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The Stargate franchise is a series of science fiction television shows and films about a modern secret US Air Force unit exploring the galaxy through an interstellar network of ancient portals. The base series, Stargate SG-1, had a 10 season run, longer than any individual Star Trek series.

The franchise has made numerous references to Star Trek.

Stargate SG-1

"Children of the Gods"

Stargate Major Ferretti gives Vulcan salute

Major Feretti gives a Vulcan salute

Arriving on Abydos, Major Ferretti gives Daniel Jackson a Vulcan hand salute.

"Point of View"

Evil Teal'c Stargate Mirror Mirror reference

"Evil" Teal'c in the alternate reality.

In this episode, an alternate Carter and Kawalsky ask "our" SG-1 to save their world, located in a parallel universe, from the Goa'uld. O'Neill and Daniel go to the alternate "half-evil" universe, where Apophis and his First Prime, Teal'c, have goatees. In the normal universe, Teal'c is an ally to the main protagonists and Apophis, though an enemy, does not have a goatee. This is a reference to the TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror". (citation needededit)


This season 2 episode has Jack O'Neill identifying himself as "Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise" when captured by the US Air Force, after traveling back in time.


When asked if he could "beam" Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c out from the X-301, Jacob Carter retorts, "What am I, Scotty?"


In the background of a shot, a tourist can be seen posing for a photograph while performing the Vulcan hand salute.


Cadet Hailey refers to zat'nik'tels as "those phaser things".

"Wormhole X-Treme"

TOS transporter effect in Stargate

The transporter effect as seen in Star Trek: The Original Series

When Tanner and the others beam up to their ship at the end of the episode, the beam pattern and color is the same as that of the transporter beam from Star Trek: The Original Series.

"Redemption, Part 1"

While Major Samantha Carter is performing a system's check on the prototype X-302 fighter-interceptor, she mentions inertial dampers. Colonel Jack O'Neill then asks for the report on phasers, in which Carter denies his request to his disappointment.

"The Other Guys"

Klingon Bat'leth in Stargate

A Klingon Bat'leth in Lord Khonsu's chamber

Doctor Simon Coombs (played by John Billingsley), is an avid Trekkie.

Dialog in the episode includes:

Felger: "Bite me, Coombs! At least my heroes exist! If this was a Trek convention, you'd be all dressed up like a Klingon!"
Coombs: "Vulcan, Felger, Vulcan! And I don't know how you can call yourself a scientist and not worship at the alter of Roddenberry!"
Coombs: "Oh, come on, Felger. We might as well be wearing red shirts!"

There was also a bat'leth visible above Lord Khonsu's throne.

"Unnatural Selection"

This season 6 episode features an exchange between Carter and O'Neill about the name of the first Earth spaceship:

O'Neill: "They didn't go for it."
Carter: "They didn't approve the mission?"
O'Neill: "Well no, they did that. Once they knew the stakes and the whole fate of the universe stuff, both the President and Hammond realized we had no choice. They wish us luck, God speed and all those things he says when he thinks we're gonna die."
Carter: "So what didn't they go for?"
O'Neill: "The name I suggested."
Carter: "For the ship?"
O'Neill: "Yeah."
Carter: "Ah, sir... we can't call it the Enterprise."
O'Neill: "Why not?"

"Avenger 2.0"

When Dr. Felger constructs a supposedly revolutionary weapon for use against the Goa'uld, Colonel O'Neill asks, "Phaser?" Felger's assistant, Chole, replies, "More like a photon torpedo."

"Evolution Part I"

When Colonel O'Neill and company are taken prisoner by a Goa'uld, a Jaffa approaches them. O'Neill says, "Greetings," and makes a half-hearted Vulcan salute.


After a Jaffa makes it appear that Colonel Mitchell has died and come back to life, the Colonel says, "Well done, Bones."

"Ripple Effect"

Colonel Mitchell concludes that members of SG-1 from an alternate universe aren't evil because they don't have beards.


Stargate's Star Trek parody

The mock-up Star Trek crew composed by SG-1

The 200th episode of Stargate SG-1 was planned as an homage to its many fans. It had many different references to other shows, and included one to Star Trek: The Original Series.

While pitching movie ideas to the crew of SG-1, Martin Lloyd – the person from the studio – comes up with a brilliant idea. He begins to describe it and the scene shifts to the bridge of a Daedalus-class ship (as shown in the Stargate Universe). Mitchell is wearing command division red while acting like Kirk. Carter is shown wearing an earpiece like Uhura's. Teal'c is shown acting like Worf at a security station. Daniel is shown looking into a science monitor like Spock often did (and acting like McCoy). The episode even shows a Scottish engineer in the ship's engine room. Back in reality, Daniel spots the ripoff.


In the final moments of this episode, the main characters of Teal'c, Vala, Carter, and Mitchell are seen playing poker and the episode ends with General Landry joining in the game. This is very similar to the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation, when Picard joins in on the senior staff poker game.

Stargate Atlantis

In a few episodes, Dr. Carson Beckett objects to physical labor by starting a sentence "I'm a doctor, not a..." similar to Dr. McCoy. In one episode, John Sheppard mentions Dr. McCoy, then explains, "That's the person Dr. Becket plays in real life," after realizing that residents of another galaxy didn't understand the reference.


The team finds an ancient ship where Colonel Sheppard tells Dr McKay that they cannot call the ship the Enterprise. They instead call it the Orion, at Sheppard's insistence.

"Thirty-Eight Minutes"

Dr. Carson Beckett says to Sheppard, "I hear you got yourself a cling-on."


Rodney McKay often describes John Sheppard as being similar to Captain James T. Kirk; on a planet the team visits, Shepard is able to score a romantic scene with a beautiful alien woman.


A member of the Atlantis crew talks with a co-worker and complains about the fact that Rodney McKay never remembers his name, or uses a false name for him. He said that when McKay ever does it again, he will call him "McCoy" instead of "McKay", a reference to Leonard McCoy.

Season 4

The Atlantis expedition crew adopt a Star Trek-like uniform color code among the civilian staff, with the expedition leaders (Weir, Carter, and Woolsey, the latter of whom was played by Robert Picardo) wearing red and scientists wearing blue. Several references were made since Picardo's addition to the cast in the show's final season.

Stargate Universe


Upon being suggested that Eli should tell his mother the truth, he says she can barely follow an episode of Star Trek.


Upon encountering a planet that's not in Destiny's database, and later revealed to be created artificially, Eli references the Genesis Device.


When Camile Wray complains that there aren't enough seats on Destiny's bridge, Colonel Young offers her his seat with all of the ship's controls on it. She refuses, saying it's his chair. He says "What am I, Captain Kirk? Sit in the chair."


Long time Senior Illustrator Rick Sternbach, one of the most prolific designers on Star Trek , has stated on several occasions that he is an avowed fan of the Stargate franchise, remarking, "I’m a huge Stargate fanatic. Aside from the fact that a lot of our guys ended up on their show, including Bob Picardo, aside from that, they do Star Trek very well. I don’t mean that in a snarky way. They learned, they understood what makes a fun, semi-serious, science fiction show. There were a number of very forgettable space science fictions shows and films, like, Space Ranger, I think it was. You’ve got all the standard elements, space ships, astronauts, aliens, and for some reason they didn’t click. What they did with the Stargate concept was brilliant. The idea of a gateway to another star system is as old as science fiction, but what they did with the idea was tremendous." [1]

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