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    Default Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    One strange aspect of Light is that they didn't use the stones for the dying crew to say one last goodbye to their family (phone calls, letters, etc). Sure the Kino are fun for properity if you want to leave something behind to all the desert and lava planets out there. But what about using the stones to say one last goodbye to the family before dying? Strange that nobody even suggested it as their death was seemingly impeding.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    i dnt think there was enough time, it all seemed to happen pretty quickly and there were a lot of people onboard not to mention the confidentiality issues of everyone saying goodbye to people

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    they had a sex scene and "cool cgi" to fill the time......the LRC is becoming a convenient crutch for the stories....next week chloe will go visit her mom to talk about her and scott......:

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    Maybe they had a hard time finding volunteers on the Earth side.
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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    The stones were destroyed in 'Darkness' when the airlock to Earth was opened.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    I think the answer to that question is entirely due to the structure of the script. Taking the viewer away from the Destiny would have cut the tension and drama immensely.

    Scriptwriting 101 is the answer.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Commander Zelix View Post
    One strange aspect of Light is that they didn't use the stones for the dying crew to say one last goodbye to their family (phone calls, letters, etc). Sure the Kino are fun for properity if you want to leave something behind to all the desert and lava planets out there. But what about using the stones to say one last goodbye to the family before dying? Strange that nobody even suggested it as their death was seemingly impeding.
    It would have taken hours for everyone to get to use the stones to say their good byes. Given, that, if everyone can't use them, then no one should.


    Furthermore, getting a phone call from someone claiming to be your wife/husband/son/daughter/brother/sister/etc in someone elses body tring to say good bye would have been a disaster
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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    Im glad the stones were not used in this episode, seeing them too often can ruin the idea of using them. Some people even think they have already been used too much!

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    were there is a episode called earth
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    in it all crew members can get there change to talk to there loved ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replicator Todd View Post
    Im glad the stones were not used in this episode, seeing them too often can ruin the idea of using them. Some people even think they have already been used too much!
    You, or us, not liking the stones doesn't have anything to do with it. For the Destiny crew the stones are a great opportunity to keep a link with earth, among other things, and they must love them. Obviously those quick goodbye messages could have been done mostly off screen.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    Well, I'll add my two cents to this thread by submitting part of my review here:

    Eli had a flashback (sleeping in his room, with his mother coming in) with matching fall-back into reality (trying to sleep).

    The reason I am mentioning this particular element of the episode is that I wanted to point how they had character development without using the Ancient Long Ranges Communication Stones. By the use of a simple, well-fitted, flashback they showed us why the show absolutely doesn’t need these stones, not until now (for character development). According to me, another factor that came into play, as to make this a good episode, is that they did not use the communication stones in this episode. They did not have the break, a drop, in the storyline by someone using the stones. I must point out that if the stones did not exist this would have been the perfect way to tell this story and there would have been nothing inconsistent about this episode.

    However, now, considering that these stones are there, why did they not use them? If only it was to say goodbye to friends and family? They are making Kino-video messages, but they would not, could not, did not want to, relay messages back to Earth through the stones? Where were the stones? Although I want them gone, I do have to wonder? This was a serious lack of decent writing and consistency. Everyone on board of the ship should want to use the stones now, no? They know they are going to die. Isn’t this the moment where, as Young said to O’Neill, people would want to use the stones? Seriously, again, “What were TPTB thinking when they decided to use the stones in this series?” This, for me, has gone way too long without a proper explanation. The stones create a vast number of story- and plot-problems while giving the story very few benefits.

    So we had the Eli-flashback, after which Eli came up with the idea to make the Kino-videos. Nobody thought or even mentioned the stones.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    We can't expect them to use the stones every episode, it would become very annoying, personally i don't think the stones bring a great deal to the overall plot development of the show, at least not so far. Maybe they will prove me wrong but i hope that they won't continually use the stones in each episode.

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    Yeah I agree. They shouldn't use the stones in each episode. They shouldn't use them at all anymore. They don't really bring anything to the plot. I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcarusAbides View Post
    We can't expect them to use the stones every episode, it would become very annoying,
    Again the stones could have been used mostly off screen. Just one scene with crew members lining up to use the stones would have been enough and more realistic. Its a plothole.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jper View Post
    Yeah I agree. They shouldn't use the stones in each episode. They shouldn't use them at all anymore. They don't really bring anything to the plot. I agree.
    If only they could get dropped into a vast water tank in the next episode and never recovered but somehow i think not.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Commander Zelix View Post
    Again the stones could have been used mostly off screen. Just one scene with crew members lining up to use the stones would have been enough and more realistic. Its a plothole.
    Of course they could but if it had then surely Young would have mentioned contacting command. My problem isn't them not using the stones in this episode, i don't want them to, i think they are a useless plot device and a bit of a cop out.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    How is this thread, and the comments from the same people, any different to the other thread all about this? Ksssssake!
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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    It's newer that's how.

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    Default Re: Why didn't they use the stones in Light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Commander Zelix View Post
    Again the stones could have been used mostly off screen. Just one scene with crew members lining up to use the stones would have been enough and more realistic. Its a plothole.
    Well said. Good example. They should for example have showed us something like that. They showed the Kino scenes. I liked the Kino scenes and all that. However it doesn't make sense that they would do that and not use the stones. Like for example Camille could have easily relayed her message to Sharon via the stones.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcarusAbides View Post
    If only they could get dropped into a vast water tank in the next episode and never recovered but somehow i think not.
    If only they could explode when Telford picked them up. No more Telford and no more stones. Yay!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoletsi View Post
    How is this thread, and the comments from the same people, any different to the other thread all about this? Ksssssake!
    Well for once this thread is perfectly legit. It is perfectly allowed and possible to have a thread for general discussion about the stones in the general SGU folder and one that specifically deals with one episode, like this one. I think there's no problem with this thread. Other threads on the other hand. People even succeed in making double threads in the Light folder, here. Where there's only one page. *sighs and shakes head* At one moment there were three threads with the same subject on the same page here. Yesterday that was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jper View Post
    Yeah I agree. They shouldn't use the stones in each episode.
    I'm hoping someone is going to break those damn stones at one point.

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