Robert C. Cooper
We begin with the opening scene of the Stargate being viewed
through a camera from the briefing room, there are technicians
working on it. Camera zooms out. News guy talking over shot.
So you getting the full thing?
Just about yeah ...
Well ... instead of zooming back why
don't you pull back a little.
Get it into context a bit.
Scene changes to the news crew.
Keep going back ... yeah that's good
... yeah ... wow that's amazing.
An Air Force officer appears.
Yes it is. Mr. Bregman?
Colonel Tom Rondel, Cheyenne Mountain
Complex. Public affairs liaison.
*chuckles* That's quite a mouthful.
Call me Emmett.
OK ... This is my posse here. This is
Tech sergeant Dale James, sir.
Airman first class Shep Wickenhouse,
Well, it's a pleasure meeting you sir,
but what are you doing here?
We're getting some establishing shots,
first of many I hope while we're waiting.
In fact we should get a shot of ...
a shot of you, colonel.
Sorry, but you're not authorized to
begin until you've been briefed by General
I've already been briefed ... Tom is
it? By the defense department. What's
the problem? We're cleared to shoot
here. Maybe you guys haven't been cleared,
you been cleared? Sorry ... what ...
what is the problem?
General Hammonds ready to see you now.
OK ... *follows Tom*
This should be fun.
General Hammond sir.
Entering Hammonds Office.
This is Mr. Bregman
I am very excited to be here, sir. *puts
hand out which Hammond ignores*
You may find we're not all quite as
giddy as you are about this project,
Giddy? Err ... well, I personally prefer
professionally excited I think I said,
excited to be here General. I haven't
been giddy since ... well you wouldn't
want to know about that.
I just want to be as clear as I can
Your presence is highly unorthodox,
and I will not let it threaten the security
of any on-going missions or the safety
of my people.
Well, I've already been frisked three
times, we can make it a fourth time,
make it personally, get to know each
other a little better general come on
... I'm sorry.
I consider it my responsibility to protect
my people's interest ...
(continuing) Quite frankly, I feel it's
appropriate to warn you that no one
around here wants to be part of your
Oh ... I see ... You know General; I
think you're probably well aware, that
there were film cameras on the beaches
of Normandy decades before Survivor
debuted on CBS. Personally I think it's
an outrageous oversight that the Stargate
hasn't been chronicled up to this point.
That's because its top secret, only
a handful of people will see anything
you shoot ...
So far, General ... so far. Eventually
... inevitably this program is going
to be disclosed to the American people
and to the whole world, and I like to
think that this little film we're doing
here, might in some small way provide
insight to what's really been going
on here for the last six years.
*smiling* What has been going on?
*chuckling* You know what General ...
I respect what you're doing here, I
can respect that you want me out of
the here ... but the United states President
invited me here to do this.
You see that red phone ... you wouldn't
be here if he hadn't.
Well then I hope I can expect the full
co-operation of you and your personnel.
To the letter of these orders.
To the letter. I see ... I see, thank
You have high expectations to meet.
BREGMAN leaves, with Tom behind him.
Scene opens in corridor on some big metal thing with ancient
writing or something and then to Tom talking to Emmett.
Maybe it's my opinion but with respect
Through out history the best documentaries
have taken a cinema verity function;
let the subject tell its own story.
Yeah, tell you what Tom. I think that's
an interesting point of view and ...
err ... mostly, if not totally crap
especially in situations like this,
you know if this story was going to
tell itself, you know what then there
would be Stargate updates on the nightly
news. like this ... I mean if this,
the other point ... the other point
in the sense that we should probably
start with the soft approach make people
feel comfortable, gain their trust you
know what ... we'd be here a year. These
soldiers conceal things for a living
They're airman sir; we're the United
States Air Force.
These Airman conceal things for a living,
and the only way I am going to get anything
out of these people is not by the ...
(scientist passes with something) ...
look at that ... not by the ... what
did you say the cinema verity approach
... its going to be by the wringing
it out of them approach, that's the
Mr. Bregman as far as I'm concerned
you are strictly to document what is
going on ...
Not to pursue anything that might be
prejudicial to air force personnel.
Why don't you call me Emmett, OK?
If someone were to offer something up
in an interview.
