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In season 4 episode 6 of Stargate SG-1, "Window of Opportunity", Jack O'Neill and Teal'c get stuck in a time loop, repeatedly living the same ten or so hours after a mission to a planet where they had encountered an ancient device powered by geomagnetic disturbances with the intention of being a time machine.

I've often wondered, how long were Jack O'Neill and Teal'c stuck in the time loop caused by this device? I have counted the number of individual days shown in the episode but there is mention of events that aren't shown in the show so I am convinced that this doesn't account for all of the days.

How many times did time repeat?

  • Wiki says 6 to 10 hours. I wonder which one it is... – DVK-on-Ahch-To Feb 25 '13 at 2:41
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    That would be the time per loop. – PearsonArtPhoto Feb 25 '13 at 10:03
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Quote from the episode's transcript (Source)

CARTER : We got a message from the Tok’ra. Apparently they’ve been trying to contact us for over three months.

O’NEILL looks up not surprised.

O’NEILL : Really?

CARTER : Who knows when they first realized that we were cut off. I mean there’s really no telling how much time passed.

It's thus at least 3 months, but probably not 6. My guess is 3-4 months.

  • 3months,... 90 times Teal'c getting smacked in the face – Naib Nov 17 '18 at 22:33

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