In exchange for new tech for the SGC, Warrick Finn asks for their help to win a dangerous spaceship competition.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Golon Jarlath
G. Patrick Currie ...
Eamon (as Patrick Currie)
Terence Kelly ...
Miles Hagan
Allan Lysell ...
Hillary Cooper ...
Colin Murdock ...
Muirios (as Ben Ayres)
Nick Misura ...


The captain of the Serrakin prisoner transport ship Cerberus seeks Major Carter's help in winning a race and offers in exchange full access to their ion engine technology. He further explains that it is not through official channels and that they will only learn what they pick up by helping him tune up his ship. Sam agrees to help and insists upon running the race with him. However, the competition for this race is steep and there is no telling whether the team will be able to surpass their rivals. Written by trekkie4christ

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1 August 2003 (USA)  »

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The image of the planet Hebridan as shown in this episode, is actually an upside down distorted view of Earth, as you can clearly see the Indian peninsula along with Sri Lanka, also on the top right corner you can see the sea between the Iran and Saudi Arabia. See more »


The owner of the Sebrus, Warrick Finn, is a repeat character from a preceding Episode, Forsaken (Season 6, Episode 18). In the earlier episode, his name was Warrick Trevor, not Finn. See more »


Dr. Daniel Jackson: [Major Carter has been invited on a dangerous space race in exchange for alien technology] You really think this is worth it?
Major Samantha Carter: Absolutely!
[pauses packing]
Major Samantha Carter: Why? Don't you?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: N-no-yeah. I just- You just seem unusually... gung-ho.
Major Samantha Carter: "Gung-ho"?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: This is kinda more than about attaining new technology for you, isn't it?
Major Samantha Carter: You mean helping Warrick? He did once risk his life for me.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Yeah, I heard that. I just think that there's something else.
Major Samantha Carter: Look, I know that this could be dangerous. But this is our job, ...
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It's like we're in a completely different show
30 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Stargate has been primarily a sci-fi geeks only show, so when I say that the whole tone of this episode seems awfully out of place most won't get me, but if you step back from this and look at it objectively, things seem to point to stuff more akin to Firefly or Farscape more than Stargate.

We get so many strange right turns in plot that we shouldn't really be happy, like Sam as a gear-head? Other than that one scene where she was tinkering with a motorcycle in the SGC(How'd she get that in there btw, and why?) there's no evidence that she likes speed and thrills, it stinks of forced plot convenience to me.

The 'sport program interludes' that just seemed to be in there to make some sort of social comment on how consumerism 'is evil' and the forced racism problems between the 'pure bloods' and 'half breeds' is bad writing IMO.

The visuals not withstanding, this is a bad episode and something that-when you think about it-just shouldn't work in the Stargate universe(an entire civilisation with ships and weapons comparable to the Gou'ald that weren't wiped out or enslaved, don't buy it).

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