Stargate Episodes & Current World Topics of Discussion
You’ve seen people compare what’s going on in the world with various movies and series such as The Matrix, They Live, Divergent, The Hunger Games, Equilibrium, Stepford Wives, Truman Show, The Stand, Surrogates, EXistenZ, Repo Men, Demolition Man, A.I. Gattaca, Contagion, Twelve Monkeys, Inception, The Island, In Time, Minority Report, Gamer, Aeon Flux, Limitless, Total Recall, The 6th Day, Face Off, Thirteenth Floor, Unbreakable, and many others.
As a former Stargate SG-1 junkie, having watched the series many, many times over the years, I have often found myself comparing various things that are going on in the world to specific episodes and trying to bring it up in conversation:
“Do you remember that particular episode in Stargate where Teal’c gets bitten by an alien mosquito and starts transforming into another species?”. “What about the “Link” that connected an entire civilisation to an AI-based hive-mind database?” “What about the mind-control technology that can change people’s memories and make them believe they committed atrocities?” “What about the ship that carried an entire civilization—the genetic material/DNA of the entire species, including their plants and animals—wouldn’t that be a more likely, more practical, and more realistic scenario than the story of Noah’s Ark?”
“No, I never watched Stargate.”
Damn, I wish my friends had been SG1 junkies, so they knew what I was talking about :)
None of them will commit to watching the whole series (who has time these days?), but they said if I tell them which specific episodes to watch, they’ll do that, so this is my quick episode list so that I can find the episodes easier if they ever come up in conversation.
I don’t want to commit any more time to this post, and can already think of some I missed, but I’ve got a lot more important research in the works than comparing different things we discuss to old Stargate episodes that no one is likely to watch anyway :)
Replicators = representative of Artificial Intelligence and it’s only desire/function is to “replicate”
Upgrades (Transhumanism tech gives SG1 superhuman powers)
A Tok’ra archaeologist arrives at the SGC with newly discovered technology, giving the SG-1 team superhuman powers.
Rite of Passage (experimenting on kids where they feel forced/compelled to return to the forest at a certain age)
Cassandra mysteriously falls ill, sending SG-1 back to her home planet – where they uncover a dark Goa’uld secret.
119 Tin Man (Transhumanism – Reminds me of the experiments they’ve been doing on humans – both the nefarious and the “cyborg-matrix-like human upgrades” they use as a sales-pitch to get people on board. This episode shows how a consciousness can be transported into a robot and the “robot” doesn’t even know he’s not the original. The entire team gets these “upgrades”, but it malfunctions on Teal’c.)
When SG-1 visits the underground warehouse of an advanced alien civilization, the area’s caretaker transplants their minds into robotic duplicates – a “gift” of immortality. Season 1, Disc 4 | Full Transcript | Clip | Clip 2
SG-1 encounters a young woman with the ability to control Replicators, and who may hold the key to the salvation of the Asgard.
Resurrection (Cloning technology, Goa’uld-human hybrid)
SG-1 investigates a secret N.I.D. laboratory, where a ruthless scientist has used cloning technology to create a Goa’uld-human hybrid.
Gemini (AI Tech cloning)
A duplicate of Colonel Carter seeks help from Stargate Command in defeating the Replicator Fifth, who she claims has found a way to counter the Asgard’s new weapon.
Prototype (Goa’uld-human hybrid – genetically-engineered human)
SG-1 finds a genetically advanced Goa’uld-human hybrid created by Anubis, and returns him to Earth for study. But even keeping him alive may not be worth the risk.
Flesh and Blood (accelerated-age of baby)
As the Ori invade the Jaffa planet Chulak, Vala and Daniel must deal with their leader: Vala’s young daughter, rapidly aged by the Ori to serve their purposes.
Evolution 1 (Cloned Super-Soldier)
The team investigates an unstoppable new enemy soldier engineered by Anubis. Dr. Jackson leads a team in search of an alien device in Central America, but gets more than he bargained for.
