Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 18

Arthur's Mantle

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 2006 on Syfy
8.9
out of 10
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332 votes
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Carter and Mitchell find themselves trapped on another plane, out of phase and invisible to everyone else. While Sam attempts to reverse the procedure, Mitchell goes after an assassin who is wiping out the Sodan.

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  • Lots of fun science, humor, and tragic events make for another great SG-1!

    10
    Of course they come up with new scientific discoveries each week to thrill the audiences, but this week they did so and made it seem fresh, exciting, yet classic at the same time. The agitated 'yes' & 'no' typing scenes, "miniaturized", Cameron's attempt at nailing the SG-1 Trifecta, and Teal'c reaction to Cameron's appearance off planet all made this show funny and vital.

    The tragic fate of their new allies, as well as the discovery of the existence of an ancient-killing device makes this is a really edge-of-your-seat adventure.

    This was a real treat--a great romp before the end of the season!moreless
  • good episode

    9.5
    It was good, maybe had been done before a bit, but they learned a lot. the weapon that merlin made will have a huge impact against the Ori if it can be found.. liked a lot of the lines.. good repore between the cast, Ben Browder is doing a great job
  • The SG1 colonels become trapped when Merlin's device sends them to an alternate dimension.

    9.8
    I must say this episode was far better than the last episode "The Scourge." It contained plenty of special effects, action, and more information on the Ancients.

    The storyline behind Merlin retaking human form after ascending is quite intriguing, but the weapon that he supposedly has created that, can destroy ascended beings is a bit out there. Of course SG1 needs a means of protecting Earth and galaxy, but such a weapon seems impossible.

    It was most unfortunate for the Sodan to be wipped out, but that was inevitable. Looking at Volnek, we can clearly see that the Orii have bestowed their Priors with the same advanced abilites as the Ancient technology as SG1 has encountered in the past. Now Earth will have to battle the new Orii superships and the return of Vala. Good luck SG1!moreless
  • Great episode

    9.0
    I really enjoyed it - reminded me good old times filled with action, mysteries, experiments gone wrong and excitement. It had fun, shocking moments and happy ending - is it all we want? The only thing I think may be said bad to this episode is, that there was nothing too original. We have seen bad guys cloaked to invisible and making a lot of destruction (like the on in alpha site).. or people disappearing to other dimension (like the all noticed: Cristal skull)... so, in so many ways it felt for me that they wanted good and little funny, positive episode with all the things we used to love, so they took little from everywhere and put together it.



    I cannot say it was bad.. :)moreless
  • good episode...

    8.6
    They did an episode like this one before (Crystal Skull) but this one was better than Crystal Skull. Sam and Mitchell accidentally set off Merlin's device and get stuck in another demension and no one can hear or see them but each other. Dr. Lee accidentally sets off the device later and Daniel then gets stuck in the demension as well. Meanwhile, a crazy guy is killing all of the people of some world (I forgot what they were called). Teal'c and Mitchell work together to kill him. Anyways, it was an idea that was used before, but it as done well. This episode had a lot of funny moments, which made it good. The whole Teal'c crazy guy killing people story line was a little annoying though. Overall, it was a good funny episode, not a very good story, and a good episode overall.moreless
Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Tony Todd

Tony Todd

Lord Haikon

Guest Star

Doug Wert

Doug Wert

Major Hadden

Guest Star

Jarvis W. George

Jarvis W. George

Volnek

Guest Star

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Bill Dow

Bill Dow

Dr. Lee

Recurring Role

Morris Chapdelaine

Morris Chapdelaine

Prior

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Mitchell first visits Sam in her lab, he comes in talks to her then walks to the door. At the door he turns around and rubs his hands together before walking back to Sam. Later in the fast forward tape of Sam and Mitchell, you see that he never puts his hands together before he walks back to talk to Sam.

    • When Sam and Mitchell are walking through the corridor talking about Daniel being able to help, an SGC member moves slightly out of the way when passing Mitchell when she shouldn't be able to see them.

    • There is a type of goof in this episode that is very common in both TV shows and movies. Even though Carter and Mitchell are in a "different dimension" and so can't touch things (or are able to go through objects and walls) outside of the domain they're in, they are nonetheless able to stand on the floor, or go around in elevators, or go up/down flights of stairs without falling through.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Hadden: We just plant two of them (claymores) opposite each other and run a trip wire right through the middle. Then all we got to do is lure him in.
      Reynolds: Piece of cake. While we're at it, maybe we can teach him how to speak Japanese.

    • Mitchell: Now, how is Jackson supposed to help us with this.
      Sam: Well a similar thing happened to him a few years ago.
      Mitchell: PX7377, the crystal skull.
      Sam: You really did read every report from every mission we ever went on didn't you?
      Mitchell: I was in that hospital a long time and they were all riveting.

    • Dr. Lee: Okay, if you're still there I've given it some thought and my guess is it should be a simple matter of reversing the process. I'm on it!
      Daniel: Is that supposed to be reassuring?

    • Mitchell: Roast beef. The one time I can't eat, and they Serve. Roast. Beef.

    • Mitchell: No one can see or hear us. We can't touch anything, ergo, no eating, no drinking, and I'm not even going to speculate on the other bodily functions.

    • Mitchell: No risk – I'm out of phase, remember?
      Teal'c: And you are certain you will not be injured.
      Mitchell: Absolutely. Hey, take your best shot if you don't…
      (Teal'c swings through his head)
      Teal'c: Good luck, Colonel Mitchell.
      Mitchell: Hey, did you even think twice about that?
      Teal'c: I did not.

    • Mitchell: You know, the whole point of my coming here was for me to rescue you.
      Teal'c: You are most welcome, Colonel Mitchell.

    • (after Daniel walks through Sam and Mitchell)
      Sam: The dimension we're occupying must be different from the one he was shifted to.
      Mitchell: Alternate alternate dimensions?
      Sam: Something like that, yeah.

    • Sam: Now, these higher dimensions...
      Mitchell: No, I take your word for it. That was alternate reality, this is alternate dimension. Hell, all I need is a good time travel adventure, and I've scored the SG-1 trifecta.

    • Dr. Lee: Okay, umm, I'm going to try to make an adjustment to the algorithm...it's a bit of a longshot...
      Landry: You better be sure about this, doctor, because if you make me disappear, there won't be a dimension safe enough for you!

    • Dr Lee: This leads us to the conclusion that they disappeared without leaving the room.
      Landry: How is that possible?
      Dr Lee: (looking very thoughtful and confident): Miniaturization. Don't panic, I have calculated the distance they can possibly travel on tiny legs, designated by this roped-off area. All we have to do is find them.

    • Mitchell: Why am I getting that "Patrick Swayze in Ghost" feeling. (unheard by Landry) General! We need a Whoopi!

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Michell: Why am I getting that "Patrick Swayze in Ghost feeling?". General, we need a Whoopi!
      This is a reference to the 1990 movie Ghost starring Patrick Swayze , Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. In it a man dies and no one can see or hear him, except for Whoopi Goldberg's character, a spiritual medium.

    • Title
      According to Arthurian legends, Arthur's mantle, or cloak, gave the wearer invisibility while he could see everyone around him. Arthur's mantle is one of the Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain which "reveal a preoccupation with worthiness of the person finding or using them: they will not work for the unworthy. This is a clear indication of their function in the king's relationship with Sovereignty: they cannot be found or wielded by any save the rightful king or champion of the king. Merlin was supposed to have procured these from their owners and taken them to his abode of glass on Bardsey Island."

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