Jay Felger: "Bite me, Coombs! At least my heroes exist. If this was a Trek convention you'd be all dressed up like a Klingon."
Simon Coombs : "Vulcan, Felger, Vulcan. And I don't know how you can call yourself a scientist and not worship at the altar of Roddenberry."
―Jay and Simon

Dr. Simon Coombs is a scientist working at Stargate Command. He also taught math at Yale University. He is obsessed with the Star Trek series and a friend of Dr. Jay Felger.

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Both Coombs and Felger are devastated when they learn that their rescue attempt for SG-1 has failed.

He was part of a team of other scientists, Dr. Jay Felger and Dr. Meyers, in a project to excavate a ring platform on the planet P5X-112. While there, SG-1 was seemingly taken captive by a group of Jaffa who took them onto a ship in orbit. Even though Colonel Jack O'Neill had left them with specific instructions on what to do, Dr. Felger felt that he needed to be the hero and save the team upon witnessing the abduction. Felger didn't know that SG-1 had purposefully arranged to be captured so that they could get an audience with a Tok'ra operative, Khonsu, who had information about Anubis.

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Disguised as Jaffa, Coombs assists Felger in finding a way of freeing SG-1 from capture.

Felger sent Meyers back to Stargate Command to inform Major General George S. Hammond while he and Coombs used the ring transporter they had been working on to beam up to the ship. There, they located SG-1 and told them that they were there to help them escape. O'Neill was angry that Felger and Coombs ignored his orders, but after things went wrong on the mission, he was glad that they had decided to help. Felger and Coombs used their knowledge of Goa'uld technology and language to help SG-1 escape, after discovering for real, that Khonsu was killed by his First Prime, Her'ak. Both he and Felger, along with the rest of SG-1, managed to escape through the Stargate, before Her'ak and his Jaffa could capture them and bring them before Anubis. (SG1: "The Other Guys")

When Major Carter walked in on Felger when he was on the phone with his mother, Felger pretended that he was talking to Coombs. (SG1: "Avenger 2.0")

Behind the scenesEdit

Felger mocks Coombs's love of Star Trek, ridiculing the latter's going to conventions in costume as a Klingon (which Coombs corrects to Vulcan). At the time, Coombs's actor John Billingsley did in fact have a regular role on Star Trek: Enterprise; he played the alien Dr. Phlox (who however was neither Klingon nor Vulcan, but was of the Denobulan species) -- a costume which included various facial prosthetics, i.e. "dressing up" as an alien.

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