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* BookBurning: Implied in the backstory. Ra banned literacy on Abydos to prevent its inhabitants from rebelling as their Tau'ri brethren had. The Abydonians manage to keep secret knowledge of hieroglyphics, however.


* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Daniel Jackson is first showing being laughed at and his audience walking out when he completely rejects the Egyptological consensus on the origin and antiquity of ancient Egyptian culture during a lecture. It is heavily implied that he's living on the cusp of poverty due to his eccentric theories (it's most probably because he can't get a good academic job). When he travels to the other planet and sees the pyramid, he sighs "I knew it", his theories fully vindicated (although even he didn't explicitly claim ''aliens'' were behind ancient Egypt).


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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Daniel Jackson is first showing being laughed at and his audience walking out when he completely rejects the Egyptological consensus on the origin and antiquity of ancient Egyptian culture during a lecture. It is heavily implied that he's living on the cusp of poverty due to his eccentric theories (it's most probably because he can't get a good academic job). When he travels to the other planet and sees the pyramid, he sighs "I knew it", his theories fully vindicated (although even he didn't explicitly claim ''aliens'' were behind ancient Egypt).


* JerkassHasAPoint: Jackson and Kawalski both call out O誰eil for bringing a nuclear device with him and not telling them about it, but Jack counters it was a precaution against a hostile force trying to use the Stargate to get at Earth. (Which is ''precisely'' what happens) He also tells them that none of it would matter if Jackson was able to get them back like he told them he could.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jackson and Kawalski both call out O誰eil for bringing a nuclear device with him and not telling them about it, but Jack counters it was a precaution against a hostile force trying to use the Stargate to get at Earth. (Which Earth (which is ''precisely'' what happens) happens). He also tells them that none of it would matter if Jackson was able to get them back like he told them he could.


* JerkassHasAPoint: Jackson and Kawalski both call out O誰eil for bringing a nuclear device with him and not telling them about it, but Jack counters it was a precaution against a hostile force trying to use the Stargate to get at Earth. (Which is ''precisely'' what happens) He also tells them none of it would matter if Jackson was able to get them back like he told them he could.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jackson and Kawalski both call out O誰eil for bringing a nuclear device with him and not telling them about it, but Jack counters it was a precaution against a hostile force trying to use the Stargate to get at Earth. (Which is ''precisely'' what happens) He also tells them that none of it would matter if Jackson was able to get them back like he told them he could.


* JerkassHasAPoint: Jackson and Kawalsky both call out O誰eil for bringing a nuclear device with him and not telling them about it, but Jack counters it was a precaution against a hostile force trying to use the Stargate to get at Earth. (Which is ''precisely'' what happens) He also tells them none of it would matter if Jackson was able to get them back like he told them he could.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jackson and Kawalsky Kawalski both call out O誰eil for bringing a nuclear device with him and not telling them about it, but Jack counters it was a precaution against a hostile force trying to use the Stargate to get at Earth. (Which is ''precisely'' what happens) He also tells them none of it would matter if Jackson was able to get them back like he told them he could.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jackson and Kawalsky both call out O誰eil for bringing a nuclear device with him and not telling them about it, but Jack counters it was a precaution against a hostile force trying to use the Stargate to get at Earth. (Which is ''precisely'' what happens) He also tells them none of it would matter if Jackson was able to get them back like he told them he could.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Naturally, even aside from the aliens, the film premise depends on this. Jackson claims the Pyramids are much older than Egyptologists have found them to be, the evidence for them being made for the Pharoahs was forged and that Egyptian culture sprang up without precursors. Obviously this is not supported by the real evidence for this. The film itself portrays Jackson's theories as laughed at, though naturally he turns out to be right nonetheless. He is genuinely correct that Budge has long been debunked however.
** Hilariously though, while this is clearly fictional, it has precedence in Egyptian history. Countless pharaohs actively rewrote their own history to take credit for past events now attributed to their predecessors. The best case is Ramses the Second (Ozymandius for those familiar with Percy Shelley) whose countless achievements were either claimed by other pharaohs either claiming to have accomplished them or have simply been Ramses.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Naturally, even aside from the aliens, the film premise depends on this. Jackson claims the Pyramids are much older than Egyptologists have found them to be, the evidence for them being made for the Pharoahs was forged and that Egyptian culture sprang up without precursors. Obviously this is not supported by the real evidence for this. The film itself portrays Jackson's theories as laughed at, though naturally he turns out to be right nonetheless. He is genuinely correct that Budge has long been debunked however.
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however. Hilariously though, while this is clearly fictional, it has precedence in Egyptian history. Countless pharaohs actively rewrote their own history to take credit for past events now attributed to their predecessors. The best case is Ramses the Second (Ozymandius for those familiar with Percy Shelley) whose countless achievements were either claimed by other pharaohs either claiming to have accomplished them or have simply been Ramses.

