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* FollowTheLeader: The short-lived Season 4 character Anise/Freya was intended as a "sexy female alien" to compete with ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''[='s=] Seven of Nine. Vanessa Angel, who played Anise/Freya, had even auditioned for the part of Seven of Nine.

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* FollowTheLeader: The short-lived Season 4 character Anise/Freya was intended as a "sexy female alien" to compete with ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''[='s=] Seven of Nine. Vanessa Angel, Creator/VanessaAngel, who played Anise/Freya, had even auditioned for the part of Seven of Nine.


* FakeAmerican: Filmed in Canada, so a large segment of the cast. Amanda Tapping in particular was born in England and raised in Canada.

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* FakeAmerican: Filmed in Canada, Canada but primarily set in the United States, so a large segment of the cast. Amanda Tapping in particular was born in England and raised in Canada.



** "Fargate" for the {{retool}}ed seasons nine and ten, due to it having two of the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' actors having main roles in the show.
* FollowTheLeader: The short-lived season four character Anise/Freya was intended as a "sexy female alien" to compete with ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''[='s=] Seven of Nine. Vanessa Angel, who played Anise/Freya, had even auditioned for the part of Seven of Nine.

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** "Fargate" for the {{retool}}ed seasons nine Seasons 9 and ten, 10, due to it having two of the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' actors having main roles in the show.
* FollowTheLeader: The short-lived season four Season 4 character Anise/Freya was intended as a "sexy female alien" to compete with ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''[='s=] Seven of Nine. Vanessa Angel, who played Anise/Freya, had even auditioned for the part of Seven of Nine.Nine.
* HideYourPregnancy:
** Amanda Tapping was pregnant throughout the end of Season Eight, with her stomach hidden with the traditional practices of obstructing objects and dark, black clothing. She was on maternity leave when filming began for Season 9, leading to Carter being temporarily assigned to Area 51.
** Lexa Doig became pregnant with her and husband Michael Shanks' second child during filming for Season 10, resulting in her character of Dr. Carolyn Lam having a greatly reduced presence and all but disappearing from the show.



** Not the series itself, but the disintegration feature of Zats. The writers have frequently mentioned in episode commentaries what a bad idea that was, to the point where they mock it in-universe in "Wormhole X-treme!"

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** Not the series itself, but the disintegration feature of Zats. The writers have frequently mentioned in episode commentaries what a bad idea that was, to the point where they mock it in-universe in "Wormhole X-treme!"X-treme!".



** The first-season episode ''Hathor'', to the point it's borderline CanonDiscontinuity. Much of what was established in the episode was quietly retconned, and while Hathor herself returned to be KilledOffForReal at the end of Season 2 and start of Season 3, the only other reference made is in ''Heroes'', where Janet is going over O'Neill's medical history in the SGC with a documentarian, and sets aside one file stating "This is the 'Hathor incident,' which the Colonel has asked me [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never to discuss."]]

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** The first-season episode ''Hathor'', to the point it's borderline CanonDiscontinuity. Much of what was established in the episode was quietly retconned, and while Hathor herself returned to be KilledOffForReal at the end of Season 2 and start of Season 3, the only other reference made is in ''Heroes'', where Janet is going over O'Neill's medical history in the SGC with a documentarian, and sets aside one file stating "This is the 'Hathor incident,' which the Colonel has asked me [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never to discuss."]]"]] Similarly, the first season episode ''Emancipation'' is also frequently overlooked and seen as one of the worst episodes by both the cast and production team.



** Creator/Joseph says of an exchange in "[[Recap/StargateSG1S9E17TheScourge The Scourge]]" where Daniel and the Chinese representative start making fun of him in Mandarin, that Cam Mitchell doesn't actually speak fluent Mandarin. He just knows how to say "Screw you!" in Mandarin, and happened to guess right that time.

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** Creator/Joseph Joseph Mallozzi says of an exchange in "[[Recap/StargateSG1S9E17TheScourge The Scourge]]" where Daniel and the Chinese representative start making fun of him in Mandarin, that Cam Mitchell doesn't actually speak fluent Mandarin. He just knows how to say "Screw you!" in Mandarin, and happened to guess right that time.


* CreatorBacklash: Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the team behind the original movie, have had less than kind things to say about the TV series overall, and at one point planned to make a direct sequel to the film that would have completely ignored the TV series just to spite it.

