Into The Fire

Stargate SG-1One of the other SG teams returns to General Hammond with news from the Tok’ra about SG-1’s capture. The General finds no shortage of volunteers willing to mount a rescue mission. On his own after taking his leave of the SGC, Teal’c tries to go home to Chu’lak through the gate and finds Master Bra’tac of the Jaffa resistance, tortured and starved; Bra’tac tells Teal’c that even without Apophis, the Free Jaffa movement has faltered. Aboard Hathor’s ship, Hathor decides O’Neill will become a Goa’uld host, and Daniel and Carter are powerless to do anything but watch. Moments after the symbiote burrows into the Colonel’s neck, SG teams arrive on the ship and begin taking out Hathor’s mixed force of Serpent and Horus guards. Hathor leaves to personally take command of her guards, and one of O’Neill’s caotirs reveals herself to be a Tok’ra operative – and promptly subjects him to the cryogenic freezing process again, claiming it will prevent the symbiote from integrating itself into his consciousness. But O’Neill is on his own – when Colonel Makepeace loses contact with his men at the planetside stargate, he orders Carter and Daniel to join his team and leave O’Neill behind. On the planet, they find themselves overwhelmed by Goa’uld forces. When General Hammond is able to briefly make contact with the team before the MALP relaying his transmission is destroyed, he discovers his people are in trouble – but when he tries to follow Teal’c to Chu’lak to ask for help from the Free Jaffa, he finds that Teal’c is struggling to keep the resistance alive, let alone organized as a fighting force.

Season 3 Regular Cast: Richard Dean Anderson (Colonel Jack O’Neill), Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), Amanda Tapping (Major Samantha Carter), Christopher Judge (Teal’c), Don S. Davis (General Hammond)

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directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith
main theme adapted from music by David Arnold

Guest Cast: Tony Amendola (Bra’tac), Suanne Braun (Hathor), Tom Butler (Trofsky), Colin Cunningham (Major Davis), Samantha Ferris (Raully), Gary Jones (Technician), Steve Makaj (Colonel Makepeace), Kelly Dean Sereda (Lieutenant), Oliver Svensson-Tan (Marine), Alicia Thorgrimsson (Jaffa)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Seth

Stargate SG-1Jacob Carter visits the SGC on behalf of the Tok’ra, bearing a holographic projection identifying and ranking the Goa’uld System Lords. One of the symbols, representing a System Lord named Setesh – also known in ancient Egyptian mythology as Set or Sutekh, the god of chaos – and the Tok’ra believe Satesh is living incognito on Earth. Daniel finds a promising lead, a cult that has worhsipped Setesh down through the ages; the most recent derivative of that cult is now led by a man named Seth, who leads his followers from a heavily armed compound north of Seattle. According to ATF files on the cult, Seth is rumored to be able to make his eyes glow, and heal his followers (or kill his enemies) with a device worn on his hand – a description that seems to fit a rogue System Lord perfectly. It turns out that others are heavily armed as well – an ATF task force is setting up shop nearby, preparing to storm Seth’s compound, as O’Neill and the others discover when they conduct an initial survey. Though the ATF resists the idea of an Air Force presence in his operation, a phone call from the President puts O’Neill in charge of the mission. Teal’c and Jacob remain at the ATF command post, since Seth would quickly detect a Goa’uld host, but the rest of SG-1 is captured and become Seth’s disciples via an unusually persuasive method of Goa’uld mind control.

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directed by William Corcoran
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Carmen Aregenziano (Jacob Carter / Selmak), Robert Duncan (Seth), Mitchell Kosterman (Special Agent Hamner), Stuart O’Connell (Tommy), Lucia Walter (Disciple), Greg Michaels (Joe Levinson), Rob Morton (Sheriff)

Notes: Sutekh is no stranger to science fiction – though not connected in any way to the Stargate saga, another being claiming to be the Egyptian god of chaos did battle with Doctor Who in the 1976 classic Pyramids Of Mars.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Fair Game

