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A mini 2 minutes fan fiction : Dr. Heightmeyer's personality could have been stored within the blue chrystal, so now she is singing a lullaby to calm all the blue chrystals who has become friendly after her therapy. Since she has lost her physical body, she could show up only as a projection when she has gained their trusts after a period of time. She has learned the tragic fate of the Unity how they were massacred in the Milky Way and how the Ancients wanted to resettle them in the Pegasus galaxy, but she has also learned what role they have played in the creation of DHDs and the communication stones. The Unity race helped to expand the Stargate universe further than ever as great distances could be connected as they have fused themselves with the Ancient technologies as allies. So Kate decided to search for them, but she couldn't use the gate system. So instead of entering into the wormhole she has sent a message with the DHD chrystals which has communicated with all the other DHDs in the whole galaxy as a subspace echo, but Atlantis hasn't had the traditional DHD, so they haven't noticed it at all. So imagine her surprise when an old friend has noticed her desperate action. RepliWeir who has searched secretly the whole Pegasus galaxy for the secret of ascension while she was observed by the other Replicators. RepliWeir has offered her to create a new Replicator host body, but Kate has refused it as she was afraid of the nanites will take over her body and mind. And as much as she wanted she couldn't return to Atlantis either as she was part of the chrystal unity now. As a final help RepliWeir told her that she has got the knowledge of the original Weir who has read the reports of the SG-1. RepliWeir told her she must find an Ancient communication stone or use the McK-C bridge to go the Milky Way as the MW Unity could help her. Elisabeth has given a secret hint what she should do then their ways were seperated then. Kate was still stuck as an energy being stored memory being in the blue chrystals when she has managed to convince some of them to go for an adventure. The Unity Chrystals have started to regrow and reform themselves, so they have got tiny legs now which could go through the Stargate like the original replicator bugs and that was the reference from Weir. Some of the Unity has started to merge into each other to form a larger ChrystalHeightmeyer, so now she could materialize herself in human form. She could not go back to Atlantis. She has walked in the wormhole with some walking blue chrystals to the McK-C bridge which was under cnstruction. They have manipulated Kavanaugh easy enough to repogram the station to dial not the SGC, but the the Unity planet and then his memories were overwritten. So Kate has returned to the Pegasus Unity tribe to the Milky Way and that is how her new adventures starts....
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If I would be in charge at least in the vfx team I would use some kind of scanning mechanism to create "alien" trees. I have seen somewhere that nowadays they can scan large objects like a rock formation and then it can be used in digital models. I believe they have mentioned such options at the new Unreal 5 engine or the upcoming The Elder Scroll VI game. So I was wondering why could they simply not scan much smaller living objects, like plants? For example there are so many rare and really weird looking minerals, succulents, cactuses or mushrooms that any of them could be digitally increased, rotated and multiplied to create a realistic looking digital background. It always annoyed me when we can see only 1-2 trees in a computer game as the programmers are lazy to make more models and it is also easier to count the graphics for the computers if the same modell is turned around on the same hill or valley. I am not a CGI artist at all, but it would be cool to see a little background decoration here and there. It should not necessarily interact with the live action actors as digital sets are challenging, just I am tired of empty mines, desert or forests. It is time to fill the worlds with life. I would expect the nextgenSG to show us some weird environment this relatively cheaper way because they can not afford to travel to different destination of Earth and even 3d printed miniatures would be too expensive. But our nature could provide the best modells. Later maybe they could even scan some animals like some weird insects or birds, but I am guessing the rules are more strict about animals than plants. I believe the technology has reached that point when we really have to some odd looking landscape for the audience next to the characters, plot and adventure.
For example just have a look at these succulents :
They could be easily scanned or used as a model for creating an "alien forest" on a scifi show. Like I have played with the vegetables in my short lived Stargate in the kitchen photo series. I know I have moaned about a few times about this expectations and they can never afford an Avatar type of complex CGI jungle landscape in a tv episode. So I was wondering how could they be a bit more cost effective. Sometimes I have got inspirations from these type of photos, because most of these plants are not even known by the people.