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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Oh, and by the way: Don't know how much you know about germans at the moment,
Originally posted by weedwhacker
my German is terrible....
Originally posted by undo
the gate only had so many symbols. it would've been just a case of randomly choosing the last symbol from the remaining symbols on the gate, a process of elimination. they didn't need daniel for that.
[edit on 6-9-2008 by undo]
“When we created the original Stargate, we always envisioned it as a trilogy, and, unfortunately, the way in which the movie got made, we didn’t really have control over [the future of it],” Devlin said.
Dean claims he’d like to pick up the story from where the original 1994 film left off without any reference to the established mythos and canon set down by the highly successful television spinoff.
Originally posted by undo
a similar example is in stargate the movie, when the humans from earth first encounter the people in the desert city on the planet "Abydos", and one of them sees the eye of ra pendant around daniel's neck and thinks they are goa'uld
one thing that bugs me about the movie is that they claim they had already found the first 6 symbols by the time they employ daniel to help them decipher what the last symbol is. the gate only had so many symbols. it would've been just a case of randomly choosing the last symbol from the remaining symbols on the gate, a process of elimination. they didn't need daniel for that. so obviously, the part of the movie where daniel discovers the final symbol is heavily contrived or missing data.
Originally posted by Teratoma
Do they ever mention a 'UT' or any explanation for the language factor anywhere in the franchise? I don't recall, but I could've missed.
Back to the 'purpose' of the SG franchise... One thing I find interesting is the very 'atheist' slant it has, though that may not be the right word. The way that pretty much everything can be explained with technology. There is no 'hocus-pocus' or 'spiritism' in the SG universe, it's all simply alien or ancient technology. Sure, they encounter aliens with strange abilities, but they are explained as being genetic traits.
In much of your research, as far as 'real' stargates go, there is much 'magic' and/or ritual involved. Is the USAF trying to distract us from the notion that they may have made a deal with 'the devil'?
Of course this could just be reflecting the belief system of the show's brilliant creators, which is what I'd rather the case be, but it seems strange in this day and age where shows featuring the 'paranormal' are more and more popular and numerous.
Do you guys know of any interviews or other sources where Wright & Cooper may have addressed this?
"Abydos" and "Goa'uld" were terms assigned to these things in the show. The planet and villian had NO NAMES in the movie.
Of course I think the constellation thing was absurb because visible constellations couldn't possible point to a star system at the edge of the known universe, and I also think there would be no way to track the probes aside from directly through the gate which tells them nothing of the actual location in the universe, but I digress.