Questions tagged [stargate]

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Did the Goa'Uld ever try to use Chevron 8 and 9

With Stargate Atlantis (and already in S02E16) and Universe, we're introduced to Chevron 8 and 9 to dial to another Galaxy and a moving target. Specially with Anubis having the knowledge of the ...
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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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Could Daniel Jackson have safely used the Ancient's Repository of Knowledge?

It seems to have been implied that using the Repository of Knowledge could force someone to ascend, should their brain be unable to withstand the strain. However, since Daniel has ascend multiple ...
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Can Ronon Dex be fed upon by a Wraith (possible plot hole)?

In the the episode "Broken Ties," we see Ronon Dex being fed upon repeatedly by a Wraith. While watching the episode, we realized we had some confusion surrounding whether Ronon can, in fact,...
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If the wraith could be "changed" but not instantly morally equivalent was it premature to call it a failure?

Seeing as how the Wraith could... In the series, they claimed the change was a failure because the wraith turned humans didn't magically all of sudden have the same set of morals that humans today ...
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Are there any connections between the Humans of Earth being called Tau'ri by the Goa'uld and the tribe called the Tauri from Crimea in any literature?

The Goa'uld, having been separated from the Humans of Earth (Tau'ri) around 3000 BCE, named them the Tau'ri to mean "First Ones". In our history, the two histories being virtually identical ...
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How did Ferretti know they couldn't go backwards through the Stargate?

In the original Stargate movie, after they arrive on Abydos and discover Daniel needs to find the symbols to reactivate the gate, the following exchange occurs between Brown and Ferretti (around 38:30)...
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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 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 ...
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In Star-Gate SG-1, ep.1, how did the invaders dial out? [duplicate]

In the first episode of SG-1, the base is attacked by aliens. After they arrive, the gate closes. How were they able to dial out again? They apparently did not access the control room.
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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 were ZPM's Made?

Is there any in universe explanation about how ZPM's were made? Why could this process not be replicated by humans? A quick read of this wikipedia page brings up this information: A fictional ...
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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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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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What happens if you go through an incoming stargate? [duplicate]

What happens if you go through an incoming stargate?
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Is the Stargate half duplex or one way? [duplicate]

Is the Stargate half duplex or one way? I know it can send radio signals both ways but doesn’t seem like it can send and receive matter. It seems only the dialer can transfer matter. In “The Fifth ...
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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 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 there a correct way to set up a Stargate?

Is there a correct way to set up a Stargate, i.e. one side that is top and one that is down? If so, is it marked in any way? If so, what would happen if it were set up the wrong way around? If not, ...
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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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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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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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How is a harsesis different from any old Goa’uld?

The generic explanation is "...will be born with the genetic knowledge of the Goa’uld." What does that mean and do they not already have access to that knowledge? What more would 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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Was the weakness in Wraith technology ever revisited in any media?

In the Season 2 episode "Aurora", Sheppard's team discovers an Ancient warship by the same name. They learn from the Ancient crew whose consciousness is in some sort of virtual world that ...
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Would the Genii's plan actually have failed?

The in Stargate: Atlantis season 1 episode 7 “Underground” we meet the Genii. Their plan is to build nuclear weapons, place them on all the hibernating Wraith ships, and take them all down at once. ...
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Are the Nox ascending?

In Stargate SG1, S1E8, the Nox have mysterious powers like making things disappear and reviving people. They do not seem to wear any tech in order to vanish. Furthermore, it is clearly visible that ...
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How do the SGC address codes work?

In Stargate SG1, Samantha Carter and the technical staff implemented their own dialling software and with it a proprietary addressing system for milky-way gates. Instead of the difficult to spell ...
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How can the travel be followed in the control room?

In the control room of the SGC, there is a star map that can be used to follow the traveller through the wormhole, know where on the way they are, the destination of the wormhole and so on. I ...
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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 can the identification code be received before the wormhole is created?

I started watching Stargate SG1 and I noticed something odd: The Stargate starts spinning, they say incoming wormhole and right away after this they receive the identification code from SG1 to open ...
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Why did the Stargate cover stones have the gate address to Abydos on them?

In the movie Stargate it is revealed that ancient Egyptians rebelled against Ra and kicked him off of Earth. They then buried the stargate and crafted a set of elaborately decorated cover stones for ...
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Why was Apophis chosen to be the Main Villain in Stargate SG1?

Has it ever been stated (by someone in the cast or crew) why Apophis was chosen to be the main villain in the beginning of Stargate SG-1? I am looking for an explanation why Apophis and not another ...
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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 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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Did the writers of Stargate SG1 forget about the Beta gate?

When the Russians discovered their Stargate had the writer's forgotten about the BETA GATE from season 2 episode 14 that was found, recovered, stored, sealed and locked away after it was recovered ...
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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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In the Stargate episode "threads" who stops the self destruct?

In the episode "Threads" of Stargate SG-1 Anubis launches the super weapon that will destroy all life in the galaxy. In the SG base O'Neill uses the self-destruct in order to hopefully ...
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When was it decided to make the Ancient Humans?

When Jack O'Neill went to the Asgard in SG1 S2E16 - The Fifth Race, the Asgardians didn't seem to recognise a member of the race of the Ancients. This makes me believe that it was only later decided ...
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SG1 - Gemini - Why was not Sam Carter at fault for losing the only weapon that could stop a Replicator?

She screwed up by letting the Replicator of herself have access to the design of the weapon. Usually this type of screw up is done by Daniel Jackson. But after this happens everyone is telling her ...
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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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McKay/Carter Intergalactic Gate Bridge name reference to real world

It seems likely to me that the McKay/Carter Intergalactic Gate Bridge is a reference to the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge or Freeway given the similarity in name and the show's Canadian connection. See: ...
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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 was the last riddle set by Morgan le Fay?

In Stargate SG-1 season 10 episode The Quest (part 1), the last riddle set by Morgan le Fay in the cave system protecting the Sangraal is incompletely translated. From the transcript: DANIEL (...
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Why do no other planets in the Stargate universe have an iris?

There are plenty of advanced races with a better understanding of the Stargates than the humans(on Earth) do. So why don't other races use a iris as well? The only reason I can think of is, is that ...
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What is all that diner lingo in Stargate SG-1 episode "Threads"?

In the Stargate SG-1 episode "Threads", Oma Desala appears as a waitress in a diner. She calls out orders to the cook in diner lingo, much of it going by rather quickly. What are all the diner lingo ...
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How did the shield not kill Mckay in SGA S2E14?

In S2E14 “Grace Under Pressure” how did Sheppard extend the shield around Mckays puddle jumper without killing him?
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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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How Much Power Does It Take to Establish a Wormhole in the Stargate Franchise?

Related to questions: ZPM Power Capacity Stargate Power Requirements (Forum) So how much power does it take to connect to another stargate? Is it a constant value or does it vary?
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Why did the Tok'ra never create a Harcesis child among themselves?

In Season 3's "Forever in a Day", Daniel and Teal'c discuss what happens when two Goa'uld have a child: Daniel: Teal'c, what happens if two Goa'uld hosts have a child. Teal'c: It is strictly ...

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