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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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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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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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Do all planets in Stargate series have exactly the same atmospheric pressure?

Matter doesn't move between planets due to pressure differential! The planets are connected by a wormhole and separated by a matter-energy-matter conversion sequence, so the rules of fluid dynamics do ...
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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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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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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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Do all planets in Stargate series have exactly the same atmospheric pressure?

Also worth noting is the sg1 episode "a matter of time" where the gate connects to a planet near a black hole. Samantha sees smoke being sucked into the gate. The only time I've ever seen gases going ...
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Can SG teams travel to different galaxies without extra power or an 8th chevron?

The simple answer was that the probe that calculated the distance (obviously via star constellations) was very confused. It had only traveled a few relative light years (Abydos is quite close!) but ...
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Can SG teams travel to different galaxies without extra power or an 8th chevron?

The answer is quite simple: The energy rate required to go to another galaxy is too high to be achieved with anything less than ZPM levels of power. Now, as it has been pointed out, there was a very ...
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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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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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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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