> Thanks for the Freddy Kreuger link.
> Far more interesting than the Hollywood fiasco.
> But with all his research (which could be the
> foundation for a deep dive) he doesn't come to a
> satisfactory or disputable conclusion.
> Do we agree or disagree?
Well: he concludes that the Stargate device, like other present day fictional constructs such as the Bosnian "pyramids," has taken on a life of its own.
I think he slightly overdoes the point about:
At least in the film, the SG1 team, Daniel Jackson and co., simply go on pursuing their own lives, albeit on a planet in another part of the cosmos/universe. (In the series, admittedly, Jackson "ascends" [1:40] [a transformation signified by him wearing a sort of light fawn loose-knit jumper for several episodes], and then "descends" again: but he doesn't do so via the Stargate itself.)Quote
The gate is a threshold whose crossing signifies transformation and the end of one life before the beginning of another.
> Is all this a result of the evolutionary mind, or,
> was there intervention?
Do such fictional representations (perhaps Star Wars and the Jedi religion might be included) indicate that humankind is losing interest in established religion, and would prefer the "holistic techno-religiosity of the Preastronautic worldview?" Were, and are, Blavatsky, Lovecraft, Sitchin, von Daniken, Bauval and Emmerich, responsible for actually inspiring such concepts - or were they, and are they, simply reacting to contemporary currents of thought and ideas?
One slightly mundane problem I always found with the Stargate was that it never actually led anywhere that I would consider as living up to the shimmering promise of the Stargate itself - deserts in Arizona and forests in British Columbia having to do service for supposed otherworldly locations.