I was just going to ask how the heck this title related to the episode. Duh. Nevermind...
Not bad. I enjoyed the episode. I'm a history/past buff, so the concept of the episode interested me.
This one screamed Daniel, though. It's the type of episode that would have been perfect for Daniel. I felt a little disappointed that this hadn't been explored earlier, at least in this way, while Daniel was non-glowy. There were so many parts where I just could imagine Daniel there and his presence was sorely missed. Like when the coverstones were found. The historian in the library. The Stargate as a myth. All of that just had neon signs blinking for Daniel. *sigh*
However, since Daniel has a tendancy toward arrogance and he can be a bit passionate when it comes to history, Daniel might have been a little too much for the sensitivities of this planet. Once he gets an idea in his head, he's very much an all or nothing kind of guy. His aggressiveness could have been disasterous.
I liked watching Jack once again play the diplomat role. Since Jack is a realistic type of guy, his straightforwardness tends to win people over and that worked here. He does what needs to get done, though I felt that in this episode he had softened. Again, I see that as something that happened over time. All the members of SG-1 have influenced each other and I felt that reflected in Jack here.
I loved the line, "the Goa'uld are damn litterbugs" (or something to that effect) and how Jack called the Star Trek ripoff at the beginning.
I liked the alpha male bits between Jack and Ronson. (Who the heck is Ronson and where did he go?) As well as the bits between the chairman and his military guy. They paralleled each other and complimented quite nicely.
I like Jonas, but I always get annoyed when he's super!linguist boy. I really wish they hadn't gone that route with him and instead had kept him more of a politics advisor and historian. I really hated how in S6 he suddenly knew everything connected to Earth. Though, Rodney annoyed me at first, too, because I didn't like him stepping on Sam's toes.
I adored the Jack and Teal'c bits at the beginning. I'm a big fan of their scenes together. *sigh* I miss Jack.
I always like Teal'c with Jonas.
And yes, I did catch Teal'c doing a double take at the guy in the white sweater! That was hilarious. Poor Teal'c. They've probably all since banned Daniel from ever wearing a white/cream sweater ever.
Sam didn't do too much but technobabble. I did like that she often slipped in to try to balance things, though.
One thing stood out and confused me, though. It's near the beginning. Sam is going over what happened to the buffer thing and Jonas gives an explanation. Jack was fine with what Sam was saying, but the minute Jonas spoke up, Jack looked to Teal'c and made a slight face. Teal'c sort of turned his head and then Jack rolled his eyes and looked back at Jonas before paying attention to what was happening again. I was a little thrown by it. I know Jack is not a fan of the Kelownans, but he had learned to accept Jonas (for the most part). I read this as Jack not too fond of Jonas. I know Jack was the one with the most issues on the team, but still it surprised me. I know other people probably read it differently. (And Jack has gotten testy with both Sam and Daniel in the past.) But I just got a different vibe this time. I even had to rewind to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Hmm. Oh well.
Whatever the case, I enjoyed the episode.
Now, all I have left is Prophecy! (And then stop avoiding Prodigy in S4...ugh, Hailey.)