Stargate SG-1

Season 5 Episode 10

2001

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 31, 2001 on Syfy
9.1
out of 10
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253 votes
5

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Episode Summary

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On a agrarian planet, SG-1 meets the Ashen Confederacy, who propose a trade accord with Earth.

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  • Even better than 2010.

    10
    This was a very cool episode. First of all, I did not expect them to mention the Ashen again, but the way did it made it worth it. The way they did not know who they were or what planet they were from. And of course, Daniel almost figured it out on his own. The whole underground civilization was awesome. They often find ruins, but not usually ruins from a civilization as advanced as that one was. And Kinsey is an idiot, but hopefully everyone knew that already. The Ashen try to send a chemical warhead through our gate and he yells at SG-1! Well, at least we know that SG-1 saved the planet again. And it was very exciting, since we knew the Ashen were bad, but none of the characters did, and we just had to wait and see what would happen and how they would find out. Lol, the word 'sterility' will forever remind me of Stargate.moreless
  • A Perfect Pair of Episodes

    10
    The Stargate SG-1 episodes "2001" and "2010" make for a perfect pair of bookends.



    In terms of story structure, 2010 is the setup. 2001 is the payoff.



    What makes these two episodes so perfect, is the stakes. The fate of the human race quite literally hangs in the balance.



    Will the protagonists discover the Aschen's genocidal conspiracy in time?



    The answer to this question propels the story relentlessly forward to its shattering conclusion.



    Superb writing. The writers of these two episodes can be justly proud.moreless
  • 2001...

    10
    This episode is the sequel episode to 2010. It takes place in 2001. Sg1 meets these aliens who intrduces them to this other race known as the Ashen, sound familier? Well it should. Carter meets the ambassitor who is going to help them make an agreement with the ashen. Technology for gate coordinates. daniel and teal'c discover this cavern on the planet and find a newspaper article, but they can't translate this one word. Carter and the ambassitor give them the gate coordinates and find out what the word means-sterilize. This means they know that the ashen will attempt to decrease the worlds population. carter gets back to the SGC and tells them but the ambassitor has been left on the planet and presumibly dead. This was a great episode you have to watch 2010 then this episode to kinda know what's going on. Later...moreless
  • Past of 2010 happening in 2001

    9.1
    Loved that previous storyline with those aliens in 2010 and the whole episode then, this one continued the same storyline from a totally different perspective. Now, Earth has countered those aliens again and it looks like things are going the same way - Carter mets her ambassador, O'Neill is against the treaty and.. earth is falling into the same trap. And Kinsley is there again and it looks like despite the note and warning things are going bad.



    So, I think this episode really had the intense motion - because we knew what the result will be and we know the measure it will happen. It was really exciting, really good episode.moreless
  • good episode....

    8.8
    I really liked the episode 2010 and, when I heard that they were making this episode, I was really excited. The idea was great. SG-1 meets the Ashen on a different planet and race to see if an alliance is worth it. In the end, they find out these people were from the planet that Jack told them never to go to in a note. Anyways, the episode was pretty good. I was expecting more though. It was awesome to see the coralation between 2010 and 2001, like the ambassador and stuff. It was a well written episode that was just good overall. There's no one moment that stands out to me, just the episode as a whole.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Dion Luther

Dion Luther

Molum

Guest Star

Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

Ambassador Joe Faxon

Guest Star

Robert Moloney

Robert Moloney

Borren

Guest Star

Ronny Cox

Ronny Cox

Senator Robert Kinsey

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Rob Lee

Rob Lee

Major Pierce

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • As the Aschen Harvester dials Earth, Carter is able to tell that Earth is the destination by watching the Stargate's chevrons lock on each symbol. If she can do this, she should have been able to determine which planet was the Aschen homeworld when the Harvester dialed that planet earlier. This would have prevented the uncertainty over which planet was the Aschen homeworld and whether it was the one locked out of the SGC computer.

    • Trivia: This episode takes place seven months after "2010."

    • When Jack tells Kinsey that there are two L's in O'Neill, he holds up three fingers.

    • The first shot of SG-1 coming through the gate is a re-use from the season 2 episode "Touchstone." The only problem with doing this is that Carter and O'Neill are carrying MP-5s one moment and P-90's the next. You can also see Daniel's longer hair.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Daniel: I just hope we won't regret giving them those gate addresses.
      Jack: I don't think we will. First one being a black hole, and all... they get progressively darker after that.

    • Kinsey: I swear, O'Neill, there's going to be an investigation into this!
      Jack: Well that'll be fine. O'Neill, two L's!

    • Teal'c: Have you found something, Daniel Jackson?
      Daniel: God, I hope not. Probably though.

    • Borren: I thought I made it clear your weapons were unnecessary.
      Jack: (sarcastically) Oh, I thought you were joking around. You know like, you always do.

    • Daniel: What Jack is trying to say is that if they were excited, they would have never shown it.
      Jack: They don't get excited in general, General. It's like an entire planet of accountants.

    • Hammond: I take it your mission was successful?
      Sam: In one word, sir: yes
      Jack: In two words: yes sir!

    • Ambassador: They made a star? How?
      Sam: Well, theoretically, by increasing the density of a sufficiently massive gas giant until a thermonuclear reaction could take place, in fact Arthur C. Clark -
      Jack: (interrupting) Ambassador, you gotta be careful about the use of the word "how", unless you really wanna know.

    • (arriving on an agrarian planet)
      Ambassador: Hey, it looks just like, uh...
      Jack: Oh yeah, just when you think you're not in Kansas anymore, turns out you are!

    • (discussing the future note)
      Jack: Well, technically I haven't sent it yet. But if I get a chance again I'm sure I'm gonna fill it with a lot more detail.
      Sam: Well, you were probably wanting to limit the causality violation by keeping it simple.
      Jack: (looks at her) I wonder whose idea that was...

    • Teal'c: Senator Kinsey appears most displeased.
      Jack: Yeah, that's a crying shame isn't it?

  • NOTES (5)

    • The alien texts (i.e. the newspaper clipping) are actually written in English. The trick to reading it is to replace each letter with the one that comes right before it in the alphabet. Ex.: The newspaper is called "Uif Mpmjbo Wpjdf" and the headline says "Wbddjof gspn ofxdpnfst dbvtft tufsjmjuw" If you replace the letters, it becomes "The Lolian Voice" and "Vaccine from newcomers causes sterility."

    • When told that the negotiations may take longer, Ashen say that they are patient people, which may be a hint at the plot of "2010", in which the Ashen slowly lowered Earth's population through sterility.

    • Ambassador Joe Faxon, who Carter seems to have a crush on in this episode, was actually her husband in the alternate future of "2010".

    • Carter mentions that the idea of transforming a gas giant to a star has occurred to Arthur C. Clarke, the writer of the novels 2001 and 2010.

    • Syndication airdate: March 23, 2003.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jack: Just when you think you're not in Kansas any more...
      Jack is paraphrasing one of Dorothy's first lines after being transported to the land of Oz in the movie adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.

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