History Headscratchers / StargateSG1

28th Oct '17 12:01:39 PM Random888
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*** That's a {{Deconstruction}} which came about later on. In the first one or two seasons, the portrayal of the Nox and the Tollans was in decidedly CantArgueWithElves territory.
27th Oct '17 8:15:38 AM CrypticMirror
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** The Tollan got wiped out because of their isolationism, and the Nox have faded to irrelevance on the galactic scale with their commitment to hiding. They claim to be enlightened, but that claim is not just criticised by the narrative, but unequivocally proven false. Kinsey et al would have led Earth to the same fate.
26th Oct '17 3:13:52 PM Random888
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* How come isolationism is wonderfully enlightened when "perfect" races like the Nox and the Tollans are doing it, but evil and heartless when it's being advocated by villains like Senator Kinsey?
3rd Oct '17 2:48:35 PM aurast
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* At the end of Continuum, Mitchell and a ship-mate ambush the time-travelling Jaffa and Ba'al as they step out of the Stargate. How can bullets from small automatic rifles from 1939 pierce Jaffa armor?
18th Sep '17 4:51:11 PM PuritanPhysicist
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** It's possible that was their original plan, but when Vala was pulled back to the Ori home galaxy, they saw an opportunity to use her. The Ori were overconfident, and thought she could be turned by her "daughter." Vala was a former Goa'uld host with ties to the Tau'ri and the Lucian Alliance, which made her a strategic asset.
3rd Sep '17 5:40:59 PM PuritanPhysicist
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** Carter also would have been flung out of the wormhole like O'Neill, Jackson, and Teal'c. She probably was concussed and suffering from hypothermia herself, just not in as rough shape as Jack.
3rd Sep '17 11:56:57 AM Random888
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* When Jaffa fetuses are in the womb, what does the umbilical cord connect to?
3rd Sep '17 11:52:14 AM Random888
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** For what it's worth, Nirrti is the Hindu goddess of death and corruption, so it's not like they were libeling a deity who is supposed to be good.
31st Aug '17 3:28:44 AM HalcyonDayz
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** We're looking at a single command here. The SGC is just an organization which happens to be well-run. Regardless of your position, this just makes anyone who tries to take down the SGC in favor of a different management wrong. Not evil, just wrong, as NID investigator Woolsey shows perfectly. Lack of a democracy in the military is common among humans since [[PeleponnesianWar the fall of the Athenian republic]]. And they're not diplomats, they're soldiers who have to defend themselves. You don't honestly expect soldiers to allow themselves to be open just for good diplomacy? I certainly hope it's standard procedure in RealLife.

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** We're looking at a single command here. The SGC is just an organization which happens to be well-run. Regardless of your position, this just makes anyone who tries to take down the SGC in favor of a different management wrong. Not evil, just wrong, as NID investigator Woolsey shows perfectly. Lack of a democracy in the military is common among humans since [[PeleponnesianWar [[UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar the fall of the Athenian republic]]. And they're not diplomats, they're soldiers who have to defend themselves. You don't honestly expect soldiers to allow themselves to be open just for good diplomacy? I certainly hope it's standard procedure in RealLife.
31st Aug '17 3:27:44 AM HalcyonDayz
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** And regarding the "always armed to the teeth thing". '''One:''' Holding a gun by the handle is just the standard way in which a modern rifle is carried. Why? Because it's ''safer'' than any other method. You don't want to be walking around with a P90 or an MP5 or, god forbid, an M16 swinging freely from a shoulder strap. It's just plain unsafe. Also, they don't grip their guns "by the trigger". I always remember them holding their guns with their fingers off the trigger outside of combat, aka "safety position". '''Two:''' Visitors to the SGC often DO show up armed. Most of the time the Tokra are visibly carrying zat guns strapped to their hips. And every single time a contingent of friendly Jaffa visits Earth they step out of the gate with staff weapons in hand.

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** And regarding the "always armed to the teeth thing". '''One:''' Holding a gun by the handle is just the standard way in which a modern rifle is carried. Why? Because it's ''safer'' than any other method. You don't want to be walking around with a P90 or an MP5 [=MP5=] or, god forbid, an M16 swinging freely from a shoulder strap. It's just plain unsafe. Also, they don't grip their guns "by the trigger". I always remember them holding their guns with their fingers off the trigger outside of combat, aka "safety position". '''Two:''' Visitors to the SGC often DO show up armed. Most of the time the Tokra are visibly carrying zat guns strapped to their hips. And every single time a contingent of friendly Jaffa visits Earth they step out of the gate with staff weapons in hand.
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