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    Default The mystery behind the Drones

    We know those drones attack any thing that is advanced technology, thats what they were programmed to do. Whoever built them wanted to take down either one advanced enemy or cleanse the galaxy from advanced technology. We were told they were part of a war. The Ursini became extinct after they awoken the drones. So the drones are much older and were used in a war that probably had the two sides extinct. Could one of the races who created the drones be the God-like planet builders? They probably evolved into being energy based species who for some reason are unlike the ancients. But its more likely they were the ones who created the universe and are closely related to the signal Rush is after. So why would those extra-dimensional beings create these drones? I believe they were set up to prevent a future occurrence, to guard that part of the galaxy from approaching armies. Could you buy that theory? That they were intended as a force for good?

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    I don't think they created drones.

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    I agree- the Drones were likely made by some as-yet not (and until Stargate returns in a few years never) seen race.

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    well given that the drones do miracles against advanced tech we can say that whoever built them was equal to the ancients at their height. it's likely that the war they fought wouldn't even be one of galactic proportions but one of intergalactic proportions

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    Quote Originally Posted by thekillman View Post
    well given that the drones do miracles against advanced tech we can say that whoever built them was equal to the ancients at their height. it's likely that the war they fought wouldn't even be one of galactic proportions but one of intergalactic proportions
    That would be awesome to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekillman View Post
    well given that the drones do miracles against advanced tech we can say that whoever built them was equal to the ancients at their height. it's likely that the war they fought wouldn't even be one of galactic proportions but one of intergalactic proportions
    We really can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekillman View Post
    well given that the drones do miracles against advanced tech we can say that whoever built them was equal to the ancients at their height. it's likely that the war they fought wouldn't even be one of galactic proportions but one of intergalactic proportions
    Quote Originally Posted by KEK View Post
    We really can't.
    seconded.

    we see the drones do damage against destiny, but they can't take it down - they're not doing that much of a miracle if they can't take down one ship.

    however, we do know that the drones appear to be from a previous galaxy - i think, anyway, though i'm not sure. the race that built them was certainly advanced, but destiny is hardly from the height of ancient civilisation, so we've no way to know how they would do against a 'modern' lantean warship. if destiny can hold them off though, it's fair to guess that more advanced tech can too.

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    I agree that I don't think the Planet-builders are responsible for the drones. They were probably not designed to fight the Ursini either. There may be some credence to their mandate being intergalactic, because the lengths they've gone to destroy Destiny in terms of dogged pursuit seem distinct from a system created to defend a particular area of space. Given their current diligent pursuit, its may even be possible that they are from no where near that section of the galaxy. They may have simply been pursuing technology wherever it occurs to whatever distances are needed to eradicate it.

    That kind of mandate seem quite malicious as to target alien cultures the drone creators may not even have met yet. On the other hand this may just be a case of the drones turning on their masters, though that would imply some kind of intelligence somewhere. A command ship to command the command ships.

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    Which makes me wonder, why there are now at least 3 spacefairing advanced races (blues, ursini and the drone makers).

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    I agree that they are not that advanced. They are succeeding in hurting Destiny mostly because it is in such a bad shape. Every system of Destiny has been through of a million years of abuse and wear and tear. If they would come across Destiny in its prime they would probably be brushed aside with ease.

    As for their creators. If the show had gone on I'm sure we'd have learnt more of them. I wouldn't search too deeply for connections with the planet builders though. I mean it's not impossible there's a connection, but not likely. The universe is a big place, not every encounter is connected to another one. Basically the story behind the drones is a well known sci fi trope where a naive race creates robots to serve them/annihilate their opponents and gets taken in by them. It's been used in Dr. Who, Babylon 5, Stargate Voyager, SG1 and SGA with some variations (replicators, nanobots), and to a lesser extent movies like Terminator, Mark 13, Screamer and books like Dune and probably some more sci fi.
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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    The drones are as mysterious as the borg, and just about as bad. At least they kill you, not assimilate, something I think every sci-fi fan dreads.

    I won't spoiler tag this since the series is canceled.

    We were to be introduced to a new alien species in season three, the species that created the drones. They were to be introduced in the premiere saving Destiny and her crew.

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    Quote Originally Posted by dacooker View Post
    The drones are as mysterious as the borg, and just about as bad. At least they kill you, not assimilate, something I think every sci-fi fan dreads.

    I won't spoiler tag this since the series is canceled.

    We were to be introduced to a new alien species in season three, the species that created the drones. They were to be introduced in the premiere saving Destiny and her crew.
    I'd like to see your source on if that "spoiler" is reliable due to the fact that i Googled SGU season 3 and nothing came up besides gateworld stuff. btw who cares it is a canceled crappy show.

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    Quote Originally Posted by dacooker View Post
    We were to be introduced to a new alien species in season three, the species that created the drones. They were to be introduced in the premiere saving Destiny and her crew.
    How do you know this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagalis View Post
    btw who cares it is a canceled crappy show.
    Cancelled, yes. Crappy, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egle01 View Post
    How do you know this?
    He doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egle01 View Post
    Cancelled, yes. Crappy, no.
    This.

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    we see the drones do damage against destiny, but they can't take it down - they're not doing that much of a miracle if they can't take down one ship.
    they nearly took it down, what, 3x now? saved by fleeing, saved by sacrifice and saved by fleeing. Destiny never defeated the drones and each time was about to be defeated by them.



    however, we do know that the drones appear to be from a previous galaxy - i think, anyway, though i'm not sure. the race that built them was certainly advanced, but destiny is hardly from the height of ancient civilisation, so we've no way to know how they would do against a 'modern' lantean warship. if destiny can hold them off though, it's fair to guess that more advanced tech can too.
    i have seen dozens and dozens of promos and explanations from the Writers saying it was launched at the height of their civilisation.


    the Ancient civ, not the Lantean civ since that can be counted as a wholly different form of ancient in more ways that one

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    I wonder why Rush or Eli can't sent a reset loop command to the drones until it drain all it's power to prevent receiving a new command from the command ship?

    I'm sure destiny able to detect which signal the drones used to receive a command.

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    I wonder why Rush or Eli can't sent a reset loop command to the drones until it drain all it's power to prevent receiving a new command from the command ship?

    I'm sure destiny able to detect which signal the drones used to receive a command.
    As far as I can tell, drones are only susceptible to alternate command hacks when their command ship is destroyed. As long as the command ship is around though, it is able to very quickly adapt to any kind of interference of its control over its drones. It is also highly likely that hack techniques that may have proved successful once will no longer be effective in future once the command ship has adapted.

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    No, not a crappy show. But worthy of a C to a B.

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    Default Re: The mystery behind the Drones

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinary View Post
    I wonder why Rush or Eli can't sent a reset loop command to the drones until it drain all it's power to prevent receiving a new command from the command ship?

    I'm sure destiny able to detect which signal the drones used to receive a command.
    Well there is the whole "getting shot to pieces while you try to decipher their signal" part.

    Would be nice though if they hadn't chosen to hastily blow up the one ace up their sleeves.

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