Dr. Lee is adapting a virtual reality chair for use as a training device. Teal'c thinks its current scenario is all too easy and agrees to work with them to make it more realistic. He ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
Amanda Tapping ... Lt. Col. Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Bill Dow ... Dr. Bill Lee
Andrew Airlie ... Dr. Carmichael
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Dan Shea ... Sgt. Siler
Dan Payne ... Kull Warrior


Dr. Lee is adapting a virtual reality chair for use as a training device. Teal'c thinks its current scenario is all too easy and agrees to work with them to make it more realistic. He enters the game scenario and is quickly "killed" at which point the chair shocks him. Lee says it must be part of its basic construct. As the scenario resets - it's an invasion of SGC by Goa'uld - Teal'c is repeatedly killed and shocked putting him in danger. The computer program is set up to learn after each scenario and the challenge for Teal'c increases at every turn. Daniel volunteers to enter the game as well to see if together they can find a way out. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

13 August 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Carter asks Teal'c if he has ever played Doom. He replies, "I play Def Jam Vendetta (2003)," for which Christopher Judge (Teal'c) supplies the voice of the main villain of the game, D-Mob. See more »


When Teal'c goes into the armory for the first time, the label on the door has it spelled "Armoury". The USAF would spell words, on their doors, in their bases, using American English not Canadian English. See more »


Dr. Bill Lee: We've been working on this chair for two years to make it a viable virtual reality training tool for SGC personnel.
Teal'c: You have failed.
Jack O'Neill: He's nothing if not honest.
Dr. Bill Lee: Well, I mean - I mean, maybe we could, er, it could use a little more work but...
Jack O'Neill: Can you make it harder... more difficult?
Dr. Bill Lee: Well, I mean, we can input, uh, the parameters for different scenarios, but the vast majority of the simulation array comes from the mind of the user. It- The programming is actually built by interfacing memories ...
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References Def Jam Vendetta (2003) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Deadly Game
20 June 2018 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

Teal´c is invited to assess the software of a Goa´uld invasion of the SGC using a virtual reality chair developed by Dr. Lee and his team for the training of the SGC military. Teal´c finds the game too easy and agrees to help Dr. Lee, interacting with the software to improve the game. However things go wrong when the software learns Teal´c´s abilities and reactions, successively killing him and resetting the game. When there is the risk of the real death of Teal´c, Daniel offers to participate the game to help his friend. Will they succeed to win the software?

"Avatar" is an entertaining episode of "Stargate SG-1" with Teal´c facing difficulties in the virtual world. The plot is too repetitive but the conclusion is good. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Avatar"

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