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Let's just...blow up the sun.

April 28th, 2015 (01:54 pm)

Currently watching Stargate SG-1, S04E22, Exodus. I give you Mad Plan number 39924:

JACOB: Sam and I have come up with a new plan.

CARTER: If it works we may be able to wipe out a significant part of Apophis' fleet in one shot. This is a sun that Vorash is orbiting. It's a regular main sequence star with a core temperature of about 15 million degrees and enough hydrogen to burn for another five billion years.

O'NEILL: Yeah?

JACOB: We wanna blow it up.

O'NEILL: Wow..

DANIEL: That's err.

O'NEILL/DANIEL: Ambitious.

CARTER: Every star is a delicate balance between the explosive force of the fusion going on in it's core which tends to want to blow it apart and the gravitational force of it's mass which tends to want to crush it into a little ball. Now if we could disrupt that balance by suddenly removing some of the star's mass we could create an artificial supernova. The blast wave would expand at nearly the speed of light. It would destroy everything in this system within a matter of minutes.

DANIEL: Err.. How are we supposed to remove some of the star's mass?

CARTER: Well. err. this is going to sound a little crazy but we dial P3W 451...

Wait, what? So far dialing a Stargate is absolutely, categorically the least crazy sounding part of the entire plan, compared to the whole bit where you decide to, y'know, deliberately turn a whole sun supernova.

I'm just sayin', Sam & Jacob, just sayin'...

Comments

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: April 28th, 2015 12:56 pm (UTC)

I love the slightly deranged look in her eye :-)

Posted by: Lil Miss Morgan Dork (badfalcon)
Posted at: April 28th, 2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
Winchesters

It's a really good job she was on 'our' side, and not the Go'auld or Ori!

Posted by: Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs)
Posted at: April 29th, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)

Actually dialling P3W-451 would sound crazy to the rest of SG-1; it's a planet perched on the event horizon of a black hole and the last time they had dialled it SG-10 became trapped there and the Earth was almost destroyed.

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