Stargate SG-1

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.

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Corrected entry: Whenever we see the stargate on a remote planet being dialed either from an incoming or outgoing wormhole, the inside ring (with the symbols on) never spins. I would imagine this is because it would cost too much money to bring all the equipment needed and use too much time to spin the inner ring on location, as the inner ring always spins when inside the SGC (the set of is obviously always set up). The sound of the ring spinning can even be heard.

Correction: Almost all off-world stargates use DHDs to dial out. DHDs allow stargates to "fast-dial": entering the symbols without spinning the inner track. The SGC doesn't have a DHD, so they have to dial "manually" each time by unlocking the inner track with an electrical current and spinning the symbols to the chevrons.

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Corrected entry: There is no way to fit a twenty foot wide circular hunk of metal that far down into the Cheyenne Mountain Complex. We never see anything larger than a personnel elevator so how did the Stargate get down there?

Sol Parker

Correction: In the first episode of series 6 (Redemption), it is explained that there is a retractable roof (remember it used to be a missile complex).

Craig Bryant

Correction: Offworld Stargates are controlled by a Dial-Up Device, they probably don't need to dial themselves up manually like Earth, because earth has no Dialer.

Sol Parker

Shadow Play - S6-E7

Corrected entry: When the hallucinated Jonas is leading Dr. Kieran upstairs, a red light can be seen glowing on his hip where his Beretta is holstered. It looks as if Corin Nemec is carrying an Intar (a training weapon with a glowing red crystal in the grip) prop instead of a normal pistol. Can't be due to a hallucination - Dr. Kieran couldn't hallucinate a Goa'uld training weapon he'd never seen.

Grumpy Scot

Correction: Maybe the Intar was given to Jonas in the same way that Sam sometimes carries a Zat; so he has a stun weapon. We know the SGC has access to Intars since SG-1 broke up Apophis' old Jaffa training camp. Therefore, Kieran could have hallucinated it, even without knowing what it was if he'd seen Jonas with it beforehand.

I agree. Later when Jonas is talking to the council people at the end (where he says he wishes they could see what he's seen), you can see he is in fact carrying an Intar, so that's the weapon he left the SGC with, which Dr. Kieran would have seen.


Watergate - S4-E7

Corrected entry: The whole issue is they can't shut down the gate because the drone transmitter is on, but it shuts down before they fix it. (00:24:20)

Correction: It wasn't actually the transmitter keeping the gate open, it was the water-based lifeforms.

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.

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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.

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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Corrected entry: In an episode of "Stargate: Atlantis", the team uses an Asgard beam to get rid of a Goa'uld parasite from a human. There are several occasions in "SG-1" after this event where they could have performed this procedure. (One is the episode "10x19" when they try to get Ba'al out of Adria, but fail).

Correction: The level of technological understanding in Stargate improves throughout the years so there would have been a time where the idea was deemed was an inappropriate risk. Also the ship assigned to Atlantis has an Asgard on board who would have more knowledge of his own species technology than another species would.

Yeah, beaming technology could only be used to remove a symbiote in Atlantis because of Hermoid. Below's the exact dialogue from "Critical Mass." McKAY: Mmm-hmm. Hermiod's gonna attempt to extract the Goa'uld from Colonel Caldwell using Asgard beaming technology. McKAY: And complicated. The calculations are impossibly intricate. You don't wanna go beaming out a chunk of his brain.

Full Circle - S6-E22

Corrected entry: When Daniel is talking to Jack in the lift, he mentions all of the eyes that Anubis possesses, and makes a reference to the Eye of Tiamet (it doesn't say this in the subtitles, however). But in the episode "The Tomb", the Eye of Tiamet gets blown up along with the Russian soldier. So Anubis can't have it because it got blown up.

Correction: The eye of Tiamet could have survived the explosion & been buried under the rubble of the ziggurat, so Anubis would just have to uncover it in order to gain it.

The Fifth Race - S2-E15

Corrected entry: After the Ancient device releases O'Neill and he collapses, Carter checks his pulse. She is kneeling to his left, yet reaches for the right side of his neck. Anyone trained in basic first aid and CPR (as Carter should be, with her field medic training) is taught that you always check the pulse on the same side of the body where you are sitting, so as not to risk compromising the person's airway by accidentally compressing the windpipe.

Correction: I have had First Responder training, which is a step above Basic First Aid/CPR in the levels of EMT training, and there was never a mention of this. If you know what you're doing when you check for a carotid pulse, then you run no risk of compromising the patient's airway as the arteries you're supposed to be pressing on are well behind the trachea.

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Descent - S6-E3

Corrected entry: When Jack says the line "I'm looking at some major shrinkage here" you can see Amanda Tapping trying not to laugh. That's because this line was probably ad-libbed and he was talking about his genitalia.

