An armed man barges into O’Neill’s home, accusing him of ruining his life. Seven years ago, this small-town barber picked up a mysterious object at a yard sale, an item which gave him vivid, recurring visions of SG-1’s exploits. Joe tells his son bedtime stories about Colonel Jack O’Neill, Teal’c and their comrades, and tells his customers at the barber shop an endless series of tales too. Finally, at his wife’s somewhat irritated urging, he begins writing these stories down and submitting them to science fiction magazines. When he sees the premiere of a new TV show called “Wormhole X-Treme,” Joe sues the show’s producers for stealing his ideas, but nothing comes of it and the show is cancelled after one episode. Joe continues his compulsive writing until his family leaves him and he loses his shop and his home. Now Joe wants his life back – not that anyone can figure out how to do this without blowing the SGC’s cover.
teleplay by Damian Kindler
story by Robert C. Cooper
excerpts written by Robert C. Cooper, James Crocker, Peter DeLuise, Jonathan Glassner, V.C. James, Damian Kindler, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Brad Wright
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Dan Castellaneta (Joe Spencer), Deborah Theaker (Charlene), Eric Keenleyside (?), Louis Chirillo (Bert Simmons), Chad Krowchuk (Gordie Lowe), Alex Ferris (Andy), Mark Hansen (older Andy), Andy Thompson (Calvin), Beatrice Zeilinger (Cindy)
Note: Dan Castellaneta is best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson, patriarch of the animated series “The Simpsons,” of which O’Neill is apparently a fan.
LogBook entry by Earl Green