Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 15

Ethon

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 2006 on Syfy
8.8
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SG-1 and the Prometheus travel to Tegalus to stop the Rand Protectorate from using an Ori-supplied superweapon to destroy their enemies, the Caledonians. But things turn grim when Daniel is captured and the Prometheus is caught in a firefight

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  • If it weren't for the guns and the uniforms -sometimes you'd forget these characters are supposed to be military bad asses. . .

    5.0
    So no recon or up to date specs on the satellite yet they decide to have an impromptu book club-esque meeting on the bridge of a warship about to enter combat. . .



    The Prometheus was destroyed pretty much solely because SG 1 was on the bridge, I'd imagine that if Pendergast was ordered to destroy the satellite and not subject to the whims of SG 1 -satellite would have been destroyed (leaving RAND defenseless against them) and then they could have literally demanded the release of Jacksonmoreless
  • To much morale

    4.0
    This episode was in a way the worst episode that i have ever watched.

    The whole time from the moment that the prometheus was destroyed, i expected that the team had some anger about the way they were treated or thier fallen friend, but no!!



    Even when they had the chance to destroy the satalite and get some revenge for thier fallen team member they were stopped by Daniel being a dumbas in trusting these people .



    The whole episode i was raging because of stupid things they did just because it was 'the right thing to do'. The evil captain in this episode was so obviously obsessed with the Ori and thier power and his action(powering the satalite on the end) was predicted.



    The Tauri just screwed up this time by being to soft and weak facing enemies in battle.

    They lost alot in this episode because they had to much compassion with the enemy and thier judgement was clouded by guilt.



    I wish O'neil had been there. He would have said to destroy the satalite in the first place.

    They always talk about the greater good and Daniel in the beginning already said to proceed with destroying the target no matter what.

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  • Boom today.

    7.0
    .Spoilers.



    I wanted to put the heading as 'The episode where they blow up the Promethius" as that's about the only memorable part of the episode, but it's too much of a spoiler to leave sitting in full view...



    While the world's politics and the Ori element aren't very deep, it sets the scene for a pretty cool showdown, as the Prometheus attacks the satellite the Ori have designed for the Rand. Again we see that much of the Earth and Asgard-derived technology is no match for Ori technology and how much the odds are stacked in the Ori's favour. I have to be honest that it was kind of fun to see the Earth forces go to basically boss the little guy around and get their butts handed to them.



    Amazingly for Stargate, this time, nothing saves the day for the Prometheus and it gets quite memorably blown to pieces - although the crummy science has to be noted:

    1. The 302s missile's leave a smoke trail. In space.

    2. The Prometheus is seen burning. In space. I realize this might be explained by previously smoke-filled compartments being opened to space, but they don't get the benefit of that much doubt after the missiles.



    The whole "did Sam make it off the ship" part was transparent melodrama and not on a par with the rest of the episode, plus we'd already seen the writer's do a surprisingly gutsy move by destroying the Prometius, they wouldn't kill her too. Then Daniel revealing that all they did was for nothing at the end, that the two nations just blew each other up would have been trite in the middle of the Cold War - never mind now.moreless
  • The Prometheus was destoyed. The Commander was lost on the ship when it exploded. The Prometheus was mostly likey taken out of stargate-sg1 because of the new eath battle ship. Steal they did not have to destoy the ship.moreless

    10
    The Prometheus was destoyed. The Commander was lost on the ship when it exploded. The Prometheus was mostly likey taken out of stargate-sg1 because of the new eath battle ship. Steal they did not have to destoy the ship. I do not see how the weapon got through the asgard design shields. If i were the commander of SGC i would ask for help from the Jaffa High Council.
  • Read the main one.

    6.0
    This was a cool but unsettling episode. There was a pretty cool space battle. The Ori gave these people a space weapon capable of firing down on their enemies. The Ori weapon fires a focused beam that is very powerful. It cuts through the Promethesis\' shield like a knife through butter; but it doesn\'t stop there, it cuts through the armor just as easily. After about 2 or 3 shots, the commander evacuates the ship by the Asgard beaming technology. Soon after they fire one more blast, which cuts Earth\'s 1st line of defense in half. Good bye to the Promethesis. If you want to know what happens next in this exciting episode, watch it.moreless
Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Desiree Zurowski

Desiree Zurowski

Minister Chaska

Guest Star

Sage Brocklebank

Sage Brocklebank

Rand Protectorate Tech

Guest Star

Barclay Hope

Barclay Hope

Colonel Lionel Pendergast

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Chelah Horsdal

Chelah Horsdal

Com. Officer

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Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

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Martin Christopher

Martin Christopher

Lt. Marks

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