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Chris
1 month ago

Forgive me if I’m wrong but I thought the stargates are essentially like a star trek transporter. you walk through it and it stores your pattern and transmits it to the other gate which reassembles you.

(They say this in 48 hours – Teal’c is stored in the buffer)

so in fact there may be no actual wormhole — the gates could be really powerful subspace transmitters.

Darren
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1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

This is kind of the case, by which I mean that in reality the event horizon and the Stargate’s demolecularization process seems to work however the writers need it to work in a given week. ;) We’ve seen instances for example where a person partially passes through the event horizon (including their brain or part of it) and then comes back out again, as if they remain fully conscious and able to use their bodies to exert force behind the event horizon. I’m thinking here specifically of RepliCarter in “Gemini,” but also Kawalsky’s head in the struggle with Teal’c at… Read more »

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Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

In the sga episode where the jumper gets stuck they say the gate doesn’t send anything until it’s completely thru the puddle.

bbsux
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Of course I don’t know how it would know if would tell if an object were totally in. Maybe it scans for pressure on the puddle? That could be why a gate covered in water will stay active (did they ever say that it was pouring water through maybe in the episode where Rodney almost died from the parasite?)

Scorpius
Scorpius
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

That tracks with what they showed in the movie. Daniel remained whole until he was completely in the puddle and then he got broken down and sent through.

Scorpius
Scorpius
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

To what you said at the end of the 2nd paragraph, we need to remember how it looked in the movie. When Daniel goes into it he remained whole until he was fully in the puddle and then he gets broken down and sent through to the other side. So it seems like you remain whole until all of you is inside the puddle and then it breaks you down and reassembles you at the end of the other Stargate.

Darren
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1 month ago
Reply to  Scorpius

Yeah, I think that shot of Daniel’s face in the film more or less demonstrates (aside from simple creative license) that there is some “buffer” space past the event horizon, where a person is — ever so briefly — not yet dematerialized. Daniel could still think and open his eyes. RepliCarter could exert force against Teal’c, etc.

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Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

I just thought of this. There could be an actual wormhole with what I said. Rather than deal with radiation and other bad stuff that physical travel they could open the wormhole and transmit the pattern to the other gate (I didn’t consider range problems with transmitters/receivers)