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<FONT SIZE=1>EPISODE NUMBER - 613</FONT>
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The team returns to Earth with a piece of technology that allows them to see alien creatures everywhere, and must attempt to contain the problem when it spreads beyond the base.

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omnian
June 12th, 2004, 02:54 AM
This has got to be the worst of Season 6. Brightly coloured aliens? And what was with changing the configuration of the crystals within the device? Surely it would have taken a LOT longer to figure out how to reverse it. The possibilities must be pretty high I imagine....especially since you can turn them around and stuff. Unless I missed something :S

Crazedwraith
June 12th, 2004, 04:22 AM
This has got to be the worst of Season 6. Brightly coloured aliens? And what was with changing the configuration of the crystals within the device? Surely it would have taken a LOT longer to figure out how to reverse it. The possibilities must be pretty high I imagine....especially since you can turn them around and stuff. Unless I missed something :S


There were only six crystals thats 36 different orders.

SGSlugger
June 12th, 2004, 05:40 AM
What I don't get is how did the Ancients realize that those bug things were there in the first place?

bcmilco
June 12th, 2004, 02:06 PM
What I don't get is how did the Ancients realize that those bug things were there in the first place?

My guess is they didn't untill they started experimenting with multi-dimensional technology, once they realzied there were aliens there then they specialized the tech. to attract the aliens.

Mr Prophet
June 12th, 2004, 02:13 PM
There were only six crystals thats 36 different orders.

Six crystals into six positions gives you 720 possible permutations; unless each crystal can potentially go in either way round, in which case it's 46,080.

Crazedwraith
June 12th, 2004, 02:31 PM
Six crystals into six positions gives you 720 possible permutations; unless each crystal can potentially go in either way round, in which case it's 46,080.
Whoops your right. 6 crystals means 1 x 2 x3x4x5x6 combinations. Thats a lot.

SG_Mike
June 17th, 2004, 11:50 AM
They got lucky?

bcmilco
June 17th, 2004, 03:52 PM
Sam said that it was one of the last combinations they had to try with the crystals, so they didn't get lucky. ;)

Selmak
July 11th, 2004, 07:54 AM
Alternate reality bugs.

marcus
July 13th, 2004, 09:33 PM
I agree, this wasnt exactly the greatest episope around.

However it introduces a really interesting idea. That creatures and other living beings could be living on earth but in another dimension (or something like that). So theoretically there could be a whole other non-intrusive race living on earth without our knowledge. If you could control these multidimesions you could travel through Goa'uld territory without them knowing and achieve numerous goals.

Selmak
July 15th, 2004, 08:01 PM
I never really got when the bugs go through some things but not others.

Selmak
July 26th, 2004, 08:41 PM
was the bug see thing of ancient design?

SeaBee
September 17th, 2004, 01:38 PM
A bit of an up and down episode. Why could the bugs foat through some things and crawl over others? Mind you when Daniel was shifted in crystal skulls he could walk through doors and sit on filing cabinets.

Major Fischer
September 17th, 2004, 01:48 PM
A bit of an up and down episode. Why could the bugs foat through some things and crawl over others? Mind you when Daniel was shifted in crystal skulls he could walk through doors and sit on filing cabinets.

Preference? ;)

greytop
September 23rd, 2004, 05:29 PM
Jack hates replicators but does he hate these bugs? They looked like one that were see everyday but only bigger.

Rhodan
November 15th, 2004, 09:33 AM
You know, I and my dad are both loyal fans of SG-1 but when we saw some episode with very lame premise, our analyze could be covered in one simple word: "Mongols ". As you probably know, episode that shocked us was the fourth one, " Emancipation". But I guess that after the story about terribly dangerous creatures who are such dangerous simple becouse people see them and this abillity is created by touching of previous person with it, our code wil be now "Bugs".

Mr Prophet
November 15th, 2004, 10:54 AM
A bit of an up and down episode. Why could the bugs foat through some things and crawl over others?

Becuase if they only went across them, how would anyone know they were magic bugs?

