Stargate SG-1 is an American science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise, created by Jonathan Glassner and Brad Wright. It begins one year after the events of the 1994 science fiction film Stargate.
It aired in the USA on Showtime (Season 1-5) and SCI FI (Seasons 6-10), from 27 July, 1997 to 13 March, 2007. There are 214 episodes in 10 seasons.
Stargate SG-1 premiered in South Africa on SABC2 on Tuesday 16 March 1999, at 21h30. Only the first three seasons aired on SABC2 - it was not renewed by the channel and was later picked up by DStv's actionX (now M-Net Action) channel, which began broadcasting the third season on 13 December 2005, almost three years after the season ended on SABC2.
The series later premiered on TopTV's Fox FX channel on Saturday 1 May 2010, at 18h15. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 premiered on Fox FX on Monday 21 June 2010, at 18h15. New episodes aired daily, seven days a week. There are 22 episodes in the third season.
Daily: 01h55, 10h00, 13h45
Based on the 1994 science fiction movie Stargate, the show is based on the premise that devices known as Stargates exist not only on Earth, but on other planets as well.
By using these devices, travelers are able to visit other planets in a matter of seconds. The primary aim of the four travelers of this show is to venture forth into unknown territory to gather alien technology to help protect Earth against an evil race of alien called Goa'uld.
The action begins when aliens temporarily invade Earth through the Stargate and Colonel Jack O’Neil is called out of retirement to lead an SG-1 team to Abydos, the ancient Egyptian-like world where he left his friend Daniel Jackson years earlier.
Discovering his friend alive and well, O’Neil also learns their old enemy, Ra, was a Goa’uld, one of the many System Lords who uses the interstellar portal to conquer planets.
Employing an elaborate cartouche that reveals an entire network of Stargates, O’Neil and his SG-1 team travel throughout the galaxy in an attempt to save the Earth from the Goa’ulds’ wrath.
General Jack O'Neill
As the commanding officer of the SGC, General O'Neill's assignment is to defend Earth from possible hostile invasion and to explore new worlds and return new technologies to Earth for study and further development.
When he joined the Air Force at 18 years of age, O'Neill proved himself to be an exceptional and gifted airman. Assigned to a special training program for covert operations/infiltration, he was trained in the skills of wilderness survival, special weapons and tactics, assassination, demolition, chemical weapons, the manufacture and detonation of explosives, and is a field expedience specialist.
He resigned from service when his son Charlie died by accidentally shooting himself with O'Neill's gun. O'Neill never recovered from the loss, which drove his wife to eventually leave him.
He was recalled by his former commanding officer to go through the Stargate on the first mission precisely because of his willingness to die. Instead, the mission gave him a new desire to live.
Capt. Samantha Carter
Captain Samantha Carter's assignment is to ascertain possible hostile threats, to continue analysis of stargate technology and to analyze and return materials, technologies and knowledge for further development.
She has served in the Pentagon, was previously a flight officer in the Kuwait theater, and has received special training in the F-117/F16. She in an astro-physics genius, holding a Ph.D. in Quantum Mechanics and is a plasma/particle physics expert.
She is also an expert on gate technology, having read every bit of information known to exist and has studied the permutations of the gate symbols at length. When the plug was pulled on her gate research project and she was transferred to another base, she continued her research in private. She was able to resume her obsessive work with the gate when the SG-1 team was assembled.
Carter is single and unattached. She is fiercely loyal to the SGC, and not only brings her extensive scientific knowledge to the program, but also her military training.
Dr Daniel Jackson
Dr. Jackson joined the SG-1 team on a voluntary basis to study the cultures of other planets. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology as well as a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and has prior experience with the culture of Abydos.
He is an expert in ancient cultures and languages in addition to current ones; he speaks over 20 languages including ancient Egyptian. Originally he was contracted by the military to decipher a mysterious hieroglyphic cartouche. His subsequent translation of the cartouche allowed the Stargate to be opened for the first time.
He married Sha're, an off-world human and native of Abydos, after he chose to stay behind on the planet following the first mission, and he became something of a deity to the people of Abydos.
His humanistic, liberal approach is often in conflict with O'Neill's militaristic approach. Some see him as a soft, brainy, clumsy scientist who carries a wide-eyed enthusiasm with him through every mission.
Teal'c is a member of the alien race known as Jaffa, of the home planet Chulak.
Similar to humans in overall appearance, Jaffas have an "X" shaped incision or marsupial pouch in the abdomen. When a Jaffa reaches approximately eight years of age, a Goa'uld larva, the infant form of a parasitic being, is placed in the Jaffa pouch in order to mature.
There is a strong symbiotic relationship between them as the Jaffa is guaranteed powerful healing abilities and immunity to myriad diseases including all viral or bacterial infections for as long as he carries the symbiote. For this reason, Jaffa live to be very old.
