb. I guess that the sun must also be able to "direct transmission of energy into surrounding matter, especially air, to fuel gigantic fireballs" as well. Roughly 122 PW of solar energy reaches the Earth every day. And sure enough, it also manages to set off an equivalent number of nuclear explosions. To say that it doesn't would completely contradict everything that Mr. O knows about physicsl
Wow, so the ships are 11 km now? Sheppard managed to walk 11 km throughout the ship finding weak points, completely undetected while searching for his friends? How long was he there exactly, not to mention the the fact that he would have needed enough time for a return trip as every Wraith was now waking up and coming after him? Either John is really fast, or the Wraith must suck even more than we originally thought.See a 11 km long flying barn.
Really? She did, did she?Carter suggested that he had been lucky, which is fairly possible.
CARTER: Weapons must be depleted. Hopefully you hit some vital systems.
(A few moments later, the mothership blows up.)
O’NEILL: Think that was vital?
CARTER: Relatively speaking. (She grins at Jack, who rocks his head in a “not bad” way. Sam looks out of the window, smiling, then blows out a breath of relief.)
Might have something to do with the fact that Anubis wasn't flying a Ha'tak, and he only had one chance to take it out.After all, Jack already had access to those blueprints since the first seasons of SG-1, yet he didn't limit himself to two drones per Ha'tak in Lost City.
Yes, which would be really handy too, since we all know that Zelenka had the ATA treatment and could control the drones via the neural interface. Oh wait!Now, notice how, in No Man's Land, an entire drone wave passing through a hiveship wasn't enough to blow it up in just once swipe, but actually had to return inside to actually effectively damage it, despite the fact that all scientists from the expedition team, including Zelenka, previously had neat access to complete hiveship blueprints.
By all indications, the drones were acting on autopilot, and we have nothing that suggests that they are capable of seeking out weak points on their own. Seeing as how the Ancient database apparently didn't even have such basic tips as "Well, their hyperdrives are pretty vulnerable, so you can try attacking those," it doesn't seem like the ancients would have programmed in known weak points into the drone either. Which helps to answer the question, "Gee, how did the ancients lose with such superior technology?" Answer: Their technology was superior, the tactics were not.
Also keep in mind that the drones pretty much attack in a straight line, so the advantage of 100 drones over 2 drones would be like the advantage of stabbing someone with a 100 foot sword vs. stabbing someone with a 2 foot sword. After a certain point, the additional help is neglible, since the drones are only penetrating through areas that have already been penetrated.