Good point, what was the fallout after the "ancient artifact" (Stargate) was seen in operation in 1969? Must've made TPTB in the military wonder about what it was, and who the people were who fired on the guards, and used the 'device' and disappeared. All that MUST exist in some file or report SOMEWHERE. And coincidentally, Catherine picks just around that time to renew interest & study of the Stargate. I'm sure somebody would have put two and two together.Originally Posted by line17
Like many others, I too have trouble with time-travel episodes, and 1969 is a perfect example of why: 1999: General Hammond gives Carter a note. 1969: Lt. Hammond reads the note & follows the directions. When Lt Hammond gets older, becomes general, and the year is once again 1999, does he write ANOTHER note to give to Carter? How many times does that particular loop occur? Boggles the mind.
Another things that bugs me about this episode is how easily things seem to fall into place. The hippie bus drives up to the local neighborhood observatory, and Jack & Teal'c go in. They just walk right in--no questions asked, no explanation given--and apparently have the whole place to themselves. No guards, no employees, no bothersome distractions. (For the record, Voyager had an almost identical scenario, but at least there were people there that Tom Paris had to do some fast talking to.)
Then, when they find the armory (and there are HOW MANY armories in Washington? Yet they manage to find the right one), the Stargate is conveniently stored on its end, and not piled behind a bunch of boxes and crates. It's too easily accessible. Oh, and there happen to be a number of large military vehicles within 20 yards to provide power to get the gate going.
i know I sound like I'm nitpicking & complaining, and I guess I am, but what's odd is that I actually LIKE this episode. I think it presents some great scenes and has some great fun. But the coincidences and glossing over of major details can't help but rankle.
To recap: HATE time-travel episodes (hint, hint), but LOVE the semi-comic episodes, and fish-out-of-water scenes can be a lot of fun.