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Original Air Date: 02/13/2004


On the occasion of the 1000th trip through the stargate, and in preparation of the Stargate Program someday going public, the president authorizes documentary filmmaker Emmett Bregman to chronicle a day's events at Stargate Command. Gen. Hammond is less than enthusiastic but has agreed to follow the president's orders to the letter — which means cooperating only as much as he has to. Bregman's camera crew consists of two handpicked Air Force personnel, Tech Sgt. Dale James and Airman First Class Shep Wickenhouse — a concession in light of what happened during the "Prometheus" incident, the last time a film crew was allowed on the site. Accompanying them is Col. Tom Rundell, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex public-affairs liaison. Emmett tries to get Dr. Daniel Jackson to talk about what it felt like to Ascend, but Daniel doesn't remember. A remarkably hostile Col. O'Neill tells Emmett to send him a memo. From Teal'c he learns ... nothing. But Dr. Lee and Sgt. Siler do offer Bregman a James Bond-style "Q moment" with a prototype protective vest, and Maj. Carter bubbles over with technobabble about how the stargates' DHDs might be a purer source of power than anything else currently used on Earth. Emmett is more interested in getting a shot of the stargate spinning, but he and his crew are prohibited from getting involved in any ongoing activity. Consequently, when an offworld-activation alert sounds, the 'gate room is off-limits to him. Later, Bregman does get some material from the visiting Sen. Kinsey — who's now a presidential candidate's running mate — but the only person he's really able to get close to is Dr. Fraiser, with whom he seems a bit smitten. Meanwhile, on planet P3X-666, the SG-13 survey team led by Col. Dave Dixon discovers the remains of a city built by the Ancients — a momentous find. Balinsky, the team archeologist, proudly says, "Dr. Jackson is gonna die when he sees this!" Answers Dixon, "What, again?" A few minutes later, an airborne robotic probe appears and fires upon them. The survey team manages to destroy it and sends back the remains for analysis. Gen. Hammond sends SG-3 to the planet as backup. Teal'c and Carter surmise that the device is the Goa'uld version of a MALP, sent ahead to scan the area. Daniel translates the probe's data, which is in Goa'uld, and discovers that the probe sent a communication before it was destroyed. Before the offworld teams can evacuate, however, they are fired upon by Jaffa arriving in ships. SG-1 is dispatched to the planet, although it looks like an ambush. Needless to say, Bregman is not invited along.


Cast
Jonathan

Richard Dean Anderson as Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill

Samantha Carter

Amanda Tapping as Samantha Carter

Teal'C

Douglas Christopher Judge as Teal'C

Daniel Jackson

Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson

George Hammond

Don S. Davis as George Hammond

Credits

Writer:

Robert C. Cooper

Director:

Andy Mikita

Studio

MGM