Trivia / Stargate

  • Breakthrough Hit: For David Arnold, who got the gig after the producers heard his music from The Young Americans.
  • Completely Different Title: In Mexico, the film became "La puerta del tiempo" which translates to "The Gate of Time". Some moviegoers mistakenly thought the far away planet the squad goes to was just a very early time in Egypt, and were seriously confused with the storyline.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The theatrical trailer and promo reel found on the European DVD (distributed by Kinowelt/Momentum) include extensions or snippets of additional scenes which are neither included in the theatrical cut nor in the special edition version of the film:
    • One of the guards appears behind Sha'uri and Daniel. This is presumably from the scene where Sha'uri gets shot.
    • When Sha'uri is in the sarcophagus, Ra holds his hand above her.
    • A different take of the scene where Ra punishes his guard. Here Ra is seen from the side
    • The village scene at the beginning is longer
    • A longer entrance of Ra at the assembly. O'Neill and his men are pushed down by the guards
    • An extended entry to the control room. Daniel gets an explanation of how things work. You see that the conference room is directly above the control room
    • An extended activation of the Stargate. You see more of the two technicians operating the Stargate. General West orders final evacuation. The two technicians leave the control room. O'Neill looks back at West. West leaves the conference room and the shutters close
  • Money, Dear Boy:
    • Jaye Davidson wasn't very fond of acting and originally intended that The Crying Game would be the only film he ever made. However, the producers of this film were desperate to sign him on, and he agreed to do it for a million dollars; enough, he figured, to either make them give up or give him some financial security for the rest of his life.
    • Same for James Spader, who said in an Entertainment Weekly interview that he found the script "awful". Roland Emmerich did say that Spader enjoyed himself enough to be up for a sequel if it ever happened.
  • The Other Darrin: Stargate SG-1 recast all characters who originated in the movie except for Skaara and his and Sha'uri/Sha're's father Kasuf.
  • Playing Against Type: James Spader, going from his usual creepy, sex-obsessed dramatic roles to playing an Adorkable scientist to the nth degree. Kurt Russell, meanwhile, goes from being a slapstick action hero to a broody Death Seeker Anti-Hero at least until the film's climax.
    • French Stewart, of all people, plays a badass soldier! Of course, this was made before 3rd Rock from the Sun got him typecast as playing silly idiots.
  • Similarly Named Works:
    • Has nothing to do with the arcade game Stargate, which is in fact a sequel to Defender.
    • Also unrelated to the 1982 novel Stargate, by Pauline Gedge.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: It's starting to push the bounds of plausibility that the Cool Old Lady in the Present Day was a preteen child in 1928, which places her birth sometime in the late 1910s or so. In 1994, this would put her in her seventies (roughly the same age as Viveca Lindfors at the time), but today it would make her about a hundred. (Incidentally, Catherine's age seems to have been retconned by the TV series, which specified that she was twenty-one in 1945, thus placing her birth in about 1924.)
  • What Could Have Been: Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes were offered the role of Col. Jack O'Neil.


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