Stargate SG-1 George Hammond

Season 1

1997.07.26    S01

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Children of the Gods

Major Samuels: Colonel Jack O’Neill?
Colonel Jack O’Neill: Retired.
Samuels: I’m Major Samuels.
O’Neill: Air Force?
Samuels: Yes sir. I’m the General’s executive officer.
O’Neill: Want a little piece of advice, Major. Get reass’d to NASA. That’s where all the action’s going to be. Out there.
Samuels: I’m under orders to bring you to General Hammond, sir.
O’Neill: Never heard of him.
Samuels: He replaced General West. He says it’s important. It has to do with the Stargate.

General George Hammond (Don S. Davis): You ever think of writing a book about your exploits in the line of duty?
O’Neill: I’ve thought about it. But then I’d have to shoot anyone that actually read it. pause. That’s a joke, sir.

General Hammond: Anyone you know, Colonel?
Doctor: They’re not human.
O’Neill: Ya think?

General Hammond: These people—aliens, whatever you want to call them—came through, killed four of my people and kidnapped another using advanced weapons.
O’Neill: Weapons, sir?

O’Neill: There were no creatures like this on Abydos. Those people were human. They were from Earth. Ra brought ’em there thousands of years ago.
General Hammond: I know all about that. But your report said this Ra was in fact some kind of alien that lived inside a human body.
O’Neill: Yeah, his eyes glowed. That was our first clue.
General Hammond: Are you sure he’s dead, Colonel?
O’Neill: Unless he could survive a tactical nuclear warhead blowing up in his face, positive. Why?
General Hammond: Colonel. These people, whatever they are, were guarding another man who retreated back through the Stargate. I got a good look at his eyes, Colonel. They glowed.

O’Neill: Was that—
General Hammond: Kawalsky and Feretti. Yes. They were under your command on the first Stargate mission. Tell me about Daniel Jackson, Colonel.
O’Neill: Why are they questioning my men?
General Hammond: They’re not your men anymore, Colonel. You’re retired. Daniel Jackson?
O’Neill: You read the report.
General Hammond: Yes.
O’Neill: It’s all there.
Samuels: Is it?
O’Neill: What’s this all about, General?
General Hammond: You didn’t like Daniel Jackson, did you?
O’Neill: Daniel was a scientist. He sneezed a lot. Basically he was a geek, sir.
Samuels: So you didn’t have a lot of time for him.
O’Neill: I didn’t say that. He also saved my life and found the way home for my men and me. A little thing like that kinda makes a person grow on you.

General Hammond: To the best of your knowledge, Daniel Jackson and everyone else you knew on Abydos is dead, correct?
O’Neill: That’s correct.
General Hammond: Good. Then you won’t mind if I authorize a go-ahead on our plan.

O’Neill: Obviously the Abydos Stargate had been buried in the rubble.
General Hammond: Well somehow it got unburied.

O’Neill: General Hammond. Sir. I regret to inform you that my report was not entirely accurate.
General Hammond: You didn’t detonate the bomb.
O’Neill: No, I did detonate the bomb, sir. And it was aboard Ra’s spacecraft so it did kill him and eliminate the risk to Earth.

General Hammond: We’ll send the bomb through on schedule.
O’Neill: General you can’t do that!
General Hammond: Oh I can’t?
O’Neill: There are innocent people on that planet.
General Hammond: There are innocent people here. I have my orders too, Colonel. I obey mine.

General Hammond: We’ll have the prototype probe shipped from MIT.
O’Neill: General, we don’t need that probe.
Kawalsky: We don’t?
O’Neill: Nope. grabs the tissue box. This’ll do.

General Hammond: Care to explain this concept.
O’Neill: Jackson has allergies. He’ll know this came from me and not someone… with all due respect, sir, like yourself.

O’Neill: Permission to take a team through the Stargate, sir.
General Hammond: Assuming I get the president’s authorization, the mission briefing will be at 0800 hours. Consider yourself recalled to active duty, Colonel.

O’Neill: Another scientist? General, please.
Carter: Theoretical astrophysicist.
O’Neill: Which means?
General Hammond: Which means she’s smarter than you are, Colonel. Especially in matters related to the Stargate.
Carter: Colonel, I was studying the gate technology for two years before Daniel Jackson made it work and before you both went through. I should have gone through then.

