Stargate SG-1

New Ground - S3-E19

Corrected entry: At the very beginning when the scientists have uncovered a new chevron, it's the "Earth" chevron; a triangle with a circle on top, which indicates the planet of origin of the wormhole. However, ONLY earth should have an earth chevron - all other worlds have their own symbol.

Correction: Yes, that symbol is Earth's point of origin, but that does not mean it cannot appear on other Stargates to be used as one of the first six symbols in any given address (using that symbol would probably mean that's Earth's position in space was being used to to calculate where the wormhole was going). That Stargate would still have its own symbol that could only be used as the point of origin, but which maybe a regular symbol on Earth's gate, for example.

Reckoning: Part 1 - S8-E16

Corrected entry: The Replicator ship on which Daniel is being held prisoner is supposedly made entirely of Replicator blocks (a fact established in earlier episodes), yet only the walls of the set are made to look that way. The floor, visible repeatedly throughout the episode, is simply a concrete slab painted the same gray color as the block walls.

Correction: Just because something is made of Replicator blocks doesn't mean it has to look like those blocks. Indeed, only the insectoid Replicators look like they are made of blocks, the humanoid models look like normal humans, but both are made of the same building blocks.

Ripple Effect - S9-E13

Corrected entry: When "Desert Camo" SG-1 returns to their dimension through the Stargate, we hear 5 "slurps" indicating someone passing through the gate, however there are only 4 members on the team.

Grumpy Scot

Correction: The 5th sound effect could have been the rather large carrying case (contains the cure for the Ori plague) that Janet was given by Sam. Objects have been shown to make that same sound when the hit the event horizon.

Death Knell - S7-E16

Corrected entry: After the G'ould attack on the Alpha site a malp is sent through the Stargate which is now on its side. The malp is therefore stuck at the bottom of the pit created by the incoming wormhole it travelled through. When SG-1 then travel to the alpha site and appear in the "perfect foxhole" the malp has magically disappeared. (00:08:00)

Correction: The malp has not "magically disappeared". It was destroyed by the unstable vortex created by the re-activating Stargate.

The Serpent's Lair (3) - S2-E1

Corrected entry: Lt. Col. Samuels claims that the missiles they plan to launch against the Goa'uld ships are made of the same material as Stealth aircraft and should therefore be invisible to radar. The missiles however, unlike Stealth fighters, have jet engines which are visible to the naked eye, thus negating the Stealth technology.


Correction: The visibility of the propulsion does not negate the fact that the missiles are made of the same material as stealth aircraft and that they are invisible to RADAR. They are hoping that there are no Jaffa looking out of the Hatak windows.

Show generally

Corrected entry: It's often stated that a wormhole can't form if something is obstructing the Stargate, i.e. sticking through it. However, the ramp in the SGC goes through the Stargate so surely the wormhole couldn't form.

Correction: The wormhole is only prevented from forming if s significant portion of the Stargate is obstructed. Additionally, there is a gap in the ramp where the wormhole forms, as this portion would otherwise be de-materialised by the forming wormhole.

Show generally

Corrected entry: The DeLuise brothers appear from time to time throughout the series. For example, in Series 5, Episode 15, Peter DeLuise plays the director of the sci-fi movie "Wormhole X-treme." He also appears in several episodes as a background character.


Correction: Seeing as they were also producers on the show doesn't make this trivia.


Hathor - S1-E14

Corrected entry: Hathor is seen leaving the room, when she is supposed to be dead in the bucket of dead parasites. (00:40:40)


Correction: This has been corrected before; she is not dead.


Prometheus Unbound - S8-E12

Corrected entry: When Daniel threatens Vala with the Zat, she says that she is still wearing the Kull suit and is therefore immune to it. Some time later, Daniel shoots her with the Zat but despite him hitting the suit, she goes down.


Correction: Vala was incorrectly assuming that the Kull suit would protect from a Zat with the helmet off.

Grumpy Scot

Ascension - S5-E3

Corrected entry: When listing off the items Orlin has ordered online to produce his own stargate, Simmons lists "seven 100,000 watt industrial strength capacitors". Capacitors are measured in farads, not watts. Not to mention that as of now, the world's best capacitors are less than 10,000 farads, not an order of magnitude higher.

Correction: Capacitors ARE measured in Farads, but like other electronic components, they can also be measured in Watts.


Red Sky - S5-E5

Corrected entry: Carter says that the chance of depositing the heavy element inside the Katow sun while the element is en route is about 1%. However, hypothetically speaking, the actual chances would be infinitely smaller, in fact it would be near impossible. Simply consider the distance from earth stargate to the Katow stargate, the diameter of an average sun, and the time it takes for an object to travel through the gate (about 12 seconds). Taking the closest star to us (Alpha Centruri), at a distance of 4 light years, this means that the wormhole takes ~443ns (0.000000443s) to pass through the sun (using our sun diameter). Similarly, taking the diameter of the Milky Way as the distance to the furthest star in our galaxy, ~100000 light years, meaning the wormhole takes ~17ps (0.000000000017s) to pass through the sun. This means that the SGC would have to shut down the gate within a a maxmium of 443ns or a minimum of 17ps time gap. As we have previously seen, the stargate takes far longer to shutdown than these miniscule time lengths.

Craig Bryant

Correction: It is stated in a later episode that it only takes about 0.3 seconds to pass through a worm hole from one end to another, meaning the amount of time that they would have to shut down the stargate would be infinitely small in perspective.

