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Episode of the Week: John Billingsley in ‘The Other Guys’

Monday - July 18, 2016

The Other Guys (SG-1 608) - Simon Coombs


SG-1: Season Six
First Aired: August 2, 2002

When SG-1 is captured by the Goa’uld, a pair of scientists mount a rescue operation … whether they’re wanted or not.

Our rewatch of favorite moments in Stargate history continues! Each month we’ll pick a theme, and feature a key episode every week. Join us by watching the episode this week, and then head to GateWorld Forum (or posting below) to talk about it!

“To Boldly Go …”

  • Main cast members from four out of the five Star Trek TV series guest starred on Stargate. Only actors from the Original Series cast didn’t make an appearance.
  • This month we’re celebrating Trek on Stargate to mark the theatrical release of Star Trek Beyond, opening July 22! Which were your favorite Trek actor guest spots?

“The Other Guys” Facts:

  • The Other Guys Actor John Billingsley (“Dr. Phlox” on Enterprise) guest stars as Simon Coombs, a random background player who is thrust into an adventure to rescue SG-1. He’s one of several Enterprise cast members to appear on the Stargate franchise, along with Jolene Blalock (“Ishta”) and Connor Trinneer (“Michael”).
  • Joining Dr. Coombs is actor Patrick McKenna as Jay Felger. McKenna had already made a name for himself as a comedic actor in Canada, having starred for 15 years on The Red Green Show.
  • Michael Adamthwaite is introduced in this episode as a relatively minor Jaffa commander, Her’ak. But the character was a hit and would return (with a promotion in Anubis’ ranks) in Season Seven: the 2-part premiere and the epic 2-hour finale, “The Lost City.”
  • The episode ends with Felger’s daydream — a ceremony at Stargate Command in which he is honored … and gets a big smooch from Samantha Carter. Only after the fact did the producers realize that it left some fans wondering if the entire episode had been the daydream. (It wasn’t.)

“The Other Guys” on GateWorld:

Download “The Other Guys” now from Amazon or iTunes!

Rewatch “The Other Guys” this week! Then post your comments below, or head over to the “Other Guys” discussion thread and see what people were saying back in the day. What are your favorite moments?

Every month we’re featuring a new theme from Stargate’s 17 seasons. Watch the weekly episode with us join in the fun!

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COMMENTS (3):Rules | Report Comment | Trackback

  • Oh, I didn’t know the guest stars were from Star Trek. Very neat!

  • Well written…an adventure of what WE might have done if WE had been in the same situation…not our heroic team.

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