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<FONT SIZE=1>EPISODE NUMBER - 406</FONT>
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O'Neill and Teal'c are caught in a time loop in the S.G.C., and must relive the same 10 hours over and over again.

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Kenjin
May 3rd, 2004, 05:47 PM
Hum... what can I say. My favorite ep :)

Dani347
May 3rd, 2004, 08:08 PM
I like this episode. Pre-season 7, I saw no ship. Now, since this season has made everything suspect (for me at least) I just fast forward through that scene, and watch it for the great comedy episode I believe it to be.

dipsofjazz
May 5th, 2004, 03:15 PM
:) This is my favourite episode. I love the comedy and the kiss, but it also has the sad bit near the end. :o

LateFan
May 7th, 2004, 04:31 AM
I would have to say this is my fav ep. The site of Jack and Teal'c chippin' golf balls through the stargate.... hilarious. :D

elhSG1
May 7th, 2004, 05:13 AM
This has got to be the funniest and one of the best episodes I have ever watched. Love the reaction on Jack's face everytime they go back to the beginning.

angsty_otaku
May 7th, 2004, 12:42 PM
this is such a great ep. they had humor running through out the show...jack's face when he saw another bowl of fruitloops in front of him...teal'c slamming the door...the tape recorder idea..."what in my eyes could explain this?"..."maybe he read your report?"..."working on my backswing?"...then the mood change of "i lost my son" that was just wow...and rda's delivery was just perfect. such a great episode :-)

SGSlugger
May 7th, 2004, 12:51 PM
Perhaps my fav episode...season 7 should've had something like this. I hope S8 does.

One of the best parts is when they are hitting golf balls through the gate. Being a golfer I find it particulary amusing. Especially when Jack says some about it being a new record or hitting his ball the farthest ever or something like that.

klae
May 10th, 2004, 10:35 AM
a favorite of mine also. Star Trek has also done the time loop thing, and I thought Stargate's take on it was far superior. Much better comedy, much more fun.

DanielFreak
May 10th, 2004, 12:07 PM
Window of Opportunity is one of my faves to. Which star Trek did the time loop, cause i've seen all the Eps from TNG, DS9 and Voyager.

klae
May 10th, 2004, 01:58 PM
TNG did one where Data, Troi, Dr. Crusher and Riker (and maybe Worf too) are all sitting around playing poker when each loop begins. After a few loops they begin to "know" in advance which cards will be dealt. Sorta cute, but not nearly as fun as Fruit Loops and Teal'c getting bonked in the head!

Champos
May 10th, 2004, 09:34 PM
I thought it was a great episode, but I always wondered what would have happened if Jack or Teal'c had died in one of the loops. Would they have come back in the next loop, or would they just be dead, or would they remember being dead? Lots of possibilities.

nugglebugget
May 11th, 2004, 06:01 AM
This was such a fun ep,I loved it!

The bit at the end where "Jack" convinces "Malachi" that he's just adding to his emotional pain as he could not change the outcome with his late wife & would just be torturing himself with repeatedly enduring her death was so sad.
It made me wonder though.If there was a way of going back in time & preventing "Charlie's" death,how would Jack deal with it.He knows what is out there & eventually it'd come to Earth.Would he be willing to stay with his family & just let somebody else handle it,going against his protective take-charge nature or would he give in and try to be a part of the SGC program{of course he'd have some explaining to do as to how he knew about it in the 1st place}.

I'm sorry to tag such a heavy note to such a light hearted ep,but it made me think more &more as I watched it.Fan-Fic somebody?

Ancient
May 11th, 2004, 07:54 PM
This is the best episode....with the juggling..and the golf..and that kiss go jack go jack...and teal'c slamming that guy with the door oh amazing and the frustration on Dan's face as jack and tealc correct him....Its appeals to the viewer the most because think about it I mean if u could loop for a day and not face consequences that would be a gift to any person you could be anything do anything and then not have to face it the next day......Genius

panzor
May 12th, 2004, 12:17 AM
I will say one thing about this episode,

Right in the middle of my back swing!

That is one Stargate classic moments. :D

LateFan
May 13th, 2004, 04:57 AM
I will say one thing about this episode,

Right in the middle of my back swing!

That is one Stargate classic moments. :D

Indeed. I was literally rolling on the floor laughing at that.

FixxxeR
May 17th, 2004, 02:53 PM
Indeed. I was literally rolling on the floor laughing at that.

Same here, one of my favorites.

KorbenDirewolf
May 17th, 2004, 03:06 PM
I wish they'd make up their mind what kind of series they're making... Are we supposed to take it seriously or as comedy?

bcmilco
May 17th, 2004, 03:12 PM
One of the things I love about Stargate is that they don't always take themselves seriously. I love the fact that they sprinkle humor through out episodes, and even from time to time do a comedy piece.

Specifically to this episode I love that they can take a lite romp of a story and do a 180 and become a serious, pointed piece. It makes the drama stand out all the more for me, because the rest of the story isn't dramtic.

This is one of my favorite episodes. :)

omnian
May 19th, 2004, 02:44 AM
There's one thing I wondered about the synchronised Stargate activation thing......What would have happened if the SGC had dialled one of the Gates that were inside the bubble? Would it work? I wonder what would happen as a result of it if a connection could be made? Maybe I'm just thinking too much...

KorbenDirewolf
May 19th, 2004, 05:30 AM
Umm.. I thought they did? wasn't gate travel limited to the stargates within the bubble?

DanielFreak
May 19th, 2004, 07:22 PM
I would have to say this is one of my fave eps, I loved the kiss, I like how at the end Jack ate Oatmeal insted of fruit loops (which he luvs) and most of all when Jack and Teal'c are playing Golf in the gate room with an open wormhole (how kwool is that), but i was woundering what was on the other side? I mean what if they hit someone or something in the head, we may never know. DF

Andy867
May 19th, 2004, 08:57 PM
Well, technically, it never happened in realtime since everyone within the subspace bubble lost their memory for every loop except O'Neill, Teal'c, and Malakai.

Here are my thoughts on what I have read by other viewers and their posts.

For the one questioning about what kind of series this is, I would say its a great series that mixes comedy and all seriousness in it. What I love the most is when the SG-1 is stranded in a bad situation and Jack pulls a Jackism, like in season6's Full Circle in which Jack tells Herak that he needs to tell Anubis that they will be given safe passage to the gate or that they would destroy the eye, and on top of that, for the humor, he told him to go tell Anubis that he (Herak) screwed up again. I just love how Jack breaks the ice in even the most serious scenarios.

And my thought on dialing out to a gate in the bubble. My guess is that since both gates would be in the bubble, they would still get affected by the gate /Time dialing device on P4X-639 and still suffer the timelooping.

And my thought on what were to happen if they died during the looping.. My guess is that they would still be alive since they are trapped in a different part of the subspace rules of physics. Because time keeps going back to the way it was, they could do anything, even die (which they had before mind you) and still be alive for when it loops)

Rhydderch Hael
May 21st, 2004, 08:24 PM
...If there was a way of going back in time & preventing "Charlie's" death,how would Jack deal with it.He knows what is out there & eventually it'd come to Earth.Would he be willing to stay with his family & just let somebody else handle it,going against his protective take-charge nature or would he give in and try to be a part of the SGC program ...
Had Jack been able to do that, he would still have volunteered to take part in the Abydos mission. But I'd say he wouldn't have gone with such a suicidal outlook on the whole thing. Then again, he would have known exactly what to expect when Ra showed up... my head hurts.

Andy867
May 22nd, 2004, 06:53 PM
I agree. Even if Charlie was to have lived, I still believe that Col. O'Neill would have gone along with the mission to Abydos, especially since his would have still be active in the USAF.

Sicarius
May 22nd, 2004, 11:17 PM
I'm sure I've watched this episode twice as many times as any other. Way better than the Other Guys eps ::cringe::

Tanith
June 2nd, 2004, 07:55 AM
This is defiantly my favorite episode EVER!!


Here's a question, once the loop was broken, do you think Jack and Teal'c told anyone about what they did? E.g. Wormhole golf etc.

Andy867
June 2nd, 2004, 09:40 AM
Well, seeing as how they (well, more so Jack than Teal'c) is bound by military regulations to note any unusual circumstances experienced during any mission, I would think that they would have to mention some of the stuff, though I think that Jack may have had ommitted the instance in which he retired so that he could be with Carter.

DanielFan
June 8th, 2004, 11:31 AM
I love this episode! It's so funny at the beginning of the loop when Daniel asks the question and Jack's reaction to it! lol. I wonder what the question is though...

Elwe Singollo
June 8th, 2004, 11:34 AM
Yah, i'm so sad i don't have the dvd yet!

Animalian
June 9th, 2004, 10:18 PM
Ok you know what had me laughing? First was the:

"Right in the middle of my back swing?!"

But then what really had me falling of my foam chair laughing was this:

TEAL'C: O'Neill? Should we not be assisting DanielJackson with the
translation?

JACK: I'm taking this loop off. (He starts squirting ketchup and mustard onto the plate) I'm tellin' ya, Teal'C, If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna loose it. (Teal'C cocks his head looking confused) Lose it? It means go crazy ... nuts ... (He gets progressively louder and faster in his talking. All the while squirting that ketchup and mustard) insane ... Bonzo ... No longer in possession of one's faculties ... Three fries short of a Happy Meal ... WACKO!!

The image shown on the plate....:)

Elwe Singollo
June 10th, 2004, 12:32 AM
That was so funny :D, 'take the loop off', thats halrious.

DanielFan
June 10th, 2004, 02:52 AM
I think Jack's synonyming is alot of fun. If I remember correctly, Jack did the same thing in Urgo, just with "ciao".

Andy867
June 10th, 2004, 04:20 AM
Yea, that was hilarious when he was explaining to Teal'c the meaning of Ciao and all of the words that meant another term, and after walking through the stargate saying means and back into the SGC, he says goodbye?.

SeaBee
June 12th, 2004, 03:10 AM
This ep. proves that Jack isn't as thick as he looks. Given enough time he can even learn the Ancients language, without having it put there by alien tech.

SGSlugger
June 12th, 2004, 05:43 AM
Both Jack and Teal'c learned it. But what happened to the knowledge? Did they just forget it?
It appeared that they learned it better than Daniel did, so they would be a great translating tool.

