First Aired: January 20, 2006
Multiple SG-1s show up at Stargate Command, leading the “real” team to conclude that they have each been inadvertently displaced from different parallel realities. And it soon becomes clear that one of these alternate SG-1 teams is working toward their own agenda …
“Ripple Effect” Facts:
- “Ripple Effect” went through a number of alternate titles during production, including “Convergence,” “Echoes,” and “Merge.”
- This was one of Stargate‘s first major uses of the new Mo-Sys motion control camera system. It allowed for multiple copies of the same actor on screen at the same time … while the camera is still moving (rather than the old stationary split-screen). (Look for the same technique whenever multiple Baal clones are on screen in Seasons Nine and Ten.)
- Teryl Rothery guest stars as Janet Fraiser from a parallel universe, her first return since our Janet was killed off in Season Seven’s “Heroes.”
- It’s also JR Bourne’s first return to the series in more than five years, after the fan-favorite character Martouf was killed off in Season Four.
- At the end of the episode, Alternate Mitchell tells his counterpart: “When the time comes … cut the green one.” It’s still an unanswered question just what he was talking about, as the writers never revisited the cryptic warning.
“Ripple Effect” on GateWorld:
- Episode Guide
- Episode Review
- Photo Gallery
- Screencap Gallery
- Discussion Thread
- Season Nine Podcast
- “In the Making” (by Joseph Mallozzi) – including cut scenes!
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