Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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The Stargate team must justify the project's continuation when a doubtful senator, Head of the Congressional Military Appropriations Committee, comes to review the project's performance.


Martin Wood


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 8 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Ronny Cox ... Senator Robert Kinsey
Robert Wisden ... Lt. Colonel Bert Samuels
Peter Williams ... Apophis (archive footage)


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... Written by KGF Vissers

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27 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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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 »


Major General: It costs nearly a billion dollars just to turn the lights on around here.
Jack O'Neill: How 'bout a bake sale? Yard sale? Garage...?
Major General: This is what I look like when I'm not laughing, Colonel.
Jack O'Neill: Car wash?
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References Independence Day (1996) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Forgettable and Absurd Recap
6 June 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

General Hammond summons Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c for a meeting with the prepotent Senator Kinsey to discuss the future of the Stargate program. Kinsey has been advised by Colonel Samuels, who is a great antagonist to the program, and wants to shutdown SGC. The SG-1 exposes the last missions and Daniel advises that Earth is in danger with the threat of a Goa'uld attack. What will be the fate of SGC?

"Politics" is a forgettable recap of Stargate SG-1 with a silly and absurd story. Imagine a great nation like the United States with the opportunity to visit different worlds if they would shutdown a program like that based on an stubborn old senator. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Politics"

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