Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 6


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 18, 2006 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Daniel is wearing new glasses. They're no longer round, but more rectangular.

    • While Mitchell is defending his zombie movie idea, you can see Marty's phone on his binder, then it starts to ring, the camera cuts to Marty and he takes his phone out of his pocket. It looks like the same phone and it is unlikely he would have two.

    • During the "unaired episode" where O'Neill is invisible, there are references to O'Neill's rank as Colonel as well as General Hammond. However, Teal'c never had hair during Hammond's command.

    • Daniel states that Wormhole X-Treme! lasted three episodes. However, in Season 8's "Citizen Joe", Joe Spencer says it was cancelled after one episode.

  • Quotes

    • (O'Neill is invisible)
      Daniel: ...and so, by translating this tablet, we should be able to determine the most important thing in the universe. (a loud snoring is heard) Everyone just wanna... poke around, see if you can find him...?

    • Mitchell: Fix (the Gate).
      Daniel: Quickly.
      Sam: I'm on it.
      Teal'c: Indeed.

    • Sam: Do you really think that the best way to introduce the heroes of the story is to show them causing a massive catastrophe?
      Mitchell: That's... realistic.

    • Daniel: Sam, who're you talking to?
      Sam: Oh, Colonel O'Neill. I was just explaining to him how we're going to make him visible again.
      Daniel: No, you're not. Jack's in Hammond's office.
      Sam: I can't believe he did that to me again!

    • Daniel: Y'know, getting that cloaking generator off the mothership, that's gonna be the least of our problems. Now, getting Jack to help, that's gonna be the hard part.
      Sam: Oh, don't tell me…
      Daniel: Oh, yes. He likes being invisible.

    • Mitchell: What do you mean, you can't tell me? I have the highest security clearance known to mankind! What is 30185?
      Sam: We were sworn to secrecy.
      Mitchell: Well, why even mention it to me if you're not going to tell me what it is?
      Sam: Sorry.
      Vala: Can you tell me?
      Daniel: Oh, yeah, we can tell you!

    • Vala: So, what's the problem, then?
      Marty: Our lead backed out. I mean, how am I supposed to tell the story without my lead character?
      Mitchell: Easy. Just bring in a character to replace him.
      (long pause as everyone looks at each other)
      Mitchell: What?

    • Grell: Science fiction is an existential metaphor that allows us to tell stories about a human condition. Isaac Asimov once said: "Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinded critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all."

    • Mitchell: Okay, for starters, I think you need a strong opening title sequence.
      Martin: Are you serious! Nobody does that anymore; you just throw up the title and get on with it.
      (cuts to the short version of the SG-1 title sequence)

    • (getting thrown across a room)
      Siler: Why does this always happen to me?

    • Daniel: What difference does it make? I mean, it's not like you're going to have an actual ticking clock on the screen.
      Martin: That's brilliant.
      Daniel: That's ridiculous.
      Martin: Trust me. Jeopardy plus ticking is box office. It's the E=MC squared of the entertainment world. Ask any executive.

    • Sam: We're running another diagnostic but right now we're stumped. Power is getting through to the capacitators but for some reason the charge isn't holding. That's causing the control crystal to send feedback into the interface and reset the programming code of the base computer's dialing protocol.
      Martin: Whoa. That was awesome. Say that again.
      Sam: No.

    • Daniel: Okay, one – that's Star Trek, and two – it's ridiculous.

    • Mitchell: Never underestimate your audience. They're generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.

    • Young Teal'c: Yo, dawg, why'd you do that for? Young Mitchell: Dude, that hot chick was so totally a Goa'uld. Young Teal'c: Duh, I was still going to tap that. Young Mitchell: You don't appreciate me, do you? Young Sam: I think you're so totally awesome (kisses young Mitchell) Young Mitchell: That's what I'm talking about. Young Teal'c: (on cell phone) Yo, wonder bread, you got that address figured out yet? Young Daniel: Chill, T. I'm like translating as fast as I can. Young Vala: I'm so sick of being treated like some kind of object to be worshipped. I'm a real person with real feelings. Young Daniel: You know, I don't think Mitchell likes me any more. Young Vala: I'm pregnant.

    • Puppet Hammond: All right, people, we created this multi-billion dollar facility under Cheyenne Mountain so we could use this thing. Anyone knows how?
      (everyone stares)
      Puppet Walter: Uh, sir, we thought you knew.

    • Puppet Daniel: Ooh, what is that?
      Puppet Hammond: The reason you're here, Doctor. This big ring was discovered in the sands of Egypt near Giza.
      Puppet Daniel: Then I was right. The Pyramids really were landing sites for interplanetary starships that enslaved primitive populations by posing as their gods.
      Puppet Hammond: Well, we found a ring in the sand.

