On the Enkarans' new home, SG-1 discovers a giant spaceship is threatening the colonists as it terraforms the planet.



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SG1 are celebrating with the Enkarans they settled on P5S-381, but they receive word that a huge spaceship has destroyed the nearby village and is slowly moving towards them burning the ground as it goes. SG1 try to communicate with the ship and find out that it is 'terra-forming' the planet for a long dead race. A biomechanical lifeform in the ship, tells SG1 that the Enkarans must leave. But they cannot, because they would die. Can SG1 solve the problem in time? Written by Anonymous

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25 August 2000 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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On the computer screen that displays the schematics of the alien terraforming spaceship, some of the specs have the word "unknown" misspelled and they read "DEPOSIT UNKOWN" and "AGENT UNKOWN". See more »


Major Samantha Carter: Question is, will they listen?
Colonel Jack O'Neill: Well, the real question is, will they have ears?
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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Entertaining but Incoherent Story
2 July 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The SG-1 relocates the Enkarans in another planet and the human-like people thank the team with a celebration party. Out of the blue, a spaceship burns the ground and destroys a village close to the settlement. They succeed to contact the spaceship and are brought on board. Soon the bio-mechanical life form Lotan explains that they are settling a dead race on the planet since it is the only one with all the elements necessary for the survival of the race. They tell that the Enkarans must move to another planet. But the SG-1 team explains that this is the only planet where the Ankarans may exist; otherwise they would die. Further, it is impossible to share the planet with the other race. How will the SG-1 solve the problem?

"Scorched Earth" is an episode of Stagate SG-1 with an entertaining but incoherent story. The environment is perfect for a human-like race Enkaran. How could be the planet the only suitable to a sulfur-based race that needs to destroy the environment to survive? The solution is predictable but perfect for the conclusion. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Scorched Earth"

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