Metamorphosis - S6-E16

Corrected entry: When Colonel Ivanov's establishes a wormhole to the SGC gate at the beginning of the episode Carter tells Walter to page O'Neill and Hammond to the gate room. Walter responds, "Yes sir." The problem with that being that Major Carter's first name is Samantha.


Correction: Condescension aside, Major Samantha Carter out ranks Walter. The proper military code of uniformity says that any ranking officer - regardless of gender - is to be called sir and reply with "Sir, yes sir." So, when she gives him the direct order to page the two officers he most likely falls back to his military training to reply with "Yes, sir." Carter might ask he reply with ma'am but in an instance where she is acting as a superior officer and giving an order it's easy to think he might fall back to military standard. So, one shouldn't fault the writers or Walter for what might be misconstrued as a failure to recognize gender - that's the great level of detail I like in a good military show.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: Throughout the whole first season and some of the second, Walter or someone else in his position, counts the time it takes for something to get to its destination from when it enters the wormhole. They tend to say something like "Object should reach destination in, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1." But after the first season or two they stop and it is not brought up until later when it is said that travel through a stargate is almost instant, and in one later episode Carter says that it takes about 0.3 seconds on average to travel through a wormhole and that the travel time from the last team to come through the gate was over three seconds and that was a long time. That must mean that 5 seconds would be like traveling from another galaxy in a different dimension through a black hole.

Correction: After the first season Carter and the SGC have been able to better compensate for stellar drift, meaning that a lot less time is needed to reach the destination.


Red Sky - S5-E5

Corrected entry: At the end of the show, SG1 travels back to the planet after the delivery of the heavy element into the alien sun to determine if the delivery of said material worked in restoring the sun to its original operational characteristics. However, if presumably they used the stargate to travel to and from the planet, then they would necessarily reintroduce the plutonium into the sun, causing a chicken-and-the-egg thing. The only way around this, which wasn't mentioned, would be to travel to a third planet and then to the world.

Correction: SG-1 often gets transportation from the Tok'ra and (less often) the Asgard when the gate is not an option.

Grumpy Scot

Enigma - S1-E17

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode the Nox take the stargate to Earth in order to "recue" the Tolen. They then leave before the gate closes. This is a continuity error, as the gate would have needed to be opened on Earth again in order to leave.


Correction: The wormhole does close behind Lya after she comes through. She then reopens the gate (without the typical "kawoosh") and leads the Tollan through.

Children of the Gods (1) - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Apophis first enters SGC at the beginning, the worm hole shuts down. Then the fight between the SGC personnel and the Jaffa takes place. The scene then switches to some other part of the complex and back again. Suddenly there is an outgoing wormhole established. It is made clear throughout the show, that only very few aliens like the Asgard or the Nox can just establish a wormhole by waving the hand. Earth neither has a DHD (which is known to Apophis) nor does Apophis have access to the gate controls or was there enough time for the Jaffa to dial the gate by hand. Even assuming the scene switches giving enough time to enter the control room, the Jaffa can not be familiar with earth technology as to know how to initiate a dialing sequence on the computer.

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Correction: It is later shown that a Goa'uld ribbon device can be used to power/dial a stargate, and in the movie continuum there is a device that can itself dial a stargate, in either case it would be possible.

The Torment of Tantalus - S1-E11

Corrected entry: After the SG-1 team reach the planet and Daniel goes with Earnest to that room with the DHD lookalike object Earnest gives Daniel his diary which says "Like a United Nations of the stars". Earnest was sent there in 1945 before World War II had ended and thus there was no United Nations, it was still the 'League of Free Countries'.

Correction: This is not true; the United Nations did exist from 1942, with the Declaration by the United Nations. The United Nations was the alliance of nations against the Axis Powers, which we now historically call the Allied Powers (a name never used until historians decided on it to distinguish it from what the UN eventually became in 1946). The connotation, however, is different than it would seem; he's describing it as a grand alliance of the stars, not a peacekeeping organization.

Point of View - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Dr. Carter is dialing the Asguard, the chevrons spin and lock in, but the stargate only locks in 7 chevrons. The Asguard required 8 chevrons to reach them.

Correction: Dr. Carter dials 8 chevrons. but only 7 shows up on the screen: the Gate is a round shaped device, the 8th and 9th chevron are below the ramp they walk on when they use the gate. So the 8th lighted chevron would not be seen.

Nightwalkers - S6-E5

Corrected entry: At about 8 minutes and 30 seconds into the episode, Carter, Quinn and Teal'c are investigating the dead Dr. Richard Fleming's house. It shows a computer screen with the Disk Information open. It shows that not a single byte has been used on the disk (C: drive, so it's very unlikely a secondary drive). If not a byte has been used, why is an operating system running? (00:08:25)

Correction: The Operating System (OS) could have been placed on another partition (in order to stop the good Dr. from playing around with it -I've had to do this in order to stop small children from doing it in my families homes-) or he could have the the secondary drive actually designated as C: drive & have the computer set up so it checks the secondary drive first for the OS.

Urgo - S3-E16

Corrected entry: When Dr. Fraiser has just told Carter about the rowboat and Carter leaves singing "Row your boat" the monitors on the wall next to Dr. Frasier show the other SG-1 members. The sticker that says "Jackson" is under O'Neill's monitor and "O'Neill" is under Dr. Jackson's monitor.

Correction: After seeing the footage in question, I have concluded that the stickers are under the correct monitors in both shots.

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