Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

1 corrected entry in Metamorphosis

(1 vote)

Metamorphosis - S6-E16

Corrected entry: When Colonel Ivanov's establishes a wormhole to the SGC gate at the beginning of the episode Carter tells Walter to page O'Neill and Hammond to the gate room. Walter responds, "Yes sir." The problem with that being that Major Carter's first name is Samantha.

TheInCircuit

Correction: Condescension aside, Major Samantha Carter out ranks Walter. The proper military code of uniformity says that any ranking officer - regardless of gender - is to be called sir and reply with "Sir, yes sir." So, when she gives him the direct order to page the two officers he most likely falls back to his military training to reply with "Yes, sir." Carter might ask he reply with ma'am but in an instance where she is acting as a superior officer and giving an order it's easy to think he might fall back to military standard. So, one shouldn't fault the writers or Walter for what might be misconstrued as a failure to recognize gender - that's the great level of detail I like in a good military show.

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