Symobolt
November 17th, 2004, 04:53 AM
There's a great sci-fi story by Gardner Dozis, called "Chains of the Sea". The idea there is identical -there are creatures on earth that live in another dimension (out-of-phase? ;)). In that story, most of the creatures are also weird funny-looking "bugs", like here, though their interactions with the "real" world are touched upon in greater detail (e.g. one species sucks a certain kind of fluid out of cows, and the loss of that fluid is the reason why cows lose their inborn superior intelligence :D). I really recommend it. :]

Major Fischer
November 25th, 2004, 06:32 AM
Not the best episode of SG1 ever, but not horrible.

LMichelle
November 30th, 2004, 12:49 PM
This ep started off being interesting and even showed some promise, but then the second half was about finding Vernon and that's when I stopped caring.

jckfan55
November 30th, 2004, 03:34 PM
This ep started off being interesting and even showed some promise, but then the second half was about finding Vernon and that's when I stopped caring.

I was less interested in that half too--though I did enjoy the Sam-Jonas moment when they were interviewing his grandmother.

Yu`
February 8th, 2005, 08:00 PM
Not a great episode, the whole hysteria thing could have been more hightlighted, like maybe a montage of funny situations of people freaking out! :D

Bastet11191967
February 21st, 2005, 07:44 AM
It probably wasn't one of the better episodes, but I really liked Teal'c's reaction (his eyes went as big as saucers) when he started seeing the bugs.

button
February 21st, 2005, 08:21 AM
what i liked most about this episode was that it made me think about schizophrenic suffers.
If the out of phrase thing was possible, then made the visons suffers have are actually there but unable to be seen by humans without a ability to see out of phase.
any thoughts

Hex.FTB.enabled
February 21st, 2005, 11:27 AM
The ONLY thing I could really stomach in this episode was the Alf/Macgyver joke at the end.

Willow
February 27th, 2005, 07:44 AM
Yep, I have to agree it was a pretty weak episode.

kelmah
April 21st, 2005, 04:07 PM
It was the brightly colored bugs that really got me. They were just so... unrealistic.


But then, this is scifi :)

Believer
May 8th, 2005, 08:49 PM
what i liked most about this episode was that it made me think about schizophrenic suffers.
If the out of phrase thing was possible, then made the visons suffers have are actually there but unable to be seen by humans without a ability to see out of phase.
any thoughts

The majority of schizophrenics suffer from auditory hallucinations, not visual ones, especially, not like the "bugs" seen in this episode. However, the character (?Vernon) that had been in the Gulf, and was running away, did display classic paranoid behavior. I thought Jack handled him very well.

Was that too clinical? I could add some jokes........ :(

Now, back to the topic at hand. I did not like Sight Unseen. It seemed to me like everyone was just going through the motions of acting, but there was no real humor or pathos in it. And the bugs themselves were kinda......weak?

QuiGonJohn
June 13th, 2005, 06:12 AM
I liked this episode. Noticed it had a minimal amount of Jack, guess part of RDA's scaling back during Season 6. I liked how Jack jokingly referred to it as a bug zapper, then they started seeing bugs.

Lucreleia
June 22nd, 2005, 07:13 PM
The ONLY thing I could really stomach in this episode was the Alf/Macgyver joke at the end.

As a new fan of Stargate, I enjoy every chapter. This one was not so special, but I just LOVED the reference to Melmac at the end!
That´s the humor I really like in the series.

Chaka's_Mum
June 22nd, 2005, 11:09 PM
Yep - this was a pretty naff episode. Watchable (just) but naff, all the same. I did think the blue and yellow caterpillar thingies were quite sweet, though... :o

PugGate
July 1st, 2005, 09:07 AM
Jonas says the writing on the Big Bug Attractor- thingy is Ancient, yet it looked more Furling to me. Anyone else notice that?

LuvsJonasQuinn
August 9th, 2005, 01:31 AM
This is one of the episodes that makes me wonder if Jonas has the Ancient gene since he was able to turn the device on. They so need to bring back Jonas and tell all the stories that they laid the groundwork for about him. I felt bad for him that they didn't believe him at first about the creatures - I'm glad Sam owned up to their actions and apologized and said that he was a member of the team and had their trust and respect. Teal'c's talk with Jonas about Jack's fishing offer was funny because I remember that episode where he went fishing and his reaction to it.LOL It was nice to see the team off-base and in civilian clothes.:)

whatswiththehairtealc
August 9th, 2005, 05:31 AM
did anyone notice that o'neill put gasoline in his diesel truck. dumb ass.

