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First appearance of Dr. Bill Lee. Cameo appearance by real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_E._Ryan Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael E. Ryan]].

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First appearance of Dr. Bill Lee. Cameo appearance AsHimself by real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_E._Ryan Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael E. Ryan]].


First appearance of Dr. Bill Lee.

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First appearance of Dr. Bill Lee. Cameo appearance by real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_E._Ryan Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael E. Ryan]].


* WrittenInAbsence: Dr Jackson is stated to be off-world with S.G.11.

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* WrittenInAbsence: Dr Jackson is stated to be off-world with S.G.11.SG-11.


* AbsenteeActor: Michael Shanks (Dr Jackson) does not appear in this episode. Jackson is stated to be off-world with S.G.11.



* TooCleverByHalf: Hailey is explicitly described as being "too smart for her own good".

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* TooCleverByHalf: Hailey is explicitly described as being "too smart for her own good".good".
* WrittenInAbsence: Dr Jackson is stated to be off-world with S.G.11.

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* AbsenteeActor: Michael Shanks (Dr Jackson) does not appear in this episode. Jackson is stated to be off-world with S.G.11.


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* OnThree: Before Teal'c zats O'Neill, O'Neill tells him to give him a warning, suggesting to go on three. O'Neill starts counting "One" before Teal'c zats him.


* GenreSavvy: O'Neill is perfectly aware that things on the moon can not possibly be as calm as they seem. He's right.

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* GenreSavvy: O'Neill is perfectly aware that things on the moon can not possibly be as calm as they seem. He's right.

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->''"From this point on, everything you thought you knew about the universe is about to be turned upside-down."''
-->'''Maj. Samantha Carter'''

Carter visits the Air Force Academy, where she takes a brilliant but rebellious young cadet named Jennifer Hailey under her wing. Meanwhile, O'Neill and Teal'c are tasked with overseeing a team of scientists on an offworld research base.

First appearance of Dr. Bill Lee.
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!!"Prodigy" provides examples of the following tropes:
* AlienSky: The Planet of the Week is actually a moon orbiting a gas giant, resulting in this. Carter points this out to Hailey when the latter complains that it doesn't look much different from Earth.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Hailey feels this way towards Carter, complaining that people have been comparing them since she started at the Academy. Carter tells her to get over it.
* BullyHunter: It's mentioned that Hailey [[NoodleIncident broke another cadet's nose]] for harassing an underclassman.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Lampshaded in O'Neill's case:
-->'''General Ryan:''' Got your hands full with that one, eh, George?
* TheCameo: The then-Chief of Staff General Ryan makes a brief appearance AsHimself at the beginning of the episode.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Dr. Thompson is stung to death by a swarm of energy-based alien lifeforms.
* EnergyBeing: The aliens are tiny balls of light that can pass through solid matter and are capable of intelligent thought, though they behave like insects.
* IsItAlwaysLikeThis: Hailey asks this at the end of the episode.
-->'''Carter:''' No. Sometimes it gets ''really'' exciting.
* JurisdictionFriction: The scientists clash with the military personnel over who should have authority on the research base.
* MilitaryMaverick: Deconstructed with Hailey, since her teachers at the Academy maintain that no matter how brilliant she is, if her insubordination continues she won't be able to have a career with the Air Force. Carter asks them to give her one more chance, hopeful that if she's aware she could have a future with the SGC she'll be able to get her act together.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Dr. Bill Lee and Dr. Bill Thompson.
* PermissionToSpeakFreely: Hailey asks for this before dismissing her latest assignment as "lame".
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Carter delivers one to Hailey over her attitude problem:
-->'''Carter:''' Who the hell do you think you are?
-->'''Hailey:''' Ma'am?
-->'''Carter:''' Do you think you're better than we are? Do you think you're too good for the Air Force?
-->'''Hailey:''' No, ma'am.
-->'''Carter:''' Oh, come on. All those little rules and regulations, they don't really apply to you, right? Let's face it, what's the point of a chain of command if none of your superiors are as smart as you are?
-->'''Hailey:''' I don't think that way, ma'am.
-->'''Carter:''' Oh, I think you do. And I think deep down, you wanna leave. Let me do you a favor. Door's open. Why don't you just quit and go home?
* TheSwarm: The aliens form one to attack the research base, effectively trapping its occupants inside.
* TooCleverByHalf: Hailey is explicitly described as being "too smart for her own good".

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