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* The events of ''Moebius'' are one of those great pre-destination paradoxes that was never planned but actually makes a lot of sense in hindsight. Because as Teal'c notes when he discovers that Earth is in fact Tau'ri, if the people of the 20th century were outmatched by the Goa'uld, then the people of Ancient Egypt shouldn't have had any chance at all to defeat Ra. But throw in future knowledge of events and technology, a special forces team with experience of taking down multiple System Lords and a Puddle Jumper that can one-shot Hatak motherships; and suddenly it makes complete sense.



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* Naquadah is not native to Earth or the solar system. This even became a plot point in "Failsafe"; the naquadah core of the meteor was proof that it originated from Anubis. But the mineral is so prevalent, why isn't it here, esp. when the Ancients and Goa'uld focused on Earth for so long? Because both mined all the naquadah in our system.

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** This does however work very well for those people who hate seasons 9 and 10 - almost to the point of it perhaps being deliberate. ''Hate the retool? We've just given you a reason to forget about it.''

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*** Why do the two possibilities have to be mutually exclusive? Why can't the Goa'uld have decorated their ships with gold for reasons of both form and function?
* Besides a common base culture, why do the Goa'uld have an overarching Egyptian motif even though most of their number take their identities from non-Egyptian deities? While probably done by the producers for cost effectiveness and visual consistency, it's worth noting the Goa'uld are parasites by nature, who rose to dominance in the Milky Way by discovering technology left behind by the Ancients, which they then adapted to facilitate their rise to power, while taking credit for creating them to add to their mystique. Where the FridgeLogic comes in is that this is exactly the kind of thing certain Egyptian pharaohs did - probably most (in)famously Amenhotep II who, during his co-regency with this father Thutmose III, destroyed or defaced numerous monuments built during the reign of Hatshepsut, Thutmose's stepmother and predecessor, as well as one of the most prolific builders in the history of ancient Egypt. Current theories suggest that this was done to ensure a smooth succession for Amenhotep over any remaining relatives of Hatshepsut, whose own claims to the throne might have superseded his own. So in essence, the Goa'uld are the logical extreme of this pharaonic practice in a sci-fi setting.

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** On the subject of Mitchell, we see a noticeable change in the way SG-1 operates from Season 9 onwards. In these seasons, they walk out in the open a lot more, get jumped by the bad guys a lot more, are more hesitant to use force, and we never see them carry anything heavier than P-90s for personal defense. But then we realize that this is because Mitchell is not O’Neill - while O’Neill was a seasoned Special Ops veteran with honed skills in “infantry” warfare, small unit tactics in enemy territory and covert action such as stealthy reconnaissance, along with a history of having done some morally questionable dirty work, Mitchell was just a fighter pilot fanboy who was given SG-1 as a reward billet. Mitchell didn’t have Special Ops training and experience, which is why he is initially lacking in ground tactics. He is also less trigger happy because career fighter pilots in the age of BVR missile based dogfights are trained to not escalate into a shooting conflicts without a lot of provocation. Also, Mitchell is seen as a “Boy Scout” good guy with even some hint of religiosity. Compared to O’Neill who spent his career in black ops, Mitchell is more of an IdealHero. And finally, there is the fact that unlike O’Neill who was the undisputed team leader and wasn’t afraid to exert his authority, Mitchell doesn’t command SG-1 because he was an AscendedFanboy who only wanted to serve in SG-1. Therefore, they tend to operate more by consensus, which ends up getting them into some sticky tactical situations indeed!

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* In "Right of Passage" the tension of the episode revolves around whether or not Cassandra is going to die. But they already know she can't, because [[spoiler: when the team overshot on their return from 1969 and ended up in the future, she was there waiting for them.]]


* During "Window of Opportunity" Earth was one of 14 planets that were caught in a time loop and thus cut off from the planets outside. We saw SG12 get into trouble and need to gate home, but we never learn if there were other teams on non-time-loop planets. If there were, they would have been stranded without help. For 3 months.

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* During "Window of Opportunity" Earth was one of 14 planets that were caught in a time loop and thus cut off from the planets outside. We saw SG12 [=SG-12=] get into trouble and need to gate home, but we never learn if there were other teams on non-time-loop planets. If there were, they would have been stranded without help. For 3 months.



* We know the N I D, and later the Trust keep tabs on aliens who are on Earth, including Martin and Teal'c. Does that mean Cassie has operatives keeping tabs on her? Considering she has Naquadah in her blood and in "Rite of Passage", she gained telekinetic powers, albeit temporarily, they might be interested in her. Same for Clone teen-aged Jack from "Fragile Balance". He was a creation of the Asgard and also may be of interest to the N I D/Trust.