Death Knell (Cloned Super-Soldiers)
Earth’s secret offworld base is attacked by Anubis’ forces, and Major Carter finds herself being hunted by the enemy. General Hammond and Jacob Carter make an unnerving discovery about the Earth-Tok’ra alliance.
Lifeboat (Linking several consciousness’ into one mind) (this is related to the technology on the following post: Former DARPA/DoD Scientist On Neuro-AI Mind-Control & Virus Weapons On ‘Ignorant Humanity’ )
When SG-1 finds a crashed alien spaceship, Daniel’s mind is taken over by its disembodied passengers.
Revisions (Dome, People linked via central computer)
DVD DISC: Season 7, Disc 2, Episode 705 | Full Transcript | Clip
The team gates to a climate-controlled environment amidst a toxic wasteland, whose citizens are all linked to a central computer.
SG-1 go to a planet that has a dome complex protecting the remaining citizens from the toxic waste that destroyed their world. They go there wearing hazmat suits and pass through the barrier into a holographic garden, where they find a city of people. A meeting of four council members convenes, and they start explaining how they got there, about the Stargate, etc., and the meeting suddenly stops as the council members all access the information from the “Link,” – a device they are always wearing that provides them with the knowledge. They stay overnight, and the next day, there are only 4 members of the council; the woman is missing. They ask about her, and they say there hasn’t been a woman on their council. (The Link instructed the woman to walk outside the dome and basically kill herself for population control because the dome is slowly shrinking, and so the computer automatically dealt with it by killing people and then updating the link so that everyone’s memory of that person was removed.) The link basically works like Wikipedia and Google these days – where they “re-write history on the fly.”
Crystal Skull (institutionalised grandfather is not crazy after all)
An alien artefact causes Daniel to disappear, and the team looks for help from his institutionalised grandfather.
Legacy (infected with a weapon that makes you hallucinate)
When Daniel goes insane, SG-1 must deal with the legacy of Machello’s anti-Goa’uld technology.
The Gamekeeper (Virtual Reality Tech – a device that transports you into a simulation, that replays your memories as if you’re really there, activating your most painful memories, that others can watch for entertainment) DVD DISC: Season 2, Disc 1 (Episode 204)
Avatar (same device as above when used inside SG command for “training purposes”)
Teal’c is trapped in a virtual reality simulation, in which he must defend the base from a Goa’uld super-soldier incursion.
The Other Side
(Eugenics, Genocide, and Unmanned weapons)
DVD DISC: Season 4, Disc 1 (Episode 402) A warring alien race offers to exchange their advanced technology for Earth’s help in defeating their enemy.
Basically, a race of people called “The Eurondans” is at war with another race of people on the planet, they call them “breeders” because they are a diverse race with “no respect for genetic purity,” breeding without care or plan. (Sound familiar already? lol). The Eurondans, who live underground, are killing the rest of the people on the planet by poisoning the surface, because they are “not of their kind” and also preserving their own Caucasian/Nordic-looking “blonde-haired, blue-eyed” clones in stasis until they win the war and can clean up the surface. They are around 100 years ahead of Earth in technology).
Scorched Earth (Sort of the Noah’s ark of DNA Genetic material, planet transformation and frequency)
DVD DISC: Season 4, Disc 3, Episode 409
SG-1 is caught in a conflict between two civilizations trying to colonize the same planet.
An enormous alien ship (some two miles in diameter) is slowly moving across the planet’s surface, destroying everything in its path with a 20-mile-long energy curtain. The vessel is terraforming the planet for a type of life unlike any they know—sulfur-based life rather than carbon-based life. The terraformer will render this planet inhospitable to the Enkarans who live there. SG-1 is transported aboard the advanced vessel, where they are greeted by Lotan, a bio-mechanical lifeform created by the ship in the image of the Enkarans. The ship carries an extinct species, “The Gadmeer,” who were a 10,000-year-old, highly advanced, and peace-loving people, overcome by a stronger military power. Rather than embrace extinction, the Gadmeer filled the ship with genetic samples of its race, and of plants and animals from their world. The ship’s computers were filled with all the knowledge, art, music, and philosophy of the Gadmeer.
