Stargate SG-1

Season 5 Episode 8

The Tomb

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 17, 2001 on Syfy
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SG-1 teams up with the Russians to find one of the latter's missing teams, which were lost in a burial pyramid on an alien planet.

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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

Jennifer Halley

Jennifer Halley

Lieutenant Tolinev

Guest Star

Earl Pastko

Earl Pastko

Colonel Zukhov

Guest Star

Vitaly Kravchenko

Vitaly Kravchenko

Lieutenant Marchenko

Guest Star

Garry Chalk

Garry Chalk

Colonel Chekov

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Trivia: What Major Vallarin says in Russian, early in the episode, as he sips his coffee: "Strongest country in the world, and they can't make a decent coffee".

    • Major Vallarin is a Russian and therefore speaks English with a Russian accent. Isn't it strange that the Goa'uld, who knows nothing about Russia, also speaks with a Russian accent?

    • As often seen with female Russian character names, the name is wrong. Lieutenant Tollinev should in fact be Lieutenant Tollineva, as women receive an "a" in Russian to distinguish their names as female. In fact Colonel Zhukov introduces her as Tollineva.

    • It is revealed that Teal'c has the ability to sense the presense of a symbiote within somebody, something he was unable to do in the episode "In the Line of Duty" with Jolinar.

    • If the shield technology was fairly new, how did the Goa'uld inside the Russian officer have it? Especially if the Goa'uld in there was stuck there for thousands of years.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Teal'c: (pointing a gun at Jack) I do not sense the presence of a Goa'uld.
      Jack: Oh, good! And I'm fine, by the way.

    • (Teal'c and Carter walk in on Daniel)
      Carter: Daniel.
      Daniel: Hey guys, I just finished translating the section of...
      (Teal'c "arms" the zat)
      Daniel: Wha!? Hey...what's up...?
      Teal'c: I do not sense the presence of a Goa'uld.
      Carter: Me neither.
      Daniel: Why thank you...

    • Vallarin: Wait here!
      Daniel: Yes, you go down the dark hallway alone, and I'll wait here in the dark room alone...

    • Jack: Carter, when you go through that gate, you gotta know your team members are watching your six!
      Daniel: Actually, in Russian they'd be watching your shest.
      Jack: Huh?
      Daniel: Which I suppose is neither here nor there...

    • Sam: The planet's surface temperature is 135° Fahrenheit. In the shade.
      Jack: Shade? I don't remember shade...

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Daniel: The standard retelling of the Babylonian creation myth.
      Dr. Jackson identifies the locking mechanism on the door to the ziggurat as "the standard retelling of the Babylonian creation myth". It is also known under its Akkadian name as Enuma Elish and recounts the battle between the Babylonian god Marduk (the Goa'uld in this story), also known as Bel-Marduk or simply Bel, and sea dragon Tiamat (see "the eye of Tiamat"). As Dr. Jackson correctly quotes, Marduk slays Tiamat and uses her body to create heaven and earth, then steals the Tablet(s) of Destiny from her and creates mankind. Marduk was the chief deity of Babylon and when Babylon seized the control over the whole of Mesopotamia, Marduk became the supreme god.

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