Stargate SG-1At a ceremony attended by the Secretary of Defense, Captain Carter is promoted to Major, but as O’Neill steps up to the podium to offer a few words of congratulation, an energy beam whisks him away to a ship orbiting Earth. An Asgard greets him and introduces himself as Thor – the real Thor, not a holographic projection. Thor brings a warning – the Goa’uld System Lords have decided, after the death of Hathor, that Earth needs to be “dealt with.” Thor offers to negotiate with the System Lords to try to gain protected planet status for Earth; if he fails in his negotiations, Earth could be facing an attack far more devastating than anything humanity has experienced at the hands of Ra, Hathor or Apophis. O’Neill appreciates the offer of help, but is less than thrilled when Thor decides that O’Neill should speak on behalf of Earth. A briefing reveals that the three Goa’uld representatives are among the most treacherous of the System Lords, including the Goa’uld who wiped out the population of Cassandra’s planet. After a bumpy start, the talks are underway, but it begins to look like the System Lords are only willing to grant Earth protected status in exchange for humanity leaving itself open to slavery.

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directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Michael David Simms (Arthur Simms), Ron Halder (Cronus), Jacqueline Samuda (Nirrti), Vince Crestejo (Yu), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), T.M. Sandulak (Sergeant Ziplinski), Laara Sadiq (Technician)

Notes: The weapons used by Carter to thwart the cloaking device was given to the SGC by the Tok’ra for use against the Re’tu in Show And Tell.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Legacy

Stargate SG-1A visit to a Goa’uld outpost reveals nothing but dead, decaying bodies – possibly due to a disease – sending SG-1 scrambling for their hazmat gear. When the team returns to Earth, Daniel begins hearing things and even seeing things, including a vivid by unlikely vision of one of the Goa’uld corpses emerging from a stargate in his quarters. Further hallucinations force Daniel to undergo a medical and psychiatric evaluation, and the latter reveals classic signs of schizophrenia. Another incident, in which Daniel thinks he sees a Goa’uld infest O’Neill, leaves little choice but to institutionalize Daniel. When his teammates visit him next, Daniel is locked in a padded cell, and is certain he sees something emerge from his body and enter Teal’c. Daniel slowly begins to recover, but can’t get anyone to listen to him when he says he’s heard the voice of Ma’chello, the inventor of anti-Goa’uld weaponry who once swapped bodies with Daniel. And if Daniel is right, Teal’c is in mortal danger.

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directed by Peter DeLuise
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Guest Cast: Kevin McNulty (Dr. Warner), Eric Schneider (Dr. Mackenzie), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser)

Notes: SG-1 met Ma’chello in the second season episode Holiday, and he was played in both episodes by Michael Shanks in age makeup.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Learning Curve

Stargate SG-1SG-1 establishes friendly contact with the planet Orban, whose people Daniel believes to be the descendants of an Aztec civilization that died out in the 8th century. O’Neill is caught a little off-guard with the discovery that the scientific, technical and historical knowledge of the Orbanians seems to reside with their children. But after Teal’c briefs a little boy on the offensive strength of the Goa’uld, and Carter gets a crash course in the design of naquahdah reactors from a little girl named Merrin, an even more disturbing fact comes to light – the children’s bodies are laced with nanites in their infancy, allowing them to accumulate and process vast amounts of information, and then the nanites are extracted in a ceremony to distribute the collected knowledge to the rest of the population. But O’Neill is horrified to learn that those children who serve in this capacity are often left in a zombie-like state. He offers Merrin the chance to request asylum on Earth, but she refuses. O’Neill decides the time has come for drastic action, even if it creates a rift between Earth and Orban.

Order the DVDswritten by Heather E. Ash
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith, David Arnold & Richard Band

Guest Cast: Andrew Airlie (Kalan), Brittney Irvin (Merrin), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Lachlan Murdoch (Tomin), Stephanie Shea (Solen), Diane Stapley (Mrs. Struble), Rob Farrell (SF Guard), Sarah Goodwill (Student), Laara Sadiq (Technician)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Point Of View

