Stargate SG-1

Lost City (1)

Season 7, Ep 21, Aired 3/12/04
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  • Episode Description
  • The SGC learns that Anubis is planning to attack Earth, so Jack once again downloads Ancient knowledge, hoping to find Ancient weapons capable of stopping the impending attack.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Brad Wright

  • Robert C. Cooper

  • Martin Wood

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • SG-1,3 and 5 travel to another planet to check a device that contains the Ancient knowledge.Since they can't allow Anubis to get it,Jack again downloads the knowledge into his brain knowing that he'll die within a few days.

    By Charlie183, Jul 18, 2007

  • Wind of changes...

    By Parricida, Apr 07, 2008

  • Sets up one of the greatest Sg1 episode.

    By avi01, Oct 07, 2007

  • awesome episode...

    By Fwirrel, Jul 31, 2007

  • Anubis is on his and they have to do something. They find out that there is naother depository like the one in the fifth race. They think that they should beable to get the information outof it without anyone having to have it put in their head.

    By okeydokeythen, Apr 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Hammond: I've read Dr. Jackson's report on his translation. Given what happened the last time you encountered something like this, I'm surprised you're so willing to take on this mission. Jack: So am I, sir. Daniel: Jack? Jack: Daniel? Daniel: Why wouldn't we wanna gain access to the greatest repository of knowledge in the known universe, once and for all find the lost city of the Ancients, and use their advanced technology to save the entire galaxy from the evil oppression of the Goa'uld? Jack: Well, there's that.

    • Jack: Thank God, pizza. (opens the door and sees Hammond) Well, you're not the usual delivery boy.

    • Sam: And then, it will overwhelm his nervous system, and the Colonel will... Jack: What? Meet my maker? Pay the piper? Breach the pearly gates? Start pushing up daisies here and there?

    • Jack:'re so wrong. It's a perfect analogy, Burns as Goa'uld. Teal'C: They are merely animated characters, O'Neill.

    • Bra'tac: Has Hammond of Texas fallen in battle?

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    Notes (9)

    • Director Martin Wood's cameo: the airmen correcting O’Neill’s crossword in the elevator.

    • In the crossword puzzle Jack is working on, Up, Down, Charmed, Strange are all flavors of Quarks.

    • When originally televised, "Lost City, pt.1" and "Lost City, pt.2" were aired as separate episodes, the second part airing the week after the first. Each episode had its own opening and closing credits, guest stars listed, writers and title. When placed on the DVD, these episodes were edited into one episode approximately an hour and a half in length, under the sole title "Lost City".

    • This episode (both parts) is the only time that Jessica Steen appears as Dr. Elizabeth Weir. Actress Torri Higginson plays the role in the eighth season opener, "New Order," and in 'Stargate: Atlantis.'

    • Ron Blecker, one of the SG-3 airmen, is the show's military consultant/advisor - this is his first credited appearance in front of the camera.

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    Trivia (6)

    • Jack says to Daniel, "... And who translates when you go Ancient?" Both Jack and Teal'c should know how to translate Ancient because they had to learn how to read it and understand it in "Window of Opportunity" to stop the day from happening again.

    • When Daniel attempts to look into the ancient device and Jack pulls him away, Daniel's back is towards the pillar. However, when the camera angle changes, the pillar is to Daniel's right, and he points to the device, which is supposedly behind Jack, but should be to Daniel's left.

    • If Daniel doesn't like beer as mentioned in a few previous episodes, then why does he keep drinking it?

    • In this episode Daniel says that at the start while trying to get the Stargate to work he used to stand and look out the briefing room window at the Stargate for inspiration. However, in the movie Daniel is not introduced to the Stargate until he has finished translating the cartouche.

    • The block of C-4 that O'Neill slaps on the corner of the wall by the Ancients' knowledge device, magically moves 20cm to the left as he turns to watch the descending death gliders.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Jack: And a few days after that, it’s goodnight, my someone, goodnight. "Goodnight My Someone" is a song performed in The Music Man, a musical play which opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre on December 19, 1957. The film version of the play was released in 1962.

    • Jack: Does anybody know anybody who voted for those shrubs? Jack is referring to fictional President Henry Hayes and Vice President Robert Kinsey, using a term which has been applied to George W. Bush by his detractors and political opponents since his days as governor of Texas (1995 - 2000).

    • Jack: Excellent! Jack was clearly trying to say it the same way Mr. Burns from The Simpsons says it.

    • President Hayes: Kinsey delivering Florida
      President Hayes mentions that Kinsey delivered Florida in the presidential election. This appears to be a reference and/or in-joke to the controversial 2000 U.S. elections where Bush won after a heavily contested series of recounts in Florida.

    • Col. Jack O'Neill: It's the perfect analogy: Burns as Goa'uld.
      Another reference by O'Neill to his favorite TV Show: The Simpsons. What better counterpart to Goa'uld in Springfield than our beloved 'evil' Mr. Burns?

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