History Headscratchers / StargateSG1

15th Apr '17 8:12:16 PM JamesDoyle
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* If Colonel Simmons is still an active duty officer (like Maybourne was), why doesn't he wear a uniform? If not, why do they still call him Colonel?
10th Apr '17 8:56:05 PM calculator
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*** "It's possible that the Alliance of Four Great Races was based on something other than mere technological superiority." Definitely worth considering. After all, we know that the Ancients hold to their ideology as the most important facet of their culture: They believe in understanding the fundamental nature of reality through reason, systematic observation, and experimentation. At least two of the other Great Races have similarly noble ideals: The Asgard believe in protecting the weak from those who would seek to do them harm, and the Nox are pacifists to a fault. Perhaps the Ancients looked at these burgeoning cultures and said, "So what if they're primitive by our standards? They're clearly good people who have the best interests of others at heart." To put it another way, the Ancients didn't need their stuff, [[Recap/StargateSG1S3E18ShadesOfGrey they needed them]].



** When has it been stated that ''Destiny's'' shields are superior to Asgard modern shields? We haven't seen the ''Destiny'' in battle yet. So far all the shield has done is keep the air in, and even then, a fair amount of air still slips out (compare to an ''Atlantis'' episode where the Daedalus' shields were able to keep an exposed hangar completely pressurised for an extended period of time). The only hint of advanced tech on the ship is that it is able to "think" for itself, a system which I assume was put in place more because it was intended to be an unmanned ship.

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** When has it been stated that ''Destiny's'' shields are superior to Asgard modern shields? We haven't seen the ''Destiny'' in battle yet. So far all the shield has done is keep the air in, and even then, a fair amount of air still slips out (compare to an ''Atlantis'' episode where the Daedalus' shields were able to keep an exposed hangar completely pressurised pressurized for an extended period of time). The only hint of advanced tech on the ship is that it is able to "think" for itself, a system which I assume was put in place more because it was intended to be an unmanned ship.
10th Apr '17 8:30:54 PM calculator
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** And as for miniaturizing a railgun, there wouldn't really be much point. The railguns described in the show have basically two advantages over regular firearms: they can throw their slugs a lot faster, and they don't rely on gunpowder so they can be fired in the vacuum of space. This makes them great as point defense against enemy fighters, but SG personnel don't actually work in the vacuum of space, and normal guns shoot plenty fast enough to kill what needs killin'.

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** And as for miniaturizing a railgun, there wouldn't really be much point. The railguns described in the show have basically two advantages over regular firearms: they can throw their slugs a lot faster, and they don't rely on gunpowder so they can be fired in the vacuum of space. This makes them great as point defense against enemy fighters, but SG personnel don't actually work in the vacuum of space, and normal as far as person-to-person ground combat goes? Regular guns shoot plenty fast enough to kill what needs killin'.killin', and an SG-team member who finds themselves floating in the vacuum of space has more pressing concerns than whether or not their gun can shoot.
10th Apr '17 8:27:15 PM calculator
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** And as for miniaturizing a railgun, there wouldn't really be much point. The railguns described in the show have basically two advantages over regular firearms: they can throw their slugs a lot faster, and they don't rely on gunpowder so they can be fired in the vacuum of space. This makes them great as point defense against enemy fighters, but SG personnel don't actually work in the vacuum of space, and normal guns shoot plenty fast enough to kill what needs killin'.
8th Apr '17 7:40:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* So here is the ultimate question (in my mind). Having watched ten seasons of the show, two truths seem to remain evident in the SG-1 team. One: They get captured all the time! Two: Their tactics when arriving at a new planet never seem to change much... leading to them getting captured again and again and again... and again. The Show could be called Stargate Escape from Capture. So my question is, why did they never adopt some new tactics, policies, maybe a little bit of GenreSavvy to avoid being captured or maybe even a shoot first response to being captured by people[=/=]alien race #8472?

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* So here is the ultimate question (in my mind). Having watched ten seasons of the show, two truths seem to remain evident in the SG-1 team. One: They get captured all the time! Two: Their tactics when arriving at a new planet never seem to change much... leading to them getting captured again and again and again... and again. The Show could be called Stargate Escape from Capture. So my question is, why did they never adopt some new tactics, policies, maybe a little bit of GenreSavvy tactics or policies to avoid being captured or maybe even a shoot first response to being captured by people[=/=]alien race #8472?
22nd Dec '16 4:35:07 PM Akaihiryuu
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** There is nothing in "Hathor" that doesn't make sense given the rest of the series. Jaffa were originally humans that were genetically modified by the device Hathor had. Once modified, they stay modified, and their offspring have the same modifications. The sarcophagus could reverse O'Neill because he wasn't born a Jaffa. It would not work on Teal'c because he was born that way.

