Mitchell eagerly awaits the next off-world mission, which will be the 200th trip through the Stargate. However, Martin Lloyd returns and seeks help with his movie script. The Pentagon orders the SG-1 team to assist because the decision makers believe a film about intergalactic wormhole travel will provide a good cover story for the Stargate program.
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Paul Mullie, Joseph Mallozzi, Brad Wright, Carl Binder, Alan McCullough, Martin Gero, Robert C. Cooper
Production No.: 1006
Episode Overall No.: 202
Episode Type: Regular Episode
Episode Notes -
Isaac Hayes previously played Tolok in several episodes of Stargate. His "character" here is no relation.
Many of the show's crew were guests at the Sam/Jack wedding, including director Andy Mikita and writer Martin Gero.
The "Mr. Scott" rip-off was played by Brad Wright, one of the SG-1 creators.
The 200th episode was celebrated in same way as the 100th, by breaking from the normal story and doing an episode about Martin and Wormhole X-Treme!.
During the wedding sequence, the organ music changes from the traditional bridal march to the Stargate SG-1 theme.
Sam says that the bit of Jack making a "surprise" entrance will be in the commercial. It was.
Richard Dean Anderson is credited as "Special Appearance by."
There are no opening credits and only the episode title is shown without guest stars and initial crew listed. All of the credits are shown at the end over the Wormhole X-Treme! interviews.
The episode starts with a "Previously" showing the team meeting the Furlings. No such "Previously" occurred previously.
This is the first episode of the series to feature all five members of the original cast since the Season Eight finale "Moebius, Part 2".
Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn) is the only Stargate SG-1 cast member who does not appear in this episode.
This episode reveals that Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder) was born in 1970.
This marks the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1.
(getting thrown across a room)
Siler: Why does this always happen to me?
Daniel: What difference does it make? I mean, itís not like youíre going to have an actual ticking clock on the screen.
Martin: Thatís brilliant.
Daniel: Thatís ridiculous.
Martin: Trust me. Jeopardy plus ticking is box office. Itís the E=MC squared of the entertainment world. Ask any executive.
Sam: Weíre running another diagnostic but right now weíre stumped. Power is getting through to the capacitators but for some reason the charge isnít holding. Thatís causing the control crystal to send feedback into the interface and reset the programming code of the base computerís dialing protocol.
Martin: Whoa. That was awesome. Say that again.
Daniel: Okay, one Ė thatís Star Trek, and two Ė itís ridiculous.
Mitchell: Never underestimate your audience. They're generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.
Young Tealíc: Yo, dawg, whyíd you do that for?
Young Mitchell: Dude, that hot chick was so obviously a Goaíuld.
Young Tealíc: Duh, I was still going to tap that.
Young Mitchell: You donít appreciate me, do you?
Young Sam: I think youíre so totally awesome
Young Tealíc: Thatís what Iím talking about. (on cell phone) Yo, wonder bread, you got that address figured out yet?
Young Daniel: Chill, T. Iím like translating as fast as I can.
Young Vala: Iím so sick of being treated like some kind of object to be worshipped. Iím a real person with real feelings.
Young Daniel: You know, I donít think Mitchell likes me any more.
Young Vala: Iím pregnant.
Puppet Hammond: All right, people, we created this multi-billion dollar facility under Cheyenne Mountain so we could use this thing. Anyone knows how?
Puppet Walter: Uh, sir, we thought you knew.
Puppet Daniel: Ooh, what is that?
Puppet Hammond: The reason youíre here, Doctor. This big ring was discovered in the sands of Egypt near Giza.
Puppet Daniel: Then I was right. The Pyramids really were landing sites for interplanetary starships that enslaved primitive populations by posing as their gods.
Puppet Hammond: Well, we found a ring in the sand.
Puppet Hammond: And now what this team needs is a leader, someone who will laugh in the face of his enemy even when itís inappropriate. Colonel Jack OíNeill.
Puppet Jack: I told you I retired.
Puppet Hammond: Oh. I thought you said you were tired.
Puppet Jack: Well, as a matter of fact I am a littleÖ tired.
Sam: (in the shower) Sir. Are you there?
Invisible Jack: Nope.
Mitchell: Well, you got to open big, catch peopleís attention. Make them think the whole thing is going to be jam-packed.
Vala: I love jam. (Mitchell stares) Oh, I get it. Itís yet another playful twist on words and all, Earth language.
Daniel: Who makes a movie out of a series that only lasted three episodes?
Tealíc: It allegedly performed well on DVD.
Martin: Look, no offense, but zombies have been done to death. No pun intended.
Tealíc: I assume Iím staring at you stoically.
Invisible Jack: Not buying it, eh?
Tealíc: No. You are most transparent, OíNeill.
Invisible Jack: Oh, I get it. Good one.
Tealíc: I can see right through you.
Invisible Jack: Donít push it.
Tealíc: I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.
Martin: Iím talking about a twist, something no oneís expecting.
Jack: (walking in to everyone's surprise) You mean something like this?
Vala: Wow. I donít think anyoneíll see that coming.
Daniel: No, thereíll be spoilers.
Sam: Are you kidding Ė itíll be in the commercial.
Jack: To be honest, I wouldnít mind one last jaunt through the old orifice. (everyone stares) What? We call it that sometimes, donít we? ďOrifice.Ē
Puppet Hammond: Sergeant, make it spin.
Puppet Walter: Spin? Sir, it doesn't spin.
Puppet Hammond: What? It has to spin--it's round. Spinning is so much cooler than not spinning. I'm the general, I want it to spin. Now.
Daniel states that Wormhole X-Treme! lasted three episodes. However, in Season 8's "Citizen Joe", Joe Spencer says it was cancelled after one episode.
When the Furlings' planet explodes, the style of the explosion (including a "blast ring") is exactly like the oft-maligned planetary/death star explosions in the Star Wars Special Editions.
Mitchell: Oh, I'm being Punk'd, aren't I?
Mitchell says the line Ashton Kutcher says to the week's celebrity prank victim in his reality show Punk'd.
Daniel: Who makes a movie out of a series that lasted only 3 episodes?
This alludes to the television show Firefly which only lasted 11 episodes (14 on DVD) but had through the roof DVD sales, a feature movie Serenity was made.
Martin: Piece of advice, if youíre going to rip something off, think of something a bit more obscure.
Vala's third pitch to Martin Lloyd is an allusion to Farscape, where both Claudia Black (Vala) and Ben Browder (Cameron Mitchell) starred. Claudia Black played her regular part as Aeryn Sun but Ben Browder played Stark instead of John Crichton (in this sketch played by Michael Shanks).
The furry little Furlings and their forest city are an allusion to the cute and adorable Ewoks in the movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
The "live-action" puppet style parodies the shows of British producer Gerry Anderson in such series as Thunderbirds. Anderson's work has been parodied in previous works such as the movie Team America: World Police and the Angel episode "Smile Time".
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