Stargate Atlantis

Season 4 Episode 11

Be All My Sins Remember'd (2)

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 04, 2008 on Syfy

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    • McKay: Our old anti-replicator technology relied on disrupting the bonds between each individual nanite cell. They just collapsed into a pile of dust, right?
      Sheppard: We're familiar with the technology, yes.
      McKay: Right. Well, the thinking was to always continue down that line. To break the bonds, to turn them off, severe there connections to one another. Because dust we can deal with, right?
      Carter: Rodney...
      McKay: We do the opposite! Instead of severing their connections we significantly dial up their attraction to one another. We turn each cell into an incredibly powerful nanite magnet. You know, one cell attracts another cell and those attract two more. And as more and more nanite cells bond to the core group the bonds become stronger and stronger and stronger to the point where every cell on the planet in orbit are amassed in this giant super dense blob.
      Sheppard: A super dense blob, that's your great idea?
      McKay: It is, yes actually.
      Sheppard: What do we do with the blob then? Aren't we in danger of creating some Godzilla-size super replicator?
      McKay: No, at least not at first. This is not there normal form of bonding. It will take them some time to adapt, to figure out how to function within the new parameters.
      Carter: How much time?
      McKay: Well, I mean, I hate to speculate.
      Sheppard: Oh, since when?
      McKay: Look, it doesn't matter anyways because long before that happens they're gonna fuse together so tightly they will be rendered essentially inert. Remember this bond is occurring on a subspace level.
      Carter: Which helps them get passed the normally repulsive force between nuclei.
      McKay: To the point where their electrons are fusing with there protons and once that starts happening they're toast.
      Carter: Yeah, but your talking about Neutron Star levels of density.
      McKay: Precisely.
      Carter: Wow, it sounds crazy but it could work.

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