Tournament-Top Stargate SG-1 Episodes! SEMI-FINALS Rnd 1: "For Cryin' Out Loud!" Bracket Now Voting!

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  1. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Welcome to SFAF's Stargate SG-100 Tournament.

    To celebrate the forthcoming (well, from a US perspective, at least ;) ) broadcast of the final 10 Stargate SG-1 episodes, this tourny will be a look back at the show and see what episodes win out as our favorites.


    NOMINEES & BRACKETS

    First Brackets Set:

    Chevron 1 Bracket:

    -708: Space Race
    vs
    -211: The Tok'ra Part 1 WINNER

    -912: Collateral Damage
    vs
    -502: Threshold TB WINNER

    -514: 48 Hours WINNER
    vs
    -516: Last Stand

    -406: Window of Opportunity WINNER
    vs
    -417: Absolute Power


    Chevron 2 Bracket:

    -818: Threads WINNER
    vs
    -411: Point of No Return

    -607: Shadow Play
    vs
    -512: Wormhole X-Treme! WINNER

    -701: Fallen WINNER
    vs
    -317: A Hundred Days

    -515: Summit
    vs
    -704: Orpheus TB WINNER



    Chevron 3 Bracket:

    -511: Desperate Measures
    vs
    -109: Thor's Hammer WINNER

    -119: There But For the Grace of God WINNER
    vs
    -201: The Serpent's Lair

    -1005: Uninvited
    vs
    -216: A Matter of Time WINNER

    -817: Reckoning Part 2 WINNER
    vs
    -401: Small Victories



    Chevron 4 Bracket:

    -903: Origin WINNER
    vs
    -513: Proving Ground

    -905: The Powers That Be
    vs
    -801: New Order, Part 1 WINNER

    -816: Reckoning, Part 1
    vs
    -509: Between Two Fires [bTB ]WINNER[/b]

    -408: The First Ones
    vs
    -313: The Devil You Know TB WINNER



    Chevron 5 Bracket:

    -302: Seth
    vs
    -906: Beachhead WINNER

    -419: Prodigy
    vs
    -915: Ethon WINNER

    -914: Stronghold WINNER
    vs
    -706: Lifeboat

    -1001: Flesh and Blood WINNER
    vs
    -205: Need



    Chevron 6 Bracket:

    -819: Moebius, Part 1 WINNER
    vs
    -422: Exodus

    -206: Thor's Chariot WINNER
    vs
    -617: Disclosure

    -815: Citizen Joe
    vs
    -812: Prometheus Unbound WINNER

    -920: Camelot WINNER
    vs
    -121: Within the Serpent's Grasp



    Chevron 7 Bracket:

    -1007: Counterstrike
    vs
    -703: Fragile Balance WINNER

    -403: Upgrades WINNER
    vs
    -717: Heroes, Part 1

    -602: Redemption, part 2 WINNER
    vs
    -301: Into the Fire

    -1004: Insiders
    vs
    -919: Crusade WINNER



    Chevron 8 Bracket:

    -106: Cold Lazarus WINNER
    vs
    -707: Enemy Mine

    -1010: The Quest, Part I
    vs
    -505: Red Sky WINNER

    -1008: Memento Mori
    vs
    -911: The Fourth Horseman, part 2 WINNER

    -402: The Other Side WINNER
    vs
    -713: Grace



    We Still Don't Know What Chevron 9 is For Bracket:

    -718: Heroes, Part 2
    vs
    -1003: The Pegasus Project; TB WINNER!

    -321: Crystal Skull; WINNER!
    vs
    -918: Arthur's Mantle

    -904: The Ties That Bind
    vs
    -711: Evolution, Part 1; WINNER!

    -802: New Order, Part 2
    vs
    -217: Holiday; TB WINNER!


    Close the Iris! Bracket:

    -305: Learning Curve
    vs
    -521: Meridian; WINNER!

    -117: Solitudes ; WINNER!
    vs
    -118: Tin Man

    -604: Frozen
    vs
    -114: Singularity; WINNER!

    -902: Avalon, Part 2; TB WINNER!
    vs
    -908: Babylon



    G.D.O. Bracket:

    -220: Show and Tell
    vs
    -310: Forever in a Day ; WINNER!

