In which galaxy lies the Icarus Base? Is the in Milky Way or Pegasus?

Colonelsam 15:33, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

I have no idea, since we still don't know much about Universe, so you, just like us will have to wait and see, thoung I think it could be in the Milky Way, but that is not for certain. -- Matthew R Dunn 15:03, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Is it not evident that each Stargate is a Milky Way Stargate and so the why the planet most lies in the Milky Way. And Alan Armstrong was on the base when it tried to activate the ninth chveron. And it is obvious that staff at the base abandoning the base of it is under attack. Pellor 0:06, 12 July (UTC)

But we don't know definitively. Some could have remained on the base...—Anubis 10545 22:11, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Janus2212 08:52, 20 July 2009 (UTC), i think its safe to asume that Icarus Base is in the Milky Way, because of the Stargate design and because of how complete and finished the bases interior looks.

Judging from the trailer, I think this is what happened: when the base was attacked, something crashed into the entrance, causing a cave-in. With no way out and the base under fire, all personnel were evacuated onto the Destiny.--Amitakartok 22:51, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Stargate and edit question Edit

Since when have the Tauri been able to disable a stargate from receiving incoming wormholes? and How do we know that the core is powered by naquadriah? Fa6ade (talk) (Contribs) 12:43, October 9, 2009 (UTC)

  • If the core is made of Naquadria then that's a plot hole given what we know about that element. As for the Stargate thing, it is possible they may have learned something from the Atlantis database that allowed them to do that.--WarGrowlmon18 (talk) (Contribs) 17:56, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

Um... where did they even say the core was made of naquadria?—Anubis 10545 (talk) (Contribs) 18:08, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

I was wondering about that, but then I read this entry from Joe's blog. -- Matthew R Dunn (talk) (Contribs) 18:12, October 10, 2009 (UTC)
    • He did say that but its still a plot hole unless he meant Naquadah and mis-spoke.--WarGrowlmon18 (talk) (Contribs) 18:23, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

I've been thinking about how they would stop the gate from receiving incoming wormholes. They could have put a stargate with attached DHD in orbit which they detach at a moments notice. The DHD gate would receive and send all wormholes normally but as soon as you disconnected it, the other gate would be able to dial.
What do you think? --Fa6ade (talk) (Contribs) 20:44, October 12, 2009 (UTC)

The atlantis database would have had all the information neccessary to program a Stargate to block incoming wormholes. Janus managed to reprogram the one on atlantis in like an hour. So I doubt there was any need to faff around with DHDs and make a mess of things Sman789 (talk) (Contribs) 16:27, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

When dialing Destiny using the point of origin for Icarus base, it would not lock, so they dialed it using earth as the point of origin. How did they do that given the understanding that each gate has a different point of origin on the gate, and no gate has TWO point of origins. Also, was the gate already there, or was it shipped in by the humans. And if it's shipped in, wouldn't it have the point of origin of whatever planet it's from? And one more thing, where did they get the address for Destiny? I don't remember it being said in the episode. --OMacaco (talk) (Contribs) 12:04, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

The point of origin has been discussed at length on another talk page on this wiki. Joe Mallozzi stated in his blog that the Stargate was transported to Icarus from another location. And the address for Destiny was in the Atlantis Database, it was said during the episode. Cheers. MolocKal'el T | C - 17:45, November 13, 2009 (UTC)


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Trivia QuestionEdit

This is purely trivial (excuse the pun), but why "Icarus"? I mean it could've just as likely be named something else... Like "Hermes" or "Excelsior" and made more sense in-universe. Yet, the creators decided to name the base after a kid who lost his wings and fell to death. I am curious to know why. —Digital Ronin (talk) (Contribs) 04:55, November 5, 2009 (UTC)

Maybe for just that reason, he burned up and died. And the planet kind of did the same thing, only more...explodey. He's also the son of Daedalus, who already makes an appearance as a 304, so there's that connection (albeit loose). Good question though, whoever named the planet (in-universe) should have thought about how Icarus' story ended. Cheers. MolocKal'el T | C - 05:01, November 5, 2009 (UTC)
explodey? nice vocabulary LOL. 16:47, March 15, 2014 (UTC)

