I (truly) hope you will revive Xander, might actually make a nice quest, with Xander´s body being put on ice for the main time. (like Han Solo was in Episode 5)
Buffy & Dawn now face a possible problem, getting fuel AND blaster gas.
Seems Buffy now has a split personality.
But why did you destroy magic?
Afterall, it´s just the cheat code system of the uni/multi-verse.
Though you could have twisted it so you also have to be a force user to use magic.
Mmm, that could make sense, in a twisted kinda way.
Anyway, on with the view.
I always found the main flightdeck of a Venator to be a great place for a construction ship.
While not trek, I always find them great candidates for SCE starships and with trek you could get away with it (with a lot of work) by using Vulcan warp-rings.
But for Tie´s, the Venator her main flightdeck is on the wrong side of the ship, with Tie´s, those top doors should be on the underside, so you could fast launch all those Tie´s by dropping them from their racks, in one big launch.
Could be something for future modifications, though.
Or you could take the Harrower design and put two Venator main flightdecks in it´s nose, with the top being a construction deck and the bottom one being a Tie launch deck.
Take a look at the Catamaran Star-Destroyers, they basically a Star Destroyer split in two, except each halve has the gear that sat on the splitting line, intact and the engine parts that were in the other halve is re-arranged in between both halves in a vertical way, instead of the horizontal way, giving you the engine power of two SD´s, but if you close the forward gap between the hull halves and put a wedge nose back on, you go from a 1.5km catamaran star destroyer to a 2.8km super star destroyer.
No, Buffy her main problem will be man power or should that be people that know how to design new stuff?
Afterall, she could overcome the man-power problem by going the Trade Federation route, until she gets her first Jaffa.
O boy, tell me she won´t become a host, that could be plain bad(ness) or entirely of the good(ness), depending on the faction.
Though Egeria could be a good option for Buffy/Taleene, she might just understand were she came from, the Tok´ra were partly created out of spite, when you think about it.
Say, now that I think about it, did you make the Watchers a off-shot of some Force-user group, like the Jedi?
Even though they don´t know anything about this?
Afterall, you bounded Buffy to the Hellmouth in order to explain changes like why magic is apparently gone.
Heh, the Ascendant Ancients might now have a slight problem, it ain´t quite that quite anymore with all those force ghost around.
As for Holograms, you might like this one, especially the creator of it. ^,_,^´http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/PROXY
So yes, Taleene might have created her own training room, even if the opponents are just custom made droids.
Also, most cloaks can be seen true, but masking who you really are, is always a good option, whether this is with a ship, hover-verhincle or body armor, it´s always handy.
So might I suggest a fusion between PROXY and the Dark Trooper type advanced battle droids & infantry exoskeletons project?http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_trooper http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Spacetrooper
Yes, it would both give Buffy/Taleene a better combat armor & a possible training opponent, while it could also be used for future combat droids production.
Even handy if she ever gets a living crew for her ship (Jaffa???)
Now, what will Buffy/Taleene do after having rescued Willow?
When will a Gua´old(?) warship(s) arrive in Sol?
Or will we see Thor coming by to see "What The Hell" is going on???
Now do keep in mind, Anakin Skywalker and later Darth Vader, did have quite the technical mind, I can´t see Buffy having altered that to much, except for Darth Vader being a bit more active in it.
So would Anakin have had the Force ability of Mechu-deru?http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mechu-deru
Because if so, Darth Vader must have known the Sith variants as well, which means interesting things for Buffy/Taleene, nea?
Some side info, that might be useful.http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Raxus_Prime_Jedi_Templehttp://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/First_mission_to_Raxus_Primehttp://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Junk_droidhttp://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Technobeastshttp://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galen_Marekhttp://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kazdan_Paratus
And till the next time, just so you know, aluminum is the most normal fighter/plane building material and it goes bad around 2.6 times the speed of sound.
The speed you gave the prototype (X-44) O´Niell and Teal´c used, sound like the SR-71 Blackbird in terms of ability.
Suggest you look it up in Wikipedia, because the F22 is made from aluminum, not titanium.
Even then, the blackbird can´t fly low at those high speeds, she would still burn up, thanks to air resistance heating her up to much, thanks to a thinker atmosphere ad lower heights.
A good marker could be the Concorde her development, for you, beside the Blackbird her development.
On the other hand, the SGC is playing with alien stuff, so who knows what they added to that bird, just keep in mind the F-301, it needs to be crappier than that one, in order to make the F-301 their concentrated hope on holding off Gua´old(?) fighters & more.
These last two chapters seem like a three piece part or so it seems, thus I don´t have a proper view of the whole part and seem to be missing a few story facts to properly judge.
But I think Buffy/Taleene might be lucky if they have some Holocron that tells her how she could mend her accidentally created split-personality.
I also get the idea that you don´t want her to recover a certain alien tech that lets you revive the dead, by holding strong on a SGC problem of having wrecked them before they could capture/own them.
As for that Dark-Trooper, by combining the Space Trooper & PROXY plans, she could get something close to it.
Would let you give Buffy/Taleene something to do while she tries to pull herself back together, tinkering.
Basically, a hobby.
I recently saw a pic were a Jedi used the Force to telekinetically put a lightsaber together, by hovering all parts together, assembling it in mid.-air.
So you could combine a hobby with Force training, if you so wanted.
The basics look good, some things need another look over or some more back-ground on a later date, to properly explain.
One thing for you to wonder about, in Star Wars, the fighter crafts don´t seem to have HUD´s, but R2-D2 does have a holo-projector that's ideal for a high-tech HUB.
I can understand the Tie´s, since it might be already in the Tie-pilots their helms, like "Tony Stark" had it in his "Iron Man" armors.
Mmm, now that might be a source of tinkering inspiration, after her first capture.
Why do I bring this up?
Because if she doesn´t use somekinda hobby to keep herself calm & distracted, then she might get a tiny little bit destructive on the whole universe.
Afterall, a Sith-Slayer or Slayer-Sith hybrid seems to have heighten battle-lust & anger issues.
So, clear the min-point(s) up & ad the recover(y)/confrontation part and to me it´s golden.
Just keep in mind that Buffy/Taleene ain´t stable in their own mind and we don´t really know how stable Willow is right now, in more then one way.
So what ever path you take, keep it up.