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    So my question is: was the fail-safe same coloured wires oopsie a real mistake, or was there some conspiracy things happening there? Wouldn't be the first time Jack has been left with a nuke he suddenly can't turn off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeccaBeez View Post
    So my question is: was the fail-safe same coloured wires oopsie a real mistake, or was there some conspiracy things happening there? Wouldn't be the first time Jack has been left with a nuke he suddenly can't turn off...
    probably that was the fail safe so that even if someone wanted to deactivate it then they would have to guess which wires to cut.

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    I like this episode but....

    Doesn't it seem a bit ludicris that the hyperspace generator for a 20 meter long ship (and I'm being generous on the size here) would be able to generate a field 135 KM long? Even for a second or so it seems unlikely to me you could get that huge of an increase.

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    Okay, the episode was so-so IMO, but I loved the twist they put into the bomb...

    When they said they were taking a bomb I knew they were going to have to cut wires, because isn't that what you do with a bomb?

    But I really liked the fact that they made them all yellow... It was original (from the shows I've seen) and I found it amusing, since we knew they were going to make it out anyway.
    I agree with the yellow wires. It seperated this episode from all the other bomb episodes that have been made.
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    A pretty good episode - obviously 'inspired' by the likes of 'Armageddon' "I've seen this movie, it hits Paris" but it works quite well.

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    i liked this episode but one i must see again

    8/10

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    hmmm, sooo, an Asteroid is what, minutes away from hitting earth, wiping out all life, and no-one knows it's there? or the ppl see it, but doesn't really care? Since didn't Hammond tell the president that telling the ppl would only cause panic...

    surely there would kinda be widespread panic already if an Asteroid that size (135km wide or what it was), was only 30mins away from hitting earth.


    Also, the wires, I didn't really catch that part, did Carter say cut the red one, or cut the red ones? I heard it was Red One, and started wondering why he cut so many wires, when there was only 1 "right" one...
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    "Carter, I can see my house!"

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    This is my favorite episode of S5. It's just a fun, slightly tongue-in-cheek, SG1 adventure. The team is together doing their thing. Nothing goes right, but they save the world all by their little ol' selves, without advanced allies or miracle alien tech, or a fleet of Asgard enhanced intergalatic ships--just determination, ingenuity, and a whole lot of luck.

    And Don S. Davis deserves kudos for a really stand out performance as the general going down with the ship--err?!--planet.

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    It was fun in places, but the weird thing with the wires was unnecessary and stupid. I did like the solution, though, even if it stretched credibility somewhat.
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    Loved the ep, particularly the part where the general hangs up the phone and looks like he has tears his eyes. Made me choke up for a moment.

    Here's a shippy question and slightly off topic. What if SG-1 had not been able to repair the ship and had to go to the alpha site. Would Jack and Sam have been able to be together? Considering that they would have to spread the human race again.

    And on topic again: why did they suddenly stop when they were approaching the asteroid? How did they not crash? Was that explained, because I missed it if it was.

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    I really like this episode, in spite of whatever flaws it might have.

    I do keep wondering, though, what became of the asteroid after the Tok'ra rescued SG1. Did it just continue on its way off into the universe with it's naquadah core? Waiting to crash into something else and explode with enough force to incinerate a planet? Did anybody do anything to mine the naquadah in its core in order to use it for something else?

    Just think of all the naquadah reactors earth could have made with that stuff, or whatever other kind of power sources they could have used it in.

    Inquiring minds would like to know.
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    Nice episode although I couldn't follow the technotalk about the asteroid etc.
    Samantha goes to such extents to figure out technical issues thanks to the writers, and yet most viewers like me probably don't know what she's talking about. But it's as good as a visual or special effect anyway.

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    Its easy enough to understand. Anubis brought the asteroid and our bomb didn't work because it was made of naqudah which is more heavy the real world structure of asteroids.
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    Yes, that much I could figure out. But her slide and computers presentations and explanations are usually impossible for me to understand clearly. I admire whatever scientist worked as a consultant to SGI and Amanda Tapping to prep her in this field.

    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    Its easy enough to understand. Anubis brought the asteroid and our bomb didn't work because it was made of naqudah which is more heavy the real world structure of asteroids.

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    I always think that they dumb down Carter's explanations too much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave2 View Post
    Yes, that much I could figure out. But her slide and computers presentations and explanations are usually impossible for me to understand clearly. I admire whatever scientist worked as a consultant to SGI and Amanda Tapping to prep her in this field.
    Actually, Amanda did her own prepping. Ever since the show started, she made it a point to study up on things she was supposed to know and understand as Sam Carter so that she could sound like she knew what she was talking about when she said her lines.

    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate
    Its easy enough to understand. Anubis brought the asteroid and our bomb didn't work because it was made of naqudah which is more heavy the real world structure of asteroids.
    Actually Anubis sent an asteroid filled with naquadah, hoping it would plow into earth, destroying it and solving his problems. Once Sam found out the asteroid was filled with naquadah, she said the resulting explosion would likely have vaporized all the oceans on earth, if not destroy our entire solar system.

    And the bomb didn't work, because Jack disconnected the wires that would have allowed it to explode.
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    This was actually the first ep I watched on "squinty vision"...for whatever reason I hadn't been able to get hold of it any other way.

    1. First impression of the idea, slightly meh.

    2. Overall...let's face it as expected, SG1 does meteor-strike movies with the odd tweaks.

    3. Probably the most eye-raising one was the use of naquadah in the asteroid.

    Generally though, not the greatest ep of all time, though rewatching actually made it slightly better trying to remember how they got out of certain situations.

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    I liked this episode because the solution of the episode was to take the asteroid into hyperspace to go through the Earth and exit on the other side.

    We don't know this yet but
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    Anubis is responsible for this attack.


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