    -316: Urgo
    vs
    -413: The Curse; WINNER!

    -1009: Company of Thieves; WINNER!
    vs
    -613: Sight Unseen

    -421: Double Jeopardy; WINNER!
    vs
    -910: The Fourth Horseman, part 1



    D.H.D. Bracket:

    -620: Memento
    vs
    -811: Gemini; WINNER!

    -110: The Torment of Tantalus
    vs
    -222: Out of Mind; WINNER!

    -414: The Serpent's Venom
    vs
    -820: Moebius, Part 2; WI
  2. ObiWanCon Force Ghost

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    Great idea I hope you?re getting lots of nominations.
  3. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Gotten a few so far- pretty good pace considering it only started yesterday ;)
  4. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Also, to clarify my role in the tourney- I'll also be voting when we get to the next phase, but will simply cast my vote first before publicly posting a match so not to be influenced by the vote and unfairly affect the tide.

    And, should we have more than 128 episodes nominated (as seems likely at the current pace), I'll randomly select whatever number of episodes that only recieved a single nomination/vote to be trimmed from the final 128 (likewise, if we end up under 128 for whatever reason, I'll randomly select the required number of unnominated episodes to fill in the remaining slots).

    ...unless of course we somehow end up with 128+ episodes (or near 128) with multiple nominations (though that seems very unlikely), in which case those trimmed will be seletced from amongst the "double nominated", etc etc (as the "single noms" will have already been disqualified in such a scenario).
  5. Vala_Loves_Daniel Jedi Knight

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    how'd you come up with 128?
  6. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    In order to do an elimination bracket you need to have either 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc entries otherwise you wouldn't have enough pairings to evenly face them off. I went with 128 because it was the first value above 100 and since there aren't 256 SG-1 episodes, it narrows down the options ;)
  7. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Just as a heads up, I'll be closing the nominations window tommorow, so- last chance to palce your nominations!
  8. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Nominees and brackets are posted in the first post now! First matchups will be posted tommorow!
  9. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

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    Success! Looking forward to it.
  10. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Here we go! Remember to PM your votes to me!


    Chevron 1 Bracket, Round 1:

    Match 1:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7c/Space_race_%28Stargate_SG-1%29.jpg]
    -708: Space Race
    Carter helps Warrick to enter his spaceship in a dangerous race, the prize is a lucrative contract.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04/The_Tok%27ra_%28Part_1%29.jpg]
    -211: The Tok'ra, Part 1
    Jolinar has left a mental imprint on Carter, who dreams of the Stargate address of the hidden Tok'ra base. While SG-1 find and liaise with the Tok'ra, Carter's father Jacob is dying of cancer.
    Detailed Plot Summary


    Match 2:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Sg1-s09e12-0.jpg]
    -912: Collateral Damage
    The team encounters a new civilization capable of manipulating memories and Mitchell is accused of a murder he did not commit.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/36/Threshold.jpg]
    -502: Threshold
    To end Teal'c's newly formed loyalty to Apophis, Bra'tac uses an old Jaffa ritual that will either bring Teal'c back or kill him. Now Teal'c must relive his memories of being in the service of Apophis and realise that Apophis is a false god.
    Detailed Plot Summary


    Match 3:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/48_Hours.jpg]
    -514: 48 Hours
    Returning from a mission, Teal'c fails to make it through the Stargate before it deactivates. If the wormhole is re-opened, his pattern will be lost forever. Daniel must make a deal with the Russians for help.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/Last_Stand.jpg]
    -516: Last Stand
    A powerful System Lord shows himself for the first time in a thousand years and offers to destroy the Tau'ri and Tok'ra. Meanwhile, SG-1 and Lt. Elliot/Lantash are trying to escape the Tok'ra base.
    Detailed Plot Summary



    Match 4:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Windowofopportunitystargate.JPG]
    -406: Window of Opportunity
    After an encounter with an Ancient time device, Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c get trapped in a time loop that only they know about.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Absolutepowerstargate.jpg]
    -417: Absolute Power
    The Harcesis has come to visit SGC and puts Jackson in a coma-like state. Jackson experiences what it would be like to have all the knowledge of the Goa'uld.
    Detailed Plot Summary
  11. Aragorn326 Jedi Knight