Stricken
September 8th, 2005, 06:17 AM
Strange episode but good none the less, with the team working together

Gateshipp-er1
September 18th, 2005, 12:34 PM
The episode wasn't one of SG-1's best and I agree that the aliens were a slight bit..cheesy? (It would be more realistic(sp?) if people saw things like how Daniel did in 'Legacy'). But one thing I really like was the Sam/Jonas interactions. (Sam telling him to fix it, "We're not a couple-" Sam grabs his hand, etc.) :D

Metarock Sam
September 21st, 2005, 01:38 PM
This episode was one of those episodes where at the end people were going 'oh man SG-1 sucks now wheres Daniel?' I mean come on without Full Circle being such a hit that would have been the last of Stargate no season 7 8 or 9 no atlantis oh man I cant stop thinking about how bad life would be like,

Perriman33
September 24th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Very weird episode, those little critters were sure bright enough! For once not a lot else I can say, it filled a gap in the series. :)

walter_MacChevron
October 31st, 2005, 08:26 PM
Not good episode I say.....and it looked sooooooooo fake sometimes!!!

Nem2k
November 19th, 2005, 07:27 PM
this was a bit of a fun episode, what they should have done was emphasised that by making it funnier so we'd know they were trying to do a less serious ep cos right now, im not sure whether it was meant to be serious or not

AGateFan
November 19th, 2005, 09:09 PM
I think it is as serious as the Ori pleague.... just more interesting.

Two_L's
April 30th, 2007, 05:58 AM
This was an alright episode. The bugs were pretty strange, but I actually liked the 'passing it on' cure. Although the bugs weren't that exciting, it did have some good scenes. Jack asking Sam to go fishing with him (again :P), Teal'c telling Jonas he should be glad he wasn't asked to go fishing, Jonas and Sam as a "couple", and I also liked when Sam apologises to Jonas and tells him that they do accept him as part of sg-1. It was a sweet moment. :)

Pharaoh Hamenthotep
September 30th, 2007, 05:32 PM
This was a difficult episode to judge, it started off fairly serious. Jonas might be suffering from hallucinations caused by the naquadriah experiments, widespread panic of people seeing bugs that aren't really there (well they are there but in another dimension) Also may have suggested that Jonas has the Ancient gene, when he activated the device, although its possible he just found the 'on' switch! But then it was all about finding Vernon :( Not really a bad episode but it could have been better!

Chezlee
January 20th, 2008, 10:16 PM
I dont like this episode. Creepy crawlies WITH BIG TEETH that come out of no where...No Thank You... Only good thing was Teal'c and his adversion to fishing

captain jake
July 6th, 2008, 04:33 AM
This wasn't one of my favorite episodes, the whole breakout was slightly unrealistic. There should have been more people asking questions. Who has heard of a pill fixing full blown hallucinations? As for tracking down the gas station attendant, the whole scene with his grandmother was slightly off. Not to mention how easy it was to spread the "cure" as they were calling it.

Not a very good episode.

mr_kennedy
October 8th, 2008, 05:22 AM
this episode is right below emancipation for the worst episode of sg-1

but it gets me thinking about stuff like this in the real world and how plausible it is, freaks me out sometimes, maybe when you dont feel well its really an out of phase bug attached to your stomach or something :p

and the army guy was so annoying

anyway ill just pretend this episode never happened :D

Dumper
October 8th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Capital letters? Punctuation?

hedwig
October 9th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I have real problems with this episode, other than the fact that it was slightly (ok, maybe more than slightly) ridiculous. Though, I did appreciate that even though everyone in the gateroom thought Jonas was crazy and seeing things, Hammond immediately hit the alarm and notified the base that it was not a drill. Usually the first thing that happens in a situation like that is the person seeing things is immediately shipped off to the infirmary to get checked out.

