History Headscratchers / StargateSG1

28th Aug '16 7:42:41 PM SSJMagus
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----** Given that the Ancients once did the same thing in order to seed the Milky Way with life according to their own design, the Stargates were presumably designed to be capable of that. And most likely any physical object that's sent through a Stargate configured in that manner would be stripped down to its component atoms and scattered across the galaxy. That would be why it's a very long, complicated process to reconfigure a Stargate to connect simultaneously to multiple other Stargates: so that it would be impossible for anybody to do it by accident.
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17th Aug '16 8:27:43 PM harlbior
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* How can Ba'al connect one Stargate to every other gate in "Reckoning"? We see the effect of the Dakara superweapon go through each gate. If Carter for example were step through the stargate during this time, would there be a Carter in every single planet in the galaxy?
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.
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