Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Based on the information Vala gave them, SG-1 travels to the planet where Merlin may have hidden his secret weapon to defeat ascended beings. There they find an appropriately medieval ... See full summary »


Martin Wood


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Browder ... Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell
Amanda Tapping ... Lt. Col. Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Beau Bridges ... Major General Hank Landry (credit only)
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Claudia Black ... Vala Mal Doran
John Noble ... Meurik
Katharine Isabelle ... Valencia
Matthew Glave ... Colonel Paul Emerson
David Thomson David Thomson ... Antonius
Eric Steinberg ... Netan
Garry Chalk ... Colonel Chekov
Matthew Walker ... Merlin
Martin Christopher Martin Christopher ... Major Kevin Marks
Noah Dalton Danby ... Cha'ra (as Noah Danby)


Based on the information Vala gave them, SG-1 travels to the planet where Merlin may have hidden his secret weapon to defeat ascended beings. There they find an appropriately medieval village and learn that Merlin kept a library there. The locals have never been inside owing to a curse that on anyone who dares enter but SG-1 finds a way in. Once inside, they find a secret chamber that may reveal the location of the weapon. SGC meanwhile have located the Ori's supergate. Sam's attempt to get control of it is too late and four Ori make their way through. In the ensuing battle, much of Earth's fleet is destroyed and the future of several SGC members is left in doubt. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (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?


Meurik's wife was played by a contest winner. They cast her as the wife to ensure that she would remain in the episode and not on the cutting room floor. See more »


During the scene in which Mitchell is teaching village children to sword fight, a cell phone can be heard to ring in the background. See more »


Netan: Flying into our territory in an unmarked cargo ship? I didn't think you were that stupid.
Teal'c: I have allowed myself to be captured knowing that I would be brought before you.
Netan: Really?
Teal'c: I have come to seek the assistance of the Lucian Alliance.
Netan: I take it back. You're not stupid, you're insane.
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References SCTV Channel (1983) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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Very disappointing!!!!!!!!!
4 March 2019 | by angeladevillierSee all my reviews

I really do not understand why this episode was written this way. They fought a loosing battle with the Ori, that was commonsense. They should have waited until they knew they had something to defeat them with. I just think this episode was a waste and I'm very disappointed with the writers!!!! It's like the bad people are always winning!!!!! I don't like shows like this!!!

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