However, I really didn't like when Jack was about to leave to go fishing and he and Sam were talking - how Sam just dismissed Jonas as being stressed out because everything was so new to him. After having gone through almost the same thing in "Ascension" when everybody thought she was hallucinating because she was supposedly stressed out (apparently she didn't learn anything from that experience), I would have thought she'd be the first one to give Jonas the benefit of the doubt, but she didn't, and as much as I like her I thought she was being rather mean and insensitive. Though she did redeem herself later by apologizing to him.

It also continues to amaze me that Janet still thinks she can treat every kind of ailment with some kind of pill or injection instead of broadening her views of whatever possible ailments come into her infirmary (considering how often she's been wrong in her diagnosis or possible diagnosis). She never seems to think beyond doing blood tests, CT-scans, MRI's and whatever earth-based medicine there is. By now, I would think she'd be at least suggesting some kind of extraterrestrial source and wondering how to find it and what to do about it. After all the stuff that's come back to the SGC by SGC personnel, the Tok'ra and other aliens, one would think she'd start looking for more reasons than the obvious.

I am also astounded at how often they keep bringing alien items back to earth without some kind of proper waiting period or decontamination. Just because it was briefly examined off-earth and determined not to be emitting dangerous radiation doesn't mean it's safe to bring back - as proven by the fact that as soon as they got back to the SGC something was let loose (even if Jonas was the only one that saw it at first). They don't seem to learn from previous lessons.

There were cute moments, though - I do agree with that part.

Another part that bothered me a bit was when Jack stopped to get gas and saw the bug the first time. He fired his gun within just a few feet of the gas pump, while the gas nozzle was stuck in his truck. I don't know that much about such things, but it would seem extremely dangerous to fire a weapon that near something so flammable. A tiny spark could have caused an explosion that would have taken out that entire gas station, along with Jack and the station owner.:(

Butlersgate
March 14th, 2009, 08:18 AM
I have real problems with this episode, other than the fact that it was slightly (ok, maybe more than slightly) ridiculous. Though, I did appreciate that even though everyone in the gateroom thought Jonas was crazy and seeing things, Hammond immediately hit the alarm and notified the base that it was not a drill. Usually the first thing that happens in a situation like that is the person seeing things is immediately shipped off to the infirmary to get checked out.

However, I really didn't like when Jack was about to leave to go fishing and he and Sam were talking - how Sam just dismissed Jonas as being stressed out because everything was so new to him. After having gone through almost the same thing in "Ascension" when everybody thought she was hallucinating because she was supposedly stressed out (apparently she didn't learn anything from that experience), I would have thought she'd be the first one to give Jonas the benefit of the doubt, but she didn't, and as much as I like her I thought she was being rather mean and insensitive. Though she did redeem herself later by apologizing to him.

It also continues to amaze me that Janet still thinks she can treat every kind of ailment with some kind of pill or injection instead of broadening her views of whatever possible ailments come into her infirmary (considering how often she's been wrong in her diagnosis or possible diagnosis). She never seems to think beyond doing blood tests, CT-scans, MRI's and whatever earth-based medicine there is. By now, I would think she'd be at least suggesting some kind of extraterrestrial source and wondering how to find it and what to do about it. After all the stuff that's come back to the SGC by SGC personnel, the Tok'ra and other aliens, one would think she'd start looking for more reasons than the obvious.

I am also astounded at how often they keep bringing alien items back to earth without some kind of proper waiting period or decontamination. Just because it was briefly examined off-earth and determined not to be emitting dangerous radiation doesn't mean it's safe to bring back - as proven by the fact that as soon as they got back to the SGC something was let loose (even if Jonas was the only one that saw it at first). They don't seem to learn from previous lessons.

There were cute moments, though - I do agree with that part.

