Stargate SG-1

Season 8 Episode 8

Covenant

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 27, 2004 on Syfy
8.5
out of 10
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A rich industrialist has evidence to prove that there is alien life on other planets and gives the governments of the world 24 hours to reveal the truth or he's revealing it. The Air Force tries to discredit him. Then Carter is given the job to tell him about the Stargate and the Goa'uld to try to convince him that the world doesn't need to know. The Trust also tries to silence him.moreless

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  • Howard Hughes debuts

    9.0
    An aerospace tycoon modeled after Howard Hughes connects the dots and threatens to reveal the truth about Stargate to the world.



    The arguments he gives for full disclosure are absolutely irrefutable.



    The writers of this episode essentially concede this point when they resolve the story by making it necessary for him to disappear.
  • The truth has habit to reveal itself

    8.5
    This was great episode. First it looked so much - maybe the revelation of SGC program but instead it offered so much else. I really adored it. The action, excitement, conspiracy theory. It was magnificent.



    Also, little humorous moments like Thor on Tv.. ok..when the cloned Asgard walked out of the room - it was shocker. I was like. And when Colson was showing Sam and Daniel those images of the battle. It was.. this episode really showed the response of that kind of knowledge. Where it will lead and there were some tragic on it. And Trust.. how they always manage to get involved.



    It was huge episode, a much different than usual but on the scale - huge.moreless
  • Pretty good...

    8.6
    This guy says that he has proof that aliens exist. He even has pictures from the batttle in Antartica. On live news he brings out an asguard. But it turns out that it was cloned one. carter is ordered to tell him about every thing and she does. She even takes him to the Alpha site and they fly in one of the F-302s. It turns out he is being targeted by the Trust. Even though this episode aired out of order it was still very good. So far season 8 is full of earth based episodes and I really like that because the earth based ones are some of the best. Later...moreless
  • Found really boring...Not much exciting stuff.

    6.7
    This episode was good, but not great. It's just about a guy, named Alex, who is going to tell everyone the truth and what on earth the SGC is going to do to stop him. He makes an asgard out of DNA but it is just an empty shell. Then his friend tells him that the trust are after him. This is the only cool part, you get to learn a little, not much, bit more about the trust. The SGC tries to tell Alex that telling people will just upset them and set them into a frenzy. He doesn't listen and intends to go ahead with his plan. His friend stops him and tells him about the trust. Alex's friend sort of goes crazy and then hangs himself. Alex is relocated to earth's alpha site because he needs to get away. Basically that sums it up, like I said, not that interesting.moreless
  • not my favorite story line...

    7.0
    A man comes forward with evidence of the attack of Anubis and he has a cloned asgard to prove it. Sam and Daniel have to convince him not to go forward with the information, but they end up hiding him off world. Anyways, I'm not too fond of this story line. It's been done a couple times and it's just not interesting. I've always wanted to see what would happen if the stargate was revealed to the public, but it didn't happen in this episode. Anyways, the episode was better than I thought it would be, but it was still slow and I didn't like the story.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Charles Shaughnessy

Charles Shaughnessy

Alec Colson

Guest Star

Tom O'Brien

Tom O'Brien

Brian Vogler

Guest Star

Kendall Cross

Kendall Cross

Julia Donovan

Guest Star

Morris Chapdelaine

Morris Chapdelaine

Colson's Asgard/Thor Puppeteer

Recurring Role

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Thor (voice)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: At about 7 minutes and 10 seconds into the episode, after Sam and Daniel enter Colson's office, Colson walks to a monitor. On the wall to the right, you will see a picture on the wall behind him that bears a resemblance to the Stargate. It comes into closer view behind him at about 7 minutes, 15 seconds into the episode.

    • It's not within the powers of the President to stop trading on the stock exchange. When Sam and Colson return from the Alpha site, Daniel tells Colson that the President stopped trading for Colson's shares and that the market fell 500 points. Also, after the last major stock market crash, 'bumpers' were put in place that would automatically stop trading if the market fell about 250 - giving it about a 1/2 hour pause before trading resumes and if the market continued falling, to stop trading for the day.

    • Trivia: Chronologically, this episode takes place five months since the battle over Antarctica (in "Lost City", pt. 2).

    • Trivia: It is confirmed here that Kinsey is no longer Vice-President.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Sam: Colson developed the Multi-Engine-Control-Sytem for the F-302s, Colson didn't know what they were for, of course, but he's brilliant.
      Jack: He's also a little nuts, isn't he?
      Sam: You've test-flown experimental aircraft...
      Daniel: We all go through the gate...
      Jack: This isn't about us.

    • Jack: All right, see if he can be convinced not to go public.
      Daniel: Without actually telling him anything?
      Jack: Right.

    • Vogler: Alec, they tried to kill us!
      Colson: That works in our favor.
      Vogler: Dying doesn't work in our favor!

    • Thor: Greetings, people of Earth.

    • Jack: How about a new hyper-drive for the Prometheus?
      Thor: That is something I must discuss with the Asgard High Council.
      Jack: Come on, Thor, you said you wanted to get something nice for the President...

  • NOTES (4)

    • The Colson Industries logo is based on a inverted and upside down version of the Sci-Fi logo.

    • Injoke: Alec is introduced to a character named "Shefield" when he goes off-world. Charles Shaughnessy, the actor who plays Alec, also played a character named Maxwell Sheffield on The Nanny.

    • Since this episode was supposed to air before "Affinity", there is a bit of dialogue added of Sam telling Colson about the Trust before Vogler confesses, even though in the original script when this was to air before "Affinity", no such dialogue was included.

    • The original character name of Alec Colson was Andrew Colson. This was also the name of a character in the pilot episode of 'MacGyver', which of course also starred Richard Dean Anderson. Colson was played by Dana Elcar, who would play Peter Thornton, MacGyver's boss, on the series.

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