Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

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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.

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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.

Leosen

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

Greenman37

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Corrected entry: Season 9, episode "Ripple Effect" I believe. Sgt Walter Harriman shouts "Unauthorized offworld activation" instead of "Unscheduled offworld activation". "Unauthorized" is only for outgoing wormholes, and makes no sense in this context. It is unlikely to be a character mistake as he generally says "unscheduled" two or three times per episode.

Soylent Purple

Correction: Why could this not be a character mistake? People sometimes say the wrong thing inadvertently, so this actually makes Walter appear for "real" in a sense, so this would not be a production mistake.

blz

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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.

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Corrected entry: Throughout the series, incoming wormholes are indicated by the chevrons lighting up one by one - but the incoming gate could not "know" a connection was coming until the connection had already been made and the wormhole formed.

Correction: You have to dial up the destination stargate. It has to be aware that a wormhole is about to open, or the connection could never be established. Just like your telephone rings before you pick it up and begin speaking, the chevrons light up to open the wormhole.

Phixius

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Corrected entry: Whenever you see the bottom of a Ha'tak vessel (Goa'uld mothership) the pyramid is triangular at the base, but somehow they can still land perfectly on a square pyramid landing-pad.

Correction: The material that the Goa'uld make their ships, and most other things, from can morph and change shape. Look at Ra's guards and ship in the movie or Heur-ur's guards in the series to see this happening.

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Corrected entry: In series 9 episode 6, Beachhead the Ori plans on collapsing a planet to form a black-hole, unfortunately you need a really big sun (several times more massive than our sun) before it will do this, there's no way a planet will naturally form a black-hole.

Correction: Any object of sufficient mass will form a black hole. As you point out it would need to be several times the mass of our sun. Perhaps he planned to put a stargate on the planet and send a super-dense material through.

Soylent Purple

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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.

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Corrected entry: In the series 8 episode, :Lockdown," why didn't Anubis just kill the members of SG1 when he Zatted them? He would've been dying to kill them considering they wiped out his fleet and destroyed his physical shield.

Correction: Because then there wouldn't be a show.

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Corrected entry: The Stargate in the series is slightly different from the one in the movie. The top chevron moves up and down to lock the symbols, the other chevrons just light up. In the Stargate movie, the chevrons all move in and out to select the chevron.

Correction: The movie and series do not go hand in hand. Some changes were made, such as how Ra was actually an unusual looking alien who took over the boy's body.

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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: Throughout all episodes, when communicating via radio through the gate, they are always talking in real-time. However, there would be a delay on all transmissions equal to the time it takes for an object to travel through the gate.

Craig Bryant

Correction: But it's not an object, it's electromagnetic radiation. It can go both ways through an open gate, which solid objects can't; so why can't it move through the gate faster than solid objects?

J I Cohen

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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

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Corrected entry: Off world Stargates do not seem to dial usually. Most times you never even hear the inner ring turning.

Sol Parker

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

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Corrected entry: When a stargate first opens, we see what looks like a splash of water. In "Prisoners" we learn that this is an unstable wormhole being established between stargates, we also learn that anything in the way of the splash will be instantly disintegrated. How then is the Iris not disintegrated when the stargate opens while it is closed? Granted, the iris is slightly inside the event horizon, but if it would not be affected because of that, the splash should be seen coming past the iris. Neither of these things ever happens.

Sol Parker

Correction: It is thought of that a wormhole can still be established even if the "splash" is prevented due to the iris as in episode "A Hundred Days" where the stargate is buried, they are still able to dial to it because an iris of sorts was formed (they explain this), they used a proton accelerator (or something) to create a space. Once the space is large enough they can then dial and the "splash" will encompass the whole cavern making it even larger. So for the splash to occur there just needs to be a volume large enough to encompass a minimum amount of the splash.

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Corrected entry: Throughout the series, Daniel Jackson has worn glasses yet has used the sarcophagus on numerous occasions. If the sarcophagus can heal any wound and even bring back the dead, surely it can correct a small fault in his eyes.

Correction: The sarcophagus heals damage to the body. Daniel's eyesite is a genetic imperfection. The sarcophagus won't work on any defect the user is born with.

Grumpy Scot

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