The first TV series spawned from the original movie that expanded the Stargate universe as it followed the premier team of the top-secret US military organization Stargate Command, SG-1, as they explored the galaxy, protected Earth from newly-discovered threats and sought to acquire advanced ...

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Why are only a tiny number of goa'uld capable of spawning?

Goa'uld, aside from being endosymbionts, are aquatic predators that reproduce by spawning large amounts of offspring left to fend for themselves with only a few surviving to adulthood. The symbiotes ...
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What explains the disappearance of the stargate in ‘1969’?

In the episode ‘1969’ (Season 2), SG1 arrives back at the SGC instead of their intended target planet. The gate then shimmers out of existence and the whole SGC turns into a missile launch pad. How ...
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Why didn't the Tok'Ra clone their Queen/Themselves?

Being that Symbiotes live nearly forever and pass their minds on genetically and they don't want to die out, why didn't they just clone themselves or at least their queen to regrow their numbers? I'm ...
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Why does the SGC use the iris?

It seems obvious to me that you'd just take a rod or something and stick it in the middle of the Stargate which cause no wormhole to be able to form. Why didn't they do this? Not only is it better ...
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Why does Daniel become corrupted when he gets the Goa'uld knowledge?

In SG-1 "Absolute Power" Daniel gets all of Goa'uld's knowledge and he is corrupted by it why? The show's narative suggests that it's the result of Goa'uld knowledge. The Title suggests it's due to ...
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Why use 146 elements in Stargate SG-1?

In "The Torment of Tantalus" we find out that the Alliance of Four Great Races used 146 elements to communicate. Now the question is, why 146? To expand, does it mean there are only 146 chemical ...
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Why did Ba'al clone himself?

I randomly thought this while looking at Stargate stuff, partly due to other Stargate questions. Why the heck does Ba'al clone himself? Here's the story: The Goa'uld are defeated by Replicators, ...
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Why are the Egyptian Gods the top Gods?

Is there any reason why the Egyptian Gods are all the top positions in the Goa'uld Empire? Sokar ruled, then Cronus lead the group that defeated him. It is suggested that Sokar = Hades. Could Ra be ...
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What do we know about the territory of the Goa'uld Empire and other SG civilizations? [closed]

I am watching SG-1 and just got to "Fair Game" which made me wonder, are there maps and or political information about the dominion of the Goa'ulds (and the other Civs) of Stargate that are canon? A ...
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How long do you have to wait after being hit with a Zat'nik'tel before the count restarts? [duplicate]

In Stargate when you fire a Zat the discharge increments as the following: 1 hit for stun, 2 is a kill and 3 disintegrates. But how long would you have to wait to hit again and be ok? Are they ...
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How can the Jaffa see out of their cobra headgear?

The Jaffa's "cobra" headgear rests high on the wearer's head, and the eyes of the wearer appear to be about midway up the cobra helmet's neck. At first I thought maybe they can look through an opening ...
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What's the shortest distance that can be travelled via Stargate? [duplicate]

The question is pretty simple: what's the minimum distance that can be travelled via a Stargate? I know two stargates cannot operate in close proximity, such as on the same planet, as one Stargate ...
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Are the Stargate glyphs different between Pegasus and Milky Way galaxies and how does it affect the DHD on puddle jumpers?

Since the glyph shapes are based on constellations, wouldn't the Milky Way constellations be a totally different shape, if even existent at all, in the Pegasus Galaxy? Assuming this is the case, which ...
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Why does the unstable vortex of the stargate not destroy the SGC iris? [duplicate]

As the title says, why doesnt the iris get destroyed?
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What happened to the puddle jumper on “It's Good to be King” (S8 E13)?

Simple question. What did SG-1 do with the puddle jumper they found on the planet?
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What is the music playing at the dance in the SG1 episode “Chimera”?

In the SG1 episode "Chimera", Pete takes Sam to a dance. When they arrive, the band is playing a tune which starts off sounding like "In the Mood", except it isn't. Later, the music sounds like a mash-...
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Has there ever been any episode that didn't show a stargate in use?

