Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Window of Opportunity 

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


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Robin Mossley ... Malikai
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
Dan Shea ... Sgt. Siler
Daniel Bacon ... Technician
Bill Nikolai Bill Nikolai ... Technician Vern Alberts
Cam Cronin Cam Cronin ... Door Airman


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) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Tied with The Lost City: Part 2 for the highest rated episode of the series. 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 »


[repeated lines]
[the time loop resets]
Daniel Jackson: [to Jack O'Neill eating Froot Loops] Anyway, I'm sorry, but that just happens to be how *I* feel about it. What do *you* think?
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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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Groundhog Day but funnier
20 April 2011 | by banterosSee all my reviews

Wow. I am a dedicated SG1 fan and I have recently started watching the DVD's over from Season 1 and can't believe I forgot this episode existed.

This has to be the funniest and most touching episode of SG1 I have ever seen. I don't want to add any spoilers so let me just say that as I watched it I was moved to tears of laughter throughout and even had to replay some scenes just to enjoy them all over again.

O'Neill and Teal'c (and everyone else for that matter) get caught in a time loop that only those two remember. As I was watching I was thinking to myself "Why them? why not the brains of the group?" As the episode unfolds you understand why and hilarity and touching moments ensue.

If you have seen the film "Groundhog Day" then you know the initial setup. This just touched me so much more than the movie. Ten stars.

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