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For questions about the 'Stargate' franchise. For the movie of the same name released in 1994, use [stargate-movie]. Use in conjunction with the specific series as well: [stargate-sg1], [stargate-atlantis] and [stargate-universe].

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Have we ever seen a Stargate in the Ori galaxy or isn't there one at all?

I have recently read the article about the Stargates and I have been comparing the designs in each galaxy. I tried to recall any Stargate from the Ori/Alteran home galaxy for comparison, but I couldn'...
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Which Stargate address is shown on the Stargate plans?

We know from the Stargate: The Ark of Truth that the Stargate was invented by an Ancient/Alteran named Amelius. In the movie we see the schematics/plans for a device that looks like a Stargate: The ...
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Where does the name Ori come from?

What is the origin of the name Ori? There are suggestions that the name Ori may come from the Origin, however, I have not found any proof to support that. Their name may have some meaning, and given ...
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In the 1969 episode, why is all the equipment covered

In the 1969 episode, SG1 goes too far forward in time, where an old Cassandra turns them back. Every piece of equipment, in future StarGate room is covered by sheets. Up until now I always assumed ...
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Can a car battery provide enough power to start a stargate? [closed]

I remember that powering the gate requires a lot of energy. Is it really possible to "jump start" the gate using an old car (as in Stargate Origins season 1 episode 3) ??
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Who were the members of the last High Council of System Lords?

In Reckoning, Part 1 we meet the High Council of System Lords for the last time, as they are eliminated by the Replicators. At this point in time the Council consists of Yu (in the middle) and two ...
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Why does this character not reveal SG-1's location in “Secrets”

In the closing moments of Stargate SG-1 S02E09 "Secrets", Amaunet looks directly at Daniel but does not give up SG-1's position to Apophis. Given that nowhere else in canon can the host best a goa'uld,...
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What is the rule for spinning the ring when dialing a Stargate?

All three versions of the stargate have something that moves - with the Milky Way gates, it's the inner ring, the Pegasus gates move lights, and the Universe gates rotate the entire gate. I've noticed ...
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How did Mirror SG-1 know there'd be a ZPM at the end of the tunnel?

In Season 9's "Ripple Effect", a desperate version of SG-1 from an alternate reality hatches a plot to break into our reality, travel to Atlantis, steal a ZPM, and take said ZPM back home to power ...
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Were there any Russians in the Atlantis expedition?

We know that Russia was the second country to be involved in the Stargate program, long before any other nation had been made aware of it. We know that the Atlantis expedition was supervised by the ...
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Is Stargate based on the German science fiction series Star Gate?

After Stargate Origin was released a couple of days ago, I decided to refresh my memory about Stargate. I stumbled upon "Star Gate - Das Original" (Star Gate - The Original), a series of German ...
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Wouldn't the stargate addresses from Earth be different?

We know that stellar drift is a factor in gate addresses, and this is why the only gate Earth could reach is Abydos (and the one on the planet where Catherine's husband was), and after this, they ...
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Why are Stargates in Stargate Universe “less advanced” yet have more advanced capabilities?

Just rewatched Stargate Universe and something they said at the beginning of S1 confused me: They stated that the stargates seeded by the seed ships and the one on board Destiny were "less advanced" ...
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Could the Ancient repository of knowledge have helped O'Neill to ascend?

We're told (if I recall correctly) that O'Neill's brain is more developed than most or all humans; we also know he has a natural Ancient gene in his DNA. That's presumably why he was able to somewhat ...
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Do the Tauri (humans) use shuttlecraft?

In Stargate SG-1 or Atlantis does the Daedalus class starships carry shuttle craft? I know they have transporter rings and Asgard transporters like in Star Trek, but even the Federation ships had ...
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Did the Ancients in Stargate have a religion?

I've really only watched Stargate: Atlantis, so I don't know if this is brought up in SG1 or Universe. Are the Ancients ever described as being religious, or worshipping any deities?
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What was the first work to use the term “star gate”?

I was reading Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey and was surprised to come across this passage: Call it the Star Gate. For three million years, it had circled Saturn, wating for a moment of ...
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Why didn't the Ori attack earth in “The Ark of Truth”?

When the Ori had 7 ships above earth they just stood there until the other story-lines wrapped up, as well as the entire time it took to take the Ark from one galaxy to another. Why would they do ...
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Why don't the Goa'uld and Asgard know all the valid stargate addresses?

Why are there still numerous stargate addresses the Goa'uld and/or Asgard don't know? The Goa'uld are able to program dialing macros (see e.g. Ba'al vs Replicators) and the Asgard are much smarter. I ...
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What are the different terms used to describe a Stargate?

What are all the different terms used to describe the Stargate throughout the various shows? I know the Jaffa call it the "Chappa'ai". I've also heard "ancestral ring" and "Portal" (including the "...
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Why did the hurricane hit Atlantis?

Fact: There are six main requirements for tropical cyclogenesis: sufficiently warm sea surface temperatures, atmospheric instability, high humidity in the lower to middle levels of the troposphere ...
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What exactly is a Goa'uld Queen?

