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    Default So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    The episode is introduced in Hyperspace.
    I was thinking they were in the void.

    Then they mention the previous team mission.
    I was thinking from the ruins planet or one of the other planets visited during th rescue.

    Then Wray says something about a welcome to the new galaxy.
    And they gate off Destiny at the end.

    The writers skipped over who knows how long a period of time between the last and this episode without so much as a mention!

    How could they just disregard that event? So many stories could have been told during that time in the void.

    Furthermore, now we have no indication of how long it took Destiny to travel between those two galaxies.

    Daedalus takes 4 weeks without a ZPM and 4 days with a ZPM.

    If Ancient hyperdrive technology from the Destiny era was competitive with modern Asgard hyperdrive technology, that would be quite interesting as to the potency of Ancient tech before Ascension.

    But I would think it took a month or so, since they needed to ration food and power.

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Considering the difference in the size of TJ between episodes, I'd say Pain is several months later.


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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Maybe SGU has felt they have done enough of the survival focused stories and wants to move past them into other areas?

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    I have to admit they didn't do a good job of establishing how much time had passed since Sabotage.

    The only indication that they had arrived at the new galaxy was Chloe's comment and that came quite late in the piece. The only clue that they had been to a new planet was by virtue of those who were singled out as hosts of the ticks.

    I wish in one of the earlier scenes that it was established that they were in the new galaxy and that they had just come back from an off-ship mission.

    It would have avoided a little confusion.

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    It was a surprise to see that they were in range of another Stargate already in this episode, but I understood that a period of time had been skipped when I saw it and don't have any complaints about that.

    The void between galaxies is a huge period of time - I'm sure they'll cover that later on, perhaps at the end of season 2 or season 3. The more loose ends there are, the more potential for a great story in a future episode.

    I'm interested to know if the blue aliens caught up with them and will appear again... but that's a discussion for another thread

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    I think TPTB are being purposely vague on the subject...
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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Travling the void woulldnt have added anything to the overall story. And fans would be screaming filler anyway

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pharaoh Atem View Post
    Travling the void woulldnt have added anything to the overall story. And fans would be screaming filler anyway
    They could have, for example, cut this episode (or move it to the second season), split "Sabotage" into two parts, with the first part dedicated to providing a more satisfying conclusion to "Lost" and the second part dealing more with being adrift, getting the ship running, and evading the aliens.

    Then "Subversion," "Incursion," and "Intervention" could be set in the void.
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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pharaoh Atem View Post
    Travling the void woulldnt have added anything to the overall story. And fans would be screaming filler anyway
    and just think of how boring it could be? Nothing to gate to, nothing to do but... *whistles innocently* I'm sure they could have made episodes in the void and, maybe when they show has had another season under their belt they may be safe enough to do so, but right now, they've got a certain amount of episodes and a storyline that they're following. I'm happy to let them skip



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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    I agree, I was very confused by this episode. They made such a big deal about how the ship was about to enter this massive void between galaxies. I thought for sure the next several episodes were going to explore the crew's struggles as they began to run out of supplies and have no escape from the ship. Seems like a wasted opportunity to me. Also, did we see the mission where the team picked up the ticks? I was confused as to what planet they came from. Finally, since Destiny reached a new galaxy, are we to assume that the bad aliens living in multiple galaxies? If they are THAT advanced, why do they care about Destiny so much?

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    I'm probably the only one who thinks Pain could have been infinitely better if it were stretched into a double episode, set entirely in the void. It would have given Binder the creative freedom to explore the psychological aspects of cabin fever, and let him tell the story that he could have, with the material he was using.

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherVoice View Post
    I'm probably the only one who thinks Pain could have been infinitely better if it were stretched into a double episode, set entirely in the void. It would have given Binder the creative freedom to explore the psychological aspects of cabin fever, and let him tell the story that he could have, with the material he was using.
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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    As other's have said, simply showing the crew in the void may not have been that interesting espeically since they have no control of Destiny, the ship wasn't going to stop for anything anyway. I do think though that traveling that void offered an opportunity to explore some mystery horror sci fi which the writers maybe missed. Destiny dropping out of FTL via a proximity/collision alarm safety protocol and finding a derelict ship for instance would have been crazy.

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhole View Post
    Maybe SGU has felt they have done enough of the survival focused stories and wants to move past them into other areas?
    Which is ironic, seeing as people were complaining about too much "survival" stuff in the first half of the season... and people are now complaining that there's no enough of it.
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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by s09119 View Post
    Which is ironic, seeing as people were complaining about too much "survival" stuff in the first half of the season... and people are now complaining that there's no enough of it.
    Not to mention cries of "not enough gate use"... which couldn't have happened in the void.

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by s09119 View Post
    Which is ironic, seeing as people were complaining about too much "survival" stuff in the first half of the season... and people are now complaining that there's no enough of it.
    Which goes to show you that there is always going to be a segment of viewers that are never going to happy with whatever SGU does.

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Was it stated how long it would take to travel the void? we've seen laspes of a few weeks between episodes before so perhaps this was 4 or 5 weeks later..
    I dunno what to put in here now..

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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puddle-Jumper View Post
    Was it stated how long it would take to travel the void? we've seen laspes of a few weeks between episodes before so perhaps this was 4 or 5 weeks later..
    Most people have been using TJ as a chronometer for the passage of time between "Lost" and "Pain." Of course, we have no way of knowing how long they have been in the new galaxy at the time of "Pain," but she was a 22 weeks at the time of "Lost," meaning about 25 weeks at the end of "Sabotage."

    That, of course, just leaves the question of how far along she is in "Pain."
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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    I HATE that TPTB omitted the void. There were several stories they could've told, including the "Pain" storyline. They could've discovered a rogue star in the middle of the void that had a gate on it for some reason. There could've been something wrong with the ship that they have to fix. They could've followed up on Franklin disappearing.

    All I ask for is common sense in the production of my TV shows. An intergalactic void is something that the Destiny only stumbles upon once every several years, at least. When given something special like the void, the writers should've used it. An episode or two in the void, if done correctly, could've been quite the opposite of boring.

    At the very least, they could've made a comment in "Pain" telling us how long it had been since Sabotage.
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    Default Re: So... uh... what happened to travelling between galaxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by AVFan View Post
    I HATE that TPTB omitted the void. There were several stories they could've told, including the "Pain" storyline. They could've discovered a rogue star in the middle of the void that had a gate on it for some reason. There could've been something wrong with the ship that they have to fix. They could've followed up on Franklin disappearing.

    All I ask for is common sense in the production of my TV shows. An intergalactic void is something that the Destiny only stumbles upon once every several years, at least. When given something special like the void, the writers should've used it. An episode or two in the void, if done correctly, could've been quite the opposite of boring.

    At the very least, they could've made a comment in "Pain" telling us how long it had been since Sabotage.
    Agreed, im disapointed that they didnt make more of this. Looks like the gap between seasons covering the journey from one galaxy to another idea has been shelved by TPTB.

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