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Stargate SG-1Martin Lloyd turns to SG-1 for help when the success of Wormhole X-Treme on DVD leads to the possibility of a feature film. Gen. O’Neill orders the team to cooperate, and when Gen. Landry tries to rescue them by sending them on a mission (which happens to mark Mitchell’s 200th trip through a stargate), the gate fails. Stuck in the briefing room with Lloyd, the team pitches their own ideas and tries to dissuade Lloyd from some of his. But even when O’Neill shows up in person, the team may not be able to talk any sense into the Hollywood system.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazon's Unboxwritten by Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper & Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie & Carl Binder & Martin Gero & Alan McCullough
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Richard Dean Anderson (Gen. Jack O’Neill), Willie Garson (Martin Lloyd), Don S. Davis (voice of Gen. Hammond), Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman)

Notes: This episode is the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1 (with the pilot Children of the Gods counting as two episodes). The Wormhole X-Treme TV show was introduced in the episode of the same name, which was the 100th of the series. Executive producer Brad Wright cameos as the engineer in the Star Trek homage. The marionette sequence, which includes the voice of Don S. Davis as Gen. Hammond, would seem to be a homage to Gerry Anderson series such as Thunderbirds, along with another opportunity for the producers to take a shot or two at the original 1994 movie (and at least one line of dialogue from the series pilot). The Jack-is-your-father gag refers to the season 2 episode 1969. Vala’s most obscure reference is to Farscape, which starred both Claudia Black and Ben Browder; while Black reprised her role as Aeryn in the brief homage, Browder opted to play Stark and Michael Shanks played Crichton. Lloyd’s comment about the lack of a title sequence refers to the shortened sequence that appeared at the beginning of season 9. The story where O’Neill becomes invisible was never in an actual episode, but darn it, it should have been.

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer