Questions tagged [stargate]

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If the wraith could be “changed” but not instantly morally equivalent was it premature to call it a failure?

Seeing as how the Wraith could... In the series, they claimed the change was a failure because the wraith turned humans didn't magically all of sudden have the same set of morals that humans today ...
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How did Ferretti know they couldn't go backwards through the Stargate?

In the original Stargate movie, after they arrive on Abydos and discover Daniel needs to find the symbols to reactivate the gate, the following exchange occurs between Brown and Ferretti (around 38:30)...
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Are there any connections between the Humans of Earth being called Tau'ri by the Goa'uld and the tribe called the Tauri from Crimea in any literature?

The Goa'uld, having been separated from the Humans of Earth (Tau'ri) around 3000 BCE, named them the Tau'ri to mean "First Ones". In our history, the two histories being virtually identical ...
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Did the Goa'Uld ever try to use Chevron 8 and 9

With Stargate Atlantis (and already in S02E16) and Universe, we're introduced to Chevron 8 and 9 to dial to another Galaxy and a moving target. Specially with Anubis having the knowledge of the ...
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In Star-Gate SG-1, ep.1, how did the invaders dial out? [duplicate]

In the first episode of SG-1, the base is attacked by aliens. After they arrive, the gate closes. How were they able to dial out again? They apparently did not access the control room.
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What happens if you go through an incoming stargate? [duplicate]

What happens if you go through an incoming stargate?
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Is the Stargate half duplex or one way? [duplicate]

Is the Stargate half duplex or one way? I know it can send radio signals both ways but doesn’t seem like it can send and receive matter. It seems only the dialer can transfer matter. In “The Fifth ...
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Is there a correct way to set up a Stargate?

Is there a correct way to set up a Stargate, i.e. one side that is top and one that is down? If so, is it marked in any way? If so, what would happen if it were set up the wrong way around? If not, ...
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Is the long-range communication device shown in SGU human-built?

I've recently begun rewatching Stargate Universe (SGU) and something that's struck me on the very first episode was the design of the communication "pad" that the ancient stones are placed ...
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How did the Goa'uld become spacefaring?

It is often stated throughout the Stargate series that the Goa'uld are more technologically advanced, however, during the SG-1 episode "Pretense" (3.15), it is stated that the Goa'uld did ...
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How did the shield not kill Mckay in SGA S2E14?

In S2E14 “Grace Under Pressure” how did Sheppard extend the shield around Mckays puddle jumper without killing him?
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How can the travel be followed in the control room?

In the control room of the SGC, there is a star map that can be used to follow the traveller through the wormhole, know where on the way they are, the destination of the wormhole and so on. I ...
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Did the writers of Stargate SG1 forget about the Beta gate?

When the Russians discovered their Stargate had the writer's forgotten about the BETA GATE from season 2 episode 14 that was found, recovered, stored, sealed and locked away after it was recovered ...
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Stargate SG-1 S3E3 Fair Game: Why is the speaker's lectern so close to the Stargate?

In the episode where SG-1 is trapped on a prisoner's planet we learn from Daniel Jackson that the initial blue burst out of the Stargate is deadly and not a way to escape. So why is the speaker's ...
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In Stargate: Atlantis, How are they able to disconnect the ZPM despite being under water? [closed]

I am watching Stargate: Atlantis episode "Critical Mass" (S2E13). In this episode a bomb is placed on Atlantis and is set to go off should someone dial the gate back to Earth, which they do ...
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How do the SGC address codes work?

In Stargate SG1, Samantha Carter and the technical staff implemented their own dialling software and with it a proprietary addressing system for milky-way gates. Instead of the difficult to spell ...
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When did Jack O'Neill kill this character?

I'm currently reading The Cost of Honor by Sally Malcolm, one of the Fandemonium published novels based on Stargate SG-1. Several times in the narrative, Col. Jack O'Neill's internal voice reminds him ...
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Would the Genii's plan actually have failed?

The in Stargate: Atlantis season 1 episode 7 “Underground” we meet the Genii. Their plan is to build nuclear weapons, place them on all the hibernating Wraith ships, and take them all down at once. ...
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Why was Apophis chosen to be the Main Villain in Stargate SG1?

Has it ever been stated (by someone in the cast or crew) why Apophis was chosen to be the main villain in the beginning of Stargate SG-1? I am looking for an explanation why Apophis and not another ...
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Was the ship destroyed in the final episode of Stargate SG-1?

Was the technology and everything the Asgard gave SG-1 destroyed in the end or did they save it in the new timeline?
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When was it decided to make the Ancient Humans?

When Jack O'Neill went to the Asgard in SG1 S2E16 - The Fifth Race, the Asgardians didn't seem to recognise a member of the race of the Ancients. This makes me believe that it was only later decided ...
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Stargate dialing sequence [closed]

Stargate. One of my favorite things. And so, I have a lot of questions. First, when SG1 dial off world, the chevrons just glow. And when the SGC dial, the glyph ring just rotates. So when there's an ...
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Abydos: Dialing sequence done before? [duplicate]

Hold on, so Daniel found the seventh glyph, right? So, why did they do chevron 1-6 like they already tried before. I saw that they knew what they were doing, so why is the seventh chevron a mystery? ...
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Stargate the film: Is Anubis in the movie?

Anubis is a god, right? Then why is the goa uld guard, who died because the ring transport cut off his head, why is he called Anubis? Am I even making sense? Is Anubis a goauld?
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Why didn’t anyone dial Abydos before Daniel solved the mystery of the seventh symbol?

