Stargate SG-1

There But for the Grace of God

Season 1, Ep 20, Aired 2/20/98
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  • Episode Description
  • While investigating P3R-233, Daniel stumbles across a device that projects him into a parallel dimension. In this universe, Carter and O'Neill are engaged, and Teal'c is still First Prime of Apophis. Using the knowledge "our" Daniel has, the SGA launches a nuclear attack on Chulak through the Stargate. This results in a counter-attack as the Goa'uld send a horde of Pyramid Ships to destroy the parallel Earth, and Teal'c refuses to be swayed by those who wiped out his family. The parallel SGC (known as the SGA) must somehow dial out of their Stargate and get Daniel back to the planet so he can return to "his" universe.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Robert C. Cooper

  • David Warry-Smith

  • David Kemper

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • the things they do lose value.

    By hp79, Apr 20, 2008


    By THEICEFIRE, Feb 10, 2011

  • Daniel learns how well Earth would fair against a Goa'uld invasion first hand...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Aug 30, 2008

  • Dr. Jackson travels to an alternate reality.

    By SGC_Marine, Mar 01, 2008

  • They are coming...

    By Parricida, Jan 25, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Sam: I surrender! I have information that can help Apophis! There is technology he will want to know about! This is a remote control to an interdimensional portal. I can tell Apophis how to find it! Jaffa: Hashak Kreyak! Sam: (pulling out a grenade) Thank you. Oh yeah. I also wish to blow us all to hell.

    • (waking up to find his teammates gone) Daniel: Jack! Sam! Teal'c! Oh, I really hate when this happens.

    • Sam: What makes you think the Goa'uld are even going to attack your earth? Daniel: Oh, I'd say we've pissed them off at least as much as you have.

    • Daniel: Well, it sounds like I theoretically, possibly, actually found one! Catherine: One what? Daniel: One of those things Sam was talking about, an alternate reality!

    Notes (2)

    • This episode foreshadows two important changes that occur at the beginning of Season Eight: Jack O'Neill is a Brigadier General and the commander of the SGC (although in the alternate reality it was called the SGA) and Teal'c has hair.

    • Syndication air date: May 3, 1999.

    Trivia (15)

    • Trivia: The people of P3R-233 may have not invented the quantum mirror because the remote for it was tagged as well as the other artifacts from other planets. P3R-233 was destroyed by the Goa'uld and left "Korush-nai" which is a warning meaning "Turn back", in other words it means that the planet was left radioactive.

    • Trivia: The estimated death toll to Earth was 1.5 billion.

    • Trivia: A wormhole can only be maintained for 38 minutes.

    • Trivia: The deep space transmission three months earlier from P3R-233 used a derivation of ancient Egyptian for the message: "Beware the destroyers. They come from 3, 32, 16, 8, 10, 12."

    • Trivia: Refugees from the Genesis list including world leaders, scientists and doctors, were sent to the Beta Site.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Episode Title English Protestant Reformer John Bradford whilst imprisoned in the Tower of London uttered the words "There but for the grace of God go I" when he saw a criminal going to execution for his crimes.

    • The Genesis List The "Genesis list" is a reference to the first book of the Bible, Genesis, where the story of mankind's beginning is told. The folks on the list would represent a new beginning for mankind.

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