*Looking behind Tom* Is that who I think
That's Colonel Jack O'Neill ... *ready
to carry on*
We see Jack walking towards them as he Passes BREGMAN tries to
question him, he keep on walking towards the elevator.
Colonel O'Neill, hi ...
I like vanilla over chocolate, My favorite
color is paradoh, I think Tibet should
be free and if I could have dinner with
anyone in the world it would be Mary
Steenburgen. *enters elevator pushes
No I'm just trying to ... Mary Steenburgen?
Yeah, don't you think she's nice?
(doors about to shut) *stands between
the doors* no no ... look, look ...
*Jack pushes button again* I'm just
trying to get a minute of with you.
Look I really don't have time ... I've
got ... errr ... briefing.
I understand. *Puts hand out* I'm Emmett
Jack coughs into his hand and sticks it out; Emmett thinks twice
and pulls his away.
No look I'm not going to be able to
get a perspective on this whole Stargate
program *doors start to close, he pushes
them* program without you colonel, so
when is a good time for you?
Anytime's good ... just send me a memo.
*Pushes him out*
Doors shut, BREGMAN turns round to Tom whose been watching
(DRIPPING with sarcasm) Really sensed
he's starting to trust you.
Walks off, Emmett following.
In the control room, Sam, flinching
as Shep trying put a mic on her.
Don't worry about it, he only looks
unprofessional. *Sam smiles* Now ...
Major, General Hammond warned me that
people might be a little less enthusiastic
about all this.
Yeah, we did have a bad experience with
a TV crew last year ...
The Prometheus incident, I know the
air force insisted on their own crew.
I think that you might also be sensing
reluctance from a few people around
here to put themselves up on a pedestal;
I mean we are just doing our jobs.
Just a job. I consider it my job to
put you up on a pedestal because this
Job looks to me nothing but to be extraordinary
and from what I read from you file the
same can be said about you personally.
See, now I'm blushing.
So you are, think we should start; you'll
look good on camera. Alright let's go
guys ... *sits down, so does Sam* Are
No ... *Dale is hold some doohickey*
What are you doing? You don't need a
light meter ... the women is glowing.
Lets get rolling.
OK ... Major Samantha Carter, US Air
force, Astrophysicist. Considered the
foremost expert of the Stargate. You've
explored territory that no one on Earth
... in the history of Earth has ever
seen ... and you've fought an enemy
that no one on Earth has even imagined.
Major Samantha Carter meet the six billion
people of the planet Earth. *Motions
to the camera*
*Looks from him to the camera, nervous
smile and ... * Hi ...
Corridor, Daniel and Emmett turn the
corner; obviously this is the news cam.
Through out the scene shots from behind
showing the crew filming.
I don't think I've asked this sort of
question before ... in my entire career
... but what was like to be ... well
Well, I wasn't exactly dead ...
Oh, you were ... what's the word? Transcended.
Ascended ... err ... emm ... ahh ...
well, I actually did have the unfortunate
experience of dieing first ... slowly
and err ... quite painfully.
Well, in your mission file, it says
your human ... I'm quoting here ...
your human body transformed into energy
a bright white light rose above the
hospital bed. Is that ...
accurate. So ... well could you ...
*they stop* Dr. Jackson could you ...
I don't know ... elaborate ... I mean
what did it feel like? *Daniel's Pager
*hand in pocket trying to get pager*
Well, I don't know I really don't remember
much after that. *Looks at pager eyes
wide.* Will you excuse me. *rushes past*
Emmett motions for camera to follow as they chase after Daniel
whose made a dead run for his Lab bumping into other personnel.
Come on, come on ... go go. *entering
Daniel's office.* Dr. Jackson?!
Daniel's looking at a fax.
What is it? What is it?
(Speaking very fast, words jumbling
Sorry, could you just slow down ...
It's the mass fragment I collected from
P3X-298 ... It was covered in the domestic,
pre dynastic period of Egypt here on
And what is it ... Could you get a shot
And ... ah ... what is the significance
It's ... OK ... back up, back up ...
err ... that's it ... it's fascinating?
Why were we running?
Oh I just wanted to see if you'd chase
me (He smiles so cute here!)
OK ... turn it off ... turn it off ...
get the Mic away from me.
Turn it off. *Screen blinks out*
A lab, someone's working with a blow
torch and then Dr. Lee comes into the
shot, carrying a helmet. The film crew
*Bangs on hat* Kevlar will not stop
the energy from a staff weapon. And
the armor plating and other bullet proof
protection gets super heated from the
plasma so while it would stop the penetration,
the wearer is essentially trapped in
what becomes their own personal microwave
oven ... and ... you know ... not a
good idea ... anyways ... what we've
been working on is this *pulls out a
black material* a ceramic polymer which
will resist the heat, stop the blast
and fits into a standard SG vest. *in
background can see Siler being fitted
out* which sergeant siler will now demonstrate
for us ... *oooh look Teal'c*
Sorry, wouldn't it be better if I *to
camera* No no, shoot them. *camera shifts
to Siler* don't you think it would be
more interesting if ... if I were in
No, no, no, no, no.
Why isn't it safe?
What ... of course it's safe it's not
like we've never done this before.
So why don't I?
Back to Siler, with his vest a goggles and Teal'c aiming a staff
weapon at him.
Away from the face, big guy. *Fire,
and he's going going, gone*
Airman extinguishes Siler.
It's all good! I'm fine!
*Emmett is gob smacked* you see yeah
... he does that all the time.
Sam, in control room.
The control room is sort of like the
air traffic control tower of the base,
we monitor all Gate activity from here.
So ... what are all these blinking lights
about ... for example what are those
lights over there.
Err well; this monitors the gates massive
power consumption required for generating
Interestingly, in our study of off-world
DHDs we found that our gate actually
draws 10% more wattage than offworld
gates, now that far exceeds any potential
loss due to our manmade interface. We
think it has to do with the way the
superconductive crystals inside the
gate absorb electrical energy, but we're
also trying to demonstrate that the
DHDs are some how producing a purer
more efficient source of power.
Room Silent, shot of film crew dumbstruck.
Could we get a shot of the gate spinning?
Yeah, sure it's really cool steam comes
out of it and everything.
Ah, Major ... *whisper*
Err ... sorry guys there's an SG team
due to embark on a mission.
Well, that's great. We'll get a shot
of them leaving.
Actually ... You're going to have to
Could I ask you a question ... You've
been ... Sorry you can stop shooting
Offworld, forestry planet. Stargate
is opened SG-13 step through. Gate shuts
OK, Balinsky. Which way?
*Looking at compass* That way.
I'll take point, Wells, Bosworth --
you're rear guard five meter spread.
Keep your eyes open.
The malp showed no indication of any
recent Goa'uld activity on this planet.
Yeah, well -- I don't see any indication
of anything here.
Take the usual bet on that sir.
Ah ... abandoned naquada mine.
Boring. Good odds. Bosworth?
I'm going to put my money on trees sir.
Bosworth's disqualified for being a
smartass. I'll go with two headed aliens.
Hostile or friendly sir?
One head good, one head bad. Balinsky?
Oh ... ruins of an ancient city.
Yeah, you wish.
Still offworld, SG-13 walk by some trees.
Yeah, all night screaming, projectile
vomiting, nuclear diapers. You have
no idea. The reason they make them so
damn cute is so you won't smother them
in their sleep.
Sir, you have four kids.
Yeah, why do you think I love my job
so much? Don't get me wrong I love the
little buggers to death but trust me,
having four kids makes going through
the Stargate and facing off alien bad
guys look like nothing. This is relaxing.
Then why'd you have four?
Well, ones pretty bad but you figure
you got to have two so the little guy
can have a brother or sister right?
Then you have two boys and the wife
says she wants a girl, so you figure
hell three can't be much worse than
two right? But you don't relise your
brain is fried because you haven't slept
and after three, four is no big deal
so then you're so deep in that nothing
seems to matter anymore. Its chaos.
You just try to make it through each
day alive. In the end you spend all
the energy you have left trying to get
them into bed, only to lay awake praying
they don't get hooked on drugs, hurt,
or worse, wind up dead in an alley some
Can't wait, sir.
Ah miracle of birth my ass, I'll tell
you what a miracle is birth control
SG-13 walk into a clearing.
Well, I'll be damned. *we get a shot
of an ancient city*
Control room, Sam comes down the stairs,
Jack's drinking coffee.
Sir? Did you do your interview yet?
She's so hot. *Sam smiles* Carter, can
you tell me the reason for this documentary
Didn't you read the memo? *Jack gives
her a look, as they head downstairs.*
ah ... officially it's to chronicle
the 1,000th trip through the Stargate
but I think there's more to it than
1,000 you say.
