Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 12

Tangent

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 15, 2000 on Syfy

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  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The bread used for the meal time scene is Sailor Boy Pilot Bread. It's a type of hardtack that is made by a company in Virginia. 98% of the product and shipped and sold to stores/people in the state of Alaska.

    • The craft is traveling at "about a million miles an hour, give or take." At this speed, it would take more than two weeks to reach Jupiter. O'Neill would be dead of dehydration in this time; even after just a few days, he would be incoherent and unable to function.

    • Clearly, Teal'c is the best man to pilot this craft, but why is Jack in there? He has no aircrew wings (which are mandatory, if earned, on every Air Force uniform), but General Hammond has Master Pilot wings on his shirt.

    • In every scene you see the stars passing by, but the speed of the glider is still infinitely small compared to the distance they are from the stars. Therefore the stars should remain stationary, but the scenes would miss the sense of motion. It's like riding a car in a straight line, you won't see the sun pass by. It remains at one point.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: (into radio) Yeah, Flight, Digger One, we read you. We have lost control of the craft to some sort of hidden recall device that apparently the scum-sucking, slimy, snake-ass Apophis installed in his death gliders.

    • T'ealc: If we are to die, we die well.
      Jack: (looks around) We could do better.

    • Teal'c: If I place myself in an extremely deep state of Kelnoreem, my heart-rate will decrease, and our oxygen requirement would be lowered considerably.
      (pause)
      Jack: Who will I talk to?

    • Jack: Uh, Flight, this is Digger One. We have negative... nudging capabilities.

    • Jack: Jacob, is that you?
      Jacob: Yes, it is, Jack. Now do what we tell you.
      Jack: Do you know your ship's bigger than ours?

    • Jacob: I am uniquely qualified to know just how technologically infantile the human race is.
      Sam: Infantile?!
      Jacob: Yes, in comparison with the Goa'uld and Tok'ra, you're very young.
      Sam: (angry) You... you are so...
      Jacob: There's nothing wrong with being young, but you've got to learn to take small steps. You can't just slap a US Air Force sticker on the side of a death glider and call it yours. Advancement like that has to be earned.
      Daniel: Um, aren't the Goa'uld, and the Tok'ra, for that matter, uh... where they are by stealing the technology from other races?
      Sam: Yes!
      Jacob: Yes, but the Tok'ra were flying around in ships like these when most of the people on Earth thought it was flat!

    • Jack: How long will this thing take to get to wherever it's going?
      Teal'c: Assuming this device is programmed to return to Apophis's original home world, several hundred years.
      Jack: Several hundred?
      Teal'c: Years.
      Jack Yeah, just uh... let me do the math on that here. Carry the four...

    • Apophis: (a recorded message) Shol'va! To all those who would turn against their god, know this! For your insolence, you will die in the cold of space. What is rightfully mine will now return to me!
      Jack: Was that who I think it was? And did he just say what I think he said?!
      Teal'c: If you think it was Apophis, and if you think he said the device from which this craft is constructed contains a device designed to return this glider to his home world, then, yes.
      Jack: He also mentioned something about dying...
      Teal'c: In the cold of space.
      Jack: Right! Well, the old boy hasn't lost his touch, has he?

    • Vidrine: What's next?
      Jack: I take second seat for an air-to-air live fire test.
      Hammond: Our SGC control room will serve as Mission Control, sir.
      Vidrine: Light that candle, boys.
      Jack: Yes, sir.
      (Teal'c and Jack head back to the glider)
      Teal'c: Does General Vidrine wish to perform some sort of candle-burning ritual? (pause)
      Jack: Yes, that's it, exactly.

    • (regarding the X-301)
      Vidrine: What makes it fly?
      Sam: It's difficult to explain, sir. The power plant doesn't exert force against gravity so much as take inertia out of the equation. Even pilots are immune to ordinary G-forces. We don't completely understand the physics...
      Vidrine: Major, I'll just accept the fact that it flies!

    • Daniel: We were kinda hoping you could beam them out.
      Jacob Carter: 'Beam them out'? What am I, Scotty?

    • Jack: We didn't spring a leak, but I may have just taken one.

    • Teal'c: There is not much to say. We're brothers.
      Jack: Wow... that's uh...
      Teal'c: Is there anything you wish to say, O'Neill?
      Jack: What could I possibly say after that? Back at ya?

    • Jack: CO2 levels are high... headache... it's bad... send aspirin...

    • Jack: So whadaya say we turn up the heat? It's cold in here!
      Teal'c: I am aware of that.
      Jack: (referring to "Solitudes") You know, I've already done that freezing to death thing, and it's just not as enjoyable as it sounds.

    • (Goa'uld mothership calling on radio)
      Jaffa: Kree tal shal mak! Heru'Ur!
      Daniel: (improvising) Uh.... Mak tal shree!... Lo tak meta satak, Oz!
      Goa'uld voice: Mak tal shree! ... Lo tak meta satak, Oz!
      Jaffa: Mak tal Oz?
      Daniel: Mak tal Oz, kree!
      Goa'uld voice: Mak tal Oz, kree!
      Jaffa: Kal tek shree, tak monak!
      (re-entering the cabin)
      Jacob: Alright, we're almost finished. Sam's just finishing.
      Daniel: That's good, because I don't think they bought my act...
      Jacob: Why? Who did you say you were?
      Daniel: The uh... great and powerful Oz...

    • Vidrine: General Hammond has told me nothing but good things about you.
      Jack: Has he, sir? Well, then I'm sure he's left something out.
      Vidrine: Such as...?

    • Jack: Teal'c... on our six, is that what I think it is?
      Teal'c: If you think it is Earth, you are correct.
      Jack: It's shrinking...

    • Jack: Cheyenne, we have a problem.

    • Vidrine: How does she fly, son?
      Teal'c: (typically deadpan) The vehicle performs well within expected parameters.
      Jack: Woohoo! (everyone stares at Jack) Sorry, sir... I couldn't help but to get caught up in Teal'c's enthusiasm...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Daniel Jackson: The great and powerful Oz.
      Daniel is attempting to bluff his way out of a situation by pretending to be a powerful Goa'uld. This is obviously a reference to The Wizard of Oz.

    • Jack: Cheyenne, we have a problem.
      This is a reference to the Apollo 13 mission, which encountered a life-threatening systems failure. The line here is an allusion to the famous phrase "Houston, we have a problem", which was later used as the tag line for the 1995 film, Apollo 13. However, the original dialogue from astronaut James Lovell was: "Houston, we've had a problem."

    • General Jacob Carter: Beam them out? What am I, Scotty?
      A reference to Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek (1966-69). "Beam me up, Scotty!" was the command that Captain Kirk gave to transporter chief, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, when he needed to get transported back to the ship.

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