A man breaks into Jack's house and hold him at gunpoint claiming that Jack ruined his life. Seven years ago he came upon an Ancient artifact at a garage sale that allows him to see all of SG-1's missions.



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Seven years ago Joe Spencer, a small town barber, bought a strange looking stone at a yard sale. Every time he touches the device, he has a vision of the SG-1 team and a mission they've undertaken. Over time, he becomes very involved in what he sees. He tells the stories to family and friends, couching it in terms of a science fiction story he's developed. He even tries to make contact with Jack O'Neill, but with little success. As his obsession with SG-1 grows, his friends become bored with it all and his wife leaves him. With little to lose, he tracks down Jack who seems to know exactly what he's talking about. Written by garykmcd

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


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16 : 9
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The mail carrier logo on his hat and shirt are for "Post Office Delivery" and not USPS. See more »


Joe's employee Gordie mentions that he dropped off an application at the local Piggly Wiggly. There are no Piggly Wigglys in Indiana where the episode is set. See more »


Joe Spencer: And don't worry I wont say a word about your feelings for...
[Lt. Col. Samantha Carter walks in]
Jack O'Neill: shhh
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Features Stargate SG-1: Wormhole X-Treme! (2001) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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Just pure fun!
25 March 2015 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is more a humorous reflection of the series than it is an episode. But I like the fact that it's not a short TV-special or a DVD bonus but a whole episode that (mostly) could happen in the Stargate-Universe. Those of you who are mostly in for the action and story development might skip this one, but you'll miss a lot of fun if you do.

First of all: the Simpsons-Connection! Homers sisters in law (Patty and Selma) are huge MacGyver fans. In return O'Neill is a huge Simpsons fan. In this episode Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson, here Joe Spencer) holds a gun at Richard Dean Anderson (Angus MacGyver, Jack O'Neill) and says "You ruined my life!". Joe even acts a bit like Homer when he gets obsessed with SG-1 and neglects his family and his job. And of course he agrees that Burns might be a Goa'uld.

But mostly I like the humorous comments on the SG-1-series so far. Joe of course "watches" the adventures just as we do and becomes a fan. But none of the stories are interesting enough to be picked up by magazines and his listeners not always like the stories either. One of the best dialogues (shortened): "How many times can these folks save the world from Apophis?" (...) "This story's about Anubis." (...) "What's the diff? (...) It's getting a little repetitive". I just love it when people who normally do a (mostly) serious and very good job (SG-1) show a great sense of humor by making fun of their own show. And do it in an episode that is not "just funny" for its own sake but in most part believable (exceptions: Joe and apparently his wife are told that SG-1 really exists; Jack has for seven years seen images of a barber's life and never mentioned it) and tragic, too. Nice story, great dialogues and great acting, especially Dan Castellaneta. Oh, and for the old footage: it's not as excessive and unnecessary as in "Politics", it mostly fits this story and of course I loved it when Joe sees "Wormhole X-treme" as a "real" TV-show. ("Cancelled after only one episode. Bad ratings")

As I said: you can easily skip this one but I recommend you just sit back and enjoy this excursion, especially since it's nicely placed between (great) episodes full of action and tension. I loved this one.

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