Stargate SG-1

Lost City (2)

Season 7, Ep 22, Aired 3/19/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Using Jack's Ancient knowledge, SG-1 goes to a planet in search of Ancient weapons but soon learn that the weapons are actually hidden on Earth. Will SG-1 be able to make it back in time before Anubis' attack begins?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Robert C. Cooper

  • Martin Wood

  • Brad Wright

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Final battle for Earth.

    By Parricida, Apr 07, 2008

  • Helluva episode!

    By G3ckOz, Sep 08, 2010

  • Excellent

    By scuttlecliff, Jun 14, 2005

  • One of my favorite episodes so far!

    By AvaAang112, Jun 26, 2007

  • One of the best...

    By green_arrow92, Apr 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Carter: Sir. I think you should know that General Hammond authorised me to take command of the team if I determine that... Jack: Do it now. Carter: Sir, I don't think that's necessary. Jack: I trust you. I'll make it easy for you, I resign. You're in charge.

    • Hayes: Will you shut the hell up! Wier: I'm sorry sir. Hayes: Not you, Doctor. Kinsey: Excuse me? Hayes: Consider your resignation accepted, Bob. Kinsey: You can't do that! Hayes: Oh please--I got enough on you to have you shot. Kinsey: This is the biggest mistake you will ever make. Hayes: But I think I'll stick with my original thought, which is shut the hell up.

    • Ronan: Can you hear us? Teal'c: Loudly and clearly.

    • Anubis: I am Anubis. Hayes: You've got to be kidding! Anubis: You are the leader of this world? Hayes: Henry Hayes, President of the United States of America. One nation among many. Anubis: No more! Bow before your god. Hayes: I don't think so! However, I am willing to discuss your surrender.

    • Daniel: Sphere. Planet. Label. Name. Jack: Following. Still. You. Not.

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    Notes (13)

    • The theme music often heard in the background of Stargate Atlantis episodes is first heard while the team explores the Ancient outpost on Proclarush Teonas and aquire what is later known as a Zero Point Module or a Z.P.M. that is central to many plot lines for Stargate Atlantis.

    • Since "Lost City" had been conceived as a movie, a number of cuts, described by the producers as 'painful', had to be made. Some notable trims include the destruction of the Nimitz battle group viewed from the deck of the Spruance, President Hayes' speech, and SG-1 parachuting down to the Ancient outpost rather than using the Rings.

      Hayes' speech was filmed and would have made the Stargate Program public leading to the multinational cooperation of the expedition in Stargate: Atlantis. A brief section of that speech would later be used in Stargate: Continuum.

    • This episode was nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series. This episode won a Leo Award for Best Sound Editing in a Dramatic Series.

    • The "ghostlike" objects which formed the projectiles of the Ancient weapon are revealed in pilot episode #1-1/1, "Rising", of Stargate Atlantis to be machines when one gets loose and nearly downs the helicopter in which O'Neill and Sheppard are riding. It is referred to as a drone.

    • This episode marks the death of Her'ak (Michael Adamthwaite).

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    Trivia (6)

    • Daniel says that the answer O'Neill wrote to 8 down on the crossword he works on during this episode was "praclarush." However, the crossword shown does not have an 8 down, nor is that word written anywhere. Also, Daniel says that the answer O'Neill wrote for 13 across was "taonas," but the crossword we are shown at the beginning of the episode shows the word "orbits" for 13 across. It is definitely the same crossword, though, because it includes O'Neill's droll answer to the clue about the atomic weight of boron, for which he wrote "fat."

    • After O'Neill uses the Zat to enhance the engines, the Zat makes the closing sounds, but when we see Carter holding it, it is still open.

    • When SG-1 is in the outpost on Earth and the Anubis hologram appears, even with SG-1's flashights pointing directly at him Anubis is casting a shadow in front of him when it should be behind him.

    • Carter states that the hologram of Earth doesn't look like the Earth today because the recording is several thousand years old and displays how the continents were before they shifted. Nevertheless you can clearly see the shape of Florida...

    • After Colonel O'Neill modifies the engines, it changes the background of the hyperspace tunnel since they are traveling at a much higher velocity. Yet the hyperspace tunnel seems to change back to the original blue during one scene.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Star Wars: Misc.
      There are at least four references to the original Star Wars trilogy in this episode. 1. Ronan (to Bra'tac): You are weak, old man! This is very similar to the Darth Vader/Obi-Wan Kenobi fight in A New Hope, where Darth Vader says "Your powers are weak, old man!" 2. The battle over Antarctica is very similar in visual style to the battle of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. 3. Our hero is frozen in stasis at the end of the show as his beloved looks on, very similar to the end of The Empire Strikes Back. 4. Sam starts to say something about her true feelings and Jack says, "I know," similar to what Han Solo says to Leia at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.

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