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* CreatorBacklash: Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the team behind the original movie, have had less than kind things to say about the TV series overall, which is why they refused to get a "created by" credit for it, and at one point planned to make a direct sequel to the film that would have completely ignored the TV series just to spite it.


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* ExecutiveMeddling: Sha're being in the nude as she is implanted with a Goa'uld symbiote in "Children of the Gods" was a result of Showtime executives who wanted the show to appeal to adults, against the showrunners' intentions. This is why the scene was EditedForSyndication in later airings and internationally along with the 2009 ReCut completely remove the visible nudity as a result.


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** Brad Wright was not very proud of the full frontal nudity in "Children of the Gods", which is why he did a ReCut in 2009 to remove said content.


* WordOfSaintPaul:
** Creator/BenBrowder says of an exchange in "[[Recap/StargateSG1S9E17TheScourge The Scourge]]" where Daniel and the Chinese representative start making fun of him in Mandarin, that Cam Mitchell doesn't actually speak fluent Mandarin. He just knows how to say "Screw you!" in Mandarin, and happened to guess right that time.
** The finale of the series contains a long TimePassesMontage with little to no dialogue throughout. Several of the actors involved have given their take on what happened -- such as Creator/AmandaTapping and Chris Judge saying they played their parts as if Sam and Teal'c had developed a relationship, and Michael Shanks saying the reason that Vala is crying and being consoled by Daniel in one scene is because she miscarried.

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** Creator/BenBrowder Various writers and producers (and a DeletedScene from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'') have all said that Jack and Sam became a couple offscreen after Jack was promoted out of the SGC and her direct chain of command.
** Creator/Joseph
says of an exchange in "[[Recap/StargateSG1S9E17TheScourge The Scourge]]" where Daniel and the Chinese representative start making fun of him in Mandarin, that Cam Mitchell doesn't actually speak fluent Mandarin. He just knows how to say "Screw you!" in Mandarin, and happened to guess right that time.
** * WordOfSaintPaul: The finale of the series contains a long TimePassesMontage with little to no dialogue throughout. Several of the actors involved have given their take on what happened -- such as Creator/AmandaTapping and Chris Judge saying they played their parts as if Sam and Teal'c had developed a relationship, and Michael Shanks saying the reason that Vala is crying and being consoled by Daniel in one scene is because she miscarried.


* WordOfSaintPaul: The finale of the series contains a long TimePassesMontage with little to no dialogue throughout. Several of the actors involved have given their take on what happened -- such as Creator/AmandaTapping and Chris Judge saying they played their parts as if Sam and Teal'c had developed a relationship, and Michael Shanks saying the reason that Vala is crying and being consoled by Daniel in one scene is because she miscarried.

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* WordOfSaintPaul: WordOfSaintPaul:
** Creator/BenBrowder says of an exchange in "[[Recap/StargateSG1S9E17TheScourge The Scourge]]" where Daniel and the Chinese representative start making fun of him in Mandarin, that Cam Mitchell doesn't actually speak fluent Mandarin. He just knows how to say "Screw you!" in Mandarin, and happened to guess right that time.
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The finale of the series contains a long TimePassesMontage with little to no dialogue throughout. Several of the actors involved have given their take on what happened -- such as Creator/AmandaTapping and Chris Judge saying they played their parts as if Sam and Teal'c had developed a relationship, and Michael Shanks saying the reason that Vala is crying and being consoled by Daniel in one scene is because she miscarried.


** Carter's EstablishingCharacterMoment monologue has been ''repeatedly'' mocked in subsequent episode, as no one on the staff liked it.

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** Carter's EstablishingCharacterMoment monologue has been ''repeatedly'' mocked in subsequent episode, episodes, as no one on the staff liked it.


* DoingItForTheArt: One of the "flashbacks" from "200" features an incident where O'Neill was rendered invisible; one of the scenes features him walking down a hallway and talking with Teal'c, but since he is invisible he can only be located by the coffeee cup that he is carrying at the time. The plan was to have one of Richard Dean Anderson's stand-ins or stunt-doubles actually perform the scene, since it would require wearing a full-body green suit in order to have the body edited out in post production, but RDA insisted on actually performing the scene himself. You still cannot see him, since he is invisible, but hopefully you can just ''tell'' that it is '''really''' O'Neill walking with Teal'c.

