Forsaken

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When the team finds a crashed ship on another planet, their efforts to help the crew effect repairs are hindered by a group of aliens.

RATINGS SCORECARD
OUR RATING -
FAN RATING - 7.27 
NIELSEN - 1.5 
EPISODE #618
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 02.21.03
SYNDICATION AIR DATE: 03.15.04
DVD DISC: Season 6, Disc 5
WRITTEN BY: Damian Kindler
DIRECTED BY: Andy Mikita
GUEST STARS:

Martin Cummins (Aden Corso), Dion Johnstone (Warrick), Sarah Deakins (Tanis Reynard), David Paetkau (Lyle Pender), Rob Lee (Major Pierce), Trevor Jones (Alien), Bruce Dawson (Crewman)

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PRODUCTION NOTES

  • “There are exactly six shots of the digital Seberus in ‘Forsaken.’ These would include the initial reveal if the ship in the teaser, four shots of the length of the ship semi-submerged in the water, and the last shot of the ship lifting off at the end of the show. The ship was originally designed by Rainmaker 3D animator Wes Sargent, base on production drawings by Stargate SG-1 conceptual artist James Robbins. The initial reveal was composited by Rainmaker artist Trevor Strand (who also designed the green plasma weapons). Subsequent shots of it in the water were done by Wes and I. And, the final shot of the Seberus lifting off was designed by VFX supervisor Michelle Comens, Wes and myself over a matte painting extension of the original photography by yours truly.” (Rainmaker Digital senior effects artist Bruce Woloshyn, in a message to GateWorld)
  • “Tiny nitpick but, in the opening scene, O’Neill peers through Carter’s telescope and remarks on the fact that he can’t see anything. She points out that, no, he wouldn’t because it’s daytime. Amusing and all if not for the fact that the show had already established Jack as a guy who likes to check out the stars at night through the telescope in his backyard. Was Jack being purposely dense? Perhaps.

    “In fact, as the series went on, O’Neill became increasingly ‘intellectually relaxed.’ After some six years of playing the role, I guess Rick wanted to have a little more fun with the character. And that was fine with us, the writers, since it allowed us to do something we always enjoyed doing — bring the funny. Less so some of the fans who began to derisively refer to the new and improved(?) O’Neill as Dumb Jack.” (Writer/producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)