As we know, SG Teams exploring other planets do so with star gates. Star gates are based on wormholes.

How does the team stay alive when going through the wormhole? As I know, wormholes don't have standard oxygen and temperature levels.

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    Are the transition times between entering one stargate and exiting another so long that they'd have to hold their breath? I never got that impression from the show (though it has been a while since I watched it). – user107907 Mar 6 at 11:03
  • I've edited this to try and improve some of the grammar in places, if you feel like I've changed the meaning of your post or you just simply don't like my changes please edit your post. – TheLethalCarrot Mar 6 at 11:07
  • Logically theory. In the first episode, team exited from Stargate as little frozen. Thanks @TheLethalCarrot for grammar edit – Kerem Beyazit Mar 6 at 11:07
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    "The Stargate creates its own event horizon just in front of the wormhole and dematerializes any object attempting to pass through it so it is not damaged or killed by the deadly low temperatures." stargate.fandom.com/wiki/Wormhole – nicolallias Mar 6 at 11:09
  • The original film seemed to indicate that the time spent in the wormhole is brief, but non-trivial. – Robert Columbia Mar 6 at 11:10

They dont, they're ripped into their constituent particles per the Stargate wiki: https://stargate.fandom.com/wiki/Stargate

"Travel through a Stargate is strictly one-way: from the dialing gate to the receiving gate. This is not a limitation of the wormhole, but of the technology; wormholes will transmit anything that enters them, but no solid matter could survive the process. Thus, each gate in the pair takes on a specific role: the dialing gate converts the traveler into its most basic components (sub-atomic particles) and transmits it, while the receiving gate reassembles the transmitted matter back into its original form. Doing the reverse is not only fatal for the traveler, but would just result in the dialing gate deconstructing the object upon arrival, converting it into energy much like the process of ascension."

So really, they're not actually alive during transmission anyway.

  • You mean it's similar to beaming up tech. – Kerem Beyazit Mar 6 at 11:29
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    Kerem, per my understanding, yes it is similar to transporter tech in Star Trek – Nick Mar 6 at 12:02
  • Beam me up Scott! – Kerem Beyazit Mar 7 at 5:36

The original script for Stargate (the Movie) indicates that the users of the stargate are torn apart into their constituent atoms, translated through another dimension and then re-constituted at the other end. The swirly-vortex-water-flume effect we while they're traveling see is from the perspective of the audience, not the traveler.

Daniel shuts his eyes and steps into the beam.

Before our eyes we SEE Daniel broken down to the molecular level…

…he enters another dimension. A fourth dimension…

…traveling over millions of light years outside of our own time continuum…

…we then enter a gigantic black space, floating…until a sun-like light RUSHES towards us, engulfing us…


Slowly out of the bright white light, a face forms. Molecules rush together. It’s Daniel, covered with frost, dropping down to his knees, clutching himself in pain

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