Stargate SG-1In the Area 51 holding area at Nellis AFB, two people emerge from the mirror device that one transported Daniel to an alternate reality, and are promptly taken into custody by the guards there. They’re brought to Cheyenne Mountain, where everyone recognizes them as Samantha Carter and Major Kawalsky. But in the reality from which they come, not only did Carter never join the Air Force, but Earth has been overrun by the Goa’uld. In the alternate reality, Dr. Samantha Carter was married to O’Neill, who died in the Goa’uld attack on the mountain – and no one from the alternate reality has ever heard of the Asgard. Worse yet, something begins to happen to the alternate Carter as she spends more time in the SGC, and it may be linked to the presence of two Carters in the same reality. A plan is formulated to return Dr. Carter and Major Kawalsky back to their reality, along with some additional firepower from the SGC – and a way to contact the Asgard. First, however, Apophis and his deadly first prime, Teal’c, will have to be overthrown.

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teleplay by Jonathan Glassner & Brad Wright
directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Jay Acovone (Major Kawalsky), Peter Williams (Apophis), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Ty Olsson (Jaffa #1), Shawn Reis (Jaffa #2), Tracy Westerholm (SF Guard)

Notes: The mirror device was first seen in the first season episode There But For The Grace Of God.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Deadman Switch

Stargate SG-1Not far from the stargate on a distant world, SG-1 is captured within a force field by a man named Aris Boch, who proclaims himself to be the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter…and declares SG-1 his latest catch, wanted alive by the System Lord, Sokar. Boch is willing to set O’Neill’s team free, however, if they help him capture an even more valuable prize who happens to be another Goa’uld. After an unsuccessful attempt to ditch their captor and escape in his ship, the team reluctantly agrees to help Boch capture his next quarry. But when they do find the renegade Goa’uld, he gives himself up to O’Neill willingly and confides that he is not Goa’uld, but a Tok’ra agent whose capture could provide Sokar with the information needed to wipe out the Tok’ra. Of course, Boch is only watching his bottom line, regardless of the ethics of helping a System Lord who helped to enslave the bounty hunter’s own people. To Boch, the Tok’ra are no better than the Goa’uld. To Teal’c, the Tok’ra are fighting a noble cause – and saving this one might be worth a supreme sacrifice.

Order the DVDswritten by Robert C. Cooper
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Sam J. Jones (Aris Boch), Mark Holden (Korra)

Notes: Sam J. Jones played the title role in the 1980 big-screen version of Flash Gordon.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Demons

Stargate SG-1SG-1 finds the first instance of a Christian society in their travels, but it’s a primitive, superstitious village whose people live in fear of demons. The appearance of O’Neill’s team sends the villagers running, and they find a young woman chained up in the village square, waiting to be sacrificed. By freeing her, the members of SG-1 anger the “demon” who comes on a regular schedule to collect sacrifices – an Unas collecting victims to serve as host bodies for the System Lord known as Sokar. O’Neill tries to discuss the possibility of ridding this village of the Unas, but the leader of the village instead decides that the strangers are demons themselves, and puts Teal’c to a number of tests whose outcome will either “prove” his demonic nature or kill him. The guardian of the girl chained up for sacrifice tries to challenge his leader, certain that SG-1 can help them keep the demon away…but the village’s leader has become far too accustomed to power for anyone’s good, and the Unas will still come for his sacrifice.

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directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: David McNally (Simon), Alan C. Peterson (Canon), Laura Mennell (Mary), Richard Morwich (Unas), John R. Taylor (Elder), Christopher Judge (voice of the Unas)

Notes: The Unas, the first being to become a Goa’uld host, was first encountered in the first season episode Thor’s Hammer, though that episode implied that its Unas was unique; this story rewrites the mythology a bit and makes the Unas an entire species.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Rules Of Engagement

Stargate SG-1SG-1 stumbles across what appears to be a pitched ground battle between Jaffa warriors and an SGC team. Believing it to be SG-11, a team which has been missing from Earth for nearly a year, O’Neill and SG-1 try to assist, but are quickly ambushed and shot by snipers who are also wearing SGC uniforms. SG-1 awakens, only fired on with stun weapons. O’Neill notices their captors’ unit patches – “SG-X” – and everyone notices that their captors are all very young men, the oldest of which are barely of enlistment age. Teal’c bluffs the leader of the “SG-X” unit, Captain Rogers, learning that these young humans – none of them even hosts to Goa’uld symbiotes – were taken from their own worlds and trained to infiltrate the SGC on Earth. Teal’c and O’Neill try to tell Rogers and his team the truth: that Apophis has died and the battle they’re training for will never happen…but that only intensifies the warlike fervor of the would-be soldiers.

