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Stargate SG-1

Season 1 Episode 8

The Nox

7
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 12, 1997 on Syfy
9.0
out of 10
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SG-1 travels to a planet with a creature that possesses the power of invisibility, but run afoul of Apophis and meet the mysterious Nox.

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  • One of my favorite SG episodes, and even better than when Shatner did it on ST:TOS!

    9.5
    "Errand of Mercy" was a very good, early Trek episode just as "The Nox" was (in my opinion) the best episode from the first season of SG-1.

    Both episodes involve traveling to a planet where the inhabitants are apparently innocent and childlike which is far from the truth. And on both episodes the characters learn that you cant judge a book by it's cover.

    Armin Shimerman was great as Anteaus as well as the actors portraying the Nox.

    An all around good episode which foreshadowed how great the series would be when it finally hit it's stride.

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  • Seriously?

    8.5
    I love this episode, but one thing really bugs me...... When O'Neill gets shot by Apophis, Carter, a CAPTAIN in the Airforce who has seen many hours of active duty, not only yells out to give away her position, but then jumps up into plain view. What the hell was the directer thinking????
  • Can't sleep ? Watch this !

    5.5
    What do you call a show that can't maintain excitement and average performances over the episodes. Stargate has seriousley failed me. I always used to think that shows like Star Trek and Battle Star Galactica were boring shows for people with no lives but then Stargate came along and I was proved deeply wrong. Showed me that I was an ignorant person who didn't really try these shows before judging them. So all the episodes in season one have been almost perfect until this one. The Stargate team go to this world to find this invisible thing and end up finding the nox who turn out to be the invisible things they were looking for and now a battle between our team who are protecting the nox and the enemy who want to pocess the Nox's power. Bad acting !!! Terrible costumes ! Ubelievably abysmal sound effects like when the weapons were shooting, sounded like aracade games but then again t.v wasn't that developed back then. The whole episode was boring and useless to the storyline. I did not like it at all. The only reason this episode got a 5.5 was because I liked the ending.moreless
  • A KNOCKOUT!

    6.0
    In search of new technology on September 12, 1997 SG-1 are sent to P3C-117 on a critical mission to capture a creature that possesses the power of invisibility but run afoul of Apophis and meet the mysterious Nox. When the mission changes to a plan to capture Apophis and kill his Jaffa it goes quickly and terribly wrong, O'Neill, Carter and Jackson find themselves defeated and literally killed in action. My only criticism with the episode is SG-1's first incounter with the Nox is a little boring and definitely a little werid. Otherwise The Nox is a knockout of an episode that I Tracey K. Nameth call "an uncompromising vision that is awesome!"moreless
  • I've seen this episode before

    5.0
    I've seen this episode before... It was called Errand of Mercy on Star Trek: The Original Series. Same exact plot. The crew visits a planet and find a seemingly inferior race who is threatened by their mortal enemy (in Star Trek's case the Klingons). They see the threat to the indigenous people and try to protect them, but they abhor violence and don't seem to want to be helped. The crew believes that this is due to naivete, but it turns out that the people actually have hidden technology that makes them superior to both them and their enemies. Not original at all, but they did pull it off well.moreless
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

Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman

Anteaus

Guest Star

Ray Xifo

Ray Xifo

Opher

Guest Star

Frida Betrani

Frida Betrani

Lya

Guest Star

Peter Williams (IV)

Peter Williams (IV)

Apophis

Recurring Role

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Anteaus: Maybe one day you will learn, that your way, is not the only way.

    • Anteaus: I will take you to your doorway.
      Jack: Whoah!
      Daniel: You understand what I'm saying.
      Anteaus: It took time to learn your speech.
      Sam: Not much time.

    • Teal'c: It appears they possess a form of technology far greater than that of the Goa'uld.
      Sam: They looked so helpless.
      Daniel: And now they're going to bury the Stargate and we can never come back. We should have listened.
      Jack: "The very young do not always do as they're told." It's a little something the Nox told me one time. Something worth taking home.

    • Jack: Wasn't I just...?
      Daniel: Killed.
      Jack: Killed as in...
      Daniel: Dead.
      Jack: Dead.
      Sam: Yeah, we know. We saw it happen. Same thing happened to us.
      Jack: Well, this is a surprise, then.

    • Jack: So Shak'l thinks we're unarmed, Apophis thinks he's invulnerable..
      Daniel: And they're right.. I think I've detected the flaw in your plan.

    • Secretary Of Defense Swift: They said the same thing about the Apollo Program. That brought back some moon rocks. You may have noticed we haven't been back to the moon in 20 years.

    • Daniel: Okay, well I thought Heaven would be a little more up-scale.

    • Daniel: I think they're a family.
      Jack: Of what?
      Daniel: I have no idea.

  • NOTES (4)

    • One of these "notes" states that this episode is number 13 on the DVDs.  This episode is not number 13 on the DVDs, but number 12.  If it is not an appropriate note, why is there already a note, with incorrect information on here?

    • Joel Goldsmith was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) in 1997, for the musical score in this episode.

    • Armin Shimerman is the first of many Star Trek regulars to appear on Stargate SG-1. He plays the Nox, Anteaus, and was Quark on Deep Space Nine.

    • Syndication air date: October 26, 1998.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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