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The Status Is Not Quo

  • Feb. 7th, 2017 at 11:25 AM
theemdash: (SG-1 Sam)
When I watched "Tin Man" for the first time I had a moment when I thought, "What if they're just robots for the rest of the series?" Which would be a bold decision to make in the first season, certainly, but it is the start of a fun little game of imagining SG-1 continuing without major changes reversed. Essentially, it is a game of not returning to the status quo. So, let's imagine for a bit:

"Fragile Balance" — Mini-Jack is not a clone and SG-1 continues led by a 15-year-old version of Colonel O'Neill. Goa'uld laugh in the face of SG-1 more often than usual, but a 15-year-old Jack has a much easier time breaking out of binders and crawling through ventilation shafts. The only downside? It's much harder to push Daniel out of the way to get to the Ancient head-sucker, so Daniel is the one frozen at the end of "Lost City."

"Holiday" — Daniel and Machello aren't switched back because Machello's body dies before they finish, and Machello joins SG-1 to fight in Daniel's name. Machello fights extra hard to win Sha're back and probably never confesses to her that he's not Daniel because that's a lot to explain in the little screen time they share before she dies. "Legacy" is entirely different (and much shorter). Also Daniel never Ascends so Jack probably dies in "Abyss," Teal'c dies during "The Changeling," and the galaxy is lost by "Full Circle." Um, this AU doesn't seem to be working out too well, is it? Let's try for something happier.

"In the Line of Duty" — Sam remains a host to Jolinar and Jolinar joins SG-1. Naturally they met the Tok'ra much sooner, and Sam and Martouf have a canon relationship. Sam/Jolinar also have a much easier time navigating and reconstructing Goa'uld technology, so the F-302 program moves along much faster. PS "Divide and Conquer" doesn't exist in this timeline.

Okay, what other AU timelines can you come up with?

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green_grrl: (SG1_TealcGroovy)
[personal profile] green_grrl wrote:
Feb. 8th, 2017 03:04 am (UTC)
The one in my head is a small change, but:
The whole team got out in time during Upgrades ("that" scene didn't happen). Which means SG-1 was cleared quickly during Divide and Conquer so there was plenty of time to realize Martouf needed to be scanned, too, and he was saved. Martouf and Sam developed a relationship and he eventually moved to Earth to be part of the SGC. Ascended!Orlin did a psychic scan of Sam and realized what a decent and lovely person she was, even if very taken, and descended sans memories and went with the team to Earth as a refugee. He ended up with whatever stupid name Jack stuck him with and helped out in alien tech engineering and R&D. Martouf and Sam eventually broke up, amicably and irreconcilably. Orlin and Sam got together, and finally got married and had a baby. The Ori Plague hit Earth, and with no Ascended!Orlin they didn't have someone who could figure out the cure. An SG-1 with Martouf and Janet, wearing desert camo BDUs, went in search of a cure and got detoured to an alternate universe. Luckily that universe had a Plague cure.
theemdash: (Daniel Guh)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Feb. 8th, 2017 03:16 am (UTC)
I'd like to note that your universe is 100% hotter. I suspect global warming.
green_grrl: (SG1_DanielLick)
[personal profile] green_grrl wrote:
Feb. 8th, 2017 05:11 am (UTC)
I suspect the continued presence of both JR Bourne and Sean Patrick Flannery. ;)
theemdash: (M Headdesk)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Feb. 8th, 2017 01:08 pm (UTC)
Even just JR Bourne would be fine. WHHYYYYYY????

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