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** Hilariously though, while this is clearly fictional, it has precedence in Egyptian history. Countless pharaohs actively rewrote their own history to take credit for past events now attributed to their predecessors. The best case is Ramses the Second (Ozymandius for those familiar with Percy Shelley) whose countless achievements were either claimed by other pharaohs either claiming to have accomplished them or have simply been Ramses.


* LostLanguage: The Abydonians speak an Ancient Egyptian dialect, and Daniel Jackson, being a Egyptologist, is able to communicate with them once he figures out the pronunciation.

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* LostLanguage: The Abydonians speak an Ancient Egyptian dialect, and Daniel Jackson, being a an Egyptologist, is able to communicate with them once he figures out the pronunciation.

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* LostLanguage: The Abydonians speak an Ancient Egyptian dialect, and Daniel Jackson, being a Egyptologist, is able to communicate with them once he figures out the pronunciation.

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* EyeOfHorusMeansEgypt: The Eye is seen by Jackson in the town (he calls it the Eye of Ra however), indicating the people are descended from ancient Egypt originally.


* BackFromTheDead: Ra has a kind of medical "coffin" capable of reviving people who are recently deceased (and presumably it's also the source of his immortality, as he's been alive for over ''ten thousand'' years).

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* BackFromTheDead: Ra has a kind of medical "coffin" capable of reviving people who are recently deceased (and presumably it's also the source of his immortality, as he's been alive for over over ''ten thousand'' years).


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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Daniel Jackson is first showing being laughed at and his audience walking out when he completely rejects the Egyptological consensus on the origin and antiquity of ancient Egyptian culture during a lecture. It is heavily implied that he's living on the cusp of poverty due to his eccentric theories (it's most probably because he can't get a good academic job). When he travels to the other planet and sees the pyramid, he sighs "I knew it", his theories fully vindicated (although even he didn't explicitly claim ''aliens'' were behind ancient Egypt).


* AncientAstronauts: Ra. And the Pyramids were, indeed, landing platforms for spaceships.

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* AncientAstronauts: Ra. And Ra was an extraterrestrial interplanetary explorer. He also built the Pyramids were, indeed, to be landing platforms for spaceships.his spaceship, while possessing a human body to serve as his host (humans, it seems, are easily repaired by his medicine). Other humans were enslaved to mine the mineral used for his technology.


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* BackFromTheDead: Ra has a kind of medical "coffin" capable of reviving people who are recently deceased (and presumably it's also the source of his immortality, as he's been alive for over ''ten thousand'' years).


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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: Though not the future exactly, apparently despite living millennia Ra has never found any better way to mine the mineral he uses for his technology than having human slaves do it with simple tools of the kind you'd use in ancient Egypt.


*** They're also all in alignment (all on the same side of the planet at once) -- the tidal forces on that planet would be ''insane''.

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*** ** They're also all in alignment (all on the same side of the planet at once) -- the tidal forces on that planet would be ''insane''.



*** While we're on the subject, constellations are not "points in space" as Daniel Jackson claims. If anything, they are *directions* in space, from Earth, and there's no real way to turn six *directions* into a point in 3-dimensional space.
*** The TV series uses this as a HandWave to explain why they never found any other gates until they thought to make the dialing computer take stellar drift into account. Apparently the DHD network as shown in the series does this automatically, so the symbols wind up being more like a phone number than coordinates.

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*** ** While we're on the subject, constellations are not "points in space" as Daniel Jackson claims. If anything, they are *directions* in space, from Earth, and there's no real way to turn six *directions* into a point in 3-dimensional space.
*** ** The TV series uses this as a HandWave to explain why they never found any other gates until they thought to make the dialing computer take stellar drift into account. Apparently the DHD network as shown in the series does this automatically, so the symbols wind up being more like a phone number than coordinates.


