Stargate is an American sci-fi franchise started by the 1994 film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Kurt Russel and James Spader, it lead to three live-action TV shows, an animated series and numerous comic books, novels and video games. A long-buried alien artifact that can generate ...

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How did the SG team dial the gate from Abydos in the movie?

I recently re-watched the original Stargate movie, and I may have missed it...but how did the SG team dial Earth from Abydos? I didn't recall them having found a DHD.
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How many Humans have the Ancient ATA Gene?

In Stargate, there are a number of people who have the Ancients ATA gene which they inherited from being descended from the Ancients that returned to Earth. But my question is has it ever been ...
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Beta Gate Point of Origin Glyph

According to the Stargate Wiki the point of origin symbol for the Beta Gate on earth is a circle with a horizontal line under it It states that this is the true canon symbol and that due to ...
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Why such a discrepancy on location of Abydos between Stargate the movie and SG1 the series? [duplicate]

Other than the obvious "retcon!!11!" reason, was there ever an in-universe explanation about the obvious mistake the scientists made about where Abydos was actually located? In the movie it is said ...
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How can the Stargate symbols represent constellations?

We know that constellations represent stars as they are seen from Earth. So Orion, the constellation used in the feature film as the lead for Daniel to understand the dialing system, has that shape ...
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How can there be more than 39 stargates when each gate needs a unique “point of origin”?

It is shown in Stargate that there is a limited number of chevrons in each gate. Since we need a chevron for the origin point at the end of each "dialup", it can not be more origin planets than ...
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Are all the Humans in the (Stargate) Milky Galaxy the same species?

Of all the Humans encountered by the SGC throughout the Milky Galaxy, are they the same species, different sub-species or completely different species altogether ? Because I remember one of the ...
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How is 'Iratus' Pronounced?

In Stargate Atlantis, they creatures called Iratus bugs (what the Wraith evolved or mutated from), how do you pronounce 'Iratus', is it like I-RAT-US, E-RAT-US or E-RATE-US ? Because I've heard it ...
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How long will someone that uses Tretonin live for?

How long will someone that uses the drug Tretonin live for ? I know that they will gain the health benifits similar to someone that is joined with a symbiote (not sure if its the same with healing) ...
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What is hyperspace in Stargate like?

In the Stargate franchise, what is hyperspace supposed to be like ? By that I mean, is the hyperspace reality/ universe like hyperspace in Babylon 5. Is it a "open" reality/ universe where ships can ...
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Were All Off-world Humans Vegetarian In Stargate SG1?

In the Stargate SG1 universe, there doesn't seem to be animal life on alien human-occupied planets. The only non-plant life encountered are other sentient beings. Does this mean that any humans ...
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How can the identification code be received before the wormhole is created?

I started watching Stargate SG1 and I noticed something odd: The Stargate starts spinning, they say incoming wormhole and right away after this they receive the identification code from SG1 to open ...
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Why did the team members come FLYING through the gate when arriving on Destiny?

It has been well established in the Stargate universe that anything entering the gate will exit on the other side with the same velocity (speed and direction) as it entered. In the opening scene of ...
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Is there any specific canon info on where Goa'uld larvae come from?

We know that Goa'uld are born as larvae from their "Queen". As far as I recall, the only 4 queens mentioned in SG1 canon were: Hathor (not active since Ancient Egypt and then killed by SG1) ...
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Goa'uld population growth

In Summit at 15:00 Jacob/Selmak says: Now for the first time they (Goa'uld, red) are showing zero population growth, we're not sure why. In Last Stand at 32:00, Daniel says: I have figured out why the ...
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Can SG teams travel to different galaxies without extra power or an 8th chevron?

In the tie-in of SG-1 and Atlantis, they had to use a ZPM to power the gate, and use an eighth chevron to travel to the Pegasus Galaxy. It was (so I thought) common knowledge that they could only ...
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How do the Replicators get to the Asgard galaxy?

