EP 412 - Tangent

Season 4 Episode 12
Series: Stargate SG-1
Original Air Date: September 15, 2000
Written By Michael Cassutt
Directed By: Peter DeLuise
Preceded by: Point of No Return
Followed by: The Curse


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Humans make another small leap towards becoming a world capable of protecting itself with the creation of the X-301 “Intercept”, a revolutionary defence platform based on technology from two Goa'uld Death Gliders merged with US Air Force Design Technology. The features recognized most in its design is the ship’s ability to attain high speeds, quick and precise maneuverability due to the cancelling of inertia upon the fighter, and two ‘Slammer’ missiles with enhanced warheads through the use of Naquada. Needless to say, when General Hammond brought a Lieutenant General from the Pentagon, he was impressed. Although questioning whether or not the fighter will be an effective defence against the Goa'uld, the Lieutenant General is pleased with the overall performance and returns with General Hammond to the SGC to watch a test run. It will be against a drone in a live fire fight. However, soon after the beginning of the test, the X-301 takes a sudden upwards accent into orbit and straight into space, though no act of either Teal’c or O’Neill. They lose all control over many systems, including navigation. Eventually, after speeding away from Earth at a massive rate of speed, the navigation system cuts out, leaving the fighter adrift. Teal’c then attempts to restart the vessel, only to get a recorded message of Apophis, telling him that the traitor will die in the cold of space. Already, the time lag between the X-301 and Earth is large, already three minutes, since the X-301 is still moving away from Earth at one million miles and hour, even with all thruster systems cut. Sam Carter believes it to be a sort of recall device, which will bring the Glider back to the homeworld of Apophis. It is decided that they will contact any of their space faring allies for assistance. Soon, however, Carter comes up with an idea which involved Sling-shooting around Jupiter, which would, unfortunately, require thrusters, until Jack O’Neill mentions that they have the two missiles on board, and asks if it would be possible to override the release mechanism, allowing them to use the thrust from the missiles to move the vessel. Since they installed the entire firing system, they have total control over it. Hammond and Davis agree to try the idea. Unfortunately for them, the release mechanism can’t hold onto the missile long enough, and fails, releasing the missile, which spirals out of control and runs out of power, and drops into the X-301’s path, impacting the vessel. It does power to their life support, dropping available life support from days down to twelve hours, and throwing them off course towards the Oort Cloud. None of the available allies have an nearby ships, but the Tok’ra Anise mentions that they have an operative on a mission close to Earth, and that he is very close to them, then says she has done them a favour by telling them this much. They believe that it is Jacob Carter/Selmak that she is speaking of, and finds the closest planet until Goa'uld control. They go to the mining planet, where they are almost immediately picked up by Jacob Carter. Annoyed that his plan to blow apart an area of the planet is now useless, his anger lessens when he learns of the plight of the two stranded pilots, and sets course for Earth at 122% of the maximum speed of the scout ship he is on, eventually damaging them and dropping them into Goa'uld controlled space, in front of two Goa'uld vessels. Thankfully, they escape, and make it to Earth’s solar system. O’Neill is suffering from Oxygen deprivation, and Teal’c had long ago put himself into a deep trance to preserve oxygen. They are forced to release the buckles and open the cockpit to space to get clear of the ship so that the ring transporter can bring them up, safe and sound.

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    • In every scene you see the stars passing by, but the speed of the glider is still infinitely small compared to the distance they are from the stars, therefore the stars should remain stationary

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Daniel: We were kinda hoping you could beam them out.
Jacob: 'Beam them out'? Who am I, Scotty?
O'Neill: We didn't spring a leak, but I may have just taken one
O'Neill: CO2 levels... are high.... headache.... is bad.... send asprin
O'Neill: So whadaya say we turn up the heat? It's cold in here!
Teal'c: I am aware of that
O'Neill: You know, I've already done that freezing to death thing, and it's just not as enjoyable as it sounds
Jaffa 1: Krae tal shal mak! Heru'Ur!
Daniel: Mak tal shree! Lo tak meka satak OZ!
Jaffa 1: Mak Tal Shree! Lok tak Meka satak OZ
Jaffa 2: Mok Tal OZ?!?
Daniel: Mak Tal OZ KREE!!!!!
Jaffa 1: Mak Tal OZ, KREE!
Jaffa 2: Kal tek shree, tak monak!
Jacob: Alright, we're almost finished
Daniel: That's good, because I don't think they bought my act
Jacob: Why? Who'd you say you were?
Daniel: The great and powerful... OZ
O'Neill: Teal'c... on our six, is that what I think it is?
Teal'c: If you think it is Earth, you are correct.
O'Neill: It's shrinking...
O'Neill: Cheyenne, we have a problem.


  1. In every scene you see the stars passing by, but the speed of the glider is still infinitely small compared to the distance they are from the stars, therefor the stars should remain stationary.</font>

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