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    Default Destiny - Sparks Flying

    I know this is probably just for show, but I can't help but notice this every time the ship is under attack. Sparks fly from the walls and it breaks the realism for me because I can't find a reason for sparks to be flying out from everywhere considering the shield is up. Lights flickering makes sense because the shield may suddenly need to take power from other areas to boost strength temporarily, but why do sparks fly? Any ideas? I really hope there is a reason because I can't ignore it x_x.
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    Default Re: Destiny - Sparks Flying

    It bothered me most in SG1 and Atlantis where ships saw a lot more action, why weren't they forever repairing the wiring and systems on their ships?

    But it's just there for dramatic effect, try not to think about it.

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    If the shield suddentl need a bunch of power and is tries to send it and the power channels cant handle it they could blow, plus they could be lights on the channel that get too much power and blow

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    Default Re: Destiny - Sparks Flying

    Quote Originally Posted by Pond Hopper View Post
    It bothered me most in SG1 and Atlantis where ships saw a lot more action, why weren't they forever repairing the wiring and systems on their ships?

    But it's just there for dramatic effect, try not to think about it.
    It's very hard not to x_x

    Quote Originally Posted by escyos View Post
    If the shield suddentl need a bunch of power and is tries to send it and the power channels cant handle it they could blow, plus they could be lights on the channel that get too much power and blow
    That's possible, but I don't think they want the ship any darker than what it already is
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    Default Re: Destiny - Sparks Flying

    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzza View Post
    I know this is probably just for show, but I can't help but notice this every time the ship is under attack. Sparks fly from the walls and it breaks the realism for me because I can't find a reason for sparks to be flying out from everywhere considering the shield is up. Lights flickering makes sense because the shield may suddenly need to take power from other areas to boost strength temporarily, but why do sparks fly? Any ideas? I really hope there is a reason because I can't ignore it x_x.
    You must really have hated Star Trek then

    Most sci fi shows that are set in space are influenced in some way by "the Rod" and this is one of those things, because every engineer in that franchise thought it would be a great idea to run plasma conduits behind every panel, down every corridor of every ship.

    escyos has probably offered the best "in universe" explaination you'll get. The ship is old, and the systems are too worn out to be able to take the abuse they're subjected to without failing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherVoice View Post
    You must really have hated Star Trek then

    Most sci fi shows that are set in space are influenced in some way by "the Rod" and this is one of those things, because every engineer in that franchise thought it would be a great idea to run plasma conduits behind every panel, down every corridor of every ship.

    escyos has probably offered the best "in universe" explaination you'll get. The ship is old, and the systems are too worn out to be able to take the abuse they're subjected to without failing.
    I've never seen Star Trek (yes, okay, I'll leave the room.) xD

    Yeah, I thought that it would be too old, but then this doesn't make sense when they flew into the sun.
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    Default Re: Destiny - Sparks Flying

    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzza View Post
    I know this is probably just for show, but I can't help but notice this every time the ship is under attack. Sparks fly from the walls and it breaks the realism for me because I can't find a reason for sparks to be flying out from everywhere considering the shield is up. Lights flickering makes sense because the shield may suddenly need to take power from other areas to boost strength temporarily, but why do sparks fly? Any ideas? I really hope there is a reason because I can't ignore it x_x.
    sparks are exciting visually?
    haven't we been told several times that a lot of the ship's conduits are fried?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzza View Post
    I've never seen Star Trek (yes, okay, I'll leave the room.) xD

    Yeah, I thought that it would be too old, but then this doesn't make sense when they flew into the sun.
    Destiny shut down most of her systems every time we've seen her fly into a star. There's nothing to overload if nothing's drawing power.

    Flying into a star is different, too. The power requirements would steadily rise until the star powers the shields, whereas in battle, power requirements spike as they get hit, and energy is drawn from whatever source possible.

    At least, that's the best explaination I can offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxevilgrinxxx View Post
    sparks are exciting visually?
    haven't we been told several times that a lot of the ship's conduits are fried?
    Yes, but I just can't imagine the sparks flying like they do, there doesn't seem to be any structure to where the sparks fly from apart from that they're in the upper corners of the corridors.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherVoice View Post
    Destiny shut down most of her systems every time we've seen her fly into a star. There's nothing to overload if nothing's drawing power.

    Flying into a star is different, too. The power requirements would steadily rise until the star powers the shields, whereas in battle, power requirements spike as they get hit, and energy is drawn from whatever source possible.

