04.16 Episode 82
Airdate: January 12, 2001

The year is 2010. Ten years ago, Earth allied itself with the Aschen, an advanced and benevolent race which has cured disease, extended life expectancy, and ensured Earth's safety by defeating the Goa'uld. No longer a secret government program, the SGC has been closed down, O'Neill has retired to Minnesota, and the stargate is now used routinely for civilian travel. The Aschen have freely shared their technology, and have won the gratitude and respect of all humanity.

As Earth prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary as members of the Aschen Confederation, Carter discovers that she and her husband Joe are unable to conceive a child. Her Aschen doctors assure her that nothing is amiss, but Dr. Fraiser's examination reveals that the Aschen have been lying, and their own medical practices may be the cause of her condition. Further investigation uncovers the sinister truth. The Aschen medical advances have eliminated population growth and the human race is facing extinction. With the Aschen holding the reigns of power, there is no way to reverse their insidious plan.

Earth's only hope lies in the past, and SG-1 reunites from its retirement to carry out a daring plan. Using Aschen computers to predict the solar flares that could allow stargate travel through time, SG-1 intends to brave the deadly security system protecting the gate to send a message ten years into the past, in order to prevent the Aschen alliance from ever happening. As each team member dies in the attempt to reach the gate, a note of warning is passed through the wormhole. Ten years earlier, the mysterious message flutters through the gate at the SGC.

Written by: Brad Wright
Directed by: Andy Mikita

Guest Starring: Christopher Cousins as Joe, Dion Luther as Mollem, Gary Jones as Walter Davis, Ronny Cox as President Kinsey, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, David Neale as Dialer, Linnea Johnson as Guide, Bryce Hodgson as Kid, Liza Huget as Waitress

Reference: Aschen, Joseph Faxon, Walter Harriman, J.R. Reed Space Terminal, Robert Kinsey, Mollem, P4C-970, Silver Creek, Time Travel, Time Travel 2010, Tour Guide


J.R. Reed Terminal on Earth