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
Did You Know?
The title of this episode "2001" and the season 4:16 "2010" (part of the same story arc) are titles of 2 Arthur C. Clarke
novels, both of which were also made into films. See more
In the gate dialling sequence just prior to the ambassador's first excursion off-world, we catch a glimpse of the name patch on Sgt. Walter Harriman's uniform, but it appears he looked in the wrong locker that morning and dressed in someone else's uniform as the name patch reads Norman Davis. See more
Dr. Daniel Jackson
I just hope we don't regret giving them those gate addresses.
Colonel Jack O'Neill
I don't think we will... the first one being a black hole, and all. They get progressively darker after that.
References The Wizard of Oz
Written by Joel Goldsmith
and David Arnold See more