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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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17 February 2006 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


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16 : 9
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The stargate works in a similar manner to the transporters in Star Trek (1966) and the character played by Robert Picardo, who played the EMH/Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), voices his concern about travelling through the stargate for the first time, specifically about being reassembled incorrectly. This alludes to transporter phobia for which numerous characters in Star Trek have expressed. See more »


Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell: Sir, I don't mean to gripe...
Major General Hank Landry: Permission to gripe granted.
Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell: We're being put on babysitting duty?
Major General Hank Landry: Don't underestimate the importance of this mission. This is the IOA. These people carry a lot of influence with the Stargate Program. How it's run, how it's funded. You should feel honored. Just, uh, don't keep 'em up past ten. And remember to read 'em a bedtime story before tucking them in for the night.
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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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