Stargate SG-1

Enemy Mine

Season 7, Ep 7, Aired 7/25/03
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  • Episode Description
  • An abandoned Naquadah mine is found but the Unas on the planet refuse to surrender it because they consider it holy ground.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Peter DeLuise

  • Michael Rooker

    Colonel Edwards

  • Steven Williams

    General Vidrine

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Colonialism vs. Aboriginal Rights

    By BevinChu, Aug 12, 2012

  • This was a really good episode it was alot of Daniel jackson which I see no problem with that. The Unas are very complicated characters there is very little chance any other character would realistically beable to learn the language.It's a daniel thing.

    By okeydokeythen, Mar 25, 2007

  • Daniel back the way we used to see him...

    By Parricida, Apr 03, 2008

  • Once again we revisit the Unas! A true episode that represents Daniel Jackson and all he stands for!

    By Megaru-Ryuuji, Jun 24, 2005

  • Now he's back!

    By G3ckOz, Sep 05, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Jack: [Edwards] is an okay guy, Daniel. He's just under a lot of pressure. Daniel: Yeah, yeah, I guess I just spent a lot of time breaking you in, I just didn't want to have to start with a new colonel.

    • (tests pain stick) Daniel: Still has power. Jack: Just keeps going and going.

    • Daniel: Remember these? (holds up pain stick) Jack: Ever so fondly.

    • Edwards: O'Neill was right about you [Daniel]. You are a pain in the ass. But well worth it.

    • Sam: How's the arm? Jack: Good. How's the science project? Sam: You mean my complete overhaul of the gate diagnostic system? Jack: I guess that's what I mean. Sam: It's going well, sir. Thanks for asking.

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    Notes (12)

    • The character of Major Lorne was named for Peter DeLuise's brother-in-law, Lorne Loader.

    • This episode won a Leo Award for Best Make-Up in a Dramatic Series.

    • When the army of Unas is surrounding the SG teams at the end, there is actually only four or five real Unas. they took several shots with the camera and put them together to make it look like a whole army.

    • The language spoken by the Unas is made up. It was created by director Peter DeLuise.

    • Major Lorne (Kavan Smith) would later end up taking on an assignment to the Pegasus Galaxy, appearing as the same character on the spin-off series Stargate Atlantis during its second season.

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    Trivia (1)

    • When Daniel was talking to the SGC through the M.A.L.P., the computer screens in the SGC read "Idle" even though the gate was active.

    Allusions (3)

    • Jack: Just keeps going and going. This is a reference to Energizer's, Energizer Bunny. Energizer's slogan is, "Still going! Long lasting Energizer Batteries keep going and going..." The term "Energizer Bunny" has since entered the vernacular as a term for anything that continues endlessly.

    • Colonel Edwards: Hanson! Penhall! You're with them!
      The director, Peter DeLuise, once co-starred with Johnny Depp in the police action/drama-series 21 Jump Street on Fox. The SGC soldiers Hanson and Penhall are so named for the characters that Depp (Officer Tom Hanson) and DeLuise (Officer Doug Penhall) portrayed on this show. Also worth mentioning is that the actor Steven Williams who plays General Vidrine on SG-1, was Captain Adam Fuller, Hanson and Penhall's chief on 21 Jump Street.

    • Title: Enemy Mine
      This episode has sevral seemingly-deliberate parallels with the movie of the same name Enemy Mine. In that movie, humans are at war with aliens known as the Drak, who look very similar to the Unas. One of the humans forges a friendship with one of the Drak, much like Daniel did with Chaka and in this episode 'Iron Shirt'. Both humans were accepted into the alien culture, and both learned to speak their language. In fact, "The First Ones" writer/director Peter DeLuise says that episode was partially based on the movie.

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    • ramdom Feb 28, 2014

      It is always good to see the underdog win against imperialistic tendencies (no matter who or what does it). This is one of the reasons I like SG1---for Daniel Jackson's high ethical standards which inevitably end up saving the day. I loved it, even though I normally prefer stories with a lot of space fights and space action. The more technology driven it is, the better. This is a character driven and David-vs-Goliath story and who doesn't want David to win?