Andy867
June 12th, 2004, 08:13 AM
well, the thing with languages is that unless you keep practicing and are exposed to it, the less you remember, and with that being back in Season 4, and now us going into Season 8, without the repository or constant studying, Jack (more than Teal'c) will have forgotten almost everything. Teal'c, like all Jaffa, have exceptionally good memory, as noted by Bra'tac when they were visiting the rebel Jaffa warriors that were being led around by the minor Goa'uld Imhotep. So, he probably would remember it more, or retained more of the Latin language.

greytop
June 30th, 2004, 02:13 PM
I heard, or read, that one of the cast had said that they tried to a fun episode every season. This the one for this season. It is also one of my favorites. :) :)

LoneStar1836
July 6th, 2004, 09:41 AM
I love this episode, but here are a few random thoughts that I have about it. If this was discussed on the old forum, then I’m sorry for the repetition, but I only stumbled across the old forum about a month before it moved.

I have always wondered if the language written on the chalkboards that Daniel, Jack, and Teal’c were translating was already written out before the time loop or did Daniel have to redo it every loop? I’d find that very time consuming if it had to be redone every loop. I guess Daniel could have already been working on it using the info SG-15 brought back, but then why would he be taking rubbings of the writing in the opening sequence if SG-15 had documented the site. (Daniel said they took photos that were somewhat equivalent to 400 pages of alien text.) If it had been written out before the loop started, don’t you think Daniel would have already been working on the translation? He lives to translate stuff so I could see him forgoing sleep to work on that especially since it was Ancient (or a variation of). I know I’m being a little nitpicky, but it makes me wonder.

I’ve also wondered why do Jack and Teal’c have to actually learn Latin. I mean Daniel already knows how to speak/translate Latin, I assume. He corrected Malaki on the planet when reading a panel on the pedestal. The writing on the chalkboard was not Latin, but when spoken it is similar to Latin. Therefore, couldn’t Daniel just read it to himself and translate as he went. I guess he could have been using Jack and Teal’c to look up Latin words for clarification to save him some time. Jack and Teal’c couldn’t be helping because they can’t read Ancient (unless Daniel has an Ancient to Latin to English reference book), thus they can’t speak it as Latin, so how are they going to know what word to look up in Latin For the Novice. My rambling probably makes no sense. So basically what I’m saying is I don’t see why Daniel needs Jack and Teal’c help. All Daniel needs to do is work on translating the writing to English, and then an hour or so before the loop is to restart, Jack and Teal’c show up and memorize what Daniel has translated so far. Then when the next loop starts, and they’ve convinced Daniel to work on translating, Jack and T just tell Daniel what they know so far, and Daniel can pick up and go from there. I know it's just a TV show and this was part of the plot, but logically why would Daniel need their help because wouldn't they just slow him down? :D

Here’s another one for you. I saw this particular one mentioned on someone’s nitpick site. On this thread, the question has been asked what if Jack or Teal’c die, will they come back the next loop? This other site raises the question and suggests that the answer may have already been given with Daniel being the proof. It posed the possibility that maybe Daniel died the first time when Malaki shot him (though Carter didn’t look overly concerned when she checked on him, IMO). Their theory was based on dialogue at the end of the episode.

Daniel: “Malaki, the device doesn’t work.”

Daniel (cont’d): “It never did.”

Malaki: “It never did? You’re living proof.”


Is Malaki suggesting he killed Daniel when he shot him? I just ran across the site that suggested this yesterday and had never myself considered that maybe Daniel died. How many times does that make? Since the episode tips its hat to “Groundhog Day” (Btw I love that movie. “Don’t drive angry." ), I have always figured anyone who died within the loop would return when it was reset, even Jack and Teal’c. Who knows how many times Bill Murray killed himself in the movie.

Okay last one. Did Jack and Teal’c require any sleep during all that looping? I’ve seen it mentioned elsewhere. I guess since time resets itself, then their bodies reset themselves, too, but wouldn’t that feel weird to never sleep for over three months or more. I mean Jack and Teal’c would be consciously aware of that fact.

Oh and where did they get the golf clubs and clothes, whose bicycle is that, where is that potter’s wheel, … I could go on and on, but I’ve got four hours of driving ahead of me tomorrow and I guess I need to go to sleep.

I love this episode for its infinite rewatchability. (Is that a word?) If forced to pick one episode as my favorite of the series, it would have to be this one, but I hate to do that because I like so many others, each for different reasons. :)

(P.S. Well, seeing that I can't access the forum now (at 3:22 am CST, July 1) to post this, I guess I'll just have to e-mail it to myself and post it when I get back to Texas tomorrow. Thank goodness I wrote this on MS Word first. I've typed other posts in the reply box and go to post and it erases what I wrote b/c it logged me out or it can't access the site anymore and I can't remember what I wrote. I try not to make that mistake again if I'm going to write anything of length.)

Just remembered I never got around to posting this.

Anubis
July 6th, 2004, 09:44 AM
WOW! Certainly a long and detailed post


Let me think. Well, if Daniel did actually die, it wouldn't be the first time and probably not the last!

However, if you know the device doesn't work, why bother trying to fix it?

AgentX
July 6th, 2004, 09:49 AM
This is just a massively entertaining episode. That can be watched again and again. It is one of, if not, the most rewatchable episode in the entire series.

Anubis
July 6th, 2004, 09:51 AM
I love it. Espically what happens to Teal'c everytime the loop restarts

AgentX
July 6th, 2004, 09:59 AM
Yes, that part is amusing. I also like the part where Daniel questions Sam's thought that Jack read the report: "Maybe he read your report?" All with a questioning look on his face. Brilliant.

Anubis
July 6th, 2004, 10:00 AM
I liked the smile that Jack gave at the end also. Priceless

sgeureka
July 6th, 2004, 10:00 AM
I love this episode
So do I :)


I have always wondered if the language written on the chalkboards that Daniel, Jack, and Teal’c were translating was already written out before the time loop or did Daniel have to redo it every loop?
Daniel would have to redo each blackboard in each loop (remember the voice recorder) but I think after translating a few, O'Neill and Teal'c would have remembered enough to go on to the next few (new) blackboards.


I’ve also wondered why do Jack and Teal’c have to actually learn Latin.
<snip>
All Daniel needs to do is work on translating the writing to English, and then an hour or so before the loop is to restart, Jack and Teal’c show up and memorize what Daniel has translated so far. Then when the next loop starts, and they’ve convinced Daniel to work on translating, Jack and T just tell Daniel what they know so far, and Daniel can pick up and go from there.
Basically you are right, but I think it's easier to remember something when you're there when it is translated. So while Daniel is translating, Teal'c and O'Neill are there to "help" with the translation and to remember (maybe O'Neill was just looking through the Latin book becuase he was bored. Who knows ;) )


On this thread, the question has been asked what if Jack or Teal’c die, will they come back the next loop?
I would say it doesn't matter whether you die or not. The device sets everything back to the way it was at the beginning of the timeloop. All the smashed bugs would be alive again, all the slaughtered animals that were about to be fed to humans ;) would be alive again, and so all humans would be alive again.


Is Malaki suggesting he killed Daniel when he shot him?
I've never heard about that. I may have to think about that for a little while :)


Did Jack and Teal’c require any sleep during all that looping?
Probably not. See above.


Oh and where did they get the golf clubs and clothes, whose bicycle is that, where is that potter’s wheel, …
From the production office upstairs. Just kidding ;)

Anubis
July 6th, 2004, 10:20 AM
I doubt any sleep was required, since the loop ended too quickly ever time to need it

Mio
July 6th, 2004, 11:44 AM
hmm, what would you guys do if you were stuck in a loop? :P Watch every episode of stargate over and over? <g>.....I need season 6 dvds...hmm....

AgentX
July 6th, 2004, 12:42 PM
I'm not sure. I know I would get tired of it relatively quickly if I wasn't working on some way to get out of it (which I wouldn't know how to do). I'd probably just do something mundane like read.

Andy867
July 6th, 2004, 08:33 PM
I would probably do all the stuff that I probably wouldnt do under normal circumstances, like crash a car, jump out of a plane, stuff like that:) (Makes ya wonder if the Time Loop device will bring people back from the dead who are a part of the loop....)

If you think about it though Anubis, O'Neill and Teal'c's mind are remembering everything that has happened to them, so even though their body gets rejuvenated, their minds are still processing all that has happened (though its possible they slept during the loop and the director just chose not to show it since it would take away from the humor of the episode)

DownFallAngel
July 7th, 2004, 12:38 PM
"ON MY BACK SWING?!"

I loved that line. And when Jack asked Teal'c how far away that planet was.

AgentX
July 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
That's gotta be a record :)

Andy867
July 7th, 2004, 05:52 PM
I like Jack's continuing frustration once he realizes he is stuck in the loop, and dropping his spoon of Fruit Loops into the bowl.

Jack: Ask me tomorrow.

David85
July 7th, 2004, 08:07 PM
I was so mad when Sci-Fi skipped it last time on Weekdays at 6pm, I wanted to hurt them. Golfing, "That has to be a record" - Jack. :)

"Resign?!?!?!?! For what?!?!" -General
"So I can do this..." - Jack
*kisses Sam*

Jafana
July 7th, 2004, 08:24 PM
"Resign?!?!?!?! For what?!?!" -General
"So I can do this..." - Jack
*kisses Sam*

*sigh*
This was definately for the shippers.
but then, it had something for everyone. yay.

Anubis
July 7th, 2004, 11:13 PM
YAY for the ship scene!!! :)

DownFallAngel
July 8th, 2004, 09:59 AM
I would mack it with Carter if I would just loop without conseciences.

David85
July 8th, 2004, 10:21 AM
I'm not a shipper at all, but I loved that sence!

Anubis
July 8th, 2004, 10:42 AM
I have to agree, even if you're not a shipper it was a good surprising scene that nobody really expected

Selmak
July 10th, 2004, 08:09 PM
The funniest episode ever.

LoneStar1836
July 13th, 2004, 10:04 AM
Thanks for the thoughts sgeureka. :) When I wrote the post I wasn’t really trying to be serious. :p Just have always had these superfluous thoughts about the blackboard and the language thing every time I see this episode. Just wondered if anybody else had thought about it.



Daniel would have to redo each blackboard in each loop (remember the voice recorder) but I think after translating a few, O'Neill and Teal'c would have remembered enough to go on to the next few (new) blackboards.
Yeah, I knew the part about the tape recorder. :p My point though is that it would be a real time killer for Daniel to have to rewrite even one or two of those chalkboards every loop (or for me it would be. It looked somewhat complicated.). They only have 10 hours to work with and who knows how long it took them every time to explain the situation and get past the visit to the infirmary. I’m pretty much settled on the idea that Daniel had already written out the boards before they ever traveled to the planet the first time so thus they were already there every loop. Leading me back to why hadn’t Daniel already been translating them? So to answer myself, I guess maybe Daniel needed to see the site first hand since he kept asking Jack to describe the layout of the ruins. I'll stop there because the episode is meant to be fun :D and one could go around in loops to try to understand the little things that really have no bearing on the plot. Heck, why have chalkboards in the first place. (I guess they made for better props than a PC.) Daniel had pictures of the writing on his computer. Just translate it using the pics and his computer. I know this is a stupid topic to discuss, but it was late at night and I was bored when I made the original post.

