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It's Good to Be King 

SG-1 is sent to warn Harry Maybourne that the goa'uld System Lord Ares is coming to the planet where he was banished, and in the process they find what may be an Ancient time machine.



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Episode cast overview:
Robert Bruce ...
Local #1
Zak Church ...
Local #2


Baal is winning the war against his fellow Goa'uld system lords and the losers are now searching out new worlds on which to take refuge. One of those worlds is the planet on which Harry Maybourne was exiled. SG-1 arrives to rescue him only to find that Harry is now the local king and seems to be living a very nice life. It turns out that Harry was sort of expecting them and the Goa'uld. He's found ancient carvings that seem to predict the future - leading Daniel to conclude that the Ancients did in fact master timer travel. They explore the surrounding area and find a ship - that may in fact contain the time machine in question. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

4 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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The plot of the episode was somewhat similar to that of the Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits (1996). See more »


As Maybourne is delivering his "prophecies don't come from me" speech, the camera cuts to the SG-1 team and multiple colored lights for the scene are reflected in Daniel's glasses. See more »


[about to start up a ship with a time machine]
Brigadier General Jack O'Neill: How do we know we're not gonna end up back at the Alamo?
Lt. Col. Samantha Carter: Uh, well for one thing, that was on Earth.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Harry's Circle is Complete
22 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a nice episode. It receives a 7 because it completes Harry Maybourne's redemption, and it has a fair bit of action and discovery.

SG1 goes to retrieve Harry Maybourne, because a Goa'uld is going to the planet where the Tokr'a placed Harry. It turns out Harry has become king thanks to some ruins. He found that the ruins contain prophecies written by an Ancient who had traveled in time.

There's also a prophecy about some travelers - Harry figures it's SG-1

  • saving the people from a returned enemy.

This episode is about faith and redemption. Just as the people at SGC showed their faith in Jack a few episodes back, the people who made Harry king show their faith in him.

In the end they defeat the Goa'uld and find the Ancient's gate ship, complete with a time traveling module.

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