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Questions tagged [stargate]

Science-fiction franchise comprising various films and TV shows. Use this tag when asking questions about any work in the Stargate franchise. If you're asking about a particular movie or TV-show only, also tag the question with the tag for that movie/TV-show (for example [stargate-1994] or [stargate-sg1] etc.)

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What were the production reasons behind S05E19 of “Stargate: Atlantis”?

Seeing as how this is a production/behind-the-scenes question, I'll ask it here instead of the Sci-Fi SE. Episode S05E19 of Stargate: Atlantis, titled "Vegas", is drastically different from the show'...
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Why were Stargate's subtitles redone?

In Australia, when Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) put in subtitles when English is not used (ie. VS Arashi and If You Are the One) the front is generally yellow and generally at the end of the ...
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In Stargate, what has happened to the children in the pyramid?

In an earlier scene in Stargate where Jackson and Colonel O'Neil had been captured by the henchmen of Ra, and after some butt kicking, O'Neil couldn't shoot Ra with the stolen weapon due to the ...
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Where is P3-575 located?

Along with P3-577, P3-575 was one of the first known locations to be visited by SGC designation in Stargate SG-1. What galaxy is P3-575 located in and what is its sitrep?
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Is there mention of any of the modern gods in Stargate: SG1?

Apart from maybe the impregnation of Vala, that is a slight hint towards Jesus, is there any mention in Stargate SG-1 of the modern gods that are known to mankind today, such as the deities behind ...
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In Stargate movie how did they manage to activate the gate in alien world Abydos?

From Earth, we were shown that the aligning of symbols took tremendous amounts of energy, how did they manage to do it from the alien world (Abydos), it seems like a pretty big logical problem.
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Which episodes did the Furlings sketch in the “200” episode of Stargate SG-1 pull stock footage from?

In the Stargate SG-1 episode "200", there is a sketch showing SG-1 meeting the Furlings (which ends with Sam saying "Well that never happened!"). There are a few ...
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Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?

Dr. Daniel Jackson is Stargate: ...seven points to outline a course to a position...to find a destination within any three dimensional space, you need six points to determine the exact location......
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Is the Chappa'ai vortex ionized or toxic? [duplicate]

In the Stargate universe, the vortex from the naqahdah disc which occurs once an address is correctly dialed emits a fluid-like substance. Is this substance an ionized radiation or a chemical exposed ...
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Why didn't they use a brute force method to activate the Stargate?

In the movie Stargate, they have been trying to activate the Stargate for the last 2 years but could never get the right sequence. After Dr. Daniel Jackson figures out the seventh symbol, they try to ...
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Which Sheppard did McKay refer to in S05E19

I'm going to assume enough time has passed that the following is not considered a spoiler: In the second-to-last episode of Stargate Atlantis, we see an alternate universe where Sheppard is a ...
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What are the differences between a DHD and Earth's dialing computer?

At many points in Stargate SG-1, the fact that Earth has MacGyvered their own dialing computer becomes a plot point. Be it the initial confusion over the Stargate going to multiple planets because ...
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Why doesn't Ronon's gun run out of power?

As far as I know, we have never seen Ronon's gun run of of power in SGA. However, in episode 5 of Season 4 (Travelers), when Sheppard is using a similar gun, it runs out of power after several shots. ...
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Why wasn't Kurt Russell cast in SG1?

Why did Kurt Russell not reprise his role as Colonel O'Neil (one L) in the spin-off series for Stargate? From Showtime's treatment of season 1's take on the character Colonel O'Neill (two Ls), there ...
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Is this map of the galaxy valid according to Stargate SG-1?

I've found a galaxy map on the internet. And I am curious, if it is valid according to Stargate SG-1. I cannot remember any episode where a galaxy map is shown with labels.
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Why did Teal'c decide to join SG-1 during Children of the Gods?

In the first episode of Stargate SG-1, Children of the Gods, SG-1 travel to Chulak in response to an attack on Earth by Apophis, get captured, and end up being stored with many other individuals who'...
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What is the weapon Teal'c is using at the beginning of “Off the Grid”?

At 1:12 into Stargate SG1 S9E16, Teal'c is seen firing a weapon more like a weapon of the Tau'ri. But I don't recognize it from earlier missions...He usually uses the Staff Weapon. What is this ...
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How did Klorel and Apophis escape their ships alive?

In season 2, episode 1 of Stargate, The Serpent's Lair, SG1 blow up two Goa'uld ships belonging to Klorel and Apophis by using C4 on Klorel's ship, steering it closer to the ship of Apophis and ...
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How does SGC know who is incoming before the stargate connects?

At the start of season 1, episode 19 - Solitudes of Stargate SG1, before the title credits, there is an incoming wormhole which for some reason destablizes and disconnects before the entire team gets ...
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What are the differences in the remastered Children of the Gods?

The first episode of Stargate SG1 was called "Children of the Gods", this was a two part special to introduce the series and set up the team which was later remastered into a "Final Cut". In an ...
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Why don't the team ever bring back other species for study?

During the first episode of Stargate SG1: Children of the Gods, and the second (third?) episode Enemy Within, one of the primary discussions about what Teal'c cannot join SG1 is that he is an alien ...
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Who/What was Ra?

In Stargate (1994), Ra said he chose the human body because it was so easy to repair. I don't quite understand what this meant. They discovered that Ra's [alien] race was supposedly dying off. ...
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What exactly is the stuff in the middle of the Stargate?

The Stargate in Stargate, Stargate: SG-1, and it's derivatives, creates a wormhole between two Stargates, which most of the time has an unstable vortex kawoosh that tends to destroy anything that's ...
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How much would a third season of SGU cost to produce?

I'm entertaining a dream in which I win €140,000,000 in the EuroMillions draw and use it to fund the return of unfairly-cancelled shows. Using any available figures, how much would a third season of ...
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Did Patrick Stewart appear as an uncredited extra in this episode of Stargate Atlantis?

In Stargate: Atlantis, Season 1, Episode 8 "Underground," Major Shepard's team meet the Genii. This marks the first appearance of Colm Meaney (Chief O'Brien on Star Trek: TNG) as Cowen, leader of the ...
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What are the known differences between the Stargate universe in the movie and the TV series?

I have watched the 1994 movie Stargate and all three live action TV shows it spawned (SG:1, Atlantis, and Universe) and there are some obvious differences in the universe between the two, for example ...
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Why were they covered in ice/snow the first time through the portal in SG1?

In the Stargate SG-1 series, the first time they go through the portal. They are covered in ice/snow and it's super cold. (yet lands on a decently warm planet) If you go further through the series ...
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What happened to Daniel Jackson's allergies?

Both in the Stargate movie and early on in Stargate SG1, Daniel Jackson's allergies are used frequently in the plot (for example, slowing down the party in the movie and as a method of communication ...
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Why is travelling through the Stargate from Earth such a bumpy ride?

During the movie and the early seasons of Stargate SG1, travel through the Stargate from Earth is an extremely bumpy ride, often resulting in the feeling of being chilled, being thrown out of the ...