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George Wyner as Al Martell
|SG-1 Season 6|
|Season 5||Season 7|
- This episode is part 1 of 2; it is followed by "Unnatural Selection".
A journalist named Julia Donovan gets wind of the project codenamed "Prometheus". Knowing her capabilities, Stargate Command manages to give her a tour of Prometheus, Earth's new ship mixed with Human and Alien technologies. However, Donovan's crew who are in fact rogue NID agents later hijack the ship, demanding the release of Adrian Conrad and Frank Simmons with Jonas and Carter becoming their hostages. It now falls to Jack and Teal'c to find a way to save Carter and Jonas and reclaim control of the Prometheus...
Previously on Stargate SG-1Edit
While going to her car, Major Samantha Carter is stopped by a journalist named Julia Donovan, who questions her about a secret project dubbed "Prometheus." She catches Sam’s attention after brandishing a sample of the metal, Trinium. Carter simply shrugs it off and drives away. Back at Stargate Command, she informs Major General George S. Hammond about the incident. The general reveals their next course of action.
In the meantime, Miss Donovan is contacted by Major Paul Davis, with the intention of stopping the story’s release. However, she couldn’t care less and reasons the story must be big if the military is trying to cover it up. Davis informs Hammond and partners with Carter to go confront Miss Donovan at her network. Although they are able to stop the network from distributing it, she threatens to go to a foreign network. Her producer Al Martell then bargains to get the exclusive rights, and agrees to reveal the source of the information in exchange for allowing Donovan and a camera crew into the facility. The SGC then plans to double-cross her and destroy the video after getting the source.
As agreed upon, Donovan, her producer, and a camera crew are brought to a secret location in the desert. They travel in an elevator down several hundred feet and are confronted with the Prometheus, the first starship of the Air Force. Carter explains the background and technology behind the Prometheus. While Donovan and her producer are led through the ship (where they are also shown the engine room and the hyperspace engine), the camera crew stuns two guards with a Zat'nik'tel and starts to commandeer the ship. Unaware of the camera crew’s duplicity, Carter is unable to contact the bridge and goes to check the situation while Jonas Quinn watches the two reporters. Carter is then attacked by two of the camera crew but is able to escape to a storage room on deck 7, which is then sealed by the intruders. In the meantime, Jonas wants to retake control of the ship, doing anything he can to slow them down, but he and the journalists are stopped by the intruders. The producer reveals himself as an agent working with the camera crew and helps them gain a firm foothold in the ship. The rogue camera crew activates the hyperdrive engines, and Jonas determines they're attempting to overload them in order to create an explosion.
Outside the hangar, Major Davis informs a furious Colonel Jack O'Neill about the situation, when they are contacted by the hijackers. They demand the release and delivery of Frank Simmons and Adrian Conrad. While events transpire outside the ship, Carter is able to contact the outside by modifying some equipment found in the room she's sealed in to create a radio, and devises a plan to sever control of the sub-light engines. Inside the ship, the hijackers threaten to kill their hostages if Jonas doesn't fix the settings vital to hyper drive functions that he modified in his attempts to slow them down. The producer protests the hijackers' callous nature and is swiftly killed. Jonas, to spare further loss of life, submits to their demands. As promised, Adrian Conrad (still controlled by a Goa'uld) and Simmons appear and are brought aboard Prometheus. Simmons takes the bridge and they start the ship, while Carter, after a quite a while, is able to free herself from the storage room using a plasma cutter to cut through a bulkhead. O'Neill and Teal'c plan to get to the ship themselves in a Death Glider.
When the Prometheus has left Earth, Simmons informs the hostages about what will happen now. Carter is finally able to sever the connection to the control relay for the sub-light engines but is then confronted by three of the hijackers, who are quickly immobilized by O'Neill and Teal'c. It's too late as they are unable to stop the ship from entering hyperspace. On the bridge, the Goa'uld attacks the female hijacker, knocking her into a bulkhead. Simmons and the Goa'uld struggle and Simmons manages to shoot Conrad several times, killing the host. The Gou'ald then transfers to Simmons.
O'Neill, Carter and Teal'c arrive at the bridge and find Conrad dead and Simmons missing. they revive the female hijacker, who tells them the hostages are in the supply room on Level 4. Carter stays on the bridge while O'Neill and Teal'c go to free the hostages. While they are working on the door, Simmons, now controlled by the Gou'ald, attacks them. O'Neill succeeds in opening an emergency airlock that blows Simmons into the vacuum of space.
Afterwards, SG-1 interviews the female hijacker, who divulges their original plan, to search for a cache of advanced Gou'ald weaponry. However, the instability of the hyperdrive has sent them off course and the group appears to be lost somewhere in space with no way to get home when an Asgard ship appears. Thor beams onto the bridge. He explains that the Asgard have been monitoring all hyperspace activity around Earth and tracked them and pleads for their help … to defeat the Replicators who have overrun the Asgard homeworld.
