YMMV / The Ark of Truth

  • Continuity Lock-Out: This was put together to be the finale, and resolve as much of the last two seasons as the writers could. So naturally this wasn't going to make sense to those who hadn't watched the last two seasons, which is why DVD of this film came with a recap of those seasons, to at least try to get people up to speed.
  • Narm: Replicator Marrick is pretty damn nightmarish...until he moves and starts making whirring noises like a forklift. Might count as Narm Charm for some when you realize that it's actually the Replicator parasite moving inside Marrick's body!
  • What an Idiot: Dammit, Mitchell.
    Mitchell: (paraphrased) Don't worry, guys, I killed the escaped Replicator, which had been hanging around unsupervised on our spaceship for a while! We're totally safe now! The only possible way we could be in trouble is if Replicators were somehow capable of making more of themselves! But that would be ridiculous!"
    • They all knew that the Replicator could make more of themselves, they were just hoping they could kill it before it did.
    • It was a reasonable assumption, since he had only seen/heard the one Replicator and only a couple minutes had gone by.
    • Nobody thought to bring a P90 or a sidearm when dealing with the original Replicator? Sure, you might not want to pop a hole in the ship but it's a hell of a lot better than the alternative.
      • IOA agent James Marrick and by extension, the IOA as a whole. The sheer stupidity that went into the idea that they not only knew how to deal with the situation better than the people who'd been doing this sort of thing for years, and thinking that they could use the Replicators without suffering any ill consequences goes far beyond Too Dumb to Live.
      • To be fair, the IOA didn't believe the Ark of Truth really existed. And even if it DID exist, the Ancients left it behind millions of years ago. What are the odds that after sitting in a cave for millions of years, SG-1 would find the device intact and functional, and find a way to use it properly? The IOA wanted a backup plan, and while it was a *bad* backup plan, they didn't have anything else they could put on Ori ships that would even stand a chance of destroying or taking them over.
    • SG-1 for taking down the force field holding the replicator without a back up plan if the anti-replicator gun failed, seeing as they know replicators have the ability to adapt to technology and they didn't know anything about who had created the program to have the Asgard core manufacture replicators.
    • And Marrick again for not telling them about the immunity to the ARG. Surely he would have know the Replicator would try and escape, leading to either a crew member destroying with a bullet, ruining his plan, or the Replicator doing exactly what it did in the movie.