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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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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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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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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. ...


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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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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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I think Midway station ties the Pegasus Galaxy gates to the Milky Way Galaxy gates... Apparently the two gate networks weren't compatible so they needed to re-enter the system each way. Additionally, it adds another level of security, so that in the event that the Wraith penetrate the Pegasus side, there is a chance to destroy the facility before they get ...


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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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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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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 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 ...


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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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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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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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The Stargate Wiki article has no information on this, but here's a likely reason: The Stargate software (which has subroutines for a lot of eventualities) has a threshold length -- a maximum length for objects that may be transmitted through (no need to have thresholds for other dimensions because ring diameter already limits them). For objects beyond a ...


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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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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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