Stargate: Continuum

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Précis

While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords, Teal'c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities what's happened, a fleet of Goa'uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba'al, his queen, Qetesh (Vala), and his first prime, Teal'c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the Goa'uld.

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SG-1 and General O'Neill gather on a Tok'ra planet to witness the extraction of the last known Ba'al symbiote from its host. In fact, it is not the last Ba'al, but only the last clone. Before the extraction can take place, the real Ba'al travels back in time and changes the future by shipwrecking the Achilles, the ship that transported the Egyptian Stargate to the United States in 1939. In the altered present, humans and Tok'ra disappear from the room, and the clone Ba'al gets free and kills O'Neill. SG-1, minus Teal'c and Vala, make their way to the gate and dial Earth.

Because of the altered timeline, instead of landing in the SGC, Mitchell, Daniel, and Carter arrive on board the shipwrecked Achilles, in frozen waters near the Arctic Circle. They manage to escape and are rescued by a nuclear submarine and Special Ops Colonel Jack O'Neill, who knows nothing about the Stargate Program and only knows Carter because, to him, she is a dead astronaut. Due to frostbite suffered on the sunken ship, Daniel has his left leg amputated below the knee.

The three are interrogated and eventually convince General Landry they are telling the truth about what has happened to their timeline. Landry refuses to let them try to fix it, however, believing it would be arrogant to change so many lives. He orders that they each be settled in different parts of the country and not allowed to contact each other. Meanwhile the Navy works without their help to activate the Stargete in Antarctica in case their predictions of an invasion by Ba'al come to pass.

A year later, the invasion by Ba'al's huge armada of Goa'uld ships begins. Ba'al has consolodated his power and is in charge of all the System Lords. Qetesh, hosted by Vala, is his consort, and Teal'c his First Prime. Ba'al's plan is for a benevolent takeover of Earth, although Qetesh and the others would prefer to devastate the planet.

The US President asks SG-1 for help in fighting back. They embark on F-15s to Antarctica with a desperate plan to use the Stargate to gate to Taonas and get a ZPM so they can return and power the Ancient defense chair.

Meanwhile, Qetesh grows so distrustful of Ba'al and his unexplained knowledge of Earth that she stabs him and tortures him to death, but not before learning of his time machine and where it is. She orders the Antarctic Stargate and defense chair to be destroyed and an all-out attack on Earth's cities to commence. She speeds her mothership to Praxyon so that she can take control of the time machine. Teal'c meanwhile wants to get there as well, to carry out Ba'al's last order, to avenge his death and free his Jaffa.

Both SG-1 and Teal'c learn separately that the Russians have recovered the sunken Stargate, and they encounter each other in Russia. They agree to ally and travel to Praxyon together, reaching it ahead of Qetesh. Carter studies the time machine and looks for an opportunity to go back and fix what Ba'al has done. Qetesh's forces arrive by ring from her mothership and attack in waves. Carter dials the gate to send travelers to Earth in 1929, ten years before the timeline has to be fixed. She, Daniel and Teal'c all perish in the battle with Qetesh's Jaffa, but Mitchell makes it through the gate before it shuts down. Teal'c kills Qetesh and destroys the time machine as his final act.

Mitchell bides his time on Earth until the cross-Atlantic mission in 1939, when he stows away on the Achilles. He lies in wait for Ba'al and his Jaffa to come through the gate, and kills them all, thus restoring the future.

In the present, the timeline returns to its original state. The clone Ba'al is freed of his symbiote, and Vala stays to support him. After returning to Earth, O'Neill takes the rest of the team to lunch.

Cast

In Stargate Wiki Character Order:

Arctic Shoot: USS Alexandria and U.S. Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory:

  • Electronics Technician 2nd Class Courtney D. Miler, a longtime Stargate fan, played an extra.
  • Barry L. Campbell, head of operations at the San Diego-based U.S. Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory, presented the idea to Executive Producer N. John Smith at a Stargate convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has a speaking role in the film.

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