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Why did the writers never let the Stargate be revealed to the public?

In short, the idea of the Stargate being revealed to the world and the consequences thereof (shock!, horror!, wonderment!, amazement!, riots!, new cult religions!, etc etc) was so big a story that the ...
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How was Ernest Littlefield able to survive for 50 years?

The long-shot of the castle shows that it's directly adjacent to an ocean. The land in the distance appears to have green on it. Since we know that he didn't take food supplies, it seems highly likely ...
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Was the use of "puddle jumper" in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Moebius" a continuity error?

Not a continuity error; it's a much older term. "Puddle jumper" is an American colloquial term dating to the 1930s. It refers to a class of small aircraft used on short, minor air routes — ie, for ...
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What is this monument in the intro of Stargate SG-1 Season 4?

This is not a monument at all, but rather Ra's Mask. It was actually in the intro for all the first five seasons, intended to be a visual tie-in to the movie, where Ra has a similar mask. When it ...
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Was the use of "puddle jumper" in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Moebius" a continuity error?

Since there is no communication between the SGC and Atlantis throughout most of season 8/season 1, there are no real reference points between their continuities. However, it is plausible that the ...
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Why did the writers never let the Stargate be revealed to the public?

First, there's progressive declassification of the program over time - more and more nations are included on the secret at least; by the time of Atlantis, it's pretty much a worldwide project (though ...
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Why do they consider the Ori false gods?

TLDR It is all based on perspective. The SGC considers them false gods because they only achieved their state through knowledge. Everyone has the potential to ascend eventually... then they would all ...
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How did the Endeavour rescue SG-1?

There doesn't seem to be a good reason why that wouldn't be the case. Both ships were relatively low on power but the key concern seems to be that they're going to burn up in the atmosphere rather ...
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Stargate SG-1 episode with religious conflict

This might be "New Ground" (S3E19). From Stargate SG-1 solutions: The SG-1 team travels to the planet Bedrosia where, unbeknownst to them, the planet's two cultures have been at war over ...
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Why did Dr. Daniel Jackson's name appear in the Stargate SG-1 intros when no other characters did?

Michael Shanks only got "and" billing in the show's seventh season, after he was offered a sizeable financial incentive to return to the show after taking time out. It stands to reason that the ...
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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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In which SG1 Season and Episode did Teal'c say 'Medical Operation'?

I believe this is from the Season 1 finale, titled "Within the serpent's grasp". This is either episode 22, or it is sometimes numbered as episode 21, depending on whether the double-length ...
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Why didn't the Ori invade Pegasus as well as the Milky Way?

There are more humans in the Milky Way compared to Pegasus When you're an ascended being that thrives on people worshiping you, you want as many as you can to join your side. There are thousands of ...
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How did the Goa'uld become spacefaring?

In SG1: The First Ones, Daniel postulates that the Ancients left a Stargate on the joint Goa'uld/Unas homeworld and that the Goa'uld, in Unas bodies, learned to operate that gate, possibly through the ...
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In the Stargate episode "threads" who stops the self destruct?

The answer is "the others". It absolutely was stated. It is unclear what happened to Daniel after Oma attacked Anubis. Something caused the S.G.C.'s self-destruct mechanism to stop and the ...
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How was Ernest Littlefield able to survive for 50 years?

He was seen holding a purple ball of something (fruit?), and he said 'Eat' so probably he survived mainly on plant life.
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How could O'Neill open a gate connection to the Asgard?

The episode in question is The Fifth Race. O'Neill ends up interfacing with an Ancient knowledge repository, the kind that downloads a bunch of info directly into his brain and slowly kills him. You ...
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Do Teal'c and Daniel Jackson have honorary ranks within SGC?

Stargate SG-1: Four Dragons gives Teal'c the honorary rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Yet here he was, doing just that. Hovering by the gate-room’s blast doors, staying way out of the way, while Teal’...
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Are there translations of Ancient writing from Stargate: Atlantis?

I believe much of the Ancient writing that we see in Atlantis (and possibly in Stargate once the Atlantis series began running concurrently) can be translated to english. To make the translations we ...
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Was the ship destroyed in the final episode of Stargate SG-1?

As we can see in the SG-1 episode "Unending", indeed for a brief moment the ship, called the Odyssey, and everything on board except Teal'c, was destroyed: EXT—SPACE: The time dilation ...
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When did Jack O'Neill kill this character?

It sounds like this is a reference to SG1: Entity. Sam was taken over by a space-virus thingy and Jack zats her twice (something that should otherwise kill her) to stop her from damaging the facility.
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Is the Stargate half duplex or one way?

It is stated on multiple occasions that wormhole travel is uni-directional for normal matter. There are exceptions for radio waves which can travel freely in both directions, allowing the SGC to ...
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Why were humans better hosts than Unas to the Goa'uld?

According to the Stargate Wiki: "humans proved to be a much more suitable host-race for the Goa'uld, as human bodies were easier to repair, and human hands and voices offered much greater ...
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What happens to civilians who leave the Stargate program?

They are allowed to live a normal life, so long as they don't publicly disclose classified information Stargate Atlantis Season 3, Episode 10 "The Return, Part 1" involved a ship of living Ancients ...
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Why does this character not reveal SG-1's location in "Secrets"

From a dramatic perspective, the purpose of the scene is cast strong doubt on the idea that "nothing of the host survives." Up to that point in the show, this question (and specifically whether Sha'...
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When did Jack O'Neill kill this character?

Possibly 4.20 'Entity'. An alien consciousness takes over Sam's body; O'Neill shoots her twice. No detectable brain activity, but they manage to restore her mind from a computer. https://stargate....
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Why does the SGC use the iris?

While putting a rod or something in the center of the Stargate may or may not prevent people from dialing in (depending on the size and placement, and it's not entirely clear what the requirements are)...
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Why are there so few ancient ships in the Milky Way?

The ships were lost or destroyed in the war against the Wraith. The Lantean-Wraith war took place in the Pegasus galaxy ten thousand years before the present, and it lasted a century. The Atlanteans ...
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How is a harsesis different from any old Goa’uld?

A harsesis is not a Goa'uld A goa'uld is a parasitic creature that lives inside a host, for example, a human. After that, the combined being is often called a Goa'uld, but they are still, in essence, ...
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Did the writers of Stargate SG1 forget about the Beta gate?

No, at any point in history there are only ever one or two stargates on Earth. From pre-history there is one gate in Antartica, emplaced by the Ancients, which we'll call Gate 1. At some point they ...
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