While collecting artifacts on a distant planet, Daniel Jackson is knocked out after touching a mirror-like object. He awakens in the same room but is unable to locate the other members of SG-1. Assuming that they left without him, he dials up his return home but gets there to find that he is in a different reality. In this world, General Jack O'Neill and Catherine Langford are in charge of the Stargate program; Hammond is a Colonel reporting to O'Neill; and Sam Carter is a civilian scientist working on the project (and also engaged to O'Neill). More importantly, Earth is under attack from the Goa'uld who have already killed over 1 billion people. Carter believes that somehow, Jackson is from a parallel dimension. When Jackson learns the point of origin of the Goa'uld attack, he wants to return to his own universe, believing that his Earth will be similarly attacked. Written by
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This ep (teleplay by Bobby Cooper, later producer) is loaded with plot points for later eps. It marks the first time the following major points are referred to: 1. alternate/parallel universes; 2. 38 min time limit for keeping the gate open; 3. Mention/use of a Beta site; 4. parallel universes with different team members of SG-1; 5. Teal'c deciding to leave SG-1; 6. Alternate Sam with long hair; 7. SG-1 travel aboard Gou'ald space ship; 8. first time to show interior of gou'ald space ship; 9. first time to show stargate operating on spaceship; 10. first to show a mechanism to control spaceship (although changed in other ships); 11. first to show death gliders; 12. first to show planetary invasion using gou'ald ships; 13. first to reference Sam speeding up dialing process for Earth gate; 14. first to reference self destruct in response to gou'ald invasion; 15. first time to show Daniel Jackson looking himself up in alternate dimension/time-line; 16. first time to show SG-1 risking courts martial and disobeying a direct order; 17. first to show gou'ald two-way communication sphere; and 18. first to make explicit reference to Sam and Jack's romance, even if only in alternate dimension. There are undoubtedly others. See more
Daniel puts his video recorder on the table in the "lab" so he can take off his
back pack. He then starts stuffing artifacts into his backpack. Before he picks up the second artifact, we can see the recorder on the table, along with another artifact. The camera pans up to Daniel stuffing his backpack, then back to the table where the artifact and the recorder are gone. See more
I surrender! I have information that can help Apophis! There is technology he will want to know about! This is a remote control to an interdimensional portal. I can tell Apophis how to find it!
[pulling out a grenade
Thank you. Oh yeah. I also wish to blow us all to hell.
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