I had never noticed before until I watched the episode with commentary, that when Teal'c does his flyover at the start of the episode the car windows all explode!
Oh, and for the people saying how Jack wouldn't've survived the rescue? Listen to the commentary because they explain in excruciating detail why he would.
I always loved watching those flyovers..
Tuesday night and another ep of SG1...
1. WOO HOO! WOO HOO HOO!
2. "Cheyenne, we have a problem".
3. "Backatcha". A Jackism I've used often enough since then.
4. The Great and mighty Oz!
5. Jack acting dumb with lack of oxygen.
Some dumb stuff at a scientific level but still a fun ep if you ignore that!
I enjoyed the episode, and we finally get to see what they did with the death gliders they "commandeered" from seasons ones finale. Jack's excitement for his new toy is funny, can't ever take the pilot out of him.
I liked Jacob's involvement, but I always found him to be bit of a jerk with his reactions to Earth's attempts at trying to build technology to save themselves. Although in the commentary, I do like the directors pointing out his outfit is cow stomach - and how unhappy the actor was to be wearing it.
For a slower moving episode the actors did a good job at creating a tense and emotional atmosphere during whole episode.
Yes, in the commentary, they do state that you are able to actually last a few seconds before the effects of space affect the body.Oh, and for the people saying how Jack wouldn't've survived the rescue? Listen to the commentary because they explain in excruciating detail why he would.
Another favourite episode. I like this for reminding me why I liked SG-1's early days, the days when it wasn't an easy fix. No beaming out with Asgard technology at the final moment.
This had the tension and drama of it being a real certainty that Jack and Teal'c may not survive. Their loneliness and helplessness in the vastness of space was wonderfully shown in the scene where the ship glides across the screen in front of the sun in the distance.
The fact that tinkering with alien technology caused such an unforeseen problem was good. The curious humans will investigate everything, and that is what I love about this show, especially in the early days, the trial and error!
Jacob's reaction was a funny one, acting a bit like a mother hen for Earth, admonishing them for messing around with things they shouldn't be messing with, they could get hurt!!!
Cow's stomach?!!! Seriously?!!! I always thought the Tok'ra outfits looked weird, but this?!
I have to ask the question.......how can anyone know that an unprotected human can survive even for a few seconds in the vacuum of space?! Hmmmm.....
I will admit to cheering with the rest of them at the end.
Calculus and Alcohol don't mix. Never drink and derive.
An average filter episode. Although, a boring plot that was made interesting.
Stuff from the commentary:
- The end of the teaser was inspired by the Air Force Recruiting video
- Jack throwing a pen at Teal'c was Peter DeLuise's idea
Tomorrow, old colleagues of Daniel's appear.
"Thanks to denial, I'm immortal."
"A big 'Hello' to all intelligent life out there, and for everyone else, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys!"
"Excuse me, barmaid? You seem to have brought me the wrong offspring. I ordered an extra large boy with beefy arms, extra guts and glory on the side. This here, this is a talking fishbone!"
"I'm Jack. It means... what's in the box?"
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A pretty good ep. So glad the X-302 looked so much better than the 301.
Good to see Jacob, even if it was for such a small time.
This one haunts Jack for a long time which is just hilarious. I like this episode because it once again shows SG1 way over thier heads. The X-301 is basiclly a Death Glider with a few modifications of Earth technology. While I do not agree with Jacob's assement of us being too infantile it still is interesting to see them go way over their head and have the rest of SG1 scramble. Although if we are too nitpick being so love on oxygen and then have Teal'c and Jack exposed to the vaccum of space they should have been unconscious and in serious health conditions. And poor jaintors who have to clean those thrown papers
The more I see this, the more I think this is one of the best episodes of the entire series. It tells a story that more traditional, ship-based TV SF can't tell. The acting is a tour de force for just about everyone in it (the scene where Hammond and Davis listen to O'Neill's final message is just spectacular; as is RDA's delivery of those lines).
It adds to our understanding of how the Tokra view us; shows us how far each member of the SGC will go for the others, and is visually beautiful.
Yes, it has its problems (among them the speed with which O'Neill recovers from anoxia), but overall I think it's great.
And as PDL says in the commentary, about RDA's performance, "there's a reason his name is above the title."
Yes I have often wondered how they manage to the land the plane without the wings hitting the ground. Would have to be an expert at keeping it straight.
It's a great looking ship; I don't knock that--but it's not really a very practical design (then again, it was built by the Air Force so how would they know any better? They fly planes; they don't build 'em).
Thanks for the excellent summaries, Krisz and Seaboe.
This ep surprises me by its depth and perception. The build up of tension plus the acting from RDA are outstanding!
"Colonel, General, Major, General, Doctor, General" And who says Vadrine has no sense of humor? :-}
I liked the Tollan reference indicating an ongoing relationship as well. And Daniel at the controls of the scout ship communicating with the Goa'uld was welcome relief while Jack and Teal'c prepare to die in the cold of space. Always, just the right amount of humor at just the right times. Yay PDL!
Quite simply one of the best nudges of the season!