Stargate SG-1

Season 7 Episode 7

Enemy Mine

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 25, 2003 on Syfy
8.5
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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An abandoned Naquadah mine is found but the Unas on the planet refuse to surrender it because they consider it holy ground.

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  • Colonialism vs. Aboriginal Rights

    10
    This episode is another political allegory, one that addresses the issue of colonialism and aboriginal rights.



    Think Kevin Costner's "Dances with Wolves," James Cameron's "Avatar," and of course, Wolfgang Petersen's "Enemy Mine."



    Good to see Daniel, the unfailing conscience of SGC, back in form.



    In fact, it is hardly necessary to go that far back in history. This episode could just as easily apply to current US military actions in the Middle East in pursuit of oil.



    Good to see Colonel Edwards converted to peaceful coexistence by Daniel's relentless efforts. If only the US hegemon actually behaved as benevolently as Daniel persuaded Colonel Edwards to behave.moreless
  • This was a really good episode it was alot of Daniel jackson which I see no problem with that. The Unas are very complicated characters there is very little chance any other character would realistically beable to learn the language.It's a daniel thing.moreless

    9.0
    the Unas are very scarey looking characters. They are big and you have no idea what they are trying to say, but when you mad them mad you have made a really bad enemy. They just really want to be left alone.

    The airforce is mining the the Naquadria on the planet, but now the Unas are really mad because the place they have started mining is a sacred ground and they want it left alone.

    The Airforce just have no idea what these people are capable of. they think of them as animals in which they are not. they are just different type of people and of course daniel is very serious about coming to a peaceful conclusion to the problem. Makepeace is really sure that they could take them on and win. daniel asssures him that he has no idea what he is dealing with.

    So now it is up to Daniel to get a peaceful solution and do it quick.

    Well after Shaka unites with them and he sits and meets with the other unas they find out that there many many more unas here and that they can hold their own.

    While Shaka and Daniel are meeting with the other unas talking peace there is an incident.

    One of the unas went back to get a necklace that he had left behind while they were retreating from the soldiers. But there was an airman there and he thought he was coming after him so he shot and killed him, before he had any idea what was going on.

    So now it down to the wire what happens next is going to be tricky cause the unas are very mad.

    After they convince them that it was a mistake they are able to come to a peaceful solutiona dn thethe sgc gets the Naquadria. the unas are going to mine the Naquadria they have no need for it and no one will be desturbing holy grounds and they get what they want.moreless
  • Daniel back the way we used to see him...

    8.8
    Mainly, I think, it was Daniel's episode and somehow he took back many years for that kind of geek period. With years he had changed much and there was quite much I think was missed, so.. on this episode, it looked like old good Daniel. And I love the unas.. they have really special place on this episode - to show that they are not only animals and beast but they have their own social system, language, culture.



    And this episode really shows what can of miracles things can be done when despite weapons the ways of diplomacy is used.



    And Lorne.. He was here...moreless
  • Once again we revisit the Unas! A true episode that represents Daniel Jackson and all he stands for!

    7.6
    Enemy Mine was definitely not the greatest episode of Stargate I’ve ever seen, but that isn’t saying that it wasn’t excellent in its art. The character that amused me beyond all others was Colonel Edwards, who reminded me oddly enough of Phil Collins. It was another scientist versus military episode with Daniel going head to head with Edwards. Oddly enough, it didn’t seem quite as typical as most others of this type. They did a great job of making Daniel the headline character after Lifeboat in which the actual character of Daniel Jackson only makes a brief appearance at that the beginning of the episode, the middle, and then one more at the end. They managed to get Sam working on a ‘science project’ as O’Neill calls it, and injure O’Neill to get him out of the episode as well. At this point, it’s only Teal’c and Daniel left.



    They find the Unas tribe and with the help of Chaka, their old Unas friend, they manage to begin trying to work on peace for both. They need the naquahda from the mine on the planet, but the Unas think of it as sacred land. The military gives Daniel only a short amount of time to work out an agreement with the Unas. This really shows that the Daniel Jackson character cares for all living things and really wants to work out something. He wants to protect these Unas in any way that he can and even goes into the wild alone with Chaka and the Unas to try to work something out.



    The real credit goes to the makeup department for this episode. Obviously, they put a huge amount of work into the Unas wardrobe as they always do. I’m going to give this episode a 7.6 because even though the plot kept you going, there was no specific acting that showed itself in this episode, nor did most of the team show up at all.moreless
  • Now he's back!

    10
    Clearly an episode mostly dedicated to Daniel Jackson and after all what has happened to the poor guy i was getting confused whether his beliefs remained the same as before he ascended. Well this episode proves that he's the same good hearted, trustful and ever so reliable Dr. Jackson. So glad we get to see him in action again. The episode itself is brilliant. Not only we get to see the Unas by the name of Chaka again, this he's clearly evolved and comes in the help of Daniel to provide help in making "relations" with other Unas'. Needles to say they succeed after some rather distrustful scenes, not only that the humans gain new allies in these hundreds of Unas' plus a huge amount of naquadah. Great episodemoreless
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

Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker

Colonel Edwards

Guest Star

Steven Williams

Steven Williams

General Vidrine

Guest Star

Alex Zahara

Alex Zahara

Iron Shirt

Guest Star

G. Patrick Currie

G. Patrick Currie

Chaka

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/ Master Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Daniel was talking to the SGC through the M.A.L.P., the computer screens in the SGC read "Idle" even though the gate was active.

  • QUOTES (7)

  • NOTES (12)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Jack: Just keeps going and going.
      This is a reference to Energizer's, Energizer Bunny. Energizer's slogan is, "Still going! Long lasting Energizer Batteries keep going and going..." The term "Energizer Bunny" has since entered the vernacular as a term for anything that continues endlessly.

    • Colonel Edwards: Hanson! Penhall! You're with them!
      The director, Peter DeLuise, once co-starred with Johnny Depp in the police action/drama-series 21 Jump Street on Fox. The SGC soldiers Hanson and Penhall are so named for the characters that Depp (Officer Tom Hanson) and DeLuise (Officer Doug Penhall) portrayed on this show. Also worth mentioning is that the actor Steven Williams who plays General Vidrine on SG-1, was Captain Adam Fuller, Hanson and Penhall's chief on 21 Jump Street.

    • Title: Enemy Mine
      This episode has sevral seemingly-deliberate parallels with the movie of the same name Enemy Mine. In that movie, humans are at war with aliens known as the Drak, who look very similar to the Unas. One of the humans forges a friendship with one of the Drak, much like Daniel did with Chaka and in this episode 'Iron Shirt'. Both humans were accepted into the alien culture, and both learned to speak their language. In fact, "The First Ones" writer/director Peter DeLuise says that episode was partially based on the movie.

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