Another part that bothered me a bit was when Jack stopped to get gas and saw the bug the first time. He fired his gun within just a few feet of the gas pump, while the gas nozzle was stuck in his truck. I don't know that much about such things, but it would seem extremely dangerous to fire a weapon that near something so flammable. A tiny spark could have caused an explosion that would have taken out that entire gas station, along with Jack and the station owner.:(

if they didn't bring back anything through the stargate their wouldn't be a show, it would be crap if they started to experience things off-world because it takes away the element of danger and the "what if it goes public" kind of thing.

well janet always does other tests too from previous experiences(like casandra and the bomb) but she only has earth based medicines available to her really so what do you expect her to do, pull a new device that searches for something not yet seen in previous episodes? that was a little too harsh.

as far as sam goes i see your point but it just refreshes the idea of Jonas still being the "new guy" n whatnot plus his exposure to naquadria get's mentioned which could of explained the hallucinations.

as far as jack shooting at a petrol station, it is dangerous but i think a bug that may be an even bigger threat is flying around is more of a concern for him at that moment in time.

i enjoyed this episode alot

Detritus
April 23rd, 2009, 04:06 PM
All the episodes of a series can't be winners. This is one of those episodes.

You could skip watching this episode and it wouldn't make one bit of difference in the continuarity of the show. Nothing of any impact happens.

The Stig
May 15th, 2009, 12:50 PM
This has got to be the worst of Season 6. Brightly coloured aliens? And what was with changing the configuration of the crystals within the device? Surely it would have taken a LOT longer to figure out how to reverse it. The possibilities must be pretty high I imagine....especially since you can turn them around and stuff. Unless I missed something :S

i agree that it was really bad. the alien thingys could have looked so much better.

balo
May 21st, 2009, 07:20 AM
Unless you're a fan of alternate reality bugs, this episode is not very interesting.

It had its few funny moments, but not my cup of tea.

The worst episode from season 6 .

Rating : 4 / 10

vzzzzzbx
June 3rd, 2009, 06:14 PM
I agree this probably the weakest episode of season 6. Interesting idea of bugs that are all around us that people can't normally see, but the ep didn't really pull it off, more time should have been spent showing peoples reactions to seeing the creatures instead of the cliched chase of that Vernon guy.

Tachyon
December 7th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Quite weak episode, if you ask me. Not the worst episode I have seen, but certainly not among the good ones either.

gateship15
December 7th, 2009, 11:14 AM
i like this episode. big bugs thats all i can say big bugs. i love the concept that like how a a pandemic starts by walking around and touching people the hallucinations of the big bugs spread

AresLover452
December 7th, 2009, 11:24 AM
jonas thought he was going crazy... that was funny.

gateship15
December 7th, 2009, 11:25 AM
lol yes it was. i would have thought i was going nuts to BIG BUGS

AresLover452
December 7th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Big Ugly Alien Bugs.... yes, you're right Iw ould have thought the same!!

gateship15
December 7th, 2009, 11:29 AM
sorry i can't get over the size of the bugs i would be freaking out. but if i was a member of sg1 i guess i wouldn't be so much because i would be use to the weird happening

AresLover452
December 7th, 2009, 11:35 AM
sorry i can't get over the size of the bugs i would be freaking out. but if i was a member of sg1 i guess i wouldn't be so much because i would be use to the weird happening

i would love it to have weird things happen to me... and I would love to be a member of SG-1... cause the weird and freaky always happens to them.

gateship15
December 7th, 2009, 11:38 AM
i agree i would love it to. i like weird and wacky there lives are never boring because of wired and wacky

mrscopterdoc
March 23rd, 2010, 03:26 PM
One of my favorite episodes of this season. Creepy bugs that no one else can see, conspiracy theories, alien devices, what more could you want :P

maneth
October 9th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Very X-Files once again. I did like the resolution of the story too.

Evil Clown of Apocalypse
February 27th, 2011, 08:03 AM
man..I mixed up the disc and watched this episode thinking it's the first episode of the season.I was like "how that guy joined the team?!"
liked the episode,though:D

Dave2
December 15th, 2011, 11:07 AM
The overall story is a bit slow, a bit of a drag. It would have been interesting had reconfiguring the crystals produced visions of other types of creatures or humans in parallel dimensions rather than just the bugs. The scene with the grandmother seemed like extra filler.
In any case I see where RDA got his way for less on-screen time in the Season 6.

liminoid
January 11th, 2012, 09:20 AM
If the alien device was such an imminent threat, why did Hammond insist on finding a way to shut it off instead of immediately shipping it back where it came from?

