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    Question Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    What do you think about the new "steampunk" feel to ancient tech? I think it's pretty interesting, and does a good job of distancing this tech from the stuff found in SGA and SG-1- which makes sense, considering the fact that this stuff is (millions?) of years older than the things found in Atlantis and, in most cases, the things found in SG-1. I also think that, due to the different design of ancient tech, it will be easier for newcomers to the franchise to get used to it, since we will all be learning about this new (actually, very old) tech. Anyways, how do you feel about this new "theme" to ancient tech?
    I also noticed that Warehouse 13 had a steampunk feel to it (the keyboard, Tesla's gun, the video communicators). Do you think that there is a large steampunk fanbase in SyFy's administrative parts?
    btw, I know that there was another thread about this, but it was from 2008. Didn't really think it was active, so I posted this.
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    Default Re: Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    Don't watch warehouse 13, but I must say- I love the steampunk aspect that I'm seeing in SGU! When implemented correctly it can look really cool!

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    Default Re: Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    I agree- when the writers actually know what they are doing, they can pull off some amazing things with steampunk. Just look at Firefly. btw, Warehouse 13 actually had a pretty decent pilot. I didn't like any of the main characters except for Arty (the scientist), but it was very well done.
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    Default Re: Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    I don't mean to sound dumb but steampunk?
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    USSR, Britain and the USA simultaneously hit Germany with their own Chieftains, and Chiefs.
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    Default Re: Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    ...It means "old"... sort of... like from the era when things were steam powered... I looked it up on wikipedia a few moments ago ... that's what I got out of the article... (not the best explanation)

    I prefer the more advanced look (like Atlantis with crystals and glowing panels everywhere.) Although Destiny was built millions of years before that so it stands to reason it wouldn't be exactly the same... but still. I mean, you don't see vacuum tubes and typewriter keys on the Daedalus.

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    Default Re: Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    I love the steampunk touch on SG:U, the Destiny really looks old. Five years ago, when Atlantis was about to begin, I was expecting the Lost City to be an aged, ruined place; instead we've got an Atlantis that looked brand new.

    So all in all, I like tot hink that the producers made amends to me by aging down the Destiny.

    Well, not anymore... Good bye Atlantis!

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    Default Re: Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    For those of you who don't know what steampunk is, it's when advanced technology has the "feel" of technology from the Victorian era. I happen to like steampunk, but I know that some don't like it. I think the main 2 reasons that the writers put it in was to 1) distance it from the ancient tech of the previous two franchises and 2) look sweet. I just think it's a great new direction for stargate to go in, and if they do it right, it could be just as good as Atlantis, hopefully as good as SG-1 originally was.
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    I like it, actually prefer what I've seen thus far to the Atlantis designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nchewbacca View Post
    I also noticed that Warehouse 13 had a steampunk feel to it (the keyboard, Tesla's gun, the video communicators). Do you think that there is a large steampunk fanbase in SyFy's administrative parts?
    Yeah, I'm thinking there must definitely be some steampunk fans in SyFy. SGU, Warehouse 13, and Sanctuary too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nchewbacca View Post
    What do you think about the new "steampunk" feel to ancient tech? I think it's pretty interesting, and does a good job of distancing this tech from the stuff found in SGA and SG-1- which makes sense, considering the fact that this stuff is (millions?) of years older than the things found in Atlantis and, in most cases, the things found in SG-1. I also think that, due to the different design of ancient tech, it will be easier for newcomers to the franchise to get used to it, since we will all be learning about this new (actually, very old) tech. Anyways, how do you feel about this new "theme" to ancient tech?
    I also noticed that Warehouse 13 had a steampunk feel to it (the keyboard, Tesla's gun, the video communicators). Do you think that there is a large steampunk fanbase in SyFy's administrative parts?
    btw, I know that there was another thread about this, but it was from 2008. Didn't really think it was active, so I posted this.
    I'm glad you put this up your right this new/old Ancient tech is i would say new to us so for new-comers it,s brilliant the writers have certainly thought this through

    I,m so glad we got some new/old tech should be fun to watch good job re-posting this
    It,s a very interesting topic

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    I think it looks great. Very T.A.R.D.I.S.

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    I like the look of the parts we've seen of the destiny so far. I wonder what the command ceter/bridge will look like though.

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    I'm interested to see the shuttle interior, that seems to follow a slightly different design to the destiny, I wonder if they followed the concept art exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostwolf View Post
    I like the look of the parts we've seen of the destiny so far. I wonder what the command ceter/bridge will look like though.
    Hmm i really don't know if there will be a bridge there might as if there was they could just fly the ship themselves but who knows

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    Default Re: Steampunk aspect to Stargate Universe

    Quote Originally Posted by kirmit View Post
    I'm interested to see the shuttle interior, that seems to follow a slightly different design to the destiny, I wonder if they followed the concept art exactly.
    There's Concept artwork for the new Jumper style ships? I must have missed something.

    Anyways, I also love this Steampunk feel. It would seem that the Ancients and Ori really liked the high tech mixed with low tech lifestyles and artistic design. Especially for their more commercial and civilian aspects. With the Destiny most lily being built after The Ark of Truth which had a similar setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MechaThor View Post
    There's Concept artwork for the new Jumper style ships? I must have missed something.
    Just the interior, I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/bl...bridge_gal.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirmit View Post
    Just the interior, I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/bl...bridge_gal.jpg
    Oh ok I have seen this. I thought that an exterior shot of the shuttle have surfaced. However I never knew this image was for the shuttle, I always thought it was part of the Destiny, so this is news to me. Looks like this shuttle will be much bigger than a jumper, maybe even Cargo ship or Al'kesh in size?

    Thanks for the pic anyways dude, not seen it in awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirmit View Post
    Just the interior, I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/bl...bridge_gal.jpg
    Whoa- cool, i hadn't seen that Pretty nice.

    Oh, and I definitely agree with what was said about Friefly...really great steampunk in there (but I also just love everything about that show...so I might be biased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lahela View Post
    I think it looks great. Very T.A.R.D.I.S.
    The TARDIS had a very different type of feel to it, I don't think steam punk is the right word there, it was more along the lines of "a wonderful, wonderful mess".

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Sharp View Post
    Whoa- cool, i hadn't seen that Pretty nice.

    Oh, and I definitely agree with what was said about Friefly...really great steampunk in there (but I also just love everything about that show...so I might be biased)
    Also didn't strike me as very steam punk, more like rusted metal.

    I'm not really happy with the new look for ancient tech, it may be millions of years old, but it's still millions years ahead of ours. Still, I haven't passed final judgment yet, depends on how they use it. It's also possible that they went old schoool so the tech would not distract form the characters.

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    Any pics?

    as for firefly thats not very steampunk, its eclectic and functional

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