Asgardians have only one being in a very large ship. Why didn't they make their ship small enough for maneuverability, stealth, and easy-enough to defend when breached?

Or just make their ship big like a 747 for cargo-capacity? Apparently, Asgard does not need personnel, or lodging, nor dining. They basically have large hallways making it difficult for the Tau'ri to defend the ship while being breached by Replicators.

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Actually, Asgardian spaceships do have a crew, as is mentioned in season 3, episode 22: Nemesis.

Short transcript (O'Neill viewing the first recording made by Thor):


'During the battle this ship became infested by the technology. The replicators accessed the computer which contained information about your planet and plotted a course here. The crew was transported off the ship. I destroyed the outbound transporter technology to prevent the replicators from escaping.'

This scene occurs roughly 9 minutes into this episode.

  • But really, all throughout the season, we never see thor or the other commanders have a crew. They dont neccessarily need it since one asgard can control a ship from the control room.
    – Sid
    Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 23:10
  • @Sid While the lack of visible crew may be due to budget issues with the actual show, I can tell you that ships rarely run the bare minimum when it comes to crew members. While the bare minimum is certainly possible (read: skeleton crews), it is not nearly efficient.
    – Steam
    Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 14:51
  • to the point where asgard ships can be smaller. Like the one the ancients used. small but deadly :D
    – Sid
    Commented Feb 21, 2013 at 4:06

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