I was rewatching Stargate-SG1 and noticed something while I was watching "Menace" where we learn that the android Reese created the Replicators and sent them out in to the galaxy. We know that the ...
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How was Jonas Quinn able to learn so fast?

Did Stargate SG-1 ever explain why the Kelownans like Jonas were able to learn so fast? Did it have something to do with the experiments that were conducted by the Goa'uld?
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How come the stargate doesn't burn through the iris?

I may just not remember this, but doesn't the Stargate horizon destroy everything in its way when the gate is activated? How then, can the Stargate's Iris stay in tact?
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Does using the Stargate make you younger?

As we have seen from the show Stargate SG1, traveling through the Stargate is not instantaneous. It takes a few seconds for a persons (or any items) energy signature to travel from one Stargate to ...
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goa'uld FTL drive technology

What is the name of the FTL drive the goa'uld use that rivals hyper drive in its speed. Is it a completely different drive, or just a modified hyper drive.
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Stargate Home Symbol

I'm struggling to find and I'm pretty sure I didn't imagine this: From one of the Stargate's (Movie, SG1, SGA or SGU) - I remember the home symbol being two Anubis? guards leaning into the sun. ...
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Did they ever return for 'The Book'

In the Stargate SG-1, S1 episode The Torment of Tantalus, they gate to a planet which had an ancient meeting place of The Four Great Races. The races had there some compendium of knowledge, which ...
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When does the 'Lost City' become Atlantis in Stargate

In Stargate SG-1 they are searching for the Lost City in season 8, however in the Stargate Atlantis pilot it is referred to as Atlantis. When is the name found? Or the connection between the Lost City ...
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What exactly happened in Roswell, NM in-universe and how was it related to Asgard?

Stargate Wikia says that Roswell is a city in New Mexico on Earth. It is the location of a rumored crash landing of an alien spacecraft in 1947. (SG1: "Thor's Chariot", "Out of Mind", ...
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What other mythologies' figures are represented in SG1 aside from Norse and Egyptian pantheons?

For most part, it seems that the Asgard have the names of (and presumably interacted with humans in the past as) Norse pantheon; whereas Goa'uld impersonated Ancient Egyptian pantheon. Were there any ...
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Was the uprisal that resulted in Goa'uld leaving Earth related to Asgard?

We know from SG1 series (and the movie) that Goa'uld left Earth because of a rebellion. Was the rebellion formented by Asgard? Tok'ra? Some other aliens? Or a purely internal Earth event?
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In Stargate Atlantis, when Atlantis leaves Lantea wouldn't they have a different point of origin?

As the question states, in the SGA episode: "First Strike" Atlantis moves from Lantea to another planet. I can accept that McKay could get the Atlantis gate back onto the Stargate grid, but wouldn't ...
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Was it ever shown what the signal was from in Stargate: Universe? [duplicate]

They were looking for the origin of a signal that had an intelligent structure to it. Was it ever shown what the signal actually was and/or who it was sent by? If not, have there been any good ...
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What material was the stargate made of?

In the Movie Stargate, what material was the stargate actually made of? They mentioned the material commonly as 'Mineral'. Has it been mentioned anywhere else in the Stargate Universe?
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Why there is no 'heavy equipment' used by SGC / SG-teams?

While it's understandable that fe. M1 can't really fit through Stargate nor into chamber ( or could it? would be nice boost for defense of stargate heh..), wouldn't armor be quite a support for SG ...
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What is the Smallest Distance Possible that Two Stargates Are Able To Dial One Another?

Related Questions: Average Stargate Range Why Earth Has Two Gates Why Two Gates Cannot Be Active in Same Place At Same Time We all know that gates within close proximity to one another are unable ...
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Is There a Difference Between Entering an Active Stargate on One Side Or The Other?

