The 'Stargate' Ancients Quiz


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4 Min Quiz

In the "Stargate" franchise, who are the original builders of the Stargate network?

In franchise lore, the Ancients were an advanced race of humans that lived millions of years ago.


How did many of the Ancients escape a great plague?

In the "Stargate" franchise, some Ancients learned to ascend to a higher plane of existence and thus escaped the great galactic plague. According to the Asgard people, not all of the Ancients could ascend, so many died of the plague.


True or false: The Ancients once inhabited Earth.

This is true. The Ancients are also known as the Ancestors.


When was the original feature film "Stargate" released?

The movie "Stargate" was released in the U.S. on Oct. 28, 1994. The film was one of the first movies to have an official website.


How many spinoff television shows were inspired by the feature film "Stargate"?

The three shows are "Stargate SG-1," "Stargate: Atlantis" and "SGU Stargate Universe."


In which "Stargate" series do the Ancients first appear?

The Ancients first appear in the series "Stargate SG-1." The episode that features the first Ancient character is titled "Maternal Instinct."


What is the name of the first Ancient being encountered in "Stargate SG-1"?

Oma is an Ancient who has ascended to become a noncorporeal being.


Which actress played the character Oma Desala in the series "Stargate SG-1"?

Harris, who starred in the Emmy Award-winning series "Thirtysomething," toured the "SG-1" set in Vancouver with her son before being offered the part sometime later.


When was the series "Stargate SG-1" released?

It was released on July 27, 1997. The series ran for 10 seasons with 213 episodes.


What served as the inspiration for the font of the Ancients' fictional alphabet in the "Stargate" franchise?

A 1940s Czech propaganda poster inspired the Ancients' fictional alphabet. The heavy, block style was conceptualized by Ivana Vasak and refined and alphabetized by Boyd Godfrey.


The Ancients built the Stargate network, which does what?

The Stargate network, built by the Ancients, allows travel between great distances across space.


Which "Stargate SG-1" character was an Ancient who was discovered in Antarctica?

Ayiana was the unascended Ancient who was discovered in Antarctica. Ayiana had been left behind on Earth and frozen in ice for millions of years before being thawed and awoken.


Which actress played the "Stargate SG-1" character Ayiana?

Grauer played the character Ayiana not only in "Stargate SG-1," but also in "Stargate: Atlantis" and "SGU Stargate Universe."


Which of the Ancient characters exposed the SG-1 and Antarctic teams to a plague?

When Ayiana was thawed and brought back to life, the plague was revived and infected the Antarctic and SG-1 teams.


When Ancient beings ascend, what do they leave behind?

They leave behind their body. An ascended Ancient is a noncorporeal being.


Where did the Ancients go when they left Earth?

They left Earth for the Pegasus galaxy millions of years ago to escape a plague. Two real-life galaxies — the Pegasus dwarf spheroidal galaxy and the Pegasus dwarf irregular galaxy — exist within the local group of galaxies.


True or false: The Ancients took the city of Atlantis with them when they left.

This is true. According to "Stargate" franchise lore, the city of Atlantis was a large spacecraft on which the Ancients traveled.


When did the "Stargate: Atlantis" series premiere?

It premiered on July 16, 2004. The series continues a story line that started on the series "Stargate SG-1" and evolves from the discovery of Atlantis.


The Ancients were once part of an alliance of four races. Which of the following races was NOT part of the alliance?

The Jaffa race was not part of the four-race alliance. The alliance with the Ancients includes the Ancients, Asgard, Nox and the Furlings.


Which enemy of the Ancients is discovered in the series "Stargate: Atlantis"?

The team discovers the Wraith, a long-time enemy of the Ancients. The Wraith feed on other races by draining the life-force from their victims.


Which "Stargate: Atlantis" character kills the Wraith keeper?

John Sheppard unintentionally awakens all the Wraith by killing the Wraith keeper. Sheppard was played by actor Joe Flanigan.


Where did the Ancients take the city of Atlantis to escape the Wraith?

The Ancients moved the city of Atlantis underwater to escape the Wraith.


Which Ancient character followed Samantha Carter back to Earth in "Stargate SG-1"?

Orlin had been exiled for sharing technology with another race.


What is the name of the planet Orlin had been banished to?

Orlin was banished to the dead planet Velona. Orlin had helped the people of Velona develop a weapon to fight the Goa'uld.


Which actor played the character Orlin in the series "Stargate SG-1"?

One of Flanery's first television roles was as the title character in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles."


Which "Stargate SG-1" character did the Ancient Oma Desala help ascend?

Jackson was exposed to lethal radiation when Oma returned to help him leave his failing body behind.


Which actor portrayed Dr. Daniel Jackson in the series "Stargate SG-1"?

Shanks appeared in 198 episodes of the television series.


Which enemy race split from the Ancients long ago?

The Ori thrive from the worship of lower beings and are enemies of the Ancients.


True or false: In the movie "Stargate: The Ark of Truth," the Ancients are also known as the Alterans.

In the direct-to-DVD movie, it is revealed that both the Ancients and the Ori originated from the Alteran race.


Which weapon did Dr. Daniel Jackson use to destroy the Ori?

In "Stargate: The Ark of Truth," Jackson used the Ark of Truth to destroy the Ori. The movie premiered in the U.S. on March 11, 2008.


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