I've been watching old SG-1 episodes lately and a question came to me. Has there been any episode (SG-1, ATL, SGU) where it didn't show the stargate being used? Being used for the purposes of this ...
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Sam Carter's fancy flip phone?

I was just re-watching the SG-1 episode "Threads". As Carter finds herself in an awkward moment with Jack and his recently found companion at his backyard barbecue, she is interrupted by her cell ...
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Why does the stargate on *Destiny* expel all that steam when the gate shuts down? [duplicate]

On Stargate Universe, Destiny's gate gushes out a bunch of steam on the bottom of each side of the Stargate. AFAIK, no other stargates in SG-1/Atlantis series nor the movies does this. I don't think ...
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How did Ganos Lal avoid the effects of the Sangraal?

(Spoilers for Season 10!) After the events of The Pegasus Project, Ganos Lal (aka Morgan le Fay) is exiled from the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies to the Ori home galaxy, due to her marginal ...
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In the Stargate TV Series, what military awards does Jack O'Neill hold?

In the Stargate film, Jack seems to be wearing a different range of military awards and decorations than he does in the TV Series. Based on the TV Show only, what awards and decorations does General ...
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How many planets are populated in the Ori (ex-Alteran) Galaxy?

As it says on the tin: How many planets are populated in the Ori (ex-Alteran) Galaxy? Is it just the one or is it several? Non-canon sources are welcome.
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Why do Goa'uld eyes glow?

What does it mean when a Goa'uld makes his eyes glow? Does it signify some type of physiological change? Or is it just an intimidating/dramatic gesture? I can't really find a consistent pattern for ...
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How long did it take to get to the Midway Station?

After harvesting a bunch of Pegasus stargates, McKay & Co. daisy-chains them end-to-end until they end up halfway between the Pegasus & Milky Way galaxies where they build the Midway Station. ...
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What was the out-of-universe reason to destroy this race?

In the last episode of SG-1 What was the out of universe reason for taking them out of the equation? At that point Atlantis was still going on and I'm assuming Universe would be in someone's head, ...
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Is the Stargate SG1 episode “Nightwalkers” a retelling of an older story, and if so, what?

When I was watching the SG1 episode "Nightwalkers", I had this strange sense of deja vu - like I'd seen a similar story line (aliens recruit unwitting townsfolk to rebuild/repair their crashed/...
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Is there a reason Teal'c doesn't get his tattoo removed?

Why doesn't Teal'c try to get his gold tattoo removed when he was no longer the First Prime to the System Lord Apophis? One would think he would want to disassociate himself of the Goa'uld as much ...
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What was the last riddle set by Morgan le Fay?

In Stargate SG1 season 10 episode The Quest (part 1), the last riddle set by Morgan le Fay in the cave system protecting the Sangraal is incompletely translated. From the transcript: DANIEL (...
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Is SG-10's appearance in “SG-1: A Matter of Time” their first mission?

In SG-1's second season episode A Matter of Time, SG-10 is described as being on its first mission, with Major Boyd in charge. SG-10, a new field unit commanded by Major Henry Boyd and on its ...
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Why was Ayiana left behind?

In Stargate the Ancient Ayiana plays the role of the first Ancient to be discovered by the SGC. In the first episode of Atlantis she is seen staying behind while the rest of the Ancients leave in ...
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Goa'uld cyber and chemical warfare capability

Throughout Stargate whenever the Goa'uld launch an attack on the SGC it tends to come as somewhat 'clumsy' physical attacks. Surely a race as advanced as the Goa'uld would have developed far more ...
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What did the SG1 effects people use to build and operate the MALPs?

MALPs appear in numerous SG1 episodes. Their six wheel chassis appears similar to gas powered off-road vehicles which have been around for many decades. From a production perspective, what was used to ...
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What did Ra have over the other System Lords?

from my understanding of the Goa'uld the System Lords only are friendly with one another because they can't destroy each other and take their worlds. However Ra is the Supreme System Lord shown by ...
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Do the Tok'ra use any particular gate address for their ceremony?

