Col. O'Neill is dismissed from the SGC for stealing alien technology, and is subsequently approached to participate in an even more covert Stargate operation.



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While negotiating on the new Tollan home world, SG1 are refused any technical weapons help, so O'Neill steals a defense device. He returns to the SGC and is suspended by Hammond. While on suspension, he is visited by Maybourne and told that there is a team off-world that illegally captures technology for Earth. He offers O'Neill command of this team. O'Neill uses the pretense of retiring off-world to leave through the Stargate. But once off-world, he meets Maybourne's team. Is everything as it appears though? Written by Anonymous

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11 February 2000 (USA)  »

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When Colonel O'Neill sees Major Newman on the Goa'uld communication sphere, he says "Hello, Newman" in a slow and somewhat-sarcastic tone, much like Jerry Seinfeld's greeting to Newman on Seinfeld (1989). See more »


Jack O'Neill: To be fair, General, I did it. Carter and Daniel protested. And Teal'c, well he really didn't say anything but I could tell he was opposed to my actions by the way he cocked his head and sort of raised his eyebrow.
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The original Season 3 North American DVD menu for this episode contains an image of a man dressed in a tribal helmet, and a number of tribal tattoos around his face, neck, chest and arms. However, this character never once appears in the episode, nor anything or anyone like him. See more »


Spoofs Seinfeld (1989) See more »


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Crossing the Line
25 March 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The SG-1 goes to Tollan expecting to negotiate weapon technology to defend Earth from the Goa'uld; however High Chancellor Travel refuses the proposal. The upset Colonel O'Neill decides to steal the defense device that disables weapons. When General Hammond learns about his unethical procedure, he offers Martial Court or early retirement to Jack. He prefers the retirement and soon Jack is approached by Maybourne that invites him to command a rogue team that steals alien technology. O'Neill reaches the rock bottom and accepts the invitation. Soon he meets his team in another planet and they travel to steal an Asgard device. What has happened with Jack?

"Shades of Grey" is a different episode of Stargate SG-1. The nasty Maybourne is really an unethical character. Jack convinces not only Maybourne, but also the viewers with a great performance. The conclusion is funny when he tries to explain Daniel his attitude. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Shades of Grey"

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