I know hard to believe we've been at
it this long.
There should be a cake.
Daniel's Lab, Emmett is interviewing
OK ... Dr. Jackson, I'm just going to
... your memory was erased when you
returned to ... I'm quoting here ...
human form ... That sounds idiotic,
make a note I have to re-ask that question.
Just sorry ... Could you ... you know
what can you tell us about all that?
OK ... could you tell us a little bit
about what things were like before that.
Ah well, thankfully I have most of those
memories back, there are still a few
OK ... The ah ... pharaohs of the fourth
dynasty did not build the pyramids ...
No, no they didn't, they were actually
landing pads for Goa'uld motherships.
No I'm quoting from a speech you made
before you were introduced to the Stargate
and I presume that at that time you
knew nothing about landing platforms
or motherships right?
Until you were introduced to Catherine
And she's the one who introduced you
to the Stargate program.
So ... why?
*Sigh* Why did she do that?
I don't know, you'd have to ask her.
OK maybe I'll ask her ... where is she?
Is she transcended, or ascended or something
Errr ... no, retired actually, but you
Oh look, Teal'c ... His turn for interview.
Sorry I'm just reading your file here,
it's fascinating ... I suppose I should
ask you ... immediately here ... you're
Stoic look, silence.
Well, not to you but to us you would
be ... anyways you were the highest
ranking officer in the service of one
of our alien enemies and you turned
against them. Why did you turn against
them ... when you did?
I'm sorry, why are you sitting there
if you don't intend to answer any of
Because I was requested to by General
I see and he didn't happen to mention
to you, that part of the interview process
involved actually saying something.
OK erm ... lets try this ... Colonel
Jack O'Neill ... you must have a tremendous
amount of respect for him?
Maybe you don't ... let me rephrase.
Colonel Jack O'Neill is your immediate
superior Officer ... OK maybe not in
terms of species but he's your commanding
Good ... OK ... Good. Let's move forward
... and is there anything you can tell
us about him?
If you wish to learn of Colonel O'Neill,
perhaps you should interview Colonel
OK, thank you ... thanks ... Just let
me ask you ... *Teal'c leaves* Where
are you going?
Offworld, in the ruins.
Balinsky is looking at the writing and making notes, Dixon walks
I don't know. why we just got here ...
An hour ago.
Well, I need more time, look at this
place, I mean it's incredible.
Yeah, you seen one crumbled city ...
Sir. This place was built by the ancients.
Yes these markings, this stone and architecture
... oh Dr. Jackson is going to die when
he sees this.
Funny. Oh *grabs his stuff runs off.*
Don't go far.
Dixon heads over to the other guys who are sat on the floor,
Bosworth's looking at a scan of Wells' unborn child.
It looks like an alien.
Yeah, remember that thing we ran into
Yeah ... See that thing was easy on
the eyes by comparison.
*grabs pic* Let me see, that's pretty
That's my unborn son sir.
How can you tell? *Wells points at image*
I don't know Wells; I wouldn't paint
the room blue just yet.
Wells takes back pic just as Balinsky comes running round the
They ... err ... take cover, as a huge honking piece of mess
comes round the corner. They fire at it, after sharing odd looks.
It fires back, while their bullets ricochet of its shields. It
Goa'uld! It moves next to a wall.
Dixon Blows the wall to hell, it collapses on top of the thing
and the huge honking piece of mess is made into a huge, rubbly
... er ... mess.
They all head slowly over to ... the thing. Dixon shoots it for
What the hell is it?
Opens on Kinsey.
Like the people who are now serving
here at the SGC, the youth of tomorrow
will one day have to defend the free
spirit of mankind. And not just on our
fair planet, but out there through the
Stargate, in the vastness of the galaxy
of untold evil with powers we've never
seen before are still waiting to pray
upon us ...
*looks like he just woke up* OK ...
cut ... Senator ... great ... thank
you so much for doing this it was really
terrific of you to do this ...
People deserve it ...
Yes we're trying our best And senator
don't take this the wrong way but it
sounded a bit prepared like a speech
I don't think you'll like the results.
What if we do it off the cut, I throw
things at you see how you respond ...
No ... If you want anything else from
Yes, actually ... erm ... Senator ...
