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    Default Just the right number of pods...

    Isn't that a bit too convenient?

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quoted from my own post in the main thread:

    Except that that did not happen. They never said they were precisely eight short. They said (thanks Callie for the transcrtipt):

    VOLKER: Well, as you know, we’ve been powering up all the stasis pod corridors and it’s been ... it’s been going pretty well up until now. But, uh ...
    YOUNG: Well, what is it?
    VOLKER: It’s the last section. It must have taken some damage, possibly even before we came on board the ship. We can’t bring those pods online, so we’re not gonna have enough for everyone.
    BRODY: The damaged pods put us eight short of the total we need.

    Later, Eli says...

    WALLACE: We repaired the eight pods, but one of them was more damaged than we thought. It came online with the rest of them, but when we ran final checks, it just ... died. We might be one short.

    They didn't say how many were damaged, just that some of them were damaged and they were, therefore, eight short.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Meh, no less convenient than every other SG episode plot solution ever in the history of everything, but it's a hell of a lot better than the wormhole drive.

    In fact, I suppose it's supposed to lend credence to Rush's statement last week about the ship not being a passenger ship. Sixty, or maybe less, crew, or so. Eight pods in each room... I'll say there's about eight stasis chambers...

    Meh. Either way. Yes. It is convenient, but I'll forgive it. I'm good that way.
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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    It also stands to reason that there are other pod rooms they just have not found OR they can't bring online for power reasons

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    It is indeed convenient, so I like to think there were a couple of chambers more which were badly damaged, and that the chamber with 8 that they fixed was one of those. After fixing them 1 of them just died, but is still in better shape than the other couple rooms they didn't use.

    But yeah, a tad convenient, but at least it served the plot instead of the wormhole drive taking over the job of the hyperdrive.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    But it's not convenient, because they never said they were precisely eight short! They said a section was damaged, therefore they were eight short, meaning they had eight more people than working pods. They fixed eight (that they needed) with the mineral, but one of them died. They never said there weren't more than eight broken.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    It sort of sucks that LA people were in pods and there was a terran going short.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    It sort of sucks that LA people were in pods and there was a terran going short.
    I think Varro's the only LA left.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pharaoh Atem View Post
    I think Varro's the only LA left.
    On the contrary, Gin is there... albeit, not physically.. just tucked away somewhere in Destiny's memory banks. =)

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by qingdom View Post
    On the contrary, Gin is there... albeit, not physically.. just tucked away somewhere in Destiny's memory banks. =)
    She doesn't count

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Maths girl actually counts quite well as it happens...

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by KEK View Post
    Maths girl actually counts quite well as it happens...
    He meant she didn't need a stasis pod, so in terms of people using stasis pods, she wasn't a consideration.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    If you take life too seriously, it ceases to be fun -Alan Shore

    But yeah, I found it a bit convenient too, it would have been better to say "we could only fix eight of the remaining pods" rather than "we fixed the eight pods". Eli was left to fix the (only) remaining pod, or at least that's what the episode seemed to imply...

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by KEK View Post
    Isn't that a bit too convenient?
    They couldn't power the last section of pods, putting 8 people into a bad spot and giving them the "8 short" line.

    There wasn't only 8 pods in the last section, just 8 people would get screwed.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by Starsaber View Post
    He meant she didn't need a stasis pod, so in terms of people using stasis pods, she wasn't a consideration.
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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by Inquisitor View Post
    If you take life too seriously, it ceases to be fun -Alan Shore

    But yeah, I found it a bit convenient too, it would have been better to say "we could only fix eight of the remaining pods" rather than "we fixed the eight pods". Eli was left to fix the (only) remaining pod, or at least that's what the episode seemed to imply...
    The eight pods that needed to be fixed in order for there to be sufficient for everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfire32 View Post
    They couldn't power the last section of pods, putting 8 people into a bad spot and giving them the "8 short" line.

    There wasn't only 8 pods in the last section, just 8 people would get screwed.
    Precisely.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfire32 View Post
    They couldn't power the last section of pods, putting 8 people into a bad spot and giving them the "8 short" line.

    There wasn't only 8 pods in the last section, just 8 people would get screwed.
    This is exactly how I took it-not that there were exactly 8 damaged ones.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by Perelandra View Post
    This is exactly how I took it-not that there were exactly 8 damaged ones.
    Me, too. They were 8 short. Presumably, there were many damaged ones (more than 8). Then they fixed 8 exactly (because that's how many they needed) and then 1 fizzed out on them.

    Maybe should have tried to fix a few spare ones, yes? Would have been good for Eli.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    Quote Originally Posted by wolpertinger View Post
    It also stands to reason that there are other pod rooms they just have not found OR they can't bring online for power reasons
    And we can't know how many crew the ancients had planned to bring.. for all we know, there could be 3 or 4 ties this number of pods.

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    Default Re: Just the right number of pods...

    We don't know for sure that Gin counts. She may be able to solve complex calculus equations but can't count from 1 - 10.
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