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.

Correction: Although a code is indeed needed to open it, after you go through, it stays open for a short time - it was in that period which the robot sent the data back.

This would be a direct contradiction to what is said in the movie. The doors are 1 way only. If the doors were 2 way, there would be no need for Jackson to have to decipher the new symbols on the other side. This error stands, either there is no way they would know where it is that fast, or the gate is 2 way and they could easily get back.


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?

Correction: He translated the "stargate" 2 weeks before he deciphered the constellations. Therefore, they would be calling it the gate instead of the door.

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Visible crew/equipment: Throughout the movie, in the shots of the guys on the alien planet, the white reflector screens and film crew's reflections are visible in their sunglasses. (00:40:20)

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Trivia: The producers, the casting agents, really wanted Jaye Davidson, from "The Crying Game", to play the head bad guy, but Jaye said, "No more movies", so they kept upping the money they would pay him - this is before actors nowadays get phenomenal money - and it was only when they got to a million dollars that he said yes.

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