Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 20


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 10, 2006 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The Korolev is the third Daedalus-class ship to enter service. The other two Deep Space Cruisers are the Daedalus, first seen in the Season 2 Stargate Atlantis episode "Siege 3," and the Odyssey, first seen in the Season 9 episode "Off the Grid."

  • Quotes

    • Daniel: Well, all indications are that the black knight was activated the second I stepped onto that platform. So my guess is we can shut him down by imputing the right code sequence on the control panel.
      Mitchell: Merlin's pin number?

    • Marks: And those who are prideful, and refuse to bow down, shall be laid low and made unto dust.

    • Mitchell: So all you had to do was shoot the control crystals?
      Daniel: Pretty much.
      Mitchell: Sounds like one of my plans.

    • Daniel: Clearly it can't be a weapon in the conventional sense. See, the Ascended beings transcend space/time as we know it. This device would have to do the same thing.
      Mitchell: In other words, you have no idea what it might be.
      Daniel: Yeah, pretty much, that's it.

    • Mitchell: So, best-case scenario this curse of the black knight is a story Merlin made up to scare off the locals. Worse-case scenario, he has another holographic knight protecting his goods like he did back in England. Either way, I don't see a big problem.
      (Teal'c looks skeptical)
      Mitchell: What?
      Teal'c: Given your narrow victory over the Knight in the Avalon cave, it would seem that your over-confidence is ill-advised.
      Mitchell: Did I say anything about me doing the fighting?

    • Daniel: It's not meant to be taken literally, but we have seen a lot of legends and folklore have a strong basis in fact - Avalon, Atlantis…
      Teal'c: The Easter Bunny.
      Daniel: I guess there's a few exceptions.

    • Meurik: These men will escort you to the Great Ring and ensure you leave as requested.
      Daniel: Look, you're making a mistake, there is no curse. Now the Black Knight is a security feature created by Merlin through the use of science and advanced technology. There is no magic involved…
      (SG-1 beam out)

    • Daniel: Uh-oh.
      Mitchell: What?
      Daniel: Nothing happened?
      Mitchell: Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
      (a woman screams outside)
      Daniel and Mitchell: Bad!

    • Kvasir: There was enough data for us to surmise what this so-called anti-Ori weapon might be.
      Sam: Really? I wasn't able to make heads or tails out of it.
      Kvasir: Really?
      Sam: (glaring) Just tell me what you've got.

    • Teal'c: Apologies for my late arrival.
      Emerson: Better late than never.
      Teal'c: Indeed.

    • (Daniel drops a book to wake up a sleeping Mitchell)
      Daniel: Sorry, I didn't mean to wake you.
      Mitchell: No...I wasn't sleeping...I was Kel'no'reeming. Teal'c taught me the fundamentals.
      Daniel: Did he mention you should have been conscious in the process?
      Mitchell: Yeah, I'm still working on the basics.

    • Mitchell: I hate to break it to you folks, but the only technology I'm seeing is a bunch of dusty old books... ([Mitchell inadvertently opens a hidden door) ...and a secret passage.

    • Meurik: As the men who conquered Merlin's curse, you will be given a place of honor.
      Daniel: Look, once and for all there was no curse. Okay, this...this is a device, a machine. It's like a flower-mill or a catapult, it is just a lot more complicated. There is no magic...
      (Daniel and Mitchell get beamed out)
      Daniel: Boy, my timing is off today...

    • Mitchell: I only count four ships.
      Daniel: It's probably their first wave
      Mitchell: We should see what we can do about discouraging a second one.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Mitchell: I don't know that's going to help, you keep moving around like Ed Grimley.
      Referencing Martin Short, who created the spastic character of Ed Grimley for SCTV Network 90 and its spinoffs.

    • The Korolev
      The name of the Russian ship alludes to Sergey Pavlovich Korolev, the head Soviet rocket engineer and designer during the space race. There is also a lunar crater and a Russian town named after him.

    • Title
      The Arthurian Legend speaks of an English town called Camelot, where King Arthur was said to have lived and was raised by Merlin the Magician. He was raised to reign, to be King, in this land called Camelot.