Teal'c, although he looks much younger, is actually over 90 years old. After a seven year gestation period, the mature Goa'uld parasite seeks out a new host, (usually human).
All Jaffa have a mid-forehead tattoo or symbol indicating that they carry a Goa'uld symbiote. The Serpent Guards are the elite or royal guard of the Jaffa in service to the Goa'uld Apophis.
They wear the heavily armored "serpent head" helmets. Teal'c had served as the First Prime of Apophis, but after aiding the SG-1 team during their first mission to Chulak, he left his family and culture behind and returned to Earth as a voluntary member of the SG-1 team.
His main reason for joining SG-1 was to try to set straight the misdeeds of his past, and to win freedom for his people from the Goa'uld.
General George Hammond
As the Commanding Officer of the Research and Defense Unit, General Hammond commands the SGC and all SG units.
His standing orders are to analyze the threat potential of alien races, defend Earth from possible hostile invasion, and to analyze and recover technologies for study and further development.
He received decorations for meritorious service in the Kuwait theater and in Vietnam. Special background and previous service include serving with the Project Bluebook Re-Evaluation, and as Commanding Officer of the Groom Lake Operations Facility.
He is a hardened military leader, and a wise man who is willing to do whatever is necessary to defend the interests of his country and all humanity.
Dr Janet Frasier
Dr. Fraiser is a military doctor and Captain. General Hammond hand picked her to work in the SGC because of her expertise in exotic diseases.
Dr. Fraiser's skill and compassion enable her to face the most peculiar cases brought to her by SG-1 and all the other SG teams.
Season 3 Episodes
Into The Fire
Trapped on Hathor's planet, Carter and Daniel can only watch helplessly as Hathor implants O'Neill with a Goa'uld symbiote. General Hammond sends Colonel Makepeace and six Stargate units to reclaim SG-1, but when the units are defeated, Hammond decides to do the job himself. (Part 2 of 2).
Jacob Carter enlists the SG-1 team in his hunt for the ancient Goa'uld Lord Seth, whom he believes is hiding on Earth. A computer search reveals Seth has maintained power on Earth for thousands of years using false religion, and they trace him to a heavily armed compound in Washington state.
Asgard leader, Thor, tells O'Neill that the Goa'uld System Lords plan to attack Earth, and offers help in negotiating a peace deal. Three System Lords attend the session, Yu, Nirrti, and Cronus. They initially agree to the Asgard's peace proposal, on the condition that Earth gives up the Stargate.
During a routine mission, the SG-1 team discovers corpses of a league of Goa'uld who challenged the System Lords. One is holding a tablet, and after Daniel touches it, he begins to hear voices and see nightmarish visions. Medical tests indicate that he is suffering from schizophrenia.
In the pursuit of knowledge, Jack O'Neill, Teal'c, and Daniel Jackson travel to the planet Orban as part of an exchange program. O'Neill and the rest of SG-1 soon discover that the children on this planet are used to acquire knowledge for the entire population, then discarded.
Point of View
The SGC is taken aback when an alternate reality version of Samantha Carter and the deceased Major Kawalsky are found in top secret Area 51. To transport themselves to our reality, they used the quantum mirror (last seen in the season 1 episode There But For The Grace of God).
Deadman Switch screenplay
SG-1 travels to planet PJ6-877 for a routine exploration. Almost immediately, they are captured by an alien bounty hunter, who is hunting a Goa'uld wanted by the evil System Lord Sokar. He attempts to solicit help from SG-1, in exchange for their freedom.
SG-1 arrives at a medieval village and frees a young woman who has been left outside tied to a stake. Simon, friar of the village, explains that she is a sacrifice for a demon that plagues their village. The Canon chose her when he mistook her illness for evil possession.
Rules of Engagement
Upon exiting the Stargate, SG-1 finds itself in the midst of battle. A group of SG soldiers battles a Jaffa army. Believing the soldiers to be the missing-in-action SG-11 team, O'Neill and the others provide assistance. Much to their surprise, the mystery SG team turns their weapons on SG-1.
Forever in a Day
As SG-1 attempts a rescue of captured Abydonians, Daniel sees his long lost wife Sha're in a nearby tent. He follows her inside, where Sha're, who is actually the Goa'uld Amaunet, takes Daniel in the grip of a ribbon device. Teal'c enters the tent with his staff weapon as Daniel falls unconscious.
Past and Present
SG-1 travels to a planet whose inhabitants are suffering from mass retrograde amnesia. They have no memory of their lives, and report that their elders and children are missing. Their planet faces complete devastation unless the people's memories can be restored.
The Tok'ra Martouf arrives at the SGC with troubling news: Carter's father, Jacob, and his Tok'ra symbiote Selmak, have been captured by the evil Goa'uld System Lord Sokar and imprisoned on a moon called Netu, which Sokar has transformed into a literal Hell. (Part 1 of 2).
