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 question includes the "whoosh", someone/something entering/exiting through shimmering pool of "water", or simply using it as a walkie-talkie to communicate with someone off-world.

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    The technical term is 'kawhoosh'.
    – IG_42
    May 26, 2016 at 23:00
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    I started writing an answer, but the actual answer is "Yes, bloody loads". At this point I'm going to give up. If someone wants to do a better job, good luck to them.
    – Valorum
    May 26, 2016 at 23:42

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There have been a number of episodes in Stargate SG1, Atlantis and Universe where there is zero use of the gate, save for the opening credits.

Some examples are below;


The Curse
Wormhole X-Treme!

Stargate Atlantis

The Defiant One
The Hot Zone
McKay and Mrs Miller

Stargate: Universe


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    If we're being picky, SG-1's Unnatural Selection shows an active Stargate, but only in O'Neil's mind. No "real" Stargate was activated. Jul 2, 2017 at 4:48
  • @Thunderforge - This isn't an exhaustive list. I just picked an example (or four) from each series.
    – Valorum
    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:09

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