In Season 6 Episode 9 - Allegiance we see the Tok'ra use the Stargate to farewell their dead in a ceremony by having them vaporized by the opening Stargate. I am wondering if the Tok'ra use any gate ...
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Why exactly did Teal'c grow some hair?

Teal'c has always been bald from Season 1 to 7 (I stopped watching around Season 7 ages ago but starting to watch the show again from Season 1). From Season 8, he has a little patch of hair which ...
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What's the story behind the new SG1 patches introduced in Ex Deus Machina?

In Stargate SG-1, season 9, episode 7 (Ex Deus Machina), Lt. Col. Mitchell makes quite a show of replacing the patches on the uniforms of SG1. What's the big deal? And, what did they replace? ...
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What's the pronunciation of the word Goa'uld from SG1?

What's the phonetic alphabet (text/pronunciation) of the fictional word Goa'uld from the (TV show)/(fictional universe) Stargate? It seems to have a interestingly and unusually large amount of ...
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Why is Casandra's bomb no longer a threat?

In the episode 1969 when SG-1 was a bit too early going though the Stargate during the Solar Flare and was flung into the future, waiting for them was an old woman who Sam confirmed to be Casandra. ...
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Stargate SG-1 HD release

Had there been an HD release of the early seasons of this show? I'm rewatching it from the beginning and have trouble tolerating DVD quality in this new age of HD. Everything looks blurry and ... ...
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What is the basis for planet numbering system used in Stargate SG1?

In SG1, we see/hear planet designations like P3X-421. Do these designations follow any sort of system, or is it all "writer discretion"? If there is a system to these designations, what is it (...
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Why would “Cor-Ai” be earlier than “Singularity”?

A while back my mum got the entire collection of Stargate SG-1 from a garage sale however i had been noticing that the episode order is off in comparison to what I see on IMDB. one example is on ...
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Who replaced Kinsey as Vice President?

In the finale of Season 8, President Hayes informs Vice President Kinsey that he should "consider [his] resignation accepted". We later see that indeed, Kinsey is no longer the vice president. Is ...
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Did Daniel (briefly) ascend at the end of “Threads”?

Daniel spends the majority of the season 8 episode Threads in a sort of limbo while Oma waits for him to choose ascension over (apparently) being killed by the replicators in a previous episode. At ...
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Would Thor's Hammer defend against ships?

I understand the 'hammer' imprisoned any Goa'uld who came through the stargate (at least until SG1 broke it), but could it have done anything if any of the system lords sent a warship to attack ...
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Did anyone ever question the Asgard's resemblence to the legendary Greys?

The Asgard are depicted as humanity's friend against the Gou'auld yet they look suspiciously similar to creatures accused of abducting humans for experiments (among the least invasive involving rectal ...
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Did the US miltary ever reverse-engineer Gou'aould or other alien energy weapons?

The SG-teams often bring back weapons like Jaffa staves and zap-guns, did they ever take any apart so they could learn to make energy weapons of their own?
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Why did Teal'c kill Sha're?

In Forever in a Day, Teal'c shoots Sha're (still possessed by the Goa'uld Amaunet) with his staff weapon. He was forced to shoot to save Daniel Jackson from the Kara kesh, Amaunet was using on him. ...
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when do the stargate Atlantis seasons take place in SG-1 [duplicate]

I'm going to start a Stargate marathon where I watch all of SG-1 and Atlantis. I know the 2 series take place roughly in the same timeframe but I am wondering at what points in SG-1 do each seasons of ...
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Why did the Tok'ra never create a Harcesis child among themselves?

In Season 3's Forever in a Day, Daniel and Teal'c discuss what happens when two Goa'uld have a child: Daniel: Teal'c, what happens if two Goa'uld hosts have a child. Teal'c: It is strictly ...
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Were romantic feelings between Sam Carter and Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1 ever confirmed?

It was often hinted that they both had romantic feelings for each other, but was it ever confirmed if they actually got together?