The president has asked a documentarian to SGC to create a film about its operations. His arrival is unwelcome to most and he begins to clash with the base personnel. Nevertheless, he ... See full summary »

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The president has asked a documentarian to SGC to create a film about its operations. His arrival is unwelcome to most and he begins to clash with the base personnel. Nevertheless, he conducts his interviews with SG-1 and the scientists in the employ of SGC. Meanwhile, an off-world SG team finds the remains of an Ancient city. Written by trekkie4christ

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When researching the alien probe, Major Carter states "SG-13 really kicked the crap out of this thing." Later when requesting backup Colonel Dixon identifies his team as SG-9. See more »

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Emmett Bregman: Colonel, you know I'm going to get you on camera sooner or later, even if all I get is a series of shots of you avoiding being got.
Colonel Jack O'Neill: Fire away. I hope shots of my
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Colonel Jack O'Neill: serve you well.
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Trick the Characters, Not the Audience
16 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Remember the Empire Strikes back? We, the audience, got a glimpse of Storm Troopers and Darth Vader before the big reveal to Han and the gang. We sat in the theater silently, some not silently, screaming "watch out Han!" We didn't scream "it's a trap" originally, because that came a movie later.

Letting the audience know something the characters don't know creates tension and drama. Tricking the audience, especially if the characters know what's really happening, is a cheap trick. If drama relies on a cheap trick, then the showing is a one trick pony. Watch once, it's good; watch twice, it's crap the second time.

Empire Strikes Back holds up after 2, 5, 10 viewings. This episode, with its cheap trick, barely holds up the first time, especially since anyone paying attention knows O'Neill was shot right in the new protective, anti-staff vest.

On the good side the director of the documentary presents a subtle shift from the smarmy Hollywood guy to the honorable movie maker trying to show heroes in a positive light.

On the whole, this episode doesn't matter in the overall series story arc.


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