MARCH IS TIME TRAVEL MONTH!
First Aired: January 12, 2001
Ten years into the future, the former members of SG-1 must send a message into the past to prevent the extinction of the human race.
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!
Gonna Go Back In Time …
- First, you’ll need a Stargate
- A solar flare bends the wormhole back on itself
- Or, you could just find a time-traveling Puddle Jumper
- Just don’t mess with the timeline …
- … or you might find your enemies back from the dead!
- One inside joke in the episode is the future tour guide’s referring to the Gate Room awkwardly as the “Embarkation Room” — even correcting Sam and Daniel when they try to tell her otherwise. It’s a poke at the early days of the show, when the writers did refer to this part of the base as the “Embarkation Room.”
- Actor Gary Jones‘s technician character went unnamed on the show for four years, though he could occasionally be spotted with a “Davis” name badge. “2010” is the first time that he’s referred to as “Walter” (by Jack in the future) — establishing at least half of his name as canon. (“Harriman” would come later, evidently based on some confusion over how Don S. Davis had been pronouncing “Airman.”)
- The follow-up to this episode — Season Five’s “2001” — did a lot to explain the Aschen’s long-term plans for Earth. The Jupiter Ignition Project would have transformed that planet into a second star for our solar system, vastly increasing the growing season and enabling the Aschen to turn the Earth into a farm planet for their own needs — much like they had done to the planet Volia.
- “2010” showed a possible future where the Stargate program, the existence of aliens, and more had been made public to the entire world. That was a major story point that could have eventually taken place in the show’s own timeline. But the show’s producers always wanted to hold it back for a major film event — and, rumor has it, might have been planning to finally pull the trigger in the un-filmed Stargate: Revolution.
- A possible third episode in an Aschen trilogy was conceived but never written, which would have had the Aschen come to Earth in ships and put our heroes on trial — perhaps with the Asgard serving as judges — for war crimes after the S.G.C. gave them gate addresses to the most dangerous planets in the galaxy (“2001”).
“2010” on GateWorld:
- Episode Guide
- Photo Gallery
- Screencap Gallery
- Discussion Forum
- Stargate SG-1 Season Four Podcast
- Interview with Ronny Cox (2003)
Rewatch “2010” this week! Then post your comments below, or head over to the “2010” discussion thread and see what people were saying back in the day. What are your favorite moments?
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