While testing a new spacefighter made from Goa'uld parts, Col. O'Neill and Teal'c are trapped when a hidden automatic recall function takes over and sends it into space.


Peter DeLuise


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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
Carmen Argenziano ... Jacob Carter / Selmak
Colin Cunningham ... Major Paul Davis
Peter Williams ... Apophis (voice)
Steven Williams ... General Vidrine


O'Neill and Teal'c test-fly the experimental spaceship X301, created from two captured Death Gliders. While they attempt a test run in the atmosphere, the craft flies into space. A message from Apophis plays to say that the traitors who took his property would die in the cold of space. Can the SGC find a way to bring them back, or will they die drifting ever further from Earth? Written by Anonymous

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In this episode Zulu time is used. Zulu time is the same world-wide and does not change based on time zones, it used by NATO and the military, especially in aviation (as do civilian pilots) so that all pilots, regardless of their location, are using the same 24-hour clock. See more »


It is stated that the death glider was traveling at 1 million mph. Even if Jupiter was at it's closest to Earth, about 365 million miles, it would take Teal'c and Jack just over 15 days to get to Jupiter. This assumes being able to travel in a perfectly straight line to intercept Jupiter at it's closest approach to earth. At the time that Carter says the time lag would be 3 minutes, this would already have put them almost 33.5 million miles away, or 1.4 days travel at 1 million mph. See more »


Major Paul Davis: Colonel Jack O'Neill, Major Samantha Carter, Dr. Daniel Jackson, allow me to introduce to you Lieutenant General Vidrine.
General Vidrine: Colonel.
Colonel Jack O'Neill: General.
General Vidrine: Major.
Major Samantha Carter: General.
General Vidrine: Doctor.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: General.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Returning Home
4 July 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While testing an experimental air fighter built from the two Death Gliders, Jack and Teal'c lose control and can not eject from the airplane that heads to the space. Out of the blue, the propulsion shuts down and they hear Apophis telling that the parts have a device to force the spacecraft to return home. Meanwhile Sam and Daniel try to find a means to rescue their friends. However they are short of time and the oxygen in the air fighter is exhausting. Will Jack and Teal'c be rescued in time?

"Tangent" is an episode with a different story. Instead of traveling to another planet, the SG-1 is testing an air fighter built from Goa'uld technology. However a problem happens and they need to find a way to rescue Jack and Teal'c. In the end, the plot is well-resolved. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Tangent"

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