Stargate SG-1: Season 8, Episode 8

Covenant (27 Aug. 2004)

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Owner and CEO of Colson Industries declares in a press conference that there is alien life and that he has proof. SGC fails in its attempts to keep him quiet on the battle over the Antarctic. However, they are greatly surprised when the proof he shows the media are not his satellite images, but a living Asgard. Written by trekkie4christ

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Alec Colson, played by Charles Shaughnessy, is taken through the stargate to the Alpha Site. Upon his arrival, he is introduced to a Captain Sheffield. Shaughnessy is perhaps best known to American audiences for playing the role of Max Sheffield on The Nanny (1993). See more »


Alec Colson states that over 2000 lives were lost in the supposed meteor shower that took out a US Navy battle group. While literally correct, in actuality the loss would have been over 7,000. The USS Nimitz alone has a crew of over 5,000. See more »


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Book Burnings Now Make Sense
19 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's more like DVD, VHS burnings, and digital wipes, but it makes sense that people burn media. The best we can hope for with this episode is that we discover an Asgard-like race. When they're about to explode their planet, we send all the copies of this episode to that planet. We wipe any digital copies. Then the episode can blow up with the dying alien race.

Rich guy has evidence of Anubis' attack. Rich guy threatens to release evidence to the public. The U.S. government first tries to discredit rich guy, then appeals to rich guy to keep the secret.

Meanwhile, the TRUUUUUUUUUUUST tries to kill rich guy and gets to his best friend, Brian. Brian cooks the books to discredit rich guy. Brian kills himself. Government spirits Rich guy off to the Alpha site to help with research.

Rich guy is a rich guy's PR team's version of a rich guy. He's pure as the driven snow. The episode would have been somewhat watchable if Rich Guy had been more realistic: maybe walking a few fine lines, then having the TRUUUUUUUUUUUST use that line walking against him.

Seems the Stargate franchise minds were all occupied with Atlantis. Whoever was still working on SG-1 didn't seem to like SG-1. Add what appears to be a limited budget - maybe all the money was now going to make Atlantis look good. The result is lots of Earth bound drivel. This episode even used an Atlantis set for Rich Guy's office.

Skip it if you value your sanity.

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