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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 617

                                      "DISCLOSURE"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie




               THE PENTAGON

               
                                     CHEKOV
                         We've been over this Mr Ambassador.
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         Our submarine, yes, yes.

               
                                     CHEKOV
                         The missile sub, Rostov was less than 
                         75km from the impact of the meteor.
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         Why do you insist on maintaining this 
                         story?
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         The shockwave caused severe damage and 
                         she sank to the bottom.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         And in the spirit of international co 
                         operation a deep submergence rescue 
                         vehicle was sent from Pearl Harbour.
 
                         
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         Yes. Unfortunately the Rostov's reactor 
                         went critical before she arrived on 
                         the scene.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         I have heard your Government repeat 
                         this story time and time again. Yet 
                         according to our Naval Intelligence 
                         service, on the day in question, the 
                         submarine in question was in fact still 
                         taking on supplies in the harbour at 
                         Vladivlostok.
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         What can I say, Ambassador? Your intelligence 
                         is wrong. Not for the first time I may 
                         add.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         The Americans are hiding something and 
                         have been for years now. That Russia 
                         seems to have no objection is all the 
                         more confusing.
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         In the spirit of co operation.

               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         Please, what you call a new spirit of 
                         co operation between your two countries, 
                         Colonel, makes the Peoples Republic 
                         of China uncomfortable.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Gentlemen, we couldn't help but overhear.
 
                         
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         Yes, I was trying to explain.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         My dear Colonel, if we can agree on 
                         anything it's that your lost submarine 
                         in merely the latest in a long list 
                         of extremely unlikely events the Americans 
                         have attempted to foist upon us as ˇĄthe 
                         truth'.
 
               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         Yes, the Americans are up to something.
 
                         
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         They did summon us here for some reason.
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         To hear more stories of falling meteors 
                         and exploding hot air balloons.
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         Mr Ambassador, I'm sure we can provide 
                         you with the necessary evidence..
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That won't be necessary, Colonel.

               
               Chekov and his aide talk in Russian.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         General?

               
               Hammond looks at Davis.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Gentlemen, please be seated.

               
               They all sit down.

               
               A video screen is revealed.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Thank you. First and foremost Gentlemen, 
                         welcome to the Pentagon. Please forgive 
                         any security measures you've had to 
                         undergo in order to get here. In America, 
                         we try never to underestimate the competence 
                         or curiosity of our media. We've asked 
                         you here to inform you of a top secret 
                         operation the United States Air Force 
                         has been operating out of Cheyenne Mountain 
                         in Colorado. It's called the Stargate 
                         Program.
 
               
               TITLES

               
               THE PENTAGON

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Gentlemen. The Stargate. The device 
                         itself was discovered in Egypt in 1928 
                         where it lay buried for several thousand 
                         years. In 1945, a team of scientists 
                         hoping to find a military application 
                         for the device successfully established 
                         a stable wormhole by a process of random 
                         dialling. It was, for all intents and 
                         purposes, a lucky accident, which they 
                         were unable to repeat. The Gate remained 
                         inactive. Until 8 years ago when this 
                         man, Dr Daniel Jackson, joined the programme. 
                         Dr Jackson successfully deciphered the 
                         symbols on the Gate allowing us to begin 
                         routine exploration of alien worlds. 
                         Since that time, Mr Ambassadors, we 
                         have visited literally hundreds of planets. 
                         Thousands more remain to be explored.
 
                         
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         What?

               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         This is absurd.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I know it's a lot to process, Gentlemen. 
                         The first time I saw the Gate activated, 
                         I could hardly believe my eyes..
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         It is true.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         You know about this?

               
                                     CHEKOV
                         The Russian Government has been aware 
                         of the Stargate programme for quite 
                         some time.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Are you quite serious? Did your President 
                         not recently call Great Britain America's 
                         closest ally?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         One of our own people illegally sold 
                         the Russians information which allowed 
                         them to temporarily operate their own 
                         program.
 
               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         You have one of these Stargates?

