Stargate SG-1

Season 7 Episode 10

Birthright

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 15, 2003 on Syfy
8.2
out of 10
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223 votes
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SG-1 meets a group of female Jaffa who have rebelled against their System Lord, and due to the Jaffas' short supply of symbiotes, SG-1 offers to give them Tretonin.

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  • tretonin or not tretonin

    3.4
    chris judge can write but this is sh*** tealc gets off with a woman who looks just like chris judges real life wife!!! SO predictable.there are acouple of good jokes in it, but really not much happens it moves along at a snails pace and i hate the fact that malla dies and they decide to take tretonin anyway! it is stupid plot, where the hell are they getting enough tretonin to look after all jaffa?!

    i like the idea of the warior women but there should have been a battle with molloch. this episode does not do the sg series any favours.enjoyed hearing an english accent but that was it!moreless
  • boreing...

    4.5
    SG-1 meets a group of jaffa women warriers. They were like the amazons, except they were jaffa. Anyways, SG-1 offered them tertonin for an alliance and they eventually accepted. I really didn't like the story. It was boreing. The whole jaffa women thing was kind of interesting, but they introduced them terribly. They should have had an interesting story line to become allies in. Seriously, a whole episode about trying to convince the women that they do not need symbiotes was just boreing. And the whole thing with Teal'c getting another girl was pretty annoying also. I really didn't like this episode.moreless
  • A great episode in general. Chris Judge wrote it and it still wasn't all about Teal'c.

    7.6
    I always fear deeply whenever people who play certain characters write episodes. Teal’c for instance is played by Christopher Judge, who wrote this episode. As I have written in previous reviews, I’m not a huge fan of Teal’c episodes. I find them usually to be boring and repetitive about being a warrior, having honor, etc. This was a pleasant change from the classic Teal’c episode. Not only was this plot actually very interesting and enjoyable for the Teal’c segments which take up a good portion of the episode. Also, all of the other characters played rather significant parts in the episode as well.



    Carter had the best connection with the female Jaffa because she is also a woman. Daniel spent a good portion of the episode trying to convince the young girl Ny’sa from getting the Goa’uld symbiote implanted in her and instead getting the tretonin. Jack of course added in witty remarks, as always, though his role wasn’t large in most Season 7 episodes.



    Jolene Blalock who played Ishta did an excellent job along with her fellow female Jaffa Mala (Christine Adams) and Neath (Cathleen Duborg). The fighting scene between Teal’c and Ishta was very well executed and even though I am not a fan of that sort of thing, I thoroughly enjoyed it.



    I give this episode a 7.6 for a well executed, well written episode with good quality acting and directing. It was a joy for me to watch and I plan on watching it again in the near future.moreless
  • Teal'c gets some + Women playing men

    9.0
    Yap, here's your typical amazon women against men (at least at first). The land of beautiful women with...no men but with a Goa'uld in their "pockets". Yes you guessed it, they're all Jaffa, and Jaffa women with staff weapons are a rare sight. A pleasant sight though. Other that Sam kicking ass and some Goa'uld female system lords and such, there's has been a lot of testosterone. Unlike many reviews i've read there i kinda see this episode differently. 1. Teal'c gets to talk...A LOT for what we're usually used with him



    2. New allies that relinquished their snake counterparts for some drug (tretonin). &



    3. Teal'c gets some "action" with a really really hot female Jaffa amazon named Ishtar and a possible relationship, since the death of his wife.



    So all these information add quite a lot to the big SG "mainframe".moreless
  • Women are here: And kicking ass.

    8.0
    A society which solely exist of women and they are all trained to fight their oppressors, very cool. It certainly creates some very interesting O’Neill quips, and I loved them. Finally they get payback for season one’s ‘Emancipation’. Though this is also the reason that the storyline isn’t very original, I still liked it.



    Teal’c has finally found a worthy female adversary. Jolene Blalock formidably plays the role of this woman. I think Teal’c deserved to finally get the girl for once. After years of mourning for his wife he actually has a smile on his face, which was great. Blalock and Judge have a great chemistry, and Ishta and Teal’c are a great team.



