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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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13 February 2004 (USA)  »

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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. (Actually, Dixon identifies himself as SG-niner, which seems to be shorthand for the commander of the SG team. It's akin to Admiral Adama identifying himself as Galactica Actual when talking to vipers or the fleet. In a number of episodes, O'Neill identifies himself as SG-1-niner, particularly when there are other SG teams nearby, and similarly refers to other SG team leaders as SG-[whatever]-niner. Since Hammond was talking to Dixon and presumably knew the team of which he was the leader, Dixon did not need to repeat the full team identifier.) See more »


Colonel Dave Dixon: Well, I don't see any indication of anything here.
Cameron Balinsky: Take the usual bet on that, sir?
Colonel Dave Dixon: Sure. Wells?
Senior Airman Simon Wells: Abandoned naquadah mine.
Colonel Dave Dixon: Boring. Good odds. Bosworth?
Senior Airman Jake Bosworth: I'm gonna put my money on trees, sir.
Colonel Dave Dixon: Bosworth's disqualified for being a smart ass. I'll go with two-headed aliens.
Senior Airman Simon Wells: Hostile or friendly, sir?
Colonel Dave Dixon: One head good, one head bad. Balinsky?
Cameron Balinsky: Oh, ruins of an ancient city.
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tantalizingly good
24 September 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

One dreams of that missing STARGATE writer who could have done one final edit of every script, and pushed the series into greatness. This one has the outgoing President commission a documentary made of the SG program. The director (the wonderful Saul Rubinek - UNFORGIVEN, TRUE ROMANCE) is an independent. His work will go into mothballs indefinitely, but he's still given the cold shoulder. Adam Baldwin (FIREFLY) gives a cheeky, satisfying performance as an SG team leader. Robert Picardo (VOYAGER) debuts as Richard Woolsey, who would appear in 34 episodes over three SG series. On a planet where the remains of an ancient city are discovered, the goa'uld attack. There's an extremely-effective fakeout in which you're led to think that Jack has died. Rather than being given some miracle healing or other cliché, we learn that it's Dr. Frazier (Teryl Rothery) who has died...just after she got her first romance of the show, with Saul. This two-parter veers from greatness to clunkiness, but is usually closer to the first. It's surprisingly character-driven, and does a wonderful job capturing moral ambiguity.

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