The thing about the needing sleep still bothers me, though. Of course I don’t want to see that on screen, so if they did, it was off camera. Even if the machine resets everything except Jack and T’s memories, going weeks without sleep (or Kelno'reem (sp?) in Teal’c’s case), even though your body doesn’t need it, has got to affect you mentally. So I guess technically they wouldn’t need sleep but to keep their sanity they would, IMO. Maybe on some of those loops he took off, Jack just crashed for the 10 hours to save himself the frustration. :D

Selmak
July 15th, 2004, 08:46 PM
It doesn't see that hard to translate ancient... telling from the boards.

VirtualCLD
July 16th, 2004, 10:55 AM
I'm not a shipper at all, but I loved that sence!
Two words: Hammond's face!

Oh yeah, and aparently Ancient isn't that hard to translate. Don't know how they always got Latin from it though. :D

Andy867
July 16th, 2004, 11:16 AM
well going back, Latin is one of the oldest languages, seeing as how some theorize that Latin was the original spoken, civilized language and from it came French, Spanish, Greek, and other known languages. So if the Ancients taught us to speak in words and not tongues, then we really got latin from the Ancients.

VirtualCLD
July 16th, 2004, 11:22 AM
I always thought Greek came first, which in turn came from Egyptian or some Middle Eastern ancient language which no one knows how it was spoken anymore.

However, I was referring to something else, check out the boards and you might find what I was referring to.

Sicarius
July 16th, 2004, 11:19 PM
I always thought Greek came first, which in turn came from Egyptian or some Middle Eastern ancient language which no one knows how it was spoken anymore.

Yeah, I think the Greeks go back farther than the Romans or even the Etruscans, but the Romans were notorious for swiping stuff from other cultures, so it makes sense that Latin might not have been entirely their own language. You know, in a science fictiony way =)

Ancient
July 19th, 2004, 06:11 PM
this episode is amazing god i love it....I think ths might be my all time favorite .....and oh that kiss

FatherRob
July 22nd, 2004, 05:05 AM
I just watched this episode last night, and it has to be one of the funniest episodes of any television series I have ever seen.

I'm not quite sure what was funnier... but I have to admit, seeing Jack in the golfing regalia teeing off through the stargate with Teal'c, Ohmygosh! I lost it. The resignation thing/kiss was great too, and the growing disgust of each bowl of fruit loops was too much!

I'm all for edgy, cutting edge Sci-Fi, but this was just as good as any comedy episode of TREK, Babylon 5, or anything else I have seen.

Can anyone tell me, are there other episodes upcoming with the panache and humor qualities of this episode? (I finished Watergate last night before going to bed, so anything after that episode.)

Rob+

Andy867
July 22nd, 2004, 06:41 AM
Well, I dont know about any particular episodes being dedicated to the humor that WoO brought to the SGC, but every episode tends to have some smart remark or Jackism that can definitely produce a smile/laugh/snicker from people.

VirtualCLD
July 22nd, 2004, 07:29 AM
Wormhole X-treme is a very funny parody on sci-fi in general, but mostly stargate itself. I think stargate is great that they can take a step back and not take themselves too seriously, especially to the point of parodying themselves. Also, The Other Guys is not too bad if you like to catch little snippets of StarTrek jokes/refferences.

Anubis
July 22nd, 2004, 07:52 AM
I enjoyed the humour but I do think the odd scene was a bit cheesy

Ketari
July 23rd, 2004, 07:34 AM
WinOfOpp is my all time favourite. From the first moment I saw it I was in love. I've watched it that many times i know it off by heart. I can lie in bed and watch the ep in my head and remember all the faces and expressions. And that kiss is the whole reason I'm a shipper.


Anyway, just wrote to express my love of this great ep.


Ketari

Anubis
July 23rd, 2004, 07:36 AM
lol another person that loves WoO

Ketari
July 23rd, 2004, 07:38 AM
How could I not love WOO? It is what started my obsession with Stargate. It is the reason I'm still sane. It is... the greatest!


Ketari

Anubis
July 23rd, 2004, 07:39 AM
Still sane. Watching stargate.. lol

Ketari
July 23rd, 2004, 07:48 AM
I wonder what I'd do if I relived the same day over and over...

I would watch ALL Stargate eps, learn another language, karate (etc), tell people how I really feel about them and read all the books that I've been wanting for for a while but haven't had the time.

What would you do?



Ketari

Andy867
July 23rd, 2004, 08:29 AM
Most of what I would want to do can't be said on these boards :p But I would definitely do everything I've wanted to do but couldnt or normally wouldn't.

Anubis
July 23rd, 2004, 08:32 AM
Tell people how I feel about them, do things which I won't go into detail of, learn more kung-fu and defense stuff. Things that I wouldn't normally think of doing!

KorbenDirewolf
July 23rd, 2004, 08:55 AM
I'd probably just blow some stuff up. Hey... With an idea like that I could make a movie. End up calling it Independence Day or something.

Anubis
July 23rd, 2004, 09:04 AM
Yeah, blowing things up is the easy answer

KorbenDirewolf
July 23rd, 2004, 09:15 AM
yup. Plus it makes noise.

aschen
July 23rd, 2004, 09:17 AM
I wanna stick an M40 in a Goa'ulds butt! :D

Yu Huang Shang Ti
July 23rd, 2004, 09:19 AM
"COLONEL O'NEILL, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!?"

"In the middle of my backswing!?"

The only exchange in the entire series, except for Teal'c's "Jaffa joke", that made me bust out loud laughing. A+.

Anubis
July 23rd, 2004, 09:33 AM
Noise is best

Ketari
July 23rd, 2004, 07:53 PM
Big badda boom!

Chevron 1
July 23rd, 2004, 08:13 PM
I keep reading about this episode (I just got Seasons 2 and 3 on DVD today), and have to ask: is it as good as everyone says it is?

Ilios
July 23rd, 2004, 08:20 PM
Its a classic Stargate SG-1 episode... very funny, and a great storyline!!

Anubis
July 24th, 2004, 12:06 AM
Chevron_1, it is possible one of the best eps, and certainly the best of the season!

Ketari
July 24th, 2004, 02:28 AM
As much as I love all of Stargate (except for when something bad happenes to them or when Sam dates anyone else but Jack), it is THE MOST BESTEST EPISODE EVER!!!

Alright, we all can have our own opinions, and thats mine, but it is so good that it is impossible not to love it!

Anubis
July 24th, 2004, 02:29 AM
Espically great for us S/J shippers! Shame it can't or probably won't happen again

Ketari
July 24th, 2004, 05:36 AM
*sniffle* I know. I love that scene. I love most scenes... speaking of which...

Jack: Is is spozed to be doing that?
Sam: Its a coronal mass emission, like a giant solar flare.
Jack: But its safe right?
Sam: apart from distruping the planets magnetic field, it could cause a significant increase in surface radiation.
Jack: But its safe right?

*chuckle* Anyone wanna continue?

Anubis
July 24th, 2004, 05:45 AM
lol That scene is great

Andy867
July 24th, 2004, 08:24 AM
DANIEL : Let me ask you something. In all the time that you were…err…looping, were you ever tempted to do something crazy?

O’NEILL looks up and CARTER seems interested in the answer.

DANIEL (cont’d) : I mean…you could do anything without worrying about the consequences.

O’NEILL : You know it’s funny. You asked me that before.

DANIEL : And?

O’NEILL just looks at CARTER with a small smile on his face. CARTER looks at DANIEL puzzled. O’NEILL takes another big spoonful of Oatmeal and eats it.

Anubis
July 24th, 2004, 09:18 AM
Such a wonderful scene. Never forget it!

Ketari
July 24th, 2004, 06:43 PM
*chuckle* true true


Jack: I'm telling ya Teal'c, if we dont find a way out of this soon, i'm gonna lose.

Teal'c raises eyebrow and tilts head

Jack: lose it, it means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, 3 fries short of a happy meal... WACKO!!!!!

Anubis
July 25th, 2004, 12:15 AM
I loved that scene, where he splats all that sauce on the plate! lol

Ketari
July 25th, 2004, 01:40 AM
*chuckle* I love it. :)

Anubis
July 25th, 2004, 02:47 AM
The GW Forum has a picture of that! :)

Selmak
July 26th, 2004, 06:26 PM
Wacko... Haha

Danny-boy
July 27th, 2004, 07:10 AM
I was at this music workshop and I played this episode to them at lunch and they thought it was HILARIOUS without knowing a thing about stargate. All I had to do was explain the characters and that everyone was in a time loop. Also, this is BY FAR one of my favorite episodes.

Anubis
July 27th, 2004, 08:08 AM
That's good to hear! ;)

Ketari
July 27th, 2004, 10:38 PM
*chuckle* Danny-boy *nod* is soooooooooooo cute! Especially when he asks the question over and over.

"I'm sorry but that just happenes to be the way I feel about it. *wave hands* What do you think?"

The best responses are when Jack drops the spoon and Daniel says "Its just a question." And when Jack says "Ask me tomorrow." Those were so funny!

Anubis
July 28th, 2004, 12:29 AM
I like it when he drops his spoon, and throws himself back into the chair! :D

Ketari
July 30th, 2004, 09:28 PM
*Chuckle* So funny! Nothing can beat WoO!

Anubis
July 31st, 2004, 12:38 AM
The briefing room was also good.


Jack : "We've done this before"
Daniel : "We do this every day"


Made me laugh. I think they're the phrases! ;)

DownFallAngel
July 31st, 2004, 07:40 AM
"I've never seen someone like oatmeal so much."-Daniel

Anubis
July 31st, 2004, 09:39 AM
lol I loved that bit

Ketari
August 6th, 2004, 06:07 AM
Jack: We've done this!
Daniel: we do this every day
Jack: im not talking about briefings in general, Daniel, im talking about this briefing, im talking about this day!
(and the most funniest line... for now anyway)
Teal'c: Colonel O'Neill is correct. Events do appear to be repeating themsleves.
*rolls on floor laughing* I love that line! I really do!

Ketari
August 6th, 2004, 06:14 AM
"I've never seen someone like oatmeal so much."-Daniel
When you've been eating fruitloops for who knows how long, a little variety helps.

mcdonis
August 11th, 2004, 09:39 AM
This is my all time favorite stargate episode.


Although I am not a jack and sam shiper, I loved the way they cut from the scene with jack kissing her and on to the odd look in sams eyes. The whole light thing and her expression were just classic.

