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Fail Safe
Stargate SG-1 episode
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 17
Guest stars Colin Cunningham as Major Davis
Gary Jones as Walter Harriman
Teryl Rothery as Janet Fraiser
Written by Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
Directed by Andy Mikita
Production no. 517
Original airdate April 5, 2002
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"Fail Safe" is an episode from Season 5 of the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. Fail Safe is an episode from Season 5 of the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. ... Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ... Image File history File links Fail_Safe. ... Colin Cunningham at a science fiction convention Colin Cunningham (born 20 August 1967 in California, USA) is an American television and film actor, now living in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Officer based at the Pentagon, Major Paul Davis serves as envoy and consultant to the S.G.C. on matters dealing with the Stargate and internal security. ... Gary Jones at Gatecon Gary Jones (born January 4, 1958 in Swansea) is a Welsh-born actor best known for his recurring role as Sgt. ... For other uses of this name see Walter Harriman (disambiguation). ... Joseph Mallozzi (born October 16, 1965 in Montréal, Canada) is a Canadian writer and producer. ... Paul Mullie is a screen writer and producer who has worked on a number of projects. ... Andy Mikita is currently a director for Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Last Stand (Part 2 of 2) is an episode of the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. ... The Warrior is an episode of the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. ... Season nine and ten intertitle This is an episode list for the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. ... Season nine and ten intertitle This is an episode list for the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ...

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Plot

A civilian is viewing through his telescope and sees what looks like a giant asteroid heading towards Earth. He is convinced by the U.S. military to keep it quiet.


At the SGC, SG-1 and Hammond discuss their options. The Tok'ra don't have the resources to lend assistance. They contact the Asgard through the Hall of Wisdom on K'Tau, but learn that the Protected Planet Treaty prevents the Asgard from taking any action to avert a natural disaster.


SG-1 and an engineering team go back to Revanna and fixed the downed cargo ship Jacob/Selmak and Daniel crashed (Last Stand), and manage to get it up and running. Last Stand (Part 2 of 2) is an episode of the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. ...


They arrive on the asteroid and plant a nuclear warhead, intending to break it up, but as Sam Carter completes detailed scans of the asteroid, she discovers that it's made almost entirely from naquadah. Since naquadah doesn't naturally occur in the solar system, SG-1 conclude that the Goa'uld must have launched it to make it look like a natural disaster. If the asteroid is detonated, the resulting explosion would be big enough to boil Earth's atmosphere. Due to a cave-in that occurred while they were back at the ship, the control keypad isn't functioning to stop the bomb from detonating. Jack has to open the bomb and disarm it manually by clipping 'the red wire' but upon opening the casing, he finds the wires are all yellow. He is forced to cut them at random, and after cutting four of the five finds the correct one with only a few seconds left. Out of options, Sam then manages to open a hyperspace window large enough for the asteroid to pass through, long enough for it to miss Earth entirely. Unfortunately, this burns out the Tel'tak's engines, and SG-1 are stuck on the asteroid. Fortunately, not long after, a Tok'ra ship stops by to give them a ride home. Naquadah is a fictional, superheavy metal used in Stargate SG-1 (and also in the original Stargate movie, though it was not named). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Quotes


  • Jack: …and after that I kinda lost my temper.
    Hammond: What exactly does that mean?
    Daniel: Let's just say Jack made a reference to Freyr's mother.
    Hammond: We'll get to Colonel O'Neill's diplomatic shortcomings later.
  • Jack: You know, I'd like to take this opportunity to say that this is a very poorly designed bomb, and I think we should say something to somebody when we get back.
    Carter: I agree sir.
  • Jack: We came. We saw. We planted the bomb. We had a little fun with a meteor shower. We went home. It's a great story, isn't it?"

  • Jack: I've seen this movie, it hits Paris.
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Trivia

  • The escape pod Daniel Jackson used to escape from the System Lords summit in the previous episode "Last Stand" was not present in the cargo ship when SG-1 returns to repair it. In "Last Stand" the escape pod was beamed abord with the cargo ship's ring transporter.
  • Major Carter says that the magnetized boots O'Neill and Teal'c wear will keep them from flying into space due to the metal content of the asteroid. However, the nuclear bomb has rubber tires, and it would not have remained on the surface.
  • One of the engineers later played the first encountered Prior in Season 9.

Dr. Daniel Jackson as played by James Spader in Stargate. ... The following article refers to the sci-fi television show, Stargate SG-1. ... A Prior is a follower of the Ori who has been modified by the Ori to be superhuman, in the television science fiction series, Stargate SG-1. ...

External links

  • Official Stargate SG-1 site. MGM. Visited June 8, 2006. Most of site requires Flash.
  • Screenplay (PDF). Distributed by MGM. Prepared by Casablanca Continuity (2001-10-28). Retrieved on 2006-10-15. Linked to from Official Stargate SG-1 site.
  • Review from GateWorld. Visited May 6, 2006.

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Fail-safe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
A device which, if (or when) it fails, fails in a way that will cause no harm or at least a minimum of harm to other devices or danger to personnel.
An operation which ensures that a failure of equipment, process, or system does not propagate beyond the immediate environs of the failing entity.
A system which has been structured such that it cannot fail (or that the probability of such failure is extremely low) to accomplish its assigned mission regardless of environmental factors.
Air Fail Safe Actuator (598 words)
The Hytork Air Fail Safe Actuator is for larger valves with higher torque requirements, requiring reliable fail safe operation utilising a unique in-built air reservoir giving fail safe action without the torque losses inherent of spring designs.
For torque requirement valves up to 28500 inch.lbs (3220 Nm.) The AFS (Air Fail Safe) actuator is designed to provide a high fail stroke torque in a double rack and pinion actuator that cannot be achieved using springs.
Once the actuator has been used in the fail stroke due to loss of supply pressure, a minimum of 30 seconds must be allowed to charge the chamber with supply air before the fail action is used again.
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