Stargate SG-1

The Gamekeeper

Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 7/17/98
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  • Episode Description
  • SG-1 travel to P7J-989, where they discover a beautiful garden and a dome full of strange metallic chambers, each containing an unconscious person. As the team inspects the chambers, they are trapped and knocked unconscious.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

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

  • Christopher Judge


  • Jonathan Glassner

  • Brad Wright

  • Martin Wood

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Horrid Mess

    By SFBarbear, Nov 22, 2012


    By THEICEFIRE, Feb 11, 2011

  • Trapped in memories...

    By Parricida, Jan 28, 2008

  • SG1 get trapped in a virtual reality. Will the gamekeeper ever let them out? This one was far below my expectations.

    By xxxBEASTxxx, Jan 29, 2007

  • SG-1 gets trapped in their own memories for the amusement of a civilization in stasis.

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Sep 02, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Jack: General, without meaning, this time, to sound like a smartass, are you cracked?

    • (SG-1 pops out the Gate in the middle of a beautiful garden) Sam: This is beautiful. Jack: Yeah... but where there's a garden, there's snakes. Daniel: And flowers. (sneezes) Way too many flowers.

    Notes (5)

    • Gillian Barber, who appears here as one of the Residents, would later play the recurring role of Ambassador/First Minister Dreylock from Jonas' planet Kelowna.

    • Both the Tin Man and Gamekeeper's planets are given a designation ending in "989", and both consist of moving the team to some form of virtual living.

    • Robert Duncan would later play the title character in the episode "Seth".

    • The Gamekeeper character is played by Dwight Schultz, who also played the recurring character Lt. Reginald Barclay on Star Trek: The Next Generation, who had a similar obsession with simulated environments (ie - the holodeck).

    • Syndication air date: October 4, 1999.

    Trivia (8)

    • When Teal'c and Jack are living the mission over and over again, two of the other soldiers are carrying M4A1 assault rifles. Jack said that the mission happened in 1982 but M4A1 assault rifles were not made until 1994.

    • When Colonel Michaels is looking through his binoculars before the first assault on the house there is a sign behind him reading "Schloss" (German for "castle"). It should read "Schloß" as the mission happened in 1982 before the German spelling reform of 1996 when the spelling was changed from "Schloß" to "Schloss."

    • Don S. Davis clearly says "tacknology" instead of "technology" during the fake debriefing.

    • During the series pilot, Kawalsky mentions that he went to Abydos with Jack and never knew Jack had a son, but we learn in this episode that they've been on other missions together and that they were buddies prior to their Stargate involvement. It's unlikely that Jack never talked to Kawalsky about his family.

    • When SG-1 is in the virtual isolation room, Jack calls the planet PJ7-989 instead of P7J-989.

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