SG-1 is tasked to accompany members of the International Oversight Advisory, including Richard Woolsey, on a tour of the Gamma site. The visitors are suitably impressed but everyone is put ... See full summary »

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SG-1 is tasked to accompany members of the International Oversight Advisory, including Richard Woolsey, on a tour of the Gamma site. The visitors are suitably impressed but everyone is put in danger when a carnivorous insect escapes from the lab. The base is locked down and no one is allowed to travel through the gate. The bug is linked to the Ori - it's appeared on several planets that they've visited - and Daniel thinks it may be their follow-up to the virus. SG-1 and the IOA visitors take refuge in a cave but Gen. Landrey is left with little choice but to flood the planet with a deadly neurotoxin to destroy the bugs. SG-1 looks for away out before that happens. Written by garykmcd

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In the dubbed german version Teal'cs choice of movie is a "classic" (old school) movie, while Mitchell tells them, they are going to see "Star Trek" (not "Starship Troopers"). See more »

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Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell: We're surrounded by rock here so there's no way the bugs are digging in. We've got the entrance covered. Everything's going to be fine.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Until we run out of bullets.
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1950's horror "meats" 2000's sci-fi action
13 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Remember the 1954 film, "Them!"? How about the 1958 flick, "The Blob"?

Combine some old-school, B-rate horror flicks with a science fiction/action series, and "The Scourge" is what you get. This would have been a lot more fun if it had aired around Halloween.

Trust me--this is not an episode you want to watch late at night.

The creepiness of carnivorous bugs, along with the darkness of the screenplay make this an episode you want to watch with the lights on or when the sun is still high in the sky.

The directing could have been better, and some of the clichés thrown about in the script can produce an eye roll or three. But it's still a decent yarn. It's totally believable that the Ori--who already engineered a virus designed to destroy mankind--could also engineer a meat-eating insect.

"We" did it in "Them," after all, right?


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