Seaboe Muffinchucker
January 11th, 2012, 10:57 AM
If the alien device was such an imminent threat, why did Hammond insist on finding a way to shut it off instead of immediately shipping it back where it came from?

They did ship it back where it came from. It didn't make any difference to the people seeing the bugs.

Seaboe

liminoid
January 11th, 2012, 07:42 PM
They did ship it back where it came from. It didn't make any difference to the people seeing the bugs.

Seaboe

Only after they decided to shut down the machine first, a move they seemed to deem risky but pursued anyway.

Interdimensional bleedthrough effect. Interdimensional bleedthrough effect. Interdimensional bleedthrough effect.

Matt G
January 16th, 2012, 02:53 PM
I stuck a VHS into the machine.

1. Those bugs were very freaky looking.

2. And I couldn't blame them for thinking Jonas was going nuts.

3. Jack(to Sam) "I just want you to cum" Even my non-shipper mind wound up in the gutter!

Overall though, meh.

majorsal
January 16th, 2012, 08:27 PM
I stuck a VHS into the machine.

1. Those bugs were very freaky looking.

2. And I couldn't blame them for thinking Jonas was going nuts.

3. Jack(to Sam) "I just want you to cum" Even my non-shipper mind wound up in the gutter!

Overall though, meh.

okay, i know he didn't really say that to her (in those words :p), but where in the ep did this almost dialog happen!? :p i even went to a transcript place to find that line (or close to it), and it didn't show up. :p

Matt G
January 17th, 2012, 02:09 AM
OK, sorry...not the exact line but...(I spent last night with a bunch of gutter-dwelling scifi fans in RL!)

INT—SGC CORRIDOR
[O'Neill and Carter walk down the corridor. Carter is still in BDUs while O'Neill wears civilian garb.]
O'NEILL
(unenthusiastically)
I could stay.
CARTER
We've all been cleared, sir. The base is clean. Jonas is probably suffering from stress. This is all still pretty new to him.
[They reach the elevator and O'Neill scans his key card through the reader.]
O'NEILL
(casually)
You could come with.
CARTER
Sir?
O'NEILL
Fishing, Carter. I'm going fishing.
CARTER
You know I'm planning on studying the artifact.
O'NEILL
(dryly)
Yes. There's always something isn't there.
[The elevator arrives and O'Neill steps inside. The technician and an SF are inside.]
CARTER
Oh, come on, sir. We both know the only reason you asked is because you knew I had something else to do.
O'NEILL
No, really. I think you should come…fish. Fish some more.

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
January 18th, 2012, 03:05 PM
An average and boring episode of SG-1.

There's not much else to say.

Tomorrow, Kinsey is assassinated.

mathpiglet
January 18th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Question: I must have missed something. How does one lose the ability to see the bugs?

If it's just touching someone who is 'cured', why doesn't the 'sick' person reinfect the 'cured' person?

Krisz
January 18th, 2012, 08:19 PM
The worst episode of an outstanding season for me. Even rewatching it for this rewatch didn't change my view of it.

I still don't see what the point of that device was really, bit silly having the ability to see odd bugs in other dimensions?! This device must have ended up in the Ancient 'seemed like a great idea at the time' catalogue of inventions, much like those weird and whacky inventions made through the late 19th to mid 20th century! :P

Jae'a
January 19th, 2012, 10:03 AM
There's a great sci-fi story by Gardner Dozis, called "Chains of the Sea". The idea there is identical -there are creatures on earth that live in another dimension (out-of-phase? ;)). In that story, most of the creatures are also weird funny-looking "bugs", like here, though their interactions with the "real" world are touched upon in greater detail (e.g. one species sucks a certain kind of fluid out of cows, and the loss of that fluid is the reason why cows lose their inborn superior intelligence :D). I really recommend it. :]
So looking that up now!


