Questions tagged [stargate]

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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 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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Technology behind the ZPM and Gravity Gun

Does anyone know if the Zero Point Energy gun and the Zero Point Module are related? Do they operate on similar technologies? (I think they both use gravity, but in different forms) It would also be ...
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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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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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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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Why does Earth have two stargates?

How come Earth has two Stargates, and why does one of them get "priority"?
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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. Okay, the text that follows is a total spoiler for those who haven't seen 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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Why didn't Jack O'Neill retire?

Stargate SG-1 starts with O'Neill being pulled, reluctantly, out of retirement. At the time, he's one of very few people to have been through the Stargate, and his experience is direly needed. As of ...
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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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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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Does the crew of the Destiny have a large enough population to found a colony?

In a recent episode of Stargate Universe, we learn that alternate versions of the crew ended up back in time stranded on a planet. They proceed to establish a colony, which over the years grows to a ...
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In Stargate, why can radio waves propagate throught the wormhole, but not light?

Light and Radio waves are essentially the same, just at different power levels. Why can light not penetrate the wormhole?
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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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If the Wraith know about Atlantis, why don't they go there more often?

I haven't watched every Stargate: Atlantis episode, but I've watched quite a few from the later seasons and have been watching some lately from an earlier season. One thing that really confuses me is ...
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Why did the Tau'Ri need ZPMs when they had the technology to contruct a power-booster device?

During my re-watching of some of the early SG-1 seasons, I came across a classic episode, "The Fifth Race". During this episode, using purely Terran technology, O'Neil constructs what is discovered ...
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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 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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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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What's the approximate crew size of a BC-304 cruiser?

The Stargate wiki says that the crew size of a BC-304 cruiser is about 200 people. Where does this number come from? The BC-303 is stated to have a crew size of 115 at one point in the show, but the ...
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Roughly how many people know the Stargate exists?

Over the course of the 3 Stargate shows, and several movies, we've seen a pretty large number of people working in the Stargate program. We've seen: SG teams at SGC Numerous scientists working on ...
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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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In Stargate: Atlantis episode Lifeline (S4E02), why doesn't the anti-replicator field affect Elizabeth Weir?

Her nanites ought to have been disabled by the field, why wasn't she affected? Is there an in-universe explanation that I missed?
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Why did the Goa'uld not send ships to attack Earth after Earth's rebellion?

Why didn't the Goa'uld simply send a ship to Earth after Earth's rebellion? This came up after looking at the following question: "why they didn't attack Earth through the Beta Gate".
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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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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 Rush do what he did at the end of SG-U S02E12?

I just watched episode 12 in the latest season of Stargate: Universe but I don't understand it. Of course the writers needed
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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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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 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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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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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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