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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Naturally, even aside from the aliens, the film premise depends on this. Jackson claims the Pyramids are much older than Egyptologists have found them to be, the evidence for them being made for the Pharoahs was forged and that Egyptian culture sprang up without precursors. Obviously this is not supported by the real evidence for this. The film itself portrays Jackson's theories as laughed at, though naturally he turns out to be right nonetheless. He is genuinely correct that Budge has long been debunked however.


* BadBoss: Ra does ''not'' tolerate failure from his subordinates-[[YouHaveFailedMe fatally so]].



* ImprovisedWeapon: O'Neil uses the Ring transporter to [[PortalCut kill Anubis]].



* RecycledTheSeries: ''Series/StargateSG1''



* ShownTheirWork: Creator/KurtRussell gets a detail of military etiquette right that some people who actually were in the military often forget (or choose to ignore): you don't salute civilians. When the young rebels salute him, he clearly appreciates the gesture and wants to return it, but doesn't until his own men salute him so that he can salute ''them'' in return. Of course, he's also the one that made the aforementioned "calling a Lieutenant Colonel a Lieutenant" mistake.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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Creator/KurtRussell gets a detail of military etiquette right that some people who actually were in the military often forget (or choose to ignore): you don't salute civilians. When the young rebels salute him, he clearly appreciates the gesture and wants to return it, but doesn't until his own men salute him so that he can salute ''them'' in return. Of course, he's also the one that made the aforementioned "calling a Lieutenant Colonel a Lieutenant" mistake.



** The snide little shout-out to Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. Budge was an Victorian Egyptologist who wrote extensively on hieroglyphics, but his translations as well as his interpretations of Egyptian religion and culture were unfortunately all too influenced by his Victorian attitudes. [[http://fannyfae.com/2013/09/05/using-budge-bad-idea/ This essay explains why the line is appropriate and accurate.]] If you're interested, [[http://ask.metafilter.com/46687/Is-E-A-Wallis-Budge-still-worth-reading here's some recommended reading.]] [[GeniusBonus The remark will fly right over the heads of 99% of the audience, but will have any Egyptologists watching rolling in the aisles.]]

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** The snide little shout-out to Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. Budge was an a Victorian Egyptologist who wrote extensively on hieroglyphics, but his translations as well as his interpretations of Egyptian religion and culture were unfortunately all too influenced by his Victorian attitudes. [[http://fannyfae.com/2013/09/05/using-budge-bad-idea/ This essay explains why the line is appropriate and accurate.]] If accurate]], if you're interested, [[http://ask.metafilter.com/46687/Is-E-A-Wallis-Budge-still-worth-reading here's some recommended reading.]] [[GeniusBonus The remark will fly right over the heads of 99% of the audience, but will have any Egyptologists watching rolling in the aisles.]]



* SicklyNeuroticGeek: Daniel. His allergies act up when ''traveling''.
** He's apparently allergic to ''sand'', considering the lack of vegetation on Abydos for there to be pollen from.
*** Could just have sensitive sinuses in general. Thus not only are they getting sand in them, they're drying out. ''Ow''.

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* SicklyNeuroticGeek: Daniel. His allergies act up when ''traveling''.
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''traveling''. He's apparently allergic to ''sand'', considering the lack of vegetation on Abydos for there to be pollen from.
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from. He could just have sensitive sinuses in general.general however. Thus not only are they getting sand in them, they're drying out. ''Ow''.



* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Ra. Did anyone say "Goa'uld"? Hmm...

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Ra. Did anyone say "Goa'uld"? Hmm...



* VocalDissonance: Ra, whose teenage vocal chords somehow produce the [[EvilSoundsDeep voice]] of the ancient alien monster he truly is.
* WhatTheHellHero: Daniel gives O'Neil one when he sees the nuclear bomb; O'Neil's team joins in once they find out what the plan with the bomb was.

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* VocalDissonance: Ra, whose teenage vocal chords somehow produce the [[EvilSoundsDeep voice]] of the ancient alien monster he truly is.
is (it's probably due to his technology).
* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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Daniel gives O'Neil one when he sees the nuclear bomb; O'Neil's team joins in once they find out what the plan with the bomb was.

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