Stargate SG-1

Deadman Switch

Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 8/6/99
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  • Episode Description
  • The team are captured by a bounty hunter who plans to use them to capture a Goa'uld, but all is not as it seems.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sam J. Jones

    Aris Boch

  • Mark Holden


  • Richard Dean Anderson

    Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

  • Christopher Judge


  • Robert C. Cooper

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • GO Flash GO

    By SFBarbear, Nov 26, 2012

  • Very funny episode...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Sep 16, 2008

  • That kind of great interlude...

    By Parricida, Feb 15, 2008

  • A very funny episode.

    By lowriderz95s10, May 06, 2007

  • Some wonderful gags and Aris Boch, a great character never to be seen again.

    By The_Womp, Jan 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Aris: I don't have to tie you to a tree or anything unpleasant like that, do I? Sam: No.

    • Aris: Do you want to know how I became the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy? Jack: More than life itself.

    • Sam: Sir, [Aris] isn't Goa'uld. Jack: And? But? So? Therefore?

    • Jack: Daniel. Would you come here a moment? What do you think this is? Daniel: Looks like a countdown. Jack: Of course it is. Oh, Teal'c? Would these ships have any kind of self-destruct mechanism? Teal'c: It is possible. Daniel: We just lost a digit. Jack: Of course we did.

    • Jack: Who are you? Aris: Aris Boch. Perhaps you've heard of me? Jack: Ah, not I. Teal'c? Teal'c: I have not. Aris: Well, that's disappointing. I'm one of the galaxy's greatest hunters. Jack: Not ringin' a bell, sorry. Aris: Well, I know you. Captain Samantha Carter. Dr. Daniel Jackson. The Jaffa traitor Teal'c, and Colonel Jack O'Neill. Jack: Well, fancy that. We're famous.

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    Notes (7)

    • The DVD menu title and the DVD cover both incorrectly label this episode as "Deadman's Switch".

    • This is the first and only episode in which the cast and guest stars are the only ones to appear. No extras were used.

    • This episode and "Last Stand" are the only episode of the series directed by Martin Wood in which he does not have a cameo.

    • This is the first episode of the series not to feature a Stargate.

    • Don S. Davis does not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Aris Boch claims he disabled the DHD to prevent the escape of SG-1. However, we have seen SG-1 escape from planets with damaged, destroyed or missing DHDs by manually dialing the gate. Thus, disabling the DHD wouldn't seen to be a very effective method of preventing their escape.

    • When entering Aris' ship for the first time, Daniel (or rather Micheal Shanks who wasn't watching where he was going) trips over the pile of equipment discarded by SG-1.

    • Mark Holden has trouble pronouncing "Goa'uld" - he says it like "gouh'ld" (short o, short u) and omits the long "u" sound.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode title: Dead Man's Switch A dead man's switch is a fail-safe mechanism which will shut off a machine or vehicle if the operator were to die or become incapacitated and therefore release the switch, pressure plate, lever, etc. The original use of such a mechanism was on trains.

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