History Film / Stargate

29th Aug '17 8:36:02 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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In 1928, a [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum strange circular device]] is uncovered in Egypt. Cut to the present day, where it somehow ended up in possession of the United States military. With the mind of the unorthodox, [[TheWormGuy absent-minded archaeologist and linguist]] Daniel Jackson (James Spader), they manage to figure out how to use that ancient device. What they learn is that this "Stargate" opens a wormhole, leading to a desert planet.

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In 1928, a [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum strange circular device]] is uncovered in Egypt. Cut to the present day, where it somehow ended up in possession of the United States military. With the mind of the unorthodox, [[TheWormGuy absent-minded archaeologist and linguist]] Daniel Jackson (James Spader), (Creator/JamesSpader), they manage to figure out how to use that ancient device. What they learn is that this "Stargate" opens a wormhole, leading to a desert planet.
31st Jul '17 2:21:05 AM Divra
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** The snide little shout-out to Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. Budge was an Victorian Egyptologist who wrote extensively on hieroglyphics, but his translations as well as his interpretations of Egyptian religion and culture were unfortunately all too influenced by his Victorian attitudes. [[http://fannyfae.com/2013/09/05/using-budge-bad-idea/ This essay explains why the line is appropriate and accurate.]] If you're interested, [[http://ask.metafilter.com/46687/Is-E-A-Wallis-Budge-still-worth-reading here's some recommended reading.]] [[GeniusBonus The remark will fly right over the heads of 99% of the audience, but will have any Egyptologists watching rolling in the aisles.]]
--> '''Daniel.''' Well, the translation of the inner track is wrong. Must've used Budge. I don't know why they keep reprinting his books.
28th Jul '17 9:47:31 AM Silverblade2
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->''"It's not 'Door to Heaven', it's... 'His [[TitleDrop Stargate]]'."''

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->''"It's not 'Door to Heaven', it's... 'His [[TitleDrop Stargate]]'.Stargate'."''
17th Mar '17 10:50:02 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** The Stargate program only calls Jackson because evidently no one there knows how to use brute-force methodology. They had the first six symbols already. It literally should have taken them less than a day to try out all the combinations and establish a lock.

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** The Stargate program only calls Jackson because evidently no one there knows how to use brute-force methodology. They had the first six symbols already. It literally should have taken them less than a day to try out all the combinations and establish a lock. They repeat this error later in the film, in which Daniel finds that the seventh symbol has been worn off and needs to figure out through alternate means (admittedly, that method would be difficult under pressure from Ra's forces).
17th Mar '17 10:47:48 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Daniel just assumed the cover stone with the symbols needed to dial the Stargate back to earth would be nearby when they came through. He also didn't know what the seventh chevron (the point of origin) was going to be.(see also IdiotBall) The fact that he didn't tell anyone this ''really'' pisses off the guys he came with.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Daniel just assumed the cover stone with the symbols needed to dial the Stargate back to earth would be nearby when they came through. He also didn't know what the seventh chevron (the point of origin) was going to be.be (see also IdiotBall) IdiotBall). The fact that he didn't tell anyone this ''really'' pisses off the guys he came with.



** The Stargate program only calls Jackson because evidently no one there knows how to use brute-force methodology. They had the first six symbols already. It literally should have taken them less than a day to to try out all the combinations and establish a lock.

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** The Stargate program only calls Jackson because evidently no one there knows how to use brute-force methodology. They had the first six symbols already. It literally should have taken them less than a day to to try out all the combinations and establish a lock.
17th Mar '17 10:45:46 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* EnergyWeapons : The [[BoomStick staff weapons]] of Ra's personal guard.

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* EnergyWeapons : EnergyWeapons: The [[BoomStick staff weapons]] of Ra's personal guard.



* IdiotBall: As Siskel & Ebert point out in their review, the leaders of the Stargate program take Daniel at his word that he can bring them back...''[[YouDidntAsk without asking him how.]]'' So of course, once on the other side, when they ask Daniel to take them back, he says he can't because they don't have the coordinate symbols and that he just assumed they'd be there.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
** The Stargate program only calls Jackson because evidently no one there knows how to use brute-force methodology. They had the first six symbols already. It literally should have taken them less than a day to to try out all the combinations and establish a lock.
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As Siskel & Ebert point out in their review, the leaders of the Stargate program take Daniel at his word that he can bring them back...''[[YouDidntAsk without asking him how.]]'' So of course, once on the other side, when they ask Daniel to take them back, he says he can't because they don't have the coordinate symbols and that he just assumed they'd be there.
11th Feb '17 8:57:17 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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An action-adventure film, released in 1994, that later bloomed into the StargateVerse.

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An action-adventure film, released in 1994, that later bloomed into the StargateVerse.
Franchise/StargateVerse.
9th Jan '17 1:55:54 PM AnotherGuy
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* AmbiguousGender: Ra. [[Film/TheCryingGame Jaye Davidson]] was cast to provide the ambiguity.
1st Dec '16 6:31:07 AM bradleysigma
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*** He does note, however, that he can only learn it so fast because he can already speak ancient Egyptian. On Earth it hasn't been a living spoken language in millennia, as Daniel notes, and at first he doesn't realize they're even speaking Egyptian until he hears some words that sound similar. At this point he merely has to learn where Sha'uri's people's dialect diverged in pronunciation from the ancient form, rather than learning the whole language from nothing.

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*** He does note, however, that he can only learn it so fast because he can already speak ancient Egyptian. On Earth it hasn't been a living spoken language in millennia, as Daniel notes, and at first he doesn't realize they're even speaking Egyptian until he hears some words that sound similar. At this point he merely has to learn where Sha'uri's people's dialect diverged in pronunciation from the ancient form, rather than learning the whole language from nothing. This would be equivalent of only reading [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], then learning modern English soon after first hearing it.
31st Aug '16 3:06:27 PM Nentuaby
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: While the film's treatment of the military is far from accurate or flattering in general, there is one military error that could have been corrected by ''anyone'' with a little military experience. At one point O'Neil calls Kawalski, his second in command, "Lieutenant". Not only that, he's credited as "Lieutenant Kawalski" in the credits. The problem is that his rank insignia are a pair of silver oak leaves, which he wears throughout the entire movie in plain sight. Those silver oak leaves mark him as a ''Lieutenant Colonel'', a considerably higher rank than Lieutenant. It can be presumed that filmmakers Emmerich and Devlin were simply unaware that you don't call a Lieutenant Colonel "Lieutenant" unless you want him very, ''very'', angry at you. And if you don't want to use his entire rank, you'd call him "Colonel."

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: While the film's treatment of the military is far from accurate or flattering in general, there is one military error that could have been corrected by ''anyone'' with a little military experience. At one point O'Neil calls Kawalski, his second in command, "Lieutenant". Not only that, he's credited as "Lieutenant Kawalski" in the credits. The problem is that his rank insignia are a pair of silver oak leaves, which he wears throughout the entire movie in plain sight. Those silver oak leaves mark him as a ''Lieutenant Colonel'', a considerably higher rank than Lieutenant. It can be presumed that filmmakers Emmerich and Devlin were simply unaware that you don't call a Lieutenant Colonel "Lieutenant" unless you want him very, ''very'', angry at you. And if If you don't want to use his entire rank, rank (and have enough standing yourself that you even get to decide that), you'd call him "Colonel."
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