1978; Adrian Conrad; Airlock; Alaska; Ancient; Ancient language; Anubis; Area 37-92/NV; Artificial gravity; Asgard; China; Colorado Springs; Control crystal; Death Glider; Denver; E-mail; Fairbanks; Handcuffs; Hyperdrive; Inertial dampener; !nside Access; Joint Chiefs of Staff; Senator Robert Kinsey; Harold Maybourne; Naquadria; Naquadria reactor core; Nevada; New Mexico; NID; Non-disclosure agreement; The Pentagon; Plasma cutter; President of the United States; Prometheus; Replicators; Roswell; Somalia; Sublight engine; Thor's O'Neill; Trinium; Washington D.C.; Zat'nik'tel
Carter: To tell you the truth, sir, I didn't know what to say. She caught me completely off-guard.
Hammond: You did the right thing, Major. Our official policy is to deny everything.
Carter: Unfortunately in this case I don't think it's going to be enough.
Donovan: Al, why are you doing this?
Martell: They're paying me.
Donovan: We're supposed to be friends.
Martell: They're paying me a lot.
Davis: Colonel, you either give me what I need and we make arrangements, or we make a U-turn and I take you right back to your box.
Simmons: Seems to me that you're in a bit of a bind now, aren't you? Fortunately for you, I am willing to board the X-303 in the interest of saving lives. Of course I'm going to need a change of clothes. Something nice.
O'Neill: Okay. Let's go home.
Carter: Well, sir, it's possible that when the hyper-drive was brought online no one fully accounted for the instability of the Naquadria.
O'Neill: Who does?
Carter: Well what I'm saying is, if I don't know where we are, I can't plot a course for home.
Carter: Sir, based on the amount of time we spent in hyperspace, I'd estimate we're at least twelve hundred light years from Earth.
O'Neill: How does that help us?
Carter: Ah, it doesn't.
O'Neill: Can you help us out here?
Thor: It is in fact we who need your help. The Asgard home world has been overrun by replicators. We have need of both you and your ship.
- This is the first episode in which the Prometheus is shown. It was first mentioned in "Redemption, Part 2" but was only referred to as the X-303.
- In this episode Major Samantha Carter is seen driving a silver Volvo S60. A year earlier she drives a silver Volvo P1800.
- Jones states that when the NID was running their offworld op, they found a tablet written in the language of the Ancients describing a cache of advanced weapons and technology in a hidden location, which is possibly a reference to Atlantis or the Clava Thessara Infinitas.
- This is the first episode in which Michael Shanks is credited for providing the voice of Thor.
- Kyle Cassie (Reynolds) previously played Eurondan Soldier in the Stargate SG-1 episode "The Other Side".
- Ian Tracey (Smith) is best known for playing Adam Worth on Sanctuary and Jason Sadler on Continuum.
- Thor informs the crew that the Asgard monitor all hyper space activity in the vicinity of Earth.
- This episode establishes Major Davis first name as Paul.
- When Carter is isolated in the storage room, she goes through equipments and parts. The piece of equipment on the center table is an audio analyser from Hewlett Packard, model HP 8903a. She uses it to communicate with the external crew.
- When Major Samantha Carter is trying to get through the corridor the wind is blowing against her, yet when she opens the hatch door, it swings open against the wind. Additionally, assuming a typical atmosphere of 200 millibars of pure oxygen, the force necessary to close the door would be equal to a weight of close to 9,000 lbs (a mass of nearly 4,000 kg)
- The hatch would have swung open due to the force of air within the compartment she is enterring blasting outward towards the decompressing chamber.
Production Notes Edit
- "The Prometheus owes much to the mother ship from 'Descent' and the partially constructed ship from 'Nightwalkers.'"
(Writer/producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at GateWorld Forums)
- "Richard Dean Anderson was an executive producer on the show and liked to read and provide notes on all of the scripts. I remember getting a script back from him once and Paul being delighted by how much Rick obviously liked it. 'Look at all the check marks!' he pointed out. 'Check marks are bad,' Rob informed him. Oh.
"Well, let's just say this script got A LOT of check marks. Rick greatly objected to the basic premise -- that a group could actually steal an Earth ship. As a result and to spare his character any potential blame, the script was rewritten so that O'Neill wasn't anywhere near the Prometheus when it was taken. So passionate was his opinion that, in the scene in which he dresses someone down [Major Davis] for allowing the ship to get grabbed, I swore he was actually channeling himself."
(Writer/producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
In other languagesEdit
- French: Prométhée (Prometheus)
- Italian: Prometeo (Prometheus)
- Spanish: Prometeo (Prometheus)
- Czech: Prométheus (Prometheus)
- German: Prometheus
- Russian: Прометей (Prometheus)
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