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Questions tagged [stargate]

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], [stargate-universe] or [stargate-origins].

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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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Was the use of “puddle jumper” in the Stargate SG-1 episode “Moebius” a continuity error?

When Stargage: Atlantis was launched, my wife and I started watching it, but we got tired of it fairly quickly and went back to just watching SG-1. From what we saw of Stargate: SG-1 in season 8, ...
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How do beam weapons pass through a stargate differently to Puddle Jumpers? [duplicate]

Forgive me, I'm a late bloomer with regards to the Stargate TV series (loved Universe when originally shown, but never watched SG1 or Atlantis, until now, thanks to streaming services have begun binge ...
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Why did the writers never let the Stargate be revealed to the public?

I think in Stargate the general population of Earth never knew that Stargates and aliens existed. So I get that the idea behind the show is that there is a secret operation that most humans don't ...
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What symptoms on Langara is Jonas referring to?

In S06E13, upon returning from a mission with an alien device, Jonas Quinn sees an alien creature that no one else can see. When the entire team is ordered to take some down-time, they discuss the ...
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Pro-mortal mythological gods = Tau'ri allies?

In SG1S1E10, Daniel describes 2 types of Star gods: the Tyrants the Culture bearers The Tyrants were equaled with the Goa'uld. While on the other hand there was Thor as a friend and protector of ...
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Why was the Alpha Gate/Tau'ri symbol important to the Ancients?

We know that the Alpha Gate, the one with the famous symbol , was brought to Earth by Ra, at a time when the Ancients were more or less no longer active there. But the symbol is still used quite ...
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Is Jonas Quinn typical of his species? [duplicate]

In Season 5 of Stargate: SG-1, team member Daniel Jackson was briefly replaced by Jonas Quinn, a human from Langara. In addition to an optimistic, almost child-like curiosity about everything, Quinn ...
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Why is the symbol on the Beta Stargate wrong?

I am aware that the Beta gate becomes the main gate (post replicators). I'm only a few episodes past that. I noticed in the groundhog day episode that the origin symbol isn't correct (assuming they ...
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SG-1 Torment of Tantalus: The book and universal language

Did Jackson or anyone else ever specifically ask the Asgard, Nox, etc. about what was inside the "book", the "atomic language", etc?
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When was Destiny launched?

When exactly was the Destiny ship launched? And how does that compare to other important events in the Stargate franchise, such as Atlantis leaving Earth?
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What happened to the original crew of Destiny?

After watching the series again, I still can't find the answer to the question, what happened to the original crew of Destiny?
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Can you enter a Stargate from the back? [duplicate]

My question is this: everyone is always seen entering the Stargate from the side the kawoosh comes out. What if you entered the Stargate from the side opposite this? Would you be disintegrated, would ...
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Can Mastadge herds be found in the Pegasus Galaxy?

In the pilot for "Stargate: Atlantis", the Wraith Queen's dinner table has what appears to be the head of a Mastadge for a centerpiece. The creature appeared in the 1994 movie "Stargate" (it was the ...
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Stargate SG-1 episode with religious conflict

I am looking for two things: a Stargate SG-1 episode, which is between seasons 1 and 5, and a specific quote in that episode. Episode The SG-1 team visits a planet where they are met by a team of ...
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Why are there so few ancient ships in the Milky Way?

We learn at the beginning of Stargate: The Ark of Truth that the Ancients came to the Milky Way via starship. At the time, they did not have working Stargate technology but developed it in the Milky ...
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What are the “credits” of this background music in “SG-1: Beachhead”?

Not sure this is the right place to ask, since the question isn't really about the sci-fi plot. I'm looking for the "credits" (title, composer, etc.) of a piece of music in an episode of Stargate SG-1....
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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 stargate 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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Who built the drones and where did they come from?

Does anyone know where the drones originated and what galaxy they hailed from?
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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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Why did Dr. Daniel Jackson's name appear in the Stargate SG-1 intros when no other characters did?

If you watch through the later SG-1 openings, most characters simply have the actor/actress names listed. However, starting with later seasons, Michael Shanks has this: No other actor has a name ...
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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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How could O'Neill open a gate connection to the Asgard?

To open a wormhole into another galaxy a huge amount of energy is needed. ZPM to go to Atlantis for example. Nevertheless, O'Neill could reach the Asgard home planet. Afterwards the SGC never reached ...
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Could the Destiny crew make a pseudo-gate bridge?

In Stargate: Universe, there is a group of people who become stranded on a ship floating a whole long way from home. They got there by use of a planet with a special super-powered core which had the ...
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Couldn't the Wraith have followed the intergalactic gate bridge in a ship?

The Wraith have ships with sensors, once they found one of the gates in the gate bridge couldn't they just scan for the next one. Essentially following the gates to get to the Milky Way galaxy. I've ...