Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 17

The Scourge

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2006 on Syfy

Episode Fan Reviews (17)

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  • Bugs threaten the safety of the gamma site when representatives of Earth arrive to examine the new base.

    Not that great an episode! I think it is meant to show the seriousness of these bugs. They have the potential to destroy all crops and plants creating starvation as well as eliminate that harmful new drug SG1 encountered. They are very similar to the replicators in terms of replication and purpose.
    The method in which the bugs escape is quite impossible (although Major Carter has come to never use that word anymore since joining the SGC). Their mass would not be able to generate a great enough number to break open from the container they were in at the beginning of the episode. Their ability to reproduce by biting their "meaty" victim seems a bit unnecessary especially since they reproduce rapidly by themselves anyway.
    I am glad they got rid of that weird scientist who was studying the bugs. He was annoying and really caused the downfall of the gamma site and quite a few SGC members.
    The Orii certainly have the ability to create such a bug, but the episode was disappointing.
    SG1 needs to start encountering Priors again and taking on the Orii head on, or at least, combat theirs means of controlling the galaxy.