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In Stargate: Universe why didn't the Nakai alter Dr. Rush as they did Chloe? [closed]

In Stargate: Universe the Nakai capture Dr. Rush first and Chloe later. They had Dr. Rush for a lot longer than they had Chloe before the two are rescued (or let go?). But, despite Dr. Rush being in ...
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Was the idea of a ship going through a star to refuel based on previous work?

In Stargate Universe there is a spaceship called Destiny which travels the universe seeding planets with stargates and flying through stars to refuel by collecting the raw materials inside. The ship ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Where does the name Kino come from?

In Stargate Universe, one of the central themes is Eli often filming the rest of the crew on Kinos (remote controlled flying cameras). When they're first introduced (S01E03), Eli says; I'm calling ...
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Does Eli have access to the Daniel Jackson videos?

In the first episode of Stargate Universe it is revealed that Daniel Jackson recorded a series videos for (Eli/Anyone new to the Stargate Program) to explain various concepts. Eli is also creating a ...
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What's the shortest distance that can be travelled via Stargate? [duplicate]

The question is pretty simple: what's the minimum distance that can be travelled via a Stargate? I know two stargates cannot operate in close proximity, such as on the same planet, as one Stargate ...
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Are the Stargate glyphs different between Pegasus and Milky Way galaxies and how does it affect the DHD on puddle jumpers?

Since the glyph shapes are based on constellations, wouldn't the Milky Way constellations be a totally different shape, if even existent at all, in the Pegasus Galaxy? Assuming this is the case, which ...
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How does Destiny in Stargate Universe Store its Energy?

According to Stargate Wikia, the Destiny uses eight "ram scoop" modules to collect plasma from what appears to be the photosphere of stars. Then it is funneled into reactors, where it is converted ...
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Has there ever been any episode that didn't show a stargate in use?

I've been watching old SG-1 episodes lately and a question came to me. Has there been any episode (SG-1, ATL, SGU) where it didn't show the stargate being used? Being used for the purposes of this ...
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Why does the stargate on *Destiny* expel all that steam when the gate shuts down? [duplicate]

On Stargate Universe, Destiny's gate gushes out a bunch of steam on the bottom of each side of the Stargate. AFAIK, no other stargates in SG-1/Atlantis series nor the movies does this. I don't think ...
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In Stargate: Universe, how come they have things like a shaver?

The title pretty much says it all. They were evacuating a military base under attack to save their lives, and they thought that they were evacuating to Earth. Who would carry things like a shaver, a ...
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Stargate Universe S01E05 - Did Rush know Destiny's plan?

In Stargate Universe, season 1 episode 5 - Light: My question is: Is there anything, either in or out of universe, to confirm whether Rush did or didn't know Destiny's plan? Eli thinks, based on ...
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Why don't all the doors in Destiny have pressure sensors?

In SGU: "Intervention" and "Awakenings" as well as some other episodes, the destiny is shown to contain airlocks with pressure sensors. A bar moves up as the pressure goes up and when the it is at the ...
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How are Destiny wormholes established? [duplicate]

It has been well established that stargates use 6 points in space and 1 point of origin to establish a wormhole in the same galaxy(7 chevron address, has been told repeatedly in SG-1) for models later ...
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In Stargate Universe why didn't the ancients use the wormhole drive to get to the source of the strange signal?

In Stargate Universe why didn't the ancients use the wormhole drive(Used in SGA last episodes to get Atlantis to Earth) to get to the source of the strange signal that the main ship in SGU is heading ...
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SG-U body switching and ethics

Okay, so I'm re-watching season 1 of Stargate Universe. And there's some body switching (mind taking over someone else). Now, in a few of these episodes, there's some people having sex, making out, ...
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Is it impossible for Earth Stargate be modded to dial all Stargates?

Are there any Stargate episodes (SG-1, Atlantis, Universe) that hints/imply that Carter cannot modify the Earth gate to dial all of the Stargates in the Milky Way Galaxy, the same way as the gate at ...
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In Stargate Universe, why not just dial the Destiny using 8 chevron method?