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** There is nothing in "Hathor" that doesn't make sense given the rest of the series. Jaffa were originally humans that were genetically modified by devices like the device one Hathor had. Once modified, they stay modified, and their offspring have the same modifications. The sarcophagus could reverse O'Neill because he wasn't born a Jaffa. It would not work on Teal'c because he was born that way.
22nd Dec '16 4:34:04 PM Akaihiryuu
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** There is nothing in "Hathor" that doesn't make sense given the rest of the series. Jaffa were originally humans that were genetically modified by the device Hathor had. Once modified, they stay modified, and their offspring have the same modifications. The sarcophagus could reverse O'Neill because he wasn't born a Jaffa. It would not work on Teal'c because he was born that way.
** Goa'uld don't NEED DNA from the host species, but it is helpful if they can get it. Having DNA from the host species merely reduces the rejection rate, making it easier for them to blend with a host. This is stated in "Hathor". Nothing from the episode was actually retconned away.
6th Dec '16 2:22:48 PM WillKeaton
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** Uh, Adria WAS an Ori who had retaken human form so she could lead the army. She knew perfectly well that the Ori didn't ascend their followers so asking her any question like that would not have made her change her mind about the Ori in any way, shape, or form. Heck she even ascends all by herself at the end of season 10 so she at least doesn't need help from the Ori to ascend.

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** Uh, I think the original poster is confused as to who Adria was. Adria WAS an Ori who had retaken human form so she could lead the army.army. She was one of the people who was lying to the worshipers for her own benefit. She knew perfectly well that the Ori didn't ascend their followers so asking her any question like that would not have made her change her mind about the Ori in any way, shape, or form. Heck she even ascends all by herself at the end of season 10 so she at least doesn't need help from the Ori to ascend.



** The same way that the Stargate got down into Cheyenne mountain - with a crane, through the shaft that leads from the surface to the embarkation room. Cheyenne mountain used to have an underground missile silo that was re-purposed to house the Stargate. Still, while they ''could'' lower a tank into the complex and several variants of IFVs could fit through a Stargate, it doesn't make sense to do so on a regular basis, since the Goa'uld have spaceships. What good is sending a Tank through the gate for an artillery strike if an Al'kesh bomber can fly over and blow it to pieces? Better to send small teams that can disappear quickly after they arrive.

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** The same way that the Stargate got down into Cheyenne mountain - with a crane, through the shaft that leads from the surface to the embarkation room. Cheyenne mountain used to have an underground missile silo that was re-purposed to house the Stargate. Still, while they ''could'' lower a tank into the complex and several variants of IFVs [=IFVs=] could fit through a Stargate, it doesn't make sense to do so on a regular basis, since the Goa'uld have spaceships. What good is sending a Tank through the gate for an artillery strike if an Al'kesh bomber can fly over and blow it to pieces? Better to send small teams that can disappear quickly after they arrive.


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* The Ori find out about the Milky Way galaxy and they prepare for an invasion. They decide that one of their number should take human form to lead the army. In order to do that someone has to bear a child. Even though they have a galaxy full of people who worship them they chose to have Vala bear the child. Why? What purpose does this serve?
9th Nov '16 2:29:20 PM Akaihiryuu
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** Solitudes established that the Antarctic gate point of origin was Earth's original point of origin. That was the original gate put there by the Ancients, and it would've been the point of origin for that gate that would've been part of the code to dial Destiny. All Ancient writings referring to Earth should've showed the Antarctic gate point of origin for Earth. Scenes from the season where they have that gate in the SGC, but showing the Ra gate point of origin can be excused - it's because they're using stock footage for the gate dialing (it was a very expensive effect to create). Ancient writings showing the Ra gate point of origin, and having to use that point of origin to dial Destiny are production errors. Most likely, the team writing the later season episodes simply forgot about Solitudes - it was a season 1 episode after all.
8th Nov '16 7:09:13 PM Morgenthaler
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** Some fans actually consider it a ''better'' "female-empowerment" episode than the even worse Emancipation. What with all the female staff of the SGC having to retake it from the men, without killing any of them. The ladies be BadAss, indeed. On the whole, though, Hathor opens up some real cans of worms, from her [[GameBreaker game-breaking mind control ability]], Jaffa-Making belly device (and "un-Jaffa-ing" someone with a sarcophagus), the "Code of Life" (though it could be rationalized to just improve chances of blending, not a requirement), and her [[DoubleStandardRape mind-control rape of Daniel]], who was still all about finding and rescuing his wife at that point. And then there's how she got shot, caught fire, set ''water'' on fire, then walked away.

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** Some fans actually consider it a ''better'' "female-empowerment" episode than the even worse Emancipation. What with all the female staff of the SGC having to retake it from the men, without killing any of them. The ladies be BadAss, badass, indeed. On the whole, though, Hathor opens up some real cans of worms, from her [[GameBreaker game-breaking mind control ability]], Jaffa-Making belly device (and "un-Jaffa-ing" someone with a sarcophagus), the "Code of Life" (though it could be rationalized to just improve chances of blending, not a requirement), and her [[DoubleStandardRape mind-control rape of Daniel]], who was still all about finding and rescuing his wife at that point. And then there's how she got shot, caught fire, set ''water'' on fire, then walked away.
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