SG-1 makes contact with the Aschen, unaware of that their homeworld is one they were warned previously from the future to be considered off-limits.



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SGC has met the Volians, a simple, peaceful people which trades its agricultural produce with the technologically most advanced Aschen, whose envoy Mollen accepts to negotiate an elaborate treaty aboard one of their amazing ships, which process an entire harvest in a minute, with earth's delegation: presidential ambassador Joseph Faxon, Jack and Sam. Remaining on the Volian planet, Teal'c and Daniel discover the ruins of a suddenly abandoned city, from which Daniel deduces their once advanced civilization and demography were abruptly broken about the time the Volians met the Ashen and received a vaccine from them. In SGC Jack's note from the future warning against the Ashen is found, but the White House and especially ambitious senator Robert Kinsey refuse to listen to any objection to a treaty about joining the Ashen confederation promising valuable technology. Written by KGF Vissers

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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The Series Should Stay as a Sci-Fi Adventure Only
20 December 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While visiting the planet of the Volians that dedicate to agriculture, the SG-1 meets the Aschen that are technologically advanced trading with the Volians. They offer to trade their technology with the Earthlings; in return, they request the presence of a representative to negotiate the location of other Stargates. The SG-1 has a meeting with prominent military and the ambassador Joseph Faxon is assigned to return to the planet with the SG-1. While Faxon, Jack and Samantha have a meeting with the Aschens Borren and Mollen, Daniel an Teal'c snoop around to learn the opinion of the Volians about his commercial partners. Daniel and Teal'c stumbles upon a hole and they find an ancient civilization in ruins buried under the fields. Soon they learn that the Aschen are not what they seem to be and they had destroyed the Volians to use their land for agriculture. Further, they understand why Jack sent a note advising the SGC to never go to the Aschen planet. However their greedy superiors refuse to accept the truth interested in the Aschen's technology.

'2001" could have been a great episode of "Stargate SG-1". However the idea of entwining politics and the United States as the representative of all the people on Earth is ridiculous. The series should stay as a sci-fi adventure only. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "2001"

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