I was wondering what are the possibilities that the power of the seed ship was not from originally from the seed ship.
Rush said the aliens were probably some research team dropped off to do a long-term study of the ship. I was thinking maybe the aliens found the seed ship drifting with no power so they also hook up one of their own power generators to the ship itself, maybe that's how they were able to reverse the power flow so easily. I find it's kinda weird that one seed ship would have sizable power reserves that would allow Destiny to dial back to Earth, it could just means that the Aliens have a very powerful power generator.
This would probably have big implications for Telford I guess since the aliens there would view him as trying to steal their power while they were napping.