    Anther fun thing about this episode was Carter trying to define her relationship with O’Neill, only to discover she didn’t have to. This I definitely liked. I also liked Nisa; she was very wise for being 13-year old. Her conversation with Daniel I thought was cute. Her sister I didn’t like so much. I think she was the only thing I didn’t like about this episode, other than that it was a great episode with a very soap-like ending.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Nikki Smook

Nikki Smook

Nictal

Guest Star

Jolene Blalock

Jolene Blalock

Ishta

Guest Star

Nigel Vonas

Nigel Vonas

Ryk'l

Guest Star

Simone Bailly

Simone Bailly

Ka'lel

Recurring Role

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (13)

    • Iskta: It means "courage." Each design represents an ideal that no warrior should ever forget.
      Teal'c: Impressive that I did not sense your approach.
      Iskta: Is not stealthiness one of the first talents taught to a Jaffa soldier?
      Teal'c: With varying degrees of success.

    • (Sam and Jack's relationship)
      Mala: I hope to someday have a special relationship.
      Sam: Oh! No. No, it's not like that.
      Mala: Like what?
      Sam: We aren't... you know, I mean, we don't...
      Mala: I was speaking of the mutual respect you share.
      Sam: I knew that.

    • Jack: Well, if there's anything else you need, anything, just give us a call. Send us an e-mail.

    • Ny'sa: Perhaps you are in need of a symbiote?
      Daniel: Yeah, I'll just stick with the glasses.

    • Ishta: I am asking for four volunteers to travel with me to the Tau'ri to test its (tretonin) effectiveness.
      (long silence)
      Jack: Was that a pin dropping?

    • Ishta: Teal'c of Chulak. Former First Prime of Apophis. The Shol'va who has become a legend.
      Jack: That's a bit thick, don't you think?

    • Daniel: I can't help but think of the ancient Greek Amazon mythos.
      Jack: Yes, me too...
      Daniel: They were, um, female warriors who, occasionally...captured men from other tribes in order to mate with them. They would often, um...would sometimes remove their right breast so they could more easily fire a bow and arrow.
      Jack: I see neither bow nor arrow...
      Daniel: No.
      Jack: Wait...you don't suppose that's why they want us, do you? I mean, you know, the three of us? (indicating himself, Teal'c, and Daniel)
      Daniel: You t- to mate with? No, no...I don't think so...
      Jack: Well, because you know me...I'm all for helping people.
      Sam: Oh God!

    • Jack: As Teal'c would say, undomesticated equines couldn't drag him away.

    • Teal'c: Then they will have to see there is another way.
      Jack: Give'em the old Teal'c charm!

    • Daniel: Tretonin?
      Sam: We've had success with it so far.
      Jack: Yeah, on all two test subjects.

    • Jack: Well, this is odd.
      Daniel: Maybe they just feel more comfortable talking to Sam?
      Jack: Why, because we have penises?
      Daniel: (gags) Power bar?
      Jack: Yeah, thank you.

    • Jack: We really should call home, let the folks know – we're late for our curfew.

    • Ishta: May your limbs be more nimble then your tongue. For your sake!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Jolene Blalock (Ishta) who played T'Pol on Enterprise is the seventh "Star Trek" regular/recurring role to appear on the show as of this episode. She was preceded by Armin Shimerman (Anteaus) in "The Nox", who played Quark on Deep Space Nine, Dwight Shultz (The Keeper) in "The Gamekeeper", who played Lieutenant Barclay on The Next Generation, Rene Auberjonois (Alar) in "The Other Side", who played Odo on Deep Space Nine, Marina Sirtis (Dr. Svetlana Markov) in "Watergate", who played Counselor Deanna Troi on The Next Generation, John de Lancie (Frank Simmons) in "Ascension", who played Q on The Next Generation, and John Billingsley (Dr. Simon Coombs) in "The Other Guys", who played Dr. Phlox on Enterprise.

    • Syndication air date: November 13, 2004.

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