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Heroes: Part 1 

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The president has asked a documentarian to SGC to create a film about its operations. His arrival is unwelcome to most and he begins to clash with the base personnel. Nevertheless, he ... See full summary »


Andy Mikita


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Saul Rubinek ... Emmett Bregman
Mitchell Kosterman ... Colonel Tom Rundell
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
David Lewis ... Cameron Balinsky
Tobias Slezak Tobias Slezak ... Tech Sergeant Dale James
Christopher Redman ... Airman Shep Wickenhouse
Adam Baldwin ... Colonel Dave Dixon
Ronny Cox ... Senator Robert Kinsey
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
Julius Chapple Julius Chapple ... Senior Airman Simon Wells


The president has asked a documentarian to SGC to create a film about its operations. His arrival is unwelcome to most and he begins to clash with the base personnel. Nevertheless, he conducts his interviews with SG-1 and the scientists in the employ of SGC. Meanwhile, an off-world SG team finds the remains of an Ancient city. Written by trekkie4christ

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This was not originally written as a 2 part episode, but after filming the dialog the story would not fit into a single episode. It was turned into a 2 part by filming two additional scenes and using some extended action sequences. See more »


When researching the alien probe, Major Carter states "SG-13 really kicked the crap out of this thing." Later when requesting backup Colonel Dixon identifies his team as SG-9. (Actually, Dixon identifies himself as SG-niner, which seems to be shorthand for the commander of the SG team. It's akin to Admiral Adama identifying himself as Galactica Actual when talking to vipers or the fleet. In a number of episodes, O'Neill identifies himself as SG-1-niner, particularly when there are other SG teams nearby, and similarly refers to other SG team leaders as SG-[whatever]-niner. Since Hammond was talking to Dixon and presumably knew the team of which he was the leader, Dixon did not need to repeat the full team identifier.) See more »


Colonel Tom Rundell: Maybe it's my opinion, but it seems to me throughout history the best documentaries have taken a, you know, cinema verité approach...
Emmett Bregman: Yeah, yeah cinema verité...
Colonel Tom Rundell: Letting the subject tell its own story.
Emmett Bregman: Yeah, tell you what, Tom? I think that that's probably a very interesting point of view, and, uh, mostly if not totally crap, especially in a situation like this. You know, if this story was going to tell itself, you know what? Then there'd be Stargate updates on the nightly news! You do have a ...
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References Survivor (2000) See more »


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A great adventure
11 July 2020 | by cyberdud707See all my reviews

This 2 parter always brings tears to my eyes. Since the military runs it its very political, this episode is about the men and women that give the common fokes their rights and freedoms whether its fighting tyrants on earth or tyrants in space it has the same meaning. This is a shout-out to the US military thank you for your sacrifice.

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13 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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