I dont get how learning to make a pot is exactly doing someting in which you cant "get in trouble"

-Jules-
August 11th, 2004, 10:22 AM
yup! definitly MY fav too! I don't even know how many times I've watched it! and if any of my friends wanna watch just ONE ep. of SG1 I make them watch this one! he he he... :D

PX-Something-or-another
August 11th, 2004, 09:41 PM
Hehe, Being a Sam/Daniel shipper, but having this being one of my top episodes, put me in a bit of a delema hehe.

I like to see all the Jack/Sam shippyness as simply him acting on Daniel's "No consiquences" bit. There's this really funny fan fic on Heliopolis where Teal'c sleeps with just about every female to have ever graced the show, quite funny too. And now for my favorite line...

Jack: How far away is Aliaris (sp?) anyway?
Teal'c: Several Billion miles O'Neill.
Jack: That has to be a record.

I just love the way big T says Billion. He acts like he's a science buff or something.

Dani347
August 12th, 2004, 07:50 AM
I like to see all the Jack/Sam shippyness as simply him acting on Daniel's "No consiquences" bit.

I do see it that way. This was just something else he could get away with without having to deal with anything afterwards. No ship about it in my view.

Ketari
August 13th, 2004, 02:00 AM
I like to live my Jack's saying...

If at first you don't succeed, try try.. try try try try again

Jwizzman
August 19th, 2004, 01:07 PM
I saw this episode today and I laughed for a long time...so long that I remembered that I can't even remember how long ago it was since I laughed so long....ah good times

I can't really say which are my favorite scene's because I basically LOVE the whole episode.
the teal'c slamming the door back at the guy thing was cool to see though :D..but I think i'm gonna go for the kiss as a favorite ;)

Anubis
August 19th, 2004, 01:13 PM
I saw this episode today and I laughed for a long time...so long that I remembered that I can't even remember how long ago it was since I laughed so long....ah good times

I can't really say which are my favorite scene's because I basically LOVE the whole episode.
the teal'c slamming the door back at the guy thing was cool to see though :D..but I think i'm gonna go for the kiss as a favorite ;)



I agree 100% with you there! ;) If only we could see more Jack and Sam kissing...or more! :D

Faith
August 23rd, 2004, 05:53 PM
Resaw this ep tonight and go to say I love the kiss sceene. Oh and Teal's slamming the door. Oh and I still laughed very hard at the play golf thru the gate.

This has to be my favorite ep of all times!!!!!! :)

Adanufgail
August 23rd, 2004, 06:13 PM
Hey all. I just noticed two things:
2-10 hour loops (roughly 2 a day) * 30 days in a month (average) * 3 months (since Tokra first noticed) = 180 loops BARE MINIMUM.
Also, anyone notice in the translating scene (where Jack is writing at the beginning) that Daniel picks up the drawing of the ruin walls. Now, if he only did that on the first loop, how would he have it in a subsequent loop? Just something I noticed.

Also, First Post!

Karibou
August 23rd, 2004, 07:32 PM
First off, welcome Adanufgail!

Secondly, I ADORE this ep. No matter how many times I've seein it, the image of O'Neill in front of a pottery wheel makes me dissolve in giggles every time. Also love the golf scene:

Jack: How far is Alaris, anyway?
Teal'c: Several billion miles, O'Neill.
Jack: That's gotta be a record...

Tee-hee!! :D

Animalian
August 23rd, 2004, 07:40 PM
IN THE MIDDLE OF MY BACK SWING?!

Oh my freakin' God...that was hilarious! He looked like he was gonna blow a gasket or something, he was hilarious. This whole episode is hilarious.

Dragonlor
August 23rd, 2004, 08:37 PM
I didn't read the whole long thread so this may have been brought up...but...

They tried to establish a connection to a gate to stop the looping but it failed. Afterwards why couldn't they have tried dialing one of the planets in the giant "time bubble" when the looping time came around? That would have spared at least those two planets from the next loop.

Andy867
August 24th, 2004, 10:26 AM
my guess is that the Time loop would knock the current connection off.

cobraR478
August 24th, 2004, 07:13 PM
I do see it that way. This was just something else he could get away with without having to deal with anything afterwards. No ship about it in my view.
Exactly, who wouldn't have done that in his situation? :p

Major Fischer
August 24th, 2004, 07:36 PM
Heck, there are a number of people i might have kissed just before the next cycle just to see the look on their faces ;)

Anubis
August 25th, 2004, 12:35 AM
Heck, there are a number of people i might have kissed just before the next cycle just to see the look on their faces ;)



lol True. I think doing this to anyone would make them go crazy! lol :D

Ali_gater
August 25th, 2004, 01:58 AM
;) This is my all-time favorite episode..... Did anyone else notice that the book "Latin for the Novice" was written by J. Malozzi, PhD.? He's one of he supervising producers on the series. It's great that they have such a sense of humor about themselves.
I love this episode, but here are a few random thoughts that I have about it. If this was discussed on the old forum, then I’m sorry for the repetition, but I only stumbled across the old forum about a month before it moved.

I have always wondered if the language written on the chalkboards that Daniel, Jack, and Teal’c were translating was already written out before the time loop or did Daniel have to redo it every loop? I’d find that very time consuming if it had to be redone every loop. I guess Daniel could have already been working on it using the info SG-15 brought back, but then why would he be taking rubbings of the writing in the opening sequence if SG-15 had documented the site. (Daniel said they took photos that were somewhat equivalent to 400 pages of alien text.) If it had been written out before the loop started, don’t you think Daniel would have already been working on the translation? He lives to translate stuff so I could see him forgoing sleep to work on that especially since it was Ancient (or a variation of). I know I’m being a little nitpicky, but it makes me wonder.

I’ve also wondered why do Jack and Teal’c have to actually learn Latin. I mean Daniel already knows how to speak/translate Latin, I assume. He corrected Malaki on the planet when reading a panel on the pedestal. The writing on the chalkboard was not Latin, but when spoken it is similar to Latin. Therefore, couldn’t Daniel just read it to himself and translate as he went. I guess he could have been using Jack and Teal’c to look up Latin words for clarification to save him some time. Jack and Teal’c couldn’t be helping because they can’t read Ancient (unless Daniel has an Ancient to Latin to English reference book), thus they can’t speak it as Latin, so how are they going to know what word to look up in Latin For the Novice. My rambling probably makes no sense. So basically what I’m saying is I don’t see why Daniel needs Jack and Teal’c help. All Daniel needs to do is work on translating the writing to English, and then an hour or so before the loop is to restart, Jack and Teal’c show up and memorize what Daniel has translated so far. Then when the next loop starts, and they’ve convinced Daniel to work on translating, Jack and T just tell Daniel what they know so far, and Daniel can pick up and go from there. I know it's just a TV show and this was part of the plot, but logically why would Daniel need their help because wouldn't they just slow him down? :D

Here’s another one for you. I saw this particular one mentioned on someone’s nitpick site. On this thread, the question has been asked what if Jack or Teal’c die, will they come back the next loop? This other site raises the question and suggests that the answer may have already been given with Daniel being the proof. It posed the possibility that maybe Daniel died the first time when Malaki shot him (though Carter didn’t look overly concerned when she checked on him, IMO). Their theory was based on dialogue at the end of the episode.

Daniel: “Malaki, the device doesn’t work.”

Daniel (cont’d): “It never did.”

Malaki: “It never did? You’re living proof.”


Is Malaki suggesting he killed Daniel when he shot him? I just ran across the site that suggested this yesterday and had never myself considered that maybe Daniel died. How many times does that make? Since the episode tips its hat to “Groundhog Day” (Btw I love that movie. “Don’t drive angry." ), I have always figured anyone who died within the loop would return when it was reset, even Jack and Teal’c. Who knows how many times Bill Murray killed himself in the movie.

Okay last one. Did Jack and Teal’c require any sleep during all that looping? I’ve seen it mentioned elsewhere. I guess since time resets itself, then their bodies reset themselves, too, but wouldn’t that feel weird to never sleep for over three months or more. I mean Jack and Teal’c would be consciously aware of that fact.

Oh and where did they get the golf clubs and clothes, whose bicycle is that, where is that potter’s wheel, … I could go on and on, but I’ve got four hours of driving ahead of me tomorrow and I guess I need to go to sleep.

I love this episode for its infinite rewatchability. (Is that a word?) If forced to pick one episode as my favorite of the series, it would have to be this one, but I hate to do that because I like so many others, each for different reasons. :)

(P.S. Well, seeing that I can't access the forum now (at 3:22 am CST, July 1) to post this, I guess I'll just have to e-mail it to myself and post it when I get back to Texas tomorrow. Thank goodness I wrote this on MS Word first. I've typed other posts in the reply box and go to post and it erases what I wrote b/c it logged me out or it can't access the site anymore and I can't remember what I wrote. I try not to make that mistake again if I'm going to write anything of length.)

Just remembered I never got around to posting this.

Anubis
August 25th, 2004, 03:03 AM
;) This is my all-time favorite episode..... Did anyone else notice that the book "Latin for the Novice" was written by J. Malozzi, PhD.? He's one of he supervising producers on the series. It's great that they have such a sense of humor about themselves.


I too noticed this. They generally do this for the humour, and generally it's RDA that inspires it. Apparently, he 'demands' it as a producer. ;)

Zyklon
September 4th, 2004, 05:31 AM
This one is my favourite episode too - cracks me up every time.
The one thing I dont get though is why only Jack and Teal'c are effected (sorry if this has been explained already in the thread - didnt have time to read the whole thing! :) )

Andy867
September 4th, 2004, 06:41 AM
Because Jack and Teal'c and Malachai were the only ones near the "Altar" when the Time Loop beam struck it, only they were able to keep a conscious memory of what was happening where everyone else had experience a real-time time loop.

Zyklon
September 7th, 2004, 11:14 AM
aha of course thank you :)

Liv
October 5th, 2004, 06:34 AM
Right. Window of Opportunity. I don't know if there is anything I can say that hasn't been said already. ;)

Humour, humour, humour, side of drama.

But here's something I don't think have been mentioned: I love that opening shot! With the yellow/red/orange sky and the tornadoes/twisters in the background. So beautiful. Sometimes I freeze-frame it and just sit and stare at that shot in awe.

Other than that, sooo many things to laugh at.

Love the part where Teal'c starts to point out to O'Neill that his plan to record the loop on tape would be unsuccessful and Jack quickly turns, points at him and warningly says:
Jack: "Careful! ... Be careful."

And the part right after that when Daniel tells them that they have to help him out with the translating and Jack asks "how hard can it be?", to which Daniel replies by turning the paper the right way. :D

Cpn. Chris(tine) Bowman
October 21st, 2004, 06:46 PM
I love this episode. It's not my fave but it's so hilarious! I can't get enough of the Kiss scene and the goofy smile Jack has afterwards.
And Teal'c and Jack juggling lol! :D

the planet was beautiful too bad it was sooo obvious that it was a painting. The clouds were totally stationnary. I like the shot from the side where you see the Kawoosh from the left of the gate. That was cool.

