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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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There was no original crew of the Destiny. It would seem that the Ancients set it (and its counterparts) off unmanned with the firm intention of boarding later, then never got around to it after they discovered how to ascend to a higher plane of existence. GLORIA: This is what you wanted. RUSH: You know, the Ancients never intended Destiny to ...


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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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An engineering team was trapped aboard Destiny, and the planned expedition team never arrived In Stargate Universe: Back to Destiny (a canon comic book followup to Season 2), issue 1 shows Eli traveling to an unexplored section of the ship where there are stasis pods containing Ancients. In issue 2, these Ancients explain that they were engineers preparing ...


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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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I would venture to guess that this can easily be explained by different speeds. If the Destiny left at a speed less than the seed ships, it can easily be explained that over the course of the vast amount of time the Destiny was traveling that the seed ships gained distance over it. Another possible explanation is that although the seed ships travel "ahead" ...


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Power plain and simple. Icarus Base was on a planet full of Naquadria, the unstable cousin to Naquadah, the gate material. To produce enough power to make the connection they had to use the planet as a giant reactor. And an unstable one at that. Dialing back from Destiny has the same problems. The only successful dial home from was by constantly drawing ...


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Yes, there is the Stargate Universe: Back to Destiny comic series From June 2017 to September 2018, American Mythology Productions produced a six-issue comic series entitled Stargate Universe: Back to Destiny. It is a canon continuation set after the Season 2 finale of the TV show. Here is the publisher's summary of the first issue: Stargate Universe ...


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It was almost certainly down to the fact that there was an explosion as they left the platform, injecting additional energy into the outgoing wormhole. We see a very similar situation in SG1 : "Solitudes" when an explosion in the vicinity of the gate on P4A-771 resulted in the SG1 team being ejected from the Earth gate(s) at high speed. In that instance T'...


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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" (Various Pegasus cultures and the Wraith) "Ring of the Gods" (Tagreans) "Great Ring of Abydon" (Tegalusians) "Circle of Standing Water" (Salish) "Doorway" (The Nox) "...


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From the Stargate Wiki: "This ship was launched to solve a mystery, not by arriving at some ultimate destination where all the questions are answered at one time, but by accumulating knowledge bit by bit." — Nicholas Rush (Gauntlet, episode 20, season 2) In other words, simply sending a probe to the far end of the Universe wouldn't have helped. The ...


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Destiny had a lot of prototype technology, including the gates. If you remember the chair that powers Destiny had a frightening interface.


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Destiny's plans are old, and don't take into account the technological advances made later on. The gates it makes are less advanced as a result, and thus more prone to damage (apparently increased durability was one of those advances).


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This was never directly addressed in the show, the novelization of the pilot, or the tie-in comic book. So we'll have to examine the possibilities. The McKay/Carter Intergalactic Gate Bridge was constructed by the following: Place gates at strategic intervals Thirty-four Gates from both the Milky Way and Pegasus Gate systems have been strategically ...


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With the clamps engaged, the shuttle is in physical contact with Destiny, and therefore shielded/ pulled into FTL with Destiny. Whatever mechanism the alien ship used to attach itself with destiny presumably employed some form of physical contact as well, giving the same benefits as the clamps.


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There is some kind of contract or protocol which the stone users have to sign and abide by. We don't know the exact terms, but at the least it seems designed to allow the use of bodies for personal (and sexual) uses, and it acknowledges the risk of death for both parties. The best source of info for this topic is the Kino webisode We Volunteer To Do This. ...


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There have been a number of episodes in Stargate SG1, Atlantis and Universe where there is zero use of the gate, save for the opening credits. Some examples are below; SG1 Nightwalkers Prometheus The Curse Wormhole X-Treme! Stargate Atlantis The Defiant One The Hot Zone McKay and Mrs Miller Stargate: Universe Light


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No, it was never shown. SG Universe was canceled and ended in a cliffhanger episode. To the best of my knowledge the plot was also never resolved in other media. But I could have just missed it. I remember talk about DVD movies like the ones made for SG-1 but I think nothing ever came of it. Which I find pretty sad because I really liked the show and I don'...


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In principle you could certainly use the gate as a storage or stasis device, converting people into matter and then reintegrating them at a later date. I don't see any reason why that should result in them becoming 'younger'. The stargate basically works by converting matter into its constituent atoms, sending them via a wormhole to another location and ...


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We don't know. We're not supposed to know. Leaving it ambiguous as to whether Rush knew all along is a deliberate part of the story. The character is supposed to have unclear motivations, intentions and limits. You are supposed to make up your own mind. That's what makes the character so rich and interesting. Indeed, it's what made this entire show so ...


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During the Pilot episode, as they evacuate the base you can see a number of crates and boxes of supplies come through the gate behind them. I think we can assume that these boxes contain your mystery shaver and various other fripperies such as food. This is backed up by the episode's official novelisation (which was itself based on the show script) ...


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Being advanced doesn’t always mean having top capabilities. Advanced usually is more related with a trade off between cost, effectiveness and function. A satellite phone is more convenient than mobile phones and you may think of them as being more advanced as you can just call from everywhere not like mobile phones but current mobile phones are way more ...


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Depends on what source you look at Stargate Universe: "Air, Part 1" — "Hundreds of thousands of years ago" In the first episode of Stargate Universe, Dr. Nicholas Rush says the following: "The design is clearly Ancient, in the truest sense of the word. Launched hundreds of thousands of years ago. Faster than light, yet not through hyperspace. Who knows ...


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They dont, they're ripped into their constituent particles per the Stargate wiki: https://stargate.fandom.com/wiki/Stargate "Travel through a Stargate is strictly one-way: from the dialing gate to the receiving gate. This is not a limitation of the wormhole, but of the technology; wormholes will transmit anything that enters them, but no solid matter ...


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The answer isn't necessarily a binary one. Relativistically speaking, if we were tracking the seconds two people had physically existed (let's say a pair of twins) and then one person started using the gate to travel great distances, the time they would "lose" in transit, could begin to add up. No, the traveling twin wouldn't be getting younger, they would ...


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He didn't know that he was in the past, he was forced to abandon Destiny because the air became toxic. When the other Destiny dropped out of FTL was when he actually realized it.


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It is theorized by Dr. Rush that Destiny was designed to do more than just go out into the universe. Destiny was designed to find God or the creator or maybe even find the limits of the universe. Also for the mission planned for Destiny by the Ancients there did need to be planned out areas for replacement parts and supplies. Destiny was sent out unmanned ...


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@SingularityCo gives a good explanation, but let me offer one alternate: The alien ship had its own shields which facilitate safe FTL travel.


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For the same reason the Ancients never visited Destiny themselves: they ascended. At the end of the war with the Wraith, the Ancients sank Atlantis and escaped through the Stargate to the Milky Way where they either died or ascended. Ascension might be a more direct route to learning about the superstructure or the very nature of the universe, and if not ...


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The MGM Website indicates that Eli was referring to the term Kino-Pravda (literally in Russian "movie-truth") The Kino, named as such by Eli in reference to Russia’s Kino-Pravda in the 1920s, is an unmanned remote exploratory device believed to have been used by the Ancients in a similar way the SGC use MALPS. There's a slightly larger reference in ...


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