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"Stargate SG-1" Upgrades (TV Episode 2000) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(2000)

Plot Summary

  • The SGC is visited by Tok'Ra called Anise who brings some armbands used by the soldiers of a long extinct race, supposed to increase the abilities of the wearers. O'Neill, Carter and Jackson put the armbands on and it improves their physical strength, but it also causes them to make rash decisions. can they get the armbands off before they cause their deaths?

    - Written by Anonymous
  • Stargate Command is visited by a beautiful Tok'ra, Anise, who needs their help in testing an alien weapons technology she has discovered. The weapons, armbands affixed to the writs and forearm, belonged to a now extinct society and enhance the wearers natural abilities. O'Neill, Carter and Daniel Jackson all volunteer for the experiment and they seem to work as promised. When Doctor Fraiser expresses some concern over their increased body temperatures they find however that once attached, the armbands cannot be removed. When Anise suggests SG-1 go on a mission to test the weapons in real combat, General Hammond realizes the extent to which they have been manipulated.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • The Tok'ra archaeologist Anise arrives at SGC, looking for humanoids without a symbiont to test her recent find from the extinct Atanik race, the bracelets with fabulous power to enhance the wearer's physical, sensory and mental abilities, which Goa'uld and Tok'ra searched for since centuries in vain, fearing them to be a mere legend. SG-1, except Jaffa Teal'c, gets the arrogantly imposed role of guinea-pigs, at first reluctantly, but all three soon enjoy becoming much stronger, faster, smarter... As Dr. Fraser soon fears, this comes at a price, not unlike substance addiction. Anise didn't even mention the virus which starts the effects, and it seems impossible to remove the bracelets, but the enhanced powers consume more energy then the human body can produce safely: their general health is bound to deteriorate dramatically. To the general's anger the Tok'ra now insist to use all SG-1 for an urgent mission on a planet where Apophis's forces must be countered after their infiltrators failed, clearly planned in advance. While SG-1 is there, Fraser and Anise conclude the body produces an antigen which counters the virus, thus undoing their enhanced powers, as they will find out during the dangerous mission...

    - Written by KGF Vissers

Synopsis

Anise, a new Tok'ra representative to Earth, approaches Stargate Command for help in testing some mysterious armband devices discovered amid the ruins of a distant planet...

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