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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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Wouldn't the stargate addresses from Earth be different?

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 ...
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How was Ernest Littlefield able to survive for 50 years?

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 ...
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Was the use of "puddle jumper" in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Moebius" a continuity error?

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 ...
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What is this monument in the intro of Stargate SG-1 Season 4?

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 ...
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Was the use of "puddle jumper" in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Moebius" a continuity error?

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 ...
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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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Why do they consider the Ori false gods?

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 ...
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How did the Endeavour rescue SG-1?

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 ...
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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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Stargate SG-1 episode with religious conflict

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 ...
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Why did Dr. Daniel Jackson's name appear in the Stargate SG-1 intros when no other characters did?

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 ...
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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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Why didn't the Ori invade Pegasus as well as the Milky Way?

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 ...
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How did the Goa'uld become spacefaring?

In SG1: The First Ones, Daniel postulates that the Ancients left a Stargate on the joint Goa'uld/Unas homeworld and that the Goa'uld, in Unas bodies, learned to operate that gate, possibly through the ...
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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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In the Stargate episode "threads" who stops the self destruct?

The answer is "the others". It absolutely was stated. It is unclear what happened to Daniel after Oma attacked Anubis. Something caused the S.G.C.'s self-destruct mechanism to stop and the ...
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How was Ernest Littlefield able to survive for 50 years?

He was seen holding a purple ball of something (fruit?), and he said 'Eat' so probably he survived mainly on plant life.
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Stargate the film: Is Anubis in the movie?

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 ...
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How could O'Neill open a gate connection to the Asgard?

The episode in question is The Fifth Race. O'Neill ends up interfacing with an Ancient knowledge repository, the kind that downloads a bunch of info directly into his brain and slowly kills him. You ...
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Do Teal'c and Daniel Jackson have honorary ranks within SGC?

Stargate SG-1: Four Dragons gives Teal'c the honorary rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Yet here he was, doing just that. Hovering by the gate-room’s blast doors, staying way out of the way, while Teal’...
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What are the Stargate dial home device symbols used to dial Earth from Atlantis?

The show's producer was kind enough to share them on his website
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Are there translations of Ancient writing from Stargate: Atlantis?

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 ...
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Why didn’t anyone dial Abydos before Daniel solved the mystery of the seventh symbol?

It would appear that it simply didn't occur to them to try a seventh symbol. It wasn't on the 6 symbol cartouche and while the dialling program system appears to be working after a sixth symbol, ...
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Was the ship destroyed in the final episode of Stargate SG-1?

As we can see in the SG-1 episode "Unending", indeed for a brief moment the ship, called the Odyssey, and everything on board except Teal'c, was destroyed: EXT—SPACE: The time dilation ...
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Couldn't the Wraith have followed the intergalactic gate bridge in a ship?

The gate bridge is composed of 34 Stargates. The distance between the Pegasus Galaxy and Milky Way is 2.7 million light years. That means each gate is roughly 79412 light years apart (by ...
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When did Jack O'Neill kill this character?

It sounds like this is a reference to SG1: Entity. Sam was taken over by a space-virus thingy and Jack zats her twice (something that should otherwise kill her) to stop her from damaging the facility.
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Is the Stargate half duplex or one way?

It is stated on multiple occasions that wormhole travel is uni-directional for normal matter. There are exceptions for radio waves which can travel freely in both directions, allowing the SGC to ...
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Why were humans better hosts than Unas to the Goa'uld?

According to the Stargate Wiki: "humans proved to be a much more suitable host-race for the Goa'uld, as human bodies were easier to repair, and human hands and voices offered much greater ...
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What happens to civilians who leave the Stargate program?

They are allowed to live a normal life, so long as they don't publicly disclose classified information Stargate Atlantis Season 3, Episode 10 "The Return, Part 1" involved a ship of living Ancients ...
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