               
                                     CHEKOV
                         For a short time.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         How many of these bloody things are 
                         there?
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         There was another Stargate. It was recovered 
                         from the bottom of the ocean two years 
                         ago.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         SG1 was trapped aboard an Asgard vessel. 
                         They beamed aboard our Stargate as their 
                         means of escape.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         NEMESIS

               
               The Asgard ship is seen entering the atmosphere. Jack blows the 
               ship.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         So the Gate the Russians recovered from 
                         the Pacific was the Gate first discovered 
                         in Egypt. We replaced that Gate with 
                         the one found in Antarctica five years 
                         ago.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That Stargate has since been destroyed.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         The original Gate is back in Cheyenne 
                         Mountain under lease from the Russian 
                         Government.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         The explosion of your nuclear submarine 
                         was a cover story for these events?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Actually the Rostov explosion was to 
                         cover up the explosion of a crashed 
                         Goa'uld ship.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Whereas the Stargate was aboard an Asgard 
                         ship. The Asgard.. Obviously this is 
                         very confusing at first glance.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Oh no, no, no, no. What could be more 
                         clear. There were two different sorts 
                         of alien ships. I follow completely. 
                         You know this is much more believable 
                         than the accidental loss of a Russian 
                         submarine. Although I am a bit dubious 
                         that not one, but two reported meteors 
                         in the last few years were in fact alien 
                         ships.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Actually there were three.

               
               The door opens and Kinsey walks in.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Gentlemen. I'm sorry I'm late. I had 
                         a meeting on the hill that couldn't 
                         be postponed.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Senator.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         General. What have I missed?

               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         Your officers have been telling us several 
                         tall tales as you might say.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You're telling me you've been at this 
                         God knows how long and they don't even 
                         believe you? If that doesn't take the 
                         cake. Well I don't know what they've 
                         told you but it's true. The Stargate 
                         exists and they go through the damn 
                         thing on a daily basis.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Does everyone in your Government know 
                         about this?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         As Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, 
                         Senator Kinsey was given a full briefing.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         The truth is, I demanded to know where 
                         all the money was going and believe 
                         you me, we're talking about a lot of 
                         money. I'm sure that what you're finding 
                         hard to believe is why we would come 
                         forward with any of this. Granted the 
                         Chinese Government has threatened to 
                         go public with information that contradicts 
                         one of our cover stories, but that isn't 
                         the only reason. The fact is, due in 
                         no small part to the actions of the 
                         Stargate program's flagship team, SG1, 
                         our planet is facing imminent danger.
 
                         
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         So, assuming this is not some sort of 
                         elaborate hoax and there are no television 
                         cameras ready to pop out at any moment, 
                         these aliens who threaten to destroy 
                         Earth even as we speak.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The Goa'uld.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         They built the Stargate?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         No Sir. The Gate system was built by 
                         a much older race that have long since 
                         disappeared. Now while the Goa'uld regularly 
                         use the Gate, they subjugate these transplanted 
                         human races with powerful ships that 
                         are capable of interstellar travel.
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         Such as the one that crashed in the 
                         Pacific Ocean?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And the Goa'uld have dozens if not hundreds 
                         of these vessels.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         This is a single hatak class vessel. 
                         Each Goa'uld System Lord operates entire 
                         fleets of these. Typically a Goa'uld 
                         flagship is several times this size.
 
                         
               
                                     CLIP
                         THE SERPENTS VENOM

               
               Apophis' ships decloak in the minefield

               
                                     DAVIS
                         They also have mid range bombers called 
                         alkesh and small fighters known as death 
                         gliders.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         EXODUS

               
               The glider keeps firing and hits the back of the alkesh which 
               starts to explode.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Pull up Teal'c. Teal'c pull up!