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* We know the N I D, N.I.D., and later the Trust keep tabs on aliens who are on Earth, including Martin and Teal'c. Does that mean Cassie has operatives keeping tabs on her? Considering she has Naquadah in her blood and in "Rite of Passage", she gained telekinetic powers, albeit temporarily, they might be interested in her. Same for Clone teen-aged Jack from "Fragile Balance". He was a creation of the Asgard and also may be of interest to the N I D/Trust.N.I.D./Trust.


** Also, a Cimmerian (Thor's personal protected planet) tells Heru'ur that "Thor taught us to stand as equals!" when Heru'ur tells him to bow before his new god. The attitude that would value that trait in those Thor protects would also find O'Neill's irreverent, take-no-shit attitude endearing.

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** Also, a Cimmerian (Thor's (from Thor's personal protected planet) tells Heru'ur that "Thor taught us to stand as equals!" when Heru'ur tells him to bow before his new god. The attitude that would value that trait in those Thor protects would also find O'Neill's irreverent, take-no-shit attitude endearing.



** Though I wouldn't worry about Oma having to fight Anubis forever, mostly becuase no matter how much he's changed in some ways he'll always suffer from the one flaw that all the snakes have, a total lack of patience...

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** Though I wouldn't worry about Oma having to fight Anubis forever, mostly becuase because no matter how much he's changed in some ways he'll always suffer from the one flaw that all the snakes have, a total lack of patience...



** Before Ra was killed, the Goa'uld had a feudal system of government, with one ruler with many rulers below that controlled their own domain. After killing Ra all the Goa'uld wanted to take his place, because they are Goa'uld and that's what they do. Apophis sent two ships because that's all he had left, he had few Jaffa left after that battle according to the next few episodes. In the two parter, "Moebius", at the end of season 8, Ra was not dead so Apophis had lots of ships to send and attack Earth. Because Earth was running around killing Goa'ulds left and right but not their fleets, the remaining Goa'uld were able to take their fleets and Jaffa. However, because gods cannot die, yet Jaffa just kept getting new bosses every time the last one died, they started figuring out that all that talk about false gods was right.

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** Before Ra was killed, the Goa'uld had a feudal system of government, with one ruler with many rulers below that controlled their own domain. After killing Ra all the Goa'uld wanted to take his place, because they are Goa'uld and that's what they do. Apophis sent two ships because that's all he had left, he had few Jaffa left after that battle according to the next few episodes. In the two parter, two-parter, "Moebius", at the end of season 8, Ra was not dead so Apophis had lots of ships to send and attack Earth. Because Earth was running around killing Goa'ulds left and right but not their fleets, the remaining Goa'uld were able to take their fleets and Jaffa. However, because gods cannot die, yet Jaffa just kept getting new bosses every time the last one died, they started figuring out that all that talk about false gods was right.



** You're [[CompletelyMissingThePoint forgetting something]]. The Asuran Replicators were initially subject to the same weakness as their Milky Way and counterparts before they adapted to the ARG, something the Dakara Superweapon was tuned too. Since they ''still exist'' in Pegasus ''after'' the deployment of the Daraka Superweapon, its safe to say that the Stargates affected by the weapon were limited to the Milky Way only. Also, remember the Asgard in the Ida galaxy were practically ''done''. They were the predominant species there and they were nearly wiped out. The Replicators had taken everything they needed from them and thus had no need to remain in the Ida Galaxy anymore, turning their attention to the Milky Way. Thus even if the weapon ''had'' dialled the Ida Galaxy it would have been pointless.

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** You're [[CompletelyMissingThePoint forgetting something]]. The Asuran Replicators were initially subject to the same weakness as their Milky Way and counterparts before they adapted to the ARG, something the Dakara Superweapon was tuned too. Since they ''still exist'' in Pegasus ''after'' the deployment of the Daraka Superweapon, its safe to say that the Stargates affected by the weapon were limited to the Milky Way only. Also, remember the Asgard in the Ida galaxy were practically ''done''. They were the predominant species there and they were nearly wiped out. The Replicators had taken everything they needed from them and thus had no need to remain in the Ida Galaxy anymore, turning their attention to the Milky Way. Thus even if the weapon ''had'' dialled dialed the Ida Galaxy it would have been pointless.