O’Neill about the iris: What the hell’s that, sir?
General Hammond: That’s our insurance against any more surprises. It’s pure titanium. Hopefully impenetrable.

Jackson: General, hi. Daniel Jackson. We’ve never met. I’d like to be on the team that goes after them.
General Hammond: You’re not in any position to make demands, Jackson.

General Hammond: Colonel, what do we know about these hostiles we didn’t yesterday?
O’Neill: Not a hell of a lot, General. The Abydon boys who survived the attack on the base camp thought it was Ra.
General Hammond: I thought he was dead, gentlemen. Which is it?
Jackson: Oh he’s dead. He’s definitely dead. I mean, uh, the bomb… I mean he’s gotta be dead, right?
General Hammond: Then who’s coming through the Stargate?
Jackson: Gods.
General Hammond: What?
Jackson: Not as in, God God. Ra played a god—the sun god. He borrowed the religion and culture of ancient Egyptians he brought through the gate and then he used it to enslave them. See, he wanted the people of Abydos to believe he was the only one.
Carter: So you’re saying Ra’s not the last of his race after all.
Kawalsky: Maybe he’s got a brother Ray.
O’Neill: That’s what we need.
Jackson: Wait a minute. The legend goes, Ra’s race was dying. He survived by taking over the body of his human host, an Egyptian boy. But who’s to say more of his kind couldn’t do the same thing. I mean this could happen anytime anywhere there’s a gate. This could be happening right now.
General Hammond: Colonel, you’ve had the most experience in fighting this hostile. Assuming you have to defend yourself in the field, are you up to it?
O’Neill: We beat ’em once.
General Hammond: I’ll take that as a “maybe”. Captain Carter, you’re confident that the stargate will take us where we want to go with this new information?
Carter: Well they’re feeding the revised coordinates into the targeting computer right now. It’ll take time to calculate but it should spit out two to three destinations a month.
General Hammond: People, let’s not fool ourselves here. This thing is both vast and dangerous and we are so far over our heads we can barely see daylight. We would all be much better off if the stargate had been left in the ground.
Carter: With respect sir, we can’t bury our heads in the sand. I mean think of how much we could learn. Think of what we could bring back.
General Hammond: What you could bring back is precisely what I’m afraid of, Captain. However the President of the United States happens to agree with you. In the event your theories pan out he has order the formation of nine teams whose duties will be to perform reconnaissance, determine threats, and if possible to make peaceful contact with the peoples of these worlds. Now these teams will operate on a covert top secret basis. No one will know of their existence except the President and the Joint Chiefs. Colonel O’Neill.
O’Neill: Sir.
General Hammond: Your team will be designated SG-1. The team will consist of yourself, Captain Carter—
Jackson: And me.
General Hammond: Dr. Jackson, we need you to work as a consultant with the other SG teams from here. Your expertise in ancient cultures and languages are far too valuable—
Jackson: No. Um, look, I mean I know this is your decision but I just, I— I really have to be on their team. My wife is out there, General. I need to go.
General Hammond: I’ll take that under consideration. Major Kawalsky, you will head SG-2.
Kawalsky: I will?
General Hammond: Colonel O’Neill keeps telling me it’s about time you had a command.
O’Neill: I had a moment of weakness.

General Hammond: SG-1 and SG-2, if you do not return in 24 hours your remote transmitter codes will be locked out and the iris will be sealed permanently. At that point, there will be no return. Is that understood?
Yes sir.

General Hammond: What’s he doing here?
O’Neill: General Hammond, this is Teal’c. He helped us.
General Hammond: Do you know what he is?
O’Neill: Yes sir, I do. He’s the man who saved our lives. And if you’ll accept my recommendation he’ll join SG-1.

