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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 was ...


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Short answer: they try. Long answer: They can knock, but it doesn't do them much good. Without a GDO, the Iris, a large shield millimeters beyond the event horizon that prevents the typical Ka-Woosh (Carter gives a throwaway explanation at one point) and will prevent the reintegration of matter. O'Neil describes it as 'bugs on a windshield'. In the ...


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It's not the addresses that need correcting, it's the control system. SGC built their own dialing system from scratch. They don't (until later, and not even long then) have one of the dial-home devices that they often use when they're on other planets. Those DHDs have systems that automatically maintain the Stargate for optimum operation, including ...


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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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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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A stargate is very, very durable. They have to be. They are containing the incalculable energies of an Einstein-Rosen bridge capable of distorting time and space between two distant locations. No ordinary material could withstand both the energy contained nor the stress of the space-time distortion needed to make the connections between two gates. Stargates ...


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You are looking for Fizzbin, which was made up by Kirk in the Star Trek: TOS episode A Piece of the Action (1968). KIRK: Fizzbin. It's not too difficult. (begins dealing) Each player gets six cards, except for the player on the dealer's right, who gets seven. KALO: On the right. KIRK: Yes. The second card is turned up, except on Tuesdays. KALO: On ...


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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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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 seasons, ...


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This concept-art slide (auctioned as part of the series closure) clearly indicates how the iris works and where the petals are stored when the iris isn't in use. I've taken the liberty of animating the effect with a single petal which, as you can see fits neatly inside the bezel of the Stargate's cover:


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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 operate on its ...


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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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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 ...


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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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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, ...


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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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Stargate Universe takes place on the starship Destiny, a huge ship of The Ancients whose purpose is to explore the universe without Stargates. The Destiny is capable of FTL and uses stellar plasma as fuel. Destiny was preceded by Seed Ships which would scout ahead and manufacture and plant Stargates. Whether this is how the rest of the Stargates were ...


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Word of God answer: Joseph Mallozzi, Screenwriter and Executive Producer for both Stargate: SG1 and Stargate: Atlantis explicitly 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 or ...


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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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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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The Ancients placed all of the gates in both the Pegasus as well as milky way galaxies. They also had the ability to travel faster than light in large ships that could carry multiple star gates at a time to drop them off on planets that could potentially have life. The Ancient's home galaxy was the galaxy the Ori remained in, and they most likely had ...


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Writing in the Jumper says not to In several scenes we can see writing in Ancient across the top of the jumper console. Two images are here, taken from the Season 1 episode, The Defiant One *, show the left and center of the console, respectively, Rather than being actual Ancient, the writing is just English with Ancient characters. Piecing together the ...


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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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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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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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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 series and the characters mapped out. There are plenty of places where Jesus is a common first name. Even more places have names with Theo- in it. So why wouldn't ...


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