               
               The alkesh explodes.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The Goa'uld are advanced of us in every 
                         way and there can be no doubt that they 
                         have hostile intentions.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Can we negotiate with them?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         The Goa'uld are a predatory species. 
                         They will enslave a planet or in the 
                         face of resistance simply wipe out its 
                         inhabitants. They don't negotiate. Now 
                         we have witnessed Goa'uld attacks on 
                         several worlds. Their standard procedure 
                         is to begin with a long range assault 
                         launched from orbit designed to take 
                         out planetary defences and instil fear 
                         in the population.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         THE SENTINEL

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Once they've completed their orbital 
                         assault, they'll then be free to move 
                         in for tactical strikes against any 
                         remaining ground position.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         SUMMIT

               
               The alkesh bomb Vorash.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         After that they'll put their troops 
                         on the ground. Each mothership is capable 
                         of carrying hundreds if not thousands 
                         of warriors.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         SUMMIT

               
               Jack, Teal'c and Aldwin see the jaffa amassing.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         It was high time you were all briefed 
                         on what we're up against.
 
               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         If what you are saying is true, then 
                         the United States Government has unilaterally 
                         taken actions which have placed the 
                         whole world in jeopardy.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Believe me, Mr Ambassador, I know how 
                         you feel. When this was first brought 
                         to my attention, I insisted the Gate 
                         was too dangerous to remain in operation. 
                         Unfortunately, I was overruled.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         With due respect, Senator, the President 
                         took your recommendation. And it nearly 
                         resulted in disaster. It was only because 
                         of the efforts of SG1 who violated your 
                         order to shut down the Gate, that we 
                         managed to survive.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh and they've done a great job since. 
                         Under your tenure, haven't they General? 
                         You managed to defeat the Goa'uld known 
                         as Apophis only to see him replaced 
                         by another more dangerous one. Isn't 
                         that a fair assessment?
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         REVELATIONS

               
               The door opens and Anubis walks in.

               
                                     ANUBIS
                         You are the one they call Thor. I am 
                         Anubis.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         As I have told your Lieutenant, I will 
                         reveal nothing to you.
 
               
               Anubis holds up a round device with spikes on it.

               
                                     ANUBIS
                         This device will be implanted into your 
                         brain, it will form a link between your 
                         mind and the ship's computer. Your knowledge
 
                         
               will simply be downloaded into our memory banks. You will no 
               doubt resist and you will no doubt fail.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         The Goa'uld possess no such technology.
 
                         
               
               Anubis looks up and we see where his face should be is some kind 
               of black sludge.
 
               
                                     ANUBIS
                         I think you will find many things have 
                         changed since my return.
 
               
               Anubis leaves.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Admittedly Anubis appears to have technology 
                         that it far superior to that of any 
                         other Goa'uld but we could not have 
                         possibly foreseen his return to power 
                         among all the other System Lords.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         The point is, he's already tried to 
                         destroy the Earth on two occasions.
 
                         
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         I'm sure you were getting to that.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes Sir. About a year ago, we discovered 
                         an asteroid with a collision course 
                         with Earth.
 
               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         When you say asteroid, I assume you 
                         mean spaceship.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         No Sir, not this time. We were fortunate 
                         to detect it at all. If it had have 
                         struck the planet there would have been 
                         no need for a cover story. It would 
                         have wiped out all life as we know it.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We discovered that the asteroid had 
                         been deliberately set on a collision 
                         course with Earth by Anubis. Fortunately 
                         we managed to divert it in time.
 
               
               CLIP Fail Safe

               
                                     DAVIS
                         I should point out once again, gentlemen; 
                         it was SG1 who saved us.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Are we expecting another attack?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Anubis is currently consolidating his 
                         position amongst the other System Lords 
                         but it's only a matter of time before 
                         he turns his attention back to Earth.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The nations represented in this room 
                         make up the bulk of this planet's military 
                         capacity. Our chances for successful 
                         resistance would be greatly improved 
                         if we would just work together.
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         This would require an unprecedented 
                         level of military co operation as well 
                         as a commitment from all of you to maintain 
                         absolute secrecy.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         I'm afraid that may be impossible. If 
                         we're facing invasion, then we must 
                         warn our people so they can prepare.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         With all due respect Mr Ambassador, 
                         we feel coming forward now would only 
                         result in widespread panic.
 