In Season 6's Cure, we see Egeria, a Goa'uld queen that is creating symbiotes. However in Season 1's Hathor, we also see the eponymous Goa'uld queen creating symbiotes. How can both of these be Goa'...
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Why are there so few artifacts from the Goa'uld reign of Egypt?

As a time-travelling SG-1 sees firsthand in the two-part episode Moebius, Ra reigned in Ancient Egypt around 3000 B.C. During that time, Ra used Goa'uld technology, and the human resistance gathered ...
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What made The O'Neill a better weapon against Replicators?

In S04E01 of "Stargate: SG-1", Carter visits the Asgard homeworld and sees that they're building a new class of ship. The prototype vessel is named "The O'Neill" and Thor states that it is the most ...
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Is there an upper limit on the range of a Stargate?

Do we know if there is an upper limit on the range of a Stargate or given enough power (and a proper set of coordinates) one can reach anywhere? I remember a quote (probably by Sam) that the power ...
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Stargate Dialing Condundrums [duplicate]

In season two of Stargate there is an episode called "The Fifth Race" where Jack is implanted with Ancient knowledge that leads him to the Aguards. During this episode Captain Carter leads SG1 to a ...
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Why doesn't Asgard just clone the same base model?

I'm rewatching SG-1, and in epsiode 5x22 Revelations, it is explained that the Asgardians are all clones and that it causes degradation. Carter explains it like "making a copy of a copy of a copy". ...
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What are the pronunciations associated with the stargate symbols?

I haven't watched the shows in years, but if I remember correctly each stargate symbol has an arbitrarily assigned "name" which may be a consonant, vowel or syllable. The ancients used these to ...
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Are there translations of Ancient writing from Stargate: Atlantis?

We have seen a couple of questions in which people have translated bits of writing from ancient artifacts in Stargate: Atlantis into meaningful English sentences. The primary example we have seen is ...
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What is the bandwidth of a stargate?

In the stargate saga in many occasions they transmit EM though the stargate. In particular in ST-A in S01E17 "Letters from Pegasus" they get to transmit a burst of data within 1.3 seconds. What would ...
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How often did the SG-1 team members use a Sarcophagus?

Do we have any idea how many times each of the main SG-1 team members (Jack, Daniel, Sam, Teal'c, Jonas, Cameron, Vala) used a Sarcophagus? I'm interested in answers from all official sources, but ...
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How often did Ra visit Abydos?

Do we know how often Ra visited Abydos? Or at least, when was the last time he came to Abydos? Is there a mention or hint in the movie, during the TV series, in the RPG books or in the novels based on ...
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Does Eli have access to the Daniel Jackson videos?

In the first episode of Stargate Universe it is revealed that Daniel Jackson recorded a series videos for (Eli/Anyone new to the Stargate Program) to explain various concepts. Eli is also creating a ...
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Gate address when dialing Earth Is the point of origin wrong?

I've seen this Stargate address for Earth multiple times online but I don't think that it's technically correct. If I know the Stargate the 7th chevron represents the point of origin and has nothing ...
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Wouldn't being underwater be the same as burying the gate?

I remember 2 episodes where the gate is underwater, but a gate connection is still made. Shouldn't the weight of water act the same as soil and therefore the gate be 'buried' and not connect? In the ...
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In the Stargate episode “threads” who stops the self destruct?

In the episode "threads" of Stargate SG-1 Anubis launches the super weapon that will destroy all life in the galaxy. In the SG base O'Neill uses the self-destruct in order to hopefully destroy the ...
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Why do they always assume that the civilisation is the same on the whole planet visited with the Stargate?

On Stargate SG1 whenever they visit a new planet with the Stargate they usually see some civilisation by it and integrate and talk to them etc. They always seem to come to the conclusion that the ...
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Did we ever see any civilian contractors working within the StarGate program?

I'm working on a Stargate story, and I've been wondering about Civilian Contractors. In our real-world military, civilian companies are playing an ever-increasing role in the military, performing all ...
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How did Arthurian Legends get to Earth?

In Stargate, the Legends of King Arthur happened, but it is clear that Camelot and the various lands were on other planets got there easily via a Stargate on the planet that Camelot is on. That's fine,...
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Are the SGC, IOA, and SGA expedition war criminals?

Multiple times in Stargate chemical warfare is used in some fashion. Wouldn't that make these groups war criminals or does it not apply to them?
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Goa'uld starships

It's stated that the rings are ancient tech and there are a few other things that are known to be ancient technology or derivitive, but it seems that they tend to leave the technology in the form they ...
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What would happen if a human took Tretonin?

When a Jaffa's Goa'uld died or was removed, they could be kept alive using Tretonin and with it increased strength, senses, healing properties, lifespan, etc. that came from the injection. What ...
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Who does Hammond answer to?

In season 7 a new structure is created called Homeworld Defense with Hammond as its head. This seems to be formed by the US, but must be controlled by a coalition of nations so does this make Hammond ...
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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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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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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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How does Destiny in Stargate Universe Store its Energy?

According to Stargate Wikia, the Destiny uses eight "ram scoop" modules to collect plasma from what appears to be the photosphere of stars. Then it is funneled into reactors, where it is converted ...
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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 ...