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Francis Boylan
Francis Boylan
1 month ago

In real life the USA decided to help the Nazis. See operation paperclip.

Darren
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1 month ago
Reply to  Francis Boylan

This is a good analogue to “The Other Side” — what if Jack and the S.G.C. had allowed Alar to come to Earth after the Eurondans lost their war, and put him to work developing advanced tech? That would continue to raise new and difficult ethical questions, past this moment of Jack ordering the iris closed.

“Help the Nazis” is misleading, however. From 1946 (after the war) German scientists were recruited after WWII (often whitewashing their backgrounds, after President Truman ordered that Nazi party members and other criminals be excluded from the program).

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

I would like to add, everytime I think of this episode, it reminds me of both Babylon 5 and Star Trek DS9, particularly; most in that, while here the outright genocidal, racist war being wage shocks SG-1 and to a degree, the audience, this is the same way in B-5 & DS9 many different races act towards one another, all the time(I guess humanity in the latter two series eventually started handling racist aliens a lil better lol)… infact DS9 and B-5 are full of moments where the humans are basically witnessing alien races be Outright, extremely prejudiced and racist(most… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Jon
Stargate Fan
Stargate Fan
1 month ago

I found this episode rather cringeworthy because it stereotypes racism as a white supremacist thing. These guys they encounter are basically Nazi Germany 2.0. Even the name “Eurondans” is similar to “Europeans.” It just seems rather unlikely that they would encounter aliens who are white supremacists, since even on Earth white supremacy is a rather recent phenomenon that didn’t develop until the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Ancient cultures were obviously prejudiced against other cultures, but it wasn’t based on skin color. I think it would be more original if the writers had chosen some other trait for the Eurondans to be… Read more »

vanessa
vanessa
1 month ago

Jack chose to protect his planet. Because here they do come in all sizes and shapes. Not make a enemy stronger, who eventually turn against them.