               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         As opposed to the panic that would result 
                         when alien troops begin marching through 
                         our streets?
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         The Government of China does not believe 
                         in keeping secrets from its people. 
                         We may have no choice but to release 
                         this information.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         We're talking about a full scale attack 
                         from space. I'm afraid people are going 
                         to notice.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We're hoping it won't come to that. 
                         As you now know, Stargate Command has 
                         managed to deal with several threats 
                         to the security of this planet without 
                         divulging any information to the general 
                         public.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You've been lucky and you know it.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We also have damned good people. We've 
                         given as good as we've gotten.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         On one occasion we managed to wipe out 
                         an entire fleet of motherships.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         This SG1 I assume.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's right.

               
                                     CLIP
                         EXODUS

               
                                     CARTER
                         (To O'Neill) It worked. The Gate on 
                         P3W 451 is still active.
 
               Engaging force field. (She exhales)

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Summat wrong?

               
                                     CARTER
                         No. I've just never blown up a star 
                         before.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well they say the first one's always 
                         the hardest. (Sam looks at
 
               him) They say that.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Opening the cargo bay doors. Releasing 
                         the clamps. And the Gate is
 
               away.

               
               The sun goes nova and the fleet is destroyed.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         A significant achievement General but 
                         it sounds as though the circumstances 
                         will be difficult to duplicate.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         For all their advanced technology, the 
                         Goa'uld have a fatal flaw. Arrogance.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We've been able to take advantage of 
                         the fact that they don't perceive us 
                         to be a serious threat.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Clearly that's no longer the case.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         The point is, they're not invincible. 
                         Our technology may be inferior, but 
                         it is effective.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         THE SENTINEL

               
                                     CARTER
                         Target Sierra One has been acquired.
 
                         
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Missile away.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sierra One has been destroyed.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Very impressive. But nothing on Earth 
                         go could up against one of these mother 
                         ships.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Mr Ambassador, our primary mission has 
                         been to obtain technology capable of 
                         defending this planet.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         And we've made significant progress 
                         towards that end.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         We've made progress. The jury's still 
                         out on significant.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         During the six years that the Stargate 
                         has been in operation we've acquired 
                         a working knowledge of certain alien 
                         technologies. We've tried to adapt those 
                         technologies for our own uses. Towards 
                         that end, two years ago we developed 
                         a hybrid fighter interceptor known as 
                         the X301. It was a combination of human 
                         technology and parts from two salvaged 
                         death gliders. Unfortunately the prototype 
                         failed to live up to expectations.
 
                         
               
                                     CLIP
                         TANGENT

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Beginning attack run now.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         WOOHOO

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am no longer in control O'Neill.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The craft is no longer accepting input 
                         from the controls. The drive is at full 
                         power.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Flight, I am declaring an emergency.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The ejection system has malfunctioned.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We are no longer in control of the vehicle. 
                         I repeat, we have lost control and cannot 
                         eject.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         After the failure of the X301 we began 
                         to concentrate on creating an entirely 
                         man made craft, with similar ability. 
                         The result was the X302.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         REDEMPTION

               
                                     CARTER
                         Navigation.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Check.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Oxygen, pressure, temperature control.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All check.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Inertial dampeners.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Cool. And check.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Engines.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All check. Phasers?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sorry sir. All systems operational. 
                         Mission command, all systems go from 
                         Abydos One.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         Do you mean to tell me that the United 
                         States Air Force is currently flying 
                         an interceptor that is capable of both 
                         aerial combat and space flight?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's correct.

               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         This is unacceptable!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Mr Ambassador, I understand how you 
                         feel.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         With all due respect General, I don't 
                         think you do. Your government has been 
                         operating this Stargate for six years, 
                         supposedly for the benefit of all mankind. 
                         Yet now we find out that you've been 
                         taking advantage of the situation. To 
                         create military hardware that radically 
                         alters the balance of power on this 
                         planet.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The X302 was designed to defend against 
                         the Goa'uld. We have no intention of 
                         using it against our neighbours.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         And for that we have only your word.
 
                         
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         The United States has had such capabilities 
                         for some time, but have not used them 
                         on other nations.
 
