Corrected entry: Dr. Jackson states that you need six points in a 3D volume to define a unique position. He then draws six points on the faces of a cube and connects the opposed pairs of points with lines, demonstrating that they all intersect to reveal the unique location. Whether this is really a good way to identify points in space is debatable, but even so, the technique he demonstrated requires only four points, not six. Any two lines that intersect do so at a unique point.Jefficus
Corrected entry: The premise for Jackson going on the mission is that once on the other side someone would need to be able to re-open the gate using new symbols, but in reality it would just be a matter for earth to re-open the gate from their end at a predetermined time or times.
Corrected entry: The gate appears to have about 40 symbols on it, and they already had the first 6 of the 7 needed for the sequence. After dialing the first 6, Catherine said that was as far as they had ever gotten, so we know they had dialed the first 6 before. Except they didn't need Jackson to figure out the riddle since all they had to do was try each of the remaining symbols as the seventh, one by one, until they found the one that worked. So with a maximum of about 40 tries they would have found it a long time ago, all without Jackson's help.jimba
Corrected entry: When Jackson takes the girl into the hieroglyph chamber, she motions to the symbols and says "hieroglyph", allowing Jackson to understand her accent and talk to her. Trouble is, 'hieroglyph' is not an ancient Egyptian word. It is Greek in origin and was suggested as a name for the symbols by archeologists at a much later date.
Corrected entry: It is established in the film that Abbydos is on the other side of the known universe (something later contradicted by the TV series). If this is the case, why would one of its co-ordinates be the constellation Orion which logically is itself on the other side of the known universe from the destination; something that spoils Dr. Jackson's six points in 3D space idea.
Corrected entry: When Jackson walks through the doorway where the cover stones are, he is carrying the two bags with "everything he owns." When he gets close enough to see the cover stones, the bags are suddenly gone.
Corrected entry: All these scientists and military personnel have opened a gateway to the other side of the known universe using a technology that is a) completely foreign to them, b) the first time they can get it to work, and c) one that can send stuff back to Earth instantly. No scientist or military personnel would ever allow a Nuclear Device to be sent through the portal, as the properties of the bomb alone travelling at the speed of light or faster could have had catastrophic results.Jazetopher
Corrected entry: The same military car is used in multiple scenes. It is first seen outside the hotel after Dr. Jackson is delivers his talk. Next it is seen outside of Col. O'Neal's house. It is then shown taking Dr. Jackson to Creek Mt. And finally it is the first car bringing all of the brass to Creek Mt. The car is identified by both its license plate (G13 48260) and damaged window trim above the left rear door. (00:08:35 - 00:16:00)
Corrected entry: When the Stargate is locking the symbols, the sequence on the computer is just like the one in the cartouche but, on the gate itself, the symbols (apart from the Earth symbol) don't match the chevrons' sequence. Besides, the second chevron locks a symbol on the gate, but another one appears on the monitor.
Corrected entry: When the four crew members retreat back to the pyramid during the sand storm and realize something is coming (when Ra is arriving), you hear guns being cocked about 6 or so times without hearing any shots being fired. There are only four men and four guns. (00:57:40 - 01:00:15)
Corrected entry: When O'Neil is fighting the guard near the Stargate, and the guard slashes him, you can see that the wound is on his back, yet in the scene right after Ra's spaceship explodes you see O'Neil standing with the wound on his chest.
Corrected entry: It's the very first time they opened the Stargate (Katherine says they've never got past the 6th chevron), and though they tried to study it, they had no clue about what it really is until Daniel properly translated it 2 weeks before the mission (in the series, someone did use the Stargate by accident many years ago, but it doesn't apply for this movie). Yet, not knowing how it works, and having a vague idea about what it does, their system is designed to monitor things like molecular deconstruction that only happens when matters pass through the gate, which they had no idea it would happen. Also, they have a state of the art map of space, that tells exactly what star they dialed, still without ever opening the Stargate or knowing how it works. They did have an idea about its purpose only 2 weeks earlier, which still isn't enough time to design and create something to help monitor a device they know nothing about.
Corrected entry: When Daniel is about to go through the Stargate, he touches it first, then sends his hand all the way through it, then pull his hand back out. He shouldn't be able to pull his hand back, since the hand was already in the event horizon, and matter can only travel through a wormhole in one direction.
Corrected entry: Supposedly writing was outlawed because it would prevent the people from having any recollection of history. This totally ignores the idea of oral history, the mechanism used before the development of writing and still used today by Native American and African cultures. In Africa these people are called griots and can literally recite history for days without ever repeating themselves.Phoenix
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jackson is looking at the hieroglyphics on the walls of the cave in the city and figuring out the language, how did the girl know what he meant as he pointed at the hieroglyphics if Ra had outlawed any of the people there learning to read.
Corrected entry: For the public execution scene, as Jackson lowers the staff weapon, the lighting is from one way, then in the next shot it is from the opposite direction.
Corrected entry: When Ra prepares to send the bomb through the Stargate, Jackson and O'Neil disguised as Egyptians enter the building in front of Ra's pyramid ship along with some other Egyptians who proceed to shoot dead some of Ra's workers. During this battle the doorway to the building closes before the others can get in. Now it's a big heavy rock door so presumably it's rather difficult to break down or force open, but just after Ra and his ship get blown up at the end we see Jackson, O'Neil and Sha're standing in the doorway which is now open again. We never see how they get that door open.
Corrected entry: Surely after spending millions trying to decipher and work out the final symbol wouldn't they go for the obvious trial and error of seeing if the other symbols worked?