Stargate SG-1

Season 1 Episode 10

Thor's Hammer

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 1997 on Syfy
9.0
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Traveling to a planet quarantined by the Goa'uld, Jack and Teal'c are trapped in an underground labyrinth.

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  • Goa'uld Info

    8.5
    This episode finds Jack and Teal'c trapped in a labyrinth while Sam and Daniel are dealing with Viking age people trying to find a way to rescue them. Along the way of the story we find a lot of background information on the Goa'uld, the first one, Unas, that the Asgardians have technology that can free a host form the Goa'uld and much much more. My main issue with this episode is that when they find a the tech that can destroy the Goa'uld they destroy it instantly so Teal'c can exit the maze. They didn't even try to fin d an alternate way doing things. Just blast blast blast. It seems kinda stupid.moreless
  • so good but stupid

    10
    great episode it gets a ten in everything but logic because they left jack behind to pretty much die two episodes ago and oh your a scientist or a military man and you find something that can destroy your enemy and you destroy it without studying it first? not even going back to your superiors to get a orders it's not as if he was left to starve it was more like a jail with no time limit on how long he could be there there is not enough justification in my mind for their actions i want to give it a 1 but it was a 10 wonderfully put together just wish they were looking at the big picturemoreless
  • Welcome to Cimmeria - protected world by the Asgard

    9.5
    A fantastic episode, where a lot of first time information is given to the viewer. We now know that the Goa'uld are not the only powerful race in the galaxy and that the Vikings (the Asgard) have devised weapons to neutralize the Goa'uld; we know that humans are not the only feasible host for a Goa'uld; we have our first suspicions from Daniel that the Goa'uld did not invent the Stargate and we now know that it's possible for a host to survive the extraction of a symbiote.

    I thought it was rather mean that SG-1 destroyed the only defensive weapon that the Cimmerians own, but leaving Teal'c behind was never going to be the answer. After all, they should be safe from the Goa'uld as long as nobody leaks the fact that the Hammer is not working. Of course, having the Asgard and SG-1 as friends ... will definitely help in the future :)moreless
  • TOP TIER...BRILLIANT...****!

    10
    The mere mention of a planet quarantined by the Goa'uld sets SG-1's hopes of finding a possible ally. From the onset comes the first hint of the legendary Asgard race and their current, ongoing war against the Goa'uld. On arrival on P3X-974 also known as Cimmeria O'Neill and Teal'c get whisked away by an energy beam and find themselves trapped in an underground labyrinth. Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, Thor's Hammer takes you to the secret Asgard weapon on the planet and explores the difficulties in getting O'Neill and Teal'c safely out of the labyrinth as well as the equally powerful consequences of gaining or losing a vauable ally. A must-see episode for all SG-1 fans, Thor's Hammer is so much more. It's a true-to-life depiction of SG-1 -- Earth's best heroes who fight under extraordinary conditions in the hopes of finding a valuable ally and preserving a Goa'uld killing weapon. Thor's Hammer is a perfect ten that I Tracey K. Nameth call "an unfliching look at SG-1's most powerful ally to come!"moreless
  • We are introduced to some of the coolest aliens in the galaxy.

    10
    Fantastic episode that introduces us to the lovable Asgard. We don't get to see them, but we learn that they are a powerful and benevolent race of beings. In the same episode we are introduced to the original host of the Goa'uld the Unas. This where the episode earns its "Pivotal" rating. The Unas and especially the Asgard have a very heavy influence throughout the series. This episode is also very important in that SG-1 finds living proof that the host does indeed survive blending with the Goa'uld symbiote. Especially touching was the decision Daniel made at the end of the episode to save Teal'c despite the fact that is was he who chose Sha're for implantation. Very important episode, not to be missed.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

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: This episode marks the first reference to the System Lords, the Asgard, Thor and Daniel's belief that the Goa'uld did not create the Stargate.

    • Jackson and the MALP are on the ramp to the Stargate as "chevron two encoded" comes over the speaker. Dr. Jackson may make it off the ramp before the last chevron is encoded, but the MALP has no chance of making it off the ramp before the outgoing wormhole would engage and destroy it, and yet it didn't.

  • QUOTES (11)

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Gairwyn: You're a little short for gods.
      This line is in reference to Star Wars: A New Hope in which Princess Leia said to Luke Skywalker, "Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?"

    • Daniel: We asked the Sagan Institute to imagine a sort of greeting from Earth...
      The Sagan Institute, probably based on the SETI Institute, is an homage to Carl Sagan, the famous American astronomer, astrobiologist, and highly successful science popularizer.

    • Unas:
      Unas was the last king of the 5th Dynasty, and what some believe to be the end of the golden age of the Old Kingdom. The 6th Dynasty would finally be the end of Egypt's grand beginning, as the country would then slip into the troubling First intermediate Period.
      Unas had a long rule, but is not well attested and we really know very little about this king despite his fairly well preserved funerary complex at the southwest corner of the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. Unas was his Birth Name, but he is also referred to as Unis, Ounas and Wenis. His Horus name was Wadj-tawy which means "Horus, the flourishing one of the Two Lands". He probably ruled Egypt between 2375 and 2345 BC and may have been married to two queens named Khenut and Nebit. They were buried in mastaba tombs near Unas' pyramid complex.

    • Thor:
      Thor, a member of the Asgard race, is thought to be a god to the people of Cimmeria. Thor was known as a god in ancient times, and his hammer was known to have lightning-like effects which instilled fear into his enemies.

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