SG-1 makes contact with the Aschen, unaware of that their homeworld is one they were warned previously from the future to be considered off-limits.


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Christopher Cousins ... Ambassador Joseph Faxon
Dion Luther ... Mollem
Robert Moloney ... Borren
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Ronny Cox ... Senator Robert Kinsey
Howard Siegel ... Keel
Rob Lee Rob Lee ... Major Pierce


SGC has met the Volians, a simple, peaceful people which trades its agricultural produce with the technologically most advanced Aschen, whose envoy Mollen accepts to negotiate an elaborate treaty aboard one of their amazing ships, which process an entire harvest in a minute, with earth's delegation: presidential ambassador Joseph Faxon, Jack and Sam. Remaining on the Volian planet, Teal'c and Daniel discover the ruins of a suddenly abandoned city, from which Daniel deduces their once advanced civilization and demography were abruptly broken about the time the Volians met the Ashen and received a vaccine from them. In SGC Jack's note from the future warning against the Ashen is found, but the White House and especially ambitious senator Robert Kinsey refuse to listen to any objection to a treaty about joining the Ashen confederation promising valuable technology. Written by KGF Vissers

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Daniel looks at an old newspaper and says it resembles an ancient Celtic text he found in Wales. The Celts, and Picts, used Ogham for all writing. Most Ogham letters are combos of straight upright and horizontal lines. Think of the hybrid love children of Ts, Fs, and Ls. The paper is clearly in a Gothic form of the Latin alphabet. See more »


As Carter would have been falling through the Stargate Feet first and on her back her reentry on earth was incorrect. See more »


Major General George Hammond: The news must have come as a shock to them.
Colonel Jack O'Neill: Ah, not really.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: What Jack is trying to say is that if they were surprised, they'd never show it.
Colonel Jack O'Neill: They don't get excited in general, General. It's like an entire planet of accountants.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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An excellent episode, contrary to Claudio Carvalho's opinion.
18 June 2018 | by k-13982See all my reviews

This episode of Stargate SG-1 is amongst the best of the season, and a great episode overall. The reviewer Claudio Carvalho has made many trustworthy and insightful reviews on previous Stargate SG-1 episodes, however on this one it seems his judgment has been clouded by what I can only assume is his ego. The episode is not what he would have you believe; the idea of entwining politics and the United States as the representative of all of the people on Earth just simply does not happen as he said it does - in fact, the opposite is true.

On the topic of the episode itself, "2001" serves as an excellent conclusion to the plot first seen in S04 E16 named "2010", where we got a glimpse into the future of an alliance with an alien race called the Aschen. The episode had me eager to continue watching throughout, and has a satisfying and fulfilling ending.


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