Questions tagged [stargate-sg1]

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How does the Iris on the stargate works when establishing a wormhole?

I was watching the SG-1 earlier and realized something. When a Stargate is locked there is a surge (for lack of a better word) in front of the gate. Carter says it is unstable wormhole etc. Also says ...
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Why does everyone on almost every planet in the Pegasus Galaxy speak English?

We know that Earth is the origin of humans in the Milky Way galaxy. The Goa'uld relocated people from Earth to other planets. As far as I remember the Goa'uld has rarely or never been in Pegasus ...
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What are the main thematic differences between SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe?

The Stargate franchise spans three main series, an RPG, an animated series (which I understand to be non-canon), and more. My wife and I watched and loved SG-1, but I'm having a hard time convincing ...
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Why did the Tollan get wiped out?

In SG-1 we met the Tollan. They never went through a 'Dark Age' after being transplanted from Earth, and are thus at least 200 years ahead of us, technologically. In their first appearance they ...
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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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Is an in universe explanation given for not having Zat-guns in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe?

The Zat-gun fullfills very usefull jobs in the Stargate SG1 series, allowing stunning and providing a means to overload (and disable) equipment. I would have thought they would have brought some to ...
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Could the Stargate Program have stolen a DHD from an uninhabited planet?

In "48 Hours" they destroy the last functioning DHD on Earth in order to save Teal'c, however at the same time they establish at least a rudimentary knowledge about how to hook up and unhook a DHD ...
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What's the full story behind Michael Shanks and Season 6 of Stargate: SG-1?

I've been re-watching Stargate SG-1 and I was a little bit surprised to see that despite Michael Shanks leaving the show, he actually appears in seven episodes in Season 6 (as Daniel Jackson and as ...
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Why do advanced civilizations in Stargate SG-1 prefer energy weapons?

In Stargate SG-1, there are many instances where it seems obvious that projectile weapons are superior to energy weapons in close combat. Why is it that technologically advanced civilizations tend to ...
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In the Stargate franchise, were the Ancients originally from earth?

I'm very familiar with the Ancients, but I can't remember if they came from planet Earth, originally? I remember an episode about an ancient device that may have been used to create life on Earth when ...
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How does the Stargate Wormhole know whether it can close itself, or if there are more people coming through?

I don't know Stargate: SG-1 well enough to find episode titles, so I hope people will bear with me (or one who is wiser might edit this and add them). In a number of situations in the show, we see ...
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Why didn't SG-1 bring more Jaffa weapons back through the stargate?

I'm about halfway through watching Stargate SG-1 and I noticed several occasions where SG-1 fought Jaffa forces near the stargate. While they often had to leave in a hurry, there were many situations ...
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How powerful is a ZPM (zero-point module)?

In Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, an ancient race of humans* developed a technology called a ZPM (or Zed-PM for McKay fans out there). These zero-point modules were capable of immense power ...
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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 sort of linkage is there between the Stargate movie and television universes?

I rewatched the Stargate movie recently, and it got me wondering about what I've been missing with regards to the TV series that have been spun off. I enjoy reading people's opinions on which series ...
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How did the Goa'uld Raiding team return in the beginning of the pilot?

At the very beginning of SG1, the Goa'uld invade Earth, and then return somehow. How did they manage to return? There was no DHD, and somehow they didn't let it be known where they were going, IE, ...
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What happened to the 'freezing' side effect of gate travel?

In the movie and in the early episodes of Stargate SG-1, whenever a team travelled from Earth to their destination they always arrived 'cold'. This is especially noticeable in the movie. In the later ...
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What happened to Anubis's host?

Anubis was a goa'uld who ascended with the help of the ascended being Oma Desala. I'm wondering, then, what happened to Anubis's host. We've seen that when others ascend, their clothes are left ...
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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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Why did the Goa'uld not invade Earth through the Beta gate?

The Beta gate, so far as I can tell, has been in Antarctica functioning for thousands of years. Why didn't the Goa'uld invade Earth through the beta gate at some point in time? Or am I just ...
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How long do you have to wait after being hit with a Zat'nik'tel before the count restarts? [duplicate]

In Stargate SG-1 when you fire a Zat the discharge increments as the following: 1 hit for stun, 2 is a kill and 3 disintegrates. But how long would you have to wait to hit again and be okay? Are they ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the change in primary weapon of SG1?

