Jim wrote:I saw the SG teams as scouts, and scouts only. They often spoke about other teams (science, diplomatic, etc) coming through to the planets that they visited later on. They also developed the URVs and such to extend the original trips reach. But I viewed the SG teams and a "lets take a look and see what we see, assess the situation, then move on to the next gate" kind of thing. They are just the toe in the water... other groups would dive in the deep end later if deemed worth while.
Also remember they were at war, so although they wanted to get advanced tech and other resources, they didn't have much time to explore whole worlds for years.
The language thing is an issue in most sci fi in tv and movies.
i.e. in ST they use universal translator but sometimes somebody says a word in klingon and there is not translation like in ST VI when Chang quotes Shakespeare or when Uhura is talking to those klingons and she had to translate using a dictionary (they even believed it, so what, no accent?). There is no explanation to that.