Opens on Jack in commissary, doing a
report and eating, doors open to Kinsey.
Colonel ... As I'm sure you know, I'm
here to be apart of this piece these
good men are putting together to document
the fine work *Emmett whispers something
to Dale* you're doing here at the SGC.
No I didn't know that.
Well, I'm sure there was a memo *Jack
looks over at Emmett and Dale, who have
Well, did you tell them about the time
that you tried to get this place shut
down or the time you had Hammond by
the short ...
I'd suggest you watch what you say colonel,
slanders a serious offence.
Yes So I hear.
I have always been a strong supporter
of this program ... I admit I was critical
in the past but that was only because
of the unrealized potential I see this
operation as having.
Jack, sighs, closes his file and stands up.
How did your interview go colonel?
It was short yet oh so sweet.
The president wants you to play ball
with this, I hope your not intending
to disappoint our commander in chief.
I would think you would want to show
your appreciation for his backing over
Kinsey, what are you doing here? I mean
last time anyone checked you were trying
to discredit the guy.
His term is up. My running mate and
I are merely pointing out to the American
people * Jack gives cameras a look*
we think we can do a better job and
when that time comes I know we can count
on your vote colonel.
Yeah that'll happen.
And I want you to know this ... if elected
this program can count on our full support.
*to camera* you want to get this?
*to Kinsey* you smarmy, self-righteous,
Opportunistic ass ...
DAVIS ON PA
(Alarms are going off VERY loudly) UNSCHEDULED
OFF WORLD ACTIVATION, COLONEL O'NEILL
TO THE CONTROL ROOM, REPEAT UNSCHEDULED
OFF WORLD ACTIVATION
You are nothing but a *something here
can't hear it over Davis's voice over
the PA, it's VERY loud!* son of a bitch.
I was done
Colonel, what is this off world activation
something ... what's that?
Won't know until I get there.
Well, that great, we're going ... where's
There is here for you. *walks out*
Ongoing activity *motions for filming
to be stopped*
Control room, SG-1 there, talking to
Dixon and Balinsky via malp.
Balinsky wants to stay sir.
You see anything else worth staying
Hard to say.
We need to finish searching these ruins.
A day or two. maybe more ...
Be nice to send up a UAV get an aerial
Permission to stay granted. I'll send
SG3 as back up. Any sign of a threat
you get out of there immediately colonel.
In the mean time I can run some tests
on the device see what it's been doing
Send the device back and report in on
Yes sir, SG-13 out.
Sir ... ermm ... its not that I don't
appreciate all your hel-
I knew Kinsey and Bregman were headed
you way and I thought you might be looking
for an excuse to get away colonel.(I
did find it odd that he called for O'Neill!
I thought as much sir, and I just wanted
to express my deep and unyielding love
for you sir.
General if you have a moment Mr. Bregman
would like a word.
Hammonds office, Hammond is reading
from a file, Emmett is pacing.
Exempts from said clearance from all
current activities which have not yet
been reviewed by this office, that being
the Pentagon ...
Current activity ... Breathing is a
My interpretation is that you have not
been authorized to know anything about
the most recent unscheduled activations.
*sitting down* General, a little leeway.
I said that I was going to hold you
to the letter of these orders. Mr. Bregman.
Give it up. *Emmett gets up to leave,
opens door and turns back.*
You know ... Colonel O'Neill ...
is currently unavailable.
General *comes back in* the president,
the president of the United States is
giving me his full support. Why are
I'm not resisting, I'm following orders.
My opinion is that I don't think my
people need to be put under a microscope.
Cameras don't just record things; they
change what they record simply by being
there. The work these people do is hard
enough without them feeling that every
breath they take is being preserved
Maybe it should be ...
Excuse me ...
I said Maybe it should be ... *Shutting
the door* the pentagon has allowed journalists
to be embedded in the army, forces before
this. You know that. Under fire, under
pressure. So what's seen, what's heard
and what's read is the truth.
I think we're through ...
I don't ... I don't disagree with you
general ... *Red phone rings.*
Excuse me. *Picks up phone hand over
receiver, waiting for Emmett to leave.
In Sam's lab, she's working in the ...
mess ... device.
You ever seen anything like this?
I have not ...
Well, Its definitely a remote program
of some kind, the storage capacity of
the memory crystals is immense, but
so far all I've found are detailed images
of the ruins. You know It makes sense
we use a Malp, why wouldn't the Goa'uld.
