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01 February 2007 @ 11:07 am
SG-1 Question  
Hey does anyone know how much time passed between Lost City and New Order? I'm working on something and I need to know the time frame. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate it. Thanks :)
 
 
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Ael L. Boltmartyfan on February 1st, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Here, let me just quote an author's note I found on another fic:

Fact: At least several days must have passed between Lost City and New Order, enough time for all those countries to argue about the Ancient outpost so long that the talks had stalled more than once. And Teal'c had to have enough time to grow that hair.

Fact: The events of New Order happened over a period of around 10 days.

Fact: In Rising, the pilot episode of Atlantis, it was stated that Dr. Weir had been choosing people for the expedition to Atlantis for months.

Fact: At least 7 days passed during the events of Lockdown, probably more. That's not counting the opening scene, which had happened a month previously and must have occurred shortly after Anubis' fleet was destroyed. (See below.)

Fact: More than a month passed from the end of Lost City to when Anubis, in the body of Colonel Vaselov, came to the SGC.

Fact: Zero Hour happened over the course of 6 days.

Fact: The events of Icon happened over a period of 3 months.

Fact: At least 18 days passed during the course of Affinity.

Fact: In Covenant, it was stated that it had been about 5 months since the battle with Anubis in Lost City.

Conclusion: The writers for Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis pay no attention to their timeline of events.

Do the math. It is impossible that "months", (as in two or more) passed between New Order and Rising (which was aired between New Order and Lockdown), yet only five months passed between Lost City and Covenant. Even if Rising happened after Lockdown--which makes more sense given that scene between Jack, Daniel, Sam and Teal'c near the beginning of the episode--it won't work. Heck, even if Weir started choosing personnel for the expedition right after the events of Lost City, before New Order, it still won't fit. I know. I spent hours trying to work out a timeline, only to have it shattered when I read the transcript for Rising and saw that remark from Dr. Weir about her planning the expedition for months.
Working for the Mandroid: Studymoonshayde on February 1st, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
PTB, you are not making my job any easier!

Thanks for the info. I'll just keep trying to figure out how to dance around canon and the timeline in the fic I am writing.
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Working for the Mandroid: Daniel/Weirmoonshayde on February 1st, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. Not long. Wow. Go them. Plastic surgery would explain things so much better ;)
Fig Newtonsg_fignewton on February 1st, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
while I agree that the plastic surgery theory is my favorite (Hee!), I imagine you can arbitrarily choose any number between, say, three to ten weeks and get away with it.

This is Stargate. We're used to handwaving, when necessary. Otherwise Apophis would still be wandering around the Gateroom, looking for the DHD. :)
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sela21k: Insanitysela21k on February 1st, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Don't you just love watching the earlier episodes, see something that they can't possibly be doing and going, "Now, wait just one dang minute..." :D