I just removed the image on this page because the only time the Tria was seen was for a few seconds when it blurred passed the Daedalus. —Matthew R Dunn 17:26, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Does anyone know exactly why didn't the Tau'ri tried to tow the Tria back to Earth? Thor did it with the Prometheus so it's not impossible. If it would be too heavy for a 304, then McKay would surely be able to figure out how to use multiple 304s in sync. Not to mention that they have enough ZPMs to outfit three ships and Atlantis would still have one as well (currently it's not really flight-worthy anyway so two ZPMs can be borrowed plus there's the Odyssey; on the other hand, only the Odyssey and the Daedalus are in any shape to pull this off).--Amitakartok (talk) (Contribs) 21:27, December 29, 2009 (UTC)

Maybe it was too damaged to be an asset, maybe the Tau'ri lacked the knowledge or means of how the Asgard did it (at the time)... Mainly though, it would have altered the plot of the show in a way that the writers found unfavorable. Actually, it would be an interesting topic for them to write a novel about...—Anubis 10545 (talk) (Contribs) 22:56, December 29, 2009 (UTC)
Tria is quite possibly the last of the most powerful warship class ever to exist in the stargate universe, It shouldn't go unnoticed forever-- 22:56, March 17, 2010 (UTC)
too heavy? there's no such thing as weight in space of course...ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 02:09, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
No there isn't, but it is still possible it would have put to much strain on the hyperdrive to tow such a large ship (also bring about the question of how exectly would they "tow" the ship if stargate apparently doesn't have tractor beams)-- 17:45, April 18, 2010 (UTC)
Physics fail. There is no weight in space, but there is certainly mass. Two different things. 16:36, September 6, 2010 (UTC)
who exactly was that comment directed towards? i mentioned weight because someone above claimed it would be 'too heavy', nobody said anything about mass ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 00:28, September 9, 2010 (UTC)

Probably just they get it moving a little then jump to hyperspace in front of it bringing it along for the ride92.11.8.184 06:24, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

Since the Tria is an Aurora class battlecruiser this ship is somewhere upwards of ten times the size of a 304 that means they need a certain type of hyperdrive to move the vessel and so I can't imagine how they could tow it through hyperspace. Hyperdrives are always designed for vessels of a pre-determined size, remember when the crew of the Promethus had to use the hyperdrive of an Alkesh bomber after their own became inoperable and how they had to stop periodically to avoid the drive overloading since it was designed for a ship ten times bigger than an Alkesh. So this tells us that a hyperdrive can only open a hyperspace window when supplied with sufficient power. In other words the energy needed to fuel a 304's drive would have to increase tremendously to accomadate another ship. We saw this on the 302 fighters where they were designed with naquadria fueled drives yet they could only go a relatively short distance because of the instability of the naquadria itself. Furthermore they realized in order to get the instellar preformance they initially wanted that they would need to add lots of containment equipment which would make the fighter more expensive, slower, and less agile so they decided to scrub that idea.

Also the Tria likely would not have helped enough to devote such massive fleet resources. The Daedalus is the only ship attached to the Atlantis Expedition for a reason. That reason being that they only had six 304's total so devoting even one ship let alone two would be a massive mobilization in resources.

Then there's the enemies part. How would the Daedalus and another ship like the Apollo "tow" the Tria to Earth space and still be able to defend Atlantis? The Wraith have a funny way of showing up when at the most inopertune times. Oh and lets not forget the Ori or Replicators. Really the only thing that probably would have been useful was the ship's drones, they don't really need anything else.

Finally even though I admit I have not rewatched this episode recently so I may be wrong on this but I recall Makay and the crew of the Daedalus talking about how they needed to match the Tria's speed and/or energy signature to enable transport or communication between the two. 11:11, July 12, 2012 (UTC)

Repair Edit

Forgetting towing for a second, Daedalus has a hyperdrive, they could just get the parts and go back again and repair the Tria's hyperdrive, I can't believe for a second they'd just abandon it, even IF the drive couldn't be repaired surely they'd establish a research base on the ship? 14:48, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

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