There's no reason why this mysterious ghost ship wouldn't allow Gaal to access all of the information she requested. No reason to keep everything a mystery that she must use her amazing math powers to deduce from the information she can access. If it was a matter of security and Raych didn't want just any old space junkers who might come along to be able to hijack the ship, it would have been a simple matter to restrict access to Gaal. Advertisement Perhaps it's a mental test devised to keep Gaal sharp after floating through space for 35 years in a tube of goo. But the most likely answer is just that the scene demanded a mystery. It's a performative bit of intelligence designed to show a character solving a problem with her brain instead of her fists, and to create a more dynamic tableau for the viewer than a computer-voiced exposition dump. Which is all fine. It was indeed more interesting to watch Gaal unfurl the mystery of her destination through the applied use of astrophysics. But it also explicitly establishes something that the show has feinted at for most of this season. Intelligence is just window dressing. The… Read full this story
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