Stargate SG-1: Season 1, Episode 3

Emancipation (8 Aug. 1997)

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While exploring a world populated by Mongol descendants, Capt. Carter is abducted as a wife of a local warlord.



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The SG-1 team travels to a planet that is populated by what may be the descendants of Mongol tribesmen relocated from Earth. The warriors are brave and fierce but the object of their interest is Sam Carter. In their society, woman are not permitted to show their face in public and are not even allowed to speak, on pain of death. She is kidnapped by a young man who trades her to an opposing tribe in the hopes of getting the chieftain's daughter Nya in return. He is refused as Nya has been promised to another chieftain in marriage but Sam tries to get the young woman to refuse the marriage and go against her father's wishes.The result is that Nya is sentenced to death by stoning. Written by garykmcd

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This episode considered by both the producers and fans as one of the poorest of the series and it is regularly skipped in syndicated reruns. See more »


Carter mentions she is in a yurt. This may be true, but Mongols live in 'Gers', similar to Yurts, but with a couple of slight differences. Several members of the team also stand on the entrance way to the Ger/Yurt, which is a faux pas in Mongolian Culture. See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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some statements by the makers about egalitarianism...
25 March 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This entry was really terrible. This had nothing to do with stargate this was more about a political statement to make the rights between women and men the same.

This time the crew lands on a planet were some older tribes of Mongols are living. Sam Carter is the victim here, walking around as a woman showing her face is a thing not done. She's being captured and used to be swapped to another tribe to release the chief's daughter who must marry the one being chosen by her father. Of course Carter coming from a 'modern society' doesn't agree that men are superior to women and rebels against their believe. But nothing really happens except talking and talking. Towards we almost have the stoning of the daughter wasn't it that Carter wants to fight against the chief.

It all looked a bit confusing and it is clear that someone from the production wanted to make a statement here. The white 'man' bringing the good news to the tribe and even doing a bit of what the conquistadors did ages ago.

Easy to spot that Stargate still was searching what it's all about...

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 0/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5

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