The overall story is a bit slow, a bit of a drag. It would have been interesting had reconfiguring the crystals produced visions of other types of creatures or humans in parallel dimensions rather than just the bugs. The scene with the grandmother seemed like extra filler.
In any case I see where RDA got his way for less on-screen time in the Season 6.
Stole my post. :P As much as I love bugs and such, I'd love to see some other types of animals from that dimension. Imagine the birds that would eat those bugs! :eek:
But I didn't even consider humanoid life till I read your post! Wow, you've got me thinking now... :P

My LiveJournal post (http://jo-r-lee.livejournal.com/33075.html)

majorsal
January 21st, 2012, 04:03 PM
OK, sorry...not the exact line but...(I spent last night with a bunch of gutter-dwelling scifi fans in RL!)

INT—SGC CORRIDOR
[O'Neill and Carter walk down the corridor. Carter is still in BDUs while O'Neill wears civilian garb.]
O'NEILL
(unenthusiastically)
I could stay.
CARTER
We've all been cleared, sir. The base is clean. Jonas is probably suffering from stress. This is all still pretty new to him.
[They reach the elevator and O'Neill scans his key card through the reader.]
O'NEILL
(casually)
You could come with.
CARTER
Sir?
O'NEILL
Fishing, Carter. I'm going fishing.
CARTER
You know I'm planning on studying the artifact.
O'NEILL
(dryly)
Yes. There's always something isn't there.
[The elevator arrives and O'Neill steps inside. The technician and an SF are inside.]
CARTER
Oh, come on, sir. We both know the only reason you asked is because you knew I had something else to do.
O'NEILL
No, really. I think you should come…fish. Fish some more.

okay, *now* i remember that exchange!! :p AND, i felt the 'fish. fish some more' was code for 'sex'. :p

jelgate
January 22nd, 2012, 02:13 PM
I don't know why everyone dislikes this episode. Its nothing special just a standard "SG1 pathogen" episode but its something different and unseen before. Aliens from another dimension wrecking amock in our world seems interesting. And it has me guessing on the solution of how to solve the problem of people on Earth seeing these lifeforms. The obvious solution did not work and I do not think another crystal arrangement would be the solution to fix the problem of seein alien lifeforms. I will admitt the conspiracy nutjob of Vernon seemed pointless and a waste of time. Although I liked seeing how Jack and SGC deal with an alien pathogen in the field. Its something not shown in the past. Just mentioned to happen off camera.

Lieutenant Sparrow
February 6th, 2012, 04:10 PM
Not the best ep this season but not the worst either.

Not much else to say really.

Starry Starry Night
August 10th, 2012, 01:15 PM
It was mostly an ok episode for me, although I really don't like bugs ;)

But it has started to bother me quite a bit, that in season 6 SG1 is not working together as much as before. I mean, of course they are still a team, but the episodes are made so, that Jack is somewhere else and the rest of the team is together. I don't like that. I don't mean I would expect them to be together all the time, but there is such an obvious change. And it's made worse by the fact that Daniel is not there. I do like Jonas, but one of the (many) strengths of this series is the interactions of the four original characters. That has changed too much at this point. I still enjoy the show a lot, but some of the "magic" is missing now...

Cluas
January 29th, 2013, 05:27 AM
This episode showed how careless the military really is, IMO.

I liked it though, I would say an average episode.

:hammond04:

Falcon Horus
July 6th, 2013, 05:01 AM
Bugs... big funky bugs, especially the big one on the windshield.

I kinda like this episode a lot.

They think Jonas is going insane after all, him convinced something's wrong with him and Fraiser saying no he's fine. :p Woops!

The prop they use here, is also used in SGA but is then used as trap for an ascended being.

It's a light, funky episode.

Baron Of Hell
July 7th, 2013, 12:07 AM
I liked this episode. I do think it is crazy not to have a off world holding base for stuff to hold until you are sure it is safe but I guess the show would be slower. Would have liked to see something other than bugs like another race of humans that lived in the alternate zone.

Anja
September 25th, 2015, 12:03 PM
Liked this one very much. Hurly-burly amongst unknowing citizens and a freaking ex-soldier, not the smartest, and a very gentle O'Neill shaking hands with those who were in the need of doing so. Loved the bugs and the writing: Anderson Air on the plane. Coincidence???? Nope.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
September 28th, 2015, 11:29 AM
Did you catch the (probable) MacGyver reference?