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directed by William Gereghty
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Peter Williams (Apophis), Aaron Craven (Captain Rogers), Dion Johnstone (Captain Nelson), Jesse Moss (Lt. Hibbard), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Josh Byer (Sergeant)

Notes: The videotape of the dying Apophis is from the episode Serpent’s Song. The information on SGC uniforms and customs was obtained from the missing SG-11 team by Apophis; SG-11 went MIA somewhere between The Tok’ra Part II and Spirits in the second season.

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Forever In A Day

Stargate SG-1SG-1 responds to a distress call from Kasuf and the other Abdyonians, under siege by the Goa’uld. Kasuf and the other prisoners are freed, but Daniel catches a glimpse of Sha’re and follows her as the rest of the team engage a massive Jaffa ground force. Teal’c follows Daniel into Sha’re’s hut and finds the archaeologist at Sha’re’s mercy. Left with no choice, Teal’c blasts Sha’re with his staff weapon at point-blank range, inflicting enough damage that even her symbiote can’t prevent her death. When he awakens in the SGC, Daniel doesn’t remember Sha’re’s death until O’Neill shows him her body in the morgue. Daniel resigns from the SGC, feeling that the only goal he hoped to achieve by remaining with the stargate program has been taken away from him. But in his dreams, Daniel still sees Sha’re, and hears her imploring him to save her child. Daniel can’t bring himself to speak to Teal’c, much less forgive him, though he does ask about the offspring of two possessed Goa’uld and learns that the resulting child, a human with no symbiote, would still carry his parents’ knowledge – and could provide the SGC with an enormous tactical advantage in their next showdown with the System Lords.

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directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Erick Avari (Kasuf), Vaitiare Bandera (Sha’re), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Jason Schombing (Rothman)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Past And Present

Stargate SG-1SG-1 arrives on a world where amnesia has swept the populace, leaving a human society in ruins. Some of the confused locals introduce O’Neill and his team to Ke’ra, a woman who has assumed a leadership position in the wake of the disaster. But while going over the written history of the planet in search of clues about that disaster, Daniel learns that the person responsible may have been Linea – an old enemy whose previous encounter with SG-1 left little doubt that she would use her enormous scientific talents for her own ends without regard to the consequences for others. Ke’ra and some of her people return to the SGC so Dr. Fraiser can try to find out what caused their memory loss and reverse it. But when she uncovers evidence that Ke’ra may be Linea herself – a victim of her own mass memory wipe – can they afford to restore her to her true personality?

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directed by William Gereghty
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Megan Leitch (Ke’ra), Marya Delver (Layale), Jason Gray-Stanford (Omer), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Luisa Cianni (Woman)

Notes: Teal’c was named by his father; it translates to “strength.” SG-1 encounter Linea in the second season episode Prisoners.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Jolinar’s Memories

Stargate SG-1A Tok’ra delegation led by Martouf comes through the gate with word that Carter’s father has been capture by Sokar and sent “to hell” – a prison of Sokar’s own design from which only one has escaped: Jolinar, the Tok’ra who briefly inhabited Carter’s body. Martouf places a high priority on recovering Selmak, Jacob’s Tok’ra symbiote, so the Tok’ra can learn about Sokar’s plans to openly attack the other System Lords. But while reaching Sokar’s hellish prison is one thing, getting out of it alive with Jacob in tow is quite another, and Martouf tries to probe Carter for Jolinar’s memories of her escape. Unfortunately, he doesn’t find the information needed to plan an escape until he and SG-1 are already there. Teal’c remains on Martouf’s ship to pick up the team, but Sokar’s ships find and engage him. Trapped on the surface, SG-1, Martouf and Jacob try to take advantage of the chaos caused by an insurrection among the Goa’uld guarding the base. When they wonder why such a bold betrayal is happening before their eyes, everything becomes much clearer when one of the Goa’uld removes his mask, revealing the battle-scarred face of Apophis.

