The Stargate is a decorated gate that allows instantaneous spontaneous travel between two points in the Universe. This could make a good sci-fi television series with the same basic outline as Star Trek but without having to spend all that money on CG starships, but unfortunately it is used by geeks on the scientific video journal Star Gate. The idea of a fictional series was taken from a blind Jamaican sheep who was eating crumpets while drinking Russian vodka on toast. The first Stargate is currently in the Whitehouse under heavy guard by a blind man, a deaf man, an ugly man and PMS. It is currently used to transport nuclear weapons to nuke Mars and a pigeon nest on the White House. The second one, well that's on Star Gate.
It is made of a strange element not native to Earth called Boomtonium which is also known as Naquadah (Or Naquada, or Naqada, or...). Which can be super charged to form a wormhole through space-time connecting it to other Stargates, closets, Narnia, lockers or on occasion, the cages of small white mice. It is also used as the exterior hull of earths man made spaceships, a bad choice as its also used in nuclear weapons (They almost blow up the earth. Multiple times)
If you spin the ring on the Stargate around properly, it makes all sorts of cool whooshing noises and connects you to whatever Stargate is on the other end of the address you just dialed. If you set it to the combination written on the sticker on the back, it will open your locker from tenth grade that you closed with all your notes inside and couldn't remember how to open again. There's also a rumor that if you set it to one combination in particular, it will spontaneously generate a lightly toasted ham and cheese sandwich, then explode violently. If you correctly dial an address, the gate will suck energy from the nearest object of great mass, i.e. your mom.
The Stargate was designed by American professor The Guyver, who one night found himself locked in a broom closet filled with only turpentine, several tins of housepaint, a couple rat-traps and a dustpan, and overnight was able to invent a new system for instantaneous travel between planets, as well as the other effects mentioned above. James Spader, Earth's finest actor, decoded the Guyver's secret code and was the first person to put his face in the Stargate.
Filmakers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich once claimed to have been the ones who actually designed and built the Stargates; alleged proof for this claim was a Stargate prototype Devlin had stored in a corner of his basement. The Guyver, on the other hand, claims that he sold his Stargate patent to Devlin and Emmerich, only to be told at the time that an instantaneous intergalactic transport system would not be able to sell. Soon afterward, he discovered that multiple operational Stargates had been built and set up without his knowledge nor with any credit given to him. The Guyver filed a lawsuit against Devlin and Emmerich, but the case was eventually settled out of court.
On occasion the Stargate will transport people into the Thunderdome, which will cause thousands of mothers basements dwelling CHUDS to chant for more. The Stargate is also able to transport any living thing to the ultimate fighting championship held in a large Native American non flying, fire-breathing dragon.
Currently media critics are at loggerheads about the Stargate universe, as it transmits a mixed cultural message. Liberal left wing types for instance point to the highly realistic "good guy" concept in which the military is generally presented as the type of institution any patriot would join, and die for. On the otherhand, concerned conservatives point to what they perceive as sexual overtones in the series. For instance the Goa'uld often have homoerotic overtones like Trill hosts on Deep Space Nine, whilst the Wraith are perceived as Goth sadomasochism addicts who have an unhealthy fetish, as opposed to confirmed healthy fetishes.
This mixed cultural message has for example led to a ban in France, and Peru. In the case of France the series was banned on the grounds of separation of church and state laws after the sensational fifth series cliff hanger in which a Ned Flanders type attempted to teach the Ten Commandments to the "snakeheads", only to have converted them to the path of "righteousness".
Another critism by the American Union of Cunning Linguists is that the series continues to be "dumbing down" the linguistic diversity of the galaxy. Unlike the reality TV series Star Trek, Stargate has not divised any new languages with scientifically divised alien scripts and rules - instead all actors speak standard English; some even with an American or European accent. Others have simply concluded that the union is reeling from the massive increase in unemployment among its members with the recent failure of some high profile series. The Union's criticism is only half-correct because whenever Daniel Jackson encounters anything written by dead aliens, he has to spend half an episode translating it, and the other half agonizing about whether he ought to use what he has learned.
The Three Earth-found Stargates
There are three Stargates found on Earth. Or previously found on Earth. Whatever. The first, was the one left here by the Ancients, and was left in some random mountain in Antarctica. The Ancients abandoned it because it no longer worked. But in actuality, just left it there to see if the stupid primates would use it in time. Eventually the U.S. Air Force found it and stole it, and secretly used it many times. This one was eventually blown up by some stupid alien thing, because he "didn't like the way it looked at him." The second one was left here by Ra, the god of the sun, because he accidentally forgot it and was later blown up by MacGyver's pop can and swiss army knife. The third Stargate was the wife to Gizro the great and mother of Buce Bomb, in 2005/6, she was abducted by the military because the other Stargate wasn't satisfying them.
Dean Devlin actually keeps a fourth Stargate in his basement, under a pile of rejected Star Gate movie scripts; but since it is a prototype, without pretty (i.e., gay) red lights, it doesn't count.
