Stargate SG-1

Season 11 Episode 1

Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 2008 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • When Merrik turns on the Asgard core, Mitchell orders that the Odyssey beam up him and Col. Carter. Why didn't they just beam directly into the core-room? The transporters have been used before to beam into specific areas of the ship.

    • When the Replicator escapes from the core room, Mitchell attempts to shoot it a second time with the ARG and Carter claims that P-90s are necessary to kill it. However, Mitchell and at least one of the guards are carrying human 9mm sidearms which should be effective against a single Replicator. Yet they do not give chase and allow it to escape into the rest of the ship.

    • Teal'c's grey streak is often seen on the wrong side of his head.

  • Quotes

    • Sam: (over comm) Why did they stop?
      Mitchell: I don't know. But I'm glad they did... owwww.

    • (after Mitchell thinks he shot the only replicator)
      Mitchell: All personnel, this is Colonel Mitchell, please report I got it! (Mitchell hears Replicator noises as they get closer) Oh shit! Hey, Sam, they seem to be living up to their name, there's definitely more then one at this point.
      Sam: How many?
      Mitchell: A lot!

    • (Teal'c and Tomin are onboard the Odyssey in the cafeteria).
      Teal'c: Nothing I have done since turning against the Goa'uld would make up for the atrocities I once committed in their name. Somewhere deep inside you, you knew it was wrong, a voice you did not recognize screamed for you to stop. You saw no way out, it was the way things were and they cannot be changed, you try to convince yourself that the people you were hurting deserved it. You became numb to their pain and suffering. You learned to shut out the voice speaking against it.
      Tomin: There's always a choice.
      Teal'c: Indeed there is.
      Tomin: I chose to ignore it.
      Teal'c: Yet you sit here now.
      Tomin: I sit here, and I cannot imagine the day that I will forgive myself.
      Teal'c: Because it will never come. (pause) One day others may try to convince you they have forgiven you, that is more about them than you. For them, imparting forgiveness is a blessing.
      Tomin: How do you go on?
      Teal'c: It is simple; you will never forgive yourself, accept it! You hurt others, many others - that cannot be undone. You will never find personal retribution, but your life does not have to end. That which is right, just and true can still prevail. If you do not fight for what you believe in, all may be lost for everyone else. But do not fight for yourself, fight for others, others that may be saved through your effort. That is the least you can do.

    • Vala: We've dug how many holes in the ground? Help me out, Muscles.
      Teal'c: Many.

    • Prior #1: Foolhardy are those who do not follow the path.
      Mitchell: Anyone want to bet what he's going to say next?
      Prior #1: Kill them.
      Mitchell: Could've made money on that one.

    • Prior #2: You demonstrate great courage facing me in person, General.
      Landry: Courage is only required when facing that which you fear.
      Prior #2: The flames of ignorance burn without pain. Beware the power or it will consume you before you know.

    • Prior #2: I was wrong. You are not courageous, General. You are without reason. your planet will burn in all the depths of darkness.
      Landry: Oh, we'll see about that. There is one thing I do know for sure. If we're going to Hell, then you're coming with us. You go ahead and burst into flames if you like.

    • Vala: I mean, my mother used to say to me, "Vala, happiness isn't something you can buy." Or in my case, steal.

    • Colonel Ellis: What could possibly save us at this point?
      Landry: I was hoping SG-1 might show up at some point.

    • Daniel: Which seven symbols?
      Vala: Well, you don't expect me to remember.
      Daniel: With the fate of two galaxies hanging in the balance, yes, I expect you to remember the essential clue given to you by a powerful Ascended being!

    • Vala: You know, I'm starting to think that irony is very overrated.

    • Mitchell: Are you sure you don't want the chair?
      Sam: Nooooo. It's all yours.

    • Daniel: Oh God.
      Doci: Your Gods cannot save you now, Daniel Jackson.
      Daniel: Actually, that's just a statement of general dissatisfaction.

    • Marrick: It has to be my first time on one of our battlecruisers. I'll see you on board, Colonel. (nods) Dr Jackson, General. (leaves Landry's office)
      Mitchell: Can I confine him to quarters?
      Landry: It's your call, Colonel. One of the decisions those of us in command have to make.
      Mitchell: Thank you, sir.

    • Marrick: Why was I not notified that you had someone on board with new intel about Ori army activity?
      Mitchell: Well, I'm sure I called for you there was no answer. (to Sam) Oh wait, I may not have pressed the comm button all the way down. Wow, I must have looked stupid standing there talking to myself.

    • Mitchell: It's kinda weird not having a big bad guy to fight anymore.
      Carter: Yeah, that's what we felt when we defeated the Goa'uld. And the Replicators. The first time.
      Mitchell: Well, Jackson and Vala took care of that.
      Vala: That whole Ori thing was not our fault!
      Daniel: Just take the blame. You get used to it.

    • Mitchell: (to Marrick) You know I, I think we really, we got off on the wrong foot. Aw, who am I kidding? I knew you were an asshole the moment we met.

    • Adria: Somehow you and your simple human friends managed to destroy quite a large group of very powerful Ascended beings.
      Vala: Well, we're a very determined bunch. I always say you never know what you can do until you try.

    • Mitchell: My grandma said "You want honey? Follow the bees."
      Major Marks: Sounds like a good way of getting stung to me.

    • Prior: It is not too late. Allow me to deliver the message to your world that Origin is the way to salvation and you will all be spared.
      Landry: (laughs) I have to tell you, even if I did let you have your say I don't think my world is gonna listen.
      Prior: Then you are all doomed.
      Landry: That may be so, but I don't think it's you that's gonna do it.

    • Prior #1: Tell me, what is this artifact you have found?
      Mitchell: Hang on a second, shouldn't you know that already? Your logic.

    • Daniel: (reading the writing on an artifact) It says "safely kept is the 'something' of old".
      Vala: What's the "something," Daniel?
      Daniel: Well, if I knew for sure I wouldn't have said the "something." (to Teal'c) Why am I answering her?
      Vala: Stop your yammering and open it.

    • (onboard the Odyssey)
      Mitchell: Pre-flight.
      Marks: We're ready to go, sir.
      Mitchell: (leans forward in the chair) Weapons to maximum.
      Marks: Sir?
      Mitchell: It's a joke, Marks: make it go.

    • Vala: Look at my hands, all right, they are raw and bleeding... I have broken every nail, we have been out here in the scorching heat for days... I haven't showered...
      Daniel: None of us have.
      Vala: That is painfully obvious!

    • Landry: You've been given temporary command of the Odyssey for the duration of this mission.
      Mitchell: Does that mean I have to sit in the chair?
      Landry: That it does... (sighs) ...and I wish the fun ended there.
      Mitchell: Sir?
      Landry: Mr. Marrick will be overseeing the mission.
      Marrick: Personally, I'm excited.
      Mitchell: Yeah me too.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • On-screen Text: Millions of years ago, in a far away galaxy.
      This text is very similar to the opening text of the Star Wars films, which reads "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." This is one of the many references made to Star Wars in Stargate SG-1.

    • Mitchell: It's me again, your friendly neighborhood ship's commander.
      Referencing Marvel's comic book hero, the Amazing Spider-Man. The character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko often refers to himself as "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."

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