A solar flare sends SG-1 back in time thirty years to 1969. Captured by military police at Cheyenne Mountain, they escape with the help of a young Hammond and then must find the Stargate so they can return to the present.



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Episode cast overview:
... Colonel Jack O'Neill
... Dr. Daniel Jackson
... Captain Samantha Carter
... Teal'c
... Major General George Hammond
... Michael
... Lieutenant George Hammond
... Jenny
Pamela Perry ... 'Future' Cassandra
... Technician
... Young Catherine Langford
... Major Robert Thornbird
... Sergeant
Efosa Otuomagie ... Security Police


Through a flaw in star-gate travel, SG-1 lands back in Cheyenne mountain in 1969, only Teal'c Zat prevents them from being incinerated by a Titan rocket launch. They are captured by their own US Air Force, and Carter realizes they can't do or say anything for fear of irreparably altering their own future and thus creating an alternative reality. Yet someone at the base finds on the team an anonymous note to help them - it's Lieutenant George S. Hammond, their future general, who wrote it to his past self and succeeds in allowing them to escape and recuperate their belongings during prisoner transport, so they can search a star-gate to return. The only other help the note offers them are two consecutive dates and exact times. Daniel decides their best chance is meeting Catherine Langford, in New York, without telling the truth or getting caught on the way. While they get a ride from gullible hippies, posing as anti-establishment aliens, Carter realizes the nature of the times: ... Written by KGF Vissers

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5 March 1999 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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The disadvantage of filming in British Columbia is that the arid scrub desert of New Mexico looks like a lush coastal taiga forest. See more »


The signs on the highway show SG-1 traveling down East Route 66, but during the first cut to the map it shows them on Interstate 40. See more »


Jack O'Neill: It's true, Michael. We came to Earth to hide among your people a long, long time ago.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: From a galaxy far, far away.
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Wizard of Oz References
17 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

The executive producer, Johathan Glassner, started using 'The Wizard of Oz (1939)' references in a couple of his scripts. Richard Dean Anderson caught onto that and loved it. It became kind of a game for them to see how many Wizard of Oz references they could stick into the scripts.

They used a Wizard of Oz reference in Season 2, Episode 11: 'The Tok'ra - Part 1' when Jack O'Neil comes out of the Stargate and says 'Ah, where's that yellow brick road when you need it eh Dorothy?' Then another one shows up in Season 2, Episode 21 '1969' with Jack saying "Auntie Em, Auntie Em".

As you watch (or re-watch) the series, try to see how many Wizard of Oz reference you can find.

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