Episode:A Matter of Time
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|"A Matter of Time"|
|An episode from Stargate SG-1|
|Directed by||Martin Wood|
|Story by||Misha Rashovich|
|Adaptation on television||Brad Wright|
|Original air date||
USA: January 29, 1999|
UK: December 9, 1998
AUS: August 12, 1999
|After gating to a world on the edge of a black hole, the S.G.C. cannot disengage the Stargate. All of Earth becomes endangered by the time-distorting gravity field.|
Planets: P3W-451 • P3X-808|
Races: People of P3W-451
Locations: The Pentagon
- In space, nearby a planet and its companion star, some star's matter is drawn by another bright star. Suddenly, this star blasts then a small black hole appears, sucking all the solid rocks in it, and making it stronger.
- On the surface of the planet, four panicked people are running in a desert sand, but their steps seem to be in slow motion. Major Henry Boyd is urging his SG-10 teammates, but his voice is slowed as well. He grabs Captain Watts, who fell on the sand, and order hims to dial Earth on the Dial Home Device located after the top of the hill. They eventually reach the DHD, and Watts starts dialing Earth, but tells the team that they won't make it. Boyd encourages the team that they will make it and turns over to see what's behind him.
- Meanwhile, in Stargate Command, Colonel Jack O'Neill is given explanation by Captain Samantha Carter about the meaning of a wormhole between two open Stargates. Carter tries to compare the wormhole to a worm inside an apple, but O'Neill seems lost in the explanation. Suddenly, the Stargate activates. Lieutenant Graham Simmons, who was in the SGC briefing room during the "course", warns O'Neill and Carter of an unscheduled off-world activation.
- In the SGC control room, Simmons reports that SG-4, 6 and 10 are off world, and Daniel Jackson is with SG-6 on a digging on P3X-808. Simmons tells Carter that the signal received by the computer is not a GDO's. Carter analyses the signal which is a low frequency repetitive radio signal the same moment General George Hammond comes into the room. Carters asks Simmons to speed the signal up to 600% which eventually fits the SG-10's iris code. Hammond, who wonders what could have slowed down the signal, orders Simmons to open the iris under the recommendation of O'Neill. The iris opens but nobody comes in and after a few seconds, the wormhole disengages. Nobody has an explanation for this, but O'Neill requests permission to send at once a rescue team. Hammond delays O'Neill's request to first send a MALP, yet he orders O'Neill to put SG-1 and 3 on stand by.
- The second part of Season 2 has been aired in UK before USA, and "A Matter of Time" has been aired before "The Fifth Race" yet, as a common rule on Semantic Stargate Wiki, it's the US diffusion that matters.
- On DVD releases, "A Matter of Time" has been switched with "The Fifth Race".
|The Stargate address we can see on screen is the Chulak address as seen in "Children of the Gods". This footage has been obviously used to save money. In "2001", where this address has been given to the Aschen to trick them, the coordinate data have been retconed.|
- see , remove the point of origin and compare it to .
- See to see the difference.