               
                                     FRANCE
                         Are there any other new technologies 
                         that we need to know about?
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Might as well tell them General, they're 
                         gonna find out sooner or later.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Ever since we encountered a Goa'uld 
                         mother ship, we have been working to 
                         find a viable counter measure.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         PROMETHEUS

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Prometheus was designed to carry a complement 
                         of eight X302 fighters. And it was one 
                         of several planned.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         I must contact my government immediately.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Mr Ambassador. We volunteered this information 
                         in the spirit of co-operation. We're 
                         trying to create a coalition to defend 
                         the entire world.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         Under your leadership?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have the experience.

               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         I'm sorry General, but it may be impossible 
                         to achieve an agreement as long the 
                         Stargate and any resulting technologies 
                         remain solely under the control of the 
                         United States military.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         What do you suggest?

               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         We could move the gate to a neutral 
                         location and create a permanent staff, 
                         drawn from all five nations.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm afraid we can't agree to that.
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         Well that choice may finally not be 
                         up to you. Once the rest of the world 
                         learns of the Stargate, they may well 
                         demand it.
 
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         We support the United States.

               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         And what are you getting in exchange 
                         for this support?
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Gentleman, please! Perhaps I can offer 
                         a compromise. Please? I sympathise with 
                         the ambassador's position. A device 
                         as powerful as the Stargate in the hands 
                         of a military organization. It's a recipe 
                         for abuse. Despite everyone's best intentions.
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         What are you suggesting?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         We have a civilian agency known as the 
                         NID. Now its mandate has been to keep 
                         an eye on top secret projects like the 
                         Stargate program, and has done so from 
                         the beginning. I propose that we give 
                         this organization direct control over 
                         the gate, effective immediately.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You can't be serious.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm completely serious General. The 
                         NID is the only organization, besides 
                         the Air Force, that has the knowledge, 
                         experience and skill to run the Stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         They tried to kill you Senator.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Come now, Major. Those were rogue agents 
                         working for outside interests. Under 
                         the NID I'm sure that we can determine 
                         a suitable level of participation for 
                         all the great nations represented here 
                         at this table.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Senator could we speak in private?
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         I find your reluctance to relinquish 
                         military control of the gate disturbing 
                         General.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You'd do a lot better to trust the United 
                         States Air Force than the NID Mr Ambassador.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         The General has an understandable personal 
                         prejudice against the organization.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Personal prejudice? Senator, their record 
                         speaks for itself.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         CHAIN REACTION

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I never met anyone who liked doing what 
                         they do more than you. You were good 
                         at it, great. You'll never convince 
                         me that you just got fed up, I'll never 
                         buy that.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You don't understand.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I won't. Unless you explain it to me.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Two weeks ago I was contacted by a representative 
                         of the NID. He suggested I should become 
                         more aggressive in my policies.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They have no jurisdiction over you.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They wanted me to help them gain access 
                         to off world technology, which they're 
                         unable to do since we shut down their 
                         little side operation.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You told them to go to hell?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Of course. Then he told me that if I 
                         didn't co-operate there would be consequences. 
                         The next day two men in plain clothes, 
                         driving a black, unmarked car, picked 
                         up my granddaughters at school.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't believe it.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They took them for a little ride, then 
                         brought them home. The girls were fine, 
                         but I got the message.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We're talking about a borderline criminal 
                         organization whose true mandate has 
                         always been to acquire alien technology 
                         at any cost.
 
               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         If the threat posed by this Anubis is 
                         as serious as you say, acquiring alien 
                         technology should be our first priority.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Tell that to the people of Madrona sir. 
                         The NID stole a weather control device 
                         from that planet causing a complete 
                         destabilisation of their atmosphere. 
                         They would have died if SG1 hadn't have 
                         tracked down the culprits and retrieved 
                         the device.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         TOUCHSTONE

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Stand to gentlemen! Keep those hands 
                         visible.
 
               
                                     NID GUY
                         Who the hell are you?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No one's damn business. Step away from 
                         the crate.
 
               
               Sounds of the gate dialling.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No! Don't do it!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Aggh!

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I missed the address.

