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Dr. Lee is adapting a virtual reality chair for use as a training device. Teal'c thinks its current scenario is all too easy and agrees to work with them to make it more realistic. He enters the game scenario and is quickly "killed" at which point the chair shocks him. Lee says it must be part of its basic construct. As the scenario resets - it's an invasion of SGC by Goa'uld - Teal'c is repeatedly killed and shocked putting him in danger. The computer program is set up to learn after each scenario and the challenge for Teal'c increases at every turn. Daniel volunteers to enter the game as well to see if together they can find a way out. Written by garykmcd

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13 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Carter asks Teal'c if he has ever played Doom. He replies, "I play Def Jam Vendetta (2003)," for which Christopher Judge (Teal'c) supplies the voice of the main villain of the game, D-Mob. See more »


When Teal'c goes into the armory for the first time, the label on the door has it spelled "Armoury". The USAF would spell words, on their doors, in their bases, using American English not Canadian English. See more »


Dr. Bill Lee: We've been working on this chair for two years to make it a viable virtual reality training tool for SGC personnel.
Teal'c: You have failed.
Jack O'Neill: He's nothing if not honest.
Dr. Bill Lee: Well, I mean - I mean, maybe we could, er, it could use a little more work but...
Jack O'Neill: Can you make it harder... more difficult?
Dr. Bill Lee: Well, I mean, we can input, uh, the parameters for different scenarios, but the vast majority of the simulation array comes from the mind of the user. It- The programming is actually built by interfacing memories ...
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The Video Game is Cheating?
18 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally gave this a higher rating, but on further review had to lower the rating.

Teal'c is stuck inside a training simulation that learns from him. The darn thing even cheats. The in game deaths are stressing his body to the point of death! What's going on?

Eh, who cares?

The basic premise is that the simulation is learning from Teal'c from two years ago. That Teal'c wouldn't give up, but deep down he didn't believe they could defeat the Goa'uld. In other words, his faith was shaken.

That makes no sense. Teal'c joining SG-1 was an act of faith that O'Neill and the Tau'ri could defeat the Goa'uld. Everything he did was based on that belief. Now this episode suggests Teal'c really didn't have that faith.


He won't give up. But he knows he can't win. Then he gives up. The people who made SG-1 twisted themselves, and the Teal'c character, into knots for this story.

This story does nothing to advance the overall SG-1 story or any of the characters.

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