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In the original Stargate film, the top chevron was designed to be visibly different from the others (wider and with a different pattern) and presumably would serve as a "this way up" indicator. In the TV series, there doesn't appear to be anything that would immediately identify (visually) the top and the bottom, but when you dial, the top chevron ...


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I would guess it's because they wanted to glom onto the fame of the movie, hence it had to be Egypt. And in ancient Egyptian culture, the arch-enemy of Ra was Apophis. - Valorum Exactly. From the first episode (or second, if you watch double episodes split-up), when SG-1 is in jail, Daniel Jackson just about confirms this. Carter: So Ra isn't dead after ...


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The tracking system was a narrative device that was quietly abandoned when the film was adapted into a weekly television series. It made no "sense" as the movie indicated that Abydos, the first planet visited from Stargate Command (SGC) was located in another galaxy and not within the Milky Way galaxy as the later canon demonstrated. During the ...


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The narrative never explicitly states how. An explanation might be that the Goa'uld encountered an as of yet unseen race (perhaps even the Furlings, a group who were frequently mentioned throughout the series) that possessed FTL (faster than light) technology that was substantially different than that possessed by either The Ancients or the Asgard. This is ...


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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 same trial-and-error process that allowed Ernest Littlefield to travel to Helipolis. With the capacity to travel to other inhabited worlds in the gate system, ...


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You would have to imagine probably more than a few technologically advanced species and systems were overrun by the snakes in their first few centuries of expansion. It just so happens humans were the BEST fit biologically. But with the ability to surreptitiously take over host and immediately know everything they know, it could have been any unlucky ...


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