The auxiliary control center is an area on Atlantis and seemingly all city-ships that can be used to access the city's systems if the main control room is inaccessible for any reason.

Dr. McKay once visited the area on a damaged city-ship to manually fire a drone weapon and deplete the ship's Zero Point Module. Surprisingly, the auxiliary control centre was not used after the Attero device caused the destruction of Stargate Operations on Atlantis, instead a science lab was converted to interface with the main systems with laptops serving as control consoles. A possible explanation of this is that Atlantis' operating system does not display in English and so using Ancient consoles would restrict the staff to only those who could speak Ancient. Tau'ri laptops can interface with Atlantis but have a user-interface in English. (SGA: "The Tower")

Aurora-class battleships[edit | edit source]

The Auxiliary control center on an Aurora-class battleship

Much like Lantean city-ships, most if not all Aurora-class battleships contain a secondary control center where ship systems can be controlled if the bridge was ever destroyed or made unusable. From this position, a crewman was capable of tracking the activities of individuals throughout the ship, scanning life signs, and controlling doors and force fields in corridors. Numerous control terminals were present in the room, which mimic the consoles on a city-ship in appearance. It was implied by the Travelers, though never confirmed, that the consoles would only have to be activated by someone with the Ancient Technology Activation gene and, unless shut down, could be used by anyone afterwards, including Wraith. (SGA: "Travelers")

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

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