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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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Asgard beam weapons

The Asgard beam weapons were the greatest technological achievement the Asgard had created. Weaker than Atlantis satellite weapon but still powerful. So what I am asking is, why do they seem to burn ...
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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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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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Is the Destiny's shield the most powerful shield in the Stargate universe?

Asgard's shields are said to be the best. But isn't the Destiny's shield the most powerful shield in any spaceship? This can be concluded because it was able to survive in a star. Does this mean ...
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What's the pronunciation of the word Goa'uld from SG1?

What's the phonetic alphabet (text/pronunciation) of the fictional word Goa'uld from the (TV show)/(fictional universe) Stargate? It seems to have a interestingly and unusually large amount of ...
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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 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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Does the order of glyphs matter in Stargate addresses?

Excepting the final glyph for point of origin, does the order of the glyphs matter when dialing a Stargate? I don't recall ever seeing someone dial an address out of order, or directly commenting on ...
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What happened to Apophis' ship's Stargate when the ship was destroyed?

On Earth, there are two separate gates we know of: The 'Original' Gate of SG Command (Later recovered by Russia) The 'Antarctic Gate', which becomes the SG Command's gate. We've seen Stargates ...
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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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Is Stargate (movie) based on a book?

From what I can see in the IMDB page of the movie, the writing credits are given to Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. Was it based (even loosely) on an existing book or is this an original script which ...
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How Do Stargates in the Milky Way Galaxy, the Pegasus Galaxy, and on the Destiny Differ?

The stargates in the Pegasus galaxy have different glyphs on them than the ones in the Milky Way galaxy (which are mainly cosmetic) and there are fewer glyphs on the Pegasus galaxy gates. I don't ...
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Stargate - Earth's “point of origin” Symbol

I've realised something which, given the canon of SG-1, seems odd. If we go on the idea that the Ancients did create the Stargate network (obviously this wasn't mentioned in the film and possibly the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Who plays MacGyver in the Stargate universe? [closed]

In the first episode of Stargate: SG-1, it is implied that MacGyver is a TV show in the Stargate universe, when Samantha Carter comments on the compactness of the DHD, and how it "took them years to ...
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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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Stargate Movie: Who are the flag officers at the meeting?

After Daniel Jackson realises the function of the 6+1 symbols on the Cartouche, a meeting takes place. This meeting is attended by several high ranking officers. It seems to me that these 3 are the ...
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How were ZPMs made, charged, and are they all equivalent?

This is sort of three questions, but intimately related. The ZPM pages on Stargate SG-1 Solutions and the Stargate Wikia have some information, but not all reliable of referenced. The questions are: ...
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What is the basis for planet numbering system used in Stargate SG-1?

In SG-1, we see/hear planet designations like P3X-421. Do these designations follow any sort of system, or is it all "writer discretion"? If there is a system to these designations, what is it (...
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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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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 Jaffa armour made of?

From its appearance and the sounds it generates the Jaffa's armour seems to be made largely of a metallic chain-mail-like armour. However we regularly see the Jaffa armour shrug off bullets, ...
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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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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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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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In Stargate why can you go only in one direction through the gate but radio signals can go both ways?

So why can people and other objects just go in the one direction while radio signals can go both ways? Is that ever explained or is it just fact?
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Is there any indicator as to how many planets have Stargates?

I'm trying to figure out how many planets have stargates in the Stargate universe, preferably separated by galaxy. I've recently thought about just how many stars there are in the galaxy, and roughly ...
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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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Why didn't the Tok'Ra clone their Queen/themselves?

Being that Symbiotes live nearly forever and pass their minds on genetically and they don't want to die out, why didn't they just clone themselves or at least their queen to regrow their numbers? I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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How was Jonas Quinn able to learn so fast?

Did Stargate SG-1 ever explain why the Kelownans like Jonas were able to learn so fast? Did it have something to do with the experiments that were conducted by the Goa'uld?
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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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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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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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In Stargate, how can you have a point of origin with only one coordinate?

According to this graph when you dial a gate you're telling it not only where to go, but where you are coming from: (Source: Wikipedia) I've always wondered, wouldn't the point of origin also ...
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Why didn't the Asgard use their own beam weapons?

In the last episode of Stargate SG-1, the Asgard gift humans with all their knowledge and fit key systems onto the human ship Odyssey. One of those key systems was an advanced beam weapon capable of ...
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Does Ronon ever wear an earpiece?

I've watched the entire Stargate: Atlantis series a couple of times over the years and don't ever recall seeing Ronon wear or use an earpiece, although I haven't watched all the shows looking ...
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Did anyone ever question the Asgard's resemblence to the legendary Greys?

The Asgard are depicted as humanity's friend against the Goa'uld, yet they look suspiciously similar to creatures accused of abducting humans for experiments (among the least invasive involving rectal ...
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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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What are the songs played in Stargate: Atlantis' *Vegas* episode?

One of the reasons Vegas (S5:E19) that makes it unique, as well as one of my favorite episodes, is the liberal use of "commercial off the shelf" music performed by famous artists. I can pick out some ...