Stargate SG-1


Season 8, Ep 8, Aired 8/27/04
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  • Episode Description
  • A rich industrialist has evidence to prove that there is alien life on other planets and gives the governments of the world 24 hours to reveal the truth or he's revealing it. The Air Force tries to discredit him. Then Carter is given the job to tell him about the Stargate and the Goa'uld to try to convince him that the world doesn't need to know. The Trust also tries to silence him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

    Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

  • Christopher Judge


  • Ron Wilkerson

  • Robert C. Cooper

  • Martin Wood

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Howard Hughes debuts

    By BevinChu, Aug 14, 2012

  • The truth has habit to reveal itself

    By Parricida, Apr 19, 2008

  • Pretty good...

    By green_arrow92, Dec 17, 2006

  • Found really boring...Not much exciting stuff.

    By katherine519, Feb 21, 2006

  • not my favorite story line...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 24, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Sam: Colson developed the Multi-Engine-Control-Sytem for the F-302s, Colson didn't know what they were for, of course, but he's brilliant. Jack: He's also a little nuts, isn't he? Sam: You've test-flown experimental aircraft... Daniel: We all go through the gate... Jack: This isn't about us.

    • Jack: All right, see if he can be convinced not to go public. Daniel: Without actually telling him anything? Jack: Right.

    • Vogler: Alec, they tried to kill us! Colson: That works in our favor. Vogler: Dying doesn't work in our favor!

    • Thor: Greetings, people of Earth.

    • Jack: How about a new hyper-drive for the Prometheus? Thor: That is something I must discuss with the Asgard High Council. Jack: Come on, Thor, you said you wanted to get something nice for the President...

    Notes (4)

    • The Colson Industries logo is based on a inverted and upside down version of the Sci-Fi logo.

    • Injoke: Alec is introduced to a character named "Shefield" when he goes off-world. Charles Shaughnessy, the actor who plays Alec, also played a character named Maxwell Sheffield on The Nanny.

    • Since this episode was supposed to air before "Affinity", there is a bit of dialogue added of Sam telling Colson about the Trust before Vogler confesses, even though in the original script when this was to air before "Affinity", no such dialogue was included.

    • The original character name of Alec Colson was Andrew Colson. This was also the name of a character in the pilot episode of 'MacGyver', which of course also starred Richard Dean Anderson. Colson was played by Dana Elcar, who would play Peter Thornton, MacGyver's boss, on the series.

    Trivia (4)

    • Trivia: At about 7 minutes and 10 seconds into the episode, after Sam and Daniel enter Colson's office, Colson walks to a monitor. On the wall to the right, you will see a picture on the wall behind him that bears a resemblance to the Stargate. It comes into closer view behind him at about 7 minutes, 15 seconds into the episode.

    • It's not within the powers of the President to stop trading on the stock exchange. When Sam and Colson return from the Alpha site, Daniel tells Colson that the President stopped trading for Colson's shares and that the market fell 500 points. Also, after the last major stock market crash, 'bumpers' were put in place that would automatically stop trading if the market fell about 250 - giving it about a 1/2 hour pause before trading resumes and if the market continued falling, to stop trading for the day.

    • Trivia: Chronologically, this episode takes place five months since the battle over Antarctica (in "Lost City", pt. 2).

    • Trivia: It is confirmed here that Kinsey is no longer Vice-President.

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