The Goa'uld are scavengers, it is quite
possible they got the idea from us.
*Nods, smiles* so you do your interview
with the documentary crew yet?
*I swear he rolls his eyes* Indeed.
I have to admit I can't wait to hear
what everyone else said.
I did not say much.
*Smiles, and the mocking* really? That
is surprising it's usually so hard to
shut you up. *he raises an eyebrow,
as Sam starts grinning*
I found the entire experience ... unpleasant
*Nods* they want to talk to me again.
Did your interview not go well either?
Well, I thought it was fine but apparently
I look ... nervous.
Corridor, film crew setting up Emmett
comes round the corner.
What is the meaning of off world activation
... what is that all about?
I am not privy to that information.
Oh, you wouldn't tell me even if you
knew, would you?
I have my orders to ...
You remind me of those miners we use
to have in the gulf, who use to censor
our reports ...
Look, it's not as if we're conspiring
to cover up the truth ...
Oh, sure ...
And censoring reports in combat just
You cannot jeopardize the lives of troops
involved on ongoing missions.
Makes no sense. This is a documentary
not the news, what are you telling me
they're broadcasting this to the enemy
on some other planet? Look I have been
denied access to several prior mission
files, you know why? Because no one
wants me to know how close we've come
to ... well, why don't you tell me Tom,
you're not conspiring to cover up the
truth are you? Why don't you tell me
... come close to what?
Being compromised ...
Being compromised that's a euphemism
for you. Being compromised. *Dale grins*
Close to the brink of planetary annihilation,
is probably more accurate ... That's
why we're not allowed to film these
on-going activities because every time
they open that gate there is a chance
that something could go cataclysmically
In which case it wouldn't matter what
we had on tape, would it? *Dale laughs*
What did you say ... what did you say
... That it doesn't matter? If that's
you're opinion then if you had any integrity
at all you would resign before I have
to replace you.
I would rather be replaced, than court-martialed.
I'm not going to do anything I'm not
authorized to do.
See it's that attitude ...
The bottom line is the SGC is not going
to let any of this off, until the ...
Well, what's the difference then, why
not shoot it and decide later.
Not up to me.
Not up to me ... not up to me ... that's
Doors to elevator opens, Jack steps out, sees Emmett turns to
go back in.
Colonel ... Colonel we're all set up
for you right here ... we're all set
Briefing. *Jack rushes past them head
down the corridor to control room*
Yeah, no ... Colonel. Colonel. Colonel!
*Jack stops and turns.* You know I'm
going to get you on camera sooner or
later even if all I get is a series
of you avoiding getting got.
Fire away. I hope shots of my ass serve
*To crew* alright pack up ... what are
we doing here?
Opens on an image of Sam, being recorded.
How do you feel about Colonel O'Neill?
ah ... *Smiles* ... He's an amazing
man. After everything he's done, he's
still modest, quite self effacing actually.
He even likes people to think he's not
as smart as he really is. Bottom line:
He's an incredibly strong leader who's
given more of himself for this program
than anyone has given for ... *thinks*
well ... anything I can imagine.
You spend a lot of time together outside
err ... we don't get much time outside
of work. When we do our personal interests
are little different .
did you ever hear the expression: opposites
*smiles* we have a very professional
Really? Do you ... Professional? After
everything you've been through ... You
must of ... maybe if it's not too much
to say ... faced death together.
Yeah ... not unlike countless Military
personnel through out the years ...
look I won't deny there's not a bond
between us ... Daniel and Teal'c are
also like family to me. Colonel is first
and foremost my superior officer. Even
if there was potential for something
more ... and I'm not saying that there
is err ... our military positions, and
the very nature of our jobs wouldn't
allow for it. *swallows, kinda nods.
Sergeant Davis being filmed in control
Well, basically when the gate is dialing
I say cheveron 1 encoded, cheveron 2
encoded, and so on ... incrementally
up to the 7th cheveron which is a little
different because that's when the wormhole
connects ... err ... when that happens
I like to shakes things up a little
bit and just say cheveron 7 locked *grinning*
Locked ... That's great ... that's good.