    At least, that's the best explaination I can offer.
    That's a really great point.
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    Default Re: Destiny - Sparks Flying

    There are like the lens flare in ST:XI , they think that it looks nice

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    Default Re: Destiny - Sparks Flying

    i hate the sparks too. and yes it's just dramatic effect

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    I wouldn't mind the sparks if there were a valid reason for it, made obvious on the show.
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    Default Re: Destiny - Sparks Flying

    Which is more exciting?

    Spoiler:
    A man lies still in his bed, fast asleep. Beside him, the clock reads 2:09 am.

    INTERCOM: Captain, you are needed on the bridge. The ship is under attack.

    Captain: (groans) Give me 20 minutes. I'll roll out of bed, take a shower and be there soon.

    The captain casually rolls over, rubs his eyes, and lets out a heavy sigh

    Captain: Thank god for shields.


    Or

    Spoiler:
    A man lies still in his bed, fast asleep. Beside him, the clock reads 2:09 am. Suddenly, two brilliant flashes of lights strike the ship. The room lurches under the man, and sparks eject from the door panel

    INTERCOM: Captain! We're under attack!

    Another flash of light, another lurch. This time, a low growl can be heard from several decks below.

    Captain: (Jumps out of bed) Damage report!

    INTERCOM: We just lost deck 47C, hull breach!

    Captain: Seal off the affected areas, I'm on my way to the bridge!

    Three more blasts contact the ship. Inside, various panels overload and erupt sparks. Panels over head, along with the interior lights, burst into flame. A siren sounds.

    *Spoiled to keep post box short*

    The sparks add excitement, some call it drama, to the ship-to-ship fight scenes. It makes the situation seem more dire.

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    I hate the sparks. They bothered me most in SGA and I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates them.
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    If you have a starship, it must shower sparks when attacked. It's practically an industry standard.

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    StarGate is above and beyond the industry , they should do something better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfire32 View Post

    The sparks add excitement, some call it drama, to the ship-to-ship fight scenes. It makes the situation seem more dire.
    exactly, it's supposed to be exciting
    I know that when sparks fly in my house, it's pretty damned exciting

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    Quote Originally Posted by webxro View Post
    StarGate is above and beyond the industry , they should do something better
    You'd think, but SG1 and SGA are both guilty of it. Why should SGU be held to a different standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morbosfist View Post
    You'd think, but SG1 and SGA are both guilty of it. Why should SGU be held to a different standard?
    Because they started with SGU trying to bring more people to see SG , so it should be at least a bit different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfire32 View Post
    Which is more exciting?

    Spoiler:
    A man lies still in his bed, fast asleep. Beside him, the clock reads 2:09 am.

    INTERCOM: Captain, you are needed on the bridge. The ship is under attack.

    Captain: (groans) Give me 20 minutes. I'll roll out of bed, take a shower and be there soon.

    The captain casually rolls over, rubs his eyes, and lets out a heavy sigh

    Captain: Thank god for shields.


    Or

    Spoiler:
    A man lies still in his bed, fast asleep. Beside him, the clock reads 2:09 am. Suddenly, two brilliant flashes of lights strike the ship. The room lurches under the man, and sparks eject from the door panel

    INTERCOM: Captain! We're under attack!

    Another flash of light, another lurch. This time, a low growl can be heard from several decks below.

    Captain: (Jumps out of bed) Damage report!

    INTERCOM: We just lost deck 47C, hull breach!

    Captain: Seal off the affected areas, I'm on my way to the bridge!

    Three more blasts contact the ship. Inside, various panels overload and erupt sparks. Panels over head, along with the interior lights, burst into flame. A siren sounds.

    *Spoiled to keep post box short*

    The sparks add excitement, some call it drama, to the ship-to-ship fight scenes. It makes the situation seem more dire.
    Well obviously the latter, but that wasn't what I was getting at. I know they add excitement, but it breaks the realism for me because I'm trying to figure out why somebody has placed pyro on the ship and is setting it off, haha

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    I hate the sparks. They bothered me most in SGA and I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates them.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one either, I thought I was over-thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by morbosfist View Post
    If you have a starship, it must shower sparks when attacked. It's practically an industry standard.
    Hahaha, so it's a feature, not a bug?

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    they should get at the feeling of imminent doom through the use of interpretive dance!
    SEE FOLKS! There's always and alternative. Except, Jennifer Spence (Dr. Park) said she isn't a good dancer xD.
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