Daniel Jackson was eager to warn earth about the probable massive goa'uld attack threat, but finds Starbase is under a more down-to-earth threat: Senator Kinsey, the ambitious chairman of the Senate Committee which must approve the program's annual $5.7 billion budget, was not impressed when the President disclosed its extraterrestrial mission reports. Arriving for a visit, Kinsey tells the team he's most unlikely to be persuaded, and indeed while SG-1 points out its merits and dangers from events on various planets, Kinsey and his military aid, USAF Lt. Colonel Bert Samuels, question or belittle both systematically and focus on costs and risks they contend outweigh the benefits, even when Daniel's theory is presented...
Did You Know?
Introduces the character of Senator Robert Kinsey played by Ronny Cox
. He would be a significant character during the course of the series, appearing in 11 episodes. See more
That the Goa'old have spaceships was both established in the film and it several earlier episodes. Why there would be a debate about their ability to travel to Earth is never made clear as it obvious that hey have the means to do so whenever they chose to. See more
It costs nearly a billion dollars just to turn the lights on around here.
How 'bout a bake sale? Yard sale? Garage...?
This is what I look like when I'm not laughing, Colonel.
References Independence Day
Written by Joel Goldsmith
and David Arnold See more