               
                                     CARTER
                         At least we have this.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Even after we managed to shut down their 
                         operation here on Earth they continued 
                         to steal from an off world base. But 
                         they stole from the wrong aliens.
 
                         
               
                                     CLIP
                         SHADES OF GREY

               
                                     TOBIAS
                         What are they doing?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Taking back what's rightfully theirs 
                         I guess? Listen up all of you; you've 
                         got two choices here. As soon as they 
                         stop taking stuff, they're gonna start 
                         taking people. Now you can go with the 
                         Asgard, or you can follow me, your choice. 
                         I'll be ah, holding the door open so 
                         you can't go anywhere else.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Granted, the NID has employed some questionable 
                         methods in the past, but we're all agreed 
                         the status quo won't do. And I would 
                         hesitate to point fingers, General Hammond, 
                         that you and Jack O'Neill are still 
                         in charge of the Stargate program.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If you're questioning our record.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm questioning your competence. But, 
                         if you want to look at your record in 
                         the company of these fine gentlemen 
                         that's just fine. Each of these reports 
                         details an incident in which the operation 
                         of the Stargate program has brought 
                         this planet to the brink of destruction. 
                         For example, four years ago despite 
                         indications of extreme danger you opened 
                         a wormhole to a planet that was in the 
                         process of being destroyed by a black 
                         hole.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         That was unforeseeable!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Gravitational and time distortions had 
                         been translated back through the gate, 
                         which you had been unable to disengage. 
                         And the Earth came within a hair's breadth 
                         of being torn apart.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We did manage to shut down the gate 
                         by directing an explosive device through 
                         the wormhole, and I believe it was Jack 
                         O'Neill who risked his life to pull 
                         it off.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         A MATTER OF TIME

               
                                     CARTER
                         Teal'c, pull him up!

               
               Teal'c pulls Jack towards him as the countdown on the bomb goes 
               down.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         What else do we have here? Ah yes, isn't 
                         it true that while under your command 
                         the Stargate facility has been completely 
                         overrun by alien life forms.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

               
               Jack and Teal'c run into the gate room with the object between 
               them. The gate opens and they stand at the bottom of the ramp.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Get out of there!

               
                                     CLIP
                         MENACE

               
               Teal'c and Jack start blasting replicators. Sam sets the self 
               destruct.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we've set the self destruct. You 
                         have less than five minutes to tell 
                         us to override. Do you copy?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Roger that!

               
                                     CLIP
                         FOOTHOLD

               
               The aliens run into the gate room. Jack, Sam and Teal'c enter 
               the control room.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Close that iris!

               
                                     CARTER
                         Can't sir, it's overridden. Shutting 
                         down the gate.
 
               
               The last alien sets his self destruct. Jack shuts the blast doors.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The situation was successfully contained.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         The situation should never have arisen. 
                         Not if you had been doing your job. 
                         And these incidents are just the tip 
                         of the iceberg. Face it General, under 
                         your command the Stargate program has 
                         lurched from one crisis to the next. 
                         Never averting disaster by anything 
                         more than the skin of its teeth. We 
                         can't afford to let you roll the dice 
                         any longer.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Would you excuse us please?

               
               Davis and Hammond move away from the others.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Made a few phone calls sir, turns out 
                         Senator Kinsey's moving from appropriations 
                         to intelligence oversight.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Which would put him in a position of 
                         direct power over the NID.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         He's manipulated this whole situation 
                         to gain control of the Stargate.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I may have my own ace up my sleeve.
 
                         
               
               Chekov is talking to the Chinese Ambassador.

               
                                     CHEKOV
                         I understand your feelings Mr Ambassador, 
                         believe me. For two years now we have 
                         been junior partners in the Stargate 
                         program, following the lead of the Americans.
 
                         
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         The Chinese government will not accept 
                         a secondary position so gracefully.
 
                         
               
                                     CHEKOV
                         There are advantages. The program costs 
                         them over seven billion dollars a year 
                         to operate.
 
               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         They reap the benefits!

