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Russian Man


Vice President Kinsey briefs Dr. Weir on the Stargate program before her meeting with the president. SG teams 1, 3, and 5 go off-world to attempt the extraction of a newly found Ancient repository device. Upon arriving at the location of the device, SG-1 comes under fire from Goa'uld ships. With no other way to disallow Anubis from claiming the knowledge for himself, Jack submits himself to the dangerous device. Written by trekkie4christ

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12 March 2004 (USA)  »

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When Jack O'Neill says "Now, if you'll excuse me, my favorite television show starts in half an hour." he refers not to the Simpsons this time but (of course) to Stargate SG-1 since the original broadcasting of this episode on Sci-Fi-Channel 12-Mar-04 9 pm was followed by the rerun of the 2nd episode of season 7". See more »


When the AT-4, the tube weapon commonly thought to be a bazooka, is fired at the Goa'uld ships, the Airman running behind would have been thrown back and severely injured, possibly killed, by the back blast of an actual AT-4. See more »


Major Samantha Carter: [Daniel suspects that Jack has just completed a crossword puzzle using the Ancient's language, and Sam is studying it] The clue for 7 down is 'celestial body', and he wrote 'Uma Thurman'.
Colonel Jack O'Neill: [in a content voice, smiling] Yes.
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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He did it again
25 June 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

See what I meant about Inauguration being significant? This episode picks up where Inauguration left, with Hayes (and Kinsey, each with his own agenda) making drastic changes in the SGC organisation. Meanwhile, SG1 is busy messing with alien technology --AGAIN. It was probably very daring to rely so much on an episode that dates back to season 1 (The Fifth Race), but it works very well, and has the additional advantage of sparing us long explanations and developments. And not needing any explanation about what is happening -or going to happen- makes the viewer feel part of the "in" crowd. Nice.

There is a very touching scene when everybody holds a little meeting at Jack's while trying not to dwell on his imminent (and very literal) alienation, even though Hammond's little bombshell soon ruins the mood. I am a bit surprised that nobody reacts more strongly, even though Hammond's replacement is well-chosen, and Hammond himself will not just leave the stage. I mean, last time Hammond retired, O'Neill immediately assumed the worst and held Kinsey at gunpoint!!

So even though this is only a first part and therefore stops right in the middle of things, it does a very good job. First, may I mention that the SFX are really good. Then it's nice to have lots of familiar faces -along with interesting new ones- gather in preparation for the long-awaited confrontation. You really get the feeling that this is not your common Stargate adventure. So: high stakes, a mysterious city, alien technology, some really funny lines, and several good scenes with the whole SG1 team: what's to ask?

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