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music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Carmen Argenziano (Jacob Carter / Selmak), J.R. Bourne (Martouf), William deVry (Aldwin), Bob Dawson (Bynarr), Dion Johnstone (Na’onak), Peter Williams (Apophis), Peter H. Kent (Kintac), David Palffy (Sokar), Daniel Bacon (Technician), Eli Gabay (Jumar), Tanya Reid (Jolinar), Christine Kennedy (young Carter), Dillon Moen (Charlie)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Devil You Know

Stargate SG-1Apophis makes his ambitions known – he intends to overthrow Sokar and resume his place among the System Lords. Apophis begins brutal interrogations of SG-1 to find information, including the current location of the Tok’ra resistance base, that he can trade to lure Sokar to his prison. Teal’c, in the meantime, has retreated to safety, consulting with the other Tok’ra on a new course of action now that the entire team must be rescued. But the Tok’ra only see an opportunity to rid themselves of both Apophis and Sokar in one shot, and Teal’c discovers that his allies are more than willing to sacrifice the lives of everyone in SG-1 to do it.

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directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Carmen Argenziano (Jacob Carter / Selmak), J.R. Bourne (Martouf), William deVry (Aldwin), Bob Dawson (Bynarr), Peter Williams (Apophis), Dion Johnstone (Na’onak), Peter H. Kent (Kintac), David Palffy (Sokar), Daniel Bacon (Technician), Eli Gabay (Jumar), Tanya Reid (Jolinar), Christine Kennedy (young Carter), Dillon Moen (Charlie)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Foothold

Stargate SG-1After SG-1 receives a rather cool reception from General Hammond upon returning to the SGC from their latest mission, they’re sent into quarantine and hear about a chemical spill affecting the entire Cheyenne Mountain complex. In the infirmary, all four are drugged, though it wears off early for Teal’c because of his Goa’uld symbiont. Teal’c discovers that an alien species has taken over the SGC, and quickly escapes from his guards, also rescuing Carter. Teal’c stays behind to fight and rescue Daniel and O’Neill while Carter escapes, but he is soon overcome. Once outside, Carter contacts Maybourne, one of the SGC’s most hated enemies, to inform him of a foothold situation and requests a meeting in a public place – but at that meeting, Maybourne hands her over to O’Neill and Daniel to be taken back to the SGC. Maybourne promises to accompany her as well. But it’s only on the return flight to the SGC that either Carter or Maybourne realizes that the alien incursion may have already spread as far as the Pentagon.

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directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith & Kevin Kiner

Guest Cast: Tom McBeath (Colonel Harry Maybourne), Colin Cunningham (Major Davis), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Richard Leacock (Colonel Brogan), Colin Lawrence (Sergeant Warren), Dan Shea (Sergeant Siler), Alex Zahara (Alien Leader / Alien #1), Dion Johnstone (Alien #2), Tracy Westerholm (Surveillance SF), Biski Gugushe (SF Guard)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Pretense

Stargate SG-1The Tollan make an appearance, overpowering the SGC’s defenses and stepping right through the closed Iris, informing General Hammond that SG-1’s presence has been requested by someone who is on trial in a Tollan Triad. When O’Neill and the others arrive on Tollana, they discover that the defendant is Skaara – and so is the plantiff. Both Skaara and his Goa’uld symbiont have argued for control over Skaara’s body, and the Triad is to determine which of them will keep control. To O’Neill’s dismay, the counsel for the symbiont is a Goa’uld System Lord, and his minions who have accompanied him to Tollana have their own orders – to prepare to deliver the Tollan to their own judgement day.

