The discovery of the Stargate creates a war between two nations on the planet Tegalus with Daniel in the middle of it.



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Episode cast overview:
Leanne Adachi ...
Rebel Aide
Preston Cook ...
Radio Man
Charles Zuckermann ...
Rebel Soldier


An SG-1 first contact mission to the planet Tegalus has unintended consequences. By appearing through a gate that was on display as a museum piece, they create a rift between two nuclear-armed powered nations that have long maintained an uneasy but balanced relationship . More importantly, their arrival has empowered a religious fanatic, Soren, who believes the benevolent gods who placed the ring on the planet are to return some day. As war rages, Daniel is injured and is cared for by Leda Kane, wife of Daniel's host on the planet Jared Kane. When the gate falls under Soren's control, Daniel must find away out. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

6 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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The chevron badge worn by the tour guide at the beginning is the same symbol used on the mission patches on Stargate: Atlantis. See more »


In the pre-title sequence, the blood on the pillow next to Daniel Jackson's head disappears. See more »


Brigadier General Jack O'Neill: Daniel, we're always sticking our collective noses where they don't belong. It's what we do.
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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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The Blood is Mine
18 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The blood on Daniel Jackson's pillow disappears in the pre-title sequence, but by the end of this episode blood and brain fluid were pouring out of my ears. That's how bad this episode is.

For some reason all sci-fi shows love to have episodes that show all sides of a conflict are equal. America and its enemies, by extension, are equivalent, and our squabbles are insignificant.

That's true if there's no difference between spreading freedom and spreading tyranny.

This episode is a yawn from beginning to end. It's made even worse with the flashbacks. The story begins in the middle, flashes back to how things started, then moves to the end. The reason people sometimes start stories in the middle is to create false tension from the unknown. It's a cheap gimmick trying to mask a weak story. The gimmick always fails. It failed in this meaningless episode.

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