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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 writers were planning to reserve the plotline for a movie that ultimately never happened. Q. “Did you plan a stargate reveal at some point ? Ever since it ...


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As described by O'Neill in The Warrior, [the staff weapon] is a weapon of terror, designed to intimidate the enemy. [The P90] is a weapon of war, designed to kill the enemy. Here's a YouTube capture of the scene, though it cuts out the end of O'Neill's quote above In almost any situation, the P90 is a better weapon. ...


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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 jumping puddles — and similarly to small automobiles suitable for undemanding land routes. — Source: enacademic.com list of internet dictionaries Although the ...


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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 that Ernest subsisted on fish, whatever wildlife he could trap and whatever plants/greenery he could find, noting that when he first talks to Daniel he hands ...


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One of the fundamentals of SG-1's fictional wormhole physics is that wormholes are bi-directional, but the stargates can only send matter one direction. There are a handful of exceptions to this rule, most notably for radio signals that allow for two-way communication, but matter can only be transported from the origin to the destination.


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Yet another reason, and the one I personally think the most likely: The Ancients, Nox, Furlings, and Asgard all took some sort of role in shepherding the less-advanced planets, and protecting them from threats such as the Goa'uld. They were each part of the Alliance of Four Great Races, first mentioned in the "The Torment of Tantalus". The Tollan, when ...


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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 moved to Sci-Fi a new intro was made, including for early seasons. This Reddit post explains why some seasons kept the original opening: The first five ...


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The fundamental issue with ZPMs is that they exist simultaneously inside of and outside of real space. As is clearly stated, the power source of a ZPM is basically a pocket dimension from which energy can be pulled. Asgard cloning devices can undoubtedly produce the hardware required for a ZPM; the issue is that the creation/isolation/plotification of the ...


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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 events in Moebius take place after Letters From Pegasus - wherein the Atlantis team were able to transmit all the data and reports they'd accumulated since ...


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They didn't have to. In the first 10 minutes of the pilot, a number of Jaffa are killed in the embarkation room, and later seen being studied by the SGC. A lack of medical knowledge about the Jaffa is never a theme of the show. They knew the biology of the Jaffa and Goa'uld. What they didn't fully understand was the politics and culture - things that a ...


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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 their opposed beliefs regarding the Stargate. Upon their arrival, they are met by the curious Nyan, a scientist. Nyan explains to them that their arrival through the ...


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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 still very secret). Second, the scenario is explored in a few stories - either as alternate Earth realities (as a result of time travel or just some "parallel ...


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The best estimate we really have of this can be calculated using the following. In order to use the Chair found at Antarctica, a ZPM is required. In an alternate timeline in "The Road not Taken", 80% of the grid for the US is used to power the Chair. The total energy output of the US is roughly 19000 TWh. However, that's not all going at once. There are ...


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The official line is that he wanted to take "a break" from the show. Michael Shanks was asked this question at San Diego Comic-Con International 2004. When Michael was asked why he left the series in season 6 he joked, "Because I hate Rob Cooper." After the laughter died down he followed with the more serious response of, "I needed to take a break ...


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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 be gods. Knowledge does not equal god... I won't touch the idea of good or evil with my answer since it is entirely possible to be both an evil or good god... ...


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I don't know of an explicitly canonical answer, but this dialog from "48 Hours" might suggest one: McKAY: The Gate wasn't meant to be used without a dialing device. Your computer system ignores 220 of the 400 feedback signals the Gate can emit during any given dialling sequence. It is a fluke that you picked up the buffer warning. For that matter, I'm ...


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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 than there being any shortage of air. Since we know that gliders can fold their wings and since there's enough space in the shuttle for both gliders, it seems ...


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Samantha Carter wasn't just a scientist. It's often forgotten that she was an pilot and logged over 100 hours over enemy territory in the Gulf War (Stargate Wiki Article). While she's brilliant, she's also proven herself in the field as a pilot, which includes meaning she's in top physical shape and has fast reflexes. She also has a Small Arms ...


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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 additional credit was simply part of his contractual negotiations along with more money, better storylines and more words per episode. Prior to that he had second-...


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Word of God answer : Joseph Mallozzi, Screenwriter and Executive Producer for both Stargate : SG1 and Stargate : Atlantis explictly answered the question of why he didn't include Zats and Goa'uld weaponry when he wrote the scripts for Atlantis in a Q+A on his blog. Evidently the crew of the Atlantis simply decided that the weapons weren't what they liked ...


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It's possible (though unlikely) that the SGC has a limited supply, and couldn't risk sending them on an extended (possibly permanent) trip. I find it hard to believe myself, since they should have plenty of ways to acquire new ones. However, at that point in the series (Season 7-8 of SG-1) there was a diminished usage of Goa'uld tech - it was around this ...


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Actually, Asgardian spaceships do have a crew, as is mentioned in season 3, episode 22: Nemesis. Short transcript (O'Neill viewing the first recording made by Thor): Thor: 'During the battle this ship became infested by the technology. The replicators accessed the computer which contained information about your planet and plotted a course here. The ...


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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 worlds full of humans and Jaffa in the Milky Way galaxy, and they are at relative peace. The Pegasus Galaxy has far fewer worlds populated by humans, and there ...


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From "Children of the Gods, Part 2": Hammond: "Then who's coming through the Stargate?" Jackson: "Gods..." Hammond: "What?" Jackson: "Not as in God god. Ra played a god, the sun god, he borrowed the religion and culture of the ancient Egyptians he brought through the Gate, and then he used it to enslave them, so see, he wanted the people of ...


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Of course not. There are multiple cases on the series of off-world humans eating meat, though the most notable example is the armadillo-type creature in the feature film. Now, it is true that we never actually see an off-world human eating meat during the run of SG-1, but we also very seldom see them eating at all. When they are, it is usually a scene, ...


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In the transcript for Lost City (Part II), the characters discuss the contents of the map room at Proclarush Taonas. JACKSON: Jack? O'NEILL: Terra Atlantis. JACKSON: Terra's Earth. Atlantis ... CARTER: The lost city of Atlantis?! JACKSON: Are you say the lost city of the Ancients is here? (pointing at the image of Earth) ...


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It's from the original movie. Daniel was the one who realized that the two squiggles were stick figures and drew them with a sharpie. It was a pyramid with the sun on top. From the movie script: DANIEL Wait. Do you have a...um...sorry. [He looks around, spotting a marker in Mitch's pocket and grabbing it.] MITCH Hey, hey, hey, don'...


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Each gate contains 38 standard symbols as well as a single unique PoO symbol (Point of Origin). The 38 symbols are used as a way of addressing the gate with the 39th symbol acting as the final command to the stargate to begin the dialling sequence. This means that each Stargate has 38 common chevrons and one different from all other gates. As you can see, ...


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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 have the ancient to english dictionary (source: stargate wiki): Atlantic Gateroom Stairs (Note: the writing on the main stairs translates to English, but the ...


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