Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 3

The Pegasus Project

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 28, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Daniel and Vala travel to Atlantis in search of Merlin's anti-Ori weapon, while Sam, and Mitchell join forces with Dr. McKay to lock out the Ori supergate.

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  • Finally, the Ori get their comeuppance

    The successful destruction of a starship belonging to the long invincible Ori was the most satisfying and cathartic experience yet since the Ori made their first appearance. I only wish they had shown a shot of the Ori on the bridge just as their starship was being destroyed.

    The "backwash" that occurs during the initalization of a Stargate is dangerous. It disintegrates anything in its path. Just how dangerous was underscored in an earlier episode, when a Stargate was used in a funeral ceremony. The body of the deceased was laid on wooden scaffolding positioned in front of the Stargate. The Stargate was initialized and the backwash "cremated" the body and even the upper portion of the scaffolding.

    Teal'c ingeniously uses the Ori's own Supergate to annihilate an attacking Ori starghip. Teal'c uncharacteristically uses his brain instead of his brawn. He uses technology to solve a problem instead of muscle. He does rocket scientist Sam Carter proud.moreless
  • finally to Atlantis, but other than that, boring episode...

    It was great to see the chemistry between the Atlantis cast and the SG-1 cast. It was funny and clever and really made the episode worth watching for me. Other than that, however, it was boreing. The whole point of going to Atlantis seemed farfetched, like the writers just wanted to make an excuse to get the characters of SG-1 to Atlantis. The story/plot was annoying and boreing to me. It seemed like something they've done a hundred times before and it was pointless. However, it still had many good moments and the ancient that helped Daniel was interesting. Overall, an ok episode with good writing but a boring story.moreless
  • Great episode

    For those of you who don't watch Atlantis you finally get to see it.

    I'm suprised it took them so long to show Atlantis in SG-1, seen as the Daedalus has been making regular trips there since the begining of season 2 (Atlantis) and season 9 (SG-1), although I know the Daedalus is never seen in SG-1. It was good to see the Atlantis cast although it was ashame Ronin and Teyla weren't there. Reading some other reviews I saw that some people thought the story was quite weak, I have to disagree. I've found alot of SG-1 very repetative, the amount of alternate reality episodes for example. This episode is different, I thought the story was very original and included alot of humour between the Atlantis and SG-1 casts. All in all I think this is one of the best season 10 episodes and only wish they had visited Atlantis again before the show finally endedmoreless
  • This is the passing of the torch episode for all SG-1 fans mourning the loss of the long running show that we all love so much.

    As a long standing member of the Stargate fanclub from it's inception in the blockbuster movie of 1994, this is quite simply the best episode.

    I have recently embarked upon a nostalgic review of all released Stargate episodes since season 1 of Atlantis. This has refreshed my memory of the plot developments and contributed to my appreciation of Stargate SG-1 - Season 10 - Episode 3 - The Pegasus Project.

    Most of your favourite characters are there, participating in intergalactic plans that set the tone for the remainder of the last season of SG-1, and the next two seasons of Atlantis.moreless
  • needed to be a two-parter.

    daniel jackson is one of my favourite characters and he is denied a chance to really look around atlantis in this episode. i would have liked to see daniel explore the rest of the city in a second episode of SG1 or even an overlapping episode of SG Atlantis. because for daniel, his goal within the stargate universe is to go to atlantis and stay full time studying the databases.

    One good thing about this is that the atlantis crew and the SG1 crew interacted really well and fans of SG Atlantis shouldnt be worried about an invasion of SG1 personnel because for me daniel is the only one with a reason to go to atlantis and i hope to see it happen.moreless
Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala Mal Doran

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Torri Higginson

Torri Higginson

Dr. Elizabeth Weir

Guest Star

David Nykl

David Nykl

Dr. Radek Zelenka

Guest Star

Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard

Guest Star

Matthew Glave

Matthew Glave

Colonel Paul Emerson

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Morgan tells Daniel, Vala, and Elizabeth that the first human to step foot on Atlantis after the evacuation was Doctor Elizabeth Weir. Elizabeth wasn't the first person to step foot on Atlantis after the evacuation (although she appeared on Atlantis before the evacuation). Colonel Marshall Sumner was the first one to step through the wormhole to Atlantis in "Rising," then three security forces enlisted personnel, and then Elizabeth.

    • When John (Joe Flanigan) and Cam (Ben Browder) are talking and John comments that they "just painted" John's comment is, in fact, true to life. Over the hiatus the Atlantis set was redone and painted a different color than it had been in season 1

    • Dr. Weir at one point uses the word "pronunciation", but pronounces it "proNOUNciation."

    • Morgan le Fay told Daniel that some of the Ancients "made their way to the stargate" after returning to Earth from Atlantis. However, since the Ancients returned to Earth through the stargate, they would have had no need to travel anywhere on Earth to then use that stargate to travel to other worlds in the Milky Way; they were already at the stargate.

    • Zelenka first appears in this episode while Daniel, Vala, and Dr. Weir are walking to the hologram room. Vala steals a device from him and he runs after her and grabs it back angrily in the background of what Daniel and Dr. Weir are saying.

    • Castianna and Sahal (Taoth Vaclarush and Valos Cor) do not follow the Ancient pattern of naming planets. In "The Lost City part 2, Daniel Jackson discovers the syllables in the name of Ancient planets correspond to the 7 coordinates in space to dial the planets themselves.

