The Air Force in Stargate SG-1

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  1. catlover99

    catlover99 New Member

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    Has anyone here seen the sci-fi show Stargate: SG-1 (or its spinoffs Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe)? Out of curiosity, I was wondering how accurate, or inaccurate, Stargate was in portraying the real Air Force. Since the AF officially supported the show and had some input on script decisions, was there any visible effects of that influence or of improvement of accuracy?
     
  2. scoutpilot

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    Wow.
     
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  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    After missing the boat of Top Gun, I think the Air Force will take whatever it can get.
     
  4. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Some things they got right, many things they got wrong.

    Suffice to say, "fighter pilot, astrophysicist, special operations infantry" isn't a realistic USAF career path...But it is an entertaining show.
     
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  5. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    I am probably the worlds biggest SG 1 fan, or close to it. I can tell you they DID NOT have an AF advisor for season 1 and it shows, painfully.

    After that the basics got better (uniforms, ranks etc) but as raimus said, the jobs are not all that realistic. I'd say it's actually a pretty good overall portrayal of things though (and to be honest really contributed to my ending up as an AF officer...)
     
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    catlover99 New Member

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    Awesome, thanks! (and thanks to raimius!) That's pretty interesting.
     

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