21 lightyears from Earth? But how? Edit

i remember hearing in the episode that Icarus Base is 21 lightyrs away from Earth and it says the same on the article but wtf. Eli and the George Hammond were in hyperspace for quite some time. he watched a video, and made a phone call as well. how is that possible? 21 light years for a 304 is like a matter of moments.—SupremeCommander (talk) (Contribs) 22:04, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

Inter-system vs intergalactic travel go at different speeds, plus they probably wanted to give Eli a chance to run through the crash course before going planetside. — Trust not the Penguin (T | C) 22:53, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

Lucian AllianceEdit

Is there any reason why this page hasn't been updated with the new information that this planet used to be a Lucian Alliance mining planet and the fact the tauri took control of the planet is the possible reason it was attacked and how they knew were the base was? Alex1442 (talk) (Contribs) 16:26, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

you're supposed to overlook plot holes in sgu as long as the characters dont fall into them by accident. it's all about the character development ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 22:20, April 18, 2010 (UTC)
The Undercover agent who gave the sgc this planet is David Telford i believe. Blade Crimsonsun 02:42, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

Another Icarus-like planet? Edit

I am just wondering if there is a possiblity of there being another planet because the ancients would of created a base that is capable of dialing Destiny before they launched it. Also that planet most likely wont explode when Destiny is dialed because the Ancients would have forescene the problems and power requierments of dial a ship that is billions of light years away. Lordqaz (talk) (Contribs) 20:16, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

They most likely created Icarus-type planets as a side effect of some tests or created them for the purpose of reaching the Destiny, but there are more of those planets. —Supakillaii (talk) (Contribs) 20:25, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
I was also wondering if Stargate command, the Lucian Allaince or some other group could find the planet the Ancients created a base to dial destiny and succesfully dial destiny without the planet exploding, thus allowing travel to destiny. Lordqaz (talk) (Contribs) 21:56, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
My guess is that the Ancients wouldn't use planets to do it. We know that star energy is sufficient to dial back to Earth so that could work from MW to Destiny - also it's not a huge stretch to imagine that the Ancients have (or at least could build) devices which can generate the power themselves. Or perhaps they would just use more than one ZPM, or just a full ZPM; who knows? If they were to use planet power, I still doubt they would have already built the base. Why build it until you need it? Sman789 (talk) (Contribs) 11:05, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe they did build base, but not on Icarus. There may be tens of even hundreds of Icarus-like planet in know universe. --Глючарина (talk) (Contribs) 11:13, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
A ZedPM isn't sufficent, even if it was fully charged. I highly doubt even ten would be. —Supakillaii (talk) (Contribs) 11:51, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
How do you know a ZPM isn't sufficient. Firstly we have never seen a fully charged ZPM, and secondly its possible that even the drained one on Atlantis could do it but no-one wants to drain it further for obvious reasons. Sman789 (talk) (Contribs) 12:54, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
Joe. —Supakillaii (talk) (Contribs) 13:07, September 26, 2010 (UTC)
If you have enough ZPM's, they should be able to dial the gate to Destiny. Assuming ZPM's work like batteries, if you stack them on top of each other (figuratively), then they should be able to provide more power much like 5 C batteries makes a light bulb brighter than 1 C battery. And even if ZPM's aren't enough, there is one technology out there that can provide enough power to dial destiny. It's that stargate weapon Anubis used to try and blow up the stargate on Earth by overloading its capacitors. Yes it takes time to build up enough power for the stargate to overload. But once the gate reaches critical, they can dial the gate to Destiny and they should have enough power to make a connection. There are sooo many solutions to reaching Destiny from Earth. General Heed (talk) (Contribs) 00:25, September 28, 2010 (UTC)
They don't have that many ZedPMs, the weapon's destroyed, and it doesn't work that way.—Supakillaii (talk) (Contribs) 11:29, September 28, 2010 (UTC)

Icarus Base - Complement Edit

I know that about people 80 people survived the destruction of the Icarus base by gating to Destiny, but was it ever mentioned in any way how many people were stationed at Icarus base, ie its crew complement/ capacity ? 13:46, September 14, 2014 (UTC)