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Window of Opportunity 

Col. O'Neill and Teal'c realize they and their friends are trapped in a time loop.



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Colonel Jack O'Neill and Teal'c have a recurring case of déja-vu, but it's much worse, they really recall what happened ten hours ago on SG-1's mission to a planet where a device at an altar near its Stargate throws them back in time, yet neither Daniel nor Sam recollect anything so the SGC refuses to believe them, they're tested, found medically okay, the general calls the mission off when Sam feels it might actually be some time-distortion, but that doesn't work. They learn to be more convincing, so they can go to the planet, but there a certain that Malakai proves a problem. Their only hope is to help Daniel decipher the inscriptions on pictures of the altar over many, many time-loops, after Sam helps them make sense of what must be happening; meanwhile Daniel gives them the naughty idea they can get away with pretty much any pranking, as everything reverts to normal unharmed anyhow... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The book, "Latin for the Novice" that Jack reads when helping to translate the text on the altar is written by Joseph Mallozzi, PhD. Joseph Mallozzi is a writer and producer for Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »


While playing golf through an active Stargate, Jack asks Teal'c how far away the planet on the other end is; Teal'c says "several billion miles." Given that one light-year is approximately 6 trillion miles, and the closest star-system is 4.5 light-years from Sol, Teal'c is off by several orders of magnitude. This is mostly likely due to Teal'c having no working knowledge of astronomy and thus, he was probably unaware of the true scale of interstellar distances. See more »


Colonel: [stuck in a timeloop] If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it.
[Teal'c looks questioningly at him]
Colonel: Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!
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References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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18 February 2013 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

(EN) This episode could have been written by an "Farscape"-Author, because this time the fun is in priority. And it's not taken all too serious. But i – as an Farscape-fan, of course – really liked that. So far (i watched till this episode) this is the best episode for me, surpassing "Learning curve" and "The other side" which i rated each 8/10.

(DE) Diese Folge Könnte Von Einem Farscapeautor Stammen, Weil Diesmal Der Spaß Im Vordergrund Steht Und Nicht Alles so Ernst Genommen Wird. Das hat Mir Als Farscapefan Natürlich Sehr Gefallen. Bisher is Das die Beste Folge Für Mich, Und Zwar Noch Vor „Die Lektion Der Orbaner" Und „Die Andere Seite Der Medaille" Welche Ich Jeweils Ne 8er-Bewertung Verpasste. (Großschreibung Wegen Fremdsprachenblockierung Von IMDb! TAKE THAT BITCHES!)

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