Isn't that a bit too convenient?
Isn't that a bit too convenient?
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, weâ€™ve been powering up all the stasis pod corridors and itâ€™s been ... itâ€™s been going pretty well up until now. But, uh ...
YOUNG: Well, what is it?
VOLKER: Itâ€™s the last section. It must have taken some damage, possibly even before we came on board the ship. We canâ€™t bring those pods online, so weâ€™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.
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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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
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.
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.
It sort of sucks that LA people were in pods and there was a terran going short.
Maths girl actually counts quite well as it happens...
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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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