The Enemy Within

Martin Kennedy (Alan Rachins): These slaves, where do they come from?
Teal’c: There is a tale of a primitive world the Goa’uld discovered Millennia ago. The Tau’ri. First world where forms of this type evolved. It is said the Goa’uld harvested among the primitives. Some became Goa’uld hosts, others became Jaffa. The rest were taken as slaves and seeded among the stars to serve them. That world has been lost for centuries.
Kennedy: Teal’c, beings of this form evolved here on Earth.
Teal’c: This world—
O’Neill: —is the world you’re talking about. Ra came here. If our ancestors hadn’t rebelled and buried the Stargate—
Teal’c: You would have not become strong enough to challenge them.
Kennedy: Then the galaxy is populated by the ancient peoples of Earth.
Hammond: There could be millions by now.
Teal’c: Then you are their greatest hope. And mine.

Kennedy: I heard the operation was a complete success, sir. Congratulations. And I have my orders to return to Langley.
Hammond: Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.
Kennedy: With Teal’c, sir. I have his travel orders as well.
Hammond: You do realize that without his cooperation in finding an anesthetic the operation might have been a failure.

The First Commandment

O’Neill: Carter, I want you to take Connor back through the Stargate, report to General Hammond what’s happened here.
Carter: No, sir.
O’Neill: “No, sir”?
Carter: If you’re going after Captain Hanson I should go with you. I can get to him.
O’Neill: Look, Captain, either we’re bringing him back to face a court martial or not. I think we both know what the “not” means.
Carter: I know him, Colonel.
O’Neill: Yeah that would be the problem, wouldn’t it?
Carter: I gave him back the ring because I know him. I know how he thinks, how he operates.
O’Neill: How he likes to play god?

Cold Lazarus

Hammond: Teal’c, you’ll have to leave that here.
Teal’c: I have seen your world. I will need it.


Hammond: This is not my first barbecue, Colonel.

Bra’tac: Teal’c tells me your world is without gods. Difficult to imagine.
O’Neill: Oh it’s not without gods. A lot of people believe there’s a god. Not everyone believes in the same god in the same way, but…. Well let’s just say nobody believes in anyone with glowing eyes and a snake in his head.
Bra’tac: Then you serve no one.
O’Neill: I serve the SGC under a General Hammond.
Bra’tac: So this Hammond is—
O’Neill: Just a man. A very good, very bald man from Texas.

Fire and Water

Hammond: You know that’s my car, don’t you?
O’Neill: You should get that window fixed.

The Nox

Hammond: Better hang on to something, Mr. Secretary. This is how we open the front door around here.


Hathor: You, with the crown of marble.
O’Neill to Hammond: She… might mean you, sir.


Hammond: Colonel, the United States is not in the business of interfering in other people’s affairs.
O’Neill: Since when, sir?
Hammond: Since this administration was elected.


Hammond: What happened?
Fraiser: We counted 1,432 dead. I believe we may be indirectly responsible.
Hammond: How?
Fraiser: It’s possible someone from Earth brought a normally harmless bacteria to that planet. It learned some traits from a local organism and mutated into the most deadly infectious strain I’ve ever encountered.

Hammond: Why didn’t the telescope team report that this outbreak was going on?
Jackson: We don’t know.

Jackson: It’s a setup. It has to be. The Goa’ulds wiped out every last living person on that planet except Cassandra. And then they made us think it was our fault because they knew we wouldn’t leave her there. They knew we would bring her back here. And they used their technology to put that thing inside of her.
Carter: It’s like they designed a way to help them create the device after she came through the Stargate so we wouldn’t detect it until it was too late.
Fraiser: We gave her iron supplements. We may even have turned the device on with a jolt of electricity when we resuscitated her.
Hammond: You’re saying it’s meant to destroy us?
Carter: At least this complex. The threat to the Goa’ulds is the Stargate.
Jackson: It’s like they used that little girl like a Trojan horse.


Omoc (Tobin Bell): Where is this place?
Hammond: You’re on a planet called Earth. These people saved you.
Omoc: Nothing could be further from the truth.
Jackson: Well unless I missed something you’re better off here than you were there.

Hammond: You remember Narim.
Carter: Yes. From the planet. You were a lot dirtier then.
Narim: Ah, Captain Carter. Or is it Doctor?
Carter: Why don’t we just make it Samantha.

Teal’c: General, we must ensure the Tollans’ escape.
Hammond: I can’t let you do that. We’d all be court-martialed.
O’Neill: General, I’m about a hair away from not caring.