Andy867
October 21st, 2004, 08:32 PM
Well the problem with trying to get a sky that red would require mostly Los Angeles having to uncap all its smoke towers to release all the chemicals into the air that would mix to give it that red look. I like the fact that with the kawoosh that it 2d at all times, regardless of the angle. (which is why it is so hard to create a 3d computer animation of it that looks good)

Daniel's Sister
October 22nd, 2004, 12:20 PM
This is my favoret episode out of all the Stargate episode's. And if anyone doesn't agree with me, your in trouble. (Just kidding. Promise) :o

GuardianKentel
October 25th, 2004, 09:07 PM
Actually I wonder what would have happend if an SG Team left before the loop was started to a planet outside the loop When the loop started and it reset and they leave again during the loop and couldnt get a lock when at that point 2 sets of the sg team exist and then once the loop ended would one the sg teams dissappear?

Lord Zedd
October 27th, 2004, 02:46 AM
Actually I wonder what would have happend if an SG Team left before the loop was started to a planet outside the loop When the loop started and it reset and they leave again during the loop and couldnt get a lock when at that point 2 sets of the sg team exist and then once the loop ended would one the sg teams dissappear?
don't think that this could happen

DTDSMA
October 28th, 2004, 11:48 AM
This is definitely one of my favorite eps!!! I guess I would have to say the best part of it was when Jack hands in his resignation to the General and then 'dips' Sam and kisses her! Such romance! (JMHO)

;)

GeneralJackO'Neill
October 28th, 2004, 12:13 PM
I know. This is a really funny episode. Reminds me of Groundhog Day.

lionel_pendergast_rocks
October 28th, 2004, 07:17 PM
almost every sci fi show has an episode like this, e.g. the one in star trek t.n.g. when the enterprise runs into a ship from the past but some stuff happens with space times and the enterprise gets blown up like 50 times. this has to be up there on my list for favorite episodes.

GeneralJackO'Neill
October 29th, 2004, 12:21 PM
Did Farscape have one?

berenikee
November 1st, 2004, 04:40 AM
My favorite episode. Teal´c and Jack were perfect. WACKO! :)
I laughed a lot during this episode, it was a little funnier than Urgo (but I love Urgo too :) )

.:Lemon:.
November 1st, 2004, 04:45 AM
One of my favourite episodes as well. Lots of humour in it, which is nearly always a good thing :D

Daniel's Sister
November 4th, 2004, 12:04 PM
Urgo's one of my favoret episode's. But first Window of Oppertunity. My mom likes this episode so much that when it comes on again, she want's me and my bro to tape it. ;)

Darkstar
November 14th, 2004, 09:02 AM
a real laugh even now when i watch it, it stll makes me laugh. hope to see similar humourus eps in the future :D

hidden_envy
November 25th, 2004, 12:42 PM
one of my fav eps, its so funny!! :D

two_fries_short
November 28th, 2004, 12:39 AM
FAVOURITE EPISODE EVER!!!



O'Neill: In the middle of my back-swing!



Teal'c: You are not the only one who has had to endure pain O'Neill.




and the Carter-O'Neill kiss, and Daniel being a smart-ass... could you ask for more? i think not!

my number one to The Fifth Race

ThreeFriesShortOfaHappyMeal
November 28th, 2004, 11:39 AM
WHACKO!

all i gotta say

Edea Baldwin
November 29th, 2004, 06:34 PM
My favorite part of this episode is, of course, when Jack kisses Carter before the loop starts over again,and also the little smile he gives at the end when Daniel asks him if he ever was tempted to do anything because of no consequences!

I also really like the juggling thing.

ThreeFriesShortOfaHappyMeal
November 29th, 2004, 08:22 PM
more than anything, i like how this episode reveals information about the Ancients, i wish they were talked about more in the later seasons

Erik Pasternak
November 29th, 2004, 08:34 PM
more than anything, i like how this episode reveals information about the Ancients, i wish they were talked about more in the later seasons
They are, especially in "Ascension," "Full Circle," all of season seven, especially "Lost City." And, of course, in every single episode of Atlantis.

Daniel's_twin
November 30th, 2004, 11:41 AM
Well, tonight they play it again, and my family must tape this ep now as well. My mother can't get enough of this ep, and asks every other night, "are they playing the loop tonight? Is this the loop? When are they going to play the loop again?" She loves this one so much for two reasons. 1, because of all the wild stuff Jack and Teal'c do in the SGC during the continuous looping. And 2, because she is a big Jack/Sam shipper and loves that kissing scene between them. I get the feeling I'll be in a time loop of my own pretty soon, watching this one over, and over, and over, and over, etc. Oh, well. :cool:

emily_reich
November 30th, 2004, 12:20 PM
if it hadn't ended on such a srious note this would honestly be the FUNNIEST EPISODE OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!

i love it... it woulda been worth buying season 4 just for this one! (well, that and a couple major davis eps :D ... but maybe that's just me :D)

Daniel's Sister
November 30th, 2004, 03:07 PM
Me and my bro just thought of something while watching this ep. The fruit loops had a very specail meaning. fruit LOOPs. Get it? fruit LOOPs? lol ;)

NightGloom
November 30th, 2004, 04:04 PM
I must comment on this episode. Even with the minor shippy moments, I love it. The shippy moments were basically the only thing I don't like about the episode. I wish we could see more of Teal'c and Jack together like they were in this ep.

sclairef99
November 30th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Well, tonight they play it again, and my family must tape this ep now as well. My mother can't get enough of this ep, and asks every other night, "are they playing the loop tonight? Is this the loop? When are they going to play the loop again?" She loves this one so much for two reasons. 1, because of all the wild stuff Jack and Teal'c do in the SGC during the continuous looping. And 2, because she is a big Jack/Sam shipper and loves that kissing scene between them. I get the feeling I'll be in a time loop of my own pretty soon, watching this one over, and over, and over, and over, etc. Oh, well. :cool:

We have TIVO over here and WoO has been on our TIVO since 2/6 of last year! It is one of my all time favorites....not just because I'm a major S/J shipper, but the ep is just priceless! Jack and T are fun and funny.....I'd love to loop through life a couple of times doing things w/o consequences...wouldn't you!

Ok....off to watch upgrades...my second favorite ep....and this makes Season 4 very worth buying!

S

P.S. I have a box of Fruit Loops in my office to make it through the day!

lionel_pendergast_rocks
November 30th, 2004, 09:08 PM
man, i crack up every time i watch this episode. it has to be up there on my favorite episode list. th best part has to be the 'in the middle of my backswing?!?'.

the dancer of spaz
November 30th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Well, tonight they play it again, and my family must tape this ep now as well. My mother can't get enough of this ep, and asks every other night, "are they playing the loop tonight? Is this the loop? When are they going to play the loop again?" She loves this one so much for two reasons. 1, because of all the wild stuff Jack and Teal'c do in the SGC during the continuous looping. And 2, because she is a big Jack/Sam shipper and loves that kissing scene between them. I get the feeling I'll be in a time loop of my own pretty soon, watching this one over, and over, and over, and over, etc. Oh, well. :cool:

Your mom? Smart woman. ;)

Yeah, so this is one of those unforgettable S4 eps, if you ask me - even for those who aren't shippers. It's just totally classic. Just classic. :) I'm actually sorry I missed it, but I have it on DVD, so it's OK.

The cafeteria/mess hall scene is the best - well, I suppose there are QUITE a few of those... I mean the one with Jack and Teal'c... Ah... Soooo hilarious. ;)

the dancer of spaz
November 30th, 2004, 09:26 PM
man, i crack up every time i watch this episode. it has to be up there on my favorite episode list. th best part has to be the 'in the middle of my backswing?!?'.

Oh yeah. That kills me every time. :D

Slainey
December 1st, 2004, 08:31 AM
This is one of those episodes that I saw out of context before I became a fan. I didn’t like it then because it seemed cliché and I had no clue about the characters. I finally saw it last night and was laughing my ass off. I loved all the many splendid one liners. Loved the juggling.

I had a couple nitpicks. Are the out of uniform clothes Jack wears really stuff he’d pick? The blue shirt when he’s doing pottery is particularly bad and I find the skater dude clothing during the otherwise cool kiss scene to be distracting.

Afterwards the DH and I had a huge discussion about what this would have looked like from the outside observer (and from inside when the loop ended.) I thought that the average astronomer coming out of the loop would have wondered why the stars were off. The wrong seasonal constellations would be in the sky.

The DH said that no, most stars are so distant that there wouldn’t be a noticeable change and that the Earth would not have progressed around the sun during that time so the constellations would be right where they were when the time loop started. I argued back that most stars were outside of the phenomenon and would progress along their merry way. When the Earth started turning again the sky just wouldn’t look right.

Who’s right? There’s a dinner riding on this! Lol

Daniel's_twin
December 1st, 2004, 08:51 AM
Well you figure, all of the earth is effected, and is not able to revolve around the sun. I'd have to say your friend is right. The outside astronomer would not find a problem looking at the stars. :cool:

Daniel's Sister
December 1st, 2004, 09:32 AM
We have TIVO over here and WoO has been on our TIVO since 2/6 of last year! It is one of my all time favorites....not just because I'm a major S/J shipper, but the ep is just priceless! Jack and T are fun and funny.....I'd love to loop through life a couple of times doing things w/o consequences...wouldn't you!

Ok....off to watch upgrades...my second favorite ep....and this makes Season 4 very worth buying!

S

P.S. I have a box of Fruit Loops in my office to make it through the day!

I also would like to go through a loop a couple of times. That would be so cool. ;)

Daniel's_twin
December 1st, 2004, 10:43 AM
Maybe someone should start a thread in General Discussion: What would you do if you got stuck in the Loop? Bet we would get some crazy responses to that. :cool:

LMichelle
December 1st, 2004, 12:09 PM
Every time I see this episode it gets funnier and funnier.

ROTFLMAO!! :D

Daniel's_twin
December 1st, 2004, 06:08 PM
Yeah, that's the way I am, too. Guarunteed within two weeks, my body will be part of the floor with my tears pooling around me. :cool:

LMichelle
December 2nd, 2004, 12:14 PM
Okay, Daniel's twin, I guess were having our own little discussion here. :p

At the end when the scientist admits that he was doing this to spend more time with his wife, I thought Daniel might have chimed in about losing Sha're.

