Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Window of Opportunity 

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Col. O'Neill and Teal'c realize they and their friends are trapped in a time loop.


Peter DeLuise


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Robin Mossley ... Malikai
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
Dan Shea ... Sgt. Siler
Daniel Bacon ... Technician
Bill Nikolai Bill Nikolai ... Technician Vern Alberts
Cam Cronin Cam Cronin ... Door Airman


Colonel Jack O'Neill and Teal'c have a recurring case of déja-vu, but it's much worse, they really recall what happened ten hours ago on SG-1's mission to a planet where a device at an altar near its Stargate throws them back in time, yet neither Daniel nor Sam recollect anything so the SGC refuses to believe them, they're tested, found medically okay, the general calls the mission off when Sam feels it might actually be some time-distortion, but that doesn't work. They learn to be more convincing, so they can go to the planet, but there a certain that Malakai proves a problem. Their only hope is to help Daniel decipher the inscriptions on pictures of the altar over many, many time-loops, after Sam helps them make sense of what must be happening; meanwhile Daniel gives them the naughty idea they can get away with pretty much any pranking, as everything reverts to normal unharmed anyhow... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


A total of 22 different iterations of the time loop are depicted. See more »


When the Teal'c has the thermometer in his mouth, it is obviously on top of his tongue, not under it. See more »


Jack O'Neill: What kind of archaeologist carries a gun?
Daniel Jackson: Uh, I do.
Jack O'Neill: Okay, bad example.
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Features Stargate (1994) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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My favorite episode, by far
17 June 2016 | by search53-1See all my reviews

I believe that every once in a while even the most serious TV series needs to take time out to explore aspects of the characters that have nothing to do with any of the running plot lines. This, in a nutshell, is what this episode is about - and has been accomplished with a great deal of humor.

I highly recommend this episode, but don't expect to learn anything about the Goa'ulds, Tokra, Tollan, Replicators - or even technology for that matter. It's a fun episode.

The premise is helped by the fact that the experience was shared by two main characters. If it had been just one, they might never have accepted the unlikely situation as fact.

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