Seaboe

Anja
September 28th, 2015, 11:59 AM
Probably.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
September 29th, 2015, 06:44 AM
When Jack says he'd never seen Alf, at the end. Alf ran opposite MacGyver.

Seaboe

Anja
September 29th, 2015, 11:49 AM
When Jack says he'd never seen Alf, at the end. Alf ran opposite MacGyver.

Seaboe

Opposite? In the meaning of 'other channel, same time'?

Sorry, did not know - it was different here.

I thought you meant the ep with Mac crashing a plane with criminal kids on board.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
September 30th, 2015, 06:36 AM
Yes, as in 'other channel, same time.' And that episode, too.

Seaboe

Krisz
October 3rd, 2015, 11:24 AM
When Jack says he'd never seen Alf, at the end. Alf ran opposite MacGyver.

Seaboe

I didn't know that either! Living in the UK at the time I guess I wouldn't! There are a few great humorous references like this in Stargate which are missed by those living outside North America. Only after I moved to Canada did I learn about many tongue in cheek references to Canadian culture dotted through Stargate's run.

Science
May 24th, 2016, 04:08 PM
Maybe the Ancients studied that semi-close dimension to find a way to 'move' to it. Maybe they are still here, but unseen.

Seaboe Muffinchucker
May 25th, 2016, 07:01 AM
I think the point is that yes, they are still here yet unseen. Unseen, they're harmless. Seen, they interfere with human reactions and cause chaos.

Seaboe

Anja
May 26th, 2016, 01:12 AM
Maybe there is lots of stuff we can't see in real life - not only colours.

Science
May 26th, 2016, 03:27 AM
I can't see you, Anja. Maybe you're in another dimension...

Anja
May 26th, 2016, 04:14 AM
Maybe only on another continent or next door, hidden by a wall.

BethHG
July 10th, 2018, 12:13 PM
This episode was between good and fair mostly because I don't understand why the ancients would be interested in attracting interdimentional bugs--it makes no sense to me. The effects were cool though.

I like how Jack was with Vernon, he doesn't really think that he is above other people in lesser circumstances, and I truly like that about him.

Sam and Jonas had some good moments, and I am glad that she apologized to him, and told him that he is rule part of the team. It was cute when Sam pretended that she and Jonas were a couple.

I also like when Teal'c first saw the bugs.:)

Falcon Horus
September 23rd, 2018, 02:14 PM
A fun Earth-based episode for the most part, with interdimensional bugs which look really cool. I'm especially fond of the blue and yellow centipedes. Sure, they are a bit scary for showing up out of nowhere but they looked awesome.

There are some fun little moments in this episode that make it truly worthwhile watching. Plenty of good character interactions, and love the "You're part of the team", even if Jack didn't extend a fishing-invitation, but according to Teal'c that's just being extremely lucky.

It's just fun entertainment and I love it. :D

How would you rate SG-1's "Sight Unseen?"

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jelgate
October 7th, 2018, 12:20 PM
Now this FH is a a filler. This couldn't be a truer example of a fair episode. Im very indifferent towards it. It has its moments like the device mystery and Jack shooting a sign but It's not an episode i find entertaining. Also the device doesn't look Ancient

Falcon Horus
November 18th, 2018, 09:25 AM
3-episode quiz: Sight Unseen, Smoke & Mirrors & Paradise Lost (https://goo.gl/forms/UHfctii4SHJJpEj33)

Jigsaw puzzle: Sight Unseen (https://www.jigidi.com/solve.php?id=7NJXRPSH)

Who Knows
November 18th, 2018, 04:22 PM
13:40

Who Knows
November 18th, 2018, 08:52 PM
13:32

BethHG
November 20th, 2018, 11:20 AM
10:41

jelgate
December 12th, 2018, 01:53 PM
8:57

hedwig
December 12th, 2018, 02:07 PM
8:30

I can hardly believe it. I beat Jelgate! :)

Falcon Horus
December 14th, 2018, 03:47 AM
8:30

I can hardly believe it. I beat Jelgate! :)

:cameronanime10:

Falcon Horus
December 22nd, 2018, 01:18 PM
8:30

I can hardly believe it. I beat Jelgate! :)

And me too -- 8:34. :)