* At the end of "Fragile Balance", the young O'Neill turns out to be an Asgard-created clone of the original (who's still alive), but possesses all of his memories. He gets set up with a new identity, and decides to redo his high school years. Think about this for a second: He may look like a teenager, but he has the mind of a man in his mid-forties, and will be mingling amongst a bunch of 15-year olds, possibly even [[{{Squick}} dating some of them]]. He's even shown getting an interested look from a bunch of high school girls.
** On the other hand, it becomes [[TearJerker downright tragic]] when you realise he's roughly the same age Charlie ''would'' have been. Damn...

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* At the end of "Fragile Balance", the young O'Neill turns out to be an Asgard-created clone of the original (who's still alive), but possesses all of his memories. He gets set up with a new identity, and decides to redo his high school years. Think about this for a second: He may look like a teenager, but he has the mind of a man in his mid-forties, and will be mingling amongst among a bunch of 15-year olds, possibly even [[{{Squick}} dating some of them]]. He's even shown getting an interested look from a bunch of high school girls.
** On the other hand, it becomes [[TearJerker downright tragic]] when you realise realize he's roughly the same age Charlie ''would'' have been. Damn...



*** Thats a dark interpretation of Jack who have showed no sign of being an ephebophile beforehand. I agree with the guy that basically boiled it down to hormons and he slowly molded into a teenager with a middleaged man's experience.

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*** Thats That's a dark interpretation of Jack Jack, who have has showed no sign of being an ephebophile beforehand. I agree with the guy that basically boiled it down to hormons hormones and he being slowly molded into a teenager with a middleaged middle-aged man's experience.



*** The novel spinoffs disagree, as one of them centres around a fleet of refugees from Aschen Prime. Even ignoring the possible canonisity of the work, the lack of their appearance after that episode does give a strong case in and of itself that they are dead due to the SGC having explored all the gates from the ancient database in the galaxy, at least 3 of which are Aschen colonies at the time of the episode.
*** Either way, the fact remains that when those addresses were handed over there was a good chance that their entire planet would be destroyed. While it's possible every human on the Aschen homeworld is in favour of the genocide they're committing, it's equally possible they don't even know about it. Maybe it's only one country that has access to the Stargate on their world and they keep what they're doing a secret from the rest of the world like on Earth. Or maybe what they're doing is known but there's a large force rebelling against them trying to put an end to it. Either way, there'd certainly be children who have absolutely nothing to do with the genocide but who'd be killed by the black hole just the same.

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*** The novel spinoffs spin-offs disagree, as one of them centres centers around a fleet of refugees from Aschen Prime. Even ignoring the possible canonisity canonicity of the work, the lack of their appearance after that episode does give a strong case in and of itself that they are dead due to the SGC having explored all the gates from the ancient database in the galaxy, at least 3 of which are Aschen colonies at the time of the episode.
*** Either way, the fact remains that when those addresses were handed over there was a good chance that their entire planet would be destroyed. While it's possible every human on the Aschen homeworld is in favour favor of the genocide they're committing, it's equally possible they don't even know about it. Maybe it's only one country that has access to the Stargate on their world and they keep what they're doing a secret from the rest of the world like on Earth. Or maybe what they're doing is known but there's a large force rebelling against them trying to put an end to it. Either way, there'd certainly be children who have absolutely nothing to do with the genocide but who'd be killed by the black hole just the same.



* Imagine what Harrid and Salice must have experienced when inhabited by Daniel and Vala. Assuming the stones work the way they do in SGU,[[note]]the stones obviously aren't working both ways. For all we know, they could be experiencing everything. This would be especially frightening for Salice who experienced Vala making mistakes she never would have made, then being (correctly) accused of being posessed and being burned to death before being revived.[[/note]] they both would have been going about their daily lives before suddenly being in a completely different place, then a split second later being about to be burned to death.
* During "Window of Opportunity" Earth was one of 14 planets that were caught in a time loop and thus cut off from the planets outside. We saw SG12 get into trouble and need to gate home, but we never learn if there were other teams on non-timeloop planets. If there were, they would have been stranded without help. For 3 months.

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* Imagine what Harrid and Salice must have experienced when inhabited by Daniel and Vala. Assuming the stones work the way they do in SGU,[[note]]the stones obviously aren't working both ways. For all we know, they could be experiencing everything. This would be especially frightening for Salice who experienced Vala making mistakes she never would have made, then being (correctly) accused of being posessed possessed and being burned to death before being revived.[[/note]] they both would have been going about their daily lives before suddenly being in a completely different place, then a split second later being about to be burned to death.
* During "Window of Opportunity" Earth was one of 14 planets that were caught in a time loop and thus cut off from the planets outside. We saw SG12 get into trouble and need to gate home, but we never learn if there were other teams on non-timeloop non-time-loop planets. If there were, they would have been stranded without help. For 3 months.