Correction: I don't see how this is trivia worthy. Across the entire series, Jack often makes jokes of a risque or foolish nature and Sam's reactions run from stifling laughter to rolling her eyes at him.

Grumpy Scot

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Corrected entry: In Season 9, Episode 9 ("Prototype"), there is a shot of the team exiting the stargate on the prototype's planet. The gate's event horizon (the watery-looking plane they walk through) has a flat base and the gate's rim (the stone circle) is shown disappearing into the ground, as if the base of the gate is slightly buried. It's been long established that the "wave" that bursts from the gate when it opens vaporizes any matter in its path. Therefore, the part of the ground that is covering the event horizon in this shot should have been vaporized the first time this gate opened, leaving a shallow trench stretching out in front of the gate.

Correction: The "Wave" only protrudes from the center of the gate and not the entire gate, hence no trench on the ground.

The Fifth Race - S2-E15

Corrected entry: When Jack is on the Asgard planet, there are a couple of shots of a red corridor/hall with a lot of Asgard standing around - this set is taken directly from the later levels of the Nintendo 64 video game 'Perfect Dark' with minor colour changes to the set.

Correction: This can't be, because this episode was originally shown in 1998 and Perfect Dark wasn't released until 2000.

Touchstone - S2-E14

Corrected entry: When SG-1 retrieved the Touchstone in Nevada after the thieves escaped through the second gate, why did they not just take the Touchstone back to Medrona using the second gate? Considering the world was on the verge of destruction, they thought they would have the time to fly back to Colarado and use the gate at stargate command. The NID guys escaped through the second gate right before SG1 got the Touchstone. And there was a DHD connected as well, so all they had to do was enter in the address on the DHD.

Craig Bryant

Correction: Because it would be suicide. Getting to Medrona would be fine, but when they got back they would find themselves a smear on the inside of the iris. They didn't have their GDOs, why would they, they are on Earth.

Solitudes - S1-E18

Corrected entry: Carter and O'Neil get trapped on a planet where the DHD does not work, they say that eventually they may get rescued by another team, however if the other team gets there then how are they themselves supposed to get back since they cannot dial home and neither can SGC dial up to them since it is said countless times that you cannot go through a wormhole unless you dialed it, i.e. it is a one way thing.

Correction: But when dialing a world, they always send a probe through first to make sure it is safe and if there is a DHD, so when they send the probe, they could radio the SGC and tell them the DHD is broken which could then be fixed or replaced.

Craig Bryant

Just to add to this: Several episodes established that the protocol for situations where the DHD isn't working is to wait for the SGC to check in on them. Once the SG team explains the problem, over radio, the SGC will send over a portable power source. All they have to do then is hook it up and manually dial the gate to get home. In later seasons, they talk about how the SGC can send a naquadah generator and laptop with the dialing program installed on it.

Hathor - S1-E14

Corrected entry: After Hathor has been burned in her tub, you can see the actress walk offstage to the right of the fire (This is also visible in "Out of Mind" when they remember that part.).

Correction: That's not a mistake. It's part of the story. Hathor got out of the tub and walked away to the stargate.

Avenger 2.0 - S7-E9

Corrected entry: Dr. Felger says that his assistant is good with numbers as she says something like "the probability of choosing the correct sequence of 7 non-repeating symbols from a pool from 39 is..." She can't be that good with numbers - the last symbol is known and is always the same (from earth), being the point of origin. So really they are choosing 6 symbols from 38.

Craig Bryant

Correction: If you know the origin planet's symbol, it is 6 in 38, but the origin is not always Earth. Each planet has a different symbol and not all are on the standard 39, many times the origin symbol is picked out because it is not on the standard 39.

Sol Parker

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Ascension - S5-E3

Carter: Hey, guys, what are you doing here?
O'Neill: We brought pizza and a movie.
Teal'c: Star Wars.
O'Neill: He's seen it, what, eight times?
Teal'c: Nine.
O'Neill: Nine times. If Teal'c likes it, it's got to be okay.
Carter: You've never seen Star Wars?
O'Neill: Aahh, you know me and sci-fi.

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Trivia: Dom DeLuise and his three sons Peter DeLuise (who has written, directed and produced a number of episodes), Michael DeLuise and David DeLuise have all appeared on the show at least once. Peter DeLuise has appeared many times.

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Answer: While the series was undeniably successful, filming it is a long process, taking many months of often long days. Anderson, after several years of doing this, wished to spend more time with his young daughter, who he felt he was neglecting, and requested that his role in the series be scaled back. Ultimately, he decided to leave the main cast altogether and only make occasional guest appearances.

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