From what I recall from the movie, Daniel only finds the seventh symbol... however when he explain they give way to show him the star gate and they put their sequence in the dialing computer. This ...
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Why could the point of origin not be discovered through a brute-force search? [duplicate]

An important part of the early plot of the original Stargate film is finding the "seventh symbol" - the "point of origin" that allows them to dial Abydos. The Air Force apparently already had ...
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Was the Harcesis in SG-1 inspired by actual ancient mythology?

In Stargate SG-1, a story arc is built around the "Harcesis" - a child born of two Goa'uld hosts. Background: In the Stargate universe, the Goa'uld are parasitic snake-like creatures that can ...
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Is there any in universe reason or rational for why the Wraith ignore Atlantis for the 10,000 years after the Ancients abandoned the Pegasus Galaxy?

I've seen others ask why the Wraith didn't react sooner, attacking with greater numbers and frequency after the Atlantis expedition wakes them but what about those 100 centuries previous when they ...
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Are the Nox ascending?

In Stargate SG1, S1E8, the Nox have mysterious powers like making things disappear and reviving people. They do not seem to wear any tech in order to vanish. Furthermore, it is clearly visible that ...
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Did Daniel and Vala have a relationship?

In Stargate SG1 - Unending (S10E20), Daniel and Vala have a relationship during the "time stop". However, they forget about it after Sam turned back time and only Teal'C was able to remember it. Has ...
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In the Stargate series is there any indication whether the 7th symbol of an 8 symbol address is always the same?

I get that the first 6 are supposed to be coordinates for the destination and the last (8th in this case) would be the point of origin while the 7th is supposed to be a distance calibration.. but is ...
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In “Stargate: SG-1” S1E1, why does Kowalski explicitly say “simulated bombing run”?

When Sam Carter is introduced to the team going to Abydos, Kowalski is trying to scare her (or prove how cool he is?) by explaining how difficult the trip through the stargate will be. He asks her if ...
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How is a harsesis different from any old Goa’uld?

The generic explanation is "...will be born with the genetic knowledge of the Goa’uld." What does that mean and do they not already have access to that knowledge? What more would the ...
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Was the weakness in Wraith technology ever revisited in any media?

In the Season 2 episode "Aurora", Sheppard's team discovers an Ancient warship by the same name. They learn from the Ancient crew whose consciousness is in some sort of virtual world that ...
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Does the “Daedalus” actually land on the water?

When the Daedalus lands at Atlantis it appears to land on the water, is there anything that's considered to be canon that proves whether the Daedalus is actually landing on water (and floating on the ...
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Are all the ascended dead?

In the episode where they are finally able to put together Merlin's weapon and send it to the Ori galaxy, Vala points out that she's pretty sure the one part that didn't make it into the rig is the ...
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Why do they consider the Ori false gods?

Throughout Stargate SG-1 seasons 9 and 10 they spend the time fighting the crusade of the Ori. They mention several times that 'the Ori are not gods.' I think that Dr Daniel Jackson mentions several ...
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Where do Ark of Truth and Covenant fit into the Stargate series?

I was wondering where Stargate: The Ark of Truth & Covenant fit into Stargate. Are these movies or in the series?
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Why do Asgard beam weapons seem to burn out quickly?

Why do the Asgard beam weapons seem to burn out very quickly when used by the BC-304 class ships? The human crew only got one shot off on the Wraith super-hive for example, and we've never seen them ...
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What are the main differences between the original Stargate SG-1 and the Final Cut edition?

I just got Amazon Prime video so I can rewatch the Stargate series. I remember things a little differently then I am seeing it. For instance, I distinctly remember Carter saying (when first getting ...
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How do the SG Teams stay alive in wormholes?

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 ...
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Which race, Asgard or Ancients invented the holographic projection tech and the beaming tech?

In the TV series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis we see both the Ancients and Asgard using both holographic projection and beaming technology. Which race, Asgard or Ancients invented the ...
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Where does this quote come from?

In another question (What was the last riddle set by Morgan le Fay?) @Codosaur said that, As to the riddle, the writers may have just taken it from: "In Battle-scars and times of strife, resistant ...
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How did Atlantis come to be cloaked when it was originally submerged when the team arrived in the city? [closed]

In Stargate SG-1 Season 9 Episode 13, "Ripple Effect": There is a conversation about Atlantis. Cam says the ZPM is being used to cloak the city from the Wraith but when Stargate Atlantis starts, the ...
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Would Stargate Command be affected by a US Government Shutdown?

In the event of a US government shutdown, as occurred in 1995-1996, 2013, and 2018-2019, would Stargate Command be shut down? It's part of the US military, but it also employs a large number of ...
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How did Apophis maintain System Lord status?

Apophis is the main antagonist of SG-1 for the first couple seasons. In The Serpent's Lair SG-1 destroys 2 Ha'tak vessels right before they attack earth. This is shown as breaking Apophis' hold on ...
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How was Ernest Littlefield able to survive for 50 years?

In Season 1 Episode 11, Heliopolis, SG-1 travels to a planet where we first learn of the alliance for 4 races, and discover that Ernest Littlefield had survived his trip through the gate in 1945, and ...
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How can you dial Abydos address from Icarus base?

(Just assume that both Abydos and Icarus still exist (planets and their stargates).) Address of Abydos contains the Orion as the 6th symbol. P4X-351 (Icarus base) has the Orion as the point of ...
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What is the effective maximum range of a ring transporter?

In the original Stargate movie, Ra and his followers have ring transporters that can be used to teleport between Ra's ship in orbit and the surface of Abydos. In Stargate SG1, Earth Humans (Taur'i) ...
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Why didn’t Teal’c replace his larva with a Tok'ra?

When SG-1 visit the Tok'ra in SG-1: "Tok'ra", they each (one after another) refuse to host the oldest Tok'ra, whose host is dying. Teal'c says nothing during the encounter. Why did he not offer to ...

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