    • Puppet Hammond: And now what this team needs is a leader, someone who will laugh in the face of his enemy even when it's inappropriate. Colonel Jack O'Neill.
      Puppet Jack: I told you I retired.
      Puppet Hammond: Oh. I thought you said you were tired.
      Puppet Jack: Well, as a matter of fact I am a little… tired.

    • Sam: (in the shower) Sir. Are you there?
      (long pause)
      Invisible Jack: Nope.

    • Mitchell: Well, you got to open big, catch people's attention. Make them think the whole thing is going to be jam-packed.
      Vala: I love jam. (Mitchell stares) Oh, I get it. It's yet another playful twist on words and all, Earth language.

    • Daniel: I can't believe they made a movie off a show that lasted only three episodes.
      Teal'c: Allegedly it performed well on DVD.

    • Martin: Look, no offense, but zombies have been done to death. No pun intended.

    • Teal'c: I assume I'm staring at you stoically.
      Invisible Jack: Not buying it, eh?
      Teal'c: No. You are most transparent, O'Neill.
      Invisible Jack: Oh, I get it. Good one.
      Teal'c: I can see right through you.
      Invisible Jack: Don't push it.

    • Teal'c: I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.

    • Martin: I'm talking about a twist, something no one's expecting.
      Jack: (walking in to everyone's surprise) You mean something like this?
      Vala: Wow. I don't think anyone'll see that coming.
      Daniel: No, there'll be spoilers.
      Sam: Are you kidding – it'll be in the commercial.

    • Jack: To be honest, I wouldn't mind one last jaunt through the old orifice. (everyone stares) What? We call it that sometimes, don't we? "Orifice."

    • Puppet Hammond: Sergeant, make it spin.
      Puppet Walter: Spin? Sir, it doesn't spin.
      Puppet Hammond: What? It has to spin--it's round. Spinning is so much cooler than not spinning. I'm the general, I want it to spin. Now.

  • Notes

    • Injoke: Mitchell: "Now, how can something work perfectly fine for ten years, then all of a sudden, it doesn't work anymore?" This comment mirrors the disbelief of the show runners that Stargate SG-1 was canceled as it was "no longer working" for the audience, possibly due to the lack of Jack O'Neill. The fact it was Ben Browder saying the line is particularly ironic, since a lot of fans claimed Stargate SG-1 actually ended when Jack left and Cameron took over the unit.

    • Yolanda Reese, the actress who plays the "Carter" character on Wormhole X-treme says during her interview, when talking about what she'll do now, "maybe have a baby," referencing Amanda Tapping's recent pregnancy.

    • This episode was nominated for a Hugo Award for Dramatic Presentation: Short Form.

    • Two of Vala's "proposals" for story ideas use sets from Stargate Atlantis: The Wizard of Oz version uses Atlantis interior sets, and the Farscape version use a Wraith Hive-ship set.

    • Syndication Premiere: October 27, 2007

    • In-Joke After Jack arrives, Martin's phone rings. The ringtone is part of the Wormhole Extreme! theme.

    • This episode first aired in Canada on Thursday, December 7th, 2006.

    • In-Joke: When Martin says "No I'm not using any shots from the series!", this is in reference to the fact that for the first few seasons of SG-1, they repeatedly used shots from the movie, Ra's ship landing on the pyramid on Abydos and the Death Gliders' weapons opening predominantly.

    • When the team goes back to 1969 in the episode "1969," Daniel says that he was four and half years old. Which would make him born in 1965 and in this episode Mitchell says that he wasn't born until a year after, which would be 1970. This would mean Daniel is older then Mitchell when in real life Michael Shanks is the second youngest cast member. Claudia Black being two years younger then Shanks.

    • In-Joke: As Siler is getting thrown across the Gate Room, he says "Why does this always happen to me?" In the series Siler is quite accident prone. However, this is also an in-joke because Dan Shea who plays Siler was Richard Dean Anderson's stunt double for eight years.

    • This 200th episode of "Stargate SG-1" marks the 100th appearance of Gary Jones as Sergeant Walter Harriman.

    • In-Joke: When discussing the scene of the base blowing up, Teal'c says that beaming out in the last second is too convenient, but in the season premiere he was beamed out of an exploding ship in the last second.

    • In the wedding scene, the guy sitting to the right of General Landry (Beau Bridges) is Doug Thar, Stargate SG-1's Air Force advisor. Thar will retire from the Air Force employment at the end of July.

    • In-Joke: When Jack says that going fishing "would be the perfect ending. I mean, after that, anything else would seem pointless", it is a reference to the end of the last episode of season 8--"Moebius"; the last "Jack" episode of SG-1. That episode ends with everyone fishing more or less as shown, though not with Mitchell and Vala, since Mitchell didn't yet exist on the show and Vala was not yet a recurring character.

    • In-Joke: The two characters of Wormhole X-treme were clearly mocking Ben Browder, who replaced Richard Dean Anderson after eight season, and Michael Shanks, who left the show for a season and then returned from the dead.

