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His logic is quite simple really. The x axis has a start and end point. The y axis has a start and end point that intercept somewhere along the x axis. the z axis also has a start and end point, that intercept along the y and x axis. Making 6 points. If that makes no sense, this picture may explain it. To clarify this further, if you have a known ...

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This question has been asked previously on the Stargate wiki site. The answer given was that there are actually 9 chevrons, so they may not have known 7 was the home symbol. So, given that there were 39 symbols, this would have made 40,000 dialling attempts...possible, but not so likely. However, this argument is flawed. The eighth and ninth symbols were ...

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Any random point (a location) in space can be defined by a coordinate in any number of coordinate systems. The stargate system uses its own coordinate system based on 39 constellations (for a Milky Way stargate), symbolised by chevrons on the stargate. But whether these chevrons symbolize constellations, or even if there exist dimensions in that specific ...

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As it later becomes established in Stargate SG1, the Goa'uld are actually parasitic creatures that inhabit and control their hosts. We also know that before humans, the Goa'uld used to take control of Unas, but that the number of Unas in the universe was rapidly dwindling due to the rapid growth of the Goa'uld. In the opening scene of Stargate (the 1994 ...

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In geometry, we learn about line sectors: Pieces of lines that have two end points. Each of the six points on the XYZ plane is an endpoint thus lowering the possibility of error. Note how Dr. Daniel Jackson said ...you need six points to determine the exact location... Six points on the XYZ plane gives the exact Stargate that you will exit. The more ...

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With the logic in the movie, 4 points are enough, because each line appears to pass through the same point, i.e. you only need 2 lines. Given the random placement of stars, it is extremely unlikely that you will find 6 in just a few constellations that enable 3 lines to intersect at the same point (try it with 3 straws, or pencils, and see that it just won't ...

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Let's think about it this way - they had a device for 2 years that they had to spend some time figuring out how to get it to work at all, and then spending time trying to figure out the right combination. For all they knew, it would have taken just 5 symbols to get the thing working. By the time Jackson got around to them, they may have only recently ...

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This is not a "canon" answer, but there are often consequences to entering the wrong password too many times. Websites often disable your account. More severely, some encryption systems make the data permanently unreadable. Who knows how severe the consequences would be for a device like the Stargate?

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It was never directly addressed, but evidence throughout the series explains the logic reason. First, some quick background. The First season of SG1 is set a year after the movie. The Stargate program was shut down after O'Neill supposedly nuked Abydos. A year later, Apophis retaliates for Ra's death by sending Jaffa through the gate to Earth, setting the ...

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On the Stargate Wiki article for wormhole physics, it states: The speed at which one enters a wormhole is the same at which one exits a wormhole. However unstable energy sources can cause travelers to exit at far greater velocities then they enter (Emphaisis mine). During season 1 episode 17: Solitudes, it is mentioned that they've installed frequency ...

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Not much of the universe was detailed in the movie so a lot of these changes were as the result of expanding on the universe and changing the way various systems worked, and the others are merely the result of transferring a movie into a suitable format for TV. Along with the obvious change of actors (there were a couple of exceptions, for example Alexis ...

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Each stargate could imagine itself to be the center of its own reference system. It can determine the distance and direction of 39 beacons. If you input one beacon (lets call it a) the origin Stargate draws an imaginary sphere around itself with radius equal to the distance to a. After you input b the Stargate draws another imaginary sphere around the ...

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Although it was obviously quite close between them, I believe the answer to the question is that the Stargate website came before the Star Trek Generations website. Although there are lots of pages and references to both sites as being first, I have only been able to find a single reference for either of them that includes a date. From the Star Trek ...

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It's probably Stargate. The registration record for startrek.com lists 1995-02-27 as the creation date and for stargate.com as 1986-08-05. This date corresponds not to the movie stargate, but to the much earlier TV show "The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers" in which one of the episodes involved finding a "stargate".

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The above responses are correct; the nature of Ra's species was changed for the TV series. A long since defunct RPG established that Ra had simply taken and Asgard as a host, but switched to a human one because it was more compatible. In the context of the film and its novelization, Ra was a dying alien who used an undefined, technologically-induced method ...

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You only need two lines (four points) to find another point. Two lines will either have 0, 1, or infinitely many intersections. For obvious reasons we will only consider the case where there is one intersection (as the other two cases don't help us pinpoint a specific location). So we have two lines, let's call them 'line 1' and 'line 2'. These two lines ...

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