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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When Carter is in Turghev's camp chopping vegetables we see three potatoes on the tray/bowl. While potatoes are an important staple in contemporary Mongolia ( annual consumption ~ 100 pounds per capita) these Mongols were taken from Earth around the 12th century and potatoes were only known on the South American continent untill the 17th century. See more »


The people are identified as Mongols. But among the real Mongols, women played an active role and were not restricted in the way the show says. See more »


Jack O'Neill: Damn! Guess I'm gonna have to cancel that Oprah interview.
Teal'c: What is an "Oprah"?
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Women Liberation
18 April 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Jack, Daniel, Sam and Teal'c arrive in a planet and they save the young Abu, who is the son of the local leader Moughal, from an attack of wild dogs. However his people that seems to be descendant of Mongol does not accept Samantha, since women in their society are not allowed to show their faces, to dress like a man and to speak in public. During the night, Abu abducts Sam to trade her for Nya, who is the daughter of Turghan, the chief an enemy tribe. However Turghan does not accept the deal since his daughter has been promised to the leader of another tribe. Meanwhile Jack, Daniel and Teal'c head to Turghan's tribe guided by Moughal to rescue Sam. Will Samantha be saved? And how will end the love of Nya and Abu?

"Emancipation" is an episode dedicated to Captain Samantha Carter and all the women of the world. The SG-1 team meets a primitive sexist society and Sam helps the women liberation. My vote is eight.

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