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directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith & Richard Band

Guest Cast: Alexis Cruz (Skara), Frida Betrani (Lya),
Marie Stillin (High Chancellor Travell), Garwin Sanford (Narim), Kevin Durand (Zipacna), Bill Nikolai (Technician)

Notes: Lya’s first appearance was in The Nox, while Narim and Tollan first appeared in Enigma, both in the first season.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Urgo

Stargate SG-1SG-1 steps through the gate, believing they’re about to visit a planet with a tropical paradise that they’ve just seen transmitted back via MALP, only to return through the gate instantaneously. But General Hammond tells them they’ve been gone, with no contact, for 15 hours, and has them report to the infirmary. Everything checks out normal at first, but they begin to notice that their senses are heightened – even to the point that the base’s standard-issue cafeteria food actually tastes good. A closer examination reveals that each member of SG-1 has received a kind of brain implant, and this device’s purpose becomes clear when they begin to collectively hallucinate a man named Urgo – who no one else can see. Urgo can’t control their actions, but he can make fairly powerful suggestions…and it appears that he can’t be removed. When SG-1 begins trying to figure out who created Urgo, though, he frantically warns them that his creator could be more of a threat to their lives than he is.

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directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Dom DeLuise (Urgo), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Nickolas Baric (SF Guard), Bill Nikolai (Technician)

Notes: Guest star Dom DeLuise is the father of frequent-flyer Stargate director Pete DeLuise; the younger DeLuise is also an actor who has appeared with his father and brothers in such shows as seaQuest DSV and 3rd Rock From The Sun.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

A Hundred Days

Stargate SG-1A visit to a peaceful planet to establish relations becomes more serious when SG-1 discovers that the eagerly anticipated annual “fire rains” are actually meteor storms that occur when the planet passes through its solar system’s asteroid belt. A near-miss convinces Carter and Daniel that this society’s time is almost up, and that an extinction-level event can’t be far off. The next day, for the first time that any of the planet’s inhabitants can remember, the fire rains begin again during broad daylight – and this time, the blazing lights slam into the ground. The team begins evacuating the people of the village they’re visiting through the stargate back to the SGC for their own safety, but the entire planet can’t be saved – and when the next meteorite takes out the gate, O’Neill finds himself trapped with no way home.

Order the DVDsstory by V.C. James
teleplay by Brad Wright
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Michele Greene (Laira), Julie Patzwald (Naytha), Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman), Shane Meier (Garan), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Marcel Maillard (Paynan)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Shades Of Grey

Stargate SG-1After Daniel makes a lengthy appeal to open diplomatic relations with the Tollan, they still refuse to trade technology with Earth. Incensed, O’Neill interrupts the negotiations and calls the talks off – if Earth’s new allies can offer no help in defending the planet, they’re not really allies. As SG-1 prepares to return to Earth, O’Neill takes a piece of Tollan technology without permission, specifically the device that neutralizes enemy weapons. General Hammond is outraged at the theft, and has O’Neill removed from active duty and examined for any evidence of alien mind control; to his dismay, Dr. Fraiser finds no such evidence. Faced with court-martial or retirement, O’Neill chooses retirement – and in very short order, he’s contacted by Colonel Maybourne, who claims to be working for an “offshoot” of NID. Maybourne wants O’Neill to command teams going through a stargate again, but this time O’Neill will be pilfering any alien tech that could help Earth, with no diplomatic overtures. O’Neill reluctantly agrees to go along, but one of his very first missions pits him squarely against his former SG-1 teammates.

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directed by Martin Wood
music by Kevin Kiner

Guest Cast: Tom McBeath (Col. Harry Maybourne), Steve Makaj (Col. Makepeace), Marie Stillin (High Chancellor Travell), Christian Bocher (Neumann), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Linnea Sharples (Lt. Clare Tobias)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

New Ground

Stargate SG-1On a world previously unvisited by SG-1, a stargate is unearthed by indigenous archaeologists. When the gate opens and a MALP rolls through, they’re stunned; Daniel speaks to them via two-way radio built into the MALP unit, and asks if SG-1 can visit. But as soon as they’re through the gate, the team learns that there’s a war on between two fundamentally different belief systems – and the very presence of humans from another world will cause that war to heat up even more. O’Neill, Carter and Daniel are captured, while Teal’c goes into hiding to bide his time for a rescue attempt. A close encounter with one of the armed locals leaves the Jaffa blinded and all but defenseless. O’Neill and the others quickly learn the gravity of their situation: they will most likely be executed, the gate reburied, and the entire incident covered up, all to protect the belief system of one of the planet’s dominant nations. But when the archaeological dig uncovers the gate’s DHD, there’s also an opportunity for the “heretics” to escape.