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    I didn't see how long the rounds are supposed to last. 24 hours?
  12. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    At the moment I'm going with about 48 hours so we can get sufficient number of votes in.
  13. cristalvandepol Force Ghost

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    Who knew watching all those hours of Stargate would prove useful? :p
  14. Vala_Loves_Daniel Jedi Knight

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    "Stargate_Command" has seen the entire series at least 3 times!!! ; )
  15. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Only twice for the whole series. Season 1 three and a half, I think. And, obviously, multiple noteworthy episodes several more times.


    Also, it has dawned on me that I haven't established rules regarding ties, should one emerge in a matchup. Besides encourgaing in a post here that a tiebreaker vote be cast by a user yet to vote, should no tiebreaker be cast, I'll perform a coin flip to determine the outcome and will note them as such.
  16. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    I should hopefully have the results posted sat afternoon as well as the next set of matchups- we presently have 1 tie, so if you haven't voted yet, there's still time!
  17. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Chevron 1 Bracket, Round 1 Winners:

    Match 1:
    -708: Space Race -1 Vote
    VS
    -211: The Tok'ra, Part 1 -5 Votes; WINNER!

    Match 2:
    -912: Collateral Damage -3 Votes
    VS
    -502: Threshold -3 Votes; TIE BREAKER WINNER!

    Match 3:
    -514: 48 Hours -4 Votes; WINNER!
    VS
    -516: Last Stand -2 Votes

    Match 4:
    -406: Window of Opportunity -6 Votes; WINNER!
    VS
    -417: Absolute Power -0 Votes
  18. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Remember to PM your votes to me!


    Chevron 2 Bracket, Round 1:

    Match 1:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Threadsstargate.jpg]
    -818: Threads
    Daniel Jackson must choose death or powerless Ascension whilst Anubis plans to end all life in the galaxy using the Dakara Superweapon until Oma Desala stops him. Jacob Carter and Selmak are in trouble. Daniel is returned to human form on Earth.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Point_of_No_Return.png]
    -411: Point of No Return
    An odd man called Martin Lloyd has inexplicable knowledge of the Stargate and claims that he's from outer space.
    Detailed Plot Summary


    Match 2:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Shadow_play_%28Stargate_SG-1%29.jpg]
    -607: Shadow Play
    The Kelownan government contacts SGC, offering to exchange naqahdriah for advanced technology. Jonas's old professor asks him to help a secret resistance group and prevent a world war.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/Wormholextremestargate.jpg]
    -512: Wormhole X-Treme!
    When SGC learns of a television show whose premise closely resembles its operations, SG-1 investigates. They find that an alien named Martin Lloyd, first seen in Point of No Return, is giving the producers their ideas.
    Detailed Plot Summary


    Match 3:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Fallen_%28Stargate_SG-1%29.jpg]
    -701: Fallen
    Jackson is found living on an alien planet but he has total amnesia. Nevertheless he helps SG-1 to destroy Anubis's superweapon.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4d/A_Hundred_Days.jpg/800px-A_Hundred_Days.jpg]
    -317: A Hundred Days
    A friendly planet will be destroyed by meteorite bombardment. SGC moves most of the population to another planet but O'Neill is trapped. SG-1 uses a particle beam to breach the iris that formed over the offworld gate, and retrieve O'Neill.
    Detailed Plot Summary


    Match 4:
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/Summit_%28Stargate_SG-1%29.jpg]
    -515: Summit
    There is a truce among the Goa'uld and the System Lords meet on a heavily guarded space station. The Tok'ra plan to kill them all, but require a human who can speak fluent Goa'uld and Dr. Daniel Jackson is the only qualified candidate.
    Detailed Plot Summary

    VS

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/Orpheus_%28Stargate_SG-1%29.jpg]
    -704: Orpheus
    Teal'c is shot by a Jaffa as they retreat through the gate and his self-confidence is greatly wounded. Meanwhile, Jackson remembers where Rya?c and Bra'tac are held prisoner and Teal'c must regain his confidence if they are to be saved.
    Detailed Plot Summary
  19. Vala_Loves_Daniel Jedi Knight

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    Man, that first Match up is TOUGH...how can you do that to me??
  20. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    It's Teal'c's love of the vibrating bed, isn't it?
  21. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Figure it might be good to spur some discussion about the episodes.

