If you're going to allow yourself to be offended by a cat, you might as well just pack it in -- Steven Brust
Loved this episode! I feel bad for poor Ernest for being alone for so long! I loved seeing a young Paul McGillion! Loved seeing Catherine and Ernest reconnect. Great acting for the elderly Ernest!
Great intro to the four great races! Loved the elements special effect.
Learning about the universe is not more important than having meaningful relationships.
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1. If Catherine was 21 years old in 1945, then she must have born in 1924. So a 4 years old should have player her in the SG movie in 1928. (Not to mention the Origins series now... )
2. Daniel also says : "These images are the graphical representations of the basics elements: Electrons revolving around the proton. The number of the electrons indicating the element."
But it is not right as the number of protons defies a chemical element and not the number of electrons.
My comment : They should have asked Sam.
3. An interesting dialing error. The locking chevron is released already while the gate is spinning:
4. How could they dial Heliopolis? Have they found the gate address somewhere? Because even if it is also the closest planet to Earth like Abydos and we can't count the stellar drift, the coordinates must have been found somewhere before 1945.
My comment: I am guessing they found it in some ruins where the Germans had explorations (maybe in the Middle East or Egypt).
"I was hoping for another day. Looks like we just got a whole lot more than that. Let's not waste it."
"Never underestimate your audience. They're generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment."
"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all."
I love this episode it's 1 of my favs and I think it was such a big turning point in the series because this episode confirmed many pivotal things, firstly it confirmed that they had managed to open the Stargate before in the 1940s before the gate was buried again, secondly it also confirmed that the Goa'ulds did not originally build the Stargate system, and it also confirmed the alliance between the 4 races.
I also liked Caroline's flashbacks of her with her fiance Ernest, it was such a heartwarming ep to see her and Earnest reunited after being separated for 50 years! They're such a good couple together, it was also heartwarming to see Earnest finally being able to go home after being trapped on that planet all alone for so many years. I wonder whether Catherine & Earnest finally got married after they came home? Earnest was never mentioned after this ep which is disappointing...we know that Catherine ultimately died in S8, but we never learned what happened between her & Ernest after this ep, I hope they stayed together until the end.
Overall this was an all-round great ep!
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This is such a fantastic episode, but I keep wondering, once they got space travel why didn’t they visit this planet again? Feels like this would have been a great place to search for secrets to combat the Ori.
Catherine and Ernest would have a tough time with Ernest being reintroduced to civilization and technology after 50 years of him being alone on another planet. It would not be an easy re-entry for him. I wish there had been at least a mention of them in a later episode.