Hammond: What the hell’s going on?
The mainframe’s having a nervous breakdown. The iris is failing.
Hammond: Well why’s the blast door down? Get it up.


Hammond: I need to know what went on back there, Teal’c.
Teal’c: We were under fire. Distant. Energy weapons of some kind. Possibly Goa’uld technology.
Hammond: So it’s possible Colonel O’Neill and Captain Carter were struck by enemy fire.
Teal’c: I do not think so. They were but a few meters behind me as I passed through the Gate.

Hammond: I formally reported Colonel O’Neill and Captain Carter missing in action.
Jackson: Why?
Hammond: Missing in action doesn’t mean we stop looking, Son.

Jackson: What happens when you dial your own phone number? {Teal’c looks at him blankly} Wrong person to ask. What happens when you dial your own phone number?
Hammond: You get a busy signal.
Jackson: Exactly! What else could cause a vibration like that unless they were trying to dial home? They couldn’t get through.

Carter: General. You came through the Stargate for us.
Hammond: Not exactly, Captain.

There But for the Grace of God

Jackson: General, what’s this all about?
Colonel Hammond: General? Do you see stars anywhere on my uniform?


Hammond: It costs nearly a billion dollars just to turn the lights on around here.
O’Neill: How about a bake sale? Yard sale? Garage?
Hammond: This is what I look like when I’m not laughing, Colonel.
O’Neill: Car wash? {Hammond laughs} I’m sorry, sir.

Jackson: SG-2 just made contact with Kynthia’s planet just a few weeks ago. They are living long, productive lives because of us. Now I am very proud of what we did there.
O’Neill: I might even retire there.
Kinsey: You have no fear of it, do you Colonel? It’s like a game to you.
O’Neill: No sir. Anything as powerful as the Stargate deserves respect. We know how dangerous it is to do what we do. We also know how dangerous it is.
Kinsey: Colonel O’Neill, You’re like reckless children and you’re playing with fire.
Carter: If you shut down this program now, when it’s needed most—
Kinsey: For what?
Carter: To gather technology. Weapons.
Kinsey: Not at this price or this level of competence.
Hammond: My people are the best out there, Senator.
Kinsey: I’m sorry, General. But your best is not good enough. I do not approve of nor support this endeavour. And I have heard nothing here today that would change my mind. I intend to shut the Stargate down.

Teal’c: I would like to request permission to return through the Stargate before it is permanently sealed. If this world does not intend to continue its struggle against the Goa’uld, then here I do not belong.
O’Neill: I think I’m going with him.
Hammond: I can’t allow that, Colonel. Sorry, but you know that. The President has made it perfectly clear, if we were unable to convince the Senator we would cease operations effective immediately.
Carter: Sir, there are still two SG teams offworld.
Hammond: We’ll keep the light on until they return, but that’s all I’m authorized to do.
O’Neill: So what? That’s it?
Hammond: That’s it, Colonel.
Carter: It can’t be.
O’Neill: With all due respect, sir—
Jackson: With all due respect, sir, the good senator is an ass.
Hammond: He is an elected official of the government we are sworn to serve. Whether we agree or disagree, he’s made his decision. Our commander-in-chief has given us our orders accordingly. I expect you all to carry them out. Dismissed.

Within the Serpent’s Grasp

Hammond: I never anticipated how much paperwork is involved in shutting down a facility. Not exactly the last brave act I wanted to do before retiring.
O’Neill: So you’re still just gonna throw it in, huh?
Hammond: Well I was a month away from retirement before were started the SGC. Only thing that kept me here was… well let’s face it. It was a pretty wild ride.
O’Neill: Yes sir. Personally I don’t think we should be getting off that ride just yet.

Hammond: It’s over, Jack. No extensions, no reversals, no new hearings. The Stargate will be buried literally and figuratively.

Hammond: I’d like to reemphasize, Major, that officially your primary mission is to bring back SG-1 for court martial.
Major : Yes sir.
Hammond: Major, bring them back alive and well.
Major : That’s my plan, sir.

Hammond: I guess Dr. Jackson is lucky.
Harriman: How so, sir?
Hammond: He won’t have to be around to watch his nightmare come true for a second time.