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Because they had no choice in the end. Recall that the original bomb was merely intended to destroy the stargate so that it could not be used to threaten Earth. However, the bomb had been altered by Ra to be 100 times more destructive than the original. Essentially it was a planet wrecker. Consequently, unable to stop the countdown or disable the device O'...


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In the movie, the subject of powering the Stargate is not mentioned but, as you say, the power seems to be used for turning the gate itself. From a Wikia No Dial Home Device is ever shown in the film, making it unclear how Dr. Daniel Jackson managed to redial the gate. This issue is apparently solved in the novelization of the movie, written by Dean ...


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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 modern broadcasting, subtitling is a separate data stream accompanying the audio and video, and it is rendered using whatever font is configure in the subtitling device. This is a more efficient way to store subtitling information (since it can be stored as text rather than as fully-rendered text) but it definitely means the subtitles can look different ...


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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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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 (let's call it a), the origin Stargate draws an imaginary sphere around itself with a radius equal to the distance to a. After you input b, the Stargate draws another imaginary sphere around the ...


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Have a look at the dialling sequence: At chevron five (around 1:20 in the video linked) the Stargate causes the ground to ominously tremble, at six it's basically an earthquake. Inside a big mountain. It stands to reason everyone agreed that 30-ish attempts at finding the next symbol (and were they sure only seven were ...


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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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GPS works by distance. It has nothing to do with co-ordinates! The distance between your device and a satellite, the information with just give a distance from the satellite but no real direction, after 3 satellites you have one position where all three distances cross. This is your position relative to Earth, since distance is measured by D=Speed/time; a ...


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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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