The Loop (TV)
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- In "Window of Opportunity" a minimum number of the Groundhog Day Loops experienced can be calculated. At the end it is said the Tok'ra have been trying to reach them for over three months. No set values are given, and we don't know when the Tok'ra began to try to contact Earth. With this, considering an average of 30 days to a month: 30(3 months)= 90 days. 90(24 hours)=2,160 hours. About ten or so hours per loop, so 2,160/10=216. Teal'c and O'Neill experienced a minimum of 216 loops, probably many more.
- Sergeant Siler is routinely battered throughout the series, from being a test target for new staff-weapon armor, to having a DHD blow up in his face. At first glance it's just a running gag, like Daniel dying and coming back to life all the time, but then you see the credits and find out that Dan Shea, the actor that portrays the good Sergeant, is also the stunt coordinator. Also, Shea was Richard Dean Anderson's stunt double in both MacGyver and SG-1.
- Channel Hop: From Showtime to the Sci Fi Channel in 2002, after season 5 wrapped.
- Cowboy Bebop at His Computer
- The episode summaries that come with the box-set DVD releases for the series are often wildly incorrect with regards to basic information about the show. This includes the occasional misnaming of technology and aliens, but also refers to the show as taking place on a ship, with SG-1 as "the crew".
- The text on the back of the DVD cover of the Swedish release of "Children of the Gods" (DVD release of the pilot episode) claims that the villains of the movie are Ra, "the brutal Goa'uld", and General Hammond. This is very not correct.
- Defictionalization: There is a door in the real-life Cheyenne Mountain Complex labelled "Stargate Command", which some sources say has six locks and a guard placed next to it. Whether or not the locks and guard are really there, the door itself leads to a broom closet.
- Expy: The Goa'uld bear many similarities to a creature encountered by the Enterprise in Star Trek the Next Generation in season one: a worm-like creature that attaches to the spinal cord, cannot be removed, grants superhuman strength and assumes control of the host body.
- Fake American: Filmed in Canada, so a large segment of the cast.
- Fake Nationality: Perhaps most notably, English actors Gary Chalk and Marina Sirtis play Russians.
- Fake Russian: With Bilingual Bonus and shades of No Fourth Wall at times if you can handle the bad grammar.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: As location shoots were mostly done in Vancouver, there is the occasional appearance of someone from the new Battlestar Galactica Reimagined. Also, MacGyver. Having nothing to do with Vancouver, several Star Trek actors made guest appearances. And Seasons 9 and 10 turned into "cancelled show central", with actors from Farscape, Andromeda and Firefly turning up, mainly as Suspiciously Similar Substitutes.
- Jay Felger is Harold.
- A retroactive one: The "young hip" Mitchell in 200 is played by Finn from Glee.
- In "Affinity", Lois Lane from Smallville is Teal'c's neighbor.
- Wayne Brady plays a Jaffa in the season 8 episode "It's Good to Be King". Guess Dave was right about Wayne Brady's dark side.
- Bob is the diner owner in season 10's "Memento Mori" when Vala loses her memory.
- Don S. Davis appeared in at least two episodes of MacGyver. The first appearance was as a cement truck driver who lent his truck to Mac in his latest disaster relief, and the second as a hunter trying to track down Mac in order to silence him about illegal hunting.
- He was also Scully's father in The X-Files.
- The SGC would have been more helpful to the Russians had they known Col. Chekov was also Optimus Prime!
- Glenn Guglia got a spaceship!
- Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) plays Dr. Svetlana Markova in "Watergate".
- Dwight Schultz (Murdock) plays the Keeper in "The Gamekeeper".
- John De Lancie (Q) plays Col. Simmons.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: In "Thor's Hammer", Jack and Teal'c take on Darth Freaking Vader!
- Reality Subtext
- Vaitiare Bandera (Sha're) was married to Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson) in real life, and was pregnant with his child when her character was written as carrying Apophis' son.
- Michael Shanks got appendicitis during the filming of "Nemesis", so Daniel Jackson was written out of most of the action in that episode and "Small Victories" by also giving him appendicitis.
- Carter temporarily changed her primary weapon from the P90 to the custom-built "Carter Special" starting in the middle of season seven because the show's suppliers ran short of P90 blanks during the invasion of Iraq.
- At a convention panel, actor Don S. Davis (General Hammond) was asked what role he would play if given a choice of switching characters, and he responded that he would play his own role since he had the best chair on the set. When Hammond returned in "Prometheus Unbound" after he was promoted away from the SGC, he made a point of taking the chair with him when boarded the Prometheus.
- Vala's pregnancy in season nine stemmed from Claudia Black's real-life pregnancy.
- Trope Codifier: For I Die Free.
- Trope Namer: This series named the following tropes:
- Word of God: The cast has at times spoken about what they think was going on between the scenes and time-skips in the series finale, "Unending". In particular, Amanda Tapping and Christopher Judge said they played their interactions to imply Carter and Teal'c had developed a relationship, and either Claudia Black or Michael Shanks said the reason Vala's crying in one scene is because she miscarried.
- You Look Familiar
- Mitchell Kosterman first appears in "Seth" as ATF Special Agent James Hamner, then again in "Heroes" as Colonel Tom Rundell.
- Dion Johnstone played a total of seven roles over the course of the show, often under heavy makeup. He played (in order): Captain Nelson in "Rules of Engagement", Na'onak in "Jolinar's Memory" and "The Devil You Know" (before his mask was removed and a new actor took over), an unnamed alien in "Foothold" (identified as "Alien #2"), Chaka in "The First Ones" and "Beast of Burden", Lieutenant Tyler in "The Fifth Man", Wodan in "Metamorphosis" and Captain Warrick Finn in "Forsaken".
- David Palfy portrayed the Goa'uld Sokar in season three and returned as the robe-shrouded incorporeal form of Anubis from the end of season five up to "Lost City".
- Patrick Currie played three separate roles, but never actually looked the same in any of them: Two of his three roles were in heavy makeup as aliens. He was Chaka in "Enemy Mine", Eamon in "Space Race" and the Replicator Fifth in multiple episodes in seasons six and eight.
- Anne Marie DeLuise played Farrel in "The Other Side" and returned as Amy Vanderburg in "Bounty".
- David Lovgren first appeared as Va'lar in the episode "Threshold", reappearing as Darrell Grimes in "Bounty".
- Mike Dopud plays Russian Air Force Col. Ruslan Chernoshev in "Full Alert" and Bounty Hunter Odai Ventrell in "Bounty". He then reappears as Lucian Alliance member Varro in Stargate Universe.
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