Stargate SG-1

Prodigy

Season 4, Ep 19, Aired 2/2/01
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  • Episode Description
  • During a visit to the Air Force Academy, Carter makes the acquaintance of Jennifer Hailey, a promising young cadet with a rebellious streak. Carter sees great potential in her, but Jennifer seems determined to sabotage her future with the Air Force. She is fiercely independent, opinionated, and resentful of Carter to whom she is constantly being compared. On the other hand, Hailey is brilliant and Carter eventually decides to show her what she can look forward to if she stays the course - by bringing her through the Stargate. The two of them visit an offworld research base where O'Neill and Teal'c are on security detail, "babysitting" a group of ungrateful scientists. But the seemingly routine mission takes a deadly turn when they are attacked by alien life forms composed of pure energy. Trapped and cut off from the Stargate, SG-1 must make a desperate gamble to reach freedom before it's too late.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge

    Teal'c

  • Joseph Mallozzi

  • Paul Mullie

  • Peter DeLuise

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Air Force Recruiting Film

    By BevinChu, Aug 04, 2012

  • An otherwise good episode marred by an annoying cadet...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Oct 20, 2008

  • Possibly this is the worst episode ever!!!!!Who cares about tiny glowing beams of light?

    By loveroneil, Aug 11, 2008

  • Little yellow glowing things...

    By Parricida, Mar 16, 2008

  • pretty good episode...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • General Ryan: I've read a lot about you, Colonel, in General Hammond's reports. Jack: (nervously) Yes… sir?

    • Hammond: (to Jack) Major Carter is giving a lecture at the Air Force Academy in theoretical astrophysics. If you'd care to take her place…?

    • Jack: You boys going somewhere? Dr. Hamilton: Uh, yes, we... we were gonna go see if we could find that creature you encountered. Jack: Well apparently you didn't hear me the first time I told you, clearly and in no uncertain terms, not the heck yet!

    • Kerrigan: Apparently one of the cadre made a derogatory comment about the young lady. Cadet Hailey told him to knock it off. Sam: And when he didn't? Kerrigan: She broke his nose.

    • (getting zapped by alien fireflies) Jack: I'll never complain about mosquitoes again.

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    Notes (12)

    • The equations that Carter is lecturing on are real.

    • The scenes where Carter is lecturing were filmed at the Science Center in Vancouver.

    • The character "Jennifer Hailey" was originally named Jennifer Halley. An actress by the name of Jennifer Halley tried out for the part, but didn't successfully win the role. She later appear in the episode, "The Tomb" as the Russian soldier Lieutenant Tolinev.

    • This episode was one of the first that Richard Dean Anderson had to dial the gate, so small pieces of tape were place on the DHD to indicate which symbols to press.

    • The photo on General Kerrigan's desk is Paul Mullie, one of the writers of the episode.

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    Trivia (3)

    • At 22:20 minutes into the episode, a SUV can be seen panning from right to left in the background as the scientists first encounter the alien fireflies.

    • In one scene in Hammond's office, you can see two medals in a glass case (The Air Force Cross & The Distinguished Service medal), but Hammond never got any of those medals because he didn't have the ribbons for them on his uniform.

    • When Carter and Haley walk through the Stargate, Sam is on the right, when they pop out Haley is on the right. I'm sure they messed up on account of the fact that the entering shot was done through the event horizon and didn't need to flip them as they usually do.

    Allusions (1)

    • Hailey: We'll hold them off with those phaser thingies.
      Phasers are the weaponry used in the various Star Trek series.

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