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: 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: 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 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: 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?
Corrected entry: When the military sends the robot-transmitter through the stargate for a test, the mapping machine locates where in the galaxy the robot is transmitting from. One of the researchers says that the robot is 5 light years away. If something is 5 light years away and it's transmitting a signal to earth, it would take the radio signal 5 years to reach the earth! How did the robot let them know where it was so quickly? The signal couldn't go through the stargate, because a code to open the gate on the opposite side is required.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film when they are still trying to decipher the stone tablet, Jackson renames the 'Door to Heaven' a Stargate. He then works on deciphering the other symbols and determines that they are charts of constilations. A few scenes later when they operate the Stargate, crew members call it 'the Gate' and there is equipment already set up to track progress through the Gate. How did they know to call it a Stargate if he only just translated it as such, and how would they know they would have to track out in space?
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