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What are the different terms used to describe a Stargate?

Wikipedia offers a range of alternate names used within the show "Astria Porta" (The Ancients/Alterans) "Chappa'ai" (The Goa'uld and a host of human slave cultures) "Portals&...
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Stargate the film: Is Anubis in the movie?

Apparently the usual Horus Guards of Ra had one guy in a jackal helmet, named Anubis. Two options: Early installment weirdness. When they made the original movie, they didn't have the ten-season ...
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Why didn’t anyone dial Abydos before Daniel solved the mystery of the seventh symbol?

It would appear that it simply didn't occur to them to try a seventh symbol. It wasn't on the 6 symbol cartouche and while the dialling program system appears to be working after a sixth symbol, ...
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How often did the SG-1 team members use a Sarcophagus?

It's impossible to say with complete certainty, but this is what we can do: Daniel: 11+ In the original Stargate film, Daniel is placed in a Sarcophagus by Ra after being killed by a Jaffa guard In ...
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Why did Ra leave written history of his defeat?

The screenplay makes it abundantly clear that Ra didn't authorise these writings. They were created by those he'd abducted from Earth in order to record their history. The catacombs are concealed ...
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How often did Ra visit Abydos?

The novelisation of the Stargate: SG1 pilot episode indicates that it's been "many years" since Ra visited Abydos. It's worth pointing out that the planet itself is largely worthless other than its ...
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Is Stargate (movie) based on a book?

High school teacher Omar Zuhdi claimed in a 1995 copyright infringement lawsuit that virtually the entire film was stolen from a manuscript he began writing as a college student. Zuhdi even had his ...
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What are the different terms used to describe a Stargate?

Another name I have for the gate: The "Gate of Magh Mar" - (Revisions - s7e5) The Ancient and Goa'uld words for the gate: "Astria Porta"  (in Ancient) "Chappa'ai" (in ...
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Stargate Movie: Who are the flag officers at the meeting?

I can find no information on their actual names/ranks, but a few things can be inferred by the color of the uniforms for the time (1994). They are not members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the ...
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Is Stargate (movie) based on a book?

The books were based on the movie but there were additional books that extended the story which were supposed to be used by the creators for two additional movies. The books are written by Bill ...
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How often did the SG-1 team members use a Sarcophagus?

Jack was also placed in Hathor's sarcophagus in the season one episode "Hathor", after she attempted to convert him into a Jaffa. That sarcophagus was destroyed shortly after.
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