What it reminds me of…
- The music that is preserved sounds horrendous to human ears (but was obviously music that resonated with the other race).
- (The frequency changes of our own music, the 528hz debate, the change in Schumann resonances, the frequency war on humanity right now)
- The genetic material preserved of their people, plants, and animals, is how I really imagine the “Noah’s Ark” story would happen. It’s a lot easier to transport and preserve the entire race of species with glass slides.
- The genetic material being taken from the entire population in the past 3 years.
- The DNA weapons that they can already create.
- Lotan – looks human, but was “created”.
- The needing to “remove carbon” from the planet to transform the planet for the new species. (hmm, makes you wonder…)
- The Gadmeer appear reptilian rather than humanoid.
Revelations (Cloning DNA technology)
SG-1 must come to the rescue of their once-powerful allies when the Goa’uld attack a secret Asgard laboratory.
Fragile Balance (Cloning DNA technology)
A teenage boy shows up at the S.G.C. claiming to be Jack O’Neill, sending the team on a mission to uncover his true identity.
When Baal comes to Earth seeking help, Stargate Command must capture his clones and determine which one is the genuine article.
2001 (Sterilization of planet via a vaccine, long-game of elite race to takeover earth, transportation devices, AI)
SG-1 encounters a potential new, technologically advanced ally in the war against the Goa’uld – though they do not know the Aschen’s dark secret.
2010 (Ten years after the earth collaborated with an intelligent race, they realize they should never have gone down that path: overpopulation, sterility, – a 90% drop in the birth rate in the world within 2 years everywhere the “anti-aging vaccine” was distributed, amongst other atrocities).
Ten years into the future, the former members of SG-1 must send a message into the past to prevent the extinction of the human race.
Bane (Mosquito bite’s virus transforms Tealc into another species)
Whilst off-world, the team is attacked by giant insects, one of which stings Teal’c on the back. The bug has actually implanted a virus that converts Teal’c into a living incubator for hundreds of more insects, and Teal’c is being eaten alive. The only way to save him is to capture another venomous bug and create an antidote, but time is running out.
Pretense (Who controls the body? The parasite that claimed him or his human self that had it first?)
The Tollan put Skaara and Klorel on trial to determine who would control the host body.
The Fourth Horseman 1 & 2 ( Deadly plague for dissenters who refuse to worship them)
Earth is infected with a deadly Ori plague, prompting an ally from SG-1’s past to come to their aide. Gerak proposes that the Free Jaffa follow the Ori religion.
As the Ori plague spreads rapidly, SG-1 hopes that the Prior who caused the disease may hold the key to its cure. Gerak tries to rally the Jaffa to the Ori’s cause, prompting Teal’c and Bra’tac to initiate a resistance.
The Scourge (Bugs/Beetles that kill and can track you by the sound you make)
A tour of an off-world research base for a group of foreign diplomats turns dangerous when an insidious insect species gets loose.
Morpheus (Pathogen that makes you sleepy, but if you sleep, you die)
SG-1 investigates a problem off-world and soon finds that they have become victims themselves: they cannot stay awake. Meanwhile, Vala Mal Doran undergoes an evaluation on Earth, hoping to join SG-1.
Touchstone (Climate Control Weather Device)
A climate control device is stolen from a planet and SG1 is accused of the theft. They have to find it and restore it before the planet freezes. Then weather on Earth starts to unexpectedly change and the team believe that the device has been stolen by rogue NID agents. Will they find it in time and how did the NID travel off world?
One False Step (Changing frequency on the planet, makes the citizens sick)
While testing new technology, a UAV malfunctions and crashes on a planet. SG-1 goes to determine the cause of the malfunction, but discovers that their presence may be causing serious injury to the planet’s primitive inhabitants.