In Stargate Universe, it is explained that 9 chevrons are required to dial the Destiny, but that is only because the Destiny is in transit and is never in a fixed location. To my understanding they ...
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Why did the team members come flying through the gate when arriving on Destiny?

It has been well established in the Stargate universe that anything entering the gate will exit on the other side with the same velocity (speed and direction) as it entered. In the opening scene of ...
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Does using the Stargate make you younger?

As we have seen from the show Stargate SG1, traveling through the Stargate is not instantaneous. It takes a few seconds for a persons (or any items) energy signature to travel from one Stargate to ...
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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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Was it ever shown what the signal was from in Stargate: Universe? [duplicate]

They were looking for the origin of a signal that had an intelligent structure to it. Was it ever shown what the signal actually was and/or who it was sent by? If not, have there been any good ...
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Why do Stargates in the Destiny Network Show Instability When Looping on Themselves Through Time?

If I recall correctly, in the Stargate Universe Episode "Time", the gate shows instability due to the wormhole passing through a nearby star's solar flare. However, no other episodes I watched ...
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Stargate - Destiny's Gate Address from Icarus base

Simple question - What is the address they dial to connect with the Ancient ship Destiny in Stargate Universe from Icarus base. I have found the address on Stargate Wiki - however they have an ...
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Is the Stargate now at Homeworld Command?

The Stargate wiki page for the SGU episode "Alliances" says: Because Greer said that the Stargate is activating most likely the Stargate is now in Homeworld Command. I watched the episode just a ...
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Why did Destiny need to wait a few hours between FTL?

Was any in-universe explanation given as to why Destiny couldn't handle leaving and re-entering FTL quickly? In Blockade they said the (minimum) delay was 3 hours, and Rush was concerned about ...
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How was the alien ship that attached itself to Destiny not vaporized when Destiny went into FTL?

In the Stargate Universe episode "Divided", it is said that the shuttle clamps have to be engaged in order for Destiny's shield to envelope the shuttle, protecting it during faster-than-light travel. ...
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Why can't they open a stargate from Earth to Destiny?

In Stargate Universe I understand that they can't dial from the ship Destiny to Earth because they don't have enough power. But why can't they dial from Earth to Destiny?
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Did The Producers of "Stargate: Universe" Ever Reveal What the Superstructure Was?

I remember after Stargate: Universe was cancelled, that I read, somewhere on the web, either part of an interview or an article by one of the producers about what they were planning if there had been ...
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How did Rush know that he had gone back in time in SG-U S02E12?

After the failed use of the stargate in the middle of the star, Rush gets in the shuttle and goes out to meet the Destiny approaching the star in the past. How did he know that he was in the past and ...
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Why did the Ancients wait so long to launch Destiny?

Given the lack of any evidence either way, I'd always gone on the assumption that the seed ships were sent just a short while ahead of Destiny. However, the fact that Novus had a gate (as did other ...
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The Durability of a Stargate (SGU spoiler?)

In SG-1 and SG:A the stargates are made of a material that is nearly indestructible; it didn't seem certain that even a nuclear blast would destroy a stargate. But in SG:U a stargate had a chunk ...
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Why does the SGU Destiny gate vent?

In Destiny, the Stargate vents and flashes when it closes. I don't think I've seen this happen to any other gates. Are there any reasons why this is the case?
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In SGU: Blockade (2.19) where is the actual location that was used for the city?

I'm talking about the "crap, we dialed Pittsburgh" city. Was that a set or an actual city/town? And if it was a city/town, does anyone know where that is?
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Does SG:U end on a cliffhanger?

I've begun to watch Stargate: Universe and am quickly becoming a fan. However, I've recently read that the second (and final) season ends on a cliffhanger (I didn't read what the cliffhanger was) for ...
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Is the Stargate storyline continued after Stargate: Universe?

The Stargate storyline begins in the movie, and then continues in Stargate: SG1, then Stargate: Atlantis, and finally in Stargate: Universe. Are there any films, novels, or TV series that take place ...
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Why can't Eli undo what he did near the end of Seizure (SGU Season 2 Episode 15)?

In Stargate Universe, Season 2 Episode 15 (Seizure), there is something Eli does near the end that seems reversible.
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