PROMETHEUS

06.11 Episode 121
Airdate: August 23, 2002

A reporter approaches Carter for a statement regarding a story she intends to run about the highly classified Prometheus Project. As SG-1 tries to find the information leak, it is decided that the best compromise is to allow the reporter and her team exclusive access in exchange for sharing her source and waiting to run the story. Carter and Jonas escort the news team to Prometheus, which turns out to be the code name for the new prototype X-303 spacecraft. However, it soon becomes apparent that the camera crew are rogue NID agents who are part of a plot to hijack the X-303.

Carter is ambushed by the hijackers and trapped in a storage area as the ship's systems come online. The hijackers demand the release of Colonel Simmons and Adrian Conrad, and threaten to destroy the ship unless their terms are met. Simmons and Conrad are allowed to board the ship and Prometheus launches into orbit. As Carter escapes and attempts to sabotage the ship from within, O'Neill and Teal'c use a death glider to come aboard. As a Goa'uld, Conrad has the knowledge to correct the error in the hyperdrive system, and with the system online, the ship enters hyperspace, bound for an unknown destination.

Simmons gains the upper hand in a confrontation with Conrad, and kills him. However, the Goa'uld within Conrad takes Simmons as his new host. Simmons then faces O'Neill and Teal'c, and as they struggle, O'Neill opens an airlock, sucking Simmons from the ship to die in space. The X-303 comes out of hyperspace, but with no familiar reference point, Carter is unable to plot a course for home. Suddenly, Thor transports aboard the ship, but he has not come to rescue them. He brings word that the Asgard homeworld has been overrun by Replicators, and SG-1 may be their only hope of salvation.

Written by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by: Peter Woeste

Guest Starring: George Wyner as Al Martell, Ian Tracey as Smith, Kendall Cross as Julia Donovan, Colin Cunningham as Major Paul Davis, Enid-Raye Adams as Jones, John de Lancie as Colonel Frank Simmons, Bill Marchant as Adrian Conrad, Jason Gaffney as Sanderson, Catherine Lough Haggquist as Technical Sergeant, Kyle Cassie as Reynolds, Todd Hann as SF Sergeant Gibson, Colby Johannson as SF Sergeant Finney, Michael Shanks as Voice of Thor

Reference: Area 51, Asgard, Asgard Mothership, Asgard Transport Beam, BC-303, Colorado Springs, Adrian Conrad, Paul Davis, Julia Donovan, Inside Access, Jones, Al Martell, NID, NID Off-World Operation, NID Rogue Operation, Prometheus, Frank Simmons, Smith, Thor, X-303


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Prometheus


Julia Donovan


Frank Simmons


Adrian Conrad


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