Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 13

Ripple Effect

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 20, 2006 on Syfy
9.1
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Alternate realities coming together at Stargate Command create alternate versions of SG-1 and some of their fallen allies.

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  • only one thing was missing

    9.0
    i was very disappointed when watching this episode that there was no "reverse gender" team, meaning sam carter was a male and mitchell, daniel, and teal'c were all female, i think that one thing would have the entire episode an instant classic and would have been right in line with the series' sense of humour
  • Very fun to watch, but not perfect.

    9.6
    I did enjoy this episode, it was a good idea, and I loved seeing all the old characters, especially Martouf ;). The one thing that bugged me most about this episode though, was the fact that another version of our heroes was so bad. I didnt like that I dea at all. I cant imagine SG-1 from anywhere, ever doing what that team was trying to do, it was terrible! But it was still interesting and exciting and gets 9.6 from me.moreless
  • One of the funniest episodes of SG-1 ever!

    10
    Ripple Effect is one of the funniest episodes of SG-1 ever.



    The shot with a room full of Sam Carters from parallel universes "hanging out" with each other had me in stitches.



    If a room full of scientific geniuses like Sam Carter can't find the answer, then there is no answer to be found.



    The humor was low keyed, understated, dead pan, yet rofl hilarious.
  • Episode pitch: The universe is in trouble so it is SG1, SG1, SG1,....SG1, and SG1 to the rescue

    10
    Talk about your out of body experiences while still being in your body.



    SG1 teams from all over the multi-verse (see the episode for an explaination) and converging on our own SGC as if it is the "Grand Central Station of the Cosmos"



    The last time they actually give you a specific count of the number of teams, there are 16.



    Once scene is beautiful with an entire room full of Carters working on the problem.



    In a touching moment Dr Frasier shows up with one of the alternate SG1 teams as a member.



    This episode is well worth wathcing.moreless
  • Ripple Effect is the best ep. this season by a long shot.

    10
    Ripple Effect is a return to what we love about SG-1. A lot of this season has been caught up in the Ori story arc. This ep. takes us back to the roots of SG-1 with inter-reality peril, great one-liners, cool plot twists, and the return of some of the series' most beloved charactors. (Why did they kill of Janet Fraser to begin with!?!)



    The only thing missing from this episode was voiced best by Daniel just before the SG-1's left earth. When the Asgard emmisary disappears Daniel mutters "I miss Thor." I agree. When is he gonna get his skinny gray butt back to Earth?



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Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

Major General Henry "Hank" Landry

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Paul Hooson

Paul Hooson

Kavasir (puppeteer)

Guest Star

Nicholas Podbery

Nicholas Podbery

Kavasir (puppeteer)

Guest Star

Morris Chapdelaine

Morris Chapdelaine

Kvasir (puppeteer)

Guest Star

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

J.R. Bourne

J.R. Bourne

Martouf/Lantash

Recurring Role

Bill Dow

Bill Dow

Dr. Lee

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Trivia: One of the alternate SG-1 teams had Cameron Mitchell leading a team with three Sodan warriors. They are wearing the armbands from the episode "Upgrades."

    • Trivia: When Dr. Lee is telling Carter about the point of convergence, an alternate Carter is seen behind him eating blue jell-o and wearing glasses. This Carter is similar to the one in the Season 8 episode; "Moebius," where SG-1 alters the timeline attempting to get a ZPM.

    • Carter states that gate travel is on average 0.3 seconds. However, the shortest gate travel visuals have been a few seconds at the least, and when they've tracked an object's movements through the wormhole, it took much longer than 0.3 seconds.

    • Differences in the universes
      Bra'tac is the leader of the Jaffa
      Carter is married and pregnant in at least one of them.
      The Ori created a second beachhead, then destroyed most of the Jaffa strongholds.

    • Why did everyone in the control room look so shocked when the second alternate SG-1 walked through the gate, especially after hearing alternate Mitchell-2 on the radio?

    • Why didn't anyone react to the fact that the alternate SG-1 was wearing completely different uniforms (complete with the SGC insignia) from what they were wearing when they left for the mission when they first stepped through the gate (and afterwards)?

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Daniel-2: (entering the bridge on the Prometheus) Where's the crew?
      Mitchell: You're looking at it.
      Teal'c: Given the dangers we may face, it was decided that we would proceed alone.
      Mitchell-2: So if this plan goes FUBAR we're the only ones who go down with the ship?
      Daniel: Well, there's plenty more where we came from, right?

    • Landry: You're telling me, they planned this from the get-go?
      Mitchell: Yes, sir, that counts from the boom you heard and the extra energy signature the gate diagnostic picked up in the first matter stream. They opened a wormhole through the black hole and then blasted a bridge into this universe. (to Teal'C) Isn't that how Carter described it? (to Landry) I don'T know, I just remember wormhole - black hole - blast.

    • Kavasir: I will need the weapon back once your work here is completed. It is, after all, only on loan to you. Temporarily.
      Carter: I know! You'll get it back when we're done.

    • Mitchell: So I'm guessing this almost feels like home, doesn't it?
      Daniel-2: Almost like home...but...if it was home...I'd be sitting where you're sitting and you'd be sitting here telling me I'd love to help you but I have no idea what's going on.
      Mitchell: I'm thinking one of two possible scenarios. A, Carter's right and you're from an alternate universe in which case we'll do everything we can to get you back home. Or B, you're not who you say you are. In which case we need to find out what you're really after.
      Daniel-2: Actually there's a third scenario. C, you're not who you say you are and it's up to us to find out what you're after.

    • Daniel: Okay, so let's say we accept the possibility that this is a alternate SG-1 from a parallel universe... how did they get here?
      (everyone stares at Carter)
      Carter: I got nothing...
      (everyone continues to stare)
      Carter: ...yet!

    • Mitchell: Did she just say we?
      Sam: Pardon?
      Daniel: You just said we. You just said we?
      Sam: Me and…myself. The other Samantha Carter.
      Mitchell: Finally you found someone to keep up with you, huh?
      Sam: Yep.

    • Mitchell: One more stupid question. (Landry glares) Yours was fine – mine is stupid.

    • Kavasir: The perilous nature of this mission should not be taken lightly. There is a chance the Prometheus may not survive this voyage. But courage and a steadfast resolve will prove the most valuable asset in this undertaking. Well, good luck to you. (beams out)
      Daniel: I miss Thor.

    • Daniel-2: Wouldn't it have been easier to zat (Mitchell)?
      Teal'c-2: Easier yes, but far less gratifying.
      Mitchell-2: Did he just insult me?

    • Landry: I am not about to turn this base into the Grand Central Station of the multiverse.

    • Mitchell-2: Now let me get this straight: we figured that you guys would try to escape, and we set this trap for you... not realising that you'd figure out that we'd figure you out and you set your own.
      Teal'c: (looking smug) Indeed.

    • Mitchell: I read the mission reports on the Asgard...they're not what I expected.
      Sam: What were you expecting?
      Mitchell: Well, pants for one.

    • Mitchell: So you're saying that somewhere in an alternate universe I got to second base with Amy Vandenburg?
      Sam: Theoretically...yes.
      Mitchell: Boggles the mind, don't it?

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Mitchell: You don't have beards so you're not from the evil twin universe.
      This is a reference to the "Mirror, Mirror" episode from the original Star Trek series. Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura enter an alternate universe where the Federation is evil and warlike. The "evil" Spock has a goatee. The "evil selves have beards" continued on into other Trek franchies mirror-universe episodes, and even shows like South Park.

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