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Stargate SG-1: Season 10, Episode 6 “200”

TEAL’C: You cannot remain this way, O’Neill.

O’NEILL: Why not? It gives us an advantage over the Goa’uld. I can sneak around all I want, totally undetected. I give us the element of surprise. The bottom line is, I can do more for this planet invisible than I ever could as my own sweet salient self.

TEAL’C: I assume I am staring at you stoically.

O’NEILL: Not buying it, eh?

TEAL’C: No. You are most transparent, O’Neill.

O’NEILL: Oh. I get it. Good one.

TEAL’C: I can see right through you.

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DANIEL: How-how did we escape?

MARTIN: Isn’t it obvious?

MITCHELL: Even if the valley wasn’t filled with Jaffa, we could never have made it to the gate and dialed out in under…ten seconds.

MARTIN: Good. See, that’s why we’re here. So, whaddya think? Thirty seconds?

[The others just stare at Martin, incredulous.]

MARTIN: May-maybe not such a round number. How about…thirty-eight!

DANIEL: What difference does it make? I mean, it’s not like you’re going to have an actual “ticking clock” on the screen.

MARTIN: That’s brilliant!

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DANIEL: Okay. One, that’s Star Trek; and two, it’s ridiculous.

MARTIN: What’s wrong with it?

CARTER: ”The singularity is about to explode?”

MARTIN: Yes.

CARTER: Everything about that statement is wrong.

DANIEL: How exactly is having weapons at maximum going to help the situation?

MARTIN: The audience isn’t going to know the difference. They love: “weapons at maximum.”

MITCHELL: Never underestimate your audience. They’re generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.

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Grell (Anders): ”Science fiction is an existential metaphor, that allows us to tell stories about the human condition. Isaac Asimov once said: ‘Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all.”