               
                                     CHEKOV
                         The X303? Research and development of 
                         the hyperdrive alone has cost them over 
                         two billion. And it still doesn't function 
                         properly. They will spend a lot more 
                         money and risk the lives of their people 
                         perfecting the design. Then, we'll get 
                         the blueprints and build our own ship 
                         in a fraction of the time for half the 
                         cost.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Once again I apologise gentlemen. Seems 
                         a politician's work is never done.
 
                         
               
               
               They all move to sit down.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Now, where were we?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Gentlemen, I realise we're in no position 
                         to make demands here. We're trying to 
                         reach a consensus. But before you go 
                         back to your leaders and make your recommendations 
                         I want you to consider something. Whoever 
                         is running the Stargate will be acting 
                         as representatives of this planet throughout 
                         the galaxy. They will be our ambassadors. 
                         Meeting other races, establishing ties 
                         with other worlds. It is true that in 
                         the six years we've been running the 
                         Stargate we've made enemies, but we've 
                         also made friends. I believe we've acquitted 
                         ourselves with honour. On that score 
                         I stand by the record.
 
               
                                     CLIP
                         THE FIFTH RACE

               
                                     ASGARD 1
                         This is the Asgard planet Othalla in 
                         the galaxy of Ida.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why did I come here?

               
                                     ASGARD 2
                         The ancients moved on from our region 
                         of space long ago. But your subconscious 
                         mind used their knowledge to find us 
                         here. Where you could get help.
 
               
                                     ASGARD 1
                         Very impressive.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, you know.

               
                                     ASGARD 1
                         We did not think your brains had advanced 
                         even that far.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How is it you know so much about our 
                         brains?
 
               
                                     ASGARD 1
                         We have studied your race closely.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ah. What did you learn?

               
                                     ASGARD 2
                         That your species has great potential.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Great potential. That's good.

               
               He reaches out and takes the Asgard's hand.

               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         You make an interesting case General. 
                         However I must take this matter back 
                         to my government and recommend full 
                         disclosure to our people.
 
               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         I must do the same, though I admit Senator 
                         Kinsey's proposal is..interesting.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Thank you Mr Ambassador.

               
               Thor beams in.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Hello?

               
                                     THOR
                         Hello. I am Thor, supreme commander 
                         of the Asgard fleet.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you for coming Thor.

               
                                     THOR
                         It is my pleasure General Hammond. The 
                         Asgard are in your debt.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Your debt?

               
                                     THOR
                         SG1 under the command of General Hammond, 
                         has saved my people and yours on many 
                         occasions. We are not only allies against 
                         the Goa'uld, we are true friends.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Commander Thor, my name is.

               
                                     THOR
                         Senator Kinsey. O'Neill suggested I 
                         send you to a distant planet for your 
                         actions here but I am reasonably certain 
                         his statement was in jest.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm sure it was Commander.

               
                                     THOR
                         Supreme Commander. It is the opinion 
                         of the Asgard High Council that Stargate 
                         Command should be left in the very capable 
                         hands of General Hammond and his team. 
                         And while our continued friendship with 
                         Earth is not contingent on that, it 
                         is preferred.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         You came all this way, just to tell 
                         us that?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         And to install Asgard designed shields 
                         and weapons on Prometheus. A small token 
                         of thanks for SG1's recent efforts in 
                         securing our galaxy, and yours, from 
                         certain destruction.
 
               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         I see

               
                                     THOR
                         I hope I have been successful in convincing 
                         you. Good day General Hammond.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Always a pleasure Thor. Please drop 
                         in any time.
 
               
               Thor beams out.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Well. That settles it then. You have 
                         our support General.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you Ambassador.

               
                                     FRENCH AMBASSADOR
                         Ours as well.

               
                                     CHEKOV
                         And the continued support of Russia.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         It's much appreciated sir.

               
                                     CHINESE AMBASSADOR
                         While I still have my reservations. 
                         I believe my government will agree that, 
                         for the time being, the Stargate is 
                         in the right hands.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Senator?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'll say this General. Well played.
 
                         
               
               Kinsey gets up to leave.

               
               THE END

               

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Writers :   Joseph Mallozzi  Paul Mullie
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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