    • When looking at the accretion-disk of a black hole at a low angle (like in the beginning), gravitational effects from the black hole would cause some major distortion to the appearance, but in this episode it is only depicted as a tilted high-angle view (without these effects).

    • When the time-dilation affects the communication, the voices on both ends turn deeper. But with the gravity-based time-dilation from a black hole, only one end should hear the communication slower (and therefor deeper), the other end should her it faster (and higher). Maybe the producers confused the effect with speed-induced time-dilation, which would affect the signal in both direction in the same way.

    • Supposedly the time dilation is causing the transmitted voices to sound deeper. That's correct, but more accurately the time dilation should cause the voices to be slower. And yet they speak at the same rate in all of their conversations. They could adjust and speed up the conversations automatically...but then the voices wouldn't sound deeper.

    • When Weir dials Earth in order to have the SGC relay a warning to the Odyssey, the gate shield is offline. As this is an outgoing wormhole, there would be no reason to raise the shield. However, when the wormhole is disengaged, the shield is seen to be active.

    • Trivia: This is the first time the SG-1 team visits Atlantis. Daniel Jackson tried three other times but never managed to. However, Teal'c could not join the team as he was setting up another Stargate in the Milky Way galaxy.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Daniel: You're just gonna have to get used to the fact that this is probably gonna take a while.
      Vala: The way you approach things it could take the rest of our lives.
      Daniel: I'm sorry, but we're not going to find the location of this thing by looking under 'w' for weapon.
      Vala: 'P' for planet, then? I'm just saying, ask the question.
      Daniel: Dr. Weir already tried it, it would be a complete waste of time.
      Vala: It would take all of 11 seconds!

    • McKay: What stories? What have you heard?
      Mitchell: Well for starters, that you didn't know the meaning of the word "impossible." And under threat of impending death that you can work absolute miracles.
      McKay: I assume Sheppard told you that.
      Mitchell: Yes he did.
      McKay: Yes, well it's all true but I'm not under the threat of impending death and I don't...
      (Mitchell pulls out a lemon)
      Mitchell: Not yet. Keep it up.

    • Mitchell: Is that thing cool or what?
      McKay: Hmm...
      Mitchell: The black hole.
      McKay: What you're looking at is called the accretion disk. It's matter trapped in the gravity well. You can't actually see the black hole itself.
      Mitchell: ...which is cool.

    • McKay: It'd be like putting together a St. Bernard and a Chihuahua.
      Vala: And the problem with that would be…?
      McKay: Well obviously it's a question of…oh, I see. You're mocking me, aren't you?
      Vala: What? Oh, umm, no, I'm not from Earth. I honestly didn't get the reference.
      McKay: Oh, oh well, they're both dogs…
      Sam: McKay!
      Weir: Colonel Carter, please, continue.
      Sheppard: If he speaks again, I'll shoot him.
      Sam: (mouths) Thank you.

    • McKay: I am just saying the yield calculations can be extremely tricky if not borderline impossible. You may need me.
      Vala: (chuckles) Colonel Carter said as much.
      Sam: Ooh. We weren't going to tell him that.
      McKay smirks)
      Weir: John, do you think you could spare Rodney from your team?
      Sheppard: Hell, you can keep him.
      Mitchell: Nice.

    • Mitchell: I got to tell you, Sheppard, it's a nice place you've got here.
      Sheppard: Thanks. We just painted. Well good luck. Listen, if McKay gives you a hard time, just…
      Mitchell: Shoot him.
      Sheppard: Also he's mortally allergic to citrus.
      Mitchell: Really.
      Sheppard: Keep one (lemon) with me at all times. Just a comfort to know it's there.

    • Daniel: Good luck. I wish I was going with you.
      Mitchell: No you don't.
      Daniel: No I don't.
      Mitchell: This place is Daniel Disneyland.

    • McKay: But, first I want to thank you for being there for me recently in a time of great personal need. Well, actually, you weren't there, I was alone in the dark, but, um, it just seemed like you were.
      Sam: Are you telling me one of your fantasies?
      McKay: No, it was a hallucination. Look, I had a concussion, I was trapped in the back of a sinking jumper, and my mind conjured you up as a means of survival. It's what you would do in my situation. It saved my life.
      Sam: Well, okay, that's sort of nice.
      McKay: Yes it was.
      Sam: Was I naked?
      McKay: Partially...
      Sam: Check my calculations, McKay…

    • Mitchell: Well, it's like my grandma used to say, if at first you don't succeed...
      Sam: Try a larger thermonuclear reaction?
      Mitchell: Her words exactly.

    • (as they approach Atlantis)
      Mitchell: As the lady said, let's take a moment. (Two seconds pass) Okay, moment's over, let's go save the galaxy.

    • (Daniel is asleep)
      Vala: Funny, he doesn't look excited.
      Mitchell: Trust me, like a kid who was up all night on Christmas Eve.
      Vala: I thought we imposed a moratorium on cultural references I wouldn't understand.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Vala: I thought we imposed a moratorium on cultural references I wouldn't understand.
      On Farscape, John Crichton (Ben Browder) would constantly use pop culture references from Earth that only made sense to him. Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) was one of the people who never understood what he was saying.

    • Mitchell: So we slingshot, use the gravity well to accelerate back out.
      The "slingshot" maneuver Col. Mitchell suggests to escape the black hole's gravity is very similar to the maneuver that launched John Crichton, Ben Browder's Farscape character, into a wormhole in the pilot episode of that series.