Related Questions: Entering an Active Wormhole from the Destination When people dial a gate, they generally enter from the 'front' of the stargate. For convenience's sake on most planets, the ...
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Why do Stargates in the Destiny Network Show Instability When Looping on Themselves Through Time?

If I recall correctly, in the Stargate Universe Episode "Time", the gate shows instability due to the wormhole passing through a nearby star's solar flare. However, no other episodes I watched ...
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What Was the Rationale of the Ancients for Eliminating Manual Dialing of Pegasus Stargates?

Related to questions: Remote Dialing Option Stargate Network Version Differences I noticed while reading several articles on stargates that the Ancients had made "upgrades" in their 3rd version of ...
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How Much Power Does It Take to Establish a Wormhole in the Stargate Franchise?

Related to questions: ZPM Power Capacity Stargate Power Requirements (Forum) So how much power does it take to connect to another stargate? Is it a constant value or does it vary?
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Two Gates Active Simultaneously on the Same World [duplicate]

Related to questions: Stargate Precedence Is it possible for two gates to be simultaneously active on the same world? In the Stargate SG-1 episode Touchstone, it is revealed that the N.I.D. were ...
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What Methods Are Used to Generate and Transfer Power to the Stargate?

Related to questions: DHD Connection to Stargate Stargate Power Requirements (Sci-Fi Exchange) Black Hole Powering Stargate Stargate Power Requirements (Forum) I could probably answer this on my ...
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Stargate - Destiny's Gate Address from Icarus base

Simple question - What is the address they dial to connect with the Ancient ship Destiny in Stargate Universe from Icarus base. I have found the address on Stargate Wiki - however they have an ...
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Why didn't they just blow up the Stargate?

I just finished watching Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, and one question has been bugging me the entire 314 episodes (plus two movies): If you really didn't want someone traveling through your ...
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Could radar penetrate the Stargate aperture?

Radio waves in the Stargate franchise are capable of going both ways. I started thinking about this a bit, and wondered: Could you send radar signals through the gate to determine what's on the ...
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What exactly do the eighth and ninth symbols in a stargate address represent?

In Stargate, we learn that seven symbols are needed for a stargate to activate and open a wormhole. The first six create a three dimensional axis that points to the destination at the center of the ...
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Why did the Stargate close on John Shepherd and Ronon on Season 2 Ep 18 “Michael”

When they saw Michael going into the Stargate, Ronon immediately ran and tried to jump in the Stargate but the Stargate just powered off. This is strange because: 1) Stargates should not close on ...
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How did Samantha Carter walk through the Stargate from SGC to Atlantis

Did they use the gate macro thing, or did they have a ZPM? If they used the gate macro with a mid-point, would they suffocate in space?
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Changes in the Constellations shape over time Vs Stargate Glyphs

I just remembered that the relative position of stars change with time. I made a quick search and found this reference : What Will the Constellations Look Like in 50,000 Years? I didn't see much ...
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How Would a Newly Built Stargate With a DHD Be Able to Bootstrap Into The “Stargate Network”?

While we only once see the (finished) construction of any "model" of stargate in the episode "Awakening" from Stargate Universe, how would you suppose the Ancients, when building their network, add a ...
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Is a Dial Home Device Connected To A Stargate In A Wired or Wireless Fashion?

While watching some of the episodes of the Stargate Series, I have been wondering in what fashion the DHD interacts with the stargate itself. I've have read some of the various questions and answers ...
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Why are Asgardian ships so huge?

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 ...
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Who played the Airperson who was verbally shoved aside by McKay in “The Intruder”? [closed]

Who portrays the delightful Airperson to whom McKay barks "Airperson, don't be there!" around midway through Stargate: Atlantis's excellent second-season episode [S02E02], "The Intruder"? As she is ...
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Why would Ford ditch his jumper?

In the Stargate: Atlantis second season premiere "The Siege, Part III", Sheppard says about Ford: It doesn't matter where he goes. The second he gets to wherever he's going, he's gonna ditch the ...