Stargate SG-1

It's Good To Be King

Season 8, Ep 13, Aired 2/4/05
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  • Episode Description
  • The planet that Harry Maybourne was relocated to by the Tok'ra is targeted by a System Lord and SG-1 must go to rescue him. They discover that Harry has made himself king using knowledge of the Ancients...knowledge that may give them access to the Ancients' time-travel technology.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • William Gereghty

  • Michael Greenburg

  • Peter DeLuise

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Maybourne Who Would Be King

    By BevinChu, Aug 15, 2012

  • Hairy Harry and the Goa\'uld are scary!

    By Stijbeta, Jun 02, 2006

  • great episode...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 26, 2007

  • Great to see the full team back in action!

    By Tortured_Mike, Jul 11, 2005

  • Harry Maybourne as king; that’s funny in o, so many ways. And Jack is back!

    By cvvrede, Sep 24, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Townswoman: (as a Jaffa points a charged staff weapon at her) Kill me if you want, but know this: in the end, you and your people will be defeated, just as the prophecy has foretold. Trelak: The prophecy. Maybourne: Pay no attention. She's obviously frightened beyond reason. Townswoman: It foretold of your arrival and of your defeat. Maybourne: Another predicted rain today with a chance of morning frost, and yet, what fine weather we are enjoying.

    • Sam: The Tok'ra also thought we should know, in the face of imminent defeat, some of the System Lords are actively seeking out areas of refuge; planets they abandoned long ago are now being scouted as possible sanctuaries. Jack: And this affects us... how? Daniel: One of these planets, which used to fall in the domain of the system lord Ares, also happens to be the place where the Tok'ra dropped off one Harry Maybourne two years ago. Jack: And this affects us... how?

    • Jack: Nice ride! Daniel: Yeah, the Ancients like to fly in style.

    • Jack: Wives? Doh...

    • Maybourne: I can't abandon these people, Jack, I've made a life here. I can't walk away from my home, my wives. Sam: Wives...?

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    Notes (7)

    • This is Michael Shanks' 150th episode.

    • Originally aired in Australia on the 6th of January 2005.

    • Carter realized the jumper was designed to fit through a Stargate. Presumably, it was taken to the Alpha site after destroying Ares' mothership.

    • SG-1 finds a-time traveling puddle jumper. Presumably constructed by Janus after the Ancients evacuated Atlantis.

    • Jack goes off-world again for the first time since "New Order".

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    Trivia (2)

    • When Harry is explaining that he is not the prophet to the townspeople theres a panning shot across Daniel and Sam. Several stage lights and video monitors are prominently reflected in Michael Shanks eyeglasses.

    • When the rear hatch to the Ancient's jumper was closing, the door was pulling in a few vines from the trees. However, in the following shots, the vines are gone.

    Allusions (7)

    • Jack: ...and his band of merry bad guys. Robin Hood is an English folk hero; a courteous, and swashbuckling outlaw of the medieval era who, in modern versions of the legend, is famous for robbing the rich to feed the poor and fighting against injustice. He operates with his group of fellow outlawed yeomen – named the band of "Merry Men".

    • Jack: How do we know we're not going to end up back at the Alamo? Alamo was the location of a famous battle during the Texas Revolution in 1836. The saying "Remember the Alamo" was a battle cry used later on in the war.

    • Title: It's good to be king!
      In the Mel Brooks movie "History of the World: Part One," both King Louis XIV and his body double, the "piss boy" both say on several occasions, "It's good to be the king!"

    • Maybourne: You should see the Grateful Dead Burial Grounds. The Grateful Dead is a rock band.

    • Daniel: No phone, no lights, no motor cars... Daniel's line is from the Gilligan's Island theme. The theme song was written by George Wyle and the show's producer, Sherwood Schwartz.

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