Stargate SG-1

The First Ones

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 8/18/00
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  • Episode Description
  • An archaeological team makes an amazing discovery - a planet holding primordial Goa'uld symbiotes. But the planet also is home to the Unas, the first race that acted as a host to the symbiote, and the team and SG-1 are soon in danger from the symbiotes.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Peter DeLuise

  • Steve Bacic

    Major James Coburn

  • Dion Johnstone


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Stargate SG-1 meets "Enemy Mine"

    By BevinChu, Aug 02, 2012

  • Not bad

    By trustno1uk, Jan 10, 2007

  • The Unas are back...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Oct 19, 2008

  • Making new friends..

    By Parricida, Mar 14, 2008

  • A slow, simple story given life by a strong, believable central relationship between Daniel and the Unas.

    By The_Womp, Jul 25, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Daniel: Okay, I know it seems completely unlikely that you understand a word I’m saying but, ah, I’ve gone about as far as I can go at this particular pace. So with your permission I’m gonna fall down now.

    • Rothman: No. It's not my thing. Jack: What is? Rothman: People. I mean, give me a million-year-old fossil and I’ll tell you what it had for breakfast but I, I’m not too good at people. They’re too recent.

    • (Daniel extends a power bar) Daniel: Nan! Chaka: Ka! Daniel: Now, don't say ka till you've tried it.

    • Daniel: Rest. This is a thing you should become familiar with. Rest... it means... uh.. rest!
      (the Unas growls at him)
      Daniel: That's close. Try again, though... RRRRREST!

    • Daniel: (to Chaka) This is a radio. It's so my friends can find me, and shoot you.

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    Notes (3)

    • Steve Bacic reprises his role of Major Coburn from the season three episode "Maternal Instinct." He would later appear in several episodes of season eight, as the Goa'uld System Lord Camulus.

    • Writer Peter DeLuise stated that the inspiration for this episode came from the movies Enemy Mine, Iceman, and Robinson Crusoe.

    • Syndication airdate: October 22, 2001.

    Trivia (3)

    • The scratch made by the Unas on Daniel's face changes positions between shots.

    • Trivia: Jack recommends P90s for the mission in this episode. From this point on, SG1 uses P90s for almost all their missions. The real reason for this decision was the fact that the actors wanted to rest their arms during breaks.

    • Coburn (Steve Bacic) was referred to as "Sergeant" in this episode, while in an earlier season 3 episode ("Maternal Instinct"), he held the rank of "Major".

    Allusions (2)

    • Daniel: This is how I met my father in-law. Said as he gives Chaka a candy bar. This is a reference to the scene in the movie where he did the same thing with Sha'uri's father Kasuf.

    • Character name: Chaka The name of the Unas Chaka seems to be a reference to a character in the 1970's show Land of the Lost. Both Chakas are primitive humanoids that can barely communicate, but help out.

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