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directed by Chris McMullin
music by Joel Goldsmith and Kevin Kiner

Guest Cast: Richard Ian Cox (Nyan), Daryl Shuttleworth (Rygar), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Desiree Zuroski (Parcy), Jennifer Copping (Mallin), Bill Nikolai (Technician), Finn Michael (Soldier)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Maternal Instinct

Stargate SG-1Bra’tac emerges through the SGC’s stargate with a wounded Jaffa, and bearing news that Apophis is still alive and fighting. An entire Jaffa world has been razed to the ground as Apophis searches for his child by Sha’re, a child which Daniel has pledged to find for much more benevolent reasons. Bra’tac admits that he may be growing too tired to single-handedly lead the Jaffa’s fight for freedom from the Goa’uld, and urges Teal’c to take over for him. But first, their immediate mission involves finding the child before Apophis does, and Bra’tac has a clue that leads them to a world whose name the Goa’uld dare not even speak. The child is there, but Daniel is the first to realize that something else is too – a higher life form that won’t let either side take the baby. But as immensely powerful as it seems to be, is this being enough to stop Apophis’ advancing army?

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directed by Peter F. Woeste
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Tony Amendola (Bra’tac), Terry Chen (Monk), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Aaron Douglas (Moac), Steve Bacic (Coburn), D. Harlan Cutshall (Jaffa Commander), Carla Boudreau (Oma Desala)

Notes: This is the first episode to feature Oma Desala (though played by a different actress), and marks the first hint of the plotline that will eventually result in Daniel’s ascension in season five.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Crystal Skull

Stargate SG-1On the planet designated P7X-277, an enormous pyramid – big enough to hold all of the pyramids in Egypt combined – is found. If its sheer size is staggering, what it contains is even more surprising – radiation that’s capable of slowing neutrinos, and, on a pedestal in the pyramid’s center, what appears to be a human skull made of crystal. More surprisingly, it’s identical to one that Daniel’s grandfather, archaeologist Nick Ballard, found in Belize. Ballard claimed at the time that the skull teleported him to another world where he was greeted by gigantic aliens, but that claim destroyed his career and left him institutionalized. When Daniel looks into the eyes of the skull, just as Ballard did, the radiation level spikes and energy begins to glow throughout the cavern. Teal’c fires his zat gun at the skull, but in that moment, Daniel seems to disappear. Daniel manages to return to Earth through the stargate, but no one can see or hear him. Desperate for clues about Daniel’s whereabouts, his teammates turn to the one other person who has gazed into the eyes of the crystal skull…even though, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, that man is insane.

Order the DVDsstory by Michael Greenburg & Jarrad Paul
teleplay by Brad Wright
directed by Brad Turner
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Jan Rubes (Nick Ballard), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Jason Schombing (Rothman), Dan Shea (Sgt. Siler), Russell Roberts (Psychiatrist), Jacquie Janzen (Nurse), Daniel Bacon (Technician), Tracy Westerholm (Surveillance SF), Christopher Judge (voice of Quetlzelcoatl)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Nemesis

Stargate SG-1An appendectomy puts Daniel out of action, and sidelines the rest of SG-1 temporarily. As he sets about completely failing to interest his teammates in a fishing trip, O’Neill suddenly finds himself transported aboard an Asgard ship orbiting Earth. But instead of finding himself among the Asgard themselves, O’Neill is surrounded by large mechanical insects. When he finally finds Thor, the Asgard is on the brink of death, and directs O’Neill to watch a recorded message explaining that the mechanical creatures, discovered by the Asgard in another galaxy and known as replicators, infested the ship, learned of Earth from its navigational charts, and have come to take over the planet for themselves. The Asgard consider the replicators to be a far greater threat than the Goa’uld. Thor is too weak to help, however, and it’s up to O’Neill and SG-1 to figure out if the replicators can be destroyed before they reach Earth.

Order the DVDswritten by Robert C. Cooper
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Colin Cunningham (Major Davis), Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman), Guyle Lee-Fraizer (Technician #2)

LogBook entry by Earl Green