The Light (Frequency that causes suicidal tendencies, and a hypnotic state where you can’t leave the pretty lights, and if you leave the lights, you feel suicidal – withdrawal symptoms)
SG-1 finds a deserted Goa’uld palace, where a beautiful device causes suicidal tendencies.
Evolution 2 (Frequency Device in Central America makes people want to kill each other, plus clones/warriors super-soldiers)
O’Neill seeks help from a former comrade to rescue Daniel and Dr. Lee, who have been kidnapped in Central America. Carter, Teal’c and Jacob infiltrate Anubis’ super-soldier facility.
Out of Mind (Holographic Memory Device where you can holographically see what the person is thinking)
When Colonel O’Neill wakes up, he is told by new staff everything in the star-base is different because he was just revived after 79 years of cryogenic hibernation, as sole survivor of a disastrous SG-1 mission on a goa’uld-ruled planet. He accepts to undergo a ‘high tech hypnosis’ to retrieve information of use in the present war against them which is going badly, involving earth’s ten endangered colonies on other planets.
Collateral Damage (Mind-control tech that can make you think you murdered someone)
When SG-1 travels to an Asgard Protected Planet, Colonel Mitchell is accused of a murder he did not commit.
Stronghold (Same Mind-control tech from Collateral Damage, used for good, to help his dying friend live through his experiences as though it was him)
Baal kidnaps Teal’c as part of a plot to brainwash those Jaffa advocating a move toward democracy. Cameron Mitchell learns that an old friend is about to die.
Seth (A toxin makes followers of the cult, compliant and worship the leader)
SG-1 must find a renegade Goa’uld who has been hiding on Earth for thousands of years.
Threshold (Teal’c is under mind-control making him think Apophis is his God)
His mind altered by Apophis, Teal’c must undergo a ritual that takes him to the edge of death itself, in order for him to rediscover who he is.
Divide and Conquer (mind-control sleeper assassins that are triggered to kill at opportune time, apparently CIA already have the capability)
When a member of the SGC tries to kill a Tok’ra, it is revealed that O’Neill and Carter may be victims of an untraceable form of Goa’uld mind control.
Dominion (Mind-Manipulation technology, that enables you to implant a fake narrative, so you can infiltrate without being detected – and without even knowing yourself that you have been implanted with a false memory)
SG-1 hatches an elaborate plan to try and capture Adria, using Vala as bait.
Chimera (Dream-Infiltration Technology)
Daniel is plagued by dreams of his former girlfriend, who has been taken as a Goa’uld host. Samantha Carter begins a romantic relationship with a detective, from whom she must hide her life at Stargate Command.
Avalon 2 (Ancient communications device – consciousness transferred to minds in another galaxy)
An Ancient communications device renders Daniel and Vala unconscious, sending their minds to another galaxy – where they inhabit the bodies of two people persecuted by the followers of an evil religion.
Learning Curve (Nanotech that accumulates knowledge for entire population)
SG-1 discovers a planet where children are used to acquire knowledge for the entire population, then discarded.
Past and Present (Planet with no children, Adults poisoned and have no memory of who they are)
SG-1 encounters an entire planet suffering from amnesia. The planet’s leader returns to Earth with SG-1 to find a cure, but SG-1 suspects she may not be who she appears to be.
Beneath the Surface
The members of SG-1 are used as forced labor in an underground alien facility after their memories are erased by the ruling elite.
Memento Mori (Amnesia mind-probing technology)
Stricken with amnesia and on the run, Vala takes a job as a waitress as she tries to piece together who she is and what happened to her.
SG-1 returns from a mission and discovers that metamorphic aliens have taken over the complex.
When his former mentor dies, Dr. Jackson returns to his roots – and discovers an ancient Egyptian artifact containing a Goa’uld parasite.
Entity (AI life force takes over the computer base & Major Carter’s body)
The SGC is invaded by an alien life force that takes up residence in the base computer system – and in Major Carter.
