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Questions tagged [stargate-sg1]

For questions about the TV series "Stargate SG-1" that ran from 1997 to 2007. Always use in conjunction with the [stargate] tag.

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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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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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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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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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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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What's with “killing you where you stand”? [closed]

I have noticed the recurring expression "I will kill you where you stand". The first is Worf in Star Trek: First Contact: We also have Te'alc in Stargate SG-1: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What exactly is the Ancients' policy regarding intervention?

Context We learn the ascended won't interfere in the affairs of mortals. Daniel Jackson ascends with Oma Desala as his guide. Soon afterward, the system lord Anubis appears after what has been a ...
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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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What is Ba'al's human persona name?

In the episode Ex Deus Machina, Ba'al impersonates a CEO of a defense contractor. He even gives a press conference. What was Ba'al's human name he told everyone? I pretty sure he didn't introduce ...
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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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What accounts for the Nox's apparent double ethical standard?

In S1E8, SG-1 meet the Nox, a race of pacifist eco-hippies (a term I use endearingly) who admonish humans for their violent relationship with the Goa'uld. They can resurrect the dead and build ...
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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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How did the Endeavour rescue SG-1?

At the end of the episode "Serpent's Lair", SG-1 and Bratak win the day against Apophis' planned attack on Earth, but find themselves essentially stranded in orbit aboard crippled death gliders. The ...
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How does someone go to the bathroom on a Puddle Jumper? [duplicate]

Unlike the shuttles of "Star Trek", which are warp-capable, the Puddle Jumpers of "Stargate: Atlantis" require a gate for interstellar travel. There are numerous episodes where someone - typically 4-6 ...
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What happens to civilians who leave the Stargate program?

In the Stargate universe, there are thousands of individuals who know about the Stargate program. Mostly military, these individuals are used to dealing with top secret and/or classified information. ...
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Where was Samantha Carter during the events of “Rising, Part 1”?

In the pilot episode for "Stargate: Atlantis" (Rising, Part 1), a major expedition is launched to the Pegasus Galaxy based on information SG-1 found in Atlantis. Daniel Carter provided context for the ...
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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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Are the SG teams specialized, or general-purpose?

The title of the show is SG-1, referring to the first Stargate team. Throughout the show, other teams are mentioned and sometimes featured/murdered, but the main focus seems to be on just the first ...
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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 didn't the Ori invade Pegasus as well as the Milky Way?

We know from the Doci that the Ancients were shielding the Milky Way from the Ori, and that the Ori became aware of the Milky Way due to Daniel Jackson and Vala Mal Doran's use of the Ancient ...
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What is this monument in the intro of Stargate SG-1 Season 4?

I always wondered what the Monument in the intro of Season4/5 in Stargate SG-1 is: To me, it looks like the Sphinx, but the hat is too big/high.
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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 ...