Stargate SG-1

Season 2 Episode 14

Touchstone

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 1998 on Syfy
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SG-1's mission is to return to PX7-941, or Madrona as the inhabitants call it, to study the effects of, and technology behind the "Touchstone" device. However, SG-1 is accused of stealing this artifact by the Madronans. They claim "Touchstone" has been taken by a group of people dressed in SGC uniforms who came and went through the Stargate leaving the inhabitants without any protection from the planet's deteriorating climate. As SG-1 tries to locate the device, they uncover a sinister government agenda.moreless

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Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Tiffany Lyndall-Knight

Tiffany Lyndall-Knight

Princess LaMoor

Guest Star

Conan Graham

Conan Graham

NID Man

Guest Star

Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker

Roham

Guest Star

Tom McBeath

Tom McBeath

Colonel Harry Maybourne

Recurring Role

Eric Breker

Eric Breker

Major Reynolds

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Jack says that the Stargate has "39 little pictures all nicely engraved on it." However, the symbols on the Stargate are raised from its surface, making them embossed, not engraved.

    • At the end of the episode, when the Stargate is activated in the crate (at the landing strip), the hole made by the vortex is wider than the Stargate itself, but the vortex only stretches out as wide as the inside ring of the Gate.

    • Before going to Utah to retrieve the second Stargate, Hammond tells SG-1 not to fire under any circumstances. However, he doesn't mention using the Zats to stun, even though SG-1 ultimately end up carrying them. Had they used the Zats and stunned at least the first three NID agents they found, they wouldn't have been able to escape.

    • Teal'c says that SG-2's point of origin was "galaxies away from Madrona." However, they don't have a ZPM to travel beyond their own galaxy or power the eighth Gate symbol.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hammond: Do we have any ideas what makes it tick?
      Jack: That's why we'd like to go back, sir. Carter wants to get a closer look with her specialized... doohickeys.
      Hammond: "Doohickeys"?
      Jack: I believe that's the technical term, sir.

    • Hammond: (while trying to figure out the second gate's position) We're transporting our people across the galaxy to find something we lost in our own back yard! Incredible!

    • Hammond: (trying to get in touch with the President) No. I need to talk to him now... son, do you know what color this phone is?

    • Jack: Oh sure--we'll just call out an APB for a huge two-story metal ring with 39 little pictures all nicely engraved on it.

    • Jack: Hold it! All right...we came here in peace, we expect to go in one... piece.

    • Maybourne: Teal'c. It's good to see you well.
      Teal'c: In my culture I would be well within my rights to dismember you.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jack: But whoever these dark side guys are, they can do some pretty nasty damage if they figure out how to work this thing.
      This is a reference to the Dark Side Force from the Star Wars universe, which is the object of power for the Sith order. Since then, it has become a colloquialism for someone who has chosen the path of evil.

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