Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 3

Origin (3)

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 29, 2005 on Syfy
8.9
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Stargate Command encounters missionaries for a race of "gods" known as the Ori, who have zero tolerance for disbelievers.

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  • Hallowed are the Ori, God bless America

    8.0
    The Ori use their superior military technology to compel less technologically advanced peoples to worship Ori values and parrot Ori religious dogma, or else.



    Benevolent Global Hegemonists use America's superior military technology to compel less technologically advanced peoples to worship "American values" and parrot the secular dogma of "democracy," or else. Anyone who defies the US Imperium is carpet bombed back into the stone age.



    "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."

    -- Ann Coulter



    "We've killed about 20,000 of them, of terrorists, of militants, of Al Qaeda members, and they've gotten a little over 3,000 of ours. That is where the war is being fought, in Iraq, that is where we are fighting Al Qaeda. Sorry we have to use your country, Iraqis, but you let Saddam come to power, ha-ha, and we are going to instill democracy in your country."

    -- Ann Coulter



    We know the Ori are wrong. We know the Ori are evil.



    But when we point the finger at the Ori, do we know that we are the Ori, and the Ori are us?



    Hallowed are the Ori, God bless America.moreless
  • Taking issues that have exploded in todays world and giving it a 'universal' twist.

    10
    The writers of the show have really out done themselves with these past few episodes. Questions of spirituality have always be a query for generations. This episode was well thought out and planned. I personally believe that the topic of spirituality could have continued to be discussed and debated for a great time. The relevance to the today’s, as Bush put it ‘crusade’ or as the fundamentalist Muslims proclaim as ‘jihad’. I think it’s great. I hope you will to. Asking questions that can have no possible answers are fun.moreless
  • New Enemies even more powerful than the Goa'uld.

    10
    They're new, they're improved yes it's Goa'uld 2.0. The Ori are everything that the Goa'uld wish they could be. They are dangerous to us, to the J'affa, the Asgard, the Tok'ra even the remnants of the Goa'uld. There is potential for crossover elements with Avalon. In short, everything that we watch SG-1 for.



    Ben Browder continues to fit into his role as the new leader of SG-1. With our new enemy, the Ori, Daniel Jackson has a reason to stay. Teal'c is out of power in the new J'affa government so he will stay and Col. Carter will return to fight this new problem as soon as Amanda Tapping is back from maternity leave.



    Claudia Black is a nice, different type of female character. She relates well with Daniel Jackson and has an irreverent air about her that Sam doesn't have. I wouldn't want her to replace Sam but she is a nice change of pace and I would welcome seeing her on addditional episodes after the first six.moreless
  • Great new enemy.

    10
    I really miss RDA. Hope he comes back, or at least keeps showing up. I am not sure of the new characters. Not sure what to think about them. Maybe they should go back in time again and shake things up even more than they already are. I still like the program though.
  • The birth of a new enemy!

    9.9
    "Origin" brings another perspective of the theological aspect of the show! The Ori certainly have.. large views about how things should be, yet they comprime into the single statement that calls: "You're with us, or you're not at all!".



    Stargate really is coming to an edge this time, in which even Daniel Jackson says it, that we no longer have someone to watch out for us, we're basically on our own. The Ancients clearly don't mesS with lives, further more they won't give any any supranatural power, as the Ori do to their priers! I'd like to see where this is going!



    Good stuff.moreless
Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

April Telek

April Telek

Sallis

Guest Star

Larry Cedar

Larry Cedar

Ori Prior

Guest Star

Steve Park

Steve Park

Harrid

Guest Star

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala

Recurring Role

Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Brigadier General Jack O'Neill

Recurring Role

Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

Gerak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At the end of the episode with Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson, on General O'Neill's shoulder there are two stars. That would signify that he is a Major General, one rank above a Brigadier General.

    • When Walter dials the gate near the end of the episode, the dialing sequence on the screen changes into a completely different chevron sequence once chevron seven is locked.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Prior: Your arrival here was foreseen.
      Mitchell: No kidding. So you see the future, do you?
      Prior: Lessons of days gone by teach us of what will come to pass.
      Mitchell: I'm a bit of a history buff myself. Doesn't help me pick the lotto numbers, though. So. Where you from?
      Prior: Where we come from and where we are going are all the same.
      Mitchell: Oh, I getcha. Wherever you go, there you are. I think that's Buckaroo Banzai. Me, I'm from a little planet called Earth.

    • Mitchell: We can't seem to disconnect the stones or turn off the device.
      Prior: It is the will of the Ori.
      Mitchell: Figured you might say that. Sure there's nothing you can do? Odds are we'd be more receptive to those stories you want to tell. Call it a miracle if you want.
      Prior: When Hanonea fell from above and learned to fly on the way down, that was a miracle.

    • Doci: Great holy armies shall be gathered and trained to fight all who embrace evil, in the name of the gods. Ships will be built to carry our warriors out among the stars, and we will spread Origin to all the unbelievers. The power of the Ori, will be felt far and wide and the wicked shall be vanquished.

    • Jack: See, that's one of the great things about being a general. You pretty much get to do whatever you want.
      Mitchell: I suppose after you save the world seven or eight times...
      Jack: Yeah, but who's counting, huh?
      Mitchell: Teal'c. Actually, he mentions it quite often.

    • Daniel: This is bad.
      Vala: Worse than being burned to death?

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Vala offering fruit to Daniel
      While they are discussing the "path to enlightenment", Vala takes a bite out of an apple then offers it to Daniel, who looks a little perturbed about it. In the Bible, Eve ate of the forbidden fruit and then offered it to Adam who also partook of it. They gained "the knowledge of good and evil" by doing so.

    • Mitchell: Oh, I get you – "Wherever you go, there you are." I think that's Buckaroo Banzai.
      Mitchell specifically refers to the cult movie starring Peter Weller and John Lithgow.

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