Andy867
December 2nd, 2004, 12:28 PM
The thing with Time Loops, theoretically speaking, is that if you did not want to solve the problem, you could literally do anything (I wonder if you can die and come back?).

sara_d
December 2nd, 2004, 01:12 PM
i see no reason why not. in groundhog day he died and yet he came back again. as for the episode i dont think anyone can deny its greatness. it was the first episode i ever saw of stargate and it got me hooked.

zats
December 2nd, 2004, 01:55 PM
Well, tonight they play it again, and my family must tape this ep now as well. My mother can't get enough of this ep...I get the feeling I'll be in a time loop of my own pretty soon, watching this one over, and over, and over, and over, etc. Oh, well. :cool:

You say that like it's a bad thing! :p I dunno...if I got to see (a) Jack bicycling through the SGC, (b) Jack & Teal'c golfing through the Stargate, and (c) Jack & Sam snogging over and over, I don't think I'd mind!

Okay, fine, it could get old after a while. But it'd be a loooong while!

Daniel's_twin
December 2nd, 2004, 03:03 PM
Ok, so I was a little cranky when I wrote that post. But I do love this ep. One of this season's best. :cool:

LMichelle
December 2nd, 2004, 05:53 PM
This is one of the eps I'd have to have with me if I was stranded on a desert island. :)

Erik Pasternak
December 2nd, 2004, 07:29 PM
This is one of the eps I'd have to have with me if I was stranded on a desert island. :)
I don't know if Stargate eps are the most important thing if you were stranded on a desert island. :cool:

Ananias
December 2nd, 2004, 10:04 PM
I don't know if Stargate eps are the most important thing if you were stranded on a desert island. :cool:

Well, sure. How else are you going to learn how to make a stargate out of a hundred pounds of coconuts and a bag of sand? :p

greytop
December 3rd, 2004, 05:48 AM
Well, sure. How else are you going to learn how to make a stargate out of a hundred pounds of coconuts and a bag of sand? :p
MacGyverize!

Matt G
December 3rd, 2004, 08:23 AM
So you'll have a supply of McGuyver DVDs instead!;)

alz0rz
December 3rd, 2004, 06:56 PM
McGuyver should die.

Daniel's_twin
December 3rd, 2004, 07:21 PM
Oooh! I don't think so, I like watching macgyver every now and again. he's not that bad. :cool:

zats
December 4th, 2004, 08:14 PM
Ok, so I was a little cranky when I wrote that post. But I do love this ep. One of this season's best. :cool:

Much better!

zats
December 4th, 2004, 08:15 PM
So you'll have a supply of McGuyver DVDs instead!;)

Not to mention, say, a portable DVD player!

greytop
December 28th, 2004, 07:25 AM
Have been watching the show again (One of my favorites). I don't remember if this has been discussed or not.

Since they were in a 10 hour loop, when did everyone sleep? I know I would need it sometime.

Andy867
December 28th, 2004, 02:41 PM
One thing I had always wondered about is that with only Teal'c and Jack regaining knowledge of what was going on, did they experience fatigue mentally? Physically, their bodies would be "reset" at each loop, but their mind remained intact, which makes me think to Chimera in which Daniel felt fatigued since Osiris was causing him to constantly dream, even though he was asleep.

ozisgifan
February 10th, 2005, 02:22 PM
I would have to say this is my fav ep. The site of Jack and Teal'c chippin' golf balls through the stargate.... hilarious. :D
[o'niell] so how far is that planet

[Tiel'c] several hundred light years.

[o'niell] got to be a record

[genaral hammond] colonel O'niell what the hell are you doing?

[o'niell] in the middle of my back swing

ozisgifan
February 10th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Oooh! I don't think so, I like watching macgyver every now and again. he's not that bad. :cool:

macgyvers not bad NOT BAD hes cool give him a break
so you really look like daniel :S :eek: :rolleyes:

Hex.FTB.enabled
February 10th, 2005, 02:48 PM
I was hoping they were gonna give Jack a MacGynver moment. It woulda been so funny to see him doing something with a swiss army knife! :)
This is still definitely one of my all time faves.

Daniel's_twin
February 11th, 2005, 09:10 AM
macgyvers not bad NOT BAD hes cool give him a break
so you really look like daniel :S :eek: :rolleyes:

I most certainly do. I'll be putting up a picture within a month or so. :cool:

greytop
February 11th, 2005, 09:49 AM
I most certainly do. I'll be putting up a picture within a month or so. :cool:
They say that everyone has a twin in the world. Or shall I say the stargate universe.

ozisgifan
February 13th, 2005, 09:57 PM
it was funny how teal'c kept being hit in the head

Ariadne
February 17th, 2005, 03:16 PM
So, so true. Every single time I hear "I ask you: What could possibly be in my eye that could explain all this?" I just crack up. It gets REALLY funny around the 15th time you see it. Definitely my fave of all time.

Sir Ruff
February 17th, 2005, 03:36 PM
This ep really is SO funny. I like the Teal'c / Jack scenes. They're such good friends and still so different. I just would've wanted to see more of those things they would've done during the timeloop. I'm sure there's something more on Jack's to-do-list :p

Btw.. what if one of them would have died while looping? Would the loop stop or would they just start over? At least as I remember in groundhog day the main guy (don't remember who) kills himself. doesn't he?

SmartFox
February 17th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Probably would come back. It goes back in time before the incident so.....

Probably some one already said this my favorite part was the golf scene or anyother part with Jack after the time loop. Just all around funny.

Prometheus_Pilot
February 19th, 2005, 07:59 AM
In my view possible the best Stargate episode they have made! its got stuff the fans and new comers. The scene with Jack riding down the hall on a bike cracked me up and the kiss and the golf into the stargate and well all most of it.

Prometheus_Pilot
February 19th, 2005, 08:24 AM
I will say one thing about this episode,

Right in the middle of my back swing!

That is one Stargate classic moments. :D


one the the greatest stargate moments!

Metarock Sam
February 19th, 2005, 11:04 AM
I have to say greatest episode ever and my 2 fave parts are the wacko scene and when Teal'c and Jack were playing Golf through the gate.
Jack "If I do this any longer I'm gonna go Nuts!'
Teal'c: (looks at Jack slightly puzzled)
Jack "You know Nuts. You know being crazy,being No longer in control of one's Faculties being 3 fries short of a happy meal WACKO !!!!".

I have to ask though what happened with the Goa'ald and the Tokra in those 3 months ?

yasureubetcha
February 24th, 2005, 07:45 PM
I love how funny the golf-thing is...and I did like the kiss, because it was funny, and sweet. However, I don't understand why this is so many people's favorite.

As much as everyone uses this episode to support their ideas of J/S 'ship, to me it proves the opposite: that it would pretty much never happen, unless/until Jack retires. The fact that even in a situation without consequences or inhibitions Jack still resigned before smooching Sam tells me that they're playing by the rules. I have seen spoilers for upcoming eps. and they're driving me CRAZY with curiousity and apprehension, but Window of Opportunity proves to me that unless some MAJOR changes have occured in their characters and values in the intervening seasons, no matter what might happen in moments of tension and adrenaline there won't be any real relationship, because when they're thinking clearly (aka most of the time) they both know better.

Im_just_guessing
February 25th, 2005, 08:56 PM
Watched this episode again today, and a question came up in my mind. What was Malakai? Was he a Tollan? Because you'd think finding another civilization that advanced would have meritted...more explanation.

Andy867
February 25th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Most likely he was just an alien archeologist that was discovered on P3X-639 when SG-13 first went to the planet and made contact with him.

Im_just_guessing
February 25th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Yeah, but, dont you think that at this point in Stargate history they would have made a big deal about it? I'm going to go with Tollan. Then everything makes sense!

Andy867
February 26th, 2005, 12:00 AM
If he was Tollan, he would have had more Tollan-like equipment, like their transphasic devices that allow them to pass through solid matter. Plus the fact that he said that congenital heart failure was incurable indicates his lack of medicine when compared to that of a society, such as the Tollans.

He seemed to me to be more of the kind of person that is a maverick in their work and doesnt have any strong ties to his culture, though he would possess some technology if he was more advanced than that of SG-1. And from the looks of it, his technology was not nearly as advanced as that of the Tollan.

Im_just_guessing
February 26th, 2005, 09:43 AM
You see, I think his technology looks very Tollanish. Plus, when they decide to dial the Tollan homeworld, they make it seem like it was logical choice, like they had just been talking about the Tollans


And I dont know about the heart failure thing...but who knows what the Tollans can or cant fix?

Spiderqueen
February 26th, 2005, 10:09 AM
Window of Opprotunity is my favorite episode. It's not only the funniest, but you get to see Jack at his best (not to mention a bit of Jack/Sam as well). :D

I'm not sure that the man found on the planet was Tollan. The weapon he zapped Daniel with wasn't a Tollan weapon that we know of. I also think that those health moniter things would have told the Tollan doctors the wife had this heart condition, and would have said something abou it. The man on the planet didn't seem to have known she was going to die, it seemed so sudden.

Andy867
February 26th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Well, Narim said that Omac had been akcnowledged of dying from a heart attack but he said that the timing was what really killed him. So perhaps to an extent, they have advanced medicine that goes beyond our own for such things.

Prometheus_Pilot
February 27th, 2005, 03:20 AM
TNG did one where Data, Troi, Dr. Crusher and Riker (and maybe Worf too) are all sitting around playing poker when each loop begins. After a few loops they begin to "know" in advance which cards will be dealt. Sorta cute, but not nearly as fun as Fruit Loops and Teal'c getting bonked in the head!


I saw that one, nowhere near as good as stargate's episode golf through the gate, classic moment!

Metarock Sam
February 27th, 2005, 08:33 AM
It is possible Malachi is Tollan as the weapon he carries is like the tollan weapons used in Between two Fires. And that his wife died from heart attack which is incurable by Tolan medicine aswell.

Andy867
February 27th, 2005, 08:37 AM
I was pretty sure of the episode name, but double-checked for confirmation and TNG episode where they experience Deja Vu is called "CAUSE AND EFFECT". (good Episode by the way, was cool seeing Kelsey Grammer in it).

One thing I have always wondered about these "Time Loops" is if someone dies will they come back in the loop since EVERYTHING is literally reset. Does that include death and what-not?

Spiderqueen
February 27th, 2005, 02:03 PM
I'm pretty sure if someone died in the loop they would be back for the next one. You're essentially going back in time with each loop, so everything would reset as to what it was before.

yasureubetcha
February 27th, 2005, 05:08 PM
You're essentially going back in time with each loop, so everything would reset as to what it was before.

Everything except your memories, if you're in the loop...which are part of your consciousness. So I'd say it depends on whether death means the termination of your consciousness.