* We know the N I D, and later the Trust keep tabs on aliens who are on Earth, including Martin and Teal'c. Does that mean Cassie has operatives keeping tabs on her? Considering she has Naquadah in her blood and in "Rite of Passage", she gained telekinetic powers, albeit temporarily, they might be interested in her. Same for Clone teenaged Jack from "Fragile Balance". He was a creation of the Asgard and also may be of interest to the N I D/Trust.

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* We know the N I D, and later the Trust keep tabs on aliens who are on Earth, including Martin and Teal'c. Does that mean Cassie has operatives keeping tabs on her? Considering she has Naquadah in her blood and in "Rite of Passage", she gained telekinetic powers, albeit temporarily, they might be interested in her. Same for Clone teenaged teen-aged Jack from "Fragile Balance". He was a creation of the Asgard and also may be of interest to the N I D/Trust.



** Honestly in the Stargate universe I bet NASA will probably experience a huge boost in exploration since they need to explain all the offworld activity increasing.

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** Honestly in the Stargate universe I bet NASA will probably experience a huge boost in exploration since they need to explain all the offworld off-world activity increasing.



* If the military's best-of-the-best are assigned to offworld bases and starship duties, imagine how the poor guys who are instead assigned to normal, boring earth posts will feel when they find out they were passed over for an awesome adventure.

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* If the military's best-of-the-best are assigned to offworld off-world bases and starship duties, imagine how the poor guys who are instead assigned to normal, boring earth posts will feel when they find out they were passed over for an awesome adventure.


* For all that they are allies, the Tok'ra are awfully arrogant and heavy-handed with the Tauri. Then it hits you, they're still technically Goa'uld. Asshole is the Goa'uld hat. ''Evil'' is where the Goa'uld and Tok'ra differ.
** However much O'Neill and the humans complain about the Tok'ra not telling them anything and taking advantage of them, and the Tok'ra being arrogant and stilted, when you think back you realize that the Tok'ra are constantly giving the Tauri information, helping them out and doing whatever they can to be there for them. There are very ''very'' few times the humans do the same, and only if they've got something to gain. They ''never'' are as selfless as the Tok'ra and are ''far'' more secretive and manipulative. This is something you only realise when you look back on their relationship as a whole.
** The arrogance of both sides is aptly demonstrated in ''Upgrades''. Tok'ra arrogance manipulates the Tauri as uninformed guinea pigs, yes. However, Hammond locks up SG-1 and does not give them permission to go on the mission to destroy Apophis's ship. They break prison and orders to sneak off on the mission. Had they obeyed orders, Anise's biosensor information would have come through in time to highlight the flaw in the armbands before anyone went off planet. However, Anise was portrayed as the bad guy for SG-1's mistake as well as for the Tok'ra mistake. The first half of the episode might have been full of Tok'ra arrogance, but the last part of the episode was Teal'c fixing the mistakes of Tauri arrogance, not just Tok'ra arrogance.

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* For all that they are allies, the Tok'ra are awfully arrogant and heavy-handed with the Tauri.Tau'ri. Then it hits you, they're still technically Goa'uld. Asshole is the Goa'uld hat. ''Evil'' is where the Goa'uld and Tok'ra differ.
** However much O'Neill and the humans complain about the Tok'ra not telling them anything and taking advantage of them, and the Tok'ra being arrogant and stilted, when you think back you realize that the Tok'ra are constantly giving the Tauri Tau'ri information, helping them out and doing whatever they can to be there for them. There are very ''very'' few times the humans do the same, and only if they've got something to gain. They ''never'' are as selfless as the Tok'ra and are ''far'' more secretive and manipulative. This is something you only realise when you look back on their relationship as a whole.
** The arrogance of both sides is aptly demonstrated in ''Upgrades''. Tok'ra arrogance manipulates the Tauri Tau'ri as uninformed guinea pigs, yes. However, Hammond locks up SG-1 and does not give them permission to go on the mission to destroy Apophis's ship. They break prison and orders to sneak off on the mission. Had they obeyed orders, Anise's biosensor information would have come through in time to highlight the flaw in the armbands before anyone went off planet. However, Anise was portrayed as the bad guy for SG-1's mistake as well as for the Tok'ra mistake. The first half of the episode might have been full of Tok'ra arrogance, but the last part of the episode was Teal'c fixing the mistakes of Tauri Tau'ri arrogance, not just Tok'ra arrogance.



