Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

6 corrected entries in season 5

(1 vote)

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.

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

Threshold (3) - S5-E2

Corrected entry: When Bra'tac pulls the Goa'uld out of Teal'c, it looks like a mature Goa'uld, being colored brown, black, and grey. We know from past episodes that Jaffa cannot survive with an adult symbiote and that larval Goa'ulds are milky white colored. Later we even see the milky white colored Goa'uld in an aquarium in the background of Teal'c's hospital room.

Sol Parker

Correction: Actually, this was probably a symbiote in the middle of it's gestation, an adult symbiote is about two feet long and entirely black as seen in "Children of the Gods (2)", "Crossroads", and "Out of Mind".

The Fifth Man - S5-E4

Corrected entry: If the SGC needed to lock up the team because they had been compromised, why on earth did they lock them in a room full of computers? Everyone knows that all three of them know how to use computers and likely one would hack into something.

Sol Parker

Correction: Hack into what? Personal files? Even if they had been compromised, they already knew everything there was worth knowing (besides of course knowing something that wasn't real) and protocol would change codes after members of the SGC were compromised so there was no threat there (codes are not kept on file...outside sources could hack in, as we find out with that user number guy). Finally, if they did find something out, who one will know but SG-1. They couldn't transmit information off world if the wormhole isn't active. All-in-all, Hammond probably hoped Carter would find out SG-1 was wrong after all.

Proving Ground - S5-E13

Corrected entry: When the girl gives the planet designation for Argos, she gives four digits for the second part of the designation. Planet designations have two sets of three digits.

Sol Parker

Correction: The designation for Argos is P3X-8596. They use three digits for most planets, but not all planets, since it is dependant on how many planets are in a given grid.

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