Stargate SG-1


Season 9, Ep 6, Aired 8/19/05
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  • Episode Description
  • When the Ori create a force field around a free Jaffa planet, General Landry orders Carter to use a weapon that she designed against the Ori's forces.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christopher Judge


  • Ben Browder

    Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

  • Claudia Black


  • Brad Wright

  • Brad Turner

  • Fan Reviews (25)
  • A planetary wide demonstration of the Ori's powers leads to some unexpected sacrifice!

    By Nic626, Aug 21, 2005

  • The "band" is back together, but they have lost a crucial component of the team.

    By crazedgeek101, Aug 20, 2005

  • Showed the Ori's capabilities and Carters return.

    By dbrittain39, Aug 20, 2005

  • If there's any doubt that the entire production is revitalized, this episode should lay it to rest...

    By entil2001, Aug 20, 2005

  • a peek at that stretegy of the Ori.

    By LhiaRose, Aug 21, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • (as the supergate is forming) Mitchell: How do we stop it? Vala: I have an idea. If we can... Daniel: (ignores Vala) The next idea anyone comes up with has to be outside the box. Sam: Okay. The gate is composed of individual units. There must be some sort of energy linkage between them, like a chain. Vala: Exactly! So we... Mitchell: So we need a big ol' set of bolt cutters. Daniel: Ooh! Too far outside the box. Get closer to the box.

    • Nerus: General, join me for a glass of wine! It's from a place called... France!

    • (while eating grapes) Nerus: Mmm... No seeds! How is that possible? Daniel: It's a state secret, but were willing to negotiate.

    • Prior: You will fail. The Ori are more powerful than you. Mitchell: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

    • Daniel: Vala, this is a military vessel. Vala: I know, darling, I've stolen it before. Daniel: Well, just try to be... Vala: My charming self... Daniel: Just a little less talk, a little more shut the hell up.

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    Notes (7)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: June 30, 2007 on Veronica

    • This episode first aired in Canada on Thursday, December 6th, 2005.

    • Syndication Premiere: October 28-29, 2006

    • In an early scene, SG-1 are playing basketball when Landry interrupts them for a briefing. Landry then proceeds to demonstrate his own basketball skills. Beau Bridges originally intended to be a professional basketball player. He played for UCLA and the University of Hawaii before deciding that his lack of height was hampering his career. Nevertheless, he seems to have lost none of his skills.

    • This episode contains the largest number of special effects in the entire series so far. Between the hologram of the planet, the supergate, the planet, Prometheus, the shield, the active stargate, the Prior's staff, and the blackhole explosion, the episode is comprised of a lttle over 37 minute of special effects.

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    Trivia (6)

    • Why is Mitchell confused when Nerus changes his voice to that of a human (as opposed to the deep evil multi-voice that the Goauld usually speak in)? It has been established that they don't have to talk like that since the first episode of the series. When Kowalski was host to the symbiote in "Children of the Gods" there were times when it was obvious that Kowalski was not in control but it was his voice talking. The same is true when Carter was host to Jolinar and when Imhotep took K'tano as his host in "The Warrior". If Mitchell has read every SG-1 report as he claims then he should know that the Goauld don't have to talk like that.

    • Sam is wearing an SG-1 patch, but throughout this episode she isn't part of SG-1 yet.

    • The Stargate is roughly 64,000 pounds - the planet's liquid surface wouldn't hold it up. And yet it does.

    • When the Ori "ships" come out of the gate they are obviously small enough to fit through the gate, but as they assemble into the supergate and the cargo ship fills in the last spot, they are larger than the cargo ship which is too big to fit into a stargate.

    • Guest star Maury Chaykin (Nerus) (mis)pronounces the word 'Jaffa' as "Yaffa".

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    Allusions (1)

    • Nerus Like most Goa'uld, Nerus is a ruler/deity from the past. In this case he is the 1st century Roman emperor, Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus - also called Caligula. Known for his excessive hedonism, Caligula has become associated with lavish luxury and boundless sex and food.

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