** The Tok'ra's true colors are shown off a bit in the episode "Death Knell", when the symbiote Delek explains that many Tok'ra don't like earthlings because, as he put it "Their will has not been eroded by thousands of years of slavery". Basically meaning Tauri are dangerous because they have more willpower. So basically the Tok'ra are all about equal rights between host and symbiote, symbiotes are just "more equal".

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** The Tok'ra's true colors are shown off a bit in the episode "Death Knell", when the symbiote Delek explains that many Tok'ra don't like earthlings because, as he put it "Their will has not been eroded by thousands of years of slavery". Basically meaning Tauri Tau'ri are dangerous because they have more willpower. So basically the Tok'ra are all about equal rights between host and symbiote, symbiotes are just "more equal".



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* Throughout this series and spinoffs, we never see anyone emerge from the stargate at an obviously incorrect angle, such as if they emerged from a stargate rotated 90 degrees from upright. Unlike the movie where the distinct point-of-origin chevron provided an orientation reference, here the chevrons are identical in appearance. Extrapolation: the gate is self-leveling while in a gravity field and the point-of-origin chevron is merely whichever chevron is highest at the given moment. When lying flat or in null gravity, it would default to a specific chevron.


* A lot of effort went into making ''2001'' the believable prequel to ''2010'' to the point that one can argue that everything we see happened in both realities with the exception of the note: they met the Aschen through the farming community, Carter met the ambassador whilst negotiating, they went back home and O'Neill (angry that no one believed his concerns) went to see the President. But without Kinsey to block his limo or anyone backing him up, the President had him thrown out of the White House for making stuff up. It was that single note that made SG-1 just ever so slightly more interested in investigating: Daniel and Teal'c got curious over ''ironroot'' which in turn led to the discovery of the buried city and the newspaper talking of lethal vaccines, to O'Neill being barred by Kinsey from the White House, to Hammond finally organising a mission.

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* A lot of effort went into making ''2001'' the believable prequel to ''2010'' to the point that one can argue that everything we see happened in both realities with the exception of the note: they met the Aschen through the farming community, Carter met the ambassador whilst negotiating, they went back home and O'Neill (angry that no one believed his concerns) went to see the President. But without Kinsey to block his limo or anyone backing him up, the President had him thrown out of the White House for making stuff up. It was that single note that made SG-1 just ever so slightly more interested in investigating: Daniel and Teal'c got curious over ''ironroot'' which in turn led to the discovery of the buried city and the newspaper talking of lethal vaccines, to O'Neill being barred by Kinsey from the White House, to Hammond finally organising a mission.

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* A lot of effort went into making ''2001'' the believable prequel to ''2010'' to the point that one can argue that everything we see happened in both realities with the exception of the note: they met the Aschen through the farming community, Carter met the ambassador whilst negotiating, they went back home and O'Neill (angry that no one believed his concerns) went to see the President. But without Kinsey to block his limo or anyone backing him up, the President had him thrown out of the White House for making stuff up. It was that single note that made SG-1 just ever so slightly more interested in investigating: Daniel and Teal'c got curious over ''ironroot'' which in turn led to the discovery of the buried city and the newspaper talking of lethal vaccines, to O'Neill being barred by Kinsey from the White House, to Hammond finally organising a mission.

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* When SG-1 first brings back Teal'c in "Children of the Gods, Part 2", Hammond objects at first but is won over incredibly quickly. This may seem odd, but he had previously met Teal'c in "1969" when SG-1 traveled to the past.

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* We know the N I D, and later the Trust keep tabs on aliens who are on Earth, including Martin and Teal'c. Does that mean Cassie has operatives keeping tabs on her? Considering she has Naquadah in her blood and in "Rite of Passage", she gained telekinetic powers, albeit temporarily, they might be interested in her. Same for Clone teenaged Jack from "Fragile Balance". He was a creation of the Asgard and also may be of interest to the N I D/Trust.

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* At the end of the tenth season episode "Line in the Sand", the Ori shoot at the then out-of-phase village made possible by the team. When Vala beams down, she finds herself in a large burned crater caused buy the Ori weapons. However, when the village is brought back in phase, nothing seems amiss and the buildings are unaffected by the change in topography.

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