If so, since that seems to be the one thing that carries through the loops, then you wouldn't come back, and who knows what it'd be like. Would it be the same thing, only as if you had never been there? Or would you be missed as if you had suddenly disappeared from the breakfast table? Or maybe you'd just exit the loop itself, and become like everyone else who doesn't remember what happened before, but you'd be there with everything you'd known before the loop ever happened, because you WERE there at the time to which it repeated. Like you can travel back in time and meet people who are dead in your present, but if YOU are dead in the present, you can't travel to the past. Other people might bring you "back to life" by going back in time, but you still wouldn't know it unless they told you.

Whereas if death doesn't result in the termination (or unrecoverability) of your consciousness, then you'd come back every day just the same, as per Groundhog Day.

Uber
March 9th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Hum... what can I say. My favorite ep :)
Also my fav...

Did anyone else notice the book Jack was reading to prepare to learn how to translate the device?

"Latin for the Novice" by JOSEPH MALLOZZI, PhD


http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/woo_latinbook.jpg

:D

the_cadpig
March 16th, 2005, 04:24 AM
Out of all the extremely funny moments permeating this episode there is one repeating scene that has me in stitches every time. And that is Teal'c's reaction to the themometer being put in his mouth. The look of resignation on his face just cracks me up.

Celsius
March 16th, 2005, 07:38 AM
Hmm well I don't mean to be controversial but I don't think this episode is all that great. I love the comedy throughout, especially "in the middled of my backswing!" and Teal'c's expression after that guy opens the door in his face for the 1000th time. But the actual explaining of the time loop gets alittle boring for me in places. I do really like the end however, with Jack explaining to Malachi that he'd have to watch his wife die again. Nice mix of dramatic writing with this ep's humour.

fair_nymph
March 24th, 2005, 06:42 AM
Great episode, although not necessarily my favourite of all. Obviously it was necessary, but I found the looping frustrating. I did however LOVE:

-the comedy of this episode -- top notch! Jack was in prime, prime form. Teal'C and Daniel weren't too bad either.

-the kiss, of course

-juggling

-golf

-Freya coming onto Jack, and Jack telling Daniel (Daniel's response to 'Guess who made a pass at me?' -- "Sam?!??!" - hehehe).

-WACKO!

-Jack's cleverness in learning some technobabble, ancient, and noticing that Malachi couldn't have known Carter's name unless he too were out of the time loop

Wonderfully entertaining episode all around.

greytop
March 24th, 2005, 06:52 AM
-Freya coming onto Jack, and Jack telling Daniel (Daniel's response to 'Guess who made a pass at me?' -- "Sam?!??!" - hehehe). :confused: I don't remember this being in the episode. :confused:

fair_nymph
March 24th, 2005, 07:14 AM
Wow, I'm an idiot. That was from Divide and Conquer. Thanks for the correction greytop!

LouisaB
March 26th, 2005, 03:33 AM
This is (probably) my favourite episode of the whole series (any series in fact). There was such a great combination of humour and sadness in this one.

And the back swing line cracks me up every time.

I also like seeing episodes where there is not really any "bad guy" - where there are just different shades of grey and no clear line between good and evil.

My only quibble is that I really wanted to know what it was that Daniel was asking Jack each time time re-started. But that is a minor complaint in such an outstandingly brilliant episode.

valaCB
April 3rd, 2005, 01:31 AM
Great episode, although not necessarily my favourite of all. Obviously it was necessary, but I found the looping frustrating. I did however LOVE:

-the comedy of this episode -- top notch! Jack was in prime, prime form. Teal'C and Daniel weren't too bad either.

-the kiss, of course

-juggling

-golf

-Freya coming onto Jack, and Jack telling Daniel (Daniel's response to 'Guess who made a pass at me?' -- "Sam?!??!" - hehehe).

-WACKO!

-Jack's cleverness in learning some technobabble, ancient, and noticing that Malachi couldn't have known Carter's name unless he too were out of the time loop

Wonderfully entertaining episode all around.

I think the same .
not my favourite but cool and funny epi

Gatedialer
April 3rd, 2005, 02:05 PM
I just can't find any decent pic of O'neill with the plate With WACKO. Yes i've searched google and can't find anything. The best i've come accross is the one for gateworld forum

http://forum.gateworld.net/images/header_forum11.jpg

Please if anyone has one please pm me with it.

twiggy
April 11th, 2005, 01:57 PM
i haven't been able to find any either, it's depressing! i really want that one :).

my friend and i watched the kiss about 30 times (no, i'm actually not exagerating, my brother was almost yelling at us [he wanted us to just finish watching the ep]). but it was worth it :)

Elite Anubis Guard
April 12th, 2005, 10:02 AM
What an episode, it had me cracking up at points, the golf, the kiss and the crazy face. I cnt wait till the DVD Mags gets onto season 4!

girlgater
April 12th, 2005, 12:29 PM
I just can't find any decent pic of O'neill with the plate With WACKO. Yes i've searched google and can't find anything. The best i've come accross is the one for gateworld forum

http://forum.gateworld.net/images/header_forum11.jpg

Please if anyone has one please pm me with it.

Try this link:

http://www.stargatecaps.com/sg1/s4/406/html/4X06%5F359.html

It's a little bright, but you may be able to adjust it down.

_______________________________
-girlgater

fan of jack
April 12th, 2005, 12:47 PM
What can i say love this episode!

Sha're
April 12th, 2005, 01:36 PM
I still laugh at every funny moment in this episode - this is very nearly my favourite one.
This is just the perfect episode for RDA - he does this type of humour sooo well. Teal'c again, can convey with a dead pan face more than most comedy shows convey in half an hour - :D
There are so many quotes I'd love to list that have already been listed already. BUT - the "what could possibly be in my eye" scene just has me rofl every time, as does wacko!, the golfing scene, the kiss, oh etc, etc.
Daniel, Sam, Hammond, Dr Fraser all add to the comic genius as well.
Brilliant ;)

Chaka's_Mum
April 13th, 2005, 04:18 AM
I don't imagine there's a single thing I could possibly say about this episode that hasn't been said already. Sheer genius from start to finish. Rampant comedy with a tragic counterpoint (not too dissimilar from 'Holiday' in that respect, in fact - someone's desire for something causing mayhem for SG1).

Probably my all time favourite episode (and one I'll watch again and again without a qualm). The golf shot scenes in the gate room are priceless - check out those plus fours!

I still feel, though, that RDA really doesn't look like he's enjoying that porridge at the end. Mind you, given how thick and stodgy it looks, I wouldn't either!

Elite Anubis Guard
April 13th, 2005, 07:46 AM
I still feel, though, that RDA really doesn't look like he's enjoying that porridge at the end. Mind you, given how thick and stodgy it looks, I wouldn't either!

And here was me thinking it was oatmeal!

suttsteve
April 13th, 2005, 09:00 AM
I agree, this was a great episode. It's one of my favorites.

Chaka's_Mum
April 14th, 2005, 11:14 PM
And here was me thinking it was oatmeal!

Given that porridge is made from oats as well, I suppose I tend to view them as the same thing - though porridge doesn't normally get served in a big sticky stodgy mass like that! :D

Chaka's_Mum
April 14th, 2005, 11:33 PM
I agree, this was a great episode. It's one of my favorites.

Coincidentally, Sky One showed WoO a couple of nights ago as part of the SG1 start-to-finish teatime re-run. They listed it as 'one of the funniest episodes ever made'. Personally I disagree with this assessment. They should have said 'The funniest episode ever made'. There have been other eps in the past which have had some good comedy in them, but WoO shoots 'em all down in flames when it comes to the 'Funniest Ep' accolade. At least it does for me.

I don't think there's anything in it that doesn't work; everybody shines - and the sequence where Jack and Teal'c do the 'no consequences quickstep' is screamingly funny. I love Teal'c's look of satisfaction when he slams the door back in that poor little airman's face!

My favourite line, to this day, has to be "In the middle of my backswing????!!!" The melodramatic pose that Jack strikes as he says it just makes it even funnier.

Priceless.

captain_kirk999
April 15th, 2005, 03:49 AM
I also recently watched it on Sky One (and Mix) and I couldn't tear my eyes away from it. It is just comical genius!! RDA is such a good actor that I laugh at his facial expressions and the way he slams down his folder by about the third loop! "We've done this!" and "If this was just me, i'd agree with you General, but it's Teal'c as well. Is this the face of a crazy man?! Bad example..."

immhotep
April 16th, 2005, 12:54 AM
this without doubt the funniest stargate episode ever, if only that funny bit was all the way through........its a highlight of sg-1 and a credit to the actors, i hope we get another episode like that in atlantis, imagine makay and teyla doing the rounds!

Lord Zedd
April 16th, 2005, 04:19 AM
this without doubt the funniest stargate episode ever, if only that funny bit was all the way through........its a highlight of sg-1 and a credit to the actors, i hope we get another episode like that in atlantis, imagine makay and teyla doing the rounds!

:eek: :eek: who knows what they'll do ;) imagine the possibilty. I bet that McKay knows immidiatly that they can do anything they want without thinking about the consequenses for example kissing Dr Weir ;) taking the puddle jumper and make a ride. Or making love in the puddle jumper :p

captain_kirk999
April 16th, 2005, 05:31 AM
that last commment was just wrong, but i agree, McKay would be even funnier if the same thing sort of happened. He'll probably do geeky stuff instead of playing golf through the gate though like playing Pong or Asteroid on the Atlantis database projector... nerd...

immhotep
April 16th, 2005, 08:33 AM
id just love if they found janus's old experiment in a lab and they had to do WoO style thing in atlantis, theres more possibilitys than in stargate!like learning all the database with unlimited time!

Hulabaloo
April 16th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Coincidentally, Sky One showed WoO a couple of nights ago as part of the SG1 start-to-finish teatime re-run. They listed it as 'one of the funniest episodes ever made'. Personally I disagree with this assessment. They should have said 'The funniest episode ever made'. There have been other eps in the past which have had some good comedy in them, but WoO shoots 'em all down in flames when it comes to the 'Funniest Ep' accolade. At least it does for me.

I don't think there's anything in it that doesn't work; everybody shines - and the sequence where Jack and Teal'c do the 'no consequences quickstep' is screamingly funny. I love Teal'c's look of satisfaction when he slams the door back in that poor little airman's face!

My favourite line, to this day, has to be "In the middle of my backswing????!!!" The melodramatic pose that Jack strikes as he says it just makes it even funnier.

Priceless.


Yeah definately. While it was on Sky One i saw it nearly all the time just to see one scene. and a few others!

Hulabaloo

Uber
April 16th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Yeah definately. While it was on Sky One i saw it nearly all the time just to see one scene. and a few others!

Hulabaloo
Window of Opportunity is a great all round scifi comedy! There's so much that's already been discussed on this thread...and then there's a much less heralded scene with Jack, Daniel and Teal'c...

