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Quotes (23)

  • Conrad: I'm sorry I made you doubt your sanity. Woolsey: Who are you? What are you? Conrad: I'm a physical manifestation of your subconscious romantic and sexual ideals. Woolsey: Oh, God...

  • Zelenka: My point is, it wouldn't hurt to be thorough. McKay: My point is your point is pointless.

  • McKay (irritably): I'm sorry, you know, I don't mean to complain or anything. It's just that, you know, I have spent the better part of a day making sure this was in working order ... (He gestures at the device.) It'd be kind of nice, you know, just to get a little face time with the... (He gestures angrily at the device again.) Conrad: Here you are, Doctor McKay. (Rodney turns in surprise as he hears her voice.) Conrad: The true form of the Sakari. (She morphs into a slender, bald, skeletal humanoid shape with a silver skin. Rodney stares.) McKay: Neat! (Richard smiles a little at the alien.) Woolsey: Good luck. (It bows its head to him. A transporter beam whisks the device away and the image of the alien melts away. John and Rodney start to leave the room.) Sheppard: "Neat"?! McKay: What? It caught me off guard! What did you want me to say?! What would you have said? Sheppard: Uh, "weird."

  • Woolsey: Hello there, Chet. Chuck: It's Chuck. Woolsey: Excuse me? Chuck: It's Chuck, sir. My name is Chuck. Woolsey: Oh, of course! Chuck (pause) Chet's on the late shift. (He walks away as Chuck looks him and shakes his head in irritation.) Chuck: There is no Chet.

  • McKay: Hey. What happened to your offworld foofoora? Thought you were the guest of honor at some big diplomatic dinner on M2J. Zelenka: Yeah, I was, but the festivities ended early when three members of Lieutenant Donovan's team suffered a severe allergic reaction to something that we were served at the grand banquet. McKay: Yeesh. Zelenka: Come to think of it, I think it might have been those little green berries with the purple specks on them, because my tongue did seem a little bit numb afterwards... McKay (already bored): Yeah. F.Y.I., this conversation ended six seconds ago.

  • Ronon: (about Woolsey) Sometimes when I walk by his quarters at night, I hear him crying. McKay: What? Really? Ronon: No.

  • Zelenka: Oh, you'll think of something. McKay: Really? What makes you so sure? Zelenka: Well, because you're brilliant. McKay: That's true, that doesn't mean I'm going to…. wait a minute, what did you say? Why did you say that? Are you sick? Am I sick? What have you heard? Zelenka: No, nobody's sick, Rodney. I said you're brilliant, Rodney, because… you are. I rarely say it because you're a difficult man to compliment. You're egotistical, you're arrogant, you're stubborn… McKay: And brilliant. Zelenka: Yes, Rodney, you're brilliant.

  • McKay: I'm not getting anywhere with that. I mean, despite the fact that I am a genius. Zelenka: I said you were brilliant, I didn't say you were a genius. McKay: Aw, same diff.

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Notes (2)

  • Anna Galvin (Dr. Vanessa Conrad) previously played Dr. Reya Varrick in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Collateral Damage."

  • International Air Dates: -This episode aired in Canada on November 17, 2008 on Movie Central and The Movie Network. -This episode aired in the UK on November 25, 2008 on Sky One. -This episode aired in Sweden on January 2, 2009 on TV6. -This episode aired in Germany on October 28, 2009 on RTL II. -This episode aired in the Czech Republic on November 24, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi. -Syndication Premiere: March 6-7, 2010. -This episode aired in Australia on April 28, 2010 on 7TWO.

Trivia (6)

  • It's revealed that the blonde, Swedish, female scientist that has been seen throughout the series has the given name "Ellen".

  • Sheppard: I killed you. Kolya: You shot me. There's a difference. Sheppard: No – I killed you. Beckett confirmed it – you were dead. They are referring to the season 3 episode "Irresponsible."

  • The capsule and the premise of the Humanoid median are very similar to the Stargate SG-1 episode "Scorched Earth," where a large ship had been sent across the Milky Way to search and terraform a planet for a Sulfur based life form, the Gadmeer, as well as all of the organisms of their homeworld and the knowledge of their race.

  • Chronologically, this episode takes place several weeks after "The Prodigal" and nine months since the events of "The Seed."

  • McKay: We need to get rid of it. Look, the energy signature that device is giving off is very similar to one we encountered on M1B-129. It can induce mass hallucinations. McKay is referring to the Wraith device in the season 3 episode "Phantoms."

  • Sheppard: (referring to Dr. Parrish's alarming reaction to a plant) Oh god, Lorne warned me about this. Sheppard is referring to a scene in the season 2 episode "Runner" in which Dr. Parrish has a similar reaction to the discovery of a rare plant.