    • In-Joke: The bit about them finally meeting the Furlings is a reference to the fact that after 10 years the team still hasn't met the Furlings, which were referenced once back in the episode "The Fifth Race," and have never been seen.

    • In-Joke: When Landry says, "I thought it said General on my uniform," it's a riff on Wormhole X-treme. One of the opening lines for the leader of Martin's team is "As a matter of fact it does say Colonel on my uniform."

    • In-Joke: When Martin and the team are arguing over the time it would take them to get to the gate before the planet blew up, Martin states the time could be "38 seconds." The number 38 is a reference to the number of minutes that a wormhole can stay open for and is a well-established, important (if arbitrary) fact in Stargate.

    • Isaac Hayes previously played Tolok in several episodes of Stargate. His "character" here is no relation.

    • In-Joke: Many of the show's crew were guests at the Sam/Jack wedding, including director Andy Mikita and writer Martin Gero.

    • The "Mr. Scott" rip-off was played by Brad Wright, one of the SG-1 creators.

    • The 200th episode was celebrated in same way as the 100th, by breaking from the normal story and doing an episode about Martin and Wormhole X-Treme!.

    • In-Joke: During the wedding sequence, the organ music changes from the traditional bridal march to the Stargate SG-1 theme.

    • Sam says that the bit of Jack making a "surprise" entrance will be in the commercial. It was.

    • Richard Dean Anderson is credited as "Special Appearance by."

    • There are no opening credits and only the episode title is shown without guest stars and initial crew listed. All of the credits are shown at the end over the Wormhole X-Treme! interviews.

    • The episode starts with a "Previously" showing the team meeting the Furlings. No such "Previously" occurred previously.

    • This marks the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1.

  • Allusions

    • Mitchell: Reverse the polarity.
      Mitchell as the Captain gave orders to "reverse the polarity". "Reverse the polarity (of the neutron flow)" is a phrase typically associated with the Third Doctor from Doctor Who, Jon Pertwee, as his way of dealing with technobabble that he was required to speak in that show. Although he only said the full phrase once during his initial tenure. Prior to the return of Doctor Who on television in 2005, Ben Browder was among those asked for his views on that show's return.

    • Marty: Jeopardy plus ticking clock is the E=MC2 of the entertainment business!
      This alludes to the television show 24, which occurs in real time and has a ticking clock.

    • Daniel: You know, if she doesn't show, people are going to think that you and I are...
      Alluding to the wealth of Jack/Daniel pairing fans/fics/ideas in fandom.

    • Mitchell: Engine Room, warp speed!
      This sequence is an allusion to the original Star Trek series. Mitchell is playing Captain James T. Kirk, and on his uniform, similar to the one from the original Star Trek, there's a logo that resembles the Starfleet logo.

    • Martin: Power getting into the flux capacitator.
      The flux capacitator was the mechanism which allowed the Delorean in the Back to the Future movies to achieve time travel.

    • Teal'c: Scene 24.
      This is an in-joke reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail where a specific part of the movie is referred to multiple times as Scene 24.

    • Martin: Maybe we can have Puppet O'Neill jump over a puppet shark on a one-third scale motorcycle!
      This was done in Happy Days by Fonzie but on a pair of water skis instead of his motorcycle as an attempt to get viewers to watch the program again. Now when a program does a major plot twist as a way to get back viewers, it is called "jumping the shark." Jumping the shark is also used to refer to the point at which the quality of a show declines for the remainder of the run.

    • "Previously on..."
      When the Furlings' planet explodes, the style of the explosion (including a "blast ring") is exactly like the oft-maligned planetary/death star explosions in the Star Wars Special Editions.

    • Mitchell: Oh, I'm being Punk'd, aren't I?
      Mitchell says the line Ashton Kutcher says to the week's celebrity prank victim in his reality show Punk'd.

    • Daniel: Who makes a movie out of a series that lasted only 3 episodes?
      This alludes to the television show Firefly which only lasted 11 episodes (14 on DVD) but had through the roof DVD sales, a feature movie Serenity was made.

    • Martin: Piece of advice, if you're going to rip something off, think of something a bit more obscure.
      Vala's third pitch to Martin Lloyd is an allusion to Farscape, where both Claudia Black (Vala) and Ben Browder (Cameron Mitchell) starred. Claudia Black played her regular part as Aeryn Sun but Ben Browder played Stark instead of John Crichton (in this sketch played by Michael Shanks).

    • Furlings
      The furry little Furlings and their forest city are an allusion to the cute and adorable Ewoks in the movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

    • Puppet Sequence
      The "live-action" puppet style parodies the shows of British producer Gerry Anderson in such series as Thunderbirds. Anderson's work has been parodied in previous works such as the movie Team America: World Police and the Angel episode "Smile Time".

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