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Did the System Lords have terrestrial animals on their colonies?

The Goa'uld like to have human hosts (though not necessarily exclusively), and their colony worlds are frequently populated with pine trees- do said colonies also have other animals from Earth such as ...
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Are the wormhole effects used in the Stargate Franchise diegetic?

Here's an example of the wormhole effects used in the Stargate franchise, from the original movie, Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe. Are the wormhole effects diegetic? That is - is travelling ...
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Why was Teal'c so different from other Jaffa?

In Stargate SG-1 and spin-offs, Teal'c was portrayed as blunt, emotionless and unable to understand metaphors, taking everything literally. Creatively, I assume this was done to make him stand out as ...
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Why did Daniel Jackson reopen the Abydos Stargate?

Recently I was rewatching Stargate: SG-1 and a question occurred to me: Canonically, why did Daniel Jackson unblock the Abydos stargate? Kawalsky: What's going on, Daniel? Could it be another Ra? ...
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In the first episode of Stargate: SG-1, did the rock-throwing guy actually help?

For reasons intelligible only to me, the prisoner who stays and helps O'Neil by throwing rocks as his people escape sticks out to me. Is there anything that he did that was actually useful? For ...
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How did the crew of the Destiny get out of the time loop?

In the Stargate:Universe episode "Time", a time loop is created when a solar flare disrupts the stargate connection to the planet being explored by the crew of the Destiny, creating a time ...
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How did Pegasus Galaxy natives ensure they didn’t travel to a gate in orbit?

In Stargate: Atlantis, some of the gates are in orbit of a planet; a plot device that allows the heroes to use puddle jumpers. Before Earth humans travelled to Pegasus with MALPs, how did native ...
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Stargate SG-1: Is there an in-universe explanation for the aftermath of the episode "Heroes" in Season 7?

(SPOILERS AHEAD) I'm watching Stargate SG-1 again, and one issue that has always bothered me is the way that the Season 7 episode Heroes killed off Dr. Fraiser. After seeing so many other characters ...
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What are the Stargate dial home device symbols used to dial Earth from Atlantis?

Could someone please show me the dial home device symbols used to dial Earth from Atlantis? It's for my son, who will be carving them into stone.
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What was the alphanumeric graphic script written on the obelisk on planet "Eden" in the Stargate Universe episode "Faith"..?

Has anyone come across an image from a Stargate Universe Set Prop model or CGI image developer which shows a close-up of the Obelisk model? I am interested in trying to apply thought toward ...
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In what order must a Stargate address be entered?

In the Stargate film, Daniel Jackson shows the known reason for having seven chevrons, i.e. that 6 points are required to locate a point in space plus the seventh being the point of origin: We know ...
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Whose likeness was used and/or who was the voice actress for Sekhmet in the game Stargate SG-1: Unleashed?

I would like to know whose likeness they used for the character of Sekhmet in Stargate SG-1: Unleashed and whether that person was also the voice actress for that character in the game.
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How can Apophis have a son?

Apophis refers to Skaara and his symbiote Klorel as his "son". I can think of two explanations: Apophis is a queen. Goa'uld are capable of sexual reproduction. It would make a lot more ...
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Why was Thor's hammer never used again?

After SG1 broke Thor's hammer to let Teal'c through (in SG1: Thor's Hammer), the Asgard eventually repaired it (in SG1: Thor's Chariot) However, there were many situations after where Goa'uld had ...
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Inspiration for Nirrti of SG-1 in Doctor Who?

The character Nirrti in Stargate SG-1 draws inspiration for her name and costume from Hindu scripture, but as a Goa'uld, her character seems something else entirely. I was just reading about a Doctor ...
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In Stargate: Atlantis can Wraith survive extreme weather?

I know there was an episode where a Wraith had been found on a planet near Atlantis. I also know that Sheppard found a patch of ice in the shade. What I don't know is the science behind it. How ...
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Is Stargate the first example of a one-way wormhole in fiction?

Wormholes are a common element in science fiction, but I think most wormholes shown in fiction are bidirectional, that is, matter can move both ways through the wormhole. Stargate really dialed the ...
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Is there any significance to the use of the number "28" in Stargate?

The Stargate was found in 1928, and in Cheyenne mountain, the Stargate is on the 28th floor. Is this a coincidence, or intentional? Is there any significance to this use of the number 28?
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Red, green, and blue lines in the SG-1 base

I've just started watching Stargate SG-1 for the first time. I'm curious; what are the red green and blue lines all throughout the hallway floors of the base supposed to be? I noticed in one scene of ...
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Stargate Universe blunder: whey do they keep talking about Naquadria when it should be Naquada...?

I can't be the only one to notice that in Stargate Universe they keep talking about Naquadria when it should be Naquada, because, as far as I'm aware, Naquadria only existed on Langara, Jonas Quinn's ...
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Why did Ra leave written history of his defeat?

In Stargate (1994), Daniel Jackson is able to translate the history of Ra's life, including his defeat on Earth. Ra then bans reading and writing on Abydos but leaves the history there. First, why ...
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What was the official reason for launching the Space Shuttle?

In "The Serpent's Lair" SG-1 minus Daniel (of course they thought he was dead at the time) along with Bra'tac escape the destruction of a pair of Ha'tak gliders that were crippled in the ...
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Was Asgard technology ever duplicated on other SGC ships?

In the SG-1 finale "Unending", the Asgard call SG-1 to meet them with the USS Odyssey in order to Afterwards, however, in Stargate: Atlantis the ship is still routinely going on missions. ...
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Do Teal'c and Daniel Jackson have honorary ranks within SGC?

I'm binge-watching Stargate-SG1 on Netflix and noticed that several times in the later seasons, SGC officers defer to Teal'c as if he's in command, or at least a senior officer. However, as far as I ...
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Do GDO units have any kind of receive notification? [duplicate]

In Stargate SG-1 (as well as its spinoffs "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Stargate Universe"), teams or individuals who travel through a stargate must use a GDO unit to enter their ...
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Stargate teleportation vs Star Trek's: very different technology?

It is my impression from what little I know of Stargate is that their method of teleportation does something like warp space: there is no disassembly and reassembly of objects and beings and this ...
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Why were humans better hosts than Unas to the Goa'uld?

When they are introduced, the Unas appear to be stronger physically than humans but otherwise have similar capacities - they have gripping hands, for instance, and can clearly make tools. Since the ...
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In what Atlantis episode was a wraith stunner pistol shot and destroyed?

In an episode of Stargate Atlantis, I recall a battle where a wraith stunner pistol was shot and destroyed/disabled. I seem to recall it was Sheppard who was using it at the time, but I could be ...
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Was the whole of Abydos destroyed in Stargate SG1?

In the episode "Full Circle", Anubis fires his superweapon at the planet Abydos, and we see the pyramid explode and the land surrounding it. At the end of the episode, there's only ...
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Could Daniel Jackson have safely used the Ancient's Repository of Knowledge?

It seems to have been implied that using the Repository of Knowledge could force someone to ascend, should their brain be unable to withstand the strain. However, since Daniel has ascend multiple ...
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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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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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How did O'Neill guess there would be a raid in "The Nox?"

In the season one episode of Stargate Sg-1, “The Nox”, how did O’Neill know that there would be a raid right when Nafrayu was revived?
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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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