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* DoingItForTheArt: One of the "flashbacks" from "200" features an incident where O'Neill was rendered invisible; one of the scenes features him walking down a hallway and talking with Teal'c, but since he is invisible he can only be located by the coffeee coffee cup that he is carrying at the time. The plan was to have one of Richard Dean Anderson's stand-ins or stunt-doubles actually perform the scene, since it would require wearing a full-body green suit in order to have the body edited out in post production, but RDA insisted on actually performing the scene himself. You still cannot see him, since he is invisible, but hopefully you can just ''tell'' that it is '''really''' O'Neill walking with Teal'c.

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** The first-season episode ''Hathor'', to the point it's borderline CanonDiscontinuity. Much of what was established in the episode was quietly retconned, and while Hathor herself returned to be KilledOffForReal at the end of Season 2 and start of Season 3, the only other reference made is in ''Heroes'', where Janet is going over O'Neill's medical history in the SGC with a documentarian, and sets aside one file stating "This is the 'Hathor incident,' which the Colonel has asked me [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never to discuss."]]


** John Billinsley guest-starred in the season six episode "The Other Guys" as Dr. Coombs, who was a profound {{Trekkie}}. John Billinsley was at the same time starring as Dr. Phlox on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.

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** John Billinsley Billingsley guest-starred in the season six episode "The Other Guys" as Dr. Coombs, who was a profound {{Trekkie}}. John Billinsley Billingsley was at the same time starring as Dr. Phlox on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.

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** "Fargate" for the {{retool}}ed seasons nine and ten, due to it having two of the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' actors having main roles in the show.

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** A tie-in first person shooter video game was in development at one point. Footage from the beta version appeared in an actual episode as part of a computer simulation combat model. The game never happened due to complicated business reasons that would be... difficult to explain.

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* CreatorBacklash: Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the team behind the original movie, have had less than kind things to say about the TV series overall, and at one point planned to make a direct sequel to the film that would have completely ignored the TV series just to spite it.


** An odd semi-example: When Apophis is [[TheFaceless masked]] while under the alias Na'onak, he is played by Dion Johnstone instead of Peter Williams.

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** An odd semi-example: When Apophis [[spoiler:Apophis]] is [[TheFaceless masked]] while under the alias Na'onak, he is played by Dion Johnstone instead of Peter Williams.[[spoiler:Peter Williams]].


* WordOfGod: The cast has at times spoken about what ''they'' think was going on between the scenes and time-skips in the series finale, "Unending". In particular, Amanda Tapping and Creator/ChristopherJudge said they played their interactions to imply Carter and Teal'c had developed a relationship, and either Claudia Black or Michael Shanks said the reason Vala's crying in one scene is because she miscarried.

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* PostScriptSeason: The show was expected to be cancelled after five seasons, and so ended on a decent (but not Grand) finale ("Revelations") -- the expectation was that they would then move on to TheMovie (to be called "Stargate: The Lost City" or something similar) which would segue into the SpinOff (''Series/StargateAtlantis'', which was very different in concept at this stage). Then the show was renewed for a sixth season, and so was given a GrandFinale ("Full Circle") which introduced the planned concept of TheMovie. Then the show was renewed for a seventh season, so TheMovie was cancelled and its concept was rewritten as a season-long arc that would finish with a two-part GrandFinale ("Lost City") which would segue into the SpinOff instead. Then the series was renewed for an eighth season, so the GrandFinale's ending was changed to make more of a cliffhanger to be resolved in the Season 8 premiere, and ''Stargate Atlantis'' started running concurrently to ''Stargate SG-1''. It was expected that the eighth season would be the last, however, so the end of the season was once again devised to close the book on the series: both major galactic threats were taken away in a three-episode arc ("Reckoning" Parts 1 & 2 and "Threads" -- interestingly, these came just ''before'' the GrandFinale), and then the series ended with yet another two-part GrandFinale ("Moebius") involving time-traveling to ancient Egypt. The show was then picked up ''again'' for a ninth season, and was given a [=retool=] which replaced several cast members and introduced a new BigBad. Season 9 was made knowing that the show would be renewed for at least another year -- and then, finally, the show was cancelled after the end of Season 10. Whether the final episode ("Unending") was a GrandFinale is doubtful; the real resolution of the series happened in the DVD movie ''Film/TheArkOfTruth''. And then there was another DVD movie, and more planned... until ''Series/StargateUniverse'' underperformed. Ooops.

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