With a new commander of the SGC comes a new leader of SG-1, Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell, a former fighter pilot who flew an F-302 in the battle over Antarctica. However, he is deterred by the fact that all the other members of SG-1 are leaving for other ventures: Teal'c to manage the Jaffa Nation, Carter to Area 51 for alien R&D, and Dr. Jackson to Atlantis as an Ancient expert. Mitchell endeavors to keep the members of SG-1 for himself, but they are increasingly tough to convince. Written by
Did You Know?
When the character Vala Mal Doran (Claudia Black
) returns, she says something along the lines of, "I know I've never met you before, I would remember if I did," when she first meets Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder
). Claudia Black and Ben Browder previously played the two main roles on Farscape
(1999), which also aired on the Sci Fi Channel. Because of the plot for that particular episode, there are also a few jokes regarding marriage and having children, this is likely also a reference to them, as their characters, John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, eventually got married and had a son in the follow-up mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
(2004). See more
Lt. Col Mitchell was presented the Medal Of Honor in a flashback, but there is no corresponding ribbon on his Class A/B uniform when he introduces himself to General Landry for the first time. Also, there is a tradition where military personnel are strongly encouraged (it is not a law or official military regulation) to render salutes to Medal of Honor recipients, regardless of rank, as a sign of courtesy and of respect, not only for the soldier who received it, but for the award itself, so technically, Landry should have saluted him when he entered Landry's office. See more
Vala Mal Doran
There's nothing I hate more than a bold-faced lie.
Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: Identity
Written by Joel Goldsmith
and David Arnold See more