    -Space Race always seemed to me to be one of those really obvious filler standalones in Season 7, something to fill in the space between Full Circle and Lost City after they realized they had to stretch things out for S7, plus it was one of those "O'Neill is elsewhere most of the time" eps to begin RDA's reduced episode presence.

    That said, it does have some great, and funny,character moments, particularly this one between Carter and Teal'c:

    WARRICK: I will go myself and pick one up after I get back from escorting Colonel O'Neill, Dr. Jackson, and Teal'c to the Hebridan Capitol building.
    O'NEILL: T., you coming?
    TEAL'C: Major Carter has requested that I remain so that I may assist her.
    O'NEILL: She did?
    CARTER (SIMULTANEOUSLY): I did?
    TEAL'C: Indeed.
    CARTER: Right. Yes, thank you.
    TEAL'C: I do not wish to disappoint Major Carter.
    O'NEILL: Yes, I know the feeling.
    WARRICK: Shall we?
    O'NEILL: Stay in touch.
    TEAL'C: I am in your debt, Major Carter.
    CARTER: Indeed.

    [face_laugh]

    -Tok'ra part 1 definitely was the point where the series started to really expand our allies, and the Tok'ra certainly remained prominent for most of the show after this (almost as prominent as Vanessa Angel's chest in her costume ;) ), though I'd like to have seen what's become of the Tok'ra more recently.

    -Collateral Damage was an interesting standalone, kinda in the middle (both physicaly in terms of episode order and in terms of overall quality) of a stretch of Cam-centric episodes, though Babylon & Stronghold exceed this one (though Stronghold obviosuly leverages this episode).

    -Thresold has become one of my favorite Teal'c-centric episodes, despite the fact that brainwashed Teal'c is probably my least favorite plotline in the entire series. This episode kinda represents both side sof the coin for Judge as an actor- his "evil Teal'c" moments don't come across very well, but he has other moments in the flashbacks where he really shines (the scene where he recounts destroying the village where his friend exiled himself in particular). It really helps flesh out Teal'c's history too, making Children of the Gods itself more effective in retrospect. I've actually been working on editing an expanded version of COTG together using the Threshold flashbacks as a prologue of sorts.

    -48 Hours I'm indifferent to, for the msot part- it's certainly not my favorite "gate problem" episodes, but I don't hate it either. Kinda seemed like an excuse just to fry the Russian DHD and get it out of the way of future plotlines, though.

    -Last Stand aka "The Tok'ra get effed-up by Anubis". Sorta continues the deconstruction of SG-1's allies (following in the wake of the Tollan and, later, the Asgard), since everyone was starting to get too powerful. Not to mention starting the Anubis arc, for all intenst and purposes.

    -Window of Opportunity. Teal'c. Door. Gold.

    -Absolute Power, though it sorta obviously reveals itself as an alternate timeline or dream towards the end, it is rather interesting still.
  22. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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  23. cristalvandepol Force Ghost

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    I love any episodes where Teal'c does something weird. :p Especially the season one eps where he is just figuring out what Earth is like. I just watched an episode last night where Teal'c turns on the TV and it's the news and it shows riots. Then when they're about to go out of the mountain he wants to take his staff weapon because: "I have seen what your world is like."

    Classic Teal'c. :p
  24. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    They became the Trill. :p
  25. Stargate_Command Jedi Knight

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    Chevron 2 Bracket, Round 1 Winners:

    Match 1:
    -818: Threads -6 votes; WINNER!
    VS
    -411: Point of No Return -0 votes

    Match 2:
    -607: Shadow Play -1 vote
    VS
    -512: Wormhole X-Treme! -5 votes; WINNER!

    Match 3:
    -701: Fallen -4 votes; WINNER!
    VS
    -317: A Hundred Days 2 votes

    Match 4:
    -515: Summit -3 votes
    VS
    -704: Orpheus -3 votes; TIE BREAKER WINNER!
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