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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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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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Why does Earth have two stargates?

How come Earth has two Stargates, and why does one of them get "priority"?
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In what order should I watch the various Stargate TV Series?

I am unfamiliar with the (multiple) Stargate shows and films, other than the movie which I saw a while ago. I want to try watching the series to see if it is something that I like. What are the non-...
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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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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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How Do Stargates Communicate Before they Open a Wormhole?

We've seen incoming activations of a stargate and before the wormhole forms, the wheel on the gate starts spinning, which helps provide a warning an incoming wormhole is about to form. Since the ...
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What happens to objects that enter a Stargate from the destination side?

We know that matter can only travel one way through a Stargate, ie. from the dialing gate to the destination. What happens to things that enter the wormhole from the destination side? For example, ...
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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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How Could the SGC Dial the Destiny Without Knowing Where It Was?

From previous answers here, and "general knowledge" (in other words, having seen every episode of all three Stargate shows, but not necessarily remembering all of them), a 7 symbol gate address is ...
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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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Why don't they cloak the jumpers before entering the gate?

On several occasions our heroes in Stargate Atlantis worry that their gateship may have been detected between exiting the stargate and activating the cloak. Why don't they just cloak before they go ...
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How could Ernest Littlefield have reintegrated on Heliopolis?

We know that Stargates only reintegrate matter at the destination once the entire object has gone through the gate on the departing side. This behavior is made explicit in the Atlantis episode 38 ...
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How come the stargate doesn't burn through the iris?

I may just not remember this, but doesn't the Stargate horizon destroy everything in its way when the gate is activated? How then, can the Stargate's Iris stay in tact?
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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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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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Is There a Difference Between Entering an Active Stargate on One Side Or The Other?

Related Questions: Entering an Active Wormhole from the Destination When people dial a gate, they generally enter from the 'front' of the stargate. For convenience's sake on most planets, the 'front'...
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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 did The Ancients not include the remote dialing feature in the Milky Way Stargates?

I've been thinking about the differences between the 3 types of Stargates: Milky Way, Pegasus, and the SGU gates. The SGU gates are the earliest, and they have some limitations compared to the later ...
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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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What Does the “Point of Origin” Symbol Actually Do?

On the SGC stargate there is the well known point of origin of an inverted V with a dot over the top of it. Every address dialed ends with the point of origin. The reason behind the point of origin ...
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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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Where does the iris on the SGC stargate retract to?

In the Stargate SG-1 TV series it is shown prominently many times that the stargate in the SGC has a retractable iris. This iris is used to prevent matter from exiting the wormhole. When the iris ...
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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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Can SG teams travel to different galaxies without extra power or an 8th chevron?

In the tie-in of SG-1 and Atlantis, they had to use a ZPM to power the gate, and use an eighth chevron to travel to the Pegasus Galaxy. It was (so I thought) common knowledge that they could only ...
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When does the 'Lost City' become Atlantis in Stargate

In Stargate SG-1 they are searching for the Lost City in season 8, however in the Stargate Atlantis pilot it is referred to as Atlantis. When is the name found? Or the connection between the Lost City ...
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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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How come SG-1 couldn't get back to Earth?

In Stargate SG-1 S02E16, The Fifth Race, SG-1 (Captain Carter, Teal'c and two other members, who replaced Colonel O'Neill and Dr Jackson) is "trapped" on planet in binary system, where second star has ...
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Where's the head on an Atlantean jumper?

On several Stargate Atlantis and late Stargate SG-1 episodes they spend a very long time on a jumper. For example, in Atlantis 4x17 "Midway", at the end, Bill Lee, Kavanagh, McKay and Shepard are on ...
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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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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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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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What is the Smallest Distance Possible that Two Stargates Are Able To Dial One Another?

Related Questions: Average Stargate Range Why Earth Has Two Gates Why Two Gates Cannot Be Active in Same Place At Same Time We all know that gates within close proximity to one another are unable to ...
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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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What is the Range of the Average Stargate?

I thought this had been asked previously, but I can't find it (so if someone else does, I guess they'll have to just close this question). What is the range the average stargate can open a wormhole ...
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Who played the Airperson who was verbally shoved aside by McKay in “The Intruder”?

Who portrays the delightful Airperson to whom McKay barks "Airperson, don't be there!" around midway through Stargate: Atlantis's excellent second-season episode [S02E02], "The Intruder"? As she is a ...
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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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Why didn't they just blow up the Stargate?

I just finished watching Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, and one question has been bugging me the entire 314 episodes (plus two movies): If you really didn't want someone traveling through your ...
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What Was the Purpose of Different Point of Origin Symbols?

The stargate point of origin symbol has been asked about several times. While some of the questions may seem to overlap, each one points to a different issue with the point of origin symbol. This ...
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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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What exactly do the eighth and ninth symbols in a stargate address represent?

In Stargate, we learn that seven symbols are needed for a stargate to activate and open a wormhole. The first six create a three dimensional axis that points to the destination at the center of the ...
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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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How can a person “Hold a stargate open” with their arm?

In several episodes of SG1, Atlantis, and once in SGU a person is able to hold a gate open by sticking just their arm through. The show explains why the gate stays open (to prevent a person from being ...
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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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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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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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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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In Stargate is there an in-universe explanation of the cumulative effect of Zat'nik'tel (Zat guns)?

Several times we see characters who had previously been shot by a zat gun shot again. The guns were supposed to be painful on the first shot, fatal on the second, and matter-destroying on the third. ...
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Are Goa'uld naturally evil?

I understand the Goa'uld are naturally parasitic but are they naturally as evil and selfish as they are in the current age? The Tok'ra show that some Goa'uld can be at least somewhat considerate ...
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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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Are any of the hieroglyphs, runes, etc. appearing in Stargate intelligible/meaningful?

The Stargate franchise is built around the notion of extraterrestrial visitors in Earth's ancient past, connecting many ancient Earth cultures with fictional extraterrestrial races such as the Goa'uld,...