Members of SG1 are shown to carry a H&K MP5 as their primary weapon in the earlier series/seasons. At some point, they replace that with an FN P-90. Was it ever explained why?
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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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How can a Stargate draw power from a black hole?

In "Beachhead" (SG-1 season 9), Col. Carter notes that the only thing in the Universe powerful enough to power an Ori Supergate is a black hole, and indeed the Ori manage to collapse an entire planet ...
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Why weren't the Tollan named 'The Fifth Race'?

In Stargate SG-1 we learn of an alliance of four great races in the episode The Fifth Race. It is also in this episode that the Asgard tell Jack that humanity is on it's way to becoming the fifth race ...
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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 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 could Samantha Carter's words about the Gulf War be true?

During the famous Briefing Room introduction scene of Samantha Carter in the season 1 episode "Children Of The Gods", she mentioned spending over 100 hours in enemy airspace during the Desert Storm. ...
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Was mythology created by Stargate aliens or did they just use it?

In the Stargate franchise, the basic idea is that many aliens have assumed the roles of Terran mythological figures, including the Goa'uld (Egyptian), the Asgard (Norse) and Alterrans (Buddhist?). My ...
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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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Who were the Furlings?

In the episode of Stargate SG-1 called "The Fifth Race", there are 4 advanced races which are listed, namely the Asgard, the Ancients, the Nox, and the Furlings. The Asgard and the Ancients were ...
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Why doesnt the SGC use the Asgard Cloning device to make more ZPMs?

As the title said; why couldn't Stargate Command use the Asgard cloning device to make more ZPMs, the way they did for the Replicator gun or the actual Replicator they created?
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Is there a timeframe that needs to pass before you can get shot with a zat gun again without dying?

So right now I'm up to season 6 in Stargate SG1, and I've noticed the main crew gets zapped with a zat'nik'tel A LOT. Shouldn't they be dead by now? I thought the second shot kills and the third ...
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How does the stargate ramp survive the unstable wormhole?

It's been established that the unstable wormhole created during the activation of a stargate will vaporize anything in its path. If so, how does the ramp in the SGC gate room, which goes right through ...
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How did the Goa'uld develop interplanetary travel?

As was pointed out in an answer to "Are Goa'uld naturally evil?", the Goa'uld were once a fledgling race with the Unas as the only attachment outside of their little pond. However, suddenly this ...
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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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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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Could SG1 have used the Time Jumper to steal as many ZPMs as they wanted?

In the events of Moebius, SG1 travels back in time to steal a ZPM from Ra in ancient Egypt. It went something like this: SG1 resolves to steal the ZPM. They travel 3000 years back in time. They ...
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How can there be more than 39 stargates when each gate needs a unique "point of origin"?

It is shown in Stargate that there is a limited number of chevrons in each gate. Since we need a chevron for the origin point at the end of each "dialup", it can not be more origin planets than ...
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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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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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What was missing that kept Stargate Command from making their own Stargates?

The SGC understood the functions of a dial-home device and was able to create their own when the gate they had didn't have a DHD. I remember in one or two episodes there were issues that led to ...
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Does the television series Stargate SG-1 show any evidence of Cameron's time travel affecting the original timeline?

This question contains spoilers about the end of the movie Stargate Continuum. I'm not putting this in spoiler code because this movie is over three years old. At the end of Stargate Continum Cameron ...
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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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Do Jaffa Staff Weapons Have an Escalating Effect?

I was just re-watching part of the Stargate: SG1 pilot, Children of the Gods, and saw something that may just be a production writing issue, but it also got me wondering. When SG1 is about to be ...
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How do the Replicators get to the Asgard galaxy?

I was rewatching Stargate-SG1 and noticed something while I was watching "Menace" where we learn that the android Reese created the Replicators and sent them out in to the galaxy. We know that the ...
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I want to speak the Goa'uld language, where to get started?

I want to learn how to speak Goa'uld. I know it's weird but I was wondering if anyone could show me some good sites that can help me.
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How long were O'Neill and Teal'c stuck in the time loop in "Window of Opportunity"?

In season 4 episode 6 of Stargate SG-1, "Window of Opportunity", Jack O'Neill and Teal'c get stuck in a time loop, repeatedly living the same ten or so hours after a mission to a planet where they had ...
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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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Stargate Home Symbol

I'm struggling to find and I'm pretty sure I didn't imagine this: From one of the Stargate's (Movie, SG1, SGA or SGU) - I remember the home symbol being two Anubis? guards leaning into the sun. ...

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