Subtitle Stargate 1994
In Australia, when Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) put in subtitles when English is not used (ie. VS Arashi and If You Are the One) the front is generally yellow and generally at the end of the credits SBS add a subtitle that they did the subtitles eg.
subtitle Stargate 1994
Last Night (29/11/2017) SBS aired the 1994 Stargate Movie and after Daniel is brought back to life thanks to Ra's Sarcophagus we start to see the subtitles for when Ra, his Jaffa, The people of Abydos and Daniel talk non-english (I assume it's Egyptian given Daniel's previous work when he's brought into the soon to be SGC and Ra's assumed identity of an Egyptian God).
Now I am unaware if SBS did Stargate's subtitles before or after the DVD Release (I didn't catch the credits because I changed channels after PCXS2 running Tales of Legendia killed the reception) but either way it seems the subtitles were redone for this movie.
What I am wondering however is why? Both SBS's broadcast and the movie I have are both in English and show these subtitles in the same parts. Doesn't redoing the subtitles cost money in regards to manpower and thus kind of a waste of money to redo them?
This is a more efficient way to store subtitling information (since it can be stored as text rather than as fully-rendered text) but it definitely means the subtitles can look different depending on the hardware used and how it is configured.
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Jackson, who is considered a crackpot, is obviously the man the U.S. government would choose to translate the hieroglyphics on the secret find of that 1928 expedition - a giant circle of carved stone which is a stargate, left behind by the builders of the pyramids. And, of course, Jackson and Col. Jack O'Neil (Kurt Russell) are the guys to walk through the gate, leading a squad of soldiers with automatic weapons.
Let's say a stargate was discovered, allowing instantaneous travel across the universe and opening onto a planet that could be inhabited by humans. What would the appropriate response be? Awe? Ambition? Curiosity? Not at all. Col. O'Neil's orders: "Track down signs of any possible danger. If I find any, blow up the stargate." The movie is so lacking in any sense of wonder that it hurtles us from one end of the universe to the other, only to end in a gunfight between the good guys and the bad guys while the colonel's bomb ticks down. (Like all movie bombs, it comes equipped with a bright red digital readout device that displays the countdown while beeping.) "Stargate" is like a film school exercise. Assignment: Conceive of the weirdest plot you can think of, and reduce it as quickly as possible to action movie cliches. If possible, include sun god Ra, and make sure something gets blowed up real good.
The early pre-release screenings of the movie were disastrous. The percentage of the audience who liked the movie fell into the mid-30s, and executive producer Mario Kassar realized the main problem was that the plot made zero sense. His solution: have the Ra character's dialogue subtitled, and made into information that presented a clear storyline. When these changes were made, the subsequent test screenings produced an overwhelming majority of positive reviews, and this carried the movie into becoming one of the surprise hits of fall 1994.
Jaye Davidson's dislike of the attention that he received after The Crying Game (1992) made him reluctant to take the role of Ra in Stargate (1994). He didn't want to just turn the offer down, so he made what he expected to be an unacceptable demand of $1 million. This was accepted, and he appeared.
Jaye Davidson despised the costumes he wore so much, on the last day of shooting his scenes, after hearing the final "cut", he stripped naked on the set without going to his trailer. Moreover, Davidson retired from acting after completion of this film. Since 1994, he has only appeared in The Borghilde Project (2009), a 17-minute film.
The stargate is a system designed to open a wormhole. A wormhole is a hypothetical way of space travel called an "Einstein-Rosen bridge", named after scientists Nathan Rosen and Albert Einstein. According to them, the wormhole should be capable to unite two distant points in the universe, altering space-time laws to cross from a point to another in a brief period of time. The name "wormhole" compares the universe to an apple, with a worm boring through it to reach a point on the other side instead of crawling the long way around on the outside. The same concept was used in Contact (1997) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
A stargate is a ring composed of a fictional superconductive mineral called "naqahdah", marked with 39 glyphs that operates using a combination of 7 glyphs or chrevrons to establish a space route to travel from a point to another. Using mathematical combinatorics, it implies that a single stargate can locate 77,519,922,480 places throughout the galaxy, increased to 137,231,006,679 if in the combination one of some glyphs can be re-used. Using an 8 glyph combination for an extragalactic travel, a stargate can locate 2,480,637,519,360 places throughout the universe, increased to 5,352,009,260,481 if one or more glyphs can be re-used.
Stargate's ring has 39 glyphs and 9 chevrons. In the television series Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004), and Stargate Universe (2009), it is explained that the number of glyphs in a stargate, depends on the galaxy in which the stargate belongs.
As Dr. Jackson is being heckled by the audience during his speech, someone mockingly suggests that perhaps "men from Atlantis" were responsible for the ancient Egyptian pyramids. The Stargate television series later establish that the "Ancients" who are behind the Atlantis mythology, while not builders of the pyramids, are the creators of the stargates.
A console for activating the stargate, known as a Dial Home Device (DHD) in Stargate SG-1 (1997), never appears on the alien planet (called Abydos in the television series). While one might infer that the stargate was activated by hand or some sort of portable device, there's also the matter of the substantial power requirement, which on Earth has to be supplied externally. Subsequent canon from the television series makes it clear that the original power source for a stargate is in the DHD.
In 1928, in Egypt, a strange device is found by an expedition. In the present days, the outcast linguist Dr. Daniel Jackson is invited by a mysterious woman to decipher an ancient hieroglyph in a military facility. Soon he finds that the device was developed by an advanced civilization and opens a portal to teletransport to another planet. Dr. Jackson is invited to join a military team under the command of Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil that will explore the new world. They find a land that recalls Egypt and humans in a primitive culture that worship and are slaves to Ra, the God of the Sun. But soon they discover the secret of the mysterious "stargate".
James Spader plays nerdish Egyptologist Daniel Jackson, whose linguistic expertise is called upon for decoding inscriptions on tiles discovered in an Egyptian archeological site. These turn out to be the key that turns the lock in something called the "stargate", an intergalactic portal (that looks like a giant donut) to some Earth-like world on the "far side of the known universe."
Kurt Russell is Colonel Jack O'Neil, the borderline-suicidal military commander of a mission to the other side of the stargate. Accompanied by his crack troops and Jackson, O'Neil enters the gate and emerges in what looks suspiciously like Egypt. It's not, however, as the three moons in the sky soon prove. This is the land of the Egyptian Sun God Ra (Jaye Davidson) and his people.
Ra, it seems, created human society on Earth and on this world as well as the stargates, and was displeased when the ancient Egyptians closed their side of the space/time corridor, confining him to one planet. Now that the way is again open, Ra has decided to prepare a little surprise for those waiting at the far end.
The first half of the film, which includes the setup, Jackson's intense struggle to break the stargate's code, the expedition to Ra's world, and humankind's first contact with an alien culture, is handled reasonably well. Things only start to fall apart with Ra's appearance. Then it's all shoot-outs and fight scenes, with action taking precedence over intelligence. 041b061a72