Stargate SG-1

Season 9 Episode 17

The Scourge

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



  • Trivia

    • When the bugs initially breach containment the room they are in is sealed and the air evacuated from the room to remove them. When the two scientists open up the room again all the furniture seems to be exactly where it was previously.

    • The bugs that completely consume one of the soldiers also appear to have eaten his gun too.

    • When SG1 gets ready to leave on their mission that gets scrubbed, they all are handed their main weapon by the Air Force SPs. Mitchell loads a round with the weapon pointed straight at one of the SPs, something that someone with even basic weapons knowledge wouldn't do, let alone a seasoned military officer.

    • As SG-1 fires their guns to distract the bugs after reaching the cave, Mitchell's Earth symbol patch is off-center, with the point at the top facing backwards. Later, the patch is in its correct position.

    • Just after SG-1 and the delegates reach the research station, Teal'c is shown firing his weapon into the ground to distract the bugs. However, there are no leaves or dirt thrown up by the bullets. Later, the same gun is shown causing clouds of dust when fired at the ground.

    • Shouldn't Colonel Pearson be wearing some form of insignia and/or patches other than his rank? As commander of the Gamma Site, he should at least have the mission patch of the base.

    • When the Odyssey arrives and beams the delegates off the planet, the bugs are shown only a few inches away from SG-1. However, when the camera cuts to another angle as SG-1 is about to be beamed off the planet, the bugs are still a few feet away.

  • Quotes

    • Mitchell: We're being put on babysitting duty?
      Landry: Don't underestimate the importance of this mission… Just… er.. don't keep 'um up past ten. And remember to read 'um a bedtime story before tucking them in for the night.

    • (the lights start blinking)
      Woolsey: It's all right, I imagine it's just a little power fluctuation, nothing to worry about.
      (The lights go out)
      Woolsey: Oh, damn it.

    • (before his first trip through the gate)
      Woolsey: ...and the chances of my being reassembled incorrectly?
      Sam: Highly unlikely.
      Woolsey: But not impossible?
      Sam: That's a word I stopped using nine years ago when I joined the Stargate program.

    • (Daniel and Xiaoyi speak in Chinese)
      Xiaoyi: How is your Chinese?
      Daniel: Well, not as good as your English.
      Xiaoyi: What about your leader? (referring to Mitchell)
      Daniel: Oh, we're still teaching him.
      Both: (laughter)
      Mitchell: Go **** yourselves.
      (Both Xiao Yi and Daniel startled by Mitchell's sudden swearing)

    • Mitchell: Sir, I don't mean to gripe.
      Landry: Permission to gripe granted.

    • Mitchell: Honestly, what are we doing here?
      Daniel: Honest answer, PR for the Stargate program.
      Mitchell: I'm telling you, today it's escorting delegates on foreign worlds, tomorrow it's comic book conventions and supermarket openings.

    • Mitchell: Hey look, I don't wanna argue about this - I'm right, we'll leave it at that
      Daniel: Compelling argument. Teal'c, what do you think?
      Teal'c: I think I should have remained with the tour.

    • Landry: What have you found out?
      Dr. Lee: Well, I learned that bugs still creep me out. It all started when I was a kid and my parents took me on a picnic, and this bug creeped up on me…perhaps you'd care to hear this story another time.
      Landry: I doubt it.

    • Mitchell: That's what I like about you, you're always positive. You're already past this whole bug situation, thinking about what movie you want to watch tomorrow night.
      Teal'c: I was considering Old School.
      Mitchell: My boy blue!

    • Mitchell: When we get back, I'm going to help you find your own place.
      Teal'c: That will be unnecessary.
      Mitchell: Dude, what are friends for?
      Teal'c: For listening when they are told that will be unnecessary.

    • Sam: We're almost there.
      Lapierre: Stop saying that!

    • Sam: Mr. Woolsey, if I could go back in time, which admittedly is an opportunity I am occasionally presented with...

    • Daniel: Look all I am saying is lets not get too carried away. Yes we stopped them this time, but you'd be damn sure that they're already thinking up some other means of spreading fear and destruction through this galaxy.
      Mitchell: Yeah that's why we call them the bad guys.

    • Daniel: So, we still doing movie night?
      Sam: Yeah, why not?
      Mitchell: Great, I've already picked something out.
      Teal'c: Old School?
      Mitchell: Starship Troopers!
      Teal'c: Is it humorous?
      Mitchell: Is it ever.

    • Sam: These bugs are highly sensitive to sound. The concussive force of our weapons should be enough to drive them off.
      Mitchell: Are you serious? Fine. Where do we shoot?
      Sam: at the ground. (SG-1 opens fire, driving the bugs off)
      Mitchell: Very nice.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Teal'c: I was considering Old School.
      Old School (2003) is a comedy motion picture released by DreamWorks SKG, about three middle-aged men who seek to re-live their college days by starting a fraternity. The film stars Luke Wilson (Mitch), Vince Vaughn (Beanie) and Will Ferrell (Frank).

    • Mitchell: That's what they said about Tyson and Holyfield. There's always a rematch.
      On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson fought Evander Holyfield in a PPV event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This fight was a rematch of a bout eight months earlier where Holyfield won by K.O. The $100-million event was dubbed "The Sound and the Fury," and became infamous when Tyson bit off a portion of Holyfield's right ear.

    • Woolsey: ...and the chances of my being reassembled incorrectly?
      Woolsey is played by Star Trek alumni Robert Picardo (The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager) and several Star Trek characters have suffered from the fear of being reassembled incorrectly while using a device—like the Stargate—to be transported.

    • Mitchell: Starship Troopers.
      This 1997 film by Paul Verhoeven is loosely based on Robert A Heinlein's 1959 novel of the same name about an interstellar war between humans and intelligent insects.

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