Carter decides to inspire a brilliant but difficult Air Force cadet by introducing her to the SGC program.

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The chief of staff visits SGC and meets Jack, while Daniel is on a mission. Sam is giving a physics lecture at the Airforce Academy, where she meets and is intrigued by the theoretical insight of US Air Force cadet Jennifer Hailey, academically her successor but a pest in terms of conduct and attitude. When Hailey is about to be expelled for violence against another cadet, Sam convinces the Academy and general Hammond to give her a motivating taste of Stargate work. So they join Jack and Teal'c who are on a planet's moon as security escort to three scientists, but soon find a life-form consisting solely of buzzing lights isn't as inoffensive as it sounds. Sam and Haley come up with incompatible theories; time is running out with the fuel for the generator they need for the only known defense, so Jack makes a barely educated gamble... Written by KGF Vissers

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Marks the initial appearance of Bill Dow as Dr. Bill Lee. Bill narrowly misses being killed, but stays around for the rest of the series, spin-offs and movies. See more »

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At a research station set up on a distant moon, Dr. Hamilton and the other scientists follow one of the "light" beings into the forest. A car/minivan can be seen passing behind the 3 actors when they reach the clearing. It's unlikely they brought the vehicle through the Stargate. See more »

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Major Samantha Carter: What were you thinking breaking the nose of an upperclassman like that?
Air Force Cadet Jennifer Hailey: Swing high?
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Hrothgar Matthews, Elisabeth Rosen, Bill Dow
26 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Honestly, my enjoyment of this episode largely rests on the characters played by these three actors who bounce off the rest of the cast perfectly.

Bill Dow a.k.a. Dr. Lee, became a regular fixture on not only this show but on Stargate Atlantis and Stargate universe.

And sadly, Elizabeth Rosen only appears in one other episode, Hrothgar Matthews (who had a cameo as an "Observer" in "Fringe") was never given any other episodes- actually in this episode he is the most irritating character, but that's what makes the show great, the realism of these idiots- like Sen. Kenzie, Col. Mayborn, even Col. Telford in Stargate universe.

Sometimes the characters are complete idiots: dangerous buffoons, and sometimes they have a change of heart like Col. Mayborn and Col. Telford, both of which had remarkable character reversals in the shows that they have been in.

The character of cadet Haley could have been made into something very interesting if she had been given a more reoccurring role in this show, but that did not happen so we have to enjoy the two episodes she did appear in.

As far Carter's Pseudoscience and Technobabble in this episode, it is not any worse than any star trek episode, sometimes very humorous actually.

And, it is good to show that even Samantha Carter can be wrong sometimes, and that she does not have the correct answer all of the time.


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