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Request for Article Suggestions

We conducted a survey when we decided to create the Stargate Sg-1 Solutions Wiki on a couple of Stargate SG-1 lists to see if there was any particular kind of article the list members would like to see in our database. Here is the general text of the request:

I'd be ever so grateful if you guys could help me out with a spot of market research for the Stargate SG-1 Solutions website. After struggling along for months and months with more work in our inbox than we had people to get it out on the site, we've pulled together a keen team and technology has caught up with our ambitions.
We're in the early stages of building a Stargate database or encyclopaedia, one which we intend to be a comprehensive writer's reference with well-researched, in-depth, 'scholarly' articles on every aspect of Stargate from character biographies to weaponry. We're not going for the quick-facts approach you've seen in other Stargate lexicons but rather we intend to support the needs of our fellow writers of Stargate fanfiction. Our database will be fully searchable of course, and will include graphics and images too.
It would be wonderful if you as writers and readers could give me your top ten, top twenty, top whatever research wishlist. What burning research needs do you have? Which pet topics should we tackle first?
We have some content ready which we're using to test out the technology but we'd love to hear what we can do for *YOU*!!
Thank you so much :)

Suggestions Received Thus Far

Military Information

  • I'd love to see a military section which would give brief details of AF equipment, weapons, types of aeroplane, uniform details, rank structure, and a section on military protocol and rules. I really want to read the section on 'dont ask dont tell' for myself!

Floor Plans of SGC and Other Locations

  • I'd love to see a section giving floor plans of things like the gateroom, Jack's house, Daniel's appartment, etc. There is a site over in the Sentinel fandome that has this and it really helps visualisation when planning a story.
  • I don't know if this has been done or not, but I'd like to know more about the layout of the SGC. Specifically what's on what floor. Other than knowing that the gate is on sublevel 28, I get confused as to where the labs are, the infirmary, commisary, VIP suites, and other offices may be.


  • I'm not sure it's possible to figure out, but something I'm interested in is timelines. I'd like to see some kind of a table showing how long each episode lasts in "real time", how much "real time" there is between episodes, stuff like that. (And BTW, all the new stuff on the site is great - you guys are awesome.)

Teal'c's Motivation and the Jaffa

  • Teal'c's motivation for switching sides, and a general look at Jaffa morality and culture, would be really cool. He's the least written main character, and I think it's mainly how very different his background is from the others'.
    • Have you looked at Teal'c's biography? There are also articles still being updated on the Jaffa culture in general, including it's changes from rebel Jaffa to the free Jaffa nation.


  • A look at the different alliances the SGC has made with other planets/empires/etc. over the years, and whether each one has had mostly positive or mostly negative effects. (The Tok'ra, especially, are *such* a mixed blessing.)
    • Each of the Aliens encountered by the SGC will have detailed reviews of their impact on the people of the SGC and of Earth, both positive and negative. Alliances and enemies are listed for each group. You might want to visit our Goa'uld Page to start.

The Role of Technology in the Stargate SG-1 Universe

  • Looking at the show's attitude towards technology would be really interesting. 'Cause on the one hand Sam and the others have saved the world with advanced tech. many many times, but on the other hand there's episodes like "Absolute Power" that seem to argue that we can't really be trusted to deal with too much of it wisely.

Canon vs. Fanon

  • Some kind of dossier of the little quirks that come up and whether they're canon or fanon and from whence they came. For example - Daniel in jammies and the ticklish thing...

Ancient Egyptian Culture

  • Also useful information on Ancient Eygptian culture etc. would be useful, such as information on pharaonic beliefs... such as did you know that they believed in the bisexuality of the gods? Certainly explains Hathor's attitude to Sam in 'Out of Mind'!.
    • Check out our Links for Writers Page which directs you to various mythology-based websites. Specific information on individual alien beings and/or species can be found on their respective pages. Each Goa'uld and Asgard, for example, have a section on their mythological references, and links at the bottom of their biographies where you can go for more information.


  • And a site that does episode transcripts? I know that a number have access to DVDs but as only R2 has subtitles on season 3 onwards (my Season 2 are R1, so I don't know about those) it's nice to have something where you can double check what was said without having to go through the episode all over again.
    • See our Transcripts Page for available transcripts. We're working on having complete and accurate transcripts for all nine seasons. You should be able to search for specific dialogue by using the Wiki search engine.

The Goa'uld and Mythology

  • I'd love to see more information on what we know about the Goa'uld and also love to see more information about mythology. What do we know about each of the Goa'uld they encountered, etc.?
    • We're working on a category of articles just on the Goa'uld. To see what articles have been written thus far, check out our Main Goa'uld Article and our Goa'uld Articles List. We also have many of the Goa'uld articles cross-referenced with Mythology Articles. Also, check out individual Goa'uld biographies, such as Ba'al or Apophis for more information.
    • You might also want to check out our Links for Writers Page which directs you to various mythology-based websites.

SG Teams

  • I'd love to know more about the teams other than SG-1.
    • See our SG Teams index to see which teams we've profiled thus far. We intend to get them all!
  • I'd like to see a list of all the SG teams, who's on them (if possible) and their specialties (if any).
    • See our SG Teams By Episode for an easy to read description of every SG team that has appeared in the show, including their members, if named, and their specialties, if known. Detailed info about each team can be found by following their links. (Careful, several teams seem to have changed their roles on the show over the years!)

Languages / Dictionaries

  • I'd like to see a Chulakian-English dictionary and an Unas-English dictionary.
    • Our subcategory Languages will fill that request nicely. Different dictionaries from the Stargate universe are included here. The Goa'uld Language (which incorporates Chulak) and the Unas Language both include translation dictionaries.

Planet Designations

  • I'd like to see a list of all planet designations that have been mentioned on the show and what they are significant for.
    • Our Planets By Episode Article will give you a great place to start to read about all of the planets visited by our SG teams. Follow the links provided there to get more detailed information on individual worlds. We intend to get them all!


  • Names of significant geographical locations both earth and off-world. e.g. in Family they mention the Cham'ka Groves and the Cord'ai Plains. On earth NYC is important because that is where Daniel and Sam met up with Catherine in 1969, and in The Curse, Daniel went to Chicago for his professor's funeral and met up with Stephen and Sarah.
    • The Wiki has a Places category you might could use as a start. We're working on new articles all of the time, so check back often.
    • UPDATE: Check for places listed within the articles for individual planets as well. For example, the Cham'ka Groves and Cord'ai Plains are listed as a subheading within the Chulak article.

Detailed Character Biographies

  • I'd like more personal facts about the characters and their family, as much as canon allows (and doesn't botch up, like with Sam's brother and family).
    • Detailed biographies are being written or have been written for our SG-1 Team Members. We also have biographies of recurring or supporting characters which you can access through the Characters Page.

Your Help

If you see an item in the list above that interests you and you'd like to write the article, please send us an e-mail to let us know you'd like to submit an article to our Stargate SG-1 Solutions Wiki.

If you have requests to add, send us e-mail about that, too!