The Stargate can be dialed by this funny round thing on a stone pedastal, which is actually metal and not stone. It has thirty-eight buttons despite the fact that the gate has thirty-nine symbols, probably because the guy who built it was on crack. This means it's impossible to dial P3X-797, because it has a thirty-nine symbol address. Not that you would want to go there. The DHD also has a battery in it. Sometimes it dies and you have to change it. The battery is a 27.2V type CCM6 naquadriah-oxide and is only available from Ancients Direct. The DHD is highly unreliable and frequently does not work. It can be repaired by pushing a reset button, however, the button is usually found to be missing. These buttons are also available from Ancients Direct, but shipping and handling is usually within the multi-million dollar range, and takes up to a year. It's also known that taking out some of the crystals and blowing on them will resolve some errors with the DHD program that happen quite frequently.
Furthermore, the symbols represent constellations as seen from the Earth or the planet it is on, depending on the episode. All stargates are unique having a point of origin symbol. That symbol still has to be dialed, just to make the point.
Earth itself lacks a DHD so they use a stupid spinny thing with two big clamps and a dialing computer (which frequently explodes, usually injuring Sgt. Syler in the process). Several people have been crushed by the clamps but in seventy-eight years they still have not constructed a proper DHD. Scientists theorize that the reason for this is that the only person who can build it is Samuel L. Jackson-Carter, who is too damn lazy.
Atlantis has quite an unsual DHD. Although Pegasus Galaxy gates don't have rotating inner rings, it uses two big clamps, which turn the entire gate to dial. Critics of the Pegasus gates asserted that this was a step backward in the technology. The designers responded by capping every last one of their asses. Also, the ancients of the Pegasus galaxy –ancestor of the Ikea designers– made sure their Stargate looked more pleasant in a giant city-like base by adding funky blue lights instead of the plain gray symbols usually found in the Milky Way.
A note must be made of the dialing procedure specific to the Stargate aboard the Ancient ship Destiny. Like Altantis, it has pretty symbols that light up as it begins to dial. The only major difference is that the ship is really old. This makes it prone to illness. Dialing this gate from any location tends to cause the ships sinuses to become congested with the strange fluid in the gate. Upon disconnection, the gate will sneeze, blasting air out from the sides, and clearing its sinuses. This can be seen on episodes Stargate Universe.
Stargates in space are powered by car batteries and dialed by shooting at the desired symbols with drone weapons. Or something like that.
No one really understand why it's called the Dial-Home-Device, because the big rounded button does NOT dial home, as E.T. discovered in Season 3.
Other Stargate-like Mechanisms
Along with the Stargate, Jerry O'Connell also invented a smaller version of the device which allowed his skinny girlfriend, a jive-talking black dude, and a would-be dwarf to "slide" to different versions of San Francisco in assorted parallel dimensions. Unfortunately none of them seemed to realise that they were just walking around different parts of Vancouver in a really cool fashion.
In Journeyman, a dramatic horror comedy by 18th Century Fox, Kevin McKidd (played by Dan Vasser) traveled through time and space without use of any mechanism. This was felt so un-cool that the show was cancelled in December 2007 after only eleven of its thirteen episodes were shown. It is possible that the other two episodes will be shown in 1985.
Evolution of Dr. Daniel Jackson
The character (also known under the name "Liam Heiderich") was originally played by James Spader. However, the scientist that actually figured out the Stargate in real life, Dr. Michael Shanks, grew jealous of the far superior Spader's glory and fame.
Thus on the night of September 12 1996 (during filming of season 1 of "Stargate Versus McGyver : Vendetta") Shanks killed Spader with eighteen bullets to the ankle, a swift blow to the knee and a Tickle Me Emo doll. Spader's last words were "I eat babies. It establishes me as evil enough for plot holes that allow me back into the story at least once a season through providing immortality. Nyahahaha!".
Shanks then grafted Spaders face onto his own, and got the part playing "Dr. Daniel Jackson" in General Hospital, Stargate and According to Jim.
One time, SG-1 returned home to find everyone at the SGC dead. O'Neill then said: "Oh well, Daniel's died enough fucking times for all of us. Who wants ice cream?"
A Daniel-centered spin-off series was proposed, in which Daniel set out to burn the Wookie Fur Factory, accidentally setting off an angry Chewbacca bent on vengeance against chess players who win against Wookies. The series was cancelled due to Daniel's prior commitments to "Atlantis, The Lost cliché: We Ran Out of Ideas Today", as he chose to spend more time with his lover, Deanna Troi.
The false god Anubis had this to say:
"Jaffa, I can't believe it's not butter! Kree!"
"I should have read that evil overlord list more carefully! Now when i have an itch I have no body to scratch!"
Discovered in 1784 by Norse astronomers and a withering Scottish Shade, the Destiny is an Ancient ship that has been traversing the Universe on a pointless eternal voyage. In the year 2009, Hitler and a bunch of unusually retarded Americans managed to get stuck on the ship when they followed Lucy Pevensie into a wardrobe and shut the door, ostensibly hoping to acquire cheap fur coats to sell to Mexicans and Pimps. Finding themselves alone on a fully functional spaceship, they decided by popular vote to use the ship to Moon Judeo-Christian values.
- Stargate SG-1
- Stargate Atlantis
- Stargate Universe
- Stargate: The Ark of Continuum
- Whitley Strieber
- Andrew Dean Richards
- Kurt Russell played this part rather crappily, as he didn't once use a paperclip in the whole movie.