Stargate SG-1 Season 1

Children of the Gods

1997.07.27    S01E01

Jay Acovone  Robert Wisden

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Major Samuels (Robert Wisden): 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.

Major Charlie Kawalsky (Jay Acovone): Man, Colonel. You and me went through that entire mission together, I never even knew you had a son.
O’Neill: He died. Just before the Abydos mission.

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: Oh, c’mon, Samuels. Let me be the cynic around here, okay?

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: This has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I’ve just got a little problem with scientists.
Carter: Colonel, I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War. Is that tough enough for you? Or do we have to arm wrestle.

Carter: You know you really will like me when you get to know me.
O’Neill: Oh, I adore you already Captain.

Carter: It took us 15 years and three super computers to MacGuyver a system for the gate on Earth.

Daniel Jackson: So this man who looked like Ra. He must have come through another gate.
Carter: What other gate?
O’Neill: A Stargate?
Carter: Stargate only goes here.
Daniel Jackson: You’re wrong about that.
Carter: I was there. We ran hundreds of permutations.
Daniel Jackson: But you didn’t have what you need.
O’Neill: Daniel, what are you talking about?
Daniel Jackson: I’ll show you.

Daniel Jackson: So I figured there had to be more to this place, so I started exploring. Just the area around the town and the pyramid at first, and after about a month I found this place. Captain Doctor, you’re going to love this.

Daniel Jackson: Jack, I think that this is a map of a vast network of Stargates. Stargates that are all over the galaxy.
Carter: I don’t think that can be, Doctor.
Jackson: Why not?
Carter: Well because after Colonel O’Neill and his team came back my team tried hundreds of symbol permutations using Earth as the point of origin and it never worked.
Jackson: Well I tried the same here and it didn’t work either. But I figured the destinations I tried were either destroyed or buried. But I mean some of them somewhere must still exist.
Carter: I don’t think so.
Jackson: Then where did your Ra look-a-like come from?

Carter: Colonel, Feretti needs medical attention now!
Jackson: Go! Help him. I can send you back.
O’Neill: You’re coming with us this time, Daniel. I’ve got orders.
Jackson: I don’t care about your orders, Colonel. My wife is out there. And so is Skaara.
O’Neill: And the only way we’re going to get them back is for you to come home with us! Feretti might have seen those coordinates

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.

O’Neill: Hey.
Jackson: They don’t know what to do with me. And I don’t know what to do with myself.
O’Neill: Come on. Let’s get out of here.

Jackson: This beer is going straight to my head. What time is it anyway? I must have gatelag or something.
O’Neill: Daniel, for crying out loud. You’ve had one beer. You’re a cheaper date than my wife was.
Jackson: Yes. When am I going to meet your wife?
O’Neill: Oh! Probably, ah, never. After I came back from Abydos the first time she’d already left.
Jackson: I’m sorry.
O’Neill: Yeah, so was I. I think in her heart she forgave me for what happened to our kid. Just in her heart she couldn’t forget.
Jackson: What about you?
O’Neill: I’m the opposite. I’ll never forgive myself. But sometimes I can forget. Sometimes.

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.

Samuels: I kind of wish I was going with you.
Kawalsky: I’m kind of glad you’re staying behind.

O’Neill: Hold down the fort.
Kawalsky: Pick me up a t-shirt.

O’Neill: The man does not change.

O’Neill: Ow!
Teal’c: What is this?
O’Neill: It’s a watch.
Teal’c: This is not Goa’uld technology. Where are you from?
O’Neill: Earth. Chicago, if you want to be specific—
Teal’c: Your words mean nothing. Where are you from?
Jackson: Uh. excuse me. he draws the Earth symbol This is where we’re from.

O’Neill: I can save these people! Help me! Help me.
Teal’c: Many have said that. But you are the first I believe could do it!

O’Neill: Hey! C’mon.
Teal’c: I have nowhere to go.
O’Neill: For this you can stay at my place. Let’s go!

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.