Jack and Teal'c had been told in a previous loop that they would have to learn 400 pages plus of alien text and somewhere along the way, Jack realized that would take a very long time (I still have to wonder exactly how long they were looping - I mean, Teal'c learned how to juggle, Jack learned pottery, and then there's the aforementioned learning of 400 pages of alien text...what else did they do in all that time?!??...but I digress).


Jack of course wants to take a short cut (who'd want to learn all of that stuff anyway?)...and thus the following scene ensues:


http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/wooa1.jpg

O’NEILL : I’m telling you, the only way to stop this loop (he touches
the screen to bring up images of the pedestal)…is to figure out how
to run that stuff.

http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/woo1.jpg

DANIEL : If we really have had this conversation before then I
probably pointed it out to you that there’s no way I can translate
this entire text in less than a day.

http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/woo2.jpg

O’NEILL : Oh, I am so ahead of you (he retrieves a tape recorder
from the table). I put the whole thing on tape last time so you don’t
have to start from scratch.

http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/woo3.jpg

He presses play but nothing is heard. DANIEL looks at him.
O’NEILL hits the recorder onto the table to get it working in frustration.

http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/woo4.jpg

DANIEL : If what you say is true then when the loop started again then
your recording wouldn’t have happened…yet.
O’NEILL : Right.
O’NEILL puts the tape recorder down.

http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/woo5.jpg

TEAL’C : Did I not say that your plan would be unsuccessful?
O’NEILL (raises a finger at TEAL’C to shut him up): Careful…be careful.

http://www.powerpromoz.com/stargate/woo6.jpg

O’NEILL : (To DANIEL) What about notes? Indelible ink?

:D

This scene doesn't get much play because of the MANY others (like the golfing, the resignation and the Daniel getting pummeled in the hallway moments...) but it deserves its due...

:D

captain_kirk999
April 17th, 2005, 10:11 AM
All the scenes were great, but people will remember the golf one the most because of the physical comedy. Just simple looks between O'Neill, Teal'c and Daniel make it a classic, and the way they all go "No we didn't" "Yes we did..." "No we didn't" "Yes we did..." "No we didn't" "Yes we did..." etc...

classic...

Chaka's_Mum
April 17th, 2005, 10:59 PM
In fact, I don't think there's a single 'comedy' moment that doesn't work a treat throughout the whole episode; and then, right at the end, the slapstick is balanced out by the marvellously poignant scene when Jack finally persuades Malaki that all he's going to do if he actually does persuade the machine to work (which we all know he won't), is relive the most miserable experience of his life.

He's not the only one who's been there - everyone on SG1 has been through some form of tragedy - but he's the one who makes the connection with Malaki and finally gets the loop stopped for good. Okay, it needed Daniel to teach Jack and Teal'c enough of the Ancient text to understand the machine, what it was built to do and what was wrong with it; it needed Sam to work out how the technology actually worked, but when push came to shove, it needed a more 'human' touch to get the job done.

We all know that Jack's not generally the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but there are times when he really shines; and this is one of those times.

LiquidAK
April 24th, 2005, 02:15 PM
Anyone know where i can download the scene with the whole wacko thing cos i really wanna show my friend cos im always goin on about how fricken hilarios it is

Lida
April 24th, 2005, 02:44 PM
I think Window of Opportunity is my all time favorite episode, for sheer laughs. One of my favorite exchanges, is as follows:

Teal'c: Col O'Neill, should we not be assisting Daniel Jackson with the translation?
Jack: I'm taking this loop off. I'm telling you, Teal'c, if we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm going to lose it.
(Teal'c throws Jack a look, eyebrow arched)
Jack: It means go crazy. Insane. No longer in possession of one's faculties. Nuts. Out of one's tree. Bonzo. Three fries short of a happy meal. :D

twiggy
April 24th, 2005, 04:16 PM
In fact, I don't think there's a single 'comedy' moment that doesn't work a treat throughout the whole episode; and then, right at the end, the slapstick is balanced out by the marvellously poignant scene when Jack finally persuades Malaki that all he's going to do if he actually does persuade the machine to work (which we all know he won't), is relive the most miserable experience of his life.

He's not the only one who's been there - everyone on SG1 has been through some form of tragedy - but he's the one who makes the connection with Malaki and finally gets the loop stopped for good. Okay, it needed Daniel to teach Jack and Teal'c enough of the Ancient text to understand the machine, what it was built to do and what was wrong with it; it needed Sam to work out how the technology actually worked, but when push came to shove, it needed a more 'human' touch to get the job done.

We all know that Jack's not generally the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but there are times when he really shines; and this is one of those times.
amen! that really does sum up everything that i htink on this ep

Hex.FTB.enabled
May 2nd, 2005, 05:52 PM
Something occured to me while watching this again tonight on Stargate Monday: the Ancients built the machine to go back and change their fate. But in Atlantis' Before I Sleep, the Ancients seemd extremely upset about the idea of tampering with time....doesn't really track unless the events in WofO are the reason for them thinking that way. Just a thought...

greytop
May 2nd, 2005, 05:57 PM
Something occured to me while watching this again tonight on Stargate Monday: the Ancients built the machine to go back and change their fate. But in Atlantis' Before I Sleep, the Ancients seemd extremely upset about the idea of tampering with time....doesn't really track unless the events in WofO are the reason for them thinking that way. Just a thought...I tend to agree with you on that thought.

Daniel's_twin
May 3rd, 2005, 05:54 AM
Something occured to me while watching this again tonight on Stargate Monday: the Ancients built the machine to go back and change their fate. But in Atlantis' Before I Sleep, the Ancients seemd extremely upset about the idea of tampering with time....doesn't really track unless the events in WofO are the reason for them thinking that way. Just a thought...

No, it seems that the Loop Machine was built after they came back. I figure they were so desperate, they would try anything. I realize that the idea of desperate Ancients is kinda far-fetched, but it's the only explanation. :cool:

Lida
May 3rd, 2005, 06:21 AM
Given that porridge is made from oats as well, I suppose I tend to view them as the same thing - though porridge doesn't normally get served in a big sticky stodgy mass like that! :D

In the original script, it was supposed to be tuna casserole, but Peter DeLuise felt that oatmeal would be a better choice. I second that.

As for Jack looking like he's not enjoying it...I think his mind is just preoccupied, with thoughts of Sam, the kiss, and anything else he may have done while looping. :D ;)

OrangeShipper
May 3rd, 2005, 06:29 AM
Cant BELIEVE no-ones mentioned this:

Carter: We haven't been to P4X-639.

O'Neill:
(to Carter)Yes, we have.
(to Daniel)
No, we haven't. That's what you were going to say.

Daniel:
Of course, that's what I was going to say.

O'Neill:
(thinks for a moment)
Okay, bad example.

later...

O'Neill
Hey, if it were just me, I'd agree but what about Teal'c? Come on! Is this a face of a crazy man?
(points to Teal'c)

Teal'c slowly turns his head, blinking slowly, as he looks at O'Neill with that serious look on his face.

Hammond narrows his eyes and looks at Teal'c.

O'Neill
(pause after thinking)
Bad example.

later.....

O'Neill:
What archaeologist do you know that carries a gun??!

Daniel:
Err... I do!

O'Neill:
Bad example..

LOL I love that!!!

And btw BEST EP EVER!!

Daniel's_twin
May 3rd, 2005, 07:22 AM
Yeah, I've noticed every so often Jack gets an "episode line" as I call it. It's one phrase that he keeps saying every so often throughout the ep. In this ep it was "Bad example." Another example of this is in "Serpent's Lair" Where he continues to keep on saying "Bad Day."

Just a little thing I've noticed. :cool:

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May 20th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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This is easily the best episode in sg-1. it had a wonderful plot to it and most of all the humor. Just watching jack and teal'k hit golfballs into the stargate cracked me up. i play golf myself and i must say teal'k has a wonderful swing

Alfred Neuman
May 20th, 2005, 09:52 AM
haha hilarious daniel is the best character

QuiGonJohn
May 21st, 2005, 04:51 AM
Loved this episode. So funny, great stuff.

Did anyone else notice the machine was nearly identical to the machine that was the big weapon in the end of Season 8. The one that Jacob/Selmak was adjusting the heights of the various stones.

beale947
May 25th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Best episode ever. The possiblities Jack and Teal'c had, i wish i did. One of the best lines in the series it has, aswell. Hammond - "Colonel O'neill, what the hell are you doing?!" O'neill - "In the middle of my backswing!". Excellent, and Malachiisn't a Tollan, because why would he use goa'uld sheild technology, and his weapon doesn't look Tollan either.

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O'neill:- Ok, lets go to plan B.
Carter:- Why plan B?
O'neill:- Since when has plan A ever worked!

SmartEagle
May 27th, 2005, 05:10 PM
Loved this episode. So funny, great stuff.

Did anyone else notice the machine was nearly identical to the machine that was the big weapon in the end of Season 8. The one that Jacob/Selmak was adjusting the heights of the various stones.

Yes, I noticed that while watching "Reckoning" the first time. I think that's where they got the idea for detinating the weapon throughout the entire galaxy- because the time device worked on several planets simultaneously.

This has to be my favorite episode. It is one of the most quotable ones, too.

What do you think was Daniel's question at the beginning of every loop?

Chaka's_Mum
May 31st, 2005, 11:22 PM
Yes, I noticed that while watching "Reckoning" the first time. I think that's where they got the idea for detinating the weapon throughout the entire galaxy- because the time device worked on several planets simultaneously.

Perhaps they're both from the same period of Ancient development. They could be standard Ancient interfaces for the technology of the time. I suppose the time device needed to accumulate the additional power by building it up in the various gates it activated - given that they're capable of storing massive amounts of energy.The weapon, on the other hand, used the gates to spread the energy wave across the Galaxy either as near or as far as the operator saw fit.
It's quite possible that, based on the available evidence we have, the device is a non-standard interface which is linked with the gate network for uses other than simple gate travel. Chances are they are quite early in date - and were used at a time when the Ancients were a bit more 'into' tampering with things they shouldn't.


This has to be my favorite episode. It is one of the most quotable ones, too.

Same here. It's got the right balance of comedy and pathos - which works brilliantly.


What do you think was Daniel's question at the beginning of every loop?

I'm hoping it was really, really innocuous - like the proposed transfer of the SGC Toilet Paper Supply contract from Andrex to Izal. ;)

jonno
June 16th, 2005, 07:34 AM
Classic stargate, Classic Jack - great episode - so many fantastic lines

thorshammer
June 20th, 2005, 12:15 PM
They should make another ep like this! With the same writters, directors, producers, etc.

da_hippie
June 20th, 2005, 12:47 PM
They should make another ep like this! With the same writters, directors, producers, etc.

Well the two hundredth episode is coming up soon in season 9 or 10 and they'll most likely do something funny for that. I hope they get RDA back for it though.