Stargate SG-1 Memorable Funny Episode – Gate Golf?

by on January 4, 2012

in Entertainment, tv reviews

Stargate SG-1 Gate GolfStargate SG-1: Col O’Neill going for a serious distance record with “Gate Golf!”

The other day while watching repeats of the sci fi TV series Stargate SG-1 on Syfy, the episode titled “Window of Opportunity” aired.

It was the 6th epi in the 4th season.

After heading to a planet where a heart broken archeologist named Malakai is trying to use a defective ancient time machine to go back in time to visit his dead wife, the SG-1 team encounters the saddened soul, but the time machine is malfunctioning even more so than it might have normally been.  When it goes off, Col. O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and Teal’c (Christopher Judge) find themselves restarting the day over.  Much like Ground Hog Day.

It’s determined through various time loops of 6 to 10 hours, that O’Neill and Teal’c need to learn ancient to decipher writings on the time machine and fix the situation.  That premise alone is fracking funny.  But the duo have to live the short time frame over and over again.  It’s estimated that they relived this day for an estimated 3 months worth of time.

Each time, they need to convince the base staff what’s happening and git on with their studying.

It’s hilarious because they realize that they can do anything they want and no one will remember / know about it.

O’Neill and Teal’c learn juggling.  Teal’c clobbers a base staff for being in his way. O’Neill turns in his resignation and plants a big kiss on Samantha Carter.  (It’s about time!!!)  The duo crank up the Stargate and had their own little golf driving range through it, that is until you hear the screaming voice of  General Hammond (The late Don S. Davis) booming over the PA, “What the hell are you doing?

This, for me, is one of the funniest episodes that comes to mind from the series.  From the staff being creeped out that O’Neill is using scientific terminology, correctly…  to the antics the duo pulls off – just splits a rib every time for me.  I’m sure there are other good funny epi’s, but right now, it’s my fan-favorite.

The epi was penned by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.  They had some filming issues and some scenes were shot unscripted, many of those unscripted scenes created the humorous overtone we get later.

You guys have any favorites from the Stargate series?

image source: Stargate Worlds Forums, Some Info:  Wikipedia

[orig published Oct 3, 2009]

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Bruce Simmons (BruSimm) October 13, 2010 at 9:04 am


Si usted tiene Hulu, Stargate está ahí. Si no, tal vez algo como Hulu, que ofrece mayores muestra tal vez?

Ah, y gracias por venir y dejar tus pensamientos!

Luly October 13, 2010 at 8:23 am


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