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Larry Fleinhardt wrote an article on zero point energy!

And then he was recruited to work on the international space station! By NASA!

... so my question is, why isn't Larry Fleinhardt on Atlantis yet?

Date: 2007-06-11 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miriam-heddy.livejournal.com
Because you have not written it yet. I presume you will?
(hopeful)

Date: 2007-06-12 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] metamiri.livejournal.com
Hmm. Well, why would Rodney dismiss him out of hand? I mean, yeah, Rodney dismisses everyone but himself, but we also know he respects the hell out of Carter, and he respects Zelenka... I tend to think that Larry's pretty damned bright, especially as he seems to have the capacity to think in interdisciplinary ways, which would be helpful in unconventional circumstances.

I don't know that anyone has to look like an idiot... I guess what intrigues me is how someone like Larry would work in an environment like that, especially given the danger. I suspect he and Rodney might get in a few shouting matches, given that Larry has, canonically, referred to himself as losing his temper with someone at an academic conference. But Larry's curiousity might well outweigh his fear in ways that it doesn't for Rodney.

Gah. I hate that you've even made me think about this, dammit *g*.

I can see them having Charlie on board, as we haven't really seen anyone like him on SGA. I think that, to see Larry there, you have to be more realistic than the show itself is, in that it's unlikely they'd have such a team of one, y'know? SGA tends to err on the side of not showing much collaboration within departments (it's always Rodney Rodney Rodney, which of course, if it were true, they'd save money by getting rid of the people on his staff whom he just seems to use as objects to abuse).

Maybe Larry could be brought on because he's written something that Rodney hadn't though of, and Rodney's torn between interest and deep, deep annoyance that anyone thought of something he hadn't.

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