History Headscratchers / StargateSG1

23rd Jul '16 4:50:26 PM RRWolf
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* In "full Alert", they made a big deal of the fact that they had a lot of trouble finding and getting to Osiris's ship, but couldn't they have just asked Sarah? Last time they showed her, she was VERY much alive, and she should have most, if not all, memories of when she was controled by Osiris. Worst case scenario, she could help find where the ship is. Best case, she could use Osiris's hand device to ring up herself.

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* In "full Alert", season 8, they made a big deal of the fact that they had a lot of trouble finding and getting to Osiris's ship, but couldn't they have just asked Sarah? Last time they showed her, she was VERY much alive, and she should have most, if not all, memories of when she was controled by Osiris. Worst case scenario, she could help find where the ship is. Best case, she could use Osiris's hand device to ring up herself.
18th Jul '16 4:52:33 PM RRWolf
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* In "full Alert", they made a big deal of the fact that they had a lot of trouble finding and getting to Osiris's ship, but couldn't they have just asked Sarah? Last time they showed her, she was VERY much alive, and she should have most, if not all, memories of when she was controled by Osiris. Worst case scenario, she could help find where the ship is. Best case, she could use Osiris's hand device to ring up herself.
18th Jul '16 11:25:34 AM CrypticMirror
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** It is because the show was BackedByThePentagon. It got a lot of help from the US military and in return it made the US military the outright heroes and any other nation's armed forces very inferior. It is the standard military assistance deal the Pentagon's PR dept offers. In-universe, Jack's attitude towards the Russians is partially because he is a natural ass to others and also because he did a lot of black ops against the USSR in the 1980s. He is just too used to thinking of Russia as the enemy and too much of an ass to dial it down.
13th Jul '16 10:26:22 PM KeithM
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** The IAEA monitors ''civilian'' nuclear facilities to make sure nuclear material is accounted for and not diverted to secret nuclear programs; it has nothing to do with acknowledged existing ''military'' weapons production by the 5 declared nuclear powers (US, Russia, China, UK, and France). Any monitoring of weapons that goes in is due to voluntary agreement between those countries to keep the others informed (and really only includes the US and Russia). It would be trivial to arrange for some nukes to be allocated to the Stargate program without widespread knowledge of the fact.
13th Jul '16 10:03:20 PM girlyboy
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** Given the lack of time pressure, and the immense value of a device that ''cures Goa'uld possession'', especially that early in the series, I'm surprised (from a Watsonian perspective) that they didn't just opt to leave Teal'c trapped there permanently (or for however long it took to think of a workable safe alternative -- years, if necessary). This would be a cruel fate, but not *so* horrible -- they could keep Teal'c supplied with all the comforts of home through the gate, there'd surely be scientists constantly there trying to study the Hammer, so he wouldn't be alone, SG-1 could drop by for the occasional visit, he could be kept up to date with the news, etc. Heck, they could give him a portable generator, a TV with a VHS player, and let him spend a year or two watching every Earth movie ever made. :P And again, you get to keep a device that ''cures Goa'uld possession''.
10th Jul '16 11:20:19 AM nikolaquixote
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** There was the season one episode "The First Commandment" in which the leader of another SG team decided to play god on an alien planet. He enslaved the population and threatened to kill SG-1 for coming to take him back to Earth. Not to mention his whole relationship with Sam has a ton of implications that aren't very fun to think about. Hansen was probably the worst portrayal of a US soldier since Colonel Kurtz.
8th Jul '16 11:14:28 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[TheyJustDidntCare Simple - no mystery here.]]
** You're probably right.
6th Jul '16 5:55:47 PM mysterykcad
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** They likely didn't actually learn Latin. At most, they learned the words relevant to the translation they were working on, and that was probably just through rote memorization.
5th Jul '16 5:48:00 PM mysterykcad
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*** They might have tried off-screen. The gate was probably buried during the bunker's destruction.


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** The only thing that I can think of that could be worse for the Aschen than the black hole would be an address for a Replicator-controlled planet. Mechanical space bugs whose sole purpose is to eat advanced technology? Yeah, that'd put the Aschen back down to the level of their vassal planets.
3rd Jun '16 1:45:54 PM harlbior
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** Because they didn't need to. A staff blast coming from a Tau'ri assault rifle would probably either blow up the assault rifle, be large and unwieldy, or have too much recoil, and their source of ammunition would have to be stolen from the enemy. By that point it would make more sense just to steal more staff weapons.
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