Lockdown (mysterious infection is actually a former system lord who has ascended to another dimension)
The S.G.C. is put under quarantine after a mysterious infection leaves a Russian officer in the infirmary – but the disease may not be a disease at all.
Full Alert (Earth’s leaders compromised by the Goa’uld)
Relations between the U.S. and Russia are strained when Russian military leaders claim that the U.S. government has been compromised by the Goa’uld.
The Enemy Within (Mind-Control Parasites – taking over someone’s mind & body)
Major Kawalsky is possessed by a Goa’uld, and the S.G.C. must find a way to remove it without killing him. DVD DISC: Season 1, Disc 1, Episode 103 | Full Transcript | Clip
Urgo (brain implants that make you see a man that isn’t there)
SG-1 receives alien brain implants that manifest themselves as a bizarre man, who tells them that they would not survive the procedure to remove him.
The Fifth Man (Toxin that makes SG-1 think that a creature is a member of their team)
O’Neill and Lieutenant Tyler are ambushed by Goa’uld forces and trapped behind enemy lines – while the rest of their team discover they don’t know who Tyler is.
Summit (After being injected via a ‘prick’ from a ring covered in a certain toxin, the victim sees you as their loyal servant)
The Tok’ra war with the Goa’uld escalates, and the rebel faction sends Daniel Jackson to a secret meeting between the System Lords.
The Fifth Race (Device that allows you to download a repository of Ancient Knowledge)
DVD DISC: Season 2, Disc 4 (Episode 215)
O’Neill becomes the unwilling receptacle for a library of alien knowledge, and ends up at an unlikely meeting with the Asgard.
Lost City 1 (Device that allows you to download a repository of Ancient Knowledge)
O’Neill goes to great lengths to keep the Ancients’ knowledge from falling into Goa’uld hands when the team discovers a second repository. The President replaces General Hammond with a civilian diplomat.
The Pegasus Project (Atlantis device that allows you to ask questions and holographic answers from an Ancient database of knowledge)
Daniel and Vala travel to Atlantis in search of Merlin’s anti-Ori weapon, while Sam, and Mitchell join forces with Dr. McKay to lock out the Ori supergate.
SG-1 must adjust to a new commanding officer when General Hammond steps down – but O’Neill discovers foul play behind the general’s resignation.
A businessman threatens to expose the secrets of alien life to the world, forcing Stargate Command to bring him into the loop.
An alien ship approaches Earth, sending SG-1 to an old friend for some answers – where they discover that Martin Lloyd has created a TV show about the Stargate program.
Meridian (Scientists & Politicians blame the good guys to cover their own asses)
Daniel Jackson is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while visiting an alien civilization that is building a weapon of mass destruction.
Avenger 2.0 (Computer virus takes down entire gate network)
An S.G.C. scientist creates a computer virus to be used to disable enemy Stargates – but succeeds in shutting down the entire gate network.
Citizen Joe (Remote-Viewing Tech)
Jack is confronted in his home by an irate barber…who claims to know everything about the Stargate project and SG-1.
Origin 3 (Ori – race that demands the worship of mortals)
Daniel comes face to face with the Ori, a fiery race of beings who demand the worship of mortals. Elsewhere, Stargate Command encounters the first Ori missionary in our galaxy.
Babylon (Drug that makes you dead for a few hours)
Colonel Mitchell is injured in a skirmish with a warrior from a mythic tribe of rebel Jaffa, and is trained in their fighting techniques only so that he may engage in a ritual battle to the death.
Ripple Effect (Parallel Realities)
Multiple SG-1s show up at Stargate Command, leading the “real” team to conclude that they have each been inadvertantly displaced from different parallel realities.
Arthur’s Mantle (Shift dimensions rendering you invisible to everyone)
Mitchell and Carter are shifted to another dimension, making them invisible to everyone at the S.G.C. Meanwhile, Teal’c and SG-9 discover that the Sodan have been brutally attacked.
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