Stargate SG-1

Tangent

Season 4, Ep 12, Aired 9/15/00
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  • Episode Description
  • A test of the X-301, an experimental aircraft adapted from two Goa'uld death gliders, goes awry sending O'Neill and Teal'c hurtling out of Earth's orbit. As the X-301 streaks through space at a million miles an hour, the SGC struggles to find a way to retrieve it. But after an attempt to alter the aircraft's course fails, things look grim. Daniel Jackson seeks the help of off-world allies. He learns that the Tok'ra have a ship capable of reaching O'Neill and Teal'c, but it is on a covert mission in Goa'uld-controlled territory. With time ticking down and the lives of their comrades hanging in the balance, Carter and Daniel must locate the Tok'ra ship, intercept the X-301, and pull off a daring rescue.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge

    Teal'c

  • Michael Cassutt

  • Peter DeLuise

  • Colin Cunningham

    Major Paul Davis

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • The X-301 makes its short-lived debut...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Oct 19, 2008

  • Getting lost in space

    By Parricida, Mar 15, 2008

  • Teal'c and Jack inattempt to show the x-301's abilities find that the controls are no longer responding, and that the ship is heading to apophis's original homeworld. And they have not much life support for the trip. Sgc is trying franticly to reach them.

    By okeydokeythen, Apr 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Jack: (into radio) Yeah, Flight, Digger One, we read you. We have lost control of the craft to some sort of hidden recall device that apparently the scum-sucking, slimy, snake-ass Apophis installed in his death gliders.

    • T'ealc: If we are to die, we die well. Jack: (looks around) We could do better.

    • Teal'c: If I place myself in an extremely deep state of Kelnoreem, my heart-rate will decrease, and our oxygen requirement would be lowered considerably. (pause) Jack: Who will I talk to?

    • Jack: Uh, Flight, this is Digger One. We have negative... nudging capabilities.

    • Jack: Jacob, is that you? Jacob: Yes, it is, Jack. Now do what we tell you. Jack: Do you know your ship's bigger than ours?

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    Notes (1)

    • Syndication airdate: January 7, 2002.

    Trivia (4)

    • Trivia: The bread used for the meal time scene is Sailor Boy Pilot Bread. It's a type of hardtack that is made by a company in Virginia. 98% of the product and shipped and sold to stores/people in the state of Alaska.

    • The craft is traveling at "about a million miles an hour, give or take." At this speed, it would take more than two weeks to reach Jupiter. O'Neill would be dead of dehydration in this time; even after just a few days, he would be incoherent and unable to function.

    • Clearly, Teal'c is the best man to pilot this craft, but why is Jack in there? He has no aircrew wings (which are mandatory, if earned, on every Air Force uniform), but General Hammond has Master Pilot wings on his shirt.

    • In every scene you see the stars passing by, but the speed of the glider is still infinitely small compared to the distance they are from the stars. Therefore the stars should remain stationary, but the scenes would miss the sense of motion. It's like riding a car in a straight line, you won't see the sun pass by. It remains at one point.

    Allusions (3)

    • Daniel Jackson: The great and powerful Oz. Daniel is attempting to bluff his way out of a situation by pretending to be a powerful Goa'uld. This is obviously a reference to The Wizard of Oz.

    • Jack: Cheyenne, we have a problem. This is a reference to the Apollo 13 mission, which encountered a life-threatening systems failure. The line here is an allusion to the famous phrase "Houston, we have a problem", which was later used as the tag line for the 1995 film, Apollo 13. However, the original dialogue from astronaut James Lovell was: "Houston, we've had a problem."

    • General Jacob Carter: Beam them out? What am I, Scotty? A reference to Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek (1966-69). "Beam me up, Scotty!" was the command that Captain Kirk gave to transporter chief, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, when he needed to get transported back to the ship.

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