SGA 5.12 "Outsiders" Episode Guide

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The Atlantis Expedition is brought to trial by the Coalition for their “crimes against the people of the galaxy.”

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MGM/ Official Summary

The official summary is not available as this episode has not yet aired in the United States.

Spoiler Summary

The Balarans who survived the Hoffan plague that Michael released on their world have joined into another society on another planet. They have become friends and neighbors to the villagers, who are ruled by a Council and number about 600-700 people. Three of the Council are Elson, Jervis, and Renni. Two of the Balarans are Novo and Safaris.

The village has welcomed Dr. Carson Beckett and his work at the village’s clinic. He has shown nothing but kindness to both the villagers and the Balarans, those the Councillors call “outsiders”. Sheppard and his team visit the village to warn Beckett and the Council that a Wraith hive is on its way and to propose that the entire village evacuate to Atlantis for immediate safety and then relocate to a new world. Unfortunately, neither the “outsiders” nor the Council agree that leaving their homeworld is their best option.


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Production Gallery

The following are links to images/videos concerning the production of this episode and were published by Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog:

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Production Notes

  • "We have an idea for episode 12 (and are looking for a suitable location)..." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, March 22, 2008.
  • "Alan is focused on his third script..." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, April 11, 2008.
  • "Next to thinking up with episode titles, coming up with names for aliens and off-world villagers is one of the most challenging aspects of this job. In preparation for an upcoming script, we recently set aside time to brainstorm some terrific names. So far, we’ve got: Philip Seymour Hoffan, Felicity Hoffan, Carey the story’s pariah (aka Pariah Carey), and, my favorite, David Hassel the Hoffan (aka David Hassel Hoffan). An entire afternoon well spent." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, April 28, 2008.
  • "We have Alan McCullough’s location episode (q.v. yesterday‘s David Hassel Hoffan entry)..." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, April 29, 2008.
  • "Outsiders will be Alan’s follow-up to The Queen..." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, May 8, 2008.
  • "I returned to the production offices late this afternoon - anxious, exhausted, slightly nauseous, and more than a little combative. In other words, I was in a the perfect mood to give a fellow writer notes on his latest script. Today, that writer happened to be Alan McCullough. The script: Outsiders. Alas, I got to do very little screaming/script-throwing/couch-jumping. Alan wrote a solid first draft of what is going to be a really good episode. Damnit! And I’d made it a point to wear my couch-jumping shoes today too." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, May 14, 2008.
  • Concept Art for this episode reveal that it is now episode 513 (Mallozzi's blog, May 21, 2008).
  • "Okay, I'll admit it...I'm confused. We're shooting three episodes, roughly at the same time, this week and I'm just completely wiped out. This is the time in the season where I personally become just about as grumpy and McKay-like as is acceptable in polite society. McGillion was in today so I gladly took most of it out on him...he loves it! He was here to shoot one scene from the episode we start on Friday ('Outsiders' is it?) and the rest of the day is 'Inquisition'. I'm just focusing on making sure I say the right lines for the right episodes and not kill anyone (or more likely have anyone kill me!) in the process ;-)" — David Hewlett in his blog, June 4, 2008.
  • "Between the long stretches spent seated at my desk staring blankly at my laptop screen, I did find the time to - Say hi to Paul McGillion who was in shooting his scenes for Outsiders." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, June 4, 2008.
  • "I popped downstairs to say hi to Cheeky Lil Devil and Linz who visited the studio today - watching Will and co. shoot scenes from Outsiders, having lunch with Joe and David and, the high point of their visit, spending time with yours truly on Stage 6." — Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, June 11, 2008. (Pictures of the two fans are included in the entry.)

Further Reading

--DeeKayP 06:54, 22 May 2008 (PDT)