Well obviously the answer is yes and obviously you'll assume I'm lying and obviously it won't matter because I know you can't take the chance either way.
It would be in your best interest.
The hive is a much more complicated proposition. Multiple systems need to be adapted. Hyperdrive. Weapons. Hull regeneration. I put my best scientists to work on this project. And recently one of them succeeded.
Let's not get caught up in unnecessary details.
Indeed. This city has become quite familiar to me. Almost a respite from daily life. It would be a shame to see it destroyed.
It isn't the fact that he attacked and at least temporarily defeated me that should concern you. It's rather, how he managed to do it.
More unnecessary details.
Am I supposed to be enticed by this offer?
So, all is well. Your homeworld was saved. You and your friends survived and all thanks to my zero point modules.
You know how to talk to me John Sheppard.
If you really feel that way, why would you let me go after our last encounter?
These had to be overcome before the modules could be put to useful work.
I take it then my request to be on the bridge when we make contact...
Is there going to be a next time?
Not all of them.
The organic nature of a hive creates certain incompatibilites with Ancient technology.
He acquired a very rare and powerful piece of technology. One with which I believe you are quite familiar.
You recall I managed to acquire a few of the devices from the Replicator city before it was destroyed?
You intend to hold me responsible?
I was able to return to my position as leader of the alliance although, I have had a recent setback. Perhaps you can see what is remaining of my shuttle behind me.
So I heard.
No doubt you're surprised to see me John Sheppard.
Was it really necessary to remove my subspace transmitter and force me to wear this ridiculous outfit.
Yes. Well, you'll be pleased to know the treatment was successful although excruciatingly painful.
Don't be so critical Sheppard. It wasn't long ago my flying skills saved the lives of both you and your companions. It wasn't pilot error. I was attacked by one of my underlings.
What you really need to know is that this hive is a work in progress. It has yet to reach its full potential. Which means, if you attack it now, you may be able to destroy it. But if you hesitate, it will be too late and this hive will be unstoppable.
Even if I were to give you a number, you'd have no way of verifying it. You certainly wouldn't accept my word for it so what's the point?