The Devil You Know
During an attempt to rescue Jacob Carter, SG-1 and Martouf are captured by Apophis, who is determined to use their information to overthrow Sokar. With Tok'ra memory technology and a hallucinogenic drug, each prisoner is forced to relive vivid, painful memories. (Part 2 of 2).
On their return from a mission, SG-1 learns that part of the SGC has been sealed off due to a chemical leak. Soon after, Dr. Fraiser injects each member of the team with a sedative, rendering them unconscious. Teal'c awakens to see Dr. Fraiser and General Hammond talking with two aliens.
The Tollan Narim pays an unexpected visit to the SGC, inviting the members of SG-1 to participate in "Triad." When SG-1 shows up on the new Tollan home world, they learn that the Triad is an ancient ceremony of justice, and the person on trial is their old friend Skaara.
SG-1 steps through the Stargate on their way to a paradise planet and end up back at the SGC. Adding to their confusion is Hammond's assertion that the team was gone for fifteen hours. An analysis of the MALP data reveals a brief initial image of an alien lab just before the paradise view.
A Hundred Days screenplay
Colonel O'Neill and the rest of the SG-1 team have established ties with a small village on the planet Edora, and their leader Laira, with whom O'Neill shares a mutual and quiet attraction. Everyone gathers to watch the annual meteor shower referred to by the natives as "fire rain."
Shades of Grey
SG-1 travels to Tollana to negotiate a trade. O'Neill becomes annoyed when the Tollans refuse to cooperate due to their fear that any weaponry given to Earth would likely be used on itself than against the Goa'uld. In an act that shocks the rest of his team, O'Neill steals a Tollan device.
The team travels to a planet where the planet's two cultures have been at war over their opposed beliefs regarding the Stargate. Upon their arrival, they are met by the curious Nyan, a scientist who explains that their arrival proves that the beliefs of his rival culture, the Optricans, is true.
Maternal Instinct screenplay
Using the combined knowledge of Bra'tac, Daniel, and computer analysis, SG-1 finds the planet most likely to be "Kheb", of Jaffa and Goa'uld legend. Bra'tac and SG-1 travel to the planet in search of the Harsesis child, who Apophis fathered with Sha're/Amaunet, to find the child before Apophis.
Jackson becomes intrigued when the video transmission from the MALP reveals a huge Mayan pyramid with a glowing crystal skull in its center. He tells the rest of SG-1 and Hammond that the skull appears to be identical to one his grandfather, Nicholas Ballard, found in Belize in 1971.
O'Neill is suddenly transported aboard Thor's ship, where he is faced with hundreds of menacing looking metallic bugs. He learns from Thor that these bugs, called Replicators, are artificial organisms that have overtaken the ship and directed it toward Earth. (Part 1 of 2).
Season 1 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 16 Mar 1999 | Finale: 10 Aug 1999 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 1 May 2010 | Finale: 22 May 2010 | Daily, 18h15
Season 2 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 2 Sep 2000 | Finale: 27 Jan 2001 | Saturdays, 21h15
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 23 May 2010 | Finale: 20 Jun 2010 | Daily, 18h15
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 14 Sep 2001 | Finale: 8 Feb 2002 | Fridays, 21h15
Channel: actionX | Premiere: 13 Dec 2005 | Finale: 9 May 2006 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 21 Jun 2010 | Finale: 12 Jul 2010 | Daily, 18h15
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Channel: actionX | Premiere: 16 May 2006 | Finale: 10 Oct 2006 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 27 Jan 2011 | Finale: 17 Feb 2011 | Daily, 17h30
Season 5 (22 episodes)
Channel: actionX | Premiere: 17 Oct 2006 | Finale: 13 Mar 2007 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 17 May 2011 | Finale: 7 Jun 2011 | Daily, 18h15
Season 6 (22 episodes)
Channel: actionX | Premiere: 10 Jul 2007 | Finale: 11 Dec 2007 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 8 Jun 2011 | Finale: 29 Jun 2011 | Daily, 18h15
Season 7 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 11 Mar 2008 | Finale: 5 Aug 2008 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 30 Jun 2011 | Finale: 21 Jul 2011 | Daily, 18h15
Season 8 (20 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 28 Oct 2008 | Finale: 10 Mar 2009 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 19 May 2012 | Finale: 7 Jun 2012 | Daily, 17h30
Season 9 (20 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 9 Jun 2009 | Finale: 20 Oct 2009 | Tuesdays, 18h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 8 Jun 2012 | Finale: 27 Jun 2012 | Daily, 17h30
Season 10 (20 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 26 Jan 2010 | Finale: 8 Jun 2010 | Tuesdays, 18h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 28 Jun 2012 | Finale: 17 Jul 2012 | Daily, 17h30