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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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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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What happened to the original crew of Destiny?

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 ...
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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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What happened to the original crew of Destiny?

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 ...
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Stargate Universe blunder: whey do they keep talking about Naquadria when it should be Naquada...?

I think you've fundamentally misunderstood what's happening here. Langara has been tampered with by a Goa'uld in order to turn a seam of naquada into a seam of naquadria, using crystal technology ...
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In Stargate Universe why didn't the ancients use the wormhole drive to get to the source of the strange signal?

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 ...
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Is the Stargate storyline continued after Stargate: Universe?

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 ...
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SG-U body switching and ethics

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 (...
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Could the Destiny crew make a pseudo-gate bridge?

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 ...
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Has there ever been any episode that didn't show a stargate in use?

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 ...
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Why are Stargates in Stargate Universe "less advanced" yet have more advanced capabilities?

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 ...
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When was Destiny launched?

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 ...
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How do the SG Teams stay alive in wormholes?

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 ...
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In Stargate: Universe, how come they have things like a shaver?

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 ...
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Stargate Universe S01E05 - Did Rush know Destiny's plan?

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 ...
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In Stargate Universe why didn't the ancients use the wormhole drive to get to the source of the strange signal?

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 ...
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Where does the name Kino come from?

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 ...
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Is it impossible for Earth Stargate be modded to dial all Stargates?

To my knowledge, no (it's possible I'm wrong), the closest we come from Stargate command is the dialling program for the Milky Way - Pegasus bridge. The ability to dial every gate in the galaxy in ...
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Where does the name Kino come from?

Kino is the Russian word for both "cinema" and "film[s]". I thought it was just a generic punt on Russian culture at first, but then I googled up what appears to be the "official" page for Stargate, ...
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Are the Stargate glyphs different between Pegasus and Milky Way galaxies and how does it affect the DHD on puddle jumpers?

The Puddle Jumpers on Atlantis have different DHD buttons to the ones on Milky-way Puddle Jumpers. Here is a picture of a Milky-way DHD: Note the colour and constellation symbols. Here is a Pegasus ...
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In Stargate Universe, why not just dial the Destiny using 8 chevron method?

... they should be able to communicate the ship's exact location to the SGC on Earth ... How? The ship is so far away from Earth that the entire Milky Way galaxy is almost certainly not visible from ...
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Who built the drones and where did they come from?

The berzerker drones were the product of an unknown and unnamed civilisation. There's no specific confirmation of who designed them, but given that they seem to lack intergalactic FTL, it's highly ...
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How do the SG Teams stay alive in wormholes?

The original script for Stargate (the Movie) indicates that the users of the stargate are torn apart into their constituent atoms, translated through another dimension and then re-constituted at the ...
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What are the main thematic differences between SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe?

I watched Stargate SG1 and loved it. I then tried to watch Atlantis. I took me time to get used to it, but then I loved it too. They both have similar concepts and you get used to the characters. Both ...
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How does Destiny in Stargate Universe Store its Energy?

One of the possible methods that Destiny could use is a more advanced form of Subspace Capacitor. In The Daedalus Variations, the Daedalus utilized a subspace capacitor developed by Dr. Rodney McKay ...
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Does Eli have access to the Daniel Jackson videos?

At least one of the videos made it onto Destiny. In Incursion, Part I we see Eli watching Daniel's "Lucian Alliance" training video. INT—KINO ROOM [Eli watches a Daniel Jackson orientation ...
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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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