Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 3

The Pegasus Project

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.