Oh yea ... I'm responsible for this
*places his hand on the palm scanner*
close the iris ... *Iris shuts* Open
the Iris. *Iris ... ... opens*
*sits back grinning proudly nodding
his head as if to say ' impressive right.'*
That's pretty much my job right there.
Yeah pretty much ...
I think you're being a little modest.
Awww ... don't get me wrong ... it's
really rewarding ... it really is ...
and we have tried various automated
scenarios, but err ... the SG teams
just agree that you know ... when they
send their iris code ... through the
wormhole they like to know that there's
... erm ... a real person on the other
... other end, someone that they can
trust to get it right. And ... er ...
that gives me and the other gate technicians,
a great sense of pride.
Sure ... that's good.
Daniel's Lab, all his stuff is out on
ah ... Dr. Jackson ... Hi
Hey ... how's it going?
oh ... you're packing ... you're going
on a mission off ... I'm sorry I forgot
the expression ...
Off world. Is that ... so you're going?
No ... Nope just ... err going through
ah ... that's a camera you use right
... *picks up camera*
I've seen hours and hours of your footage
... hours of it ... inscription and
ruins and artifacts.
*grins* cool huh?
I wondered if you get the opportunity
maybe you could point your camera at
some ... action you know for a change
... you think?
See that's the thing ... when there
is action ... I'm too busy to be pointing
a camera ... You know ... I'm running,
shooting, trying to get back that kind
of thing ...
I understand ... Its just that ... you
know ... for me ... I've heard a lot
about these amazing events, unfortunately
my medium is visual I can't tell the
real story unless I have pictures you
know ... I'm not suggesting you put
anybody in danger, not yourself, but
you know ... if the opportunity arises
... you know ... just take a second
and just point your lens at something
Right ... well, I'm not really scheduled
to go on a mission off world ... for
another couple of days ...
Oh ... no ... no ... If it's there shoot
Just not the inscriptions all the time
... just some action would be good ...
Sam's lab, she's still working on mess
... Daniel walks in.
Hey ... one sec ...
You ... err ... want me to translate
Yeah ... I'm just trying to get the
interface connection more stable SG-13
really kicked the crap out of this thing.
*keeps twisting wires and stuff.* its
system log seems to be isolated on a
separate crystal from memory control.
You know Bregman actually had the nerve
to suggest that all that archive video
footage I gave him was boring *Sam looks
at him, obviously unsure what to say
to that. * ahem ... OK here's what really
bugs me, the only reason he's here is
because this president's on his way
out and he knows it right ... He just
doesn't want to look bad if and when
the Stargate program ever goes public.
None of this is about truth it's all
about political posturing.
Man, he really grilled me on that.
What why the Stargate program should
What'd you say?
I mean could you imagine if it ever
I try not to think about it *gets connection,
computer blinks to writing, Sam adjust
it so it's a lovely clear picture* There.
This is mostly just technical stuff.
Anything jump out at you?
Well, here's where it encountered SG-13.
What ... what ... "Uh-Oh?"
Well, after it engaged shields and weapons
it activated a long range communicator.
Control room, Hammond is talking to
Colonel Dixon, this is General Hammond.
We have reason to believe the Goa'uld
probe sent out a transmission prior
to your disabling of it. I'm ordering
you to return to Stargate Command immediately.
Scene switches off world, showing Dixon and Balinsky.
Roger that sir ... Estimated arrival
time 15 minutes. Dixon out. *to Balinsky*
Pack it up Doctor we're going home.
*on radio* Wells. Bosworth.
Moves to a shot of the other two who are doing an area sweep.
Bring it home boys, we're booking out.
Roger that sir. Wells out.
Staff weapon blast hits wells, Bosworth starts firing in direction
of firing shots.
*on radio* Taking fire. *scene moves
back to Dixon* Wells has been hit.
*Points at Balinsky* Get to the gate.
*on radio* SG niner, requesting assistance.
*Both make a run*
Infirmary, Janet is being interviewed,
reading from files.
OK ... three gun shot wounds, four staff
weapon burns, severe hypothermia. *moves
to next file.* I'm quite surprised he's
actually authorized me to discuss all
this. Just ... err ... nanite technology,
artificially aged him ... he had shoulder
punctured by an alien time capsule device.
Erm ... three knee operations ... *next
file* oh ... that's the whole Hathor
incident which he's asked me never to
discuss ... *next file* oh yeah this
is a good one ... last year he was exposed
to an ancient incurable disease ...
Obviously not incurable right ... or
Well, fortunately there was a tok'ra
symbiote in need of a temporary host
at the time ... It managed to do the
I don't understand a word you just said
but it sounds amazing that colonel O'Neill
*grins* Yeah, I never know what's next
... you just ... a try and keep your
head on straight ... then again we also
set a lot of broken bones and subscribe
a ton of antibiotics so ...
But still it sometimes must be overwhelming
Yeah, you know it's funny, you think
all the training, everything we know
about medicine ... really it amounts
to very little ... I Mean often I'm
faced with situations that there really
is nothing I can do ...
Is there an upside?
Are you kidding me? I think the reason
we all manage persevere is because we
feel that we're on the brink of understanding
so much more ... and not just about
medicine but about who we are, you know
... and where we came from, what the
future has in store, how ... how we
fit into the grand scheme of things
*UNSHEDULED OFFWORLD ACTIVATION REPEAT
UNSHEDULED OFFWORLD ACTIVATION*
That unscheduled off ... we've heard
that before, is that an unusual thing?
No, it happens from time to time.
And ... what ... what does it mean?
Your guess is as good as mine.
OK ... you got that announcement in
Yeah, we're good sir.
OK ... good ... well, thank you Dr.
Fraiser ... you know what guys why don't
you go roll some cut aways ... and get
some sound bites over there.
Yeah, we're done ... appreciate it.
Errr ... anything you can. *Shep accidentally
hits Emmett with the mic* Ow ...
(To Shep) I'm glad the pentagon sent
you ... just go away ... erm ... (To
Fraiser) listen, I was just wondering
... it seems like the unpredictable
happens here a lot.
*laughs* yes ... pretty much.
yeah ... err ... yeah ... and you're
not going to be needed for this thing
Well if I am they know where to find
*Dale starts filming them* I was just
asking because I was thinking of getting
something to eat in the cafeteria, which
I'm not even sure where ...
It's a ... that way. *points behind
her, with the file less hand.*
And I was wondering if ...
If I'd like to join you ...
OK. *Emmett notices camera* yeah
What are you doing?
I'm just white balancing.
Well, go balance the white somewhere
else ... OK? *moves away then back.*
I'm going to dup these *Camera goes
Opens on Balinsky, in briefing room
Wells is alive, but he's been hurt badly
and he can't be moved.
*walks in* How many Jaffa?
I don't know
5? 10? 100? What?
err ... Colonel Dixon counted six ...
they were able to fend them off, they're
holding a position protecting wells.
Did the Jaffa come through the gate?
No no ... they had to come by ship,
SG-3 was covering the gate ...
The gate's clear?
Half of SG-3 was still there when I
Take SG's 5 and 7 and Dr. Fraiser.
Thank you sir.
Yes sir ... I know ... it sounds like
an ambush to me to but there's nothing
else we can do, right?
Commissary. Emmett's sitting across
from Janet, who's eating fruit salad.
Emmett's watching her his left hand
up on his forhead, the gold of his WEDDING
RING catching the light! She looks up.
( Sounds nervous, rambles on, Speaking
with his hands, his ring the center
of the scene) oh I'm sorry. I was just
... I was just thinking that, you have
a very natural quality ... I mean on
camera. You let me film ... You allow
the people to see ... grace under pressure.
Mmmm ... are you ... err ... flirting
Aahaha ... well, see I on the other
hand am very clumsy under pressure.
*Laughs* Well, I've seen worse. So ...
err ... what's with the ring? (points
to the wedding ring!)
(I trully believe he forgot he had the
ring on!) Oh, er ... it's sentimental
... my wife died a few years ago. So
how do any of you have a personal life?
We don't really, I spend most of my
time outside work with my daughter.
Oh so ... you're married.
No ... no ... she's adopted ... *waits
till he drinks his coffee* she's from
another planet. *Eats*
Er ... would you be willing to talk
about that on camera?
You know I'd rather ...
Excuse me ma'am ... you're required
in the ready room immediately.
Thank you. *to Emmett* Sorry.
It's OK ...
Corridor, Tom talking to film crew.
Let's go, gentlemen.
SG-1 come down